Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother a real bother

With less than a million metro viewers watching the set piece program each week of Big Brother tells us this one is on the nose with its core audience. In TV terms it is no longer a marquee attraction, it's just a peg propping part of the Nine tent on a Sunday evening.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The Glenn Dyer breakdown: A weakish night, but local content again trumped the downloaders and fans of overseas content, especially from the US and especially on Ten.

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab on ABC1 (set in Melbourne in the late 19th century) wasn’t anywhere near as strong as the Jack Irish telemovies, but still did 826,000 metro and over 1.2 million national viewers. House Husbands on Nine won the 8.30pm slot with just overall million metro and more than 1.5 million national viewers. That’s over 2.7 million people watching two locally-made programs versus just over 2 million watching the US programs on Seven and Ten.

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