Against the might of My Kitchen Rules, this week the show rated a dismal 269,000. That made life nigh on impossible for new local series Mr. & Mrs Murder. Given the dire lead-in, its lift to 782,000 was extraordinary.
While numbers for Glee have also dropped in the US, the Australian audience has deserted it in droves -but they have also played weeks after their US transmission.
Moving Glee in only the third week of ratings comes despite TEN Programming Chief Beverley McGarvey talking up scheduling consistency, but the choices for TEN are clear cut: the new local product must be protected at all costs.
Glee will now screen next week at 7:30pm Tuesday on ELEVEN with the episode “Naked” with the men of McKinley shooting a (semi) naked calendar, and Rachel singing Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn.” The Office is now out of schedule.
In its place will be more Modern Family repeats, now the network’s equivalent of The Big Bang Theory.
If you didn’t catch it, TEN is also repeating Mr. & Mrs Murder at 4pm Saturday and 10:30pm Sunday.