Film & TV

Aug 20, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a surprising viewer boost for Seven

Nine's night in the  metros and regionals. It was a less than enthusing night, except for the solid debut of The War That Changed Us on ABC at 8.30pm with 734,000 national/ 5

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Nine’s night in the  metros and regionals. It was a less than enthusing night, except for the solid debut of The War That Changed Us on ABC at 8.30pm with 734,000 national/ 505,000 metro/ 229,000 regional viewers. It demanded more. A fine production with good storytelling, using the soldier’s words from diaries and letters. I hope the ABC goes on to expand this technique to tell the story of the Western front, the desert campaign in Palestine and the great conscription battles back home from 1915-16 onwards.

Nine’s The Block Glasshouse topped the most watched lists with 1.713 million national/ 1.192 million metro/ 521,000 regional viewers. The program is in that part of the build this week that every owner builder has been through — the boring stuff with the occasional disaster to give you sleepless nights, but which for other people is totally boring. Who wants to know about your plumbing problems or cracked tiles, we’ve got a concrete pore tomorrow, or the hole in the backyard has just filled with water and mud! Been there, done that, don’t want to go there again.

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