Film & TV

Mar 10, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR goes stale, driving viewers to Nine

Have viewers had their fill of competitive cooking shows?

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven’s night, closeish over Nine (and a scare with My Kitchen Rules losing to The Block in metro markets ). Ten slumped again to one of its five lowest main channel shares — 6.7% in metro markets. It is the third very weak Sunday night in a row (the first was a share of 6.4%, the record low).

On Seven, some solid stories including another stunner on brain injury and contact sports and the ratings improve as viewers return. A very simple message there for Seven, making it easier to understand why the network has abandoned Corby (saving itself money and more punishment by viewers). Sunday Night had 1.999 million national/ 1.297 million metro/ 702,000 regional viewers —  That’s up more than 200,000-300,000 viewers on last week. It beat 60 Minutes with 1.760 million national/ 1.201 million metro/ 559,000 regional viewers. Seven was helped by a rise in the audience for Downton Abbey — 1.615 million national/ 1.081 million metro/ 534,000 regional viewers. It easily beat Nine’s fading Fat Tony (which is a shadow of the original Underbelly) which had 1.335 million metro/ 941,000 metro/ 394,000 regional viewers.

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3 thoughts on “Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR goes stale, driving viewers to Nine

  1. Bill Hilliger

    Ten at(6.7%), SBS ONE at(5.4%) won’t be long now Ten will have won the race to the bottom rating.

  2. klewso

    “Not good enough”?
    What good is having your own TV station, if you can’t partake of the generosity of share-holder funds, with a bit of self-indulgence, to luxuriate your ego and penchant for politics in something as manifestly vainglorious as “The Blot Report”?

  3. Bill Hilliger

    Some say on last count 134 people watched the blot report. And that was considered a good count for the night.

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