Feb 26, 2009

Last night’s TV ratings

The Winners ... The Losers ... News & CA ... The Stats ... Glenn Dyer's comments.

The Winners: Seven News was top with 1.427 million viewers, Australia's Got Talent at 7.30pm next with 1.370 million. Today Tonight was third with 1.339 million and Criminal Minds at 8.30pm on Seven fourth with 1.334 million. Nine's 7.30pm program, Farmer Wants A Wife averaged 1.184 million (think of it as a rural talent quest. It is interesting to see people a bit unvarnished). Nine News was sixth with 1.166 million and Seven's Gangs Of Oz was seventh at 9.30pm (which it won) with 1.162 million people. Home And Away won 7pm with 1.145 million for Seven in eighth spot. Next was A Current Affair, with 1.084 million. Tenth was Nine's 7pm repeat of Two and a Half Men with 1.065 million and 11th was Spicks and Specks at 8.30pm for the ABC with 1.050 million. Next was Nine's 8.30pm program, The Mentalist with 1.038 million and the 7pm ABC News was 13th with 1.033 million. The Biggest Loser at 7pm averaged 939,000 and House, 871,000 for Ten at 8.30pm.

The Losers: House at 871,000 isn't really good enough. Chandon Pictures at 9pm for the ABC, 431,000. If Spicks and Specks averaged 1.050 million (and is heading for its last season given the tiredness showing around the edges), then Chandon Pictures is a big dud, ratings or no ratings. Over 600,000 viewers left the ABC when it started after Spicks and Specks. That's a big vote of no confidence.

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  1. Melanie

    House may have dropped in ratings because the episode has been available for download for several weeks and those interested (like me) have probably already seen it. Likewise Chandon was screened ages ago on pay tv and was watched by those interested….It seems that generally the stuff that rates now is things that are domestically produced and not demographically associated with the etchnical savvy

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