Film & TV

Aug 26, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality shows slowly shed viewers

Yet another less-than-enthusing night for many TV viewers. Nine again won in metro and regional areas, followed by Seven, the ABC and Ten. Nine's The Block Glasshouse was again

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Yet another less-than-enthusing night for many TV viewers. Nine again won in metro and regional areas, followed by Seven, the ABC and Ten. Nine’s The Block Glasshouse was again the most watched program, though numbers were down on Sunday night’s splash. It had 1.763 million national/ 1.191 million metro/ 572,000 regional viewers.

Seven’s The X Factor had a weaker outing last night, but in keeping with levels of the past couple of weeks. It had 1.680 million national/ 1.057 million metro/ 623,000 regional viewers. Eagle eyed viewers would have noticed that the program was again boosted by very solid support from regional viewers, like so many Seven programs have been supported this year and last. Think Home and Away, Winners & Losers, and Sunday Night. But that support didn’t help A Place To Call Home which was axed this year by Seven (even though it was the second-most watched Australian dram after Home and Away) because it skewed old. The X Factor skews to younger viewers, so it will survive, unless the producer asks for a higher format fee.

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