TV Tonight turns 6!

By David Knox on January 5, 2013 / Filed Under News, Top Stories 49

2013-01-03_1959TV Tonight turns 6 today, Saturday January 5th.

That’s 6 years of blogging about the highs and lows of Australian and international telly.

In that time there has been plenty of Exclusives broken, thousands of questions answered and sometimes even managing to hold networks to account.

When I started the site, Social Media was ignored by networks, now it is actively pursued. Some even suggested the site would be gone before it gathered any kind of following. By contrast, print media has sadly seen many of its wise voices exit while¬†TV Tonight has picked up blog awards, review quotes on ads, and press and radio coverage. In November I was also listed in The Age’s Melbourne Top 100 people for 2012.

The site continues to bring you access to stars, execs, writers, producers and more. Here’s a list of last year’s feature interviews:

Aaron Pederson, Abe Forsythe, Adam Hills, Adam Richard, Adam Zwar, Adrian Swift, Alex Williams, Amanda Brotchie, Andrew Backwell, Andrew Denton, Andrew Gunsberg, Andy Allen, Angus Ross, Anupam Sharma, Arul Baskran, Asher Keddie, Beverley McGarvie, Brendan Dahill, Brian Walsh, Carrie Bickmore, Catherine Deveny, Catherine McClements, Charlie Pickering, Chas Licciardello, Chrissie Swan, Colin Jackson, Craig Graham, Damian Walshe-Howling, Damon Gameau, Darren Wick, David Koch, David Mott, Dieter Brummer, Ed Kavalee, Eddie McGuire, Essie Davis, Fiona Eagger, Firass Dirani, Frank Woodley, Garry McDonald, Geoff Browne, George Calombaris, G-Luv, Graeme Garden, Graham Phillips, Grant Hansen, Hamish Blake, Hamish MacDonald, Harrison Gilbertson, Hugh Johnstone-Burt, Hugh Sheridan, Ian Collie, Ian Dickson, Imogen Banks, Jane Liscombe, Jane Roscoe, Janet Holmes-a-Court, Jason Priestly, Jeanette McCurdy, Jeremy Sims, Joanna Werner, John Clarke, John Edwards, John Godfrey, John Waters, Jonathan Holmes, Jordan Rodrigues, Justice Crew, Justine Clarke, Karina Carvalho, Karl Stefanovic, Kat Stewart, Ken Sutcliffe, Kim Kardashian, Lachy Hulme, larry Emdur, Lee Lin Chin, Luke and Wyatt, Margie Bashfield, Matt Moran, Matt Preston, Megan Hilty, Melissa Doyle, Michael Healy, Michael Rowland, Myf Warhurst, Nicole Minchin, Paul Fenech, Penny Chapman, Peter Hitchener, Peter Hudson, Richard Roxburgh, Rick Maier, Rob Carlton, Rob Mills, Rove McManus, Sarah Murdoch, Scott Brennan, Sean Cohen Shaun Micallef, Simone Jade McKinnon, Sonia Kruger, Stephan Elliott, Stephen Garrett, Steve Bracks, Tanya Denning, The Commando, Tim Campbell, Tina Arena, Tony Iffland, Wayne Dyer, Wendy Harmer, Wil Anderson, Yalda Hakim.

Next week I will publish the results of the TV Tonight Awards 2012.

Thank you for your continued support (including during Hiatus!).

Cheers, David.

Please also note scheduled maintenance will see a downtime of 30-60 mins next Tuesday between 5-11pm AEDT.


  1. tmorgan96 January 10, 2013 at 1:37 am -

    Happy Birthday David! I remember when this site turned 2!

  2. Southpatt January 8, 2013 at 7:14 am -

    Happy Sixth Birthday!

    Thanks for being my homepage !

  3. Johnson January 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm -

    Happy 6th birthday TV Tonight :)

  4. HardcorePrawn January 7, 2013 at 11:44 am -

    Happy Anniversary! And keep up the great work!

  5. PyrotechNicks January 7, 2013 at 10:04 am -

    Happy birthday TV Tonight!

    Just keeps getting better with age. Thanks for consistently keeping us all informed with equal attention across the spectrum of TV and its audiences, David.

  6. Thaddeus January 7, 2013 at 9:10 am -

    Happy 6th Birthday to one of my favourite sites on the net. Keep up the great work.

  7. sjp January 7, 2013 at 7:27 am -

    Happy birthday TV Tonight, and congratulations David on a job well done still after so many years.

  8. Ronnie January 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm -


    Congratulations on 6 years of outstanding TV coverage from someone who loves the medium. I really admire your impartiality, but I love it when you pick a topic and really go for it…like The Devil Wears Prada. That is a huge amount of fun!

  9. CM January 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm -

    I’d like to add my congratulations too. TVT is my ‘go to’ site for all the latest news, TV forecasts and programming. You do a great service for TV viewers David. Well done, congratulations and long may TVT continue.

  10. ryan January 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm -

    Yay for tvtonight!! Well done David! still love this site:)

  11. Mac January 6, 2013 at 12:19 am -

    Happy birthday to yah! :)

  12. doreen January 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm -

    Congratulations David on an excellent site. Have been visiting from close to the beginning having followed you from your tv updates on joy fm. Happy 6th Birthday!

  13. daff2 January 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm -

    Congratulations David. It is a fantastic site!

  14. idiotbox January 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm -

    Happy Birthday TV Tonight and David!!!

    I visit you every day and you are my go to site if I want to know anything TV related. I have in inside knowledge of TV and I still find out some things here first haha. Well done and I look forward to your continued success with the site

  15. Robert BA January 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm -

    Happy 6TH Birthday TVT & of course Mr David Knox.
    Hip Hip Hooray :)

  16. stevie g January 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm -

    Happy 6th Birthday TV Tonight! Time really does fly.

  17. camo2 January 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm -

    A very happy birthday to the site David…congrats…alot of hard work and alot of other mainstream media pick up on stories that you break… well done and heres to another 6 years!

  18. Chris N. January 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm -

    Happy birthday, TVT! I’ve been here for just under 4 years (it’ll be 4 years next month since that fateful Google search). It’s been a blast (for me anyway, since I don’t have to do anything) and I hope it continues into the distant future! :D

  19. Akram M January 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm -

    Happy birthday TV Tonight, and congratulations David !

  20. A. January 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm -

    Congratulations David. Thank you for all your hard work. Your site is a necessity. Especially for finding out any last minute changes as well as for the information on television. Lastly thank you to everyone else especially for finding or pointing out interesting things. Love it.

  21. PJs Ronin January 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm -

    A great effort David… congrats.

  22. Bella January 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm -

    Congratulations David! As a TV addict its great to have somewhere to come to that covers all areas of tv! Happy 6th Birthday!

  23. Ann January 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm -

    Well done David, a great initiative, lots of information you don’t get elsewhere

  24. David Knox January 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm -

    Thanks guys!

    Happy birthday also Jarrod and a special mention to Leo who was the first ever person to comment on TVT.

    You can still read the very first post here.

  25. loppy January 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm -

    Happy b’day David. This is the best website. I go to it a few times a day. Keep up the great work.

  26. Nick January 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm -

    The first article that brought me to TVTonight was The Hollowmen preview back in the green days. Must have been 2008. Wasn’t a regular until later though. Mainly read David Dale’s TV column on the Sun Herald website.

    Best thing about this site is the overall tone and writing style, plus sensible moderation of comments.

  27. wwenrl January 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm -

    Happy 6th! Birthday! David and TV Tonight!

    Keep up the good work on this Expanding!! Website!
    Thanks David for all your hard work that you do for us everyday.

    TV Tonight!! To Dominate! 2013!!!!!

  28. AEDDIE January 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm -

    Happy Birthday TV Tonight!
    This is a fantastic website. I love getting my TV news from here.
    Let’s hope it will be around for another 6 years or more.

  29. stilesy January 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm -

    Happy 6th Birthday TV Tonight!, the best TV news site on the web in Australia!

  30. Guy January 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm -

    Congratulations David on 6 awesome years and lets hope there are many many more to come. You are imo the best site around when it comes to TV stuff in this country. Keep up the amazing work you do :)

    Happy 6th Birthday TV Tonight!

  31. TBone23 January 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm -

    Happy 6th birthday TV Tonight!
    Great Blog/Site

  32. JenC January 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm -

    Congrats David!

  33. Secret Squirrel January 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm -

    Yay! Happy Birthday! Thanks for another great year, David and for keeping us informed about the comings and goings of TV, alerting us to the occasional gem that we might have otherwise missed, and doing the network’s job for them by letting us know what’s happening/ed to programs we’re watching.

    Here’s to another six (if the FTA commercial networks last that long).

  34. William January 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm -

    Happy birthday TV Tonight for turning 6 years old. Keep up the great work their David, it’s like one of the very first sites that I go on every single morning

  35. JarrodJ January 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm -

    Happy birthday to the both of us!

  36. steveany 2.0 January 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm -

    Wow! Six years! Time flies….
    I remember how deliciously pedestrian this site was when I first saw it ;-) But it had an honesty and credibility that has continued to this day and is the source of much of it’s success, IMHO.

    Congratulations David, well done mate!!
    Amazing how the harder you’ve worked, the luckier you’ve become, hey?

  37. Leo January 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm -

    Happy 6th birthday TV Tonight!
    I remember when you first started the blog David – over the years it keeps getting bigger & bigger – it’s always been my to go site for all things TV – congrats on 6 fantastic years & many more to come!

  38. Maev....Sydney January 5, 2013 at 11:13 am -

    I am sooo glad I found this site….and even more pleased DK, that you started this blog….
    I visit a few times a day…because when you are in full swing…news and stories can happen that quickly….
    And I really enjoy your writing…always interesting.
    HB TV Tonight!!!!!!!

  39. mrjojo January 5, 2013 at 11:02 am -

    Thank you David for your ongoing commitment!

  40. Lyn January 5, 2013 at 10:40 am -

    Happy Birthday!!!
    And congratulations, David, on the Best TV Blog!!

  41. Dominick January 5, 2013 at 9:42 am -


    And Happy Birthday, site! ;)

  42. Phoenix January 5, 2013 at 9:41 am -

    Congratulations, David, on a great site and 6 fabulous years! I’ve been with you for 4 of those years, and look forward to many more to come.

  43. TasTVcameraman January 5, 2013 at 9:33 am -

    Congratulations David on achieving Six years, i am only sorry that I missed out on four years worth.

  44. 2paw January 5, 2013 at 9:32 am -

    Happy Birthday!! You do a fantastic job.

  45. Qubec January 5, 2013 at 9:24 am -

    Congratulations David on reaching 6! I’ve been around since the early days of the green site and have visited you everyday since (my first site of the day as well!). Thanks so much for your tireless effort in this site. It’s still amazing that you do this all on your own everyday of the year. All the best for the coming year….

  46. Krissy January 5, 2013 at 8:31 am -

    Happy Birthday David – Love your work xx

  47. Andrew S January 5, 2013 at 7:14 am -

    Happy 6th Tvtonight,great website David I am always tuned in,keep it up.

  48. mariusj January 5, 2013 at 5:58 am -

    thankyou david for ur honesty, ur information and ur passion.

    this is a site what i check at least 6 times a day because it is reliable.

    happy 6th birthday

  49. simmo3 January 5, 2013 at 5:57 am -

    Happy Anniversary/Birthday David ! Congratulations on a great site, keep up the great work !

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