Film & TV

Mar 4, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Oscars bring in a win for Nine

Nine won yesterday across the country, thanks to its Oscars broadcast.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Nine won metro markets and regional markets and won them well. Yep, the Oscars repeat on Nine last night from 9.40 pm averaged 760,000 national/ 596,000 metro/ 164,000 regional viewers and pushed Nine well past Seven, which saw the gains from My Kitchen Rules frittered away by weak performances by the news, Home and Away and Revenge (which did well in its target demos). TheOscars live broadcast from 12.30pm had averaged 506,000 just in metro markets. News of the various winners saw that audience boosted in the repeated broadcast last night.

The Seven Network was hurt last night as its second tier programming faded badly.Revenge could only manage 1.252 million viewers nationally in metro and regional markets. Love Child on Nine averaged more than 1.8 million. Love Child in fact had had 300,000 more metro viewers and over 550,000 nationally than Revenge.My Kitchen Rules again lost its momentum from the past four weeks. Nine’s held or added viewers (as it did on Sunday night). Nine is now a real chance to win the week, especially with NRL games on Thursday and Friday night in Sydney and Brisbane, plus regional markets in NSW and Qld.

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