Film & TV

Jan 28, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: unexpected flops at Nine and Ten

Event television isn't bringing in the viewers as expected over at the commercial networks.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Sunday: The Seven Network has easily won the first ratings clash of 2014 with My Kitchen Rules’ first episode of the year blitzing Nine’s first episode of the new series of The Block. In fact MKR beat The Block by more than half a million viewers in metro markets and more in the regions. MKR had 2.378 million national/ 1.671 million metro/ 707,000 regional viewers. The Block had 1.694 million national/ 1.143 million metro/ 551,000 regional viewers.

Nine was kept in the hunt last night by the  movie The Blindside from 8.30pm with 1.223 million national/ 843,000 national/ 380,000 regional viewers . Seven ran double episodes of Chicago Fire from 9.10pm, but it only rated moderately, attracting  864,000 national/ 541,000 metro/ 323,000 regional viewers. Viewers in Perth loathed The Block and loved My Kitchen Rules — Seven won that market by more than 16 points with a share of just over 40%.

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