Film & TV

Jul 3, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine gives up as Seven surges ahead

Nine's reliance on sitcome repeats shows it's out of ideas when it comes to new programming.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven’s night in metro and regional markets by a country (in the regions especially) kilometre or 10. Nine refused to compete after 7.30pm. Ten’s programming was far more interesting  to viewers — MasterChef (1.207 million national/ 896,000 metro/ 311,000 regional viewers) and Offspring (1.007 million national/ 746,000 metro/ 261,000 regional viewers).

Nine’s use of repeats of The Big Bang Theory last night reminded me of the network’s flogging of repeats of repeats of Two And A Half Men a few years ago when Eddie McGuire and other management heads had no new programming ideas.  Perhaps that’s being unfair to Eddie because the same group of programmers are still at Nine, with Dave Gyngell leading the way this time.

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