Film & TV

Jun 5, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC drops the ball with programming

ABC's Wednesday night lineup used to be one of its best -- but ratings show viewers just aren't interested.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Steady as she went last night. Seven won the metros and regionals from Nine, with Ten third and the ABC fourth. With House Rules in the line up, it was always going to a good night for Seven. Ten’s MasterChef  Australia did OK, Offspring did well, but Nine’s When Love Comes To Town didn’t and is approaching Ten’s usual ratings standard for dud shows. House Rules again did extra well in the regionals, as you can see by the figures from last night — it had 2.211 million national/ 1.376 million metro/ 835,000 regional viewers, which was easily the highest regional figure last night. MasterChef Australia should have really topped the million viewer mark in the metros, but it didn’t. Still it had 1.1140 million national/ 828,000 metro/ 286,000 regional viewers. Offspring was solid for Ten with 1.095 million national / 827,000 metro / 268,000 regional viewers.

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  1. zut alors

    Even if one chooses not to watch Lilley’s ‘Jonah’ it’s impossible to dodge the regular promos of this mindless & offensive series.

  2. paddy

    TV can be such a frustrating medium.
    Last night (for instance) by *far* the best thing on the box was Daniel Auteuil’s glorious 2011 adaption of Marcel Pagnol’s novel The Well Digger’s Daughter.
    Naturally, since it was screened at 11.00pm and on SBS1, I guess it’s ratings would have made even channel 10 blush.
    But oh what a lovely film.
    Fortunately, it’s on their replay website.
    [http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/]

    Highly recommended: 5 paws.

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