Film & TV

Dec 13, 2013

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a quiet night for all concerned

There was almost no original programming to be found on the main channels last night.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Thankfully the third Ashes cricket test starts today and will dominate TV viewing until the fresh Christmas stuff starts appearing from next week onwards. I say thankfully because, even though cricket isn’t everyone’s prime interest — at least it is fresh, live, moving TV (literally), compared to the pastiche of repeats, dud stuff and other programming flotsam and jetsam we have been subjected to in the past two weeks. Even Seven, which had fresh episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and The Amazing Race (US version), couldn’t raise interest from viewers.  Nine’s offering of fresh episodes of Getaway (the only time this former powerhouse moves back to the main channel is in non-ratings), Person of Interest and double episodes of CSI NY was weak, but not as weak as Seven’s offerings of former ratings winners.

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