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  1. @Tony, sorry you might not see this.

    neighbours ratings have levelled off a bit in the the past couple of months.

    Of course its too late in the year to change anything now, we have to wait to see what viewers returns in 2010.

  2. I know its quite sad but i have been watching Rock of Love and last night Ch 10 was meant to play the reunion show. I taped it till 2am but it wasn’t on. Can anyone tell me if it was on at all?

  3. Ten should get rove to make up a Rove best bits show where he pulls all the best segments from the 10 yrs on tv and puts them into a few shows. I would personally love to see the old years of rove.
    or either just replay a few seasons.

  4. @wamdue, yeah I know Neighbours scrapes into the top 20 most nights and
    wins it’s demo but my basic question remains, how low can the numbers go?
    Now if the ratings have hit bottom and bounce back that’s fine. But what if they’re
    in freefall?
    I mean at what point does your audience become so small that winniing your demo is meaningless?

  5. Very good night for Seven, with a seven point clear winning margin over its nearest rival. They cannot put a foot wrong lately.

    Totally agree about the two Getaway talking heads presenting awards at the ARIAs. What the hell?? Completely and utterly pathetic. as was the entire broadcast. Hands down the worst ARIAs I’ve ever watched, just awful and cringe provoking.

  6. on the ARIAS…

    Having Getaway presenters giving out awards was an absolute travesty. P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C.

    What the heck does bland and personality minus “Farmer Wants a Wife” host have to do with the music industry – enquiring minds want to know??? What next, let’s have Mike Whitney presenting an award at the AFI’s.

    Are we really that hard up for talent in this country that we have to use no talents, just talking heads without any useful application to present awards.

  7. @ Tony, that this is the first time Neighbours has been below 500,000 is very true, however it is the 19th best show of the day (pretty normal these days) and ahead of alot of the TEN network line up.

    Also for a non primetime TV show to be Top 20 I dont think is bad going, whilst it will always win the demo, maybe due to the lack of competition in the timeslot but they win it none the less.

    Year on Year ratings are problematic however.

  8. @Faik:
    I actually didn’t mind Carrie hosting the 7PM Project. For her first shot at it it was pretty good. That being said, there’s a lot of improvement to be made, but last night’s show was fairly enjoyable IMO. Having Kerry-Anne and Julian co-hosting made the Friday show very relaxed and a lot more fun than having Dave/Charlie.

  9. Friday’s 7pm project was terrible. please never let carrie host the show on her own ever again. Its going to be tedious few months if 7pm does not get numbers of around 850 000 consistently.

  10. Lord, ACA tanked last night, with only 820K nationally. Today Tonight beat it by almost 400,000. Terrible performance! Neighbours continues to be flatline, less than 500K nationally is shameful, really very bad. Does it have a particularly boring storyline at the moment? Viewing figures for Day One of the First Test weren’t exactly stellar. I predict the ratings for cricket are going to crash and burn this season, due to the poor form of the West Indian team.

  11. Oh Lord how low can the numbers for Neighbours go? They finally crashed through
    to below 500K. Strangely this particular ep. was one of the best I’ve seen. The Libby/Dan break-up spotlights the four best actors on the show (Kym Valentine, Brett Tucker, Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodbine) and had me gasping. Ofcourse this may be the basic problem. These actors ages range from 32 to 51 and any story involving divorce, therapy, surrogacy, miscarriages, sexual jealousy and inadequacy is probably not going to appeal to your average teenager.
    Now I know that with the river of gold from the UK they’re not going to axe the show.
    Also they’ll be hoping for a bump with the 25th Ann. but if the numbers continue this slide how long before they move it back to four in the arvo?

  12. @Johnson & Alison, i was referring to Gabriella Cilmi in 2008. Her debut single ‘sweet about me’ went #1. And that’s the only thing she’s ever released that had any success. And she was awarded 6 ARIA awards for one song, one terribly annoying song. Don’t think Jessica Mauboy should have won all she was nominated for but she’s at least had 5 top 20 songs. The ARIAS has a credibility problem as it is, the running of the awards show only adds to this.

  13. No surprise here: Pirates of the Caribbean beat Die Hard 4.0. If Ten’s early evening line-up rated better, the margin between the two blockbusters would have been closer.
    @Jed and Alison: it was Delta Goodrem who won 7 ARIA Awards in 2003. She was nearly 19 at the time and having chemotherapy to treat her cancer. She wore a wig to the event (she lost her hair as the result of chemotherapy) and cried when Darren Hayes sang her No.1 hit Lost Without You live on stage.

  14. Like many other Rush fans – glad to see it do well ratings wise last night. I was unable to watch it last night – but taped it – can’t wait to watch it tonight. Very disappointed to see ARIAS scheduled on a Thursday night – hence loss of viewers – I am a fan of Australian music – but would tape Rush over it as it’s my fav show!!! Go TEN you have done well this year!!!

  15. Impressive result for Rush and The Amazing Race, both holding their audience over 2 hours, especially for Race seeing it finished at 11.30.

    Looks like Seven have locked in a win in 18-49 for the year, which will probably be consolodated by thier movie premieres tonight and tomorrow.

  16. Amazing season finale of Rush last night. The only cop show and Australian drama that I watch. The show is made so well, what really makes the show is the background stories to the characters lives. I am disappointed that its numbers went down during the second half of the season, as in the first half it was getting numbers of 1.1- 1.3 million. Glee was also fantastic last night! Thursday nights on Ten are great!

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