Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Nine's win over the other channels last night was far more convincing than the Socceroos against Thailand.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Yet another win for Nine, boosted by a solid audience for the Australia/Thailand qualifier for the World Cup on Go which had 611,000 national viewers (and another 250,000 on Foxtel, making 861,000 all up, a respectable number). The Block was also second nationally and top in the metro with 1.55 million and 1.06 million respectively.  Seven buried its Hell’s Kitchen flop in two coded efforts over two and a half hours of flagging enthusiasm from 7.30pm -- the average was 803,000 for the first bit and 837,000 for what was coded as “Late”. Overall the 150 minutes of whatever it was called averaged 820,000. Nowhere near good enough for the money sunk into it.

Next Tuesday Seven returns 800 Words to the screen for the second time this year -- a repeat of what happened a year ago when it was brought back early and split across the end of 2016 and resumed with the return of ratings in February -- and the ratings slid. Desperate times at Seven and the end of 2017 is resembling the sagging end to 2016 for Kerry Stokes’ network. Shark Tank on Ten could only scare up 505,000 viewers nationally at 7.30pm, including just 394,000 in the metros. Shark Sunk! The House (the Tony gets smashed episode) averaged 798,000 for the ABC.

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