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  1. why is it that channel 10 are the only ones who show on the epg when a show is going to over run?? constantly 7 and 9 have shows running overtime but their epgs say differently! i thought it was a rule to have the right times?

  2. I just have to say everybody watch Bones tonight! I am a major fan and tonights episode is my favourite…ever!!! Also I just wanna say that I’m really enjoying Stephen Fry In America. It’s a great show!!
    (BTW I’m not some 60 yr old that likes SFiA….I’m only 14 and I think it’s Awesome!)

  3. Harry i don’t think it’s as easy as that.. The last thing TEN wanna do is over expose their audience with cooking. I mean yes, it might do alright to begin with.. but in the end, it could damage their Masterchef brand.. They wouldn’t want that..

    And also, it’s always going to be a battle for ten to do well on a friday, because their key audience is out at the pub or doing stuff with mates.. Seven has programming which skews toward the older, who are all in on a friday night.. So in the end, that’s what it comes down to… (or at least that’s how i see it)

  4. Honestly TEN, grow up. Bring back a permanent weekly Masterclass. Not Masterchef, just Masterclass. After the success of Masterclass on Fridays during Masterchef, Im sure having a non mc edition of it will succeed. Its pretty much their only hope!

  5. George, Ten have tried older skewing first run drama with Medium and Law & Order, and they’ve tried female skewing reality with U.S. So You Think You Can Dance, as well as Simpsons and repeat movies. Fridays are just really tough because Ten’s younger audience is out and they are competing with AFL on Seven, NRL on Nine and older skewing British drama on the ABC…add to that the cricket on SBS and there’s not a lot of viewers left who would be interested in watching anything on Ten.
    Masterclass worked really well while Masterchef was on the air, but would it work without the interest of following the characters of the popular reality series? Also, is it overkill for the franchise?
    Someone also suggested that Ten play first run movies every Friday rather than repeats. While that is a great suggestion, unfortunately Ten do not own that many first run movies and there are 40 weeks of ratings to cover, remembering that they also have movies on Saturday before and after AFL. and this year they needed movies for a few Sundays as well.
    Fridays are really tough for Ten, just like the U.S. Networks with younger skewing audiences like Fox have the same problem. Ten can schedule older skewing shows like Law & Order, but because the older audience are not used to watching Ten they will always choose the ABC first…and by putting older skewing shows on, Ten are alienating any younger viewers who happen to be home looking for something to watch, so their younger demos will be terrible.
    I cannot think of anything else Ten can do that they haven’t already tried.

  6. OK i flicked over to GO! at half time of the footy. Dance Your Ass Off. OMG! I knew it was crap and didn’t want to watch, but i wanted to see how bad so kept it on for a bit. OMG. Really whoever came up with that shoudl hang their head in shame, whoever gave the go-ahead for it though should have their head checked. I’ve never seen somethign so terrible in my entire life. They had the fat people pole dancing and then were giving them comments like you really worked the pole well. I was in shock. Wow. That’s all.

  7. Woeful ratings for Ten last night. With the sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance starting in the US on September 9 (five days after season 5 finishes on Ten), Ten will have to think whether to show the series itself or sell the rights to Foxtel so the latter can show it via satellite, similar to American Idol.

  8. Maybe TEN could focus on a different demographic for Friday nights? They could skew older programming and try to get different advertisers for those slots so they can maximise their profits, because 16.2% is pretty darn sad for the nation’s 3rd largest network.
    Plus I’d like something other than Simpsons and a movie repeat to watch on a Friday evening. >_>

  9. Of course Ten was destined to fail last night. Last minute changes that are too late for printed guides always have that effect – no better example then when Nine was messing with their Tuesday nights at short notice all the time. With only two weeks to go now, they should have just left Dance on at 7.30 and redone Friday schedules from Sept 11 onwards.

    As for 7pm Project, Friday is as low as always. Still, as said before, 10 are sticking with it for the year and its better to have locally produced content on at 7pm rather than sitcom repeats.

  10. Tens friday night is awefull.Not much better than SYTYCD and still it gets 300 plus for 10.30 at night
    Come on ten bring something back to boost up Fridays
    for the tenth time Bring back master class

  11. You cant blame Rove for 7PMs ratings, the only people you can blame are the ones that appear onscreen, its based on their performance that people watch, judge and continue to watch. I like Carrie, I dont think Pickering or Hughsey should be on there.

    That figure for better homes and gardens in embarassing.. The movie did nothing for TEN, why dont they screen premiere movies, not old repeats that no-one knows.

  12. I suppose I can’t blame you Jed, despite Bewitched being older than me, yhe late Elizabeth Montgomery is a much better sort than the irritating Rob and Fast Eddie.

  13. great to see dond beat hs but looks like eddie’s growing in audiences as he won 3 out of 5 days this wk but i hope its only a short time like that cause andrew rocks over eddie everywhere and bhag is still rating big for 7.

  14. i have a source at Ten who told me the 7pm Project cost about the same as re-running US content. This is mainly cos the production cost is not that hight cos its live to air and has no editinng, one set…simular to a news service. As for its ratings, its tanking, but ten will risk airing friends, or will and grace, more simpsons and get even lower figures. ten are trying to build loyalty with its viewers.

    As for Rove, cant balme him, he doesnt actually produce the show, the company he owns does, he wasnt even in the country wen it premiered.

  15. Well that makes more sense. I’m one of those people who has been watching Bewitched on GO! Guilty as charged. Still doesn’t change the fact tho that Deal’s numbers have decreased. Just means it doesn’t mean Hot Seats numbers have improved.

  16. I thought as much. Ever since GO started Nines ratings coincidently improved. Does that mean that Eddie’s Hot Seat numbers include all those tragics watching Samantha twitching her nose at 5:30 on GO?

  17. Hot seat is offically the no1 gameshow on at 5.30. And its still increasing its lead as its now got 80000 viewers more than deal or no deal. also interesting is that nine news has gained ground on 7news. Its catching up in all markets, even perth and brisbane, which both loooove seven.I think that nine has really turned the tables on 7. It might be losing in everything right now, but over the last few weeks, nine has begun to become more of a threat to its rivals. It has had a boost in primetime, afternoon, news, morning tv, game shows and everything else. Could nine even overtake seven with its new tv station, GO!, boosting it’s ratings? Anythings possible.
    Seven, thursday was a crap night for you. put something good on!

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