Film & TV

Sep 29, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother fails to keep its audience

A big win for Nine thanks to the dominance of The Block Glasshouse. It had 2.206 million national/ 1.546 million metro/ 660,000 regional viewers. Seven’s The X Factor Liv

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

A big win for Nine thanks to the dominance of The Block Glasshouse. It had 2.206 million national/ 1.546 million metro/ 660,000 regional viewers. Seven’s The X Factor Live Performance did OK in the metros, but again was boosted by strong regional support to finish second nationally with 1.718 million national/ 1.113 million metro/ 605,000 regional viewers. In the metros, Ten was third, with the ABC a close fourth, especially in the main channels. But in the regions, the ABC was a clear third especially in the main channels, from Ten whose main channel share was 8.3%, down from the 10.9% in the metros. Ten debuted a fast tracked US program, Scorpion (which was a hit last week on its first night out in the US last week) at 6.30pm -- it had 885,000 national/ 597,000 metro/ 287,000 regional viewers. Squashed by The Block Glasshouse and The X Factor. Two hours later, the second episode of the ABC’s thriller The Code had 904,000 national/ 584,000 metro/ 319,000 regional viewers. Big Brother had a very weak night at 9pm with 861,000 national/ 558,000 metro/ 303,000 regional viewers. Big Brother did beat Seven’s Castle, but The Code was in front for a while. The Monty Python special had 585,000 national/ 423,000 metro/ 163,000 regional viewers, which was more than OK for SBS. Network channel share:
  1. Nine (33.2%)
  2. Seven (29.3%)
  3. Ten (16.1%)
  4. ABC (14.2%)
  5. SBS (7.2%)
Network main channels:
  1. Nine (25.1%)
  2. Seven (21.7%)
  3. Ten (10.9%)
  4. ABC (10.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.5%)
Top digital channels: 
  1. 7mate (4.9%)
  2. GO (4.7%)
  3. Gem (3.5%)
  4. 7mate, Eleven (2.7%)
  5. ONE (2.5%)
Top 10 national programs:
  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) -- 2.206 million
  2. The X Factor Live Performance (Seven) -- 1.718 million
  3. Seven News -- 1.679 million
  4. Nine News --  1.647 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) -- 1.625 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) -- 1.589 million
  7. ABC  News -- 1.163 million
  8. The Code (ABC) -- 904,000
  9. Scorpion (Ten) -- 904,000
  10. Dr Who (ABC) -- 882,000
Top metro programs:
  1. The Block Glasshouse (Nine) -- 1.546 million
  2. Seven News -- 1.156 million
  3. Nine News --  1.146 million
  4. The X Factor Live Performance (Seven) -- 1.113 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) -- 1.032 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) -- 1.027 million
Losers: For us oldies, the Monty Python special on SBS took us back to the past, anticipating the dialogue and singing along. Some of it was dated, some updated and still funny, especially the Spanish Inquisition and the Argument skit (modern political discourse and internet trolling?). And another set of losers -- Swannies supporters, sobbing into our fading but still magnificent plumage, a bit like the Norwegian Blue.Metro news and current affairs:
  1. Seven News -- 1.156 million
  2. Nine News --  1.146 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) -- 1.032 million
  4. Sunday Night (Seven) -- 1.027 million
  5. ABC News -- 767,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News -- 507,000
  7. SBS World News -- 204,000
Morning TV:
  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) -- 325,000
  2. Insiders (ABC 202,000 + 75,000 on News 24 ) -- 277,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) -- 270,000
  4. Landline (ABC) -- 250,000
  5. Financial Review Sunday (Nine) -- 163,000
  6. Offsiders (Nine) -- 155,000
  7. The Bolt Report repeat (Ten) -- 133,000
  8. The Bolt Report  (Ten) -- 110,000
Top five pay TV channels:
  1. Fox Sports 3 (2.5%)
  2. Foxtel Movies Premiere (2.5%)
  3. Fox 8  (2.5%)
  4. TV1  (2.3%)
  5. LifeStyle  (2.1%)
Top five pay TV programs:
  1. The Hunger Games Catching Fire (Foxtel Movies Premiere) — 108,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 66,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) -- 64,000
  4. Golf: The Ryder Cup (Fox Sports 3) — 63,000
  5. Zapped  (Disney) — 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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