Film & TV

Mar 26, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a terrible night for Ten and pay TV

The double-whammy of The Block and My Kitchen Rules meant there was very little audience share left over for other channels.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven’s night as Resurrection blitzed the night on its debut (yes, it’s a spooky US series, but that’s what is the big idea in US TV is at the moment). It had 2.820 million national/ 1.911 million metro / 909,000 regional viewers last night, a very strong start. Seven clearly won all metro markets (including Melbourne where it has been very weak this year) and won regionals as well in convincing fashion. Seven rested Winners & Losers (its back later in the year) to put the short run Resurrection into the Tuesday night slot — it boosted viewing on Seven last night by around 1.5 million people.

But will it last? In the US it started two Sunday nights ago and topped the night with 10.8 million viewers but fell last Sunday night to 9.22 million. It was the most watched program on both nights. Australian viewers are quick to abandon popular imports — just look at the way Homeland, ElementaryNCIS (Ten), Sherlock (Nine), The Blacklist, Downton Abbey and Revenge have faded after very solid starts. It added to the solid performance of the elimination episode of My Kitchen Rules. which had 2.566 million national/ 1.721 million metro/ 845,000 regional viewers. Nine’s The Block was left behind as usual, because it’s not a key night in the program’s week. It averaged a still very solid 1.930 million national/ 1.341 million metro/ 589,000 regional viewers.

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  1. John Newton

    Is no one going to comment in the now despicable Quentin Bryce – soi disant Republican – accepting a Dame Twankey? Shame Bryce Shamr. your refusal would have sent a loud message to this antediluvian government

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