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WIN is King?

By johnboy - 13 August 2008 34

The Canberra Times is reporting that WIN rules the roost in local TV ratings:

    “The sixth ratings survey of the year had WIN with the largest audience share in Canberra of 27.7 per cent, ahead of its nearest rival, ABC1, with 23 per cent.

    Prime came in third with 22.3 per cent, followed by Southern Cross Ten (18.8) and SBS-TV (8.1).”

Prime is hoping that Olympic saddos will carry them to victory in the next survey.

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ant 10:09 pm 13 Aug 08

yeah, The Nest was quite intriguing. They didn’t take the easy way out on that one. SBS is frequently superb. Bloody olympics, I tuned in tonight after the ABC news to watch Food Safari and it wasn’t on! Rort!

sepi 9:49 pm 13 Aug 08

The Nest (SBS) followed by Big Love was one of the best nights of telly in a while.

ant 9:40 pm 13 Aug 08

Miz said

miz said :

the outrageous and unmissable Big Love (HBO production on SBS with top cinema actors including Bill Paxton, Jeannie Tripplehorn and the girl from Mamma Mia) – OMG what a show! This outwardly clean-cut, ex-Mormon dude actually has three gorgeous wives and a bedtime roster(!), which he juggles while trying to keep his shady business affairs afloat. Anyone know when Series 3 is coming?

I think it’s still being made in the US. At least it IS being made! And we see it for free, too. HBO costs big bikkies in the US.

Big Love is a cracker, one of the best things on TV in years. I love spotting the sites around SLC, too.

funnily, they had Up Periscope (or Down Periscope, that silly submarine film with Frasier in it) the other night, and the blokes who play Roman Grant and Frank Harlow(Bill’s nasty dad) were both in it as misfit crew members.

miz 9:28 pm 13 Aug 08

Cheers Tempestas!

Tempestas 7:57 pm 13 Aug 08

miz said :

, it was still second to the outrageous and unmissable Big Love (HBO production on SBS with top cinema actors including Bill Paxton, Jeannie Tripplehorn and the girl from Mamma Mia) – OMG what a show! This outwardly clean-cut, ex-Mormon dude actually has three gorgeous wives and a bedtime roster(!), which he juggles while trying to keep his shady business affairs afloat. Anyone know when Series 3 is coming?

According to HBO Series 3 starts Jan 2009. So SBS won’t have until later next year.

AngryHenry 4:49 pm 13 Aug 08

miz said :

AngryH, while Gruen was totally addictive, it was still second to the outrageous and unmissable Big Love (HBO production on SBS with top cinema actors including Bill Paxton, Jeannie Tripplehorn and the girl from Mamma Mia) – OMG what a show! This outwardly clean-cut, ex-Mormon dude actually has three gorgeous wives and a bedtime roster(!), which he juggles while trying to keep his shady business affairs afloat. Anyone know when Series 3 is coming?

I’ll have to check it out mate thanks!

Bill Paxton will always be Hudson from Aliens to me though…

“Game over man! GAME OVER!”

I guess while we’re on the topic of programming, I’ve definitely found my favourite shows are far more accessible online, even shows that have been airing in the ‘fasttracked’ format or whatever spin they are putting on it. It’s just a lot easier to be in control of what you’re watching rather than settle into a regular time slot for a show only to have the network change it out of the blue without warning and have you either miss the episode or go outside and face the fact that your life is never gonna be as exciting as your favourite characters. I think we work hard all day and giving us dodgy programming is just mean.

Take a show like the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, possibly the best sci-fi series EVER to be screened in my opinion. It was on for a while, then it dissappeared, where do you find it now, online. I know it’s not 100 per cent ethical, but neither is feeding someone sh*t after a hard days work when they want to relax.

miz 4:34 pm 13 Aug 08

Both 1 and 2 still carry local news, to their credit. I expect this is part of the reason they have done well in the ratings survey – and I hope the other channels are starting to realise this, the dumbkopfs!

AngryH, while Gruen was totally addictive, it was still second to the outrageous and unmissable Big Love (HBO production on SBS with top cinema actors including Bill Paxton, Jeannie Tripplehorn and the girl from Mamma Mia) – OMG what a show! This outwardly clean-cut, ex-Mormon dude actually has three gorgeous wives and a bedtime roster(!), which he juggles while trying to keep his shady business affairs afloat. Anyone know when Series 3 is coming?

jakez 4:30 pm 13 Aug 08

I probably mostly watch Ten. If I’m going to watch television I’m probably in the mood for something vapid or escapist. I probably watch ABC and SBS after that, and then Win or Prime whenever something I want to watch is on.

To be honest I have to say I don’t watch tv nearly as much as I used to. I get my news online (TV News is rubbish including the ABC and SBS) as well as a lot of research and entertainment items, watch DVDs, and play Video Games.

On Foxtel I usually watch the Cartoon and Comedy Channels. I love boomerang, it takes me back to my childhood.

AngryHenry 4:14 pm 13 Aug 08

haha shanefos! It would seem we have the same theory!

Now if they could turn the volume down on WIN, the excitement up on PRIME and the personalities way-down on TEN we’d be living in a perfect world.

Oh and turn down the repetition on Foxtel and improve their reception.

And especially don’t touch the ABC on Wednesday nights, I love Wednesday nights on the ABC but they have to bring back the Gruen Transfer.

I don’t think I’m asking too much?

AngryHenry 4:05 pm 13 Aug 08

I think it’s because WIN obviously cater to the older market and they are doing a community service saving pensioners millions of dollars a year on hearing aid batteries…

I can hear McCleods Daughters all the way from Cootamundra when my nana watches it.

shanefos 4:03 pm 13 Aug 08

LG said :

AngryHenry said :

I do know that WIN drives me nuts whenever I am watching free-to-air because they seem to have the audio up a butt-load louder than the other stations.

yeah.. i don’t get why that is! Anyone?

General age of viewers means on average more hearing deficiencies so they over compensate.
Either that, or the people that are responsible for Harvey Norman ads are in control at Channel 9 too…

LG 4:00 pm 13 Aug 08

AngryHenry said :

I do know that WIN drives me nuts whenever I am watching free-to-air because they seem to have the audio up a butt-load louder than the other stations.

yeah.. i don’t get why that is! Anyone?

shanefos 3:53 pm 13 Aug 08

p1 said :

mmm, biased content or unbiased non-content…. tough choice.

(my point being that “Big Brother” and “Australian Idol” can’t really be biased…)

OMG! RALMFAO! P1, I think I love you!!!

p1 3:06 pm 13 Aug 08

mmm, biased content or unbiased non-content…. tough choice.

(my point being that “Big Brother” and “Australian Idol” can’t really be biased…)

I would be interested to know how many minutes of broadcast TV I watch for every minute of DVD, or otherwise recorded (thus no ads) shows I watch. It is surely much more then I watch on any one channel.

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