Film & TV

Jun 12, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: House Rules and nothing else

It seems the other commercial networks have all but given up in the face of House Rules.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven’s night, easily, as two hours of House Rules dominated the night with 2.391 million national/ 1.527 million metro/ 864,000 regional viewers. Seven won big in metro and regional markets, Ten was third (after a distant Nine) and the ABC was an equally distant fourth as its Wednesday night flops (Spicks and Specks and Jonah From Tonga) staggered onwards. Jonah From Tonga ended last night with a bit of tasering, which was a great image.

Nine’s line up last night looked very much patched together — three repeats of The Big Bang Theory (which kept Nine there or thereabouts) and then a new ep of that tired US hit, CSI. That’s a cost cutting line up if ever there was one. Ten’s MasterChef did ok (but down slightly on last week). It had 1.161 million national/ 847,000 metro/ 314 regional viewers. Eagle-eyed readers might notice that House Rules’ regional audience of 864,000 was bigger than MasterChef’s metro audience. Offspring was solid with 1.048 million national/ 804,000 metro/ 244,000 regional viewers. It’s not being supported as strongly by regional viewers as it is in the metro markets.

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