Film & TV

Mar 18, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Ten back to the bottom

Nine and Seven had the lion's share of viewers, with Ten's audience departing with the end of the Grand Prix.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven’s night, but Revenge again faded and let Nine move closer as its mid-evening local hit Love Child again did well. Revenge (8.45pm start) had 1.189 million national / 768,000 metro/ 421,000 regional viewers. Love Child  (8.49pm start) did better — it was watched by 1.636 million national/ 1.065 million metro/ 571,000 regional viewers. That four minute start difference is a joke.

But it was a “tentpole” kind of night with the two big reality programs dominating. Seven’s My Kitchen Rules lifted sharply from Sunday night’s weakness, adding 400,000 viewers to average 2.463 million national/ 1.651 million metro / 812,000 regional viewers. Nine’s The Block hung in there and averaged 1.848 million national/ 1.255 million metro/ 593,000 regional viewers — but that was down from Sunday night’s big audience for the reveal episode, which is on again next Sunday night.

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