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  1. 100 day battle between Deal or No Dean and Hotseat. Deal has won 97 days while Hotseat has won 3. Deal has not been looking good for the last 4-5 weeks, while Hotseat has lost it for the last two. Also the total viewers of these shows has dropped by 300000 from the peak of 1.6million. But how accurate can the figures be in real number not just gotten from the ratings devices.

  2. Those AFL figures in Syd/Bris were harsh, though not surprising. I don’t know why they don’t show NRL games in other cities … I mean 9 could sell it to 10 in Melb/Adelaide/Perth … couldn’t do much worse then they are doing now on a Friday night …

  3. Hey David, any idea how the new SBS garden show rated on Thursday night? It did well on its first week (despite lacking focus), but this week it wasn’t mentioned.

  4. I hate ten news on weekends!!!! we go from about 35-40 mins of real news during weeknights to about 10-15 mins or crap news on sats and sundays!! its pathetic! ten news needs to go for an hr on sat and sun and have the same format at weeknights! im sure this would bring back viewers! its pointless watching ten news on wknds!

  5. The 7pm Project must surely be pronounced dead soon. Ten can’t afford to underwrite something that is performing so badly. It has not caught on with its target audience and it is unlikely that it ever will. Under 600,000 nationally for a Friday night? Horrible numbers that cannot be tolerated much longer by the network. The concept and execution of this show is flawed. It is neither entertaining or funny. Back to the drawing board for the troubled 7pm timeslot, I’m afraid.

  6. Friday was a slow day for TV in the Metros. Neighbours ahead of H & A, the show it’s compared to. Now, that doesn’t happen too often. Poor George Gently couldn’t crack the million. LOL.

    David, as Stateline is a State based show, different in each market, why would OZTAM combine the figures?

  7. What has happened to Ten’s news? A previous contributor suggested maybe it was work related, could be. Long gone is the 35 hour working week for city folk. Many now count themselves lucky to leave the office by 6:30 ish, by that time the Ten news team would be on their 3rd drink at least down at their local.

  8. Safe to say 7pm Project won’t be back next year. It was a good idea with faulty execution…Hungry Beast is likely the show to watch as a potential Australian “Daily Show”.

  9. Nothing will ever cut into 7news for me. It takes priority over anything at 6pm. 10 had news at 6 for a long time and over all did very very badly to 9 (even 7 was a long way off). 10 have established a 5pm news service and been there for like 10 years or more (?). They have tried 7pm news in the Summer and it did not work up against ABC (I’m guessing any commercial newscast up against ABC would and has failed). I don’t even know what the 7pm Project is meant to be, I know what they said, but it’s all over the place. 45sec-1min interviews???? WTF why bother. How can anything get asked in that time? Everybody knows the 7pm time slot needs fixing and 10 has a chance here to do something.

  10. Huge audience for the AFL elimination final in Adelaide (290,000 in a city of population 1.1 million, on a top of a crowd of 50,000 at the game) and the NRL in Sydney (510,000 is the highest-rating Friday night game in the city this year) that saw St George Illawarra becoming minor premiers. Ten did OK with the movie but not the finale of SYTYCD US season 5, which reinforces my argument that Ten could sell the rights to SYTYCD US season 6 to Foxtel, so the latter could shown it live via satellite, similar to American Idol. Season 6 begins next Wednesday in the US. Nine could still win the week, but it will depend on the performance of the AFL final on Ten (especially in Brisbane and Sydney) and Tri-Nations rugby on Seven.

  11. I’m amazed nothing has been said in the media about the Rush storyline this week and the fact a kid was Tarazed.

    Last night I mainly watched ONE, GO! and ABC2, thank god for digital TV we don’t have to watch a movie re-run or football on Friday nights anymore.

  12. whilst ratings are way down on last week, its good to see that the ratings for Neighbours have not varied much (Monday-Friday) as they normally do) those “next time on” promos might have worked, let us hope that continues, as ratings go back up (I am assuming they will 😉 )

  13. Why is TV burp getting such low ratings? It is such a great Australian show that is actually genuinely funny.

    What should be canceled is Double take. What a repetitive and boring show that is just to try-hard. The 7pm project has also worn thin.

  14. 7PM awfull figures for friday night
    This has not clearly worked striped out 5 days a weeks
    How about 1 hour fridays to catch up on only the big issuies of the week or on thursdays But not every night
    Put the office on and see how it goes,TEN has paid for it and just sitting there to be seen by bigger market than 7PM

  15. back to terrible numbers for the 7pm project. it is dead and there is no point on keeping with it. those afl numbers for brisbane and sydney. do those take into account the main even numbers

  16. @ andrewB….what makes u an expert on television in australia??are u qualified on what will work and what wont work on tv???
    i think the world would like to know!

  17. Hey, I tune in to 10 news. i catch the headlines if I am home, and then I go and prepare dinner and cook, or have a nap if I am tired. I like the idea of catching an early news. I agree that the Simpsons is outdated, (can you asee 2.5 men still on air in 10 years???) Some newtworks flog a dead horse….. I think a revamp between 6-7 would be useful. I agree with Angelsgal inconsistent 7.30pm shows do not help Rush.

    I also acknowledge that TAR has a big following. I think it did better at 9.30 for its timeslot in previous seasons. But I enjoy it in an early time slot. I am watching it now since i watched Rush live!

    Andrew B why r u so confident Ch7 will revamp their Thurs line up?! What will thye do in the race to the end of year ratings?

  18. @Nick:
    I kinda agree. The story was there and all, and the start of the episode was exciting (and the ending was pretty funny too), but there wasn’t that added bit of excitement a lot of the other eps had.
    Looking forward to next week’s 2 hour ep though.

  19. Nick, I understand what you mean but it was still brilliant and the suspense was enforced on the viewers really well. Cant wait till next weeks, looks like a cracking Thursday Night! 🙂

  20. Gary Unmarried got average numbers for a very average show. But boy oh boy do those TV Burp/Double Take numbers look awful. Yikes. Good to see The Amazing Race still doing well (considering its company) no matter what the time slot.

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