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Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

News Corp's biggest Australian investor quietly leaves the building

News Corp's biggest Australian investor quietly leaves the building

There are plenty of pressing business matters that remain undiscussed at News Corp.

Retail recession leaves workers adrift on a sea of government indifference

Retail recession leaves workers adrift on a sea of government indifference

Retail chain Harris Scarfe going into administration — the latest in a long list of shuttered retailers — illustrates the cost of the government's do-nothing economic policy.

Love on the Spectrum maintains consistent figures through to finale

Love on the Spectrum maintains consistent figures through to finale

In a quiet summer night of television, news, reality programs and quiz shows brought in the highest numbers.

Good news for news programs

Good news for news programs

In an overall quiet summer night of television, news programs dominated the ratings, while The Chase Australia was the most watched non-news program.

Midsomer Murders gets an early summer bump

Midsomer Murders gets an early summer bump

Midsomer Murders completely killed it last night by being the most watched non-news program.

End-of-year ratings figures don't give networks much reason to boast

End-of-year ratings figures don't give networks much reason to boast

In an era of falling revenues and cost-cutting, the annual ratings numbers leave a lot to be desired.

In a quiet night of television, Seven gets its Just Desserts

In a quiet night of television, Seven gets its Just Desserts

News was again the big winner for the night, while digital channels experience their highest combined viewership figures yet for this summer.

You know it's a slow ratings night when the news wins

You know it's a slow ratings night when the news wins

Seven attracted 404,000 viewers with the AACTA Awards, but it was their news programs who were the real winners for the night.

GDP reveals crippled economy propped up by governments and exports

GDP reveals crippled economy propped up by governments and exports

Australia's economic growth rate declined in the September quarter, with only government spending and good fortune on iron ore prices propping us up.

Big finish for The Amazing Race

Big finish for The Amazing Race

Overall a pretty quiet night, though Love on the Spectrum continues to pull in solid figures.