Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: curse of the Murdochs as Ten being strangled

Ten is sinking in the ratings after holding onto dud performer American Idol.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Call it the curse of the Murdochs, call it bad luck, call it bad management, but whatever the reason, the Ten Network is being strangled by the dud performance of the Murdoch family TV production arms, Shine and Fox. Last night was yet another chapter in this sorry story for 2013. American Idol, the flagship in the US for Fox, has been an unmitigated disaster for Ten here. It averaged just 329,000 metro and 437,000 national viewers last night. When it started it was getting more viewers in the metro markets than its national audience last night.

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