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Sep 15, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother bombs for Nine

The figures were split again last night with Nine winning the metros and Seven winning the regions. Ten was a very weak fourth (now normal for a Sunday) in both -- its metro main channe

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The figures were split again last night with Nine winning the metros and Seven winning the regions. Ten was a very weak fourth (now normal for a Sunday) in both — its metro main channel share was 8.7% and just 7% in the regions. Back to the bad old days again, for one night at least. Ten just didn’t bother competing.

Nine’s The Block Glasshouse was the most watched program with 2.451 million national/ 1.695 million metro/ 755,000 regional viewers The live performance of The X Factor on Seven lifted slightly to 1.859 million national/ 1.202 million metro/ 657,000 regional viewers. Big Brother slid to just 906,000 national/ 645,000 metro/ 261,000 regional viewers. That’s what I call on the nose in regional markets, and well deserved.

The final episode of Anzac Girls on ABC from 8.30pm had 1.210 million national/ 817,000 metro/ 393,000 regional viewers and easily beat the first half of Big Brother. There’s a message there. The ABC has so far set a very high bar for WW1 storytelling and docos (The War That Changed Us). Will the commercial networks match that level?

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.0%)
  2. Seven (30.5%)
  3. ABC (17.4%)
  4. Ten (13.8%)
  5. SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (25.3%)
  2. Seven (23.0%)
  3. ABC (13.1%)
  4. Ten (8.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.6%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO, GO (4.3%)
  2. 7mate (3.3%)
  3. Eleven (2.6%)
  4. ABC 2, ONE (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) – 2.451 million
  2. Nine News — 2.073 million
  3. Seven News — 1.902 million
  4. The X Factor Live Performance (Seven) — 1.859 million
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.700 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.641 million
  7. ABC News  – 1.373 million
  8. Anzac Girls (ABC) — 1.210 million
  9. Rugby League 2nd Elimination Final (Nine) — 1.185 million
  10. The Last Days of Michael Hutchence (Seven) — 1.041 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) — 1.695 million
  2. Nine News — 1.368 million
  3. Seven News — 1.310 million
  4. The X Factor Live Performance (Seven) — 1.202 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.107 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.059 million

Losers: Ten. Why am I not surprised?Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.368 million
  2. Seven News — 1.310 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.107 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.059 million
  5. ABC News  – 866,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 435,000
  7. SBS World News — 204,000

Morning TV:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 333,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) – 272,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 250,000
  4. Insiders (ABC 176,000, 63,000 News 24) — 239,000
  5. Financial Review Sunday (Nine) — 145,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC)  — 144,000
  7. The Bolt Report repeat  (Ten) — 118,000
  8. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 116,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Foxtel Movies Premiere (2.8%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.4%)
  3. TVHITS! (2.1%)
  4. LifeStyle  (1.8%)
  5. Cartoon Network (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Red 2 (Foxtel Movies Premiere) — 97,000
  2. The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Arena) — 56,000
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy) — 54,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 53,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 51,000

*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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