Nov 6, 2017

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

A bumper night just what the doctor ordered for the ABC while at seven The Wall continues to crumble.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven won last week -- even after Nine’s stunning success on Sunday night with the finale of The Block. Seven News did win Sydney at 6pm Monday to Friday, despite losing Friday. Last night Seven won the night, easily -- with Nine second in total people, but third in the main channels behind the ABC. Ten was a very distant fourth, again. Nine News was again very weak -- beaten in the metros by the ABC News and nationally as well. 

The doctors did it for the ABC. In fact it was the best night of the year for the ABC, with three of the top four programs on the night across the country -- including the Dr Blake Mysteries which is finishing its final season on the ABC with a ratings bang -- 1.32 million nationally last night and third. Doc Martin was tops with 1.48 million national viewers. Dr Blake will end with a telemovie next week and then depart for Seven, which is a bonus for that network. A strange call by ABC CEO Michelle Guthrie -- success earns the axe! ABC also had its best night in the regions and quite along time with Doc Martin tops with 487,000, then Dr Blake with 438,000, the 7pm ABC News was third with 420,000, Seven News was fourth with 418,000 and The Wall was fifth with 386,000. From 7.30 to 9.30pm the ABC was the most watched network across the country last night.

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