TV & Radio

Nov 21, 2012

Bolt beats Insiders, thanks to his defender Lachlan

The Bolt Report now attracts more viewers in total than Insiders on ABC TV does. It's been a good year for the right-wing ranter.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

With only an couple of episodes to go to the end the 2012 TV ratings season, right-wing ranter Andrew Bolt has had a good year. Oztam figures up to last Sunday show there has been a 11%-plus rise in viewing of his program on Sundays (the 10am broadcast and then the 4.30pm repeat) in metro markets. He’s done better this year than Insiders, where he used to feature before he was seduced by Ten to star in The Bolt Report.


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30 thoughts on “Bolt beats Insiders, thanks to his defender Lachlan

  1. NL

    All this proves is that hardly anyone wants to waste their Sunday watching TV?

  2. wilful

    seriously, who has time to watch a politics show on Sunday morning? The elderly only. young people are getting over their hangovers and middle aged people are busy with their kids.

  3. Scott

    I am 26. I simply have it set to record on my Set-Top box and watch at a more convenient time.

  4. Scott

    Ohh I meant Insiders. I’d gouge my eyes out before watching Bolt.

  5. floorer

    I’d love to know how truly accurate tv ratings are. Not particularly because of the programmes compared here but because there’s a lot of bilge on I’m told is popular.

  6. Buddy

    With so many others ways to view TV now, how accurate are ratings? I’ll frequently catch insiders on IVIEW for instance. As another commentor noted, they record and watch later. There must surely be a better way to determine viewing audience by now..!

  7. tonyfunnywalker

    you can also listen on radio as well.

  8. Holden Back

    I’m Insiders natural demographic, but stopped watching because there were so many sad tw#ts on it, spouting garbage. Shallow, and tediously partisan and ‘controversial’ with no substantial analysis of policy outside those terms. Better things to do with a Sunday morning.

  9. Cuppa

    Liberal popping of champagne over these results might be premature.

    Anyone not already firmly in the Liberal camp could not watch the ‘show’ without throwing up.

    So it’s unlikely to swing any more votes their way, no matter how earnestly Bolt tries.

  10. John P

    Blah, Blah, Blah to all those that question the ratings and watch on iview or listen on the radio. I watch Bolt on you tube and that isn’t counted as part of the ratings. So before you start carrying on, questioning the ratings have a think before you rant and make fools of yourselves. Fact is middle class Australia is sick and tired of the left and the GetUp crew trying to hijack the moral high ground, Bolt knows this and attracts the sensible silent majority who are sick of left wing nutters trying to ruin this country.

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