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  1. you can tell already alot less people are watching the box, i mean not one show got past 1.2m last night.
    Im praying ten play the summer version of 9am with david and kim since last yr it beat its rivals shows

  2. who’s been watching neighbours lately? some good storylines, susan lost the baby, libby and dan break up, elle leaves:(, and the major arguements bewteen susan and dan are killer.
    Glee was good last night but im so annoyed with that guy who believes that he got his g/f pregnant just from junking in the spa, how stupid do u get?
    Didnt watch rush last night cause the promos were shocking and it didnt grab my eye one bit. Burn notice though was great! And again 7pm project fails, how will tens biggest shows go next yr with a 7pm project lead in

  3. Ok I did ask nicely. The two who are arguing better get a room. No more posts in this thread will be approved for either. Grow up guys, you’re givin’ me grief.

    General note for all: direct your criticism at shows / networks not readers.

  4. Edu, I’ve been out every night this week in Brisbane’s hottest nightclubs, while you sit at home crying about 2.5 men and wasting away watching crap like Glee and CSI calling everyone who watches ABC old and saying anyone who finds Chuck Lorre’s sitcoms tacky and unintelligent “Channel Seven employees”.

    And for the record, I watch ABC News as I like to keep up with whats going on in the world, and I’m studying Journalism at one of Australia’s top universities. From your comments, its evident you’re either still in middle school, or dropped out.

  5. You shouldnt have to give reason for your favourite shows. You’re allowed to like what you like. And you are allowed to have an opinion. For example Ryan @1.37, I believe that overall, Australian actors are a fair bit better than their american counterparts. But that’s just my opinion, and I respect yours. Cheers/

  6. Loved Rush last night – fun episode. I hope it exceeds 900k for its big Season Finale. Glee should be surpassing the million but it probably wins in the demos.

  7. Rush deserved better ratings. yesterday’s ep was on the lighter side, and slightly humourous which i liked. cant wait for next week season final, lets hope its actually a movie length episode not just two episdoe put together like what ten preivously did. btw, glee was great too.

  8. @Jed
    People are also free to watch Rafters but that doesn’t make it also a good show. I find it lacking on many respect and almost vomit inducing for me.
    Besides I didn’t say 2.5Men is good, what I said was, I find it very entertaining and that’s my purpose of watching TV, to be entertained otherwise I’ll just be reading books. I don’t feel the need to watch particular shows just because they were award winners but I also agree that there are really good shows out there that are deserving of wider audience like Nurse Jackie on Ten and United States of Tara before on ABC but you can’t compel people to watch and impose your own taste on them, that’s not how it works man.

  9. America does put out better quality shows and better actors but thats prob because aus has a measly 22m people and america has over 350m people so they would have alot more talent than aus anyway

  10. @ Edu peopel are free to watch 2.5Men, doesn’t mean it’s a good show, which i it isn’t, and doesn’t mean it’s funny, which it isn’t. I just find it embarrassing that people do watch it, and like it, and think it’s funny.

    @catherine. said the same thing last night. All the teams are so likable and last night all the teams actually sat down and had a chat and a laugh together, that rearely happens.

    Don’t know what’s with all this talk about Australian TV being so bad. I think it’s never been better. Packed to the Rafters, and City Homicide are 2 of my favourite shows. City Homicide is underrated imo, was another quality episode this week i really hope the ratings pick up and Seven treats it right. Rush is also quite good, has its bad moments. Kath and Kim is a brillant comedy series. And i know a lot of people hate factuals, but some of them are very good. Border Security, The Force, RSPCA Animal Rescue and Highway Patrol i quite enjoy. The problem is that crap like Underbelly gets rewarded just cos of the hype, whereas City Homicide gets no recognition at all.

  11. The amazing race is actually a good eseries this year. For once there isn’t a team I hate in it. It deserves a better timeslot. Ghost Whisperer is doing nothing at that timeslot. Anyway next season of the amazing race should be put on another night or an earlier timeslot.

  12. Glee and CSI were really good last night. The diva off was great, need to see Wicked now.

    @RichoTB
    I do leave the house and I’ve got a life, I just don’t know about you and in the same token I also like watching 2.5Men, I guess that’s what young people do. It appears that in your nursing home, only ABC news are allowed because you need to be tucked in your bed by 7:30pm. LOL. and oh btw, about the Celebrity Masterchef, it wasn’t intended for you, it was for Jed so “Save yourself the embarrasment and think before you post”.

  13. The reason Masterchef isn’t doing the numbers is because it was way too early for a “celebrity” version. In fact, it has probably done more harm to the franchise than good.
    Masterchef did well because it was real people and not people trying to boost their “celebrity”.
    Why won’t channel 10 learn???????

  14. @Steve, yes, i agree the US does TV better than almost anybody. It does TV much better than Australia can, for a very simple reason – it has infinitely more money and a much wider talent pool (actors, writers, technical staff, etc) to choose from. Comparing the quality of Australian TV to American TV is not a fair comparison, because of the enormous advantage the US has over us in terms of resources and talent. It is like comparing apples to oranges.

    I have never really enjoyed Australian television dramas, apart from the Kennedy-Miller miniseries done in the 80’s-early 90’s. We do mini-series well, but I don’t think Australia does ongoing drama well. We are incapable of producing a decent sitcom, as I don’t think the Australian sense of humour is suited to the obvious straight-for-laughs kind of scripts you need to produce for a successful sitcom. The Americans do that way better than we ever could. The Australian sense of humour is quite dark, sarcastic and satirical, much better suited to shows like the Chaser, Thank God You’re Here, and the great Aunty Jack and Norman Gunston shows of the 70’s. That being said, the US certainly punches out some total dogs that deserve to be consigned to the nearest toxic waste dump.

  15. Glee is doin well and i expect it to do even better on Sundays. As for Rush shame about those figures, it was really dissapointing to see this show go from 1.2mil avarage to 800k. Last nights ep was filmed infrom of my work (i work opposite the MCG) and we all been waiting for the ep to show. There was a close up of my work (HIA) in a shot. Anyways nexts week finale looks great, i just hope they dont kill another character off agian. The CSI “Event” did well for nine, impresssive figures for the 10.30 ep. Still this would of avareaged 1.6mil 2 -3 years ago. 7 had an ok night, not 2 far off Nine consdering they won every slot convincling from 7.30 onwards

  16. @john

    Man, I totally agree with you. God Bless America!!

    Australian TV sucks and no one does anything about it.

    Masterchef – boring and totally unentertaining, I mean watching people cooking, how lame.
    Underbelly – God, where do I start?

    Australian TV is really bad. The acting is lame and the quality is poor.

    I am Australian but I have to agree when it comes to entertainment, American’s do it way better.

  17. john – you are welcome to the crap that is coming from your “god bless America”!

    But what are you going to do when the Americans do their own version of Masterchef???

  18. @ryan. Totally agree about Charlie on The 7pm Project. He lacks charisma and is a hopeless anchorman, he should not be the host. Surely they can find someone more professional than him to anchor the show? Dave Hughes is worse and like you, I hate the way he stuffs up and says something totally unamusing and lame all the time.

  19. Edu, you “whinge” about everyone not loving your beloved favourite sitcom, and call everyone who doesn’t enjoy it a Channel Seven employee. Pot? Kettle? Black? When was the last time you left your house? And for the record, I don’t watch Celebrity MasterChef, the only show I’m watching at the moment is Dexter and ABC News. Save yourself the embarrasment and think before you post.

    City Homicide is climbing to consistent figures, and Today Tonight being the top show is not a good sign.

  20. I find it funny how everyone is having a cry over masterchef failing in the ratings. or how TT ( a show i don’t watch) is beating sbs. And the excuse they make. “Master chef is a great show. *waa waa * But ppl dont get it. Most Australians are just bogans. Too stupid to understand such great Shows as masterchef *waa waa* What you high brow ppl don’t understand is. Australians are sick of reality shows. And how serious they take themselves is just embrassing. They are cooking a lamb roast not curing cancer ffs I’m not a big fan of 2.5 men. I watch it because its better than masterchef..Sure master chef is great it lets sophisticated people like bette do sophisticated things like drool over someone in their undies. Maybe she could record the person in his undies on one of those dvd thingamejiggs. All a man can say is. When it comes to tv and movies. God bless America

  21. god please get rid of that tool charlie from the 7pm project! and im so sick of dave going to say something and stuffing it up nearly everytime and ends up saying something that is not funny at all. kim watkins or mike goldman for 7pm host!!

  22. @ harry: agree man i was surprised to see that number for cm, it was a totally awesome ep last night and was funny seeing the celebs in the morning in their undies lol, great comp too and very hard work to do. hopefully people realise this is much better viewing than a repeat of bs!

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