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How Much Reality TV Are You Watching?

Apparently there were nearly 102 hours of Big Brother this year along with 71.5 hours of Masterchef Australia according to research by Fusion Strategy. The reason is that Networks are scheduling long form  programming aka that is shows that can be screened on multiple nights of the week. reports:

BIG Brother is the king of bum-numbing television with exclusive Fusion Strategy research showing that Channel 9 screened a whopping 101.75 hours of its hit reality series in 2013.

Other Aussie TV couch-killers include MasterChef Australia (71.5 hours), The Block (62.2), My Kitchen Rules (61.75), The X Factor (57.5), and The Voice(42.4).

Those figures blow out even more when daytime and late night repeats are added in.

It would appear the audience are not getting sick of them either with more hours being made each year.

These long-form shows are getting longer every year. The first series of My Kitchen Rules lasted 16 episodes. This year’s stretched to a whopping 46.

In 2012, the Big Brother housemates spent 87 days cooped up on the Gold Coast. This year they endured 101.

The first three seasons of The Block aired once per week. These days Nine’s renovation series can soak up six nights on the trot. To up the ante, there are now Block spin-offs such as All Stars and Fans v Favourites.

Even though there are so many hours reality shows are still the highest rating  shows on television, with six of the ten most watched television events being reality TV programs. reports that My Kitchen Rules The Winner Announced was the most watched show on tv with 3.27 million viewers. However The Voice Sunday show was the most watched regular program with over 2 million viewers. The other programs that made the top ten were The Block Sky High Winner announced, The Block Auction night, The X Factor Finale and The Voice Finale. For the record I think the way the Networks splits shows into sections to get higher ratings is bollocks considering they don’t turn up on the recording devices or TV guides as separate shows.

And yes I have just seen my 2014 flash before my eyes.


1 brain dead dave { 12.07.13 at 9:57 pm }

Sussi and Camoron are the same person. You, Pops. Fail, troll..

2 gman { 12.07.13 at 10:02 pm }

the night nurse thinks she is a nurse when infact she knows nothing about medical procedures – just another smart arse trying to prove she is funny.

3 sussi { 12.07.13 at 10:04 pm }

bdd wrong again stupid.

4 velvet { 12.07.13 at 10:07 pm }

BDD I am stick of you too. Who the hell is pops -you old man

5 Techhater { 12.07.13 at 10:14 pm }





Are you serious

Get a f*cking life.

6 mittens { 12.07.13 at 10:25 pm }

Ha ha ha. If you want to pass as various trolls, don’t put a link to your email address.
Still you always give me a laugh.

7 woolif { 12.07.13 at 10:38 pm }

Bippity boppity boo
put them together and what have you got
sussi, camoron, velvet, gman, etc

8 Georgie { 12.07.13 at 10:42 pm }

Multiple personality disorder is a drag hey Sybil?

9 Techhater { 12.07.13 at 10:42 pm }

Woolif i thought your name was Frank.

10 Anonomous { 12.07.13 at 10:50 pm }

Well mittens should know georgie

11 velvet { 12.07.13 at 10:59 pm }

You idiots – Public use around here. You are all braindead

12 Chris { 12.07.13 at 11:01 pm }

Techater Your the one who should get a f….ing life. University life,you idiot

13 Georgie { 12.07.13 at 11:02 pm }

The Anonymous fraternity display multiple personalities too Anonomous.

14 Georgie { 12.07.13 at 11:07 pm }

Now Sybil has stooped to impersonation – not done very well either I might add. Must be time for RR to step in.

15 Anonymous { 12.07.13 at 11:40 pm }

Georgie with the foul mouth and putrid mind. Partner isn’t a fitness freak is he? Controlling isn’t he.

16 Georgie { 12.07.13 at 11:54 pm }


17 brain dead dave { 12.08.13 at 12:03 am }

Notice who Pops doesn’t target,gice.

Troll #114 is obviously not mine.

18 eve with three faces { 12.08.13 at 1:18 am }

I don’t mind multiple personality…as long as they are all good ones. 😉 Not cantankerous ones.

Go BDD. Go Georgie. Go TH. You are all good guys and smart too.

19 stardust { 12.08.13 at 1:28 am }

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together.
Brighter than a lucky penny ……

Still smiling :) Cheers BDD, TH and Georgie. I’m a fan.

20 Anonymous { 12.08.13 at 3:28 am }

Endless fodder for the mindless. Your all very mindless.
Especially you BDD, but then again you are camping out in Adelaide
Reading trash and watching trash. What would you know.

21 brain dead dave { 12.08.13 at 8:43 am }

I know you’re a troll, Pops. Inadequate,envious and gutless to the core.

22 Techhater { 12.08.13 at 9:37 am }

BDD Well said 😛

23 brain dead dave { 12.08.13 at 9:42 am }

I’ve used the same screen name for seven years.

Pops can’t make seven minutes.

Keeping it short for you, Pops. Your attention span and all that.

Thanks TH.

24 Littlepetal { 12.08.13 at 10:22 am }

Just ignore the trolls, BDD. They can’t get people to agree with their views and they go on the attack.

25 brain dead dave { 12.08.13 at 10:39 am }

“The record shows , I took the blows
And did it my way”


Cheers , Littlepetal.

26 Littlepetal { 12.08.13 at 10:59 am }

BDD is the winner and trolls the sore losers.

27 mittens { 12.08.13 at 11:16 am }

Totally agree Littlepetal.
It’s like wasting time debating with a two year old.

When I’m silly or crazy, it’s because I INTEND to be.

28 mittens { 12.08.13 at 11:24 am }

btw another reality tidbit …. just got out of bed to find Frank in the kitchen has cooked up storm for tonight.
I can smell Thai lime marinade for the barbeque prawns.
Am I a lucky woman?

29 Littlepetal { 12.08.13 at 12:36 pm }

Can I borrow your Frank for the weekend?

30 Techhater { 12.08.13 at 12:45 pm }

I’ll borrow him after you Littlepetal.

31 mittens { 12.08.13 at 1:06 pm }

When he has finished mowing girls. :)

32 Anonymous { 12.08.13 at 11:57 pm }

BDD -Your the gutless,mindless, idiot. You silly 0ld fart.
Y0ur IQ must be in the two digits. You are a pathetic ?man.
Certainly not a hero except in the minds of the brain dead, who think your funny. Get a life Gutless

33 brain dead dave { 12.09.13 at 6:28 am }

#133 and # 134 . Same inadequate wanker. Pops.

34 Georgie { 12.09.13 at 7:00 am }

#133 and 134 – if you’re going to criticise someone’s IQ and employment status, you really should learn to spell and to string a sentence together first.

35 brain dead dave { 12.09.13 at 7:17 am }

I’ll write some trolls for you, Pops, if that helps.

You might get some compliments , then.

36 night nurse { 12.09.13 at 9:34 am }

Someone needs to get back to their basket weaving.

37 Carol (without the e) { 12.09.13 at 10:50 am }

Well look at that… I go away from here for the weekend and look what happens!!!

The first thing I’d like to say is that I love BDD. I’m sure he knows that… and my reference to him in #49 was a fun one.

Now onto the serious business.

Can we all agree to just ignore anyone we think is a troll? No matter what they say?

Short of blocking their IP or something similar, I think it’s the best solution.

Sure there are lots of problems out there in the world that are more important than reality TV but everyone needs fun in their lives – and to each his own.

I’m sure there’s something in the troll’s life that they enjoy when they aren’t worrying about the world. Perhaps their time would be better spent doing that – rather than embarrassing themselves here with their poor attempt to make it look like other people agree with their opinions.

38 Reality Raver { 12.09.13 at 11:20 am }

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