Week 43

By David Knox on October 19, 2009 / Filed Under Ratings 190

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  1. Superb October 26, 2009 at 10:35 am -

    Why are the digital channels not included in the ratings?

  2. Harry October 25, 2009 at 11:03 pm -

    Ryan, I think Ten should never have put TBYG rpts on before Idol, keep them for over Summer! As for Merlin, Im happy Ten are holding the eps for now, Merlin and MC are unstoppable duo and worked extremely well for Ten.

  3. ryan October 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm -

    ten really need to aim for the 25-54 demo on fri and sat night and dont even bother with aiming for 16-39. stations should take note that abc is pretty big on sats and we all know older people watch abc mostly, ten need to bring shows that aim for older people and stop trying to grab young viewers that aren’t even home. i would prob move talkin bout your generation repeats to sat nights and bring back merlin to sundays 6.30! ten now have 6 new eps of merlin to use.

  4. Craig October 25, 2009 at 9:20 pm -

    @MR – GO! is showing Season 1 of Seinfeld for the first time, why they didn’t start with S1 is any one’s guess?

  5. Allie October 25, 2009 at 7:03 pm -

    @Dave. There’s a lot of negative sentiment directed towards The 7pm Report for one very simple reason – it’s crap that doesn’t appeal to a wide audience, as its constantly dismal ratings demonstrate.

  6. lallaloo October 25, 2009 at 6:29 pm -

    Hey Hey is like 3 weeks old and there was No Need for endless repeats.

    It was Ok but did not deserve repeats. I am sure they will do another repeat, ‘and now for the final time, all 6 gripping hours together, for the first time and last time”

    As i said, I actually liked the 1st show but 9 has managed to make me hate it with over saturation.

    There can be such a thing of too much hey hey and they have stepped over than line.

  7. tasmanian devil October 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm -

    Sesame Street spin-offs seem to be popular at the moment. Last week it was Global Grover and this week Elmo’s World!

  8. MR October 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm -

    Whats the go with GO showing the finals eps of Seinfield yesterday and still running series
    Why not wait until ready to change and play out final eps then

  9. koverstreet October 25, 2009 at 4:39 pm -

    It’s only one repeat of each show that’s hardly flogging it to death. I missed it first time around and enjoyed watching it in it’s original slot. Really looking forward to Hey Hey in 2010.

  10. lallaloo October 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm -

    ha,ha crap ratings for the hey, hey repeat on Saturday – good. The Last Samurai would have rated alot better.

    And they are flogging it to death. I was into the re-union after it aired, now with all the “encores” it has mad me hate it.

  11. Andrew B October 25, 2009 at 4:09 pm -

    Agree with Bette’s line up for Ten Fri and Sat. Would do much better. I really think it is time the commercials rethink the idea of movies on these nights as well. If they were playing new to free to air movies then the story may be different.

  12. Dave October 25, 2009 at 2:58 pm -

    why is there so much negative sentiment towards 7pm Project? Granted it is not performing the sort of figures that it would like, but other than a very competitive slot (ABC news, Home & away, 1& a half dorks) it is offering something the others are not – a different format, genuinely trying to mix up news, comment, issues, comedy and water cooler viewpoints. If Ten replaced it with reruns of futuruma or simpsons or seinfeld of god help us the nanny, darma & greg – the knives would be out. It ain’t perfect, but in a culture still feeling the need to fill itself with americana and british period & crime thrillers, we could foster Australian talent, issues and voices – i think it should be applauded, not derided at any opportunity. It still has its problems, but many shows need time. Having worked in television, and in live broadcast, to produce 5 half hours a week live is not small feat. I am not a Rove fan or affiliate.

  13. Leigh October 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm -

    Why the different movies on Seven last night? Looked in the TV Guide today and it shows Toy Story 1 and 2 to air at 7pm and 8.40pm.

  14. koverstreet October 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm -

    Nine aren’t “flogging” hey hey it’s just the one repeat of show 2. And the horse is very much alive! I’m glad they edited out the bit with Harry at the end but a small edit was also made at the very beginning that I found curious,anyone know what it was??

  15. Johnson October 25, 2009 at 12:43 pm -

    Weekend Today jumped by 97,000 viewers from last week and soundly beating Saturday Disney. This could mean the end of cartoons on early Saturday mornings as we know it.

  16. bette streep October 25, 2009 at 11:42 am -

    Another low rating night last night – giving the ABC a rare win!

    But Nine/GO! win the week – thanks to 10 episodes of 2.5 men!

    I enjoy the 7pm Project – but viewers prefer unfunny American sitcoms instead.

    As for Fridays and Saturdays – TEN should try the following;-

    Friday – 7.30pm – 90210, 8:30pm Melrose Place, 9:30pm Supernatural
    Saturday – 6:30pm – Monk, 7:30 pm – Smallville , 8:30pm Psych, 9:30pm Law and Order 10:30 Dexter

  17. Craig October 25, 2009 at 11:37 am -

    OMG why is Nine flogging Hey Hey again? the horse is dead let it rest!

    Fantastic to see ABC fin Saturday night, good on them!

  18. Ben October 25, 2009 at 12:55 am -

    I have read comments about running The Office at 7pm on Ch. 10 since this site launched. When will the programming department finally give it a shot? Surely it can’t do worse than 7pm Project or the other experiments. I know of people of all demos that love The Office, especially 16 – 39 or whatever that one is, so not only do they have a good shot at getting the total viewers victory, they can also get that key demo aswell.

    90210 and Melrose is worth a shot on Fridays too, as is running a Glee replay before Idol. That’ll be a much better lead in on Sundays.

  19. David Knox October 24, 2009 at 7:02 pm -

    You won’t see it again. Edited out.

  20. lallaloo October 24, 2009 at 6:56 pm -

    They are flogging Hey Hey to death. Who seriously wants to see that Michael Jackson crap again. It wasnt racist, just very dated.

  21. Rutzie October 24, 2009 at 6:42 pm -

    I was going to mention that I thought The 7pm Project would quite possibly pull under 500k for the first time on Friday given ratings have been down this week. Who’s bright idea was it to get Charlotte Dawson in as a guest panelist. It looks like Ten have decided to experiment with it as Andrew G├╝nsberg is hosting all next week while Charlie Pickering is apparently on holidays. If the ratings somehow pick up next week I think this could be permanent.

  22. Harry October 24, 2009 at 6:33 pm -

    What about new simpsons on Fridays?

  23. matthew October 24, 2009 at 6:27 pm -

    7pm project down to 493,000

    wow can anyone remember has there ever been a lower rating show at 7pm?

    Whats ten waiting for? Take it out of its misery!

  24. kevin October 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm -

    Whoa!! A gigantic flop for TEN. I really wish they would play charmed again, that was my favourtie show in the world. And i cant believe they axed charmed and put it at 12 noon, why dont they do that to all the other crap show, stupid TEN.

  25. David Knox October 24, 2009 at 5:20 pm -

    There were two Hey Hey reunions. This is the first replay of the second reunion on Nine.

  26. lallaloo October 24, 2009 at 4:51 pm -

    Channel 9 are a disgrace.

    Take The Last Samurai off for put that friggen Hy Hey repeat on Again. What is it now the 4th repeat of this show. It is old news. Why not show the final of the Footy Show, or repeats of the best of Steve Vizard show: insert sarcasm.

    Man, any goodwill Hey Hey may have built up, Channel 9 has just destroyed. I mean how insulting, how stupid and lacking for entertainment do they think we are. I honestly can imagine anyone watching this repeat again.

    I didn’t mind the Hey Hey reunion but channel 9 has now made me despise it. Now it if does come back they have ****** me off enough to never watch it again.

  27. gerry October 24, 2009 at 3:53 pm -

    Any numbers for Catwoman that was on GO! Friday night? :)

  28. Andrew B October 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm -

    Spearman is over in a week or two anyway. Ten really need to come up with something different on Friday nights and re-engineer the night from the ground up. At 14.7% less say about 1% for ONE, they are almost half of ABC. Simpsons and 2 or 3 eps of Law and Order was doing better earlier this year.

  29. Amir October 24, 2009 at 3:30 pm -

    Ten really need to fix up their Fridays because it’s costing them the whole week. Horrible ratings for every show on that night.

  30. RichoTB October 24, 2009 at 3:16 pm -

    As for 7pm, its had more than enough of a chance. Why not broadcast The Daily Show in an edited format? It’d be worth a shot. And its obvious to everyone except Ten’s programming execs that reruns of The Office would be a better idea over the summer. The show is contracted to run through until season 7, and they have 100 episodes they could rerun. It has the potential to become what Scrubs and 2.5 men became for Seven and Nine, if they would give it a chance.

    What will Ten replace Neighbours with over summer? Another shot at Bold and the Beautiful? More aborted Bondi Rescue reruns? Jamie Oliver specials? The cupboard seems awfully bare.

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