Film & TV

Jun 25, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven romps it in as Nine gives up altogether

House Rules continues to be a ratings winner, and the other commercial networks aren't even trying to compete.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven’s night in another overwhelming win led by House Rules. Nine ran stone dead — two repeats of The Big Bang Theory and the finale of the appalling When Love Comes To Town (the viewers depart). Ten easily won third spot with the ABC a distant fourth. So dead was Nine’s line up that Ten’s main channel offering beat Nine’s in Adelaide and Perth. Nine knows that a decision night (elimination) or reveal episode on House Rules is all but impossible to top, especially with The Voice cut back to one episode a week. In fact, Seven had big wins in both the metros and regional markets, thanks to Nine’s strategy of not contesting the evening. Ten was a solid third in both and the ABC a weak fourth. It was the second big victory by Seven this week.

At 6pm Nine News had another solid win, thanks to big winning margins in Sydney (113,000) and Melbourne (94,000). Seven News won Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. In the morning Nine’s Today had another less than stellar morning with yet another sub-300,000 metro audience. That was nothing to write home about. Seven’s Sunrise was on 351,000.

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