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Saville’s shout: colonial cricket … earning a beer … tasting notes …

England, Australia and England seem to be picking on other cricket-playing companies. Plus how long does it take to earn a beer?

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iSentia index: SPC, the ABC and KP get Australians talking

A busy week in Australian politics, with the government copping as much angry rhetoric as it gives out.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: good riddance to summer programming

The ABC’s big guns and the commercial network’s best shows are back from holidays and ready to do battle in the ratings.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine’s audience numbers continue to dive

Not even the T20 cricket could stop the My Kitchen Rules juggernaut.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block flops

The Nine Network has backed a very expensive turkey, with the new season of The Block failing to attract an audience.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: unexpected flops at Nine and Ten

Event television isn’t bringing in the viewers as expected over at the commercial networks.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Sports boost news audiences

The marathon stretch of cricket and tennis is nearly over — thank goodness.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: all sport, all the time

Slim pickings for un-sporty viewers last night.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: cricket soothes Nine’s stock market pain

The Australian cricket team’s best performance in years caused a much-needed ratings spike for Nine.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Cricket the best bet for viewers

Cricket skewed last night’s audience numbers, although there wasn’t much else on.

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How Cricket Australia is failing the punters

Crikey readers talk cricket, the latest Essential poll and the other great silence surrounding abortion.

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iSentia index: apologies, Gonski and the Ashes

The niche is the new mainstream in Australian media, as newspapers pick their battles more openly.

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ABC on a sticky wicket with online broadcasting rights

Cricket Australia’s decision to host audio streams of match commentary in a paid app left many cricket fans and loyal ABC listeners furious. But as Crikey Intern Virginia Millen writes, it comes down to money, not history.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: cricket no match for the Doctor

While the thrilling finish to the first Ashes test brought in much-needed revenue for Nine, another (time) travelling Pom kept viewers hooked on the ABC.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine breathes easy as cricket brings in viewers

The Ashes cricket tests will be a guaranteed earner for cash-strapped Nine, particularly if the Aussies manage to put up a fight.

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Media briefs: success in online news … nameless and shameless … JFK 50th anniversary

The Courier-Mail is still determined to not name English bowler Stuart Broad — even when writing a story about him. Plus other media tidbits.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven still on top as non-ratings season approaches

It’s that time of the year when current affairs and fast-tracked drama programming is retired in favour of cricket and animal documentaries.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine and Ten fight back

Seven was forced to release its grip on Australian audiences due to programming changes with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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iSentia: Abbott front of mind in all media

For the first time since the election, we have the traditional top three of PM, Opposition Leader and Treasurer in media mentions.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings — facts beat entertainment on a serious Sunday night

Current affairs programs were the big winners this weekend, while Nine’s ratings plummet thanks to poor programming.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: not even Hamish and Andy can help Big Brother

Nine continues to rely on the cricket to bring in viewers, as Big Brother’s audience shrinks.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother continues to tank, high hopes for Mr Selfridge

Channel 9 has brought in Hamish and Andy’s Asia Gap Year to boost Big Brother ratings, with limited success.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality TV out, cricket and news in

Nine was the big winner on the weekend, despite poor ratings for Big Brother and a late start on election coverage.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers abandon reality TV

News, soaps and even the cricket outrated Big Brother and Masterchef, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

That big drop from the first to the second session tells us that Test cricket from the Old Dart in winter is really a one-session wonder because of the time difference — although if Australia was near winning the series in a later Test late at night, the audience would be higher.

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