Some droop this week, as the penultimate story of the season, ‘Nightmare in Silver’, pulled just 686,000 “five city” overnight viewers. Hell, Sydney almost had as many viewers as Melbourne! Bit of a drab night for drama all round though, as the shine comes off ‘A Place To Call Home’, with ‘Call The Midwife’ just [...]
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A bump for the show this week, with the highest ratings for some years as ‘The Crimson Horror’ pulled in 786,000 “Five City” overnight ratings. Pity (warning: editorial content!) the story wasn’t all that great… a few seconds of fighting skinsuit is not enough “M Appeal” for me! But at least Tegan got bagged out.
Bit of deja vu, as ‘Doctor Who’ grabs 725,000 viewers for ‘Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS’ — the same as they got for ‘The Rings of Akhaten’ a few weeks back. That made it the ninth-highest rating show of the day, and the second-highest drama of the day (‘A Place to Call Home’ [...]
A bump in the road, as ‘Doctor Who’ slid down 80,000 to 648,000 viewers for the episode ‘Hide’. That’s still a comfy win over ‘The Biggest Loser’, but the behemoths that are ‘The Voice’ and ‘My Kitchen Rules’ continue to drag in more than one-and-a-half million fast food fans. But for what it’s worth, we [...]
More of the same for ‘Doctor Who’ this week, with ‘The Cold War’ microscopically up to 728,000 “five city overnight” viewers. So instead I’ll concentrate on the seemingly perpetual indifference that Sydney has for the show, both classic and new. Since at least the Nineties repeats, Sydney has always contributed far less viewers than you [...]
This week may have been a bit different on the commercial channels (the new season of ‘The Voice’ debuted with 1.8 million viewers, while the newly-scheduled ‘My Kitchen Rules’ drew an extra half-million for Channel 7), but for ‘Doctor Who’ it was pretty much business as usual, with ‘The Rings of Akhaten’ drawing 725,000 “five [...]
The Australian debut of the first episode of the so-called “Season 7b” has resulted in 757,000 “five city overnight” viewers. In a tight tussle, the three commercial channels had between 828,000 and 894,000 viewers for their shows opposite ‘The Bells of St John’.
The Warrnambool Art Gallery is currently hosting a exhibition titled ‘Invasion – Face To Face And Out Of This World’ which includes a great variety of props, costumes and aliens from many SF movies and series, with items from ‘Doctor Who’ including (at the very least) an original TARDIS, Dalek and Ood. The exhibition is [...]
‘The Snowmen’ pulled in 697,000 viewers in the “Overnight Big Five Cities” ratings, a bit of a premium on the regular season episodes earlier this year. That made it the 12th-ranked show of the day — but if you take out the cricket and news shows, it was beaten only by a couple episodes of [...]
An interesting piece over at TV Tonight highlights a number of shows, including the most recent season of Doctor Who, and how the “overnight” ratings can severely under-quote a show’s penetration. The average “overnight” ratings for Doctor Who this year was 565,000 (you can see the individual numbers in our earlier reports — they were [...]