Film & TV

Jun 30, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Sunday night football a disaster for Seven

Putting an Aussie Rules game on during Sunday night prime time proved to be a bad decision for Seven and the AFL.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

An easy win to Nine in metro markets as the The Voice Kids Australia stood out. Seven had a split night thanks to the Carlton-Collingwood AFL game which went live on Seven’s main channel in Melbourne and Adelaide, but not in Western Australia, Queensland or New South Wales, where where it was on 7mate.

The Voice Kids Australia had 2.296 million national/ 1.665 million metro/ 631,000 regional viewers. MasterChef had 1.306 million national/ 952,000 metro/ 354,000 regional viewers (and failed to get to a million metro viewers with House Rules absent last night). Nine’s House Husbands also did sort of OK with 1.243 million metro/ 914,000 metro/ 329,000 regional viewers. It too failed to reach the million viewers mark in the metros with Seven all but gifting the night in the metros with the AFL in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Seven’s A Place To Call Home got to 999,000 without Melbourne or Adelaide. They had double episodes last week.

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