Film & TV

May 12, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: singers and renovators keep viewers hooked

Ten's decision to pit MasterChef Australia against The Voice and House Rules was never going to end well for the network.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Nine’s night easily in metro and regional markets. Ten had a bigger All People share in metro markets, but not in the regions. ABC1 had more viewers in metro and regional markets, and the ABC easily beat Ten, and ended up third. For Ten, there was bad news — MasterChef Australia had a weak start to the second week of the new series. It was badly squeezed again and could only manage 1.076 million national/ 770,000 metro/ 306,000 regional viewers. It was the 10th most watched program nationally last night, but needs another 250,000 plus viewers a night to convince.

We saw a big voice on The Voice last night, but was it enough to win? Watch for the social media set to erupt while Jesse Berney remains in the competition. Just what Nine was looking for. The Voice had 2.683 million national / 1.894 million metro / 789,000 regional viewers. That was down a little from the return a week ago. 60 Minutes followed up with 2.198 million national/ 1.552 million metro / 646,000 regional viewers, and that was the night. Seven can have a faint smile after House Rules put in an OK performance (with strong support from the regionals). It had 1.711 million national/ 1.058 million metro / 653,000 regional viewers.  A Place To Call Home returned for series two last night and was pulled down by the weakness of House Rules. But it still managed 1.432 million national/ 865,000 metro / 567,000n regional viewers. It easily won the post 8.30 timeslots. It deserves more viewers.

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  1. peterh_oz

    Wouldn’t mind a breakdown of the Eurovision telecasts by hour – ie did they drop off as the voting went on (and on and on …)?

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