Film & TV

Apr 3, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: bad luck for Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues deserved a much bigger audience than it got -- and it's Ten's fault.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven won the night from Nine, which did very well in Sydney and less so Melbourne, but lost Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth by big margins. Nine News at 6pm flogged Seven News by 90,000 in Sydney, 120,000 in Melbourne and 72,000 in Brisbane. Ten was fourth, behind the ABC. My Kitchen Rules had 2.421 million national/ 1.640 million metro/ 781,000 regional viewers.The Block had its best Wednesday night so far (and will be topped by the finale next Wednesday night) with 1.936 million national/1.366 million metro/ 570,000 regional viewers.  Mad as Hell (hosted by Shaun, ‘the bomb thrower’ Micaleff had 941,000 national/ 616,000 metro/ 325,000 regional viewers. Remember when Ten used to have programs like Thank God You’re Here and Good News Week — programs with a bit of zing and guts — and tried to entertain viewers? Those were the days, eh?

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