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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but the cricket

Seven rested The Beast last night, so instead of My Kitchen Rules eating its rivals last night, it was the second World Cup cricket semi final that devoured the opposition, setting up a big final on Sunday.  Nothing else mattered last night — Nine’s domination was complete. The coverage though from Star of India (part of the […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: comedy v drama

First let me apologise to everyone who didn’t watch Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell at 8.30 on ABC last night, or the program that followed, Stop Laughing This is Serious, which is the video history of Australian comedy. They were rotten programs, too funny, too interesting. So don’t watch again you ungrateful … More than a million […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR and the cricket mow down competitors

The Beast was let loose on a wedding last night. Will the bride and groom watch My Kitchen Rules again? It was a function to remember. All those willing food testers among the bridal party and guests! My Kitchen Rules again feasted richly with 2.221 million viewers, 980,000 more viewers nationally than The Block on […]

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Media briefs: SBS a minnow, says Turnbull … early deadlines at Fairfax … unsettling encounters …

Turnbull says SBS hardly earns any commercial TV revenue, so the networks should stop complaining. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine gets a look-in

Nine had a good old gloat this morning about its win last night thanks to The Block (how many treats, sorry threats?), the 6pm news and 60 Minutes. But what Nine didn’t say (naturally), that it was allowed to win by the generosity of Seven which isn’t running The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) on […]

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‘This is a complete joke’: Labor’s SBS estimates gotcha fizzles

SBS chair Nihal Gupta gave nothing away at yesterday’s Senate estimates, refusing to answer even the most basic of Labor’s questions.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but MKR

Oh, no, not The Beast story again? Yes, reader, I am afraid My Kitchen Rules ate the night’s viewing, again, with nary a sauce or a dressing of quality in sight. It had 2.013 million national viewers, more than 1.37 million metros and 637,000 regional viewers and that won the night for Seven. Seven’s Million Dollar […]

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Tips and rumours

Memories of Malcolm Fraser … disability conference controversy continues … a message that burns …

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Labor gunning for SBS chair in shock estimates appearance

The new chairman of SBS, Nihal Gupta, will come under fire from Labor Senator Sam Dastyari today regarding his donations to the Liberal Party and other matters. Will this be the beginning of the end of a very short tenure?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: The Block gives in

Hit the instant replay button for Tuesday and Monday nights, but widen the winning margin buffer. Here goes … buzzzz , The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) made an absolute feast of the ratings battle last night, eating viewers left right and centre to completely dominate the night. MKR ended with more than 2.3 million […]

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Media briefs: politics doesn’t sell … home of football? … freedom in fur …

The Australian Women’s Weekly’s Helen McCabe on why she put Margie Abbott’s weight-loss on the front cover. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine checks out

Another Tuesday night, another feeding time for The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules), another clean up for Seven in metro and regional markets. My Kitchen Rules managed to grab 2.344 million national and 1.567 million metro viewers. And it was no wonder Seven did it easily last night. Nine’s offering, apart from The Block which […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: back to reality for Ten

Kerthump! That’s the sound of Ten coming back to earth after the Sunday night boost from the final episode of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.  Hear that? It’s the high-pitched scream of triumph from The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) after it had eaten another Monday night’s offerings from Nine (The Block […]

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SBS ad averaging bill likely to be stymied in the Senate

Unless it can secure the support of the Palmer United Party, which is looking unlikely, the Government will not have the votes it needs to change the SBS Act to allow ad averaging.

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Beware the rise of tax ‘avoision’

Crikey readers discuss tax reform and other issues of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR rules the night

Same old story: cue the beast/monster (AKA My Kitchen Rules), this time with a record setting meal from WA, and the night is all over, although the final week of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here gave some cheek for Ten. My Kitchen Rules had 2.526 million national viewers, including 1.78 million in metro […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR returns

The Monster returned and My Kitchen Rules ate the opposition again, with more than 2.2 million national viewers, even though Nine’s The Block gave a bit of cheek with (I think) 12 room reveals last night for more than 1.3 million national viewers. It was pushed over to last night because of Monday night’s ODI […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: cricket rules all

While the Australia-Sri Lanka world cup cricket game yesterday afternoon and last night did it for Nine, we had another illustration of how cricket is really playing second fiddle at Nine. The network went to an NRL game between Penrith and Canterbury in Sydney and NSW markets yesterday from 3.30pm to 6pm. The World Cup […]

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Take a chance on me: Guy Sebastian a Euro disappointment

With so many talented musicians who represent Australian culture, why have our SBS overlords chosen a mainstream pop singer to represent us in Eurovision? Freelance writer and musician Chris Endrey explores the issue.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: NRL creeps up on MKR

The Monster that is My Kitchen Rules ate the night again with nearly 2.1 million viewers (including 1.433 million metro viewers), but there was a bit of cheek from the first NRL game of the year between defending premiers Souths and Brisbane. Souths flogged Brisbane 36-6 and Nine and its regional affiliate WIN can be happy […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: cricket gives MKR a scare

Nine broadcast the World Cup cricket  (One Day International Australia v Afghanistan) from Perth on its Gem digital channel and essentially cannibalised its main channel last night. This made the night atypical. Seven though won the night thanks to My Kitchen Rules (AKA, The Monster with 2.1 million national and 1.5 million metro viewers). Winter […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: 7.30 out-rates The Block

Cue the Monster and Seven wins the night again as My Kitchen Rules (2.3030 million national viewers) dominated TV viewing for yet another night. Seven won metro and regional markets and won the demos. Ten actually did better than Nine last night, even though it finished third and had fewer viewers, its rebound from the […]

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Ad hock: SBS having no trouble selling prime time

Managing director Michael Ebeid said SBS would struggle to fill 10 minutes of ads an hour — but Crikey’s analysis says otherwise.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven romps it in again

My Kitchen Rules (2.407 million national) was back in Seven’s schedule last night and that was the end of proceedings.  Seven won metro and regional markets easily as a result and scooped up the demos into the bargain. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (1.012 million national) lost viewers, but held up quite well […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: competitions thoroughly beaten down by MKR

Seven again rested the monster (My Kitchen Rules) and Nine, Ten and the ABC made hay, or rather their underfire programs tried to. So The Block did OK, but should have really done better with clear air! Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Shank Blank (sorry, Shark Tank) did OK, as they all […]

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