1. Thanks for that David. I wonder if Ten/One were happy with that figure. It will be interesting to see how it goes with it continuing on Wednesday. It seems as though they aren’t giving it a decent timeslot, with what it will be going up against on the next couple of Wednesdays. I’m guessing it wouldn’t have been cheap to produce, so I wouldn’t have thought those figures would be particularly ideal…

  2. it’s very impressive for saturday disney to be competitive with weekend today let alone beat it considering it is just kids shows, in a lower rating timeslot and it was a big news day with the GF.

  3. Are the rating results correct for Friday and Saturday. It appears that Seven won Friday and Ten won Saturday.
    Seven had 4 of the top 5 shows on Friday but Nine won by 8.6%.
    On Saturday Ten had 3 of the top 5 shows with some huge numbers and yet came third with 4% behind Nine and Seven.
    Surely if you are in front with the top ten shows by a fair margin, you can’t lose the day by 8.6%. If thats the case, the programs which rate from 30 on are polarising with one channel or this unbelievable situation where the digital and HD sister channels are being added to 7, 9 and 10. If thats the case….Whata joke!

  4. @Jed: it’s also because Geelong has three players from Adelaide: captain Tom Harley, Corey Enright and Andrew Mackie. The GF audience went up in Melbourne (possibly a record), Adelaide and Brisbane compared with last year, but was down in Sydney and Perth.

  5. Don’t worry too much about 7pm projects friday ratung, all ratings go down on friday. Just look at Hotseat and DOND, both shows have dropped a lot on fridays recently.

  6. Maybe if the 7pm Project would show full interviews rather than telling us to go to the website to see the rest they may attract more viewers. Also if they should stop cutting guests off when doing live crosses or talking. There’s been no change, no improvement to the show, the ratings reflect that and still continue to drop.

  7. @Steve regarding the michael jakson jab in the movie “Click”, I watched it in Melbourne and yes the line was left in…something along the lines MJ was the first person to clone himself, then molest himself, then sue himself for molesting himself…got a chuckle in our household!

  8. It’s a real shame about the ratings for the 7pm Project since its a great little show now since they have kinda reworked it and found the groove. Maybe Ten should promote it like “Take another look” before they can it at the end of the year…

  9. The whole concept of lead ins goes back to the 80’s and earlier where people actually had to get up off their lounge to change TV channels. Makes no sense these days, and only affects a very small number of people who are indecisive or simply don’t care to much about what they watch.

    Shows like Rush for example rate consistantly 1.1-1.2 million every week whether the show before it had 2 million or 600,000 viewers.

  10. The NRL and Channel Nine should be happy with last night’s preliminary final between the Eels and the Bulldogs. A record crowd for a finals match outside the big one (74,549), and more than 10 times more watching the game live in Sydney (765,000). It also did well in Brisbane. Strangely Nine split the figures apart; otherwise the combined total was 1.213 million, making the match the 2nd most watched program of the night behind Seven News.

  11. I’m starting to feel sorry for the 7pm Project. I’ve watched this show pretty much every night since it started and I think it’s moved in leaps and bounds since the first few very awkward weeks. Only thing I could think of that would improve it would be to replace Dave Hughes with Jo Stanley. I really like Jo’s delivery of stories and her insights into the issues of the day. For those who have given up on this show, I highly recommend you revisit it… if only to stave off more two and half men!

  12. Hi David,
    for your story about a farmers girlfriend finding out through tv week he’d broken up with her, you said at the end of the article ‘Nine is yet to make a decision about a fifth season”, yet i’ve been seeing promos on channel 9 asking for farmers who want to be in the next series of ‘farmers want a wife’, so is the promo on channel 9 not right?

  13. I for one have never worried about a lead in in my life – if I want to watch, I watch, if I don’t – I don’t.

    No amount of late starting times or shortened credits etc is going to make me suddenly go ‘oh I will just watch this then’

    Thoughts from others?

  14. Good to see Rush hold up well against The Footy Show. I taped both as it was my birthday last night so Im about to watch them as I speak. Good ratings for The Footy Show. Didnt like the annual players review – Crawf and Sam make the show worth watching!

    Id really love Glee to do above 1 mill. Shame that it doesnt have a good lead in.

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