Film & TV

Sep 8, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: audiences fade away from reality TV

Nine's night in metros and Seven's in the regions as the audience again divided its preferences. Ten was fourth in both, behind the ABC. The Block Glasshouse dominated the nigh

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Nine's night in metros and Seven's in the regions as the audience again divided its preferences. Ten was fourth in both, behind the ABC. The Block Glasshouse dominated the night, topping the most watched lists in all markets. It had 2.234 million national/ 1.622 million metro/ 702,000 regional viewers. The live performance of The X Factor on Seven trailed badly with 1.868 million national/ 1.180 million metro/ 688,000 regional viewers (who again helped give the program a respectable set of figures). But the reason Seven remained in the hunt and did well regionally (besides the support for The X Factor and Sunday Night) was the performance of Castle at 9.45pm. It won strongly with 1.025 million national/ 667,000 metro/ 357,000 regional viewers. In the morning, Seven's Sunrise (the weekend edition this time) maintained its dominance over Today. Weekend Sunrise won by 95,000 viewers in metro markets. Today started its US trek this morning from New York. Will viewers notice? They had a hokey outside broadcast with a bunch of Australians, as the US morning shows in New York do. Tonight The X Factor reveals the votes for each finalist in what is a big development for reality shows of this type. To be consistent, it will have to continue this in other programs that use public voting -- but don't hold your breath. Network channel share:
  1. Nine (31.5%)
  2. Seven (30.7%)
  3. ABC (16.8%)
  4. Ten (16.2%)
  5. SBS (4.9%)
Network main channels:
  1. Nine (25.8%)
  2. Seven (23.6%)
  3. ABC (12.8%)
  4. Ten  (9.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)
Top 5 digital channels: 
  1. 7TWO (4.4%)
  2. Eleven (3.7%)
  3. ONE (3.2%)
  4. GO (3.1%)
  5. 7mate (2.7%)
Top 10 national programs:
  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) -- 2.234 million
  2. Nine News -- 1.943 million
  3. Seven News -- 1.917 million
  4. The X Factor Live Performance (Seven) -- 1.868 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) -- 1.749 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) -- 1.735 million
  7. ABC News -- 1.230 million
  8. Anzac Girls (ABC) -- 1.179 million
  9. Dr Who (ABC) -- 1.085 million
  10. Castle (Seven) -- 1.025 million
Top metro programs:
  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) -- 1.622 million
  2. Seven News -- 1.351 million
  3. Nine News -- 1.323 million
  4. The X Factor Live Performance (Seven) -- 1.180 million
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) -- 1.121 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) -- 1.120 million
Losers: Ten, again. The X Factor in metro markets -- no traction at all to build audiences numbers. The regional markets remain loyal.Metro news and current affairs:
  1. Seven News -- 1.351 million
  2. Nine News -- 1.323 million
  3. Sunday Night (Seven) -- 1.121 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) -- 1.120 million
  5. ABC News -- 809,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News -- 385,000
  7. SBS World News -- 175,000
Morning TV:
  1. Sunrise (Seven) -- 349,000
  2. Today (Nine) -- 354,000
  3. Insiders (ABC 212,000, 80,000 on News 24) -- 292,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) -- 254,000
  5. Landline (ABC) -- 223,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC) -- 139,000
  7. Financial Review Sunday (Nine) -- 134,000
  8. The Bolt Report (Ten) -- 128,000
  9. The Bolt Report repeat (Ten) -- 107,000
Top five pay TV channels:
  1. Fox Footy (5.4%)
  2. Fox Sports 1 (4.2%)
  3. Foxtel Movies (3.1%)
  4. Fox 8  (2.7%)
  5. TV1  (2.1%)
Top five pay TV programs:
  1. AFL: Port v Richmond (Fox Footy) --330,000
  2. NRL: Penrith v Auckland  (Fox Sports 1) -- 225,000
  3. League Central Sunday (Fox Sports 1) -- 151,000
  4. NRL: Newcastle v St George  (Fox Sports 1) --147,000
  5. Finals Footy on Fox (Fox Footy) -- 112,000
*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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