On Hiatus

By David Knox on December 14, 2012 / Filed Under News, Top Stories 59

You knew it was coming….

From today TV Tonight enters summer Hiatus mode.

This means the site will publish a morning news wrap Monday to Friday. There will be limited posts on weekends. Breaking news will still be addressed where warranted….

Please note there will also be delays to Comments and Ratings -your patience is appreciated during this time.

But fear not, there are still interviews planned plus features, reviews and more…

2012 has been a busy year with more Exclusives broken ahead of mainstream media. I was very chuffed to receive the People’s Choice Award in the Australian Blog Awards. Recently I was also included in The Age Melbourne Top 100 personalities for 2012 -much of this is due to reader and industry support.

In January the site turns 6, now with over 24,000 posts.

Meanwhile I trust you take time to vote in the annual TV Tonight Awards -thanks for all those who have already voted and left so many nice comments.

And I hope you have a great break too. Let’s do it all again next year!



  1. TBone23 December 19, 2012 at 10:42 am -

    Enjoy the break, David!
    Will mss all the updates though :)

  2. Elisabeth December 17, 2012 at 11:59 am -

    Thanks for all your hard work again this year David. Enjoy your break.

  3. IloveReality December 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm -

    Have some well earned rest David, and I look forward to once again reading your website from top to bottom daily in 2013. Thanks for all of your wonderful up to date information every day.

  4. steveany 2.0 December 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm -

    Enjoy your well-earned break, David.
    Let’s hope no floods or cyclones drag you back early as in recent years!!
    Merry Christmas and a fab 2013 to the whole TV Tonight family!

  5. advoc8 December 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm -

    @David Knox

    Please keep your “Hitus” sucinct’

    Wishing you are yours a Safe and Happy Festive Season.

  6. shareholder December 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm -

    Well done David,Keep the bastards honest!

  7. David Knox December 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm -

    Thanks again guys. I’m so used to 24/7 news I’m already trying to remember what I do with this free time again!

  8. Chris N. December 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm -

    Enjoy the break, David! I have no idea what I would do without TVTonight so thanks for all you do! :D

  9. Sammee December 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm -

    I only stumbled on this site by accident after being starved of info on survivor.I find all the stories most informative.Best wishes for 2013.Cheers!

  10. Kenny December 15, 2012 at 11:51 am -

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year David. Will try to control my posting ’til 2013. Great site. Read globally, such as by the CEO of TV2 Samoa who has the site link on his desktop.

  11. Jordan121 December 15, 2012 at 10:43 am -

    Merry Christmas! Have a good break, 2013 here we come :D

  12. TVScene December 15, 2012 at 10:31 am -

    Merry Christmas to you too David. Enjoy the break. But oh, how I will miss logging on to your site each morning and night. Out of interest, do you know how many “hits” your site averages each day?

    Thanks for everything. See you next year!

  13. daran December 15, 2012 at 8:54 am -

    Merry Xmas David, enjoy the break

  14. Phoenix December 15, 2012 at 8:36 am -

    Thanks for all your great work during the year, David. Have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

  15. Gary December 15, 2012 at 2:23 am -

    Australian TV just wouldn’t be the same w/o your terrific coverage. Hope you do enjoy your break, David.

    Happy Christmas and New Year, everyone.

  16. A. December 15, 2012 at 1:44 am -

    Love your site and I hope you have a happy hiatus.

  17. Kylie December 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm -

    Have a great break and a wonderful Christmas!

    Thanks for a great year of tv news once again – top of my bookmark lists!

  18. deedeedragons December 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm -

    Merry Christmas.

  19. jonno December 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm -

    Merry Christmas and Thankyou for all the TV news. Love all the breaking news and also all the comments.

  20. loppy December 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm -

    Yes the first site I go too everyday. Great job David an best wishes for the holiday season.

  21. Sydney2K December 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm -

    Best wishes for the holiday season! Here’s hoping we have more good news stories next year.

  22. jenny December 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm -

    Have a wonderful and safe break David. Hopefully 2013 will include less program changes and great shows. Without you I think I would miss 99% of the changes. Thank you for all your hard work

  23. Mac December 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm -

    Merry Christmas, David. I hope you and your hundreds of staff writers (*cough!*) enjoy a well deserved break! Thanks again for a terrific year. I remain a loyal and grateful fan. :)

  24. oztvheritage December 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm -

    Well done David on a great year. From someone who does not work in tv but has genuinely had an high interest in Australian tv most of my life your site I a must see every morning. And even several times a day keeping up with the TEN disasters since July Congratulations on everything you have achieve the past 12 months and looking forward to it all over again in 2013.

  25. wwenrl December 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm -

    Thanks David for your magnificent website, easily the Best!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Have a well deserved break.
    Bring on 2013!!! Can’t wait.

  26. BigVic December 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm -

    Have a very merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe 2013 Dave and this is the best Aussie TV site ever!

  27. tezza1972 December 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm -

    You do a great job, David. You break more stories than any other journo writing on TV. Your site is a daily (several times per day) must-read for anyone who works in the industry. Now have yourself a well-earned break!

  28. djay December 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm -

    Have a great Christmas and holiday break, David. Thanks for all your hard work. A great site!

  29. The Other Adam December 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm -

    Merry Christmas!
    Have a great break
    Love your work

  30. FILMlover December 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm -

    Thanks David,your website is required reading for me. Both from a professional and TV geek perspective. Have a terrific break.

  31. Pete December 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm -

    Dave, I dread ‘on hiatus’ time but hope your trusty group of scribes will continue to talk all things TV in 2013.

    Happy Christmas to you and all the regulars.


  32. laurie December 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm -

    Merry Xmas and thanks David

  33. nik c December 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm -

    Dear David,
    Your TV Tonight blog is a must for any TV fan! I really appreciate everything you do and hope that you do have a great break! I feel that the On Hiatus status means you should stop for a few days and I am amazed you will keep posting info every day! Thanks

  34. justsaying December 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm -

    I only discovered this site last month or so and have been addicted it has been aswesome! I always check in on a daily basis, thanks David you sure do an amazing job! Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

  35. TasTVcameraman December 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm -

    Have a really good safe and happy Christmas with a prosperous New Year. Thanks for keeping us up to date about everything, only found the site by accident a couple of years ago and one of my daily must do’s.

    Awesome timely informative essential entertaining blog for all Australians.
    Keep up the excellent work David.

  36. David Knox December 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm -

    Thanks guys! Very thoughtful.

  37. simmo3 December 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm -

    Many thanks for a great site, hope you enjoy your break and have a Merry Christmas and New Year !

  38. jezza December 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm -

    Its amazing you do this whole website by yourself, enjoy your time off :)

  39. Shelley December 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm -

    Thanks for another wonderful year David. Hope you get a chance for alittle RnR this summer! :)

  40. William December 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm -

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year

  41. Bella December 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm -

    Thanks for everything you do David. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you have a nice break.

  42. mason December 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm -

    Thanks for the blog David and Merry Christmas.

  43. Ziyi December 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm -

    Have a great Christmas and New Years, please keep us informed on any news about The Amazing Race Australia. Such a great series I just hope it gets another season at least!

  44. Maev....Sydney December 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm -

    *hyperventilating*…I still watch TV all year round…
    But seriously….on your past record…we will barely see the difference…you are the man!
    Best wishes to you and yours for the holiday season and the year to come…. :)

  45. Lyn December 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm -

    Thanks for all you do, David.
    We really appreciate it.
    Have a wonderful break,
    and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

  46. carolemorrissey December 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm -

    Enjoy your time off David, thanks for keeping us up to date on what is happening or not happening in TV land. Only discovered this site recently and am hooked.

  47. Secret Squirrel December 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm -

    Thanks for all your hard work again, David (think you might have outdone yourself this year). That award is thoroughly deserved.

    Hope you have a great Xmas and NY.

  48. Carringbush December 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm -

    Enjoy your well earned break David. Your work rate is amazing and it’s good to see more and more radio stations are seeking you out for comment.

  49. tvf December 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm -

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking forward to new posts in 2013.

  50. jonasboi December 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm -

    I along with all the other tt fans are looking forward to what 2013 brings us and what you brings us in the new year. Have a happy and safe break :)

  51. PJs Ronin December 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm -

    Oooooo… that image is one of the best things I’ve seen on TV (Ch 10 in particular) this year.

    Have a good break David.

  52. HardcorePrawn December 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm -

    Great job, I only discovered this site this year (after needing somewhere to vent my spleen at Nine’s Olympic coverage) and it’s now one of my daily check-in sites.
    Enjoy your break David!

  53. jimbo k December 14, 2012 at 11:40 am -

    Enjoy your ”time off” David. You have done a great job this year, as usual, with this site. You do deserve a little time away to relax.

  54. Qubec December 14, 2012 at 11:38 am -

    Boooo! But that’s only because I enjoy the site so much! Thanks for everything and enjoy the downtime

  55. michaelOz December 14, 2012 at 11:06 am -

    Have a great holiday season, David. Thank you for all of your hard work and effort.

    We all love this site and appreciate your contributions.

    M x

  56. Belinda December 14, 2012 at 11:02 am -

    Have fun David!

  57. Bogues December 14, 2012 at 11:02 am -

    Thanks for being the best site on the Internet about Australian TV Dave. Hope you enjoy the break, and looking forward to 2013.

  58. aussie December 14, 2012 at 10:35 am -

    What a wonderful hardworking individual you are David, excellent stories from you this year! And as usual, thank you for keeping us updated with all the happenings in everything media.
    Have an awesome Xmas and best wishes for 2013 ;-)

  59. Guy December 14, 2012 at 10:30 am -

    Have a good break David and looking forward to 2013. You do an excellent job as always and are always my #1 place for all the tv goss.

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