Dec 3, 2012

Talking TV turkeys: Ten’s failure won for the books

The 2012 television ratings year -- which finished over the weekend -- produced some unmemorable bombs. But there was no bigger turkey than Lachlan Murdoch's Ten Network.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

At long last we can give Ten an award for its performance in 2012. Official ratings are over for the year and Ten easily claims the biggest turkey title.

Ten’s 2012 ratings review summed up its performance like this: “Local productions deliver strong results, led by MasterChef, The Biggest Loser and Offspring.” Not a mention of the late-year ratings collapse and losses. (Of course, Nine’s report didn’t mention the debt for equity deal that stopped the network from imploding, while Seven’s release missed the big fall in the Seven West media share price.)

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One thought on “Talking TV turkeys: Ten’s failure won for the books

  1. klewso

    “Charnel 10 – Baby ‘doch’s Playschool”?

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