Film & TV

Jul 11, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: World Cup finals steal viewers from Sunrise, Today

A strange day of TV, with MasterChef coming up trumps and Clive Palmer storming off 730.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Ten's night really, even though it didn't win (Nine did, with Seven, weak and not looking all that flash in third place) in the demos or in All People. Ten was second in under 55's and 25 to 54s because of the solid effort of MasterChef Australia -- 1.578 million nationally, one of the highest if not the highest of the year so far -- 1.156 million watched in the metros and 422,000 in the regionals, which was much higher than normal). Nine won the metros and the regionals (closely). Ten was third in both and the ABC fourth. At 6pm Nine News gave Seven News an absolute hiding in Sydney, winning by a massive 171,000 (how long can that be tolerated?) In Melbourne the margin was a solid 90,000, while in Brisbane it was a skinny 156,000. Seven News won Adelaide and Perth. The Time Of Our Liveson ABC1 at 8.30pm continues to grab an OK audience -- last night it was 888,000 national, 608,000 metro and 280,000 regional viewers. But the storyline belies the title -- they are not having the time of their lives in either meaning -- it's pretty grim going at time. When is someone going to break free and have a fun episode that families do have? Yesterday morning's semi final between Argentina and the Netherlands outrated the previous morning's massacre by Germany of Brazil. 722,000 people watched around the country from 6am to just before 8 am, up from the 670,000 the morning before. In metro markets 572,000 watched, up from 511,000 (regionals saw 150,000 watch against 109,000 the morning before). That had real impact on the ratings of Sunrise (down around 60,000), Today (roughly the same) and News Breakfast (around 15,000). Monday morning's final will have a similar impact, although its the first day back for many schools. Sunrise saw its metro audience fall to 285,000 yesterday morning, while Today sank to 242,000. Network channel share:
  1. Nine (27.6%)
  2. Seven (26.6%)
  3. Ten (22.5%)
  4. ABC (17.4%)
  5. SBS (16.1%)
Network main channels:
  1. Nine (19.9%)
  2. Seven (18.8%)
  3. Ten (16.1%)
  4. ABC  (12.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)
Top 5 digital channels: 
  1. GO (4.6%)
  2. 7mate (4.0%)
  3. 7TWO (3.9%)
  4. Eleven (3.4%
  5. ABC2 (3.3%)
Top 10 national programs:
  1. Nine News -- 1.751 million
  2. MasterChef Australia (Ten) -- 1.578 million
  3. Seven News -- 1.477 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) --1.386 million
  5. 7.30 (ABC1) -- 1.222 million
  6. ABC News  -- 1.198 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) -- 1.109 million
  8. The Checkout (ABC1) -- 1.107 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 -- 1.101 million
  10. The Footy Show (Nine) -- 1.090 million
Top metro programs:
  1. Nine News -- 1.178 million
  2. MasterChef Australia (Ten) -- 1.156 million
  3. Seven News -- 1.122 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 -- 1.101 million
  5. Seven News /Today Tonight -- 1.012 million
Losers: Clive Palmer for deserting Sarah Ferguson in her half hour of need last night on 7.30. What I liked about the interview was the absence of the fawning stuff we have had from some other media profiles/interviews.Metro news and current affairs:
  1. Nine News -- 1.178 million
  2. Seven News -- 1.122 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 -- 1.101 million
  4. Seven News /Today Tonight -- 1.012 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) -- 921,000
  6. ABC News  -- 809,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) -- 781,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News -- 664,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) -- 610,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) -- 393,000
Morning TV:
  1. Sunrise (Seven) -- 285,000
  2. Today (Nine) -- 242,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) -- 192,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) -- 114,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC1,  61,000 + 33,000 on News 24) -- 94,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) -- 52,000
Top pay TV programs:
  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) -- 84,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox 8) -- 76,000
  3. Coronation Street (UKTV), Criminal Minds (FX) --54,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) -- 50,000
  5. Sterlo (Fox Sports 1) -- 49,000
*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

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One thought on “Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: World Cup finals steal viewers from Sunrise, Today

  1. zut alors

    The Palmer walkout : yet another reason to add to the long list for retaining Ferguson in the 7.30 chair permanently. Even Tony Jones can’t puncture Palmer’s hide to that degree with his questioning.

    Ferguson revealed the real Clive Palmer who found he couldn’t maintain his usual bluster and ducking/weaving under sustained inquiry.

    I particularly liked the way Ferguson apologised at the end of the Greg Hunt interview in suggesting the audience was now none the wiser & it was possibly her fault. We all knew it wasn’t.

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