Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

A night to forget if you were not into renovations or stupidity. The renos of course refer to The Block Glasshouse on Nine. Stupidity of course refers to Big Brother, also on Nine, and also to The Bachelor on Ten. SBS offered lots of food, ABC 1 offered not much but the charming The Dreamhouse which ended last night. A classier story and house compared with what BB is presenting to us nightly — less tack, more fact and heartfelt honesty.

The upshot is that Nine had a big, big win last night. The Block Glasshouse had 1.847 million national/1.283 million metro/565,000 regional viewers, while BB had 1.240 million national/881,000 metro/359,000 regional viewers. End of story for the night.

The Bachelor on Ten had 869,0000 national/646,000 metro/243,000 regional viewers. In the race to the bottom, BB is leading, which is not that fair because The Bach is the pits — a fluffed up meat market.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.6%)
  2. Seven (25.3%)
  3. Ten (17.7%)
  4. ABC (17.7%)
  5. SBS (7.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.7%)
  2. Seven (15.4%)
  3. Ten (12.6%)
  4. ABC 1 (11.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 7TWO (5.4%)
  2. 7mate (4.5%)
  3. GO (4.2%)
  4. ABC 2 (3.2%)
  5. Eleven (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 1.847 million
  2. Nine News — 1.488 million
  3. Seven News – 1.264 million
  4. Big Brother (Nine) — 1.240 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.229 million
  6. ABC News — 1.136 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) –1.126 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC1) — 996,000
  9. Nine News 6.30 — 980,000
  10. Seven News/Today Tonight — 925,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 1.283 million
  2. Nine News — 1.034 million

Losers: Um, us viewers. ABC 1’s Silk went all earnest on us, and became boring. The TV atrocities were again on display — BB on Nine and The Bach on Ten. I just want The Bach to stand up and say, “That’s it, I’ve had enough, I’m running away to the circus (hang on, that’s Big Brother, am I that mad?)”Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.034 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 980,000
  3. Seven News – 957,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) – 957,000
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 925,000
  6. ABC1 News – 770,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 655,000
  8. The Project 7 pm (Ten) — 562,000
  9. Ten News — 534,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 446,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 374,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 321,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 173,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  64,000 + 52,000 on News 24) — 116,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 109,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 57,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.9%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.2%)
  3. Nat. Geo (2.0%)
  4. TV1 (2.0%)
  5. UKTV (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 82,000
  2. Outlander (SoHo) – 67,000
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy) – 65,000
  4. The 100 (Fox8) – 63,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) – 61,000

*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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