Film & TV

May 23, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a lacklustre night for all

Thursday nights are becoming a programming dead zone, if the last two weeks are anything to go by.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Bad luck Lisa Paton, but you are a star for the way you conducted yourself on Million Dollar Minute. It had 1.176 million national / 740,000 metro / 436,000 regional viewers. Apart from that sadness, it was the night the networks forgot. Except for Call The Midwife and a bog standard 7.30 on ABC1, it was a not very edifying night for viewers.

Ten did better because it programmed two hours of MasterChef — a cook-off  and then a masterclass. The cook-off first part of the program rated more highly with 1.218 million national / 870,000 metro / 348,000 regional viewers. The second half averaged 868,000 national/ 629,000 metro/ 239,000 regional viewers until 9.40pm. Call The Midwife on ABC1 had 1.271 million national/ 840,000 metro / 381,000 regional viewers.

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2 thoughts on “Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a lacklustre night for all

  1. paddy

    I can’t believe you left out the “highlight” of last night’s viewing Glen.
    Tony Jones on Lateline, interviewing a “writer” on the important issue of Jesus, the historical figure.
    I’m never sure what to think when someone poses the question.

    What would Jesus do?

    But I suspect last night, he’d have bricked the tele.

  2. Steve

    Glen, you missed the viewing highlight of the week, Fargo on SBS. Television that moves at a pace that doesn’t assume a 30second attention span.

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