TV Tonight http://www.tvtonight.com.au Australia's leading TV blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:22:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tuesday 28 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/tuesday-28-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/tuesday-28-july-2015.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:30:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237707 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Tuesday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 28/07/2015 21/07/2015 Network ABC 13.5% 11.7% Network ABC2 4.2% 2.9% Network ABC3 0.7% 0.6% Network ABC News 24 1.0% 1.0% Network ABC TTL 19.4% 16.2% Network 7 18.4% 17.5% Network 7TWO 4.9% 5.4% Network 7mate 4.1% 3.6% Network 7 TTL 27.4% 26.6% Network 9 18.7% 23.1% Network GO! 4.2% 2.8% Network Gem 3.0% 3.0% Network 9 TTL 26.0% 28.9% Network TEN 13.5% 18.0% Network ONE 4.1% 2.6% Network ELEVEN 2.5% 2.6% Network TEN TTL 20.1% 23.2% Network SBS ONE 6.1% 4.2% Network SBS 2 0.9% 0.9% Network NITV 0.2% 0.0% Network SBS TTL 7.2% 5.1%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 28/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,162,000 349,000 407,000 212,000 97,000 96,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,154,000 323,000 413,000 233,000 112,000 73,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,107,000 366,000 365,000 208,000 95,000 73,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,011,000 212,000 268,000 178,000 132,000 221,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 958,000 207,000 283,000 169,000 103,000 196,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 820,000 242,000 240,000 130,000 85,000 122,000
7 THE HOTPLATE -LAUNCH Network 9 784,000 258,000 268,000 99,000 74,000 85,000
8 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 755,000 194,000 168,000 163,000 91,000 139,000
9 7.30-EV Network ABC 708,000 194,000 210,000 140,000 73,000 91,000
10 JOANNA LUMLEY’S TRANS-SIBERIAN ADVENTURE-EV Network ABC 707,000 167,000 224,000 130,000 81,000 106,000
11 HOT SEAT Network 9 698,000 190,000 261,000 156,000 51,000 40,000
12 RESTAURANT REVOLUTION – TUE Network 7 676,000 175,000 156,000 135,000 92,000 118,000
13 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV Network ABC 664,000 159,000 201,000 143,000 75,000 87,000
14 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 663,000 211,000 196,000 109,000 75,000 73,000
15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 647,000 165,000 207,000 123,000 76,000 76,000
16 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 604,000 158,000 191,000 73,000 90,000 91,000
17 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 554,000 133,000 162,000 90,000 74,000 96,000
18 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 547,000 161,000 191,000 75,000 57,000 62,000
19 WINNERS & LOSERS-EP.2 Network 7 539,000 141,000 182,000 61,000 74,000 81,000
20 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 529,000 171,000 187,000 71,000 50,000 51,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 28/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 FOYLE’S WAR Network 7TWO 253,000 79,000 83,000 23,000 35,000 33,000
2 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV TX1 Network GO! 250,000 66,000 61,000 56,000 37,000 30,000
3 OUTBACK TRUCKERS Network 7mate 237,000 41,000 86,000 53,000 28,000 29,000
4 PUFFIN ROCK-AM Network ABC2 236,000 83,000 58,000 48,000 21,000 25,000
5 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 229,000 70,000 58,000 46,000 25,000 30,000
6 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 228,000 72,000 56,000 47,000 26,000 27,000
7 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 227,000 82,000 43,000 56,000 22,000 24,000
8 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S MADAGASCAR RPT Network ONE 221,000 58,000 66,000 51,000 26,000 21,000
9 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 221,000 63,000 67,000 39,000 21,000 32,000
10 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 219,000 84,000 39,000 48,000 17,000 31,000
11 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 217,000 68,000 52,000 45,000 19,000 33,000
12 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 211,000 33,000 61,000 44,000 24,000 49,000
13 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV Network GO! 211,000 39,000 59,000 50,000 28,000 35,000
14 DIRTGIRLWORLD-PM Network ABC2 209,000 85,000 37,000 44,000 26,000 17,000
15 MOTORWAY PATROL Network 7mate 206,000 27,000 80,000 37,000 25,000 37,000
16 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 205,000 72,000 54,000 41,000 14,000 24,000
17 HIGHWAY PATROL Network 7mate 204,000 24,000 81,000 35,000 17,000 47,000
18 FIREMAN SAM-PM Network ABC2 203,000 81,000 34,000 40,000 28,000 20,000
19 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 203,000 57,000 69,000 40,000 22,000 15,000
20 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 203,000 39,000 65,000 47,000 17,000 35,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 399,000 122,000 146,000 67,000 41,000 24,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 394,000 132,000 133,000 66,000 41,000 22,000
3 THE HOTPLATE -LAUNCH Network 9 378,000 120,000 130,000 44,000 36,000 47,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 365,000 107,000 129,000 64,000 37,000 28,000
5 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 341,000 93,000 106,000 67,000 38,000 37,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE HOTPLATE -LAUNCH Network 9 327,000 102,000 119,000 38,000 32,000 37,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 311,000 105,000 106,000 53,000 29,000 18,000
3 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 311,000 88,000 110,000 43,000 33,000 38,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 309,000 78,000 110,000 51,000 38,000 33,000
5 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 309,000 90,000 108,000 32,000 38,000 42,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 220,000 64,000 80,000 24,000 26,000 25,000
2 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 217,000 72,000 79,000 22,000 22,000 22,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 210,000 52,000 70,000 44,000 21,000 23,000
4 RESTAURANT REVOLUTION – TUE Network 7 205,000 60,000 44,000 41,000 24,000 37,000
5 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 199,000 54,000 69,000 24,000 26,000 27,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 28/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
 
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY 106,000
2 LIVE: BACK PAGE FOX SPORTS 1 100,000
3 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 77,000
4 PAWN STARS AUSTRALIA A&E 64,000
5 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 59,000
6 LIVE: NRL 360 FOX SPORTS 1 59,000
7 CORONATION STREET UKTV 58,000
8 MRS. BROWN’S BOYS UKTV 57,000
9 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 55,000
10 SEINFELD TVH!TS 51,000
11 EASTENDERS UKTV 50,000
12 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 48,000
13 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 45,000
14 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 44,000
15 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 43,000
16 THE BIG ALLOTMENT CHALLENGE LifeStyle Channel 42,000
17 ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS Nick Jr. 42,000
18 DOC MCSTUFFINS Disney Junior 41,000
19 BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Nick Jr. 41,000
20 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW UKTV 40,000

 

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The view from iview http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-view-from-iview.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-view-from-iview.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:58:19 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237491 2015-07-28_1225

EXCLUSIVE: It’s a question every good ABC viewer wants to know: when will iview upgrade to a higher resolution for its avid users?

Since it was launched in 2008, iview has become a stunning success for ABC, widely touted as the leading catch-up service amongst Australian viewers. It now pulls over a million plays a day, but as audiences demand more from their online video, particularly amongst those now viewing on their TV screens rather than desktops, there are those wanting better quality vision and sound.

Juggling the demand at the same time as ABC has faced funding cuts, is the job of Rebecca Heap, ABC Head of TV Strategy and Digital Products.

“It’s definitely a cost issue, but what we are doing in the second half of this year is starting a trial of higher resolution of content on connected TVs, and allowing our audience to opt in. That will help inform us for a better discussion internally about 0ur audience values this and a need to invest,” she says.

“A large part of our audience is not in metropolitan areas, so we do need to make sure we are serving content that is easy for everyone to consume.

“But I feel pretty confident we will have some kind of higher resolution as an option before too long.”

So why the need for an option?

As a public broadcaster, ABC must ensure it is not making life difficult for those who are limited by ISP capability. There are questions that need addressing, particularly where every bottom line dollar has to be justified.

“How many people are concerned about their download limit, or have concerns that they live in an area where their bandwidth doesn’t support a High-Res file?” she asks.

“Do we need to offer a choice or do we push the whole thing to Higher Resolution?

“It will certainly be a big investment on the ABC’s behalf so we need to back it up and say ‘This is what our audience want.’”

On that note, ABC has also been experimenting with its Binge offerings, carefully delivering each in a different playout to gain further audience insight.

Jonah offered the full series on iview the weekend before telecast but we pulled it down and then released it bit by bit. Glitch was day and date with the whole broadcast after the first ep. Sammy J and Randy will be premiering on iview 6 weeks ahead of broadcast and remain for the full 30 days through September,” she continues.

“What we’re learning is ‘How do you best work that interplay between broadcast and online viewing?'”

By the end of this month Glitch will be the top adults programme on iview this year, trumping programmes such as The Killing Season and Secret River. Heap says on the day it premiered, there were big numbers powering through Glitch‘s full season.

“There were a lot of people up very late on Thursday night working their way through it. You can literally see some people watching 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on Thursday night. We know from Netflix and stunts such as our Comedy Binge that’s the way people want to engage with content.

“Aunty always does particularly well on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Consistently every Sunday now we are pulling in over a million programme plays.”

Adult viewing increases over Thursday – Sunday, while Kids content is consistent across the week.

But being a public broadcaster does have its advantages. ABC happily offers premieres in iview, and uploads content before a later Perth broadcast, all because it isn’t reliant on monetising its content. ABC Charter does not prioritise between TV and online -they are all deemed valuable audiences.

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s broadcast or iview. We’re making sure our audience find distinct Australian content, which is a great challenge in this quickly-changing landscape that we work in. There are so many choices and making sure Australian content cuts through is really important to iview,” says Heap.

“It’s really important our audience finds Australian stories but we are increasingly agnostic as to where and how they find them. It needs to be easy and on their terms, then they will watch and engage. So that’s really what Glitch was all about.”

Glitch was given the binge treatment because of its appeal to young viewers. ABC is constantly seeking to ‘broaden’ its audience base (never say ‘skewing younger!’).

“iview has the power to draw in a unique audience that often doesn’t engage with the ABC. The 18-35 year old audience are the highest users of internet television.

Glitch, in terms of the way it plays, skew a little bit younger with the bleeding eyes, and it’s very topical and current. So it felt like a natural fit with iview and something we could make a splash about. It’s also a strong Australians story, which is what we’re all about.”

Most adults content is available for a 14 day window (Kids content is 30 days) but new Australian seasons are ‘stacked’ with the full series available for 14 days after the last episode plays, to allow further discovery.

But if viewers want better resolution, the other burning question that arises: when will iview be available on Apple TV? Netflix, Stan and tenplay are already there. Is this another cost factor?

“It doesn’t cost money to be in it, but it costs money to build a compatible app so we are looking at that at the moment. Watch this space,” Heap promises.

The irony is, it is the sheer success of iview that has led to the platform’s next challenges. Realising them in a landscape of growing competition and pressures on the broadcaster is, perhaps, a good problem to have.

“Programme plays are up 30% for the same time last year. We’re getting more than a million plays each and every day now, with bigger bumps on the weekend. They are fantastic figures,” says Heap.

“There’s great pride coming from everyone who works on iview. It’s a real honour and everyone acknowledges that we are the local favourite. We have a great role to play, not only in Australian stories, but in being a great innovator and helping to change the market.”

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Craig McPherson to lead Seven News & Public Affairs http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/craig-mcpherson-to-lead-seven-news-public-affairs.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/craig-mcpherson-to-lead-seven-news-public-affairs.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:54:47 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237686 2015-07-28_2312

Former Today Tonight exec producer Craig McPherson is returning to Seven -from his current role at Nine- to become Director of News and Public Affairs.

He joined Nine two years ago to become head of development for news and current affairs and to build Nine’s brand in Adelaide and Perth, after he was overlooked for the head of news and current affairs role when Peter Meakin retired. That role was split between Rob Raschke (news) and Neil Mooney (current affairs).

Now with Seven News trailing Nine, McPherson will have management responsibility for Seven News, Sunday Night, Sunrise, The Morning Show, The Daily Edition and Today Tonight (Adelaide / Perth).

He is expected to have seniority to Rob Raschke.

Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media, said: “I am pleased to be working again with Craig. He’s a great operator. He has a passion for news and public affairs and is driven by success. I look forward to him once again being a vital part of Seven.”

 

Sources suggest the move comes after Nine roles were secure with no immediate prospects offering any new opportunities.

McPherson, who left Seven amid some consternation, is well liked and has a good nose for selling a story. Rather ridiculously, his new portfolio also includes The Morning Show -which goes head to head with that co-hosted by wife Sonia Kruger, Mornings on Nine.

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“Your face was where the song needed your face to be.” Best Ricky Martin quotes. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/your-face-was-where-the-song-needed-your-face-to-be-best-ricky-martin-quotes.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/your-face-was-where-the-song-needed-your-face-to-be-best-ricky-martin-quotes.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:50:15 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=235759 tv4-blind-ricky-4057

When it comes to passion, is there anything more expressive than a little bit of Puerto Rican from the one and only Ricky Martin?

Unquestionably, no.

Just take a look at these brilliant comments given to contestants on The Voice.

“That was nurturing. That was love. You changed her life.”

“The passion is here, brother.”

“Yes the studio. On the stage with me eventually…let’s go to big arenas. People need to hear what you’re saying. Not only in Australia but around the world.”

“You left your soul on the stage.”

“I’m looking for that impulse and I didn’t get it. But I know there was some magic on that stage.”

“Your face was where the song needed your face to be.”

“You have to allow your heart to talk to you.”

“I’m starting to sweat because I get really passionate when I hear talent like you.”

“Let’s fly really high and show not only Australia but the world what Australian talent is.”

“When you sing it’s not just you, but you and your ancestors.”

“You were firm and you took me to places.”

“I saw blood on the stage”

“Every oh-oh had a date and an image. I saw it and I felt it.”

“You’re here to show not only Australia but I would say the world that anything is possible.”

God bless Ricky Martin!

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Programming war heats up the kitchen http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/programming-war-heats-up-the-kitchen.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/programming-war-heats-up-the-kitchen.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:49:07 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237662 2015-07-28_1242

Last night The Hot Plate went head to head with Restaurant Revolution -not exactly a win for viewers.

But competing like-minded shows is hardly new, despite some of the language being thrown about.

This week a Nine spokesperson told the Aust. Financial Review: “We are disappointed Seven have decided to schedule their restaurant series directly against ours – as you know we released our launch date over a week before they decided where to put their show. They have also since changed their scheduling plans to ensure the two series are directly head to head.”

Sorry, but to that I say two words: Reno Rumble.

It was Nine that cheekily hired former House Rules cast for a revival of a format it ran years ago, and brazenly pitted it against a new season of House Rules. That split the audience, but it was all part of the master plan.

As one source very high up in the food chain said to me, if Reno Rumble managed to undermine the Seven show, “It will have done its job.”

Indeed, it may well have killed off plans for a second House Rules later this year. Seven seems to have gone quiet on that front of late…

At least everybody appears to have held off simulcasting stunts this week.

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Airdate: The Honourable Woman http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-the-honourable-woman-2.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-the-honourable-woman-2.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:47:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237497 2015-07-28_2322

G00d to hear ABC will be screening The Honourable Woman next month.

This is heavy duty and introspective, but with a knockout performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The cast also includes Aussie Genevieve O’Reilly, currently seen in Glitch.

As a young girl, Anglo-Israeli Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhaal) witnessed the assassination of her father by the armed wing of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.

Now in her late thirties, Nessa is at the forefront of the Middle East peace process. An independent entrepreneur, equal parts idealist and pragmatist, she has worked tirelessly to help cultivate an atmosphere of reconciliation between the Israelis and Palestinians. Ennobled for her campaigning work, the newly made Baroness must fight forces that are conspiring against her as she awards a highly lucrative contract to a Palestinian businessman.

When he is subsequently killed, Nessa and her brother Ephra (Andrew Buchan) come under the renewed close scrutiny of Whitehall and the Secret Intelligence Service.

Set against the gripping backdrop of government paranoia and espionage, The Honourable Woman tells the story of one woman’s personal journey to right the wrongs conducted in a past life.

From the corridors of governmental power to the sibling dynamic that bonds the Stein family’s private purpose, Whitehall and MI6, Washington and the CIA, The Palestinian Authority and a Gaza safe-house – the visual backdrop of Hugo Blick’s compelling drama is as stunning and refined as the story that drives it.

Thursday August 20 8:30pm ABC.

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Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery: July 29 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/julia-zemiros-home-delivery-july-29.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/julia-zemiros-home-delivery-july-29.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:44:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237673 2015-07-28_1152

The one and only Ita is guest tonight on Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery.

“You wouldn’t be dead for quids. This is the best job in the world,” she says of journalism.

Ita – no surname required – has been involved in the media since the age of 16. The daughter of an ‘old-school’ journo and newspaperman, Ita takes Julia back to where she grew up in the garden wonderland of Parsley Bay in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

The only girl in a family of boys, Ita says that battling with her brothers stood her in great stead for mixing in with the men throughout her media career.

Ita and Julia visit the site of her original home and sit below the gum tree where she played as a child. Then they are off to her favourite spot by the bay where she reveals that her parents’ marriage was a stormy one, and ultimately her mother was very unhappy. But she says it taught her a lesson about self-reliance and to not depend on others too much.

They visit what was once Dover Heights Home Economics School for Girls, now Rose Bay Secondary College, where, as they visit her old classrooms Ita reflects on editing Cleo and the Australian’s Women’s Weekly. She reveals that she is still as passionate about journalism and broadcasting as she was as a sixteen-year-old copygirl.

Joined by Ita’s beloved dog, Cleo, they wander through Centennial Park where Ita chats about being single, public advocacy, her relationship with Kerry Packer, and her commitment to positive ageing.

9pm Wednesday on ABC.

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Darren & Brose: July 30 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/darren-brose-july-30.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/darren-brose-july-30.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:43:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237667 2015-07-28_1114

This week on ONE’s Darren & Brose guests include Kate Ceberano, Stefan Dennis, Dave O’Neil, Dylan Lewis and Andrew De Silva.

Darren & Brose, the only homegrown late night show of its kind on Australian commercial television, returns this week with new guests, sketches, comedy segments and music.

Joining hosts Darren Chau and Brose Avard this week will be Australian music royalty Kate Ceberano (ARIA, MO and Logie Award winner), TV soap legend Stefan Dennis (Neighbours), comedian Dave O’Neil (Agony, Spicks and Specks) and Nova’s Dylan Lewis.

The winner of Australia’s Got Talent and member of the ARIA Award-winning and platinum selling band CDB, Andrew De Silva, will also be stopping by to perform his newest single.

Join the guys at the special new time of 10:45pm this week as they continue to bring late night laughs and surprises to Australian audiences through their unique, sharp and entertaining comedy segments.

Darren Chau said: “We’ve been on at 11:25pm, 11pm and now 10:45pm. We’re hoping that by episode 7 we’ll be taking on Kochie and Karl at breakfast!”

10:45pm Thursday on ONE.

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Airdate: WAGS http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-wags.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-wags.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:40:19 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237664 2015-07-28_1015

Next month E! premieres its latest reality offering with WAGS, the wives and girlfriends of US sports stars.

Think we get the drill….

Premiering on Thursday, August 20 at 9:30pm this new one-hour, eight episode series gives you a front row seat to the real competition, taking viewers on a wild ride into the world of some of today’s hottest professional athletes from the perspective of the women who stand by their side, otherwise known as WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars).

These WAGS are playing the most competitive sport out there: getting and keeping that pro-athlete man. As part of an elite, exclusive group, the WAGS are close friends who are bound together by a strict hierarchy, unspoken rules and plenty of drama – and those who have the coveted ring, and a husband with a contract, are the ones with all the power!

Sasha Gates
Sasha is the queen WAG of the group, married to a 5-time All Pro Player from the San Diego Chargers who has a multi-million dollar contract. She was featured in music videos until she met her husband, but now she’s a doting wife and mother to a little girl with another one on the way. However, Sasha still has her own interests as she starts looking into a music career. She also has a children’s clothing line called Wittle Ones, with best friend/business partner Autumn Aijrotutu, which features cute football clothes for kids.

Autumn Ajirotutu
Autumn met Seyi Ajirotutu of the Philadelphia Eagles in college, and the two are now married with twin girls. After leaving the San Diego Chargers, Seyi recently signed with the Eagles and now Autumn is faced with having to decide whether to uproot her family and turn her life upside down to move to Philly. Autumn has always loved to party and is finding it difficult at times to transition from that life to being a new mom.

Barbie Blank
Barbie is engaged to Sheldon Souray (most recently of the Anaheim Ducks) and the two are actively planning their January 2016 wedding in Cabo! Barbie is a former WWE Diva known as “Kelly Kelly,” who made her debut at only 19 years old. She performed from 2006-2012, which included being the Diva’s Champion in 2011. As a former athlete herself, she’s not a “typical” WAG, but with the pending wedding, Barbie is very excited to move up the hierarchy chain and legitimize her WAG status.

Ashley North
Ashley North is a WAGS descendant (her father was a Major League Baseball player who played for the SF Giants, Oakland A’s and Chicago Cubs), who gets a lot of great advice from her dad on how to navigate this competitive world, including an emphatic warning not to date athletes! However, Ashley chose not to heed his advice – she has been with Dashon Goldson of the Washington Redskins for over 11 years and the two have a young daughter together named Charly. They have been engaged for a year, but Dashon’s hesitation with locking in a wedding date is a serious cause for concern. Outside of her “roles” as a WAG and mother, Ashley is trying to balance her own career as a celebrity stylist whose clients have included Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber and J Cole among others.

Nicole Williams
Nicole has been dating Larry English of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four years now, and she is ready for that ring! She is a gorgeous, successful working model who is always on the road traveling for jobs, having modeled for Old Navy, Gucci, La Senza, Macy’s and more – she was even tapped to appear in Robin Thicke’s “Treats” video. While she prides herself with having her own life, Nicole tries to keep Larry on a short leash as she struggles with the “jersey chasers” who follow these NFL players everywhere they go!

Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson
Natalie and Olivia are gorgeous, cousins and best friends who launched a beauty and fashion blog together that proved to be so successful, they are taking it to the next level – but mixing family and business is always a challenge! Natalie’s boyfriend is Shaun Phillips who has played for the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts. They have been together for 2 1/2 years and while Shaun is looking to take things to the next level, Natalie is very independent and has to figure out how to balance this relationship with her own career plans, especially now that she has reached “Instafame” with a million Instagram followers! Olivia is single and a hopeless romantic, but will only date athletes. She has been linked to players from the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Clippers!

Thursday, August 20 at 9:30pm on E!

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Telstra TV set for September http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/telstra-tv-set-for-september.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/telstra-tv-set-for-september.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:39:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237695 2015-07-29_0033

Telstra has partnered with US streaming platform Roku with plans to launch in Australia as Telstra TV from September.

It hopes to offer Netflix, Presto and Stan in a single destination, bundled for less than $30 a month.

The Roku 2 box retails at $US59 in the United States, and is expected to cost about $100 locally.

Catch-up services will also be on offer, but it isn’t clear if Foxtel Play would be included.

A Stan app won’t be available at first, however Telstra media managing director Joe Pollard told news.com.au that it would be available soon after the launch.

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Bosch http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/bosch.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/bosch.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:09:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237676 An LAPD homicide detective stands trial for the fatal shooting of a serial murder suspect and is forced to confront his past. 9:35pm Wednesday SBS.

Go Back to Where You Came From
The Bachelor
Louis Theroux
Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery
The Mysteries of Laura

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Monday 27 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/monday-27-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/monday-27-july-2015.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:42:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237658 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Monday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 27/07/2015 20/07/2015 Network ABC 14.7% 14.5% Network ABC2 3.0% 2.8% Network ABC3 0.5% 0.6% Network ABC News 24 1.0% 0.9% Network ABC TTL 19.2% 18.8% Network 7 14.4% 21.1% Network 7TWO 3.9% 3.7% Network 7mate 3.0% 2.6% Network 7 TTL 21.4% 27.4% Network 9 15.3% 22.4% Network GO! 3.0% 4.3% Network Gem 2.4% 2.7% Network 9 TTL 20.7% 29.4% Network TEN 29.7% 14.5% Network ONE 2.7% 2.1% Network ELEVEN 2.0% 2.2% Network TEN TTL 34.4% 18.8% Network SBS ONE 3.5% 4.8% Network SBS 2 0.6% 0.8% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 4.2% 5.7%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 27/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – THE WINNER ANNOUNCED Network TEN 2,133,000 581,000 798,000 300,000 229,000 226,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 2 Network TEN 1,840,000 515,000 662,000 261,000 194,000 208,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,247,000 342,000 449,000 229,000 125,000 102,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,213,000 317,000 454,000 237,000 115,000 91,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,071,000 286,000 292,000 151,000 153,000 188,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,028,000 296,000 285,000 157,000 126,000 163,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,026,000 319,000 299,000 205,000 99,000 103,000
8 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 894,000 256,000 273,000 173,000 88,000 104,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 881,000 258,000 254,000 138,000 98,000 132,000
10 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 832,000 172,000 317,000 144,000 95,000 105,000
11 7.30-EV Network ABC 793,000 224,000 236,000 151,000 83,000 99,000
12 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 743,000 199,000 227,000 135,000 72,000 110,000
13 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 743,000 225,000 192,000 166,000 82,000 79,000
14 HOT SEAT Network 9 699,000 187,000 216,000 186,000 66,000 44,000
15 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 696,000 200,000 206,000 108,000 75,000 107,000
16 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 666,000 184,000 236,000 114,000 63,000 69,000
17 HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? Network TEN 653,000 141,000 292,000 83,000 70,000 68,000
18 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 624,000 163,000 197,000 110,000 60,000 94,000
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 621,000 177,000 170,000 136,000 66,000 72,000
20 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 607,000 181,000 152,000 129,000 63,000 83,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 27/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-EV Network ABC2 258,000 69,000 59,000 58,000 32,000 40,000
2 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 238,000 58,000 91,000 55,000 19,000 15,000
3 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 236,000 64,000 51,000 56,000 31,000 34,000
4 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 225,000 54,000 54,000 48,000 30,000 38,000
5 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 216,000 52,000 50,000 52,000 32,000 30,000
6 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 209,000 35,000 24,000 72,000 38,000 40,000
7 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 197,000 38,000 55,000 37,000 23,000 45,000
8 M*A*S*H EP 2 RPT Network ONE 191,000 65,000 50,000 32,000 21,000 25,000
9 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 186,000 30,000 36,000 76,000 30,000 14,000
10 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 185,000 44,000 57,000 31,000 16,000 37,000
11 A TOUCH OF FROST Network 7TWO 178,000 59,000 43,000 29,000 30,000 18,000
12 FIREMAN SAM-PM Network ABC2 176,000 42,000 55,000 33,000 16,000 30,000
13 PLAY SCHOOL-AM Network ABC2 167,000 37,000 50,000 49,000 12,000 20,000
14 THE MIDDLE -EV Network GO! 158,000 39,000 42,000 17,000 24,000 36,000
15 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD Network 7TWO 154,000 43,000 43,000 22,000 21,000 25,000
16 SESAME STREET-AM Network ABC2 152,000 34,000 51,000 29,000 17,000 21,000
17 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV Network GO! 150,000 40,000 37,000 23,000 27,000 23,000
18 BARGAIN HUNT Network 7TWO 149,000 25,000 49,000 25,000 24,000 27,000
19 DIRTGIRLWORLD-PM Network ABC2 149,000 35,000 52,000 25,000 15,000 23,000
20 THE ADVENTURES OF BOTTLE TOP BILL AND HIS BEST FRIEND CORKY-AM Network ABC2 147,000 19,000 52,000 50,000 9,000 18,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – THE WINNER ANNOUNCED Network TEN 1,219,000 338,000 459,000 181,000 116,000 126,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 2 Network TEN 1,036,000 281,000 377,000 167,000 92,000 119,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 460,000 124,000 172,000 79,000 44,000 41,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 453,000 93,000 172,000 88,000 45,000 55,000
5 HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? Network TEN 436,000 94,000 199,000 58,000 42,000 43,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – THE WINNER ANNOUNCED Network TEN 1,155,000 315,000 441,000 165,000 115,000 119,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 2 Network TEN 973,000 265,000 359,000 145,000 93,000 111,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 419,000 83,000 175,000 67,000 44,000 51,000
4 HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? Network TEN 413,000 88,000 191,000 51,000 42,000 41,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 364,000 89,000 141,000 66,000 36,000 31,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – THE WINNER ANNOUNCED Network TEN 784,000 227,000 298,000 108,000 79,000 71,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 2 Network TEN 665,000 193,000 241,000 94,000 65,000 72,000
3 HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? Network TEN 279,000 60,000 139,000 32,000 30,000 19,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 268,000 53,000 118,000 40,000 26,000 32,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 190,000 51,000 77,000 23,000 23,000 15,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 27/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: NRL COWBOYS V EELS FOX SPORTS 1 293,000
2 LIVE: MONDAY NIGHT WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX SPORTS 1 157,000
3 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY 120,000
4 LIVE: AFL: ON THE COUCH FOX FOOTY 79,000
5 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 71,000
6 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 71,000
7 VERA 13TH STREET 63,000
8 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 62,000
9 I AM CAIT E! 59,000
10 EASTENDERS UKTV 56,000
11 AFL: OPEN MIKE FOX FOOTY 55,000
12 DOC MCSTUFFINS Disney Junior 55,000
13 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 54,000
14 LIVE: MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE CENTRAL FOX SPORTS 1 53,000
15 FAMILY GUY FOX8 51,000
16 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 50,000
17 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES Disney Junior 50,000
18 TRUE DETECTIVE showcase 46,000
19 DORA AND FRIENDS Nick Jr. 46,000
20 CORONATION STREET UKTV 46,000

 

 

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Billie McKay wins MasterChef 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/billie-mckay-wins-masterchef-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/billie-mckay-wins-masterchef-2015.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:58:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237612 billie

24 year old Billie McKay has won MasterChef Australia 2015 and a job offer to work at The Fat Duck from Heston Blumenthal.

The offer came on top of the $250,000 cash, Alfa Romeo, a monthly column in Delicious magazine and the series title.

The finale included a 5 hr challenge to recreate a Heston dish before family and former contestants.

The triple challenge reduced both contestants to tears -including the ultra composed Billie- with George Calombaris having to deliver pep talks. But even under the pressure of the final challenge, Billie found time to encourage her competitor.

Billie, from Ballina NSW, was described by Matt Preston as the “most complete cook we’ve ever seen in this competition.”

“This has just been the greatest time of my life,” she said in response.

“I don’t know where to start! It’s an unbelievable feeling not only to win, but to have this offer to work at The Fat Duck is beyond my wildest dreams.

“The whole MasterChef Australia experience has been the biggest learning curve of my life. I owe a lot to Gary, George and Matt, I can’t thank them enough,” she said later.

“To Georgia, to have come all this way with her has made the experience so much more amazing as we’re such good mates. I’m always amazed at her creativity and how genuine, fun and happy she is, even when things weren’t going her way.

“I’m completely blown away to have been offered a job with Heston. I would never have dreamt at the start of the competition that was even a vague possibility. From Ballina to Bray, who would have thought.”

Round One:
Billie: 21 points
Georgia: 23 points

Round Two:
Billie: 25 points
Georgia: 27 points

Round Three
Billie: 36 points
Georgia: 30 points

TOTAL
Billie: 82 points
Georgia: 80 points

As Runner-Up Georgia won $20,000 and Second Runner-Up Jessica pocketed $10,000.

Georgia said: “To Billie, what an amazing girl. I’m so excited for her and couldn’t have asked for a better friend to have been through this crazy adventure with. “I’ve got so many ideas running through my mind for the future. I’d love to get into presenting and doing food demonstrations and events, I’ve had a taste of it now and I love the buzz of teaching people. Food styling and writing is also a passion I really want to pursue. I can’t wait to get started,” she said.

After a strong season for TEN, MasterChef is already calling for contestants for 2016.

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Maggie Kirkpatrick to fight abuse charges http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/maggie-kirkpatrick-to-fight-abuse-charges.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/maggie-kirkpatrick-to-fight-abuse-charges.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:54:08 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237641 2015-07-27_2259

Veteran actress Maggie Kirkpatrick will fight shock child sex allegations.

Kirkpatrick, best known as the iconic Joan “The Freak” Ferguson in Prisoner, has been charged with with two counts of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency with a person under 16 years, in a case that allegedly dates back to the 1980s.

Kirkpatrick, 74, who has recently appeared in the musical Wicked, told News Corp, “I need to go to court to have this ridiculous situation quashed.

“Allegations have been levelled at me, yes. Are they true? Absolutely not.

“The evidence is in the court. I don’t think it’s appropriate that I say any more.”

She will face the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on August 19.

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Endemol Shine Australia announces new structure http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/endemol-shine-australia-announces-new-structure.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/endemol-shine-australia-announces-new-structure.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:49:55 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237611 2015-04-02_1010

Endemol Shine Australia, merging two production companies, has formally announced its new structure, headed up by CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy.

Managing Director, Unscripted Content will be headed up by Peter Newman, currently Shine’s Director of Programming overseeing formats such as MasterChef, The Bachelor, Gogglebox, The Biggest Loser, Shark Tank and Australia’s Next Top Model. Margaret Bashfield has been promoted to the role of Supervising Executive Producer, Unscripted Content.

Scripted content will be overseen colelctively by Drama exec producers John Edwards (Offspring, Puberty Blues, Love My Way), Imogen Banks (Offspring, Puberty Blues), Mimi Butler (Rush, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars) and Kerrie Mainwaring (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Catching Milat).

In other appointments, Sara Horn will be Managing Director, Production & Operations, Chris Fry has been promoted from his current role as Finance & Business Development Director, Shine to Chief Financial Officer, Scott Howard has been appointed Commercial Director, Elliot Spencer will be Director of Development & Creative Services and Leanne McDonnell will be Head of Human Resources.

Mark and Carl Fennessy said: “Globally, Endemol Shine is responsible for some of the world’s marquee brands & premium content. We are truly excited about leading the newly merged business at such an extraordinary period of change within the Australian television landscape. Such a unique combination of personnel and resources brings together the country’s most talented content creators and executives under one roof. It’s definitely a case of one and one makes three.”

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Advertising revenue dips for networks http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/advertising-revenue-dips-for-networks.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/advertising-revenue-dips-for-networks.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:48:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237584 2015-07-27_1656

Advertising Revenue for commercial networks for the last six months indicate Seven enjoys the greatest share of the ad pie, but it has lost ground with TEN improving.

Nine’s share of the spend remains unchanged compared to the same six months in 2014.

Overall, revenue in metro & regional broadcasters is down by 2%.

Gross Advertising Revenue for commercial networks January – June 2015

Metropolitan Service
Sydney 524,788,968 (0.80%)
Melbourne 382,351,024 (-0.82%)
Brisbane 240,415,792 (1.07%)
Adelaide 95,857,217 (-3.53%)
Perth 160,168,639 (1.39%)
TOTAL 1,403,581,640 (0.16%)

Regional Service
New South Wales 185,437,023 (-0.72%)
Victoria 57,896,270 (-8.19%)
Queensland 95,323,892 (-2.85%)
South Australia 17,077,455 (-1.10%)
West Australia 22,750,267 (-4.96%)
Northern Territories/ Tasmania 34,536,331 (-6.53%)
TOTAL 413,021,238 (-3.07%)

STATE Revenue
New South Wales 710,225,991 (0.40%)
Victoria 440,247,294 (-1.85%)
Queensland 335,739,684 (-0.07%)
South Australia 112,934,672 (-3.17%)
West Australia 182,918,906 (0.56%)
Northern Territories/ Tasmania 34,536,331 (-6.53%)
TOTAL 1,816,602,878 (-0.59%)

Networks
(All Capital Cities)
Seven 39.5% (-1.8%)
Nine 38.6% (0.00%)
Ten 21.9% (1.8%)
TOTAL 100.0%

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Returning: Utopia http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/returning-utopia.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/returning-utopia.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:46:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237495 2015-07-27_1552

Season 2 of Utopia begins on ABC next month, now relocated to a new premises for the Nation Building Authority.

There are 8 episodes this season.

Expect ineptness.

Set inside the offices of the “Nation Building Authority”, a newly created government organization responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It’s a tribute to those political leaders who have somehow managed to take a long-term vision and use it for short-term gain.

This award winning series follows the working lives of a tight-knit team in charge of guiding big building schemes from announcement to unveiling. Constant shifts in priorities are the order of the day as the staff are asked to come up with plans for everything from new roads and rail lines to airports and high rise urban developments. In short, Utopia examines the forces that go into creating a very well-designed white elephant.

Featuring a stellar comic cast led by Rob Sitch, along with Celia Pacquola, Dave Lawson, Luke McGregor, Kitty Flanagan, Anthony Lehmann, Emma-Louise Wilson, Michelle Lim Davidson and Toby Truslove, Utopia is a series for anyone who has ever been frustrated by bureaucracy – and survived to laugh at the experience.

Utopia is written and produced by the award-winning team of Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch. Michael Hirsh is Executive Producer. Original casting by Jane Kennedy. Directed by Rob Sitch. ABC Commissioning Editors, Rick Kalowskinand Brett Sleigh. A Working Dog Production in association with ABC TV.

9:00pm Wednesday August 19 ABC.

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National Press Club: Same Sex Debate http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/national-press-club-same-sex-debate.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/national-press-club-same-sex-debate.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:43:12 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237616 2015-07-27_1828

On Wednesday ABC will broadcast a marriage equality debate between Senators Cory Bernardi and Penny Wong at the National Press Club of Australia.

It will broadcast live at 12:30pm AEST on ABC News 24 and 12:30pm on ABC TV (local time).

The debate will also be live-streamed at: abc.net.au/news24

The two South Australian Senators have long been opposing voices in the marriage equality debate in Australia.

Senator Wong advocates for an amendment to the Marriage Act to allow same-sex marriage, while Senator Bernardi is resolutely against change.

The same-sex marriage debate takes place ahead of the return of Parliament in August, when the issue looks set to take political centre-stage with a cross party marriage equality bill expected to be introduced.

The National Press Club is Australia’s leading forum for discussion and debate and for major statements on politics and public policy. Decision makers, Australian political leaders, foreign Heads of State and leaders from all fields of society are among the speakers at the National Press Club.

The addresses are broadcast live on ABC TV and ABC News 24 and also live-streamed online at: abc.net.au/news24

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Airdate: Bondi Ink Tattoo http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-bondi-ink-tattoo.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-bondi-ink-tattoo.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:42:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237594 2015-07-27_1451

Tonight ELEVEN premieres Bondi Ink Tattoo, which follows the running of a tattoo studio in Bondi.

In a bid to help prepare the store for its busiest summer season ever, shop owner Wendy Tadrosse calls in Mike Diamond from NY Ink fame.

When Mike walks in to the store, he finds Moses asleep, Shaun goofing around and Dennis nowhere to be found. Realising they have a lot of work to do with the crew to lift them up to international standards,

Mike calls a team meeting. When Dennis is a no show, Mike tosses up the possibility of firing him. Shaun is left furious and Wendy questions whether hiring Mike was the best decision for her store.

8:30pm tonight on ELEVEN.

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Foxtel COO Rohan Lund to depart http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/foxtel-coo-rohan-lund-to-depart.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/foxtel-coo-rohan-lund-to-depart.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:40:57 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237592 2015-07-27_1519

Former Seven West Media exec Rohan Lund, who joined Foxtel as its Chief Operating Officer in 2013, will depart as Pay TV provider restructures. Presto also moves to management by its joint venture with Seven.

Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel Chief Executive said, “Over the past two years Foxtel has been through unprecedented change to set itself up for future success. We are very proud of what has been achieved in such a short space of time. Significant changes have included a new pricing and packaging structure, the launch of products such as broadband and iQ3 and the establishment of the Presto Entertainment joint venture with Seven West Media.

“As we move from launch of these new businesses and initiatives to the consolidation and growth phase, it has become apparent that we need to put in place a flatter executive structure by appointing senior executives to take direct responsibility for them. At the same time management of Presto Entertainment has moved to the joint venture, which now has its own board and management structure.

“In recent discussions with current COO, Rohan Lund, we have agreed that the group structure no longer requires the COO position and that his role should now be split between different business divisions. Therefore, Rohan has decided to leave Foxtel and look for opportunities elsewhere. Fortunately, Rohan has agreed to remain with the business until September to see through the remaining phase of the programs he has led and to help me with the transition into the new structure, which is outlined below.

“Rohan has been an important part of the executive team during the last two years, building an outstanding team and driving a new energy and direction through his organisation. He has been a key contributor to our successful pricing and packaging strategy, the launch of Broadband and iQ3, reinvigorating Telstra as a key sales channel for Foxtel, and in the negotiation of the joint venture for Presto Entertainment with Seven West Media.”

New Structure
From September, the responsibilities of the COO will be split between the existing CFO division, a new Broadband division and a newly created Product & Operations division.

Andrew Lorken will join as Executive Director of Broadband in September. Andrew comes from Accenture, where he has been a senior partner since 2012. During his time at Accenture, Andrew has worked entirely with NBN Co on their transformation program for all of their non-information technology programs, including construction, network operations, and commercial and business operations. Prior to his time at Accenture, Andrew held senior consulting roles across multiple industries but with a significant focus on the telecommunications sector, including with Telstra, Vodafone and the US based AT&T.

I am also pleased to announce that Moritz von Hauenschild will join Foxtel in September as Executive Director, Product and Operations. Moritz will take on responsibility for Product, Wholesale and Operations and will sit on the Presto Entertainment Board.

Moritz is no stranger to Foxtel, having worked here between 2002-2007 as Head of Product Development, during which time he had responsibility for negotiating content agreements and the development and launch of new digital platforms.

Since leaving Australia in 2007, Moritz worked as a partner for BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, where he was responsible for all media and entertainment investments globally. During his eight years with BC Partners, Moritz sat on several boards and held senior executive/operational roles in the firm’s three largest media and entertainment investments covering three distinct subscription TV markets: Unitymedia in Germany, Com Hem (Sweden’s largest subscription TV player) and Suddenlink Communications in the USA.

Prior to Foxtel, Moritz worked for six years for the Boston Consulting Group, primarily consulting to media companies (subscription TV companies, broadcasters and major studios) in Germany, Brazil, the U.S. and Australia.

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Israel Folau becomes Rugby Union ambassador for Foxtel http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/israel-folau-becomes-rugby-union-ambassador-for-foxtel.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/israel-folau-becomes-rugby-union-ambassador-for-foxtel.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:38:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237582 2015-07-27_1559

Israel Folau has signed on as an official sports ambassador for Foxtel’s coverage of Rugby Union.

The 2015 Bledisloe Cup and the Rugby Championships will air Live on FOX Sports from Saturday 8 August.

“I’ve been very fortunate to experience a lot of different things in my career so far, but away from the field I’m also a huge sports fan, and no one does it better than Foxtel when it comes to bringing the best in sporting action into Aussie living rooms. That’s why I’m thrilled to join the Foxtel team, to help show everyone what real sports coverage is all about,” said Israel Folau. “With so many great games on the horizon, including the Rugby World Cup, if you have Foxtel you are in for a real show in the coming months.”

As the first player in history to have cracked all three of Australia’s major football codes, Israel Folau is no stranger to action on the field and knows what it takes to not just win, but win with style. He is featured in the August issue of Foxtel Magazine where he shares how his eight-year career trajectory has seen him arrive at the pinnacle of world rugby, playing for the Wallabies.

Folau will bring his considerable talent to bear in a series of new marketing and promotional campaigns for Foxtel that highlight the company’s sports leadership in bringing subscribers the best possible sports experience including every game of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, airing live and with no ad-breaks during play starting 5:00am 19 September (AEDT) when England faces off against Fiji. Fox Sports will also feature a dedicated channel devoted to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Go Back to Where You Came From http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/go-back-to-where-you-came-from-10.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/go-back-to-where-you-came-from-10.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237586 Opinions on asylum seekers are all at sea in SBS’ excellent returning social experiment. 8:30pm Tuesday.

  • The Hot Plate
  • Restaurant Revolution
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Winners & Losers
  • Joanna Lumley’s Trans Siberian Adventure
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New CEO appointed at Network TEN http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/new-ceo-appointed-at-network-ten.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/new-ceo-appointed-at-network-ten.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:37:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237576 ten

TEN has a new CEO -its sixth in four years, following a restructure at the network.

Hamish McLennan has stepped down from both Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer roles. He joined the network in March 2013.

“The strategic arrangements announced on June 15, including the proposed investment by Foxtel in TEN and the transformative agreement with MCN, mean that my role is complete,” he said.

Paul Anderson who has been with TEN since March 2003 has been appointed Chief Executive Office, effective today. He was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer and has held the Chief Financial Officer role.

“I’m extremely honoured to be offered this opportunity by the Board and I look forward to continuing to work with the very talented team at TEN to build on the improvements we have seen over the past year or so and execute our strategy, which remains unchanged,” he said.

“TEN has ratings and revenue momentum, as demonstrated by the 15% audience growth our primary channel achieved in the first half of the 2015 ratings year and the exceptionally strong revenue growth we have seen in recent months.

“At the same time, the transition to MCN is progressing smoothly and has been very well received by the market.”

Non-Executive Director David Gordon becomes Chairman effective today. He has been a Director of TEN since April 2010.

“The Board thanks Hamish for his contribution during what has been a challenging period in TEN’s history. He has led a strong and talented management team to effect a turnaround in the Company’s performance,” he said.

“Hamish will work with myself and Paul Anderson on a seamless transition and he will continue to advise and assist the company until the end of the year.

“TEN is in an important and exciting phase, as we continue to build our revenue on the back of strong audience growth since mid-2014 and transition our sales activities to Multi Channel Network (‘MCN’); and maintain our clear focus on growth and efficiencies.

“The board was delighted to have such a strong internal candidate as Paul and we were unanimous in appointing him as Chief Executive Officer. He is a 12-year veteran at TEN, well-respected internally and externally, and is the ideal person to lead the TEN team.”

McLennan added, “Paul has been a great partner to myself in the dual role of COO and CFO of the company and has been an integral member of our leadership team. I have greatly valued his help and support in developing the plans for the significant resurgence TEN is now experiencing.”

The restructure follows a proposed investment in TEN by Foxtel which sees the TEN Board reduced in size to six directors. The Board will then comprise two independent directors (one of whom will be Chairman), one representative of Foxtel and three representatives of existing major shareholders.

TEN will undertake a selection process for a new Chief Financial Officer.

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Sunday 26 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/sunday-26-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/sunday-26-july-2015.html#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:05:58 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237573 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Sunday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 26/07/2015 19/07/2015 Network ABC 12.7% 11.2% Network ABC2 2.6% 2.5% Network ABC3 0.9% 0.5% Network ABC News 24 1.0% 0.8% Network ABC TTL 17.2% 15.1% Network 7 17.1% 17.4% Network 7TWO 3.1% 2.4% Network 7mate 3.4% 3.1% Network 7 TTL 23.6% 22.9% Network 9 24.5% 22.0% Network GO! 2.9% 2.9% Network Gem 2.4% 12.8% Network 9 TTL 29.9% 37.7% Network TEN 17.9% 13.2% Network ONE 2.6% 2.7% Network ELEVEN 2.7% 2.2% Network TEN TTL 23.2% 18.1% Network SBS ONE 4.9% 5.0% Network SBS 2 1.1% 1.2% Network NITV 0.0% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 6.1% 6.3%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 26/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE VOICE -SUN Network 9 1,472,000 521,000 387,000 251,000 156,000 156,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,413,000 524,000 430,000 234,000 119,000 107,000
3 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 1 Network TEN 1,389,000 404,000 486,000 204,000 135,000 159,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,303,000 275,000 369,000 266,000 152,000 240,000
5 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 881,000 269,000 263,000 135,000 103,000 111,000
6 60 MINUTES Network 9 845,000 267,000 271,000 136,000 78,000 94,000
7 GRAND DESIGNS-EV Network ABC 821,000 236,000 229,000 138,000 108,000 110,000
8 INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY RPT Network ABC 761,000 210,000 232,000 133,000 92,000 94,000
9 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 710,000 216,000 190,000 108,000 87,000 109,000
10 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 663,000 174,000 235,000 84,000 71,000 99,000
11 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 626,000 198,000 173,000 102,000 72,000 80,000
12 CSI: CYBER Network TEN 578,000 169,000 198,000 74,000 64,000 74,000
13 FAMILY FEUD SUNDAY Network TEN 550,000 154,000 179,000 76,000 56,000 84,000
14 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 504,000 123,000 186,000 74,000 46,000 74,000
15 SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Network 9 463,000 340,000 0 123,000 0 0
16 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 436,000 123,000 104,000 85,000 55,000 69,000
17 SEVEN’S AFL: SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL Network 7 424,000 0 194,000 0 50,000 180,000
18 INSIDERS-AM Network ABC 293,000 88,000 98,000 49,000 23,000 35,000
19 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SUN Network 7 289,000 63,000 87,000 72,000 33,000 34,000
20 NCIS LATE RPT Network TEN 286,000 96,000 87,000 32,000 33,000 37,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 26/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-AM Network ABC2 189,000 42,000 42,000 63,000 27,000 15,000
2 M- RAMBO III Network 7mate 179,000 33,000 62,000 39,000 20,000 24,000
3 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 178,000 47,000 62,000 21,000 20,000 28,000
4 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 176,000 68,000 53,000 26,000 14,000 16,000
5 PLAY SCHOOL-AM Network ABC2 173,000 46,000 36,000 52,000 26,000 13,000
6 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 171,000 41,000 50,000 29,000 18,000 33,000
7 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-SUN EP.2 Network 7TWO 168,000 42,000 57,000 32,000 19,000 18,000
8 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 166,000 32,000 53,000 33,000 21,000 27,000
9 THE SIMPSONS RPT Network ELEVEN 165,000 34,000 44,000 33,000 20,000 33,000
10 THE HIVE-AM Network ABC2 164,000 73,000 41,000 22,000 15,000 13,000
11 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 163,000 36,000 38,000 37,000 18,000 34,000
12 THE ADVENTURES OF BOTTLE TOP BILL AND HIS BEST FRIEND CORKY-AM Network ABC2 162,000 44,000 36,000 49,000 22,000 11,000
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 159,000 49,000 36,000 26,000 21,000 27,000
14 CLASH OF THE TITANS -EV Network GO! 157,000 41,000 34,000 38,000 14,000 30,000
15 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 156,000 51,000 45,000 30,000 15,000 15,000
16 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 156,000 40,000 40,000 32,000 18,000 25,000
17 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 155,000 31,000 55,000 18,000 16,000 37,000
18 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV Network GO! 154,000 49,000 34,000 34,000 16,000 22,000
19 THOMAS AND FRIENDS-PM Network ABC2 154,000 37,000 47,000 25,000 13,000 31,000
20 PUFFIN ROCK-AM Network ABC2 153,000 57,000 45,000 28,000 11,000 11,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 1 Network TEN 773,000 237,000 270,000 105,000 62,000 100,000
2 THE VOICE -SUN Network 9 704,000 240,000 205,000 116,000 69,000 74,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 583,000 230,000 167,000 92,000 39,000 54,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 471,000 111,000 124,000 95,000 53,000 88,000
5 60 MINUTES Network 9 438,000 135,000 157,000 58,000 47,000 41,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 1 Network TEN 734,000 211,000 263,000 105,000 59,000 96,000
2 THE VOICE -SUN Network 9 612,000 207,000 169,000 108,000 57,000 70,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 487,000 195,000 131,000 82,000 31,000 47,000
4 60 MINUTES Network 9 393,000 122,000 135,000 54,000 40,000 43,000
5 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 390,000 94,000 144,000 49,000 37,000 66,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – GRAND FINAL PART 1 Network TEN 524,000 160,000 177,000 79,000 41,000 67,000
2 THE VOICE -SUN Network 9 364,000 129,000 95,000 59,000 35,000 46,000
3 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 277,000 70,000 99,000 33,000 27,000 47,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 274,000 111,000 71,000 47,000 19,000 26,000
5 60 MINUTES Network 9 225,000 76,000 59,000 33,000 22,000 35,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 26/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: AFL WEST COAST V SYDNEY FOX FOOTY 235,000
2 LIVE: AFL BULLDOGS V COLLINGWOOD FOX FOOTY 212,000
3 LIVE: NRL PANTHERS V RAIDERS FOX SPORTS 1 179,000
4 LIVE: F1: HUNGARY FOX SPORTS 5 154,000
5 LIVE: RUGBY UNION: RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP ARG V AUS FOX SPORTS 2 131,000
6 LIVE: AFL: BOUNCE FOX FOOTY 128,000
7 BEFORE THE BOUNCE FOX FOOTY 112,000
8 LIVE: AFL MELBOURNE V ST KILDA FOX SPORTS 3 99,000
9 THE MAZE RUNNER Foxtel Movies Premiere 78,000
10 FRESH OFF THE BOAT FOX8 67,000
11 OPEN SLATHER COMEDY CHANNEL 60,000
12 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 54,000
13 LIVE: F1: HUNGARY PIT LANE RACE DAY FOX SPORTS 5 52,000
14 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? UKTV 51,000
15 LIVE: RUGBY CENTRAL SUNDAY FOX SPORTS 2 49,000
16 TOP 20 FUNNIEST FOX8 49,000
17 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 48,000
18 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 47,000
19 LIVE: RUGBY UNION: RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP FOX SPORTS 2 46,000
20 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 44,000

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Ranking information is for individual episodes. Includes Preliminary data.

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Caroline Jones: “Everyone loves a Story.” http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/caroline-jones-everyone-loves-a-story.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/caroline-jones-everyone-loves-a-story.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:58:54 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237470 2015-07-27_1014

EXCLUSIVE: Caroline Jones recalls a recent, happenstance meeting at the Sydney Writers’ Festival with none other than Jana Wendt. For any onlooker, it must have been a surreal moment, as two iconic female television journalists came face to face.

“This beautiful woman came to stand beside me and there she was. We may have met before, but not to have a conversation as we did that day. And of course, we remarked that my declining to join 60 Minutes in a way opened the door for her to say yes a little later,” Jones says.

Decades earlier, Gerald Stone had invited Jones to leave the ABC to become the first female presenter for 60 Minutes.

“A question in the middle of the night in a hotel room in New York, when I was on a United States broadcasting study tour. It was a phone call at 1:30 a.m.” she recalls.

“I said ‘I will think about it, thank you very much.’ But at that time I was with Four Corners. I suppose I was also doing ABC Current Affairs radio every morning. I thought, ‘Well this is pretty good, I think I better stay.’ Isn’t it interesting? A lot of the crossroads that your life presents could’ve been very different. ”

Indeed. Over her 52 year career, Jones has never worked with any other broadcaster other than the ABC. She was the first woman reporter on This Day Tonight, from 1968-72, and the first woman to anchor Four Corners, from 1972-81. She has been with Australian Story for all of its 19 years -remarkably, still a ratings drawcard every Monday night. Jones first joined ABC at 26 years of age in Canberra, in 1963.

“I have always worked with the ABC on and off over all these years. What a privilege,” she declares.

“My generation didn’t have as an ideal, the pursuit of variety and constant change which I think is prevalent today. It was more about finding a career and an opportunity if it opens up before you and do your best to stay there.”

 

“I thought I had ink in my veins”

Jones grew up in a household of women, growing up in Murrurundi, NSW while her father was off to war.

“My grandfather Ashley Pountney, the son of a convict made good in Australia, was the editor of some of the first newspapers in north-west New South Wales. So I thought I had ink in my veins and I did have a sense that I would love to be in journalism, but it would take a while to get there.

“Graham Chisholm was the one who gave me my first job at the ABC. Bruce Buchanan invited me to This Day Tonight and Alan Martin invited me to Four Corners.

Her first assignment was to interview the wife of a new American ambassador with an old Stellavox recorder, a task she concedes she was terrible at. But working within ABC Canberra armed her with plenty of skills for life.

“When you start in a regional centre I think it puts you at a great advantage because you have to do a bit of everything. You’re typing scripts, you are probably doing some makeup for the weatherman, you’re certainly making cups of tea for the politicians who’ve come over from Parliament House to be interviewed by somebody much more important than you. And you are given your first chance of interviewing on radio and television,” she says.

“But I think the breadth of experience that you can gain, probably still today in a regional centre, is of great benefit.”

Australian Story, was developed partially from her own radio programme, and has become a beacon of success for the ABC.

“Deb Fleming, the executive producer of Australian Story, says that the two inspirations for Australian Story which began in 1996 that wonderful documentary program of A Big Country and the radio program that I had conducted on ABC Radio National for eight years, The Search for Meaning, which was storytelling by a great variety of the country men and women from across the country.”

The show is renowned for profiling individuals, both famous and non-famous, through their own words. Frequently the subjects are about rising above adversity, regularly moving a fervent audience.

“Our feedback from the public is viewers appreciate having the subject tell his or her own story rather than having a reporter mediating it. I think Deb Fleming’s judgment was very wise in that regard. So we have no narration only by the subject or those others associated with the story and it’s kind of a relief,” says Jones.

With such acclaim, Australian Story is also well-regarded by profile Australians looking to make a statement, or even making news. Jones recalls those featuring Hazel Hawke.

“She was generous enough when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease to agree to do a program with us. How generous. At that time when we were being warned of what has now become something of an epidemic of dementia population,” she continues.

“It was illuminating a matter of great public interest with a particular moving personal story. And that’s good work.”

“You hold the relationship very carefully in your hands”

Viewers also love episodes which update on previous editions, such as Gayle Shann, a young Queenslander dealing with injuries from a farming accident, but whose husband, Mac, showed enormous devotion.

“People tell you ‘I can’t remember their name, but what was that story about the young couple where we saw the young husband putting makeup very gently and lovingly on his wife’s face, because she doesn’t have the use of her arms at all?’” Jones recalls.

“People remember him saying ‘I took my marriage vows seriously in sickness and in health for better or worse, and I meant them.’ Lovely.”

Within the Australian Story unit, potential stories can be followed for years. The show’s commitment to storytelling has won it a rare trust, including keeping confidence on stories it is constantly nurturing.

“Like a racehorse, you have to build up a trustworthy form guide so that people know what they are going to be in for if they say ‘Yes’ to being the subject of Australian Story,” says Jones.

“Let’s say someone has been the subject or the victim of a plane crash but can’t talk about it for years. But you stay in touch, you hold the relationship very carefully in your hands and then eventually the person might be ready to tell you that quite extraordinary story.”

But amongst the successes, there have also been criticisms, that sympathetic stories can overlook balance. On occasions, Media Watch has taken aim at the show, which still falls under ABC’s News & Current Affairs division.

One episode on convicted Bali 9 trafficker Scott Rush was criticised for leaving out key background information.

“The criticism of our program was, ‘Why did you not tell the whole story?’ Our defence and our argument -which we are very settled and happy was- that when you have a young Australian in the country where one possible outcome is the death penalty, you err on the side of caution. No story is worth risking someone’s life,” she defends.

“We certainly copped it. You’re in the business of journalism you tell the whole story. Ok on this occasion we chose not to.

“You try to be right but maybe sometimes well…. every programme is open to criticism and that’s fair.”

As Australian Story heads towards its 20th anniversary in 2016, Jones shows no signs of slowing down.

Already bestowed with an Order of Australia and named a National Living Treasure, she is also the National Patron of Women in Media.

For Australian Story she is presenter and remains pro-active as the show’s own social media voice. “I’m the Twitter bug!” she laughs.

With a 50+ year career, she displays remarkable versatility and a lifelong commitment to that ink, metaphorically in her veins.

“I think everyone loves a story. People enjoy the revelation of many aspects of the human condition, because we see people going through the most difficult passages of life and coming through them,” she says.

“That is very fascinating to watch and I suppose very encouraging to watch.

“So I just look forward to continuing,” she assures.

“I just think ‘How could I be so fortunate?’ I’m very happy to be a part of it all.

“I think it will go on forever, in one form or another. Storytelling has always been part of human history.”

Australian Story airs 8pm Mondays on ABC.

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‘MasterChef rigged!’ Fan fury as Georgia secures place in grand final http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/masterchef-rigged-fan-fury-as-georgia-secures-place-in-grand-final.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/masterchef-rigged-fan-fury-as-georgia-secures-place-in-grand-final.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:55:11 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237531 2015-07-26_1849

MasterChef fans were up in arms last night after Georgia secured a place in the Grand Final after a disastrous service in the first part of TEN’s cook-off.

Jessica was eliminated despite serving up excellent food on schedule in a two course dinner for 20 guests.

It was a high-pressure challenge as they cooked all the dishes -completely solo- with Gary telling the three they served up the best dishes they had ever tasted in the MasterChef kitchen.

But Georgia’s complicated first course put her woefully behind her competitors.

Despite the delays, Matt Preston told her “Deliciousness wins out every time,” culling Jessica from the final for her grapefruit, white chocolate and popcorn dessert.

But many viewers were in disagreement, taking to social media to accuse the show of favouritism.

Billie and Georgia will now face off in tonight’s MasterChef Australia finale.

Billie is now the one to beat.

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TEN pushes Seven back to third place in Demos http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/ten-pushes-seven-back-to-third-place-in-demos.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/ten-pushes-seven-back-to-third-place-in-demos.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:53:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237520 tv4-battle-3-tm-mikhail-tameaka-2980

Last week was another win for Nine in Total People and Demos, as led by The Voice.

But the real news was in TEN nabbing second place in the Demos, pushing Seven back into third place. If TEN had stronger multichannel performances it could have been a real contender.

With schedules changing this week, their run is unlikely to be repeated, but credit where it’s due.

Network:
Nine: 28.8
Seven: 26.2
TEN: 20.6
ABC: 17.5
SBS: 6.8

Best-performing brands for each network were:

Nine: The Voice (Sun: 1.53m), Nine News (Sun: 1.39m), A Current Affair (962,000) and 60 Minutes (792,000).

Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.3m), House Rules (1.3m / 1.1m), Dancing with the Stars (778,000) and Home and Away (749,000).

TEN: MasterChef Australia (1.36m), The Project (690,000 / 495,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (630,000) and Family Feud (Simulcast: 630,000).

ABC: ABC News (Sat: 875,000), Father Brown (835,000), and Q & A (774,000).

SBS: Secrets of Britain (330,000), Dan Snow’s History of Railways (325,000), and Byzantium: The Tale of Three Cities (264,000).

Primary channel:
Nine: 19.9
Seven: 18.5
TEN: 15.5
ABC: 12.8
SBS: 5.6

Multichannels:
GEM: 4.6
GO!: 4.3
7TWO: 4.2
7mate: 3.5
ABC2: 2.9
ELEVEN: 2.6
ONE: 2.5
ABC News 24: 1.1
SBS 2: 1.0
ABC3: 0.7
NITV: 0.2

Nine took Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Seven won Friday and Saturday, whilst both tied on Wednesday. ABC bettered TEN on Monday, Friday and Saturday.

Nine won Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven scored in Adelaide and Perth.

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Renewed: Rizzoli & Isles http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/renewed-rizzoli-isles-2.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/renewed-rizzoli-isles-2.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:50:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237466 2015-07-26_1738

US cop series Rizzoli & Isles has been renewed for a seventh season.

TNT has given the go ahead for 13 more episodes, down from its series-high 18 in season six.

But there is currently no talk about season seven being its last.

The drama, based on Tess Gerritsen novels, most recently drew 6.3 million total viewers making it the most-watched show on US cable at the moment. The series ranks as TNT’s second-most-watched show in history, behind only The Closer in total viewers.

Jan Nash, who took over as showrunner after creator Janet Tamaro’s departure, will return.

It airs in Australia on GEM.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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John Paul Young first to go in Dancing with the Stars http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/john-paul-young-first-to-go-in-dancing-with-the-stars.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/john-paul-young-first-to-go-in-dancing-with-the-stars.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:49:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237549 _A8A2525

He may have had some Strictly Ballroom in his DNA but it proved to be no help to 70s singer John Paul Young who last night was the first celebrity to be eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.

JPY lost out with a score of 47 points, by just a point below Lynette Bolton’s 48 points.

Fittingly, he went out performing (barely) to Love is in the Air.

Former MKR contestant Ash Pollard finished in first place with 68 points, while radio presenter Emma Freedman was close behind on 66.

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Giant crow invades Today Show interview http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/giant-crow-invades-today-show-interview.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/giant-crow-invades-today-show-interview.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:48:31 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237528

Peter Hitchener would know how Courier-Mail sports journalist Robert ‘Crash’ Craddock felt yesterday after a ‘giant crow’ threatened to peck him to death, during the Today show.

The extreme close-up from the Nine rooftop camera was reminiscent of a giant seagull wandering into view while Hitchener read the 6pm News in Melbourne.

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Airdate: Humans http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-humans.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-humans.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:46:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=236441 2015-07-13_2124

Next week ABC2 begins Humans, the UK adaptation of Swedish sci-fi Real Humans which has aired on SBS.

The cast includes William Hurt, Colin Morgan and Katherine Parkinson.

The 8 part series is produced by Kudos (Utopia, Broadchurch, The Hour) in association with original producers, Matador Films (Real Humans).

What makes us human? Can a synthetic creation ever think and feel the way we do? And if so, what do we do about it?

This brand new, ambitious eight-part drama, from the makers of Utopia and Broadchurch, takes just such a scenario and turns it into both a hair-raising thriller, and a rumination on the nature of humanity. Featuring a top-class cast including William Hurt (A History of Violence, Damages), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Honourable Woman), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall) and Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It, Just William), Humans is a riveting look at a question that gets just a little less hypothetical every day.

Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman Hill) makes the decision to invest in the latest must-have gadget for any busy family – a Synth. Terrified he is losing his wife Laura (Katherine Parkinson), he believes the addition to the household of a highly-developed robotic servant almost identical to humans will give them back the time they so desperately need and help them re-connect both as a couple and as a family. Joe and the kids take the Synth (Gemma Chan) home, and christen her Anita. Anita is an immediate hit, and a chaotic house is suddenly transformed into an oasis of tidy, organised, well-fed contentment.

On her return from a work trip, a threatened Laura seems less susceptible to Anita’s efficiently chilly charms. There’s just something about her. Every now and again she does something… almost human.

Others, though, long since abandoned any scepticism, and embraced their Synths as part of the family. Widower George Millican (William Hurt) has formed a close relationship with his out-of-date synth Odi (Will Tudor), who he treats more like a son than a piece of machinery. Using Odi’s infallible memory, he is able to dredge up memories of his dead wife to fill his lonely void. But the authorities are keen to replace Odi with a more up-to-date model Vera (Rebecca Front), and when he starts to shown signs of malfunction, it seems he’s destined for the scrap heap. Assuming, that is, George plays ball…

Meanwhile, Leo (Colin Morgan) is a human on the run with his synth, Max (Ivanno Jeremiah)and the two unlikely companions are desperately searching for someone. But who, and why? Who or what are they running from? And why does this synth seem to be so unlike the others?

Also starring Neil Maskell and Jill Halfpenny, Humans is written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good), and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans”.

Directed by Sam Donovan (Utopia), executive producers are Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch, Utopia, The Hour) and Derek Wax (The Hour, Occupation, Lip Service) for Kudos with Chris Fry (The Smoke) producing for Kudos, and Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström for Matador Films. Commissioned for Channel 4 by Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Simon Maxwell, and Joel Stillerman and Kristin Jones for AMC, Humans Channel 4’s first international co-production.

8:40pm Monday August 3rd ABC2.

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Foreign Correspondent: July 28 / Aug 4 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/foreign-correspondent-july-28-aug-4.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/foreign-correspondent-july-28-aug-4.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:44:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237538 2015-07-26_1815

Tomorrow night, for the first time, journalist Peter Greste reports his own story of 400 days in an Egyptian jail, on Foreign Correspondent.

This is the first of a 2 part special on ABC, split both before and after a re-trial verdict for his Al Jazeera colleagues.

For foreign correspondent Peter Greste, it was meant to be a routine assignment – a three week stint covering political unrest in Cairo. It spiraled into a 400 day prison ordeal, with Greste and two Al Jazeera colleagues accused of helping terrorists and spreading “false news”.

The Al Jazeera case was internationally derided and condemned as a gross miscarriage of justice – “chilling, draconian… deeply disturbing,” in the words of the US Secretary of State.

It’s been six months since Greste was deported from jail in Egypt – and 18 months since he reported a story. But now he’s finally back on the job.

In a two-part Foreign Correspondent special, Greste tells of his own extraordinary journey: from the mind numbing captivity of a Cairo hell-hole to the blast of freedom on a windswept Queensland beach.

“I sat down on the floor and I just remember bursting into tears, tears running down my face.”

– Greste after the Cairo court sentenced him to seven years in jail

Greste tells how he and his colleagues fought to keep their spirits alive – making murals from scrap tin foil, scribbling long letters on toilet paper to be smuggled out to loved ones; and always dreaming of release.

“I want that moment of explosive joy, of happiness, of a crowd… because after all of this time you want it to end with a big bang.”

– Greste heading home

“I sometimes understate things but I daresay ‘welcome home’ would not be out of place.”

– Greste’s father Juris on the homecoming

Peter Greste’s parents and brothers reveal their torment during his incarceration – and their joy and relief on news of his deportation. His Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – who are both free on bail – also describe their time in captivity.

Their re-trial is heading towards its climax. The verdict – which could see Greste sentenced in absentia and Fahmy and Baher thrown back into prison – is due on Thursday, July 30.

Part one of Peter Greste: My Fight for Freedom at 8 pm on Tuesday July 28, two days ahead of the scheduled verdict.
Part two will air at 8pm on Tuesday, August 4 – after the verdict.

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Axed: Third season to end Da Vinci’s Demons http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/axed-third-season-to-end-da-vincis-demons.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/axed-third-season-to-end-da-vincis-demons.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:41:17 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237468 2015-07-26_1938

Period fantasy series Da Vinci’s Demons will end with its upcoming third season.

Starz has announced the end for the David Goyer-created series, which is due to return in the US in October with new showrunner John Shiban.

Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik said, “The steadfast fans of Da Vinci’s Demons have been asking about the next installment of this story and we’re excited to roll it out. David Goyer brought us a plan to portray the unknown early years of a genius, and we think the fans will enjoy this final chapter which segues into the da Vinci that history knows. John Shiban has done a tremendous job of building on past seasons and by showing how da Vinci matures as his challenges grow,.

“While ending Leonardo’s journey is bittersweet for me, I’m happy we’re ending the story on a high note,” creator Goyer said.

“Leonardo was famous for his mirror-writing, and there’s a symmetry to the entire series — between the first episode and the final one — that I think the maestro would have appreciated. I want to thank our dedicated fans around the world for viewing and engaging with such passion. I want to thank Starz for joining me on this crazy romp. And I want to thank [star] Tom Riley for turning in a consistently brilliant performance. It’s no small feat to portray a genius, but Tom did it with grace and humor. I hope everyone enjoys these final episodes as much as we enjoyed making them.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Angelina Jolie to direct Khmer Rouge saga http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/angelina-jolie-to-direct-khmer-rouge-saga.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/angelina-jolie-to-direct-khmer-rouge-saga.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:39:03 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237508 2015-07-26_1918

Angelina Jolie will direct an adaptation of First They Killed My Father a harrowing memoir from Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime.

She will direct and produce the Netflix Original Film from a script she co-adapted with Ung. Acclaimed Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh, director of the Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language film The Missing Picture, will also be a producer.

Her Cambodian-born son, Maddox, will also be involved in the production of the film.

“I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,” commented Jolie Pitt. “It deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. And it helped me draw closer still to the people of Cambodia, my son’s homeland.

“It is a dream come true to be able to adapt this book for the screen, and I’m honored to work alongside Loung and filmmaker Rithy Panh.”

The film will be made available in late 2016 and will be submitted to major international festivals.

Loung Ung was five years old when the Khmer Rouge assumed power over Cambodia in 1975 and began a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly two million Cambodians died. Forced from her family’s home in Phnom Penh, Ung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans while her six siblings were sent to labor camps. Ung survived and wrote First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, which was first published in 2000. Jolie Pitt read the book and contacted Ung over a decade ago and they became close friends. Together they adapted the book into a screenplay.

Netflix’s global reach was a major factor in Jolie Pitt’s desire to partner with the streaming service. “Films like this are hard to watch but important to see,” said Jolie Pitt. “They are also hard to get made. Netflix is making this possible, and I am looking forward to working with them and excited that the film will reach so many people.” The film will be released in both Khmer and English.

“We are proud to be working with Angelina Jolie in bringing this emotionally powerful and ultimately uplifting story exclusively to Netflix members around the world,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Loung Ung’s incredible journey is a testament to the human spirit and its ability to transcend even the toughest circumstances.”

“Angelina and I met in 2001 in Cambodia, and immediately, I trusted Angelina’s heart,” commented author Loung Ung.

“Through the years, we have become close friends, and my admiration for Angelina as a woman, a mother, a filmmaker, and a humanitarian has only grown.

It is with great honor that I entrust my family’s story to Angelina to adapt into a film.”

Loung Ung is currently writing her first novel, and is a co-owner of Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1995, Loung has made over 30 trips back to Cambodia and has devoted herself to helping her native land heal from the traumas of war. Loung’s other works include Lucky Child and Lulu in the Sky. She was also a contributing writer on the groundbreaking film, Girl Rising.

First They Killed My Father will begin production later this year in Cambodia and will precede Jolie Pitt’s filming of Africa which focuses on paleo-anthropologist Dr. Richard Leakey’s decades-long fight to save Africa from the illegal wildlife trade. Africa was postponed to provide additional time to get the script finalized and all production elements lined up properly to provide for the ambitious scope of the film. Jolie Pitt remains committed to making the film and continues her strong support of Dr. Leakey, the people of Kenya and ending wildlife crime and the illegal wildlife trade

Jolie Pitt is currently in post-production on By The Sea, an adult drama written and directed by Jolie Pitt, starring Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, that will be released by Universal this year. Jolie Pitt recently directed Universal’s Unbroken, based on the life of Olympian and World War II POW survivor Louis Zamperini. Jolie Pitt made her feature directorial debut with In the Land of Blood and Honey.

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MasterChef Australia http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/masterchef-australia-34.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/masterchef-australia-34.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:04:01 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237541 The heat is on for a massive finale between Billie & Georgia. 7:30pm Monday on TEN.

  • Helpmann Awards 2015
  • I Am Cait
  • Four Corners
  • Vera
  • The Blacklist
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Saturday 25 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/saturday-25-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/saturday-25-july-2015.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 02:11:05 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237517 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Saturday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
  Overnight Consolidated Channel\Date 25/07/2015 18/07/2015 Network ABC 17.3% 15.3% Network ABC2 2.8% 2.3% Network ABC3 0.8% 0.8% Network ABC News 24 1.4% 1.1% Network ABC TTL 22.5% 19.5% Network 7 20.5% 18.0% Network 7TWO 2.7% 3.4% Network 7mate 4.5% 5.2% Network 7 TTL 27.7% 26.5% Network 9 13.1% 21.9% Network GO! 6.1% 5.7% Network Gem 2.4% 4.7% Network 9 TTL 21.5% 32.3% Network TEN 14.0% 8.7% Network ONE 2.6% 2.7% Network ELEVEN 2.9% 2.7% Network TEN TTL 19.5% 14.2% Network SBS ONE 7.0% 6.3% Network SBS 2 1.6% 0.9% Network NITV 0.1% 0.2% Network SBS TTL 8.7% 7.4%

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 25/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 1,003,000 197,000 304,000 160,000 182,000 158,000
2 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC 879,000 281,000 240,000 124,000 94,000 141,000
3 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 839,000 255,000 293,000 149,000 72,000 71,000
4 FATHER BROWN-EV Network ABC 835,000 264,000 222,000 150,000 88,000 111,000
5 NEW TRICKS RPT Network ABC 632,000 181,000 180,000 107,000 80,000 84,000
6 GARDENING AUSTRALIA-EV Network ABC 573,000 128,000 185,000 110,000 69,000 82,000
7 DOC MARTIN RPT Network ABC 499,000 141,000 158,000 85,000 68,000 47,000
8 THE CROODS Network TEN 486,000 134,000 125,000 103,000 53,000 71,000
9 JACK REACHER RPT Network TEN 422,000 97,000 144,000 82,000 36,000 64,000
10 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL Network 7 420,000 132,000 113,000 174,000
11 GETAWAY Network 9 390,000 124,000 149,000 65,000 31,000 21,000
12 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 383,000 234,000 148,000
13 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT Network TEN 367,000 127,000 84,000 71,000 26,000 58,000
14 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – POST MATCH Network 7 352,000 213,000 139,000
15 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PRE MATCH Network 7 331,000 194,000 137,000
16 MIDSOMER MURDERS-PM Network ABC 320,000 65,000 89,000 85,000 33,000 47,000
17 THE VOICE -ENCORE – SUN Network 9 302,000 92,000 68,000 79,000 25,000 38,000
18 THE VOICE -ENCORE – MON Network 9 299,000 93,000 74,000 63,000 25,000 45,000
19 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 297,000 93,000 82,000 58,000 33,000 31,000
20 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE Network 7 282,000 98,000 77,000 49,000 30,000 29,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 25/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE ANT BULLY -EV Network GO! 233,000 62,000 60,000 62,000 23,000 25,000
2 SESAME STREET-AM Network ABC2 223,000 68,000 59,000 58,000 23,000 15,000
3 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 218,000 72,000 51,000 55,000 27,000 14,000
4 THE HIVE-AM Network ABC2 218,000 77,000 59,000 42,000 24,000 16,000
5 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-AM Network ABC2 201,000 67,000 57,000 43,000 22,000 12,000
6 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 194,000 59,000 43,000 41,000 19,000 33,000
7 BUBBLE BATH BAY-AM Network ABC2 182,000 51,000 47,000 41,000 18,000 26,000
8 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 181,000 58,000 59,000 35,000 21,000 7,000
9 PUFFIN ROCK-AM Network ABC2 173,000 53,000 48,000 38,000 20,000 14,000
10 DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBOURHOOD-AM Network ABC2 168,000 52,000 35,000 37,000 26,000 17,000
11 POCOYO-AM Network ABC2 162,000 48,000 35,000 35,000 26,000 18,000
12 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 161,000 42,000 47,000 34,000 14,000 22,000
13 PLAY SCHOOL-AM Network ABC2 158,000 20,000 62,000 54,000 10,000 12,000
14 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-AM Network ABC2 158,000 37,000 47,000 48,000 13,000 13,000
15 THE ADVENTURES OF BOTTLE TOP BILL AND HIS BEST FRIEND CORKY-AM Network ABC2 158,000 51,000 25,000 45,000 22,000 15,000
16 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 154,000 28,000 38,000 35,000 30,000 22,000
17 LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED, WHITE AND BLONDE -EV Network GO! 152,000 29,000 57,000 38,000 13,000 16,000
18 EASY A -EV Network GO! 150,000 40,000 49,000 23,000 15,000 23,000
19 SARAH & DUCK-AM Network ABC2 140,000 42,000 30,000 34,000 22,000 11,000
20 BING-AM Network ABC2 138,000 42,000 29,000 41,000 20,000 7,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 350,000 75,000 93,000 45,000 75,000 61,000
2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 290,000 98,000 99,000 39,000 16,000 37,000
3 THE CROODS Network TEN 213,000 60,000 44,000 56,000 18,000 35,000
4 JACK REACHER RPT Network TEN 206,000 42,000 72,000 46,000 11,000 35,000
5 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL Network 7 169,000 45,000 46,000 77,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 290,000 60,000 77,000 43,000 69,000 42,000
2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 235,000 70,000 83,000 31,000 19,000 32,000
3 THE CROODS Network TEN 192,000 54,000 42,000 47,000 17,000 32,000
4 JACK REACHER RPT Network TEN 163,000 28,000 60,000 37,000 7,000 31,000
5 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL Network 7 145,000 41,000 42,000 62,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 157,000 19,000 41,000 27,000 46,000 24,000
2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 139,000 47,000 43,000 18,000 14,000 16,000
3 THE CROODS Network TEN 95,000 29,000 23,000 19,000 9,000 15,000
4 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL Network 7 89,000 28,000 27,000 33,000
5 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 88,000 49,000 39,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 25/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
 
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: AFL RICHMOND V FREMANTLE FOX FOOTY 261,000
2 LIVE: NRL STORM V DRAGONS FOX SPORTS 1 236,000
3 LIVE: NRL RABBITOHS V KNIGHTS FOX SPORTS 1 231,000
4 LIVE: NRL WARRIORS V SEA EAGLES FOX SPORTS 1 169,000
5 LIVE: AFL ESSENDON V PORT ADEL FOX FOOTY 152,000
6 LIVE: NRL SUPER SATURDAY FOX SPORTS 1 151,000
7 LIVE: AFL ADELAIDE V GOLD COAST FOX SPORTS 3 110,000
8 LIVE: NRL SUPER SATURDAY FULL TIME FOX SPORTS 1 110,000
9 LIVE: AFL GWS V GEELONG FOX FOOTY 108,000
10 LIVE: AFL BRISBANE V NORTH MELB FOX SPORTS 3 99,000
11 LIVE: F1: HUNGARY QUALIFYING FOX SPORTS 5 97,000
12 LUCY Foxtel Movies Action 57,000
13 BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Nick Jr. 55,000
14 LIVE: F1: HUNGARY PIT LANE QUAL FOX SPORTS 5 53,000
15 LIVE: NRL SUPER SATURDAY FOX SPORTS 1 48,000
16 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 47,000
17 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 47,000
18 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 46,000
19 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 46,000
20 MY DIRTY LITTLE SECRET Crime & Investigation 45,000

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Ranking information is for individual episodes. Includes Preliminary data.

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Time for a numbers shake-up http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/time-for-a-numbers-shake-up.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/time-for-a-numbers-shake-up.html#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:55:08 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237511 boxer2

This week begins something of a potential ratings reset, with the end of MasterChef and three Reality shows hitting our screens.

MasterChef has been on an upward surge for TEN and will surely top the rankings tomorrow night for its grand final. Both Seven and Nine have held off launching their new formats, and offer no compelling alternatives tomorrow.

On Tuesday both Nine and Seven launch untried new shows: The Hot Plate and Restaurant Revolution. You will be struggling to find any reviews of either show. Seven’s is presumably editing until the last moment and has not offered media previews. Nine, in a continuing effort to keep its powder dry from the opposition, offers previews only for journos who will attend on site.

TEN has neither yet offered reviews for The Bachelor nor The Great Australian Spelling Bee, launching on Monday next week.

These are curious choices when strong word of mouth is still the best marketing tool of all and all three provide online media hubs.

SBS also returns Go Back to Where You Came From on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (it offered previews several weeks ago) -a far more considered topic, but can it match previous seasons?

As The Voice pulls back to a single night a week there is now an opportunity for the numbers to shift. Seven has had a disappointing few weeks allowing Nine to make up some long overdue lost ground (the latter is still in single figures for weeks won).

Two food shows head to head is hardly a win for anybody. TEN should be commended for providing some commercial alternatives. Sadly that’s no guarantee of winning the battle.

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Elisabeth Moss returning for Top of the Lake http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/elisabeth-moss-returning-for-top-of-the-lake.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/elisabeth-moss-returning-for-top-of-the-lake.html#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:47:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237505 2015-07-25_1907

Elisabeth Moss is returning for the second season of Top of the Lake.

The Mad Men star will return for Jane Campion’s moody drama to be set, as previously reported, in Sydney.

See-Saw’s Emile Sherman tells IF, “We are thrilled to be working with Jane again. She is at the top of her game. She and Gerard (Lee) have created this world from the ground up.”

The series won critical acclaim for BBC, nominated for Emmys, BAFTAs, AACTAs and Logie Awards, but an Australian broadcast deal is yet to be finalised.

Pre-production on the 6 part series is due to start in December.

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Adelaide remembers 50 Years of Channel Seven http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/adelaide-remembers-50-years-of-channel-seven.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/adelaide-remembers-50-years-of-channel-seven.html#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:45:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237321 2015-07-25_1154

Seven Adelaide today is screening a documentary special Flashback: 50 Years of Channel Seven, to celebrate Seven’s 50th birthday at 5.30pm.

When the station started, Roger Cardwell read the news, Gail Spiro presented the weather and Bobo the Clown and Miss Michelle entertained the kids.

At 4pm on Monday July 26 1965, Adelaide welcomed a new TV station – SAS 10, later to become SAS 7 after a call sign swap in 1987.

And on Sunday July 26 – exactly 50 years after the launch of Adelaide’s third commercial station – Channel 7 will celebrate the anniversary with a documentary special, Channel Seven: The First 50 Years.

SAS 10 began broadcasting on July 26 1965 at 4pm. The first program to screen was the locally produced The Bobo Show, featuring Hal Turner as Bobo The Clown and accompanied by Penny Ramsay.

Today Tonight has been building up to the anniversary with a series of special segments running all of this week.

Source: Mediaweek

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Grand Designs http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/grand-designs-7.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/grand-designs-7.html#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237484 A creative couple decide to build an ‘urban shed’ in an old milk yard in their beloved south east London. 7:40pm Sunday ABC.

  • MasterChef Australia
  • Who Do You Think You Are?
  • The Voice
  • Sunday Night
  • Satisfaction
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Friday 24 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/friday-24-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/friday-24-july-2015.html#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 01:56:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237481 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Friday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 24/07/2015 17/07/2015 Network ABC 11.5% 10.2% Network ABC2 3.3% 3.4% Network ABC3 0.8% 0.9% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 0.7% Network ABC TTL 16.7% 15.2% Network 7 20.3% 18.9% Network 7TWO 5.8% 4.6% Network 7mate 3.7% 3.3% Network 7 TTL 29.8% 26.9% Network 9 19.5% 23.6% Network GO! 6.1% 5.2% Network Gem 3.1% 6.6% Network 9 TTL 28.7% 35.4% Network TEN 11.5% 10.0% Network ONE 2.4% 3.7% Network ELEVEN 2.6% 2.9% Network TEN TTL 16.5% 16.6% Network SBS ONE 7.2% 5.0% Network SBS 2 1.0% 0.9% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 8.3% 6.0%

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 24/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,072,000 350,000 348,000 200,000 90,000 84,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 999,000 330,000 337,000 162,000 88,000 81,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 786,000 196,000 222,000 135,000 102,000 132,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 785,000 192,000 205,000 119,000 105,000 164,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 726,000 290,000 236,000 139,000 60,000
6 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 722,000 261,000 186,000 165,000 110,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 703,000 252,000 175,000 108,000 81,000 86,000
8 HOT SEAT Network 9 582,000 168,000 191,000 107,000 56,000 60,000
9 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 570,000 145,000 181,000 105,000 77,000 62,000
10 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 552,000 158,000 156,000 93,000 79,000 67,000
11 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 548,000 331,000 217,000
12 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 542,000 170,000 123,000 101,000 66,000 81,000
13 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 524,000 127,000 162,000 108,000 70,000 57,000
14 7.30-EV Network ABC 502,000 163,000 138,000 84,000 61,000 56,000
15 JONATHAN CREEK RPT Network ABC 488,000 160,000 134,000 48,000 68,000 78,000
16 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 471,000 139,000 133,000 59,000 65,000 75,000
17 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE -PRE MATCH Network 9 463,000 286,000 177,000
18 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW Network TEN 431,000 113,000 123,000 83,000 47,000 63,000
19 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 412,000 105,000 105,000 82,000 60,000 60,000
20 QI RPT Network ABC 405,000 123,000 113,000 55,000 49,000 64,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 24/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Network 7TWO 290,000 47,000 112,000 47,000 43,000 42,000
2 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-EP.2 Network 7TWO 240,000 40,000 77,000 48,000 43,000 32,000
3 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-EV Network ABC2 234,000 56,000 102,000 38,000 22,000 16,000
4 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 231,000 40,000 89,000 50,000 22,000 30,000
5 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 227,000 54,000 94,000 43,000 22,000 14,000
6 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 225,000 62,000 70,000 41,000 22,000 29,000
7 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 218,000 47,000 90,000 49,000 17,000 16,000
8 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7TWO 215,000 0 170,000 0 45,000 0
9 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 203,000 44,000 84,000 36,000 19,000 20,000
10 ZOOKEEPER -EV Network GO! 197,000 82,000 0 43,000 31,000 42,000
11 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 195,000 62,000 47,000 59,000 15,000 13,000
12 PUFFIN ROCK-AM Network ABC2 182,000 57,000 48,000 52,000 14,000 11,000
13 BUBBLE BATH BAY-AM Network ABC2 182,000 66,000 44,000 49,000 13,000 10,000
14 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 172,000 45,000 59,000 28,000 16,000 24,000
15 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 168,000 54,000 39,000 53,000 6,000 16,000
16 THE HIVE-AM Network ABC2 165,000 55,000 30,000 53,000 5,000 23,000
17 DUE DATE -EV Network GO! 163,000 54,000 46,000 30,000 15,000 17,000
18 SCOOBY DOO! LEGEND OF THE PHANTOSAUR -EV Network GO! 160,000 49,000 36,000 22,000 22,000 31,000
19 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-AM Network ABC2 158,000 58,000 44,000 35,000 6,000 15,000
20 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 156,000 58,000 46,000 40,000 8,000 4,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 360,000 132,000 110,000 55,000 35,000 28,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 357,000 131,000 105,000 66,000 30,000 25,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 281,000 75,000 78,000 69,000 29,000 30,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 273,000 127,000 79,000 45,000 23,000
5 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 257,000 72,000 82,000 46,000 32,000 25,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 287,000 100,000 96,000 43,000 28,000 20,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 272,000 92,000 92,000 51,000 21,000 16,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 258,000 66,000 81,000 53,000 30,000 27,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 229,000 104,000 67,000 42,000 17,000
5 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 219,000 133,000 86,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 156,000 29,000 44,000 39,000 25,000 19,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 151,000 56,000 50,000 19,000 15,000 11,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 144,000 51,000 53,000 20,000 11,000 9,000
4 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 135,000 85,000 49,000
5 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE -PRE MATCH Network 9 128,000 86,000 42,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 24/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: AFL CARLTON V HAWTHORN FOX FOOTY 177,000
2 LIVE: AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY 78,000
3 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 72,000
4 LIVE: AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTY ON FOX FOX FOOTY 68,000
5 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 64,000
6 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 63,000
7 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 60,000
8 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 59,000
9 FAMILY GUY FOX8 57,000
10 LAW & ORDER: SVU UNIVERSAL 49,000
11 LAW & ORDER: SVU UNIVERSAL 48,000
12 LAW & ORDER: SVU UNIVERSAL 48,000
13 BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Nick Jr. 48,000
14 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 46,000
15 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 46,000
16 CORONATION STREET UKTV 46,000
17 SILENT WITNESS UKTV 46,000
18 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 45,000
19 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 42,000
20 ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS Nick Jr. 42,000

 

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Chris Bath leaves Seven News http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/chris-bath-leave-seven-news.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/chris-bath-leave-seven-news.html#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:05:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237472

Chris Bath read her final bulletin last night in Sydney, ending 20 years with Seven News.

There were tributes from sports presenter -and husband- Jim Wilson, Melissa Doyle and weather presenter Sarah Cumming.

“I want to thank everyone at Seven for a wonderful 20 years,” she said.

“And thank you to everyone at home for watching. I think we’ve got a tape to play you. I don’t know how my hair’s going to come off…”

She also penned an article in News Corp, recalling some personal highlights:

In 20 years at Seven, on so many different programs, there have been many moments like this. I reckon it’s built on trust. Trust in every crew member’s professionalism, and their trust in yours. For instance, when throwing your mouth into reverse:

Director in earpiece: “Live pics from the chopper coming in now.”

Bathie: “We have live pictures from the Seven News chopper above … Brisbane …(Earpiece: “Sorry lost it”) … coming in soon but first let’s …(Earpiece: KIM SKUBRIS SKUBRIS)

… go to Kim Skubris who’s near one of the worst flooded suburbs …” You get the idea.

Chris Bath presents her final Sunday Night tomorrow after Dancing with the Stars.

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Kate Torney resigns as ABC Director of News http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/kate-torney-resigns-as-abc-director-of-news.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/kate-torney-resigns-as-abc-director-of-news.html#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:00:12 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237461 2015-07-24_1449

The ABC’s Director of News, Kate Torney, will depart ABC in September after 20 years with the broadcaster, to become Chief Executive Officer of State Library Victoria.

She was appointed Director of News in 2009 overseeing significant change including the establishment of News 24 but has also faced severe staff cuts.

“For 20 years I have had the great pleasure of working with the industry’s best and brightest — smart, creative and passionate people who are deeply committed to serving audiences and determined to uphold the journalistic excellence which underpins the ABC’s reputation as the nation’s most trusted news and current affairs service,” she said.

“Barely a day has passed where I haven’t recognised what a privilege it is to work in journalism and how proud I am to work at the ABC.

“To Mark Scott, thank you for the support you have offered me over the past six years and for the leadership and vision you have brought to the ABC. It has been an honour to work alongside you.”

Chairman James Spigelman said he was very sorry to see her leave.

“The Board holds her in high regard. She has been a strong leader of the News Division and on her watch she has transformed the services on offer to Australians everywhere,” he said.

“As a former Chair of the National Library, I am confident that she will make an outstanding contribution to the public services delivered by Australia’s library community.”

Managing Director Mark Scott said, “What she has achieved with the News team over the past six years is extraordinary.

“The process of gathering and distributing news has been transformed.

“Kate’s era has also seen a commitment to strong, robust reporting and journalism that has repeatedly won the highest accolades in the industry.”

ABC Head of Newsgathering Craig McMurtrie will become acting Director of News until the position is filled permanently.

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Teen Wolf http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/teen-wolf-4.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/teen-wolf-4.html#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237458 In the season return Scott and his pack deal with the arrival of a new enemy and the return of an old friend. 7:30pm Saturday FOX8.

  • Father Brown
  • Live at the Apollo
  • Defiance
  • Room 101
  • Far Flung with Gary Mehigan
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Thursday 23 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/thursday-23-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/thursday-23-july-2015.html#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:18:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237451 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Thursday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 23/07/2015 16/07/2015 Network ABC 10.9% 10.4% Network ABC2 3.2% 2.8% Network ABC3 0.8% 0.6% Network ABC News 24 1.2% 1.0% Network ABC TTL 16.1% 14.9% Network 7 16.5% 14.9% Network 7TWO 5.2% 5.2% Network 7mate 3.7% 3.5% Network 7 TTL 25.4% 23.6% Network 9 18.7% 15.0% Network GO! 4.5% 3.6% Network Gem 3.2% 13.5% Network 9 TTL 26.4% 32.1% Network TEN 19.7% 18.8% Network ONE 2.6% 2.2% Network ELEVEN 3.0% 2.6% Network TEN TTL 25.4% 23.6% Network SBS ONE 5.3% 4.9% Network SBS 2 0.8% 0.6% Network NITV 0.6% 0.4% Network SBS TTL 6.8% 5.9%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Thursday
Date: 23/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA THURS Network TEN 1,247,000 339,000 425,000 195,000 119,000 169,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,102,000 313,000 393,000 223,000 84,000 89,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,061,000 329,000 356,000 190,000 87,000 99,000
4 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – MASTERCLASS Network TEN 1,052,000 293,000 356,000 148,000 109,000 146,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 937,000 217,000 238,000 170,000 127,000 185,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 897,000 211,000 247,000 176,000 106,000 158,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 880,000 269,000 281,000 163,000 71,000 96,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 800,000 258,000 212,000 124,000 81,000 126,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 698,000 193,000 160,000 154,000 100,000 92,000
10 ANH DOES ITALY 2 Network 7 673,000 229,000 158,000 127,000 72,000 88,000
11 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 664,000 188,000 200,000 106,000 78,000 92,000
12 INSIDE STORY Network 9 659,000 222,000 188,000 126,000 53,000 69,000
13 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 644,000 206,000 169,000 119,000 75,000 75,000
14 HOT SEAT Network 9 622,000 163,000 204,000 151,000 54,000 49,000
15 7.30-EV Network ABC 598,000 172,000 176,000 98,000 75,000 77,000
16 THE FOOTY SHOW Network 9 595,000 154,000 254,000 65,000 54,000 66,000
17 THE CHECKOUT: BEST BEFORE-EV Network ABC 587,000 153,000 177,000 110,000 74,000 73,000
18 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 567,000 178,000 155,000 94,000 57,000 82,000
19 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 481,000 138,000 135,000 73,000 61,000 74,000
20 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 466,000 138,000 128,000 78,000 60,000 62,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Thursday
Date: 23/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 LEWIS Network 7TWO 280,000 71,000 83,000 53,000 41,000 33,000
2 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 241,000 73,000 47,000 52,000 35,000 35,000
3 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 241,000 66,000 83,000 30,000 24,000 37,000
4 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-EV Network ABC2 228,000 53,000 74,000 35,000 28,000 38,000
5 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 228,000 64,000 46,000 50,000 35,000 33,000
6 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 224,000 62,000 59,000 38,000 35,000 30,000
7 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 223,000 71,000 69,000 29,000 23,000 31,000
8 BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT -EV Network GO! 220,000 50,000 59,000 39,000 43,000 29,000
9 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 215,000 51,000 74,000 41,000 26,000 22,000
10 DOC MARTIN Network 7TWO 210,000 57,000 67,000 44,000 26,000 16,000
11 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 206,000 56,000 71,000 31,000 17,000 31,000
12 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 202,000 40,000 49,000 69,000 18,000 26,000
13 THOMAS AND FRIENDS-PM Network ABC2 198,000 75,000 68,000 20,000 17,000 17,000
14 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-PM Network ABC2 185,000 78,000 51,000 30,000 6,000 20,000
15 MISTER MAKER-PM Network ABC2 178,000 67,000 52,000 26,000 17,000 16,000
16 FIREMAN SAM-PM Network ABC2 178,000 55,000 58,000 25,000 18,000 22,000
17 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 176,000 50,000 55,000 27,000 17,000 27,000
18 DIRTGIRLWORLD-PM Network ABC2 175,000 59,000 57,000 25,000 17,000 17,000
19 PLAY SCHOOL-AM Network ABC2 174,000 56,000 48,000 29,000 23,000 19,000
20 PUFFIN ROCK-AM Network ABC2 172,000 59,000 50,000 20,000 12,000 31,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA THURS Network TEN 663,000 200,000 209,000 114,000 53,000 88,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – MASTERCLASS Network TEN 553,000 157,000 178,000 86,000 51,000 81,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 361,000 100,000 115,000 66,000 31,000 50,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 359,000 103,000 111,000 65,000 35,000 45,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 355,000 90,000 124,000 71,000 27,000 43,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA THURS Network TEN 611,000 185,000 191,000 100,000 53,000 82,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – MASTERCLASS Network TEN 523,000 153,000 165,000 81,000 49,000 76,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 331,000 93,000 102,000 51,000 37,000 46,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 296,000 72,000 110,000 61,000 22,000 30,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 294,000 79,000 93,000 58,000 25,000 38,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA THURS Network TEN 421,000 139,000 129,000 75,000 35,000 43,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – MASTERCLASS Network TEN 347,000 118,000 104,000 52,000 35,000 38,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 221,000 54,000 67,000 39,000 25,000 36,000
4 THE FOOTY SHOW Network 9 188,000 45,000 96,000 14,000 18,000 16,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 165,000 41,000 35,000 40,000 30,000 19,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Thursday
Date: 23/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY 98,000
2 LIVE: MATTY JOHNS BIG WEEKEND FOX SPORTS 1 88,000
3 WAYWARD PINES FX 74,000
4 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 72,000
5 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 68,000
6 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 57,000
7 FAMILY GUY FOX8 52,000
8 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 50,000
9 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 49,000
10 BANISHED BBC First 48,000
11 ZOU Disney Junior 47,000
12 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 47,000
13 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 45,000
14 EASTENDERS UKTV 44,000
15 NRL 360 FOX SPORTS 1 44,000
16 CORONATION STREET UKTV 43,000
17 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 42,000
18 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 41,000
19 JUDGE JUDY ARENA 41,000
20 STEVEN UNIVERSE Cartoon Network 40,000

 

 

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Same-same but different for The Hot Plate http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/same-same-but-different-for-the-hot-plate.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/same-same-but-different-for-the-hot-plate.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:58:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237336 114

They had never met prior to be cast on new food series, The Hot Plate, but restaurateur Scott Pickett and UK food critic Tom Parker Bowles are now the best of pals.

So much so, that both insist they never disagreed on a single dish during the filming of the Nine series.

“We have mutual friends and chefs, but we just clicked. When the Producers asked who I would feel most comfortable working with, it was Scott straight away,” says Parker Bowles.

Pickett recalls, “I had worked in London and so we just started chatting about the London food scene and we said to the (producers), ‘Are you ready now?’ And they said, ‘No that’s great! We’ve been rolling for 15 minutes.

“So there was already that connection.”

London-based Parker Bowles, son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has a background vastly different to the Aussie restaurateur, but agrees chemistry can’t be faked for the duration of a full series.

“You can be the best liar in the world but you couldn’t for 3 months. I see more of Scotty than I do of my wife. We eat together, we go out off camera together. You have to get on.

“It’s food, it’s a common language. So you know straight away if something is undercooked or overcooked. We never disagreed on a dish.”

“We’re same-same but different in that respect. We might be from a long way apart but we are the same age, both Sagittarians, our birthdays are 2 days apart. We have a common interest and love of food and restaurants, ” Pickett adds.

If the judges are same-same but different, can the same be said for the show? 2015 has seen a glut of food and cooking shows. Both say The Hot Plate is a restaurant show, with six established venues across the country tested on food, decor and service. Some teams have years of experience, while others are less seasoned.

“All the people are in the industry already. They already have good, local restaurants with a target market and demographic. They aren’t people saying ‘I want to be a restaurant owner.’ They’ve already taken risks, borrowed, begged, mortgaged houses to get in the game,” explains Pickett.

“But they just want to get better. Our role, with our experience and backgrounds, is to help find who they can really be. How we can get them to tweak what they already do, to evolve and be better.”

Parker Bowles steers away from comparisons to Gordon Ramsay whose Kitchen Nightmares series sees him dish out ‘advice’ to restaurateurs with a whole lot more heat.

“We’re not like Gordon, although we all love Gordon, and it’s not about saving the world with unicorns and fairies and flowers either,” he says.

“It’s not trying to make them into Three Hats or telling them we can make them a fortune. It’s getting people to find their strengths and weaknesses.

“We’ve seen some ‘interesting’ dishes, and some stunning dishes. There are tears and tantrums and all of that, but we have seen people who are good cooks become brilliant, and people who are scared of moving out of their comfort zone become quite inspiring.

“It’s not just about the food on the plate, although that is key, it’s about the whole restaurant.”

Parker Bowles has previously appeared in UK series Food Glorious Food but is adamant that television is ancillary to his writing.

“I’m a hack. I like sitting behind my computer. I argue with my Sub Editor and Editor. That’s it,” he continues.

“The moment you are on television you are 2 tiny cogs in a vast machine. We might go to hotels to do the publicity, but we call ourselves the ‘dancing monkeys.’”

But the show, with a $100,000 prize at the end, will need to fend off competition from Seven’s new format, Restaurant Revolution. Genres going head to head have split audiences already this year.

Parker Bowles is realistic that their fate lays with viewers, but also pragmatic that the sum total of their own contribution.

“We realise a great television show, whether or not the public like it, is to do with cameramen, lighting, producers, exec producers, runners. We just slot in,” he says.

“Yes we’re the ones in the camera, but so are the teams.

“We come in as cynics. I’m a hack, I write. He’ s a restaurateur. Those are our jobs. If all else fails we go back to that. It’s our bread and butter, TV is the jam on top.”

The Hot Plate premieres 7:30pm Tuesday and continues Wednesday and Thursday on Nine.

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AWGIE Awards 2015: nominees http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/awgie-awards-2015-nominees.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/awgie-awards-2015-nominees.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:56:49 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237434 2015-06-10_2206ABC shows including Redfern Now, The Secret River, Maximum Choppage, It’s A Date, Nowhere Boys and Please Like Me have all been nominated in the Australian Writers’ Guild Awards 2015.

Nine also fared well with House of Hancock, Gallipoli and Love Child while Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli, Wentworth, and The Kettering Incident were also nominated.

TELEMOVIE – ORIGINAL
Redfern Now Telemovie – Promise Me – Steven McGregor
House of Hancock – Katherine Thomson

TELEVISION: MINI-SERIES – ADAPTATION
Gallipoli – Christopher Lee
The Secret River – Jan Sardi & Mac Gudgeon

TELEVISION: MINI-SERIES – ORIGINAL
The Principal – Alice Addison and Kristen Dunphy
The Kettering Incident – Vicki Madden, Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox
Deadline Gallipoli -Jacquelin Perske, Stuart Beattie, Shaun Grant and Cate Shortland
Love Child: Series 2 – Tim Pye, Cathryn Strickland, Chris McCourt, Jane Allen and Tamara Asmar

TELEVISION – SERIES
Offspring: Episode 510 – Leon Ford
Offspring: Episode 511 – Michael Lucas
Wentworth: Series 2, ‘Fear Her’ – Pete McTighe
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Series 3, ‘Darkness Visible’ – Stuart Page
Wentworth: Series 3, ‘The Governor’s Pleasure’ – Stuart Page

TELEVISION – SERIAL
Home and Away: Episode 6202 – Romina Accurso
Home and Away: Episode 6057 – Louise Bowes
Neighbours: Episode 6962 – Nick King
Neighbours: Episode 6943 – Emma J. Steele

COMEDY – SKETCH OR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Only one nomination and the winner will be announced on the night.

COMEDY – SITUATION OR NARRATIVE
Maximum Choppage: ‘A Fistful of Pastels’ – Lawrence Leung
It’s A Date: Series 2, ‘Worst Thing’ – Phil Lloyd with Peter Helliar
Danger 5: ‘Back to the Führer’ – Dario Russo and David Ashby
Please Like Me: Series 2, ‘Scroggin’ – Josh Thomas

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION – P CLASSIFICATON
Guess How Much I Love You: ‘Little Green Worm’ – David Evans
Guess How Much I Love You: ‘Make A Rainbow’ – Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Bubble Bath Bay: ‘Gone With The Wind’ – Rachel Spratt

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION – C CLASSIFICATION
Nowhere Boys: Series 2, Episode 7 – Pete McTighe
The Deep: ‘Digging Deeper’ – Tom Taylor
Skinner Boys: ‘Festival of the Ancestors’ – David Witt

DOCUMENTARY – PUBLIC BROADCAST
Sam Klemke’s Time Machine -Matthew Bate and Sandy Cameron
Gayby Baby – Charlotte Mars
Shock Room – Kathryn Millard
Women He’s Undressed – Katherine Thomson
Monkey Grip – Fiona Tuomy

This year’s ceremony will take place at Doltone House, Hyde Park Sydney on Friday September 11.

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The Graham Norton Show http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-graham-norton-show-17.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-graham-norton-show-17.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:56:15 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237441 Guests include Miranda Hart, Rupert Everett, Greg Davies and Electro Velvet. 8:30pm Friday on TEN.

  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • The Living Room
  • Saving Hope
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • 12 Monkeys
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“Dessert King” Reynold eliminated from MasterChef -but TEN spoils the outcome http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/dessert-king-reynold-eliminated-from-masterchef-but-ten-spoils-the-outcome.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/dessert-king-reynold-eliminated-from-masterchef-but-ten-spoils-the-outcome.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:53:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237426 2015-07-23_1323

He was hailed as the “Dessert King” and the best pastry cook the show had ever seen, but last night Reynold Poernomo was sent packing from MasterChef in the biggest shock so far this season.

He failed to match fellow contestants Billie and Jessica in recreating a dish by Brett Graham, the highest ranked Aussie chef in the world. Despite his remarkable talent at just 21 years of age, savoury dishes were never his strongest point.

But the judges praised his 27 dessert dishes he had served up over the course of the season, assuring him of an assured career in the industry.

In an emotional farewell, Reynold told them the contest had been a personal highlight.

But in a stunning blunder, TEN managed to spoil the outcome through social media, when it promoted a MasterClass with the three remaining females.

It took 15 minutes before it could reverse the mistake -but by then fans had unleashed their anger at the outcome being spoiled.

With the last male eliminated from the contest, Billie arguably firms as the one to beat, going head to head with Jessica and Georgia in the semi final.

On Monday the last two standing will compete for the series title, as TEN’s series chalks up its biggest numbers this season.

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ABC Shops to close, 300 jobs to go http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/abc-shops-to-close-300-jobs-to-go.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/abc-shops-to-close-300-jobs-to-go.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:50:57 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237407 2015-07-23_1140

ABC has confirmed it will phase out its ABC Shops following dwindling sales and a move to online retail.

Up to 300 jobs will be lost from 50 stores around the country and 78 ABC Centres in other retail outlets.

In the face of funding cuts and revenue an ABC statement said it was no longer possible for the ABC to sustain a large network of leased stores, traditionally reliant on DVD and CD formats.

Robert Patterson, Director of ABC Commercial said: “The ABC Shops have been an important part of the ABC’s relationship with its audiences for the past 35 years and this decision has not been taken lightly. However, this strategy will create a more cost effective, nimble and flexible approach to servicing customers.

“This direction is also in keeping with the shift of ABC audiences to accessing content across an array of digital platforms, while maintaining an appropriate level of physical retail distribution. The ABC is confident that this new strategy will ensure continued audience engagement. Consumers will still be able to purchase much loved content both online and in stores.”

The Head of ABC Retail, Regina Hoekstra, said “the welfare of our staff will be a primary focus over the next few months.  We are conscious that the ABC Shop is close to the hearts of our teams and we appreciate their ongoing hard work and dedication.

“ABC Shop is a trusted brand with a strong product offer, loyal customers and an engaged, committed team. ABC Retail will continue to adapt to an ever-changing retail climate in order to provide a sustainable retailing experience for customers.”

The news came just one day after ABC Commercial announced former SBS Director of TV Tony Iffland as general manager, ABC content sales.

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Lone gunmen returning to X Files http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/lone-gunmen-returning-to-x-files.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/lone-gunmen-returning-to-x-files.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:48:01 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237418 2015-07-23_1348

The X Files trio The Lone Gunmen, who also appeared in a spin-off series of the same name, are back for the rebooted series, currently shooting in Vancouver.

Dean Haglund, who portrayed Langley, revealed the news to a crowd in Sydney’s Camelot Lounge, Haglund ahead of posting the news on Twitter.

He will be joined by former co-stars Bruce Harwood and Tom Braidwood, Television Revolution reports, despite being killed off in previous episodes.

Until recently Haglund had been telling fans he was unaware of any plans for The Lone Gunmen to return.

“Well, today they contacted us. We’re shooting July 28. The gunmen are in the final 6″, Haglund revealed.

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Returning: Please Like Me http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/returning-please-like-me.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/returning-please-like-me.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:46:54 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237430 2015-07-24_0001

It’s still months away, but ABC has already announced the third season premiere for Please Like Me – Thursday, October 15 at 9.30 pm.

Presumably the push to reveal the date so far out is in some way linked to its US season on Pivot.

Original cast members reprising their roles are Josh Thomas are Thomas Ward (Tom), Caitlin Stasey (Claire), Hannah Gadsby (Hannah), Keegan Joyce (Arnold), Debra Lawrance (Mum), David Roberts (Dad), Renee Lim (Mae) and Josh’s dog, John. Joining the cast is Emily Barclay as Ella.

The third season also marks the show’s move from ABC2 to ABC’s primary channel.

Rick Kalowski, ABC Head of Comedy, said, “We’re thrilled to introduce Please Like Me to a whole new ABC audience with its move to our main channel for its third season. We know it will delight existing fans and find many new ones”.

Inspired by the stand-up comedy and real life experiences of Thomas – the series creator, writer and star – Please Like Me explores the world of a man who’s in no hurry to grow up.

This season Thomas extends his talents by taking a seat in the director’s chair for an episode. Original director Matthew Saville also returns. The new 10-part series will give viewers another glimpse into Josh’s darkly funny world.

When asked what viewers can expect to see that’s different this time around, Josh Thomas said, “I lost too much weight in my face this year and now I have my dad’s face. Otherwise Season 3 is our best yet”.

Since its debut on ABC2 in 2013, Please Like Me has been praised by critics around the world. It was named one of the year’s best shows by prestigious publications including The New Yorker, TIME and The Los Angeles Times and has been named in the top five TV shows of the year by America’s Entertainment Weekly for two years in a row. It has earned a swag of awards and nominations here and overseas including nominations for the International Emmy Award, the Rose d’Or Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards and the Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Comedy, Most Outstanding Light Entertainment and Most Popular Actor. It has also been nominated for nine AACTA Awards, taking home the trophies for Best Comedy Series, Best Screenplay in Television and Best Performance in a TV Comedy.

Please Like Me is a Pigeon Fancier/John & Josh International production, produced in association with ABC TV and US broadcaster Pivot.

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Q & A: July 27 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/q-a-july-27.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/q-a-july-27.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:43:09 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237410 2015-07-23_1150

Next Monday, Virginia Trioli will guest host a special episode of Q & A broadcast live from the ABC studios in Brisbane.

Joining the panel will be the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk; Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge; Former Nationals Senator Ron Boswell; Centre for Governance and Public Policy Professor Anne Tiernan; and innovation strategist Monica Bradley.

Monday, 27 July – 9.35pm on ABC, simulcast Live at 9:35pm (AEST) on iview

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Sing It On stars headed to Sydney & Melbourne http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/sing-it-on-stars-headed-to-sydney-melbourne.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/sing-it-on-stars-headed-to-sydney-melbourne.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:41:52 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237413 2015-07-23_1159

Warning: camp alert next Tuesday in Sydney and Wednesday in Melbourne as 5 singers from US a cappella group No ‘Easters will land to promote upcoming docu-reality series Sing It On.

Move over Glee, Isaac, Sam, Carly, Beejul and Jimmy will be warbling toons as depicted in the upcoming series, produced by John Legend. They are pretty good as singers, if uber-competitive and camp. The hair -oh the hair….!

With the release of Pitch Perfect 2, a cappella is more popular than ever. The Sing It On series goes behind-the-scenes inside the real world of competitive a cappella across America taking a look at the hard work, talent and determination required to be crowned the International Champions of Collegiate A Cappella.

Sing It On screens Thursdays from July 30 at 9.30pm on [V].

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Helpmann Awards 2015: presenters http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/helpmann-awards-2015-presenters.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/helpmann-awards-2015-presenters.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:40:43 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237185 2015-07-23_1115

Foxtel Arts Live broadcast of the Helpmann Awards, next Monday from the Capitol Theatre is hosted by Todd McKenney -and for the first time will be simulcast on foxtelarts.com.au

Presenters were confirmed this week including a mix of thespians and Foxtel faces:

Gracing the stage to present on the night will be one of Australia’s most celebrated and acclaimed actors, Cate Blanchett, leading ladies in both screen and theatre, double nominee and Foxtel’s own Pamela Rabe (Wentworth- SoHo), Danielle Cormack (Wentworth-SoHo) and previous Helpmann Award winner Marta Dusseldorp (A Place To Call Home-SoHo), and nominee, and singer, stage performer, and television presenter, David Campbell.

Multi-talented Denise Scott and Amanda Bishop will join Australian iconic movie host Margaret Pomeranz and legendary television critic Graeme Blundell (hosts of Screen- Foxtel Arts). Australian television and music icon, Marcia Hines (Foxtel Smooth channel), and Australia’s number one ventriloquist, Darren Carr to present on the night.

A number of 2015 Helpmann Awards nominees are confirmed to present, including principal dancer Madeleine Eastoe, Dean Bryant, Andrew Hallsworth, Trevor Ashley and Stuart Maunder AM adding anticipation to who will win on the night.

Opera royalty Lindy Hume and Emma Matthews, cabaret trail blazers iOTA and Mitchell Butel, and musical theatre stars, Lara Mulcahy, Christie Whelan Browne, James Millar, and Blazey Best will also present on the night.

Lead singer of Australian band Midnight Oil, Peter Garrett AM will present the 2015 JC Williamson Award to previously announced recipient, Paul Kelly on the night.

Clare Bowditch and the Paul Kelly Band will also pay homage to Paul Kelly, performing his single from the 1995 acclaimed album of the same name, “Deeper Water”.

Todd McKenney will also don the heels and perform the powerful anthem “I Am What I Am” from the Tony Award winning original Broadway production of La Cage aux Folles on the night.

The Awards will feature spectacular live performances and an array of Australia’s biggest stars. Opening The 2015 Helpmann Awards is the full cast of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables, undisputedly one of the most popular musicals of all time.

The entertainment packed evening will also feature performances from the cast of the Tony Award winning musical, ONCE, for a one-off performance exclusively for the 2015 Helpmann Awards. The Australia Piano Quartet, one of the few ensembles worldwide committed to the piano quartet genre and previous Helpmann Awards nominee and Australia’s foremost illusionist, Cosentino – The Grand Illusionist.

A total of 42 awards will be presented at the 2015 Helpmann Awards, in addition to lifetime achievement awards, JC Williamson Award® and Sue Nattrass Award™.

Monday 27 July at 7.30pm on Foxtel Arts.

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ASTRA: Women in TV breakfast 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/astra-women-in-tv-breakfast-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/astra-women-in-tv-breakfast-2015.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:39:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237405 2015-01-28_1309

Comedian Magda Szubanski and BBC World News Presenter Yalda Hakim will feature on the panel of ASTRA’s annual Women in Television breakfast, moderated by the iconic Margaret Pomeranz.

The Breakfast is to be held prior to the ASTRA Conference on September 9 at The Star Event Centre in Sydney.

ASTRA CEO Andrew Maiden said: “ASTRA’s annual Women in Television breakfast is a highlight of the calendar, providing us with an opportunity to advance the cause of women working in the television sector.

“Magda, Yalda and Margaret bring with them unique perspectives of the TV industry, from three very different fields, and will share their personal stories of how they have achieved success in the competitive world of television.”

Magda Szubanski is one of Australia’s best known comedians. She is internationally renowned for playing Sharon in Kath & Kimderella and Mrs Hoggett in the Academy Award winning Babe and its sequel. Locally she has been the winner of several Logie awards, three Australian Writers Guild Awards and two People’s Choice Awards. She also starred alongside the late Steve Irwin in the 2002 movie The Crocodile Hunter and was a voice alongside the late Robin Williams in Happy Feet and its sequel.

London-based Yalda Hakim is the presenter of flagship programme, Impact on BBC World News. She joined BBC World News in December 2012 as a presenter and correspondent. She also continues to deliver hard hitting journalism for Our World and BBC News. She was born in Afghanistan and moved to Australia in the late 1980s after her father fled Kabul with his family when the Soviet Union invaded. She began her career as a cadet journalist at SBS’s World News Australia.

Margaret Pomeranz signed to Foxtel this year to take up her role as co-host of Screen, a weekly program on Foxtel Arts joining Graeme Blundell as they discover, digest, review and guide viewers through the latest offerings on our screens. She also hosts Margaret Pomeranz Presents on Foxtel Movies Masterpiece, where she presents a weekly movie of her choice, bringing Foxtel viewers her un-rivalled expertise and insight of the silver screen.

With a career spanning almost three decades co-hosting The Movie Show on SBS and At The Movies on ABC with David Stratton and now with her role at Foxtel, Margaret Pomeranz is Australia’s most recognised, loved and highly respected movie critic.

This year’s ASTRA conference is themed Outside The Box, and will attract more than 500 delegates from the local and international industry to hear from more than twenty presenters discussing topics including programming, distribution, production, audience and measurement.

The conference will hear from keynote speakers including: Robert Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer Viacom International Media Networks; Mike Gunton, Creative Director of Factual & The Natural History Unit, BBC & BBC Worldwide; Hernan Lopez, President and CEO at Fox International Channels; Christina Miller, President and General Manager for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang; and Bill Morrow, CEO, NBN.

astra.org.au/conference/registration

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Wednesday 22 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/wednesday-22-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/wednesday-22-july-2015.html#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:03:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237400 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Wednesday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 22/07/2015 15/07/2015 Network ABC 12.5% 12.7% Network ABC2 3.2% 3.5% Network ABC3 0.8% 0.9% Network ABC News 24 1.2% 1.1% Network ABC TTL 17.7% 18.2% Network 7 17.3% 19.2% Network 7TWO 4.5% 4.3% Network 7mate 3.7% 4.0% Network 7 TTL 25.6% 27.6% Network 9 18.1% 14.7% Network GO! 4.8% 3.7% Network Gem 2.7% 2.9% Network 9 TTL 25.6% 21.3% Network TEN 18.4% 18.9% Network ONE 2.0% 2.4% Network ELEVEN 3.1% 3.1% Network TEN TTL 23.5% 24.5% Network SBS ONE 6.6% 7.3% Network SBS 2 1.0% 1.1% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 7.6% 8.5%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Wednesday
Date: 22/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA WED Network TEN 1,363,000 354,000 454,000 236,000 139,000 180,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,118,000 277,000 388,000 242,000 113,000 98,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,099,000 283,000 396,000 234,000 105,000 82,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 986,000 275,000 306,000 213,000 95,000 96,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 959,000 257,000 244,000 163,000 126,000 169,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 929,000 256,000 249,000 159,000 116,000 148,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 849,000 268,000 235,000 131,000 81,000 133,000
8 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 772,000 203,000 246,000 162,000 72,000 89,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 751,000 218,000 192,000 154,000 89,000 99,000
10 BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE Network 7 743,000 207,000 212,000 137,000 80,000 107,000
11 HIGHWAY PATROL Network 7 718,000 208,000 227,000 120,000 73,000 90,000
12 THE WEEKLY WITH CHARLIE PICKERING-EV Network ABC 675,000 213,000 214,000 108,000 68,000 72,000
13 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 660,000 208,000 194,000 121,000 65,000 72,000
14 HOT SEAT Network 9 629,000 154,000 209,000 151,000 60,000 55,000
15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 629,000 188,000 170,000 104,000 74,000 93,000
16 MADAM SECRETARY Network TEN 618,000 155,000 215,000 102,000 58,000 89,000
17 RBT Network 9 617,000 207,000 197,000 109,000 57,000 47,000
18 7.30-EV Network ABC 602,000 193,000 175,000 97,000 64,000 73,000
19 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 596,000 163,000 140,000 113,000 76,000 103,000
20 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 564,000 184,000 142,000 103,000 63,000 71,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Wednesday
Date: 22/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 276,000 76,000 68,000 47,000 37,000 48,000
2 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 268,000 58,000 91,000 55,000 28,000 36,000
3 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 264,000 49,000 71,000 62,000 32,000 50,000
4 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 256,000 60,000 78,000 52,000 33,000 33,000
5 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-EV Network ABC2 237,000 54,000 72,000 50,000 36,000 25,000
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV Network GO! 237,000 62,000 48,000 42,000 35,000 50,000
7 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 236,000 73,000 78,000 42,000 17,000 25,000
8 LETHAL WEAPON -EV Network GO! 207,000 49,000 62,000 32,000 27,000 37,000
9 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 205,000 51,000 49,000 58,000 14,000 32,000
10 ROSEMARY & THYME Network 7TWO 191,000 38,000 48,000 35,000 36,000 33,000
11 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 190,000 40,000 56,000 49,000 16,000 30,000
12 INSPECTOR MORSE Network 7TWO 190,000 59,000 49,000 31,000 29,000 22,000
13 HARDCORE PAWN Network 7mate 188,000 46,000 53,000 32,000 28,000 29,000
14 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 181,000 47,000 68,000 28,000 17,000 22,000
15 PAWN STARS Network 7mate 181,000 45,000 59,000 30,000 21,000 25,000
16 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 178,000 45,000 53,000 46,000 11,000 24,000
17 PUFFIN ROCK-AM Network ABC2 177,000 48,000 61,000 32,000 16,000 20,000
18 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 175,000 41,000 56,000 45,000 7,000 26,000
19 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 165,000 22,000 50,000 45,000 25,000 22,000
20 NEW TRICKS -EV Network Gem 164,000 33,000 51,000 34,000 25,000 20,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA WED Network TEN 752,000 199,000 250,000 141,000 64,000 99,000
2 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 400,000 101,000 126,000 94,000 30,000 48,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 398,000 91,000 145,000 92,000 37,000 32,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 375,000 81,000 137,000 78,000 38,000 41,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 349,000 93,000 110,000 78,000 35,000 33,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA WED Network TEN 702,000 180,000 233,000 129,000 65,000 95,000
2 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 378,000 93,000 130,000 75,000 33,000 48,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 315,000 71,000 111,000 79,000 34,000 21,000
4 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 293,000 74,000 83,000 66,000 35,000 35,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 288,000 57,000 99,000 67,000 35,000 31,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA WED Network TEN 465,000 127,000 144,000 98,000 40,000 56,000
2 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 234,000 56,000 84,000 51,000 17,000 27,000
3 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 196,000 41,000 60,000 47,000 24,000 25,000
4 BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE Network 7 183,000 38,000 76,000 28,000 21,000 21,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 173,000 40,000 69,000 36,000 23,000 5,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Wednesday
Date: 22/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY 78,000
2 LIVE: STERLO: ON THE COUCH FOX SPORTS 1 72,000
3 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 63,000
4 LIVE: NRL 360 FOX SPORTS 1 54,000
5 FAMILY GUY FOX8 53,000
6 CORONATION STREET UKTV 52,000
7 K.C. UNDERCOVER Disney Channel 52,000
8 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 51,000
9 FAMILY GUY FOX8 51,000
10 EASTENDERS UKTV 48,000
11 THE BEST OF LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION LifeStyle Channel 47,000
12 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 45,000
13 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 45,000
14 MIDSOMER MURDERS UKTV 45,000
15 JUDGE JUDY ARENA 44,000
16 NYC: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF… ARENA 43,000
17 K.C. UNDERCOVER Disney Channel 42,000
18 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 38,000
19 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 38,000
20 PAUL MURRAY LIVE SKY NEWS 37,000

 

 

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Consumers want faster, cheaper content to stop Piracy. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/govt-urges-for-co-operation-as-piracy-remains-high.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/govt-urges-for-co-operation-as-piracy-remains-high.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:58:14 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237332 2014-12-10_2316

The government has urged further international and industry cooperation to address piracy following a survey of 2,630 Australians.

43% of Australians who had consumed digital content between March and May have admitted accessing at least one of those files illegally, according to data released by the Department of Communications.

A survey of 2630, ‘online Australians’ aged 12 and over found 33% had consumed television shows illegally. An equivalent UK survey found only 21% accessed TV illegally.

But the survey found Australians would likely stop infringing if legal content was: cheaper (39 per cent), more available (38 per cent), and had the same release date as other countries (36 per cent).

43 per cent also stated that they were not confident of what constitutes legal online content.

Percentage of survey respondents who consumed online content of which at least one item of content was consumed illegally in the last three months:

AUSTRALIA / UK
Movies 48% / 25%
Music 37% / 26%
TV 33% / 21%
Video games 22% / 18%

Proportion of internet users aged 12+ aware of lawful / licensed online services

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FreeTV Australia said, the research underscores the importance of the recent initiatives to fight online piracy in Australia.

“Free TV members put significant time and resources into making their products and services
available legitimately to viewers for free. Free TV members invest significantly in Australian content
– $1.54 billion in 2013-14 – and in a range of new and innovative delivery platforms to meet
consumer demand,” a statement said.

“Online piracy undermines this content investment, content industry business models, employment
and innovation.

“Free TV will continue to work with Government and industry to implement measures to reduce
piracy and its detrimental effects on content owners.”

ASTRA CEO Andrew Maiden said, “The rate of piracy in Australia is disappointingly high, far exceeding that in the United Kingdom, which makes you wonder why piracy is more acceptable in our culture.

“The report identifies price and timeliness as key factors in piracy, so we are hopeful the measures recently taken by the television industry to make content cheaper and faster will reduce theft.”

Bruce Meagher, Foxtel Group Director of Corporate Affairs said site blocking legislation and a major consumer education campaign had contributed to a lower piracy rate in the UK.

“We have maintained that there is no magic bullet that will eliminate online piracy. However, there are a number of measures that can be taken to encourage the vast majority of consumers to seek legitimate sources of content.

“Education is important and content owners and distributors are in the process of planning an education campaign for Australia.

“Timely and reasonably priced access to content is another. Foxtel has recently reduced its entry price and launched the Presto streaming service and continues to increase the numbers of block buster programs that are made available Express from the US and UK.

“Finally, government action such as the site blocking legislation and the soon to be finalised industry Code of Practice both give rights holders practical ways to address the issue and send the clear message to consumers that this activity is not only unacceptable but illegal.”

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Survey says fast-tracking still lagging US dates http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/survey-says-fast-tracking-still-lagging-us.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/survey-says-fast-tracking-still-lagging-us.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:52:07 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237334 2015-07-22_1305

Technology website Reckoner has a snapshot comparing Australian premiere dates with international dramas that indicate fast-tracking still has some ground to make up.

It highlights only 4 of 47 shows that were available in Australia on TV and online within a day of their international premiere: Justified, Mad Men, Orange is the New Black and Wayward Pines, all of which screen on Foxtel.

It cited major delays for shows including Broadchurch (41 days), The Americans (77 days), Wolf Hall (80 days), Bosch (166 days) and a number of others with no confirmed premiere date in sight.

While shows like Game of Thrones were express from the US on STV and digital platforms, it was another 65 days until it was available via iTunes.

However there are some qualifications to the list that need to be outlined.

The list has been drawn from 47 titles ranked on Metacritic, which premiered between January – June, and received high critic / audience ratings. This puts some titles such as Aquarius, Grace & Frankie, Between, The Brink, Dig, Suits -to name just a few- outside of the survey. Similarly, while Wolf Hall gets a look in on the US Metacritic site, Banished does not.

It also skews towards Drama, overlooking Reality shows (Survivor, The Amazing Race, Real Housewives, American Idol), and Lifestyle shows. If we are being completely technical, shows like The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon are fast-tracked everyday.

While the site’s pie chart and graphs would be considerably different if it was a true tally of all released shows, it is nevertheless an interesting “tip of the iceberg” article, which you can see here.

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Fargo: trailer http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/fargo-trailer.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/fargo-trailer.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:51:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237360

Behold the latest trailer for Fargo, the prequel launching in the US in October.

The cast includes Keith Carradine, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Donovan, Kieran Culkin and Jean Smart.

Bring it on!

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Kate DeAraugo charged with driving under influence of drugs http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/kate-dearaugo-charged-with-driving-under-influence-of-drugs.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/kate-dearaugo-charged-with-driving-under-influence-of-drugs.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:46:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237330 2015-07-22_1547

Former Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

The 2005 Idol winner was charged with driving a vehicle with illicit drugs present in blood in Surry Hills on March 8th.

DeAraugo has previously spoken about battles with depression.

Manager Dave Wilkins told News Corp he would be helping her to return to full health.

“Unfortunately Kate has been suffering from addiction for quite a long time and right now she has relapsed and it is really unfortunate after all the hard work she has done to get herself back on track,” he said.

She will appear in court on July 31.

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Airdate: I Love Green Guide Letters http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-i-love-green-guide-letters.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-i-love-green-guide-letters.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:43:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=236786 2015-07-22_1541

Popular podcast I Love Green Guide Letters will itself become a TV show on Channel 31 Melbourne from August.

Steele Saunders and guests take a wry look at those who write to The Age about television shows.

I Love Green Guide Letters is a comedic review of the letters to The Melbourne Age’s Thursday Green Guide Television & Radio lift-out… at least that’s what it’s meant to be.

Monday 9:30pm August 3rd C31.

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Inside Story: July 23 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/inside-story-july-23.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/inside-story-july-23.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:42:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237327 2015-07-21_1417

Tonight on Inside Story, profiles Professor Gordian Fulde from Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital.

Professor Gordian Fulde is the doctor they call when disaster strikes. The man who wrote the manual on emergency medicine has been head of ER at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital since the early 80s.

He works just a stone’s throw from Australia’s sin capital, Kings Cross, and he’s seen it all: the freaks, the junkies, the drunken brawlers. But it was the senseless deaths of two innocent young men in one-punch attacks that really took its toll on Professor Fulde.

So much so that after more than 30 years of working in this urban warzone, he set about helping clean up the Cross putting an end to the alcohol-fuelled violence.

7:30pm Thursday on Nine.

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Renewed: The Brink http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/renewed-the-brink.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/renewed-the-brink.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:41:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237364 2015-07-22_1737

US black comedy The Brink, starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black, has been renewed for a second season.

The HBO series created by brothers Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib, focuses on a geopolitical crisis in Pakistan.

The Brink received mixed reviews from critics and launched in the US with 1.6m viewers.

It airs in Australia on Showcase.

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The Muppets: First Look Presentation http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-muppets-first-look-presentation.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-muppets-first-look-presentation.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:40:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237357

You were never supposed to see this. Here’s the pitch that convinced ABC to make a show with The Muppets!

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Jon Stewart trumps Donald Trump http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/jon-stewart-trumps-donald-trump.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/jon-stewart-trumps-donald-trump.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:37:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237384

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart lets Donald Trump have it with all comedy guns blazing.

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Celebrity Apprentice filming in Sydney http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/celebrity-apprentice-filming-in-sydney.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/celebrity-apprentice-filming-in-sydney.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:37:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237381

There were garden gnomes in Pitt St. Mall when Celebrity Apprentice was spotted filming.

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Wayward Pines http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/wayward-pines-3.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/wayward-pines-3.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237324 In the series final, Megan has a change of heart and helps Ethan lead the townspeople to safety and the truth. 8:30pm Thursday on FX.

  • Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  • Glitch
  • MasterChef Australia
  • Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne
  • Anh Does Italy
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Timeshifted: Tuesday 14 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-tuesday-14-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-tuesday-14-july-2015.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:56:57 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237378 Report: Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Tuesday Date: 14/07/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
000s
1 THE VOICE -TUE Network 9 1,679,000 1,595,000 83,000 2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,191,000 1,188,000 3,000 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,136,000 1,135,000 1,000 4 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUES Network TEN 1,136,000 1,085,000 51,000 5 HOUSE RULES-TUE Network 7 1,105,000 1,003,000 102,000 6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,049,000 1,034,000 14,000 7 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,041,000 1,033,000 8,000 8 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,009,000 1,006,000 4,000 9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 861,000 861,000 0 10 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 830,000 792,000 37,000 11 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 824,000 642,000 182,000 12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 706,000 705,000 1,000 13 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 703,000 698,000 6,000 14 HOT SEAT Network 9 666,000 661,000 5,000 15 7.30-EV Network ABC 653,000 653,000 0 16 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 614,000 614,000 0 17 JOANNA LUMLEY’S TRANS-SIBERIAN ADVENTURE-EV Network ABC 614,000 584,000 30,000 18 EMBARRASSING BODIES DOWNUNDER Network 9 611,000 582,000 29,000 19 NCIS RPT Network TEN 585,000 517,000 68,000 20 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV Network ABC 577,000 564,000 12,000

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Timeshifted: Monday 13 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-monday-13-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-monday-13-july-2015.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:54:30 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237376 Report: Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Monday Date: 13/07/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
000s
1 THE VOICE -MON Network 9 1,762,000 1,678,000 85,000 2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,326,000 1,326,000 0 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,311,000 1,311,000 0 4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,154,000 1,144,000 10,000 5 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA MON Network TEN 1,135,000 1,065,000 71,000 6 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,110,000 1,105,000 5,000 7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,097,000 1,091,000 6,000 8 LIP SYNC BATTLE Network 9 1,032,000 934,000 98,000 9 HOUSE RULES-MON Network 7 933,000 866,000 67,000 10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 884,000 884,000 0 11 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 882,000 812,000 70,000 12 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 800,000 754,000 47,000 13 HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? Network TEN 767,000 719,000 49,000 14 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 759,000 755,000 4,000 15 7.30-EV Network ABC 740,000 737,000 3,000 16 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 739,000 737,000 2,000 17 HOT SEAT Network 9 728,000 723,000 5,000 18 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 717,000 695,000 22,000 19 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 697,000 696,000 0 20 THE BLACKLIST Network 7 693,000 559,000 134,000

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Timeshifted: Sunday 12 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-sunday-12-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-sunday-12-july-2015.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:52:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237374 Report: Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Sunday Date: 12/07/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE VOICE -SUN Network 9 1,899,000 1,821,000 78,000 2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,489,000 1,487,000 2,000 3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,374,000 1,367,000 7,000 4 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,148,000 1,095,000 53,000 5 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA SUN Network TEN 1,066,000 993,000 72,000 6 HOUSE RULES-SUN Network 7 970,000 905,000 65,000 7 INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY-EV Network ABC 932,000 844,000 88,000 8 GRAND DESIGNS-EV Network ABC 928,000 843,000 86,000 9 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 821,000 818,000 3,000 10 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 732,000 678,000 54,000 11 2015 WIMBLEDON-DAY 13 -LATE Network 7 684,000 668,000 16,000 12 CSI: CYBER Network TEN 596,000 487,000 109,000 13 2015 WIMBLEDON-DAY 13 Network 7 594,000 582,000 12,000 14 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 577,000 547,000 31,000 15 BONES Network 7 540,000 422,000 118,000 16 FAMILY FEUD SUNDAY Network TEN 493,000 484,000 10,000 17 SEVEN’S AFL: SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL Network 7 464,000 462,000 2,000 18 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 429,000 391,000 39,000 19 SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Network 9 390,000 389,000 0 20 2015 WIMBLEDON-DAY 13 -EARLY Network 7 379,000 367,000 12,000

 

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Timeshifted: Saturday 11 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-saturday-11-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-saturday-11-july-2015.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:49:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237372 Report: Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Saturday Date: 11/07/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 995,000 986,000 9,000 2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 888,000 886,000 1,000 3 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC 830,000 825,000 5,000 4 FATHER BROWN-EV Network ABC 789,000 742,000 47,000 5 DOC MARTIN RPT Network ABC 569,000 524,000 45,000 6 GARDENING AUSTRALIA-EV Network ABC 559,000 546,000 13,000 7 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D4 Network Gem 521,000 521,000 0 8 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 455,000 448,000 7,000 9 GETAWAY Network 9 441,000 437,000 4,000 10 THE VOICE -SUN -ENCORE Network 9 422,000 413,000 9,000 11 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PRE MATCH Network 7 416,000 409,000 6,000 12 NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN RPT Network TEN 410,000 388,000 22,000 13 THE VOICE -MON -ENCORE Network 9 389,000 383,000 6,000 14 MIDSOMER MURDERS-PM Network ABC 382,000 372,000 10,000 15 THE CRICKET SHOW Network Gem 373,000 373,000 0 16 NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE Network 9 365,000 365,000 0 17 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – POST MATCH Network 7 361,000 354,000 7,000 18 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 2 -D4 Network Gem 327,000 324,000 3,000 19 THE VOICE -TUE -ENCORE Network 9 326,000 312,000 14,000 20 SCOTLAND: HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS Network SBS ONE 323,000 293,000 29,000

 

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Timeshifted: Friday 10 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-friday-10-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/timeshifted-friday-10-july-2015.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:47:05 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237370 Report: Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Friday Date: 10/07/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,033,000 1,032,000 2,000 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 989,000 988,000 1,000 3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 925,000 915,000 10,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 858,000 853,000 6,000 5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 790,000 779,000 11,000 6 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 786,000 773,000 12,000 7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 702,000 700,000 2,000 8 ARTHUR AND GEORGE-EV Network ABC 693,000 540,000 153,000 9 HOT SEAT Network 9 628,000 623,000 5,000 10 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 627,000 590,000 37,000 11 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 613,000 613,000 1,000 12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 576,000 573,000 3,000 13 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 567,000 563,000 3,000 14 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 540,000 538,000 2,000 15 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 485,000 482,000 3,000 16 THE MID-YEAR ASHES: FIRST TEST-ENG V AUS SESSION 1 -D3 Network Gem 472,000 472,000 0 17 7.30-EV Network ABC 470,000 468,000 2,000 18 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Network TEN 465,000 435,000 30,000 19 QI RPT Network ABC 450,000 395,000 55,000 20 SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 442,000 435,000 7,000

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Tuesday 21 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/tuesday-21-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/tuesday-21-july-2015.html#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:35:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237316 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Tuesday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated   21/07/2015 14/07/2015 Network ABC 12.1% 10.6% Network ABC2 2.9% 3.1% Network ABC3 0.6% 0.5% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 0.8% Network ABC TTL 16.6% 15.0% Network 7 17.1% 20.5% Network 7TWO 5.1% 4.0% Network 7mate 3.7% 3.3% Network 7 TTL 25.9% 27.8% Network 9 23.4% 23.6% Network GO! 2.7% 3.8% Network Gem 3.1% 2.8% Network 9 TTL 29.2% 30.1% Network TEN 17.8% 16.5% Network ONE 2.7% 2.4% Network ELEVEN 2.6% 2.5% Network TEN TTL 23.1% 21.5% Network SBS ONE 4.3% 4.8% Network SBS 2 0.8% 0.7% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 5.1% 5.6%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 21/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE VOICE -TUE Network 9 1,439,000 510,000 394,000 253,000 133,000 148,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUES Network TEN 1,231,000 302,000 443,000 201,000 117,000 169,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,152,000 301,000 407,000 259,000 92,000 93,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,142,000 313,000 416,000 255,000 83,000 75,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,051,000 261,000 306,000 157,000 129,000 198,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,015,000 307,000 313,000 207,000 93,000 96,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 967,000 251,000 297,000 154,000 114,000 151,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 839,000 245,000 246,000 151,000 83,000 114,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 798,000 226,000 211,000 155,000 85,000 120,000
10 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 790,000 181,000 269,000 156,000 84,000 99,000
11 HOT SEAT Network 9 698,000 184,000 239,000 173,000 51,000 51,000
12 ANH DOES ITALY Network 7 676,000 190,000 170,000 130,000 70,000 116,000
13 7.30-EV Network ABC 667,000 207,000 187,000 133,000 65,000 74,000
14 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 659,000 204,000 197,000 104,000 76,000 78,000
15 JOANNA LUMLEY’S TRANS-SIBERIAN ADVENTURE-EV Network ABC 640,000 161,000 193,000 115,000 74,000 97,000
16 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 626,000 180,000 171,000 104,000 76,000 95,000
17 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 589,000 170,000 185,000 86,000 51,000 96,000
18 EMBARRASSING BODIES DOWNUNDER Network 9 557,000 177,000 223,000 65,000 29,000 63,000
19 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 544,000 146,000 172,000 93,000 64,000 69,000
20 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV Network ABC 542,000 157,000 170,000 88,000 58,000 70,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 21/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 FOYLE’S WAR Network 7TWO 286,000 88,000 90,000 44,000 35,000 31,000
2 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 257,000 65,000 64,000 58,000 25,000 44,000
3 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 248,000 65,000 92,000 47,000 13,000 31,000
4 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 234,000 52,000 72,000 61,000 26,000 23,000
5 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 232,000 64,000 63,000 47,000 24,000 35,000
6 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 230,000 62,000 48,000 53,000 28,000 40,000
7 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 229,000 57,000 75,000 42,000 24,000 31,000
8 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 206,000 34,000 64,000 57,000 26,000 25,000
9 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 204,000 38,000 62,000 56,000 28,000 20,000
10 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP – POST MATCH Network Gem 202,000 69,000 71,000 20,000 31,000 11,000
11 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP – MATCH Network Gem 193,000 77,000 62,000 19,000 26,000 10,000
12 OUTBACK TRUCKERS Network 7mate 191,000 40,000 59,000 42,000 28,000 22,000
13 FIREMAN SAM-PM Network ABC2 186,000 48,000 52,000 44,000 24,000 18,000
14 THE VICAR OF DIBLEY Network 7TWO 177,000 48,000 46,000 28,000 32,000 23,000
15 PLAY SCHOOL-AM Network ABC2 174,000 54,000 51,000 38,000 18,000 13,000
16 DIRTGIRLWORLD-PM Network ABC2 172,000 44,000 47,000 35,000 28,000 17,000
17 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 169,000 19,000 46,000 67,000 22,000 16,000
18 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 167,000 47,000 51,000 39,000 10,000 19,000
19 THOMAS AND FRIENDS-PM Network ABC2 165,000 44,000 55,000 27,000 21,000 18,000
20 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 161,000 52,000 47,000 42,000 6,000 15,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE VOICE -TUE Network 9 671,000 219,000 202,000 122,000 56,000 72,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUES Network TEN 666,000 172,000 227,000 115,000 61,000 92,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 433,000 100,000 144,000 88,000 39,000 62,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 383,000 95,000 129,000 90,000 31,000 37,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 381,000 94,000 137,000 91,000 29,000 31,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUES Network TEN 636,000 158,000 219,000 114,000 58,000 86,000
2 THE VOICE -TUE Network 9 585,000 197,000 181,000 99,000 46,000 62,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 403,000 89,000 144,000 76,000 38,000 56,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 312,000 86,000 109,000 72,000 24,000 21,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 303,000 74,000 106,000 72,000 27,000 24,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUES Network TEN 439,000 111,000 150,000 76,000 44,000 57,000
2 THE VOICE -TUE Network 9 367,000 143,000 102,000 57,000 26,000 39,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 274,000 56,000 92,000 52,000 29,000 44,000
4 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 191,000 53,000 64,000 27,000 22,000 25,000
5 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 183,000 45,000 59,000 27,000 19,000 33,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 21/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
 
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 PAWN STARS AUSTRALIA A&E 102,000
2 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY 82,000
3 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 67,000
4 MRS. BROWN’S BOYS UKTV 65,000
5 LIVE: BACK PAGE FOX SPORTS 1 65,000
6 LIVE: GOLF: BRITISH OPEN FINAL ROUND FOX SPORTS 4 63,000
7 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 59,000
8 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 55,000
9 LIVE: NRL 360 FOX SPORTS 1 52,000
10 EASTENDERS UKTV 52,000
11 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 51,000
12 CORONATION STREET UKTV 51,000
13 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 49,000
14 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 47,000
15 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES Disney Junior 46,000
16 DOC MCSTUFFINS Disney Junior 45,000
17 DOOZERS Nick Jr. 45,000
18 DORA AND FRIENDS Nick Jr. 44,000
19 PAWN STARS SOUTH AFRICA A&E 44,000
20 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 43,000

 

 

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/sharknado-3-oh-hell-no.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/sharknado-3-oh-hell-no.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:58:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237243 2015-07-21_1340

Clearly the good folk in Sharknado didn’t get Mick Fanning’s message about the best way to thwart a man-eating shark: just punch it in the back a few times.

Anyone would think Syfy had cruelly organised that near-death experience in South Africa this week, just days ahead of the third Sharknado instalment, boisterously titled Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! for no reason in particular.

Since Anthony C. Ferrante’s C-grade telemovie became a cult phenomenon in 2013, not much has changed, except perhaps the budget, the cameos and the cities in peril. Thankfully the tone remains intact. This is bad -or perhaps bad-ass, with incredulous glee.

In the first 10 minutes of the newest telemovie, a shark lands in the marble lap of Abraham Lincoln in Washington DC and the President (Mark Cuban) is shooting falling chompers at the White House, barely minutes after he has honoured Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) for saving New York City. You’ll also hear the movie cliche “Let’s get outta here!” not once but twice. Yep, it’s popcorn time.

This time multiple Sharknados are threatening to join together up and down the East Coast. But a desperate Fin must get to his wife (Tara Reid), daughter (Ryan Newman) and mother in law (Bo Derek) who just happen to be enjoying themselves at Universal Studios theme park in Orlando. Let’s overlook the rapid time it takes Fin to reach them whilst they are boarding rollercoasters and thrill rides, and get to the sharks. After all, we suspended disbelief the moment the fish stayed alive our of water and flew through the air, right?

Along the way Fin meets kickin’ gal Nova (Cassie Clarke), returning from the first Sharknado, who has now teamed up with Mechanic Lucas Stevens (Frankie Muniz) in a modified motorhome that is something between the DeLorean’s flux capacitor and an armoured tank. We’re a long way from Malcolm in the Middle.

There are multiple gags at Universal Studios, including rollercoaster-ridin’ fish, but is it all just a shameless exercise to promote the park? Probably.

The plot also manages to squeeze in the army, Secret Service, NASA, and several crosses from the NBC Today show including Matt Lauer, Kathie Lee Gifford, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie. They are good sports for attempting to pull it all off with a straight face (because they sure can’t act).

The cameos come thick and fast: Michael Winslow, Mark McGrath, Lou Ferrigno, Lorenzo Lamas, Jackie Collins, Maria Menounos, Jerry Springer, Penn & Teller -even George R. R. Martin is in on the act. But seriously, any movie that has the sheer hide to put in a cameo from Jedward is as camp as they come. Blink and you will miss them.

Also in a supporting role is David Hasselhoff as Fin’s father, in the movie’s most ludicrous sequence towards the rear (or is that the bottom?) of the plot. Like father, like son -he plays it for absolute truth.

I’ve noted before that Ian Ziering’s commitment to this role is what turns such nonsense into such fun. Wait for the shot where he emerges shirtless from the water, with ripped abs at the age of 51. Whatta guy.

I wish I could say the same for Tara Reid who looks tired and adds zero to this instalment. Fingers crossed she is out of Sharknado 4 -yes, it’s already confirmed.

Somebody get Mick Fanning a cameo.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! premieres 9:30pm Thursday on Syfy.

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Cate Blanchett developing TV drama http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/cate-blanchett-developing-tv-drama.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/cate-blanchett-developing-tv-drama.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:54:14 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237264 2015-07-21_1401

Cate Blanchett is developing a ‘high-end’ TV drama, her first TV directing role.

Stateless centres on the true story of Cornelia Rau which made headlines in 2004. The young German/Australian woman escaped a frightening cult only to be trapped in a bizarre labyrinth of psychiatric and legal systems, landing her in the notorious Baxter Immigration Detention Centre.

The project is being produced by Matchbox Pictures but no broadcaster has been announced, and it isn’t clear if Blanchett will be playing Cornelia Rau.

Stateless has received funding from Screen Australia under the Story Development – High-end TV fund.

Also receiving funding is Trust, a cult-based drama based on a journalist’s mission to expose a shadowy movement surrounded by conspiracy theories and deception.

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No Xena reboot yet, says Lucy Lawless. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/no-xena-reboot-yet-says-lucy-lawless.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/no-xena-reboot-yet-says-lucy-lawless.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:52:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237304 2015-07-22_0150

Media reports of a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot appear to have been premature, according to former star Lucy Lawless.

Yesterday reports emerged that NBC and NBC Universal International were considering a “modern reboot” of the show, with original producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi helping to develop the show.

Lawless recently told San Diego Comic Con, “I’ve been pitching that show … because … there’s a swell of interest still,”

“I’m always being peppered with questions [about] when the Xena movie is coming. Guys, I’m pitching my ass off to make it happen, whether it’s with me or not”

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Report: Sigourney Weaver films Doc Martin appearance http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/report-sigourney-weaver-films-doc-martin-appearance.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/report-sigourney-weaver-films-doc-martin-appearance.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:50:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237297 2015-07-22_0141

Two names you never expected to see in the same sentence, but Sigourney Weaver has filmed an episode of Doc Martin, according to media.

Digital Spy reports she is a huge fan of the show and was spotted filming the seventh series outside a pharmacy in Cornwall, with many locals looking on.

Weaver was seen wearing a fisherman’s hat and a long-lensed camera, before entering the pharmacy with Clunes’ character.

ITV has yet to announce Weaver’s appearance or what role she may be playing.

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Former SBS exec joins ABC Commercial http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/former-sbs-exec-joins-abc-commercial.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/former-sbs-exec-joins-abc-commercial.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:49:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237246 Tony Iffland headshot

Former SBS Director of TV Tony Iffland has been appointed general manager, ABC content sales at ABC Commercial.

Iffland, who departed SBS in January, will lead the ABC content sales team in globally distributing its slate representing ABC-commissioned and independently acquired content across all genres – particularly drawing on its strengths in factual, children’s, drama, comedy, lifestyle and news & current affairs.

Prior SBS he was general manager, BBC Worldwide Australia and chief executive of UKTV.

Sharon Ramsay-Luck, ABC Commercial’s head of sales & business development, said: “It’s a thrill to have an industry professional of Tony’s calibre and experience – not to mention integrity and good humour – join us to lead our sales team. We have prioritised the expansion and repositioning of our business over the past few years and I’ve no doubt that Tony will contribute enormously to the continuation of that growth trajectory.”

Iffland added: “I’m greatly looking forward to making my mark on the ABC content sales business, which I’ve admired for some time. My track record representing quality brands and content is a great fit for this ambitious business. I can’t wait to strengthen existing relationships and develop new content opportunities for the benefit of both producers and broadcast platforms, new and traditional.”

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Airdate: The Mysteries of Laura http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-the-mysteries-of-laura.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-the-mysteries-of-laura.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:45:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237250 2015-07-21_1801

Next week Nine premieres new US procedural The Mysteries of Laura, starring Debra Messing.

Based on a Spanish series, Los misterios de Laura, it centres around a NY homicide detective who is also a single mother seeking a divorce from the man who also happens to be her boss.

Adapted by Jeff Rake it is directed by Joseph McGinty “McG” Nicol.

The series premiered in the US in September and has been approved for a second season. Nine launches with a double episode premiere next Wednesday.

Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (Will & Grace) stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant detective whose life is spiralling out of control, when The Mysteries of Laura premieres in a double episode on Wednesday, July 29, at 8.40pm on Channel Nine.

Diamond is an honourable homicide cop in New York, working alongside her partner Billy Soto (Laz Alonso, Avatar), who has her back in every situation on and off-duty in this captivating and light-hearted “dramedy” sifting through the daily troubles of a busy mum and an even busier detective.

Behind the scenes Laura is a dishevelled mother of twins, newly separated from her soon-to-be ex-husband, Detective Jake Broderick (Josh Lucas, The Firm, A Beautiful Mind).

Episode one is a dramatic yet comical portrayal of a woman’s balancing act between a stellar ability to catch dangerous criminals while juggling her less-than-law abiding twins. Kicked out of pre-school for painting the classroom and each other red, Laura must find another school for them while trying to catch a killer who has struck right under her nose. Could it be someone within her ranks?

In episode two, which guest stars three-time Emmy nominee Richard Paul “Ricky” Golden (All My Children), Laura and Jake are finalising their divorce. A case involving an online hook-up that ends in murder encourages Detective Diamond to set up a profile to investigate it, using herself to bait the killer … as she also considers the online dating scene to help her through the divorce.

Wednesday, July 29, at 8.40pm on Nine.

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Dirty Laundry Live: July 23 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/dirty-laundry-live-july-23.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/dirty-laundry-live-july-23.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:44:50 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237261 2015-07-21_1407

Dirty Laundry Live has locked in Josh Groban as their fireside guest this week.

Also appearing are panellists Marty Sheargold, Glenn Robbins, Josh Thomas (with Brooke Satchwell and Lawrence Mooney of course).

9:30pm Thursday ABC.

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NRL Footy Show road trip http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/nrl-footy-show-road-trip.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/nrl-footy-show-road-trip.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:44:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237044 2015-07-18_1341

The NRL Footy Show will show segments from its 4 day ‘Highway of Happiness’ road trip from Brisbane to Sydney beginning this week.

The trip was sponsored by AirBnB and Nine confirms the team stayed in a mix of motor homes and properties rented through the online service, including some owners meeting them at their homes.

Over three weeks The Footy Show panellists, travelling in crazy pairs, did the trip along two separate routes. Erin Molan and Beau Ryan made their way through Ipswich, the Gold Coast, Mullumbimby, Woolgoolga, Armidale and Tamworth, while Paul “Fatty” Vautin and Darryl “The Big Marn” Brohman journeyed through Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Warialda, Gunnedah, Quirindi and Newcastle.

Big Marn said: “I really enjoyed spending a few days with Fat. Even though we have been mates for 35 years, I had never been able to spend quality time like we did on our Highway of Happiness tour. The fans were amazing as well. It’s nice to know that people really like what we do. Loved it!”

Fatty said: “Darryl was an excellent companion. Full of mirth and merriment. He confirmed one thing to me that I had thought was true of him – he loves food. Helloooooo! Burgers, fries, ice cream, chips and lollies, nothing was barred. We bonded over the four days and have an unbreakable friendship that will last forever. Our conversation covered a lot of topics – punting, women, punting, food and punting.

“There was only one ‘incident’ between us. At 2am one morning Darryl needed to go to the tiny toilet but couldn’t fit through the door. He attempted to hit the porcelain from where he stood. It’s fair to say he came up a bit short. A bucket and mop were required that morning.

“The people we met along the way were fantastic and so kind to us. And it proved to the Big Marn and myself that Australia is the greatest country in the world.”

Erin said: “Beau was a wonderful travelling companion. So much fun and great company, but very easily distracted. He loves his phone and he kept thinking cows were sheep and horses were rams. He almost convinced me yetis were real. He handled difficult situations maturely, except the drama with Nate Myles’ bulldogs and our pet, Stuffy, which you’ll see on the show.

“Everyone we met welcomed us so warmly into their communities and homes. The home-cooked meals were to die for. I also loved meeting the next generation of rugby league players and the wonderful people who work so hard to make country rugby league successful. Also loved crossing the border into NSW and seeing a sign for where Greg Inglis was born.”

Beau said: “I really enjoyed the trip and couldn’t think of anyone at Channel Nine I’d rather do it with than Erin – not including Karl Stefanovic of course. We worked well together, and apart from not checking her blind spots she’s an excellent driver. She’s also very smart, but I can’t believe she didn’t know yetis weren’t real. I loved meeting all The Footy Show fans along the way, especially from the smaller country towns.”

Glenn Pallister, NRL Footy Show’s Senior Executive Producer, said: “This is easily the one of the biggest things The Footy Show has ever embarked on in 22 years. Logistically we have shot an entire reality show in four days. What shines through is the camaraderie that already existed between the hosts, and watching that go to another level as they lived side by side for four days and three nights – and we capture it warts and all.

“Among the highlights, apart from the hosts’ antics and the magnificent country characters they meet, are the many rugby league fans they encounter along the journey. Nearly everywhere you drive through there is a footy field with kids playing on it. How good is that?”

Thursday, July 23, at 8.30pm on Channel Nine (check local guides).

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Home and Away: update http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/home-and-away-update.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/home-and-away-update.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:42:08 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237259 2015-07-21_1441

More changes from Seven…

Next Monday Home and Away screens as a double episode -no doubt in an attempt to divert attention from the MasterChef grand final.

Highway Patrol follows at 8pm.

Unbelievably, Seven changed its mind again and put The Blacklist back into schedule, at 9:30pm with a double episode.

Hard to keep up with all these changes!

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Sin City Saints amongst new PLUS7 online titles http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/sin-city-saints-amongst-new-plus7-online-titles.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/sin-city-saints-amongst-new-plus7-online-titles.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:41:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237286 2015-07-22_0027

Yahoo7 has announced a range of new online-only titles to be branded as PLUS7 Exclusives.

Sin City Saints, a comedy series follows a fictional Las Vegas basketball team features Tom Arnold, Malin Akerman, and Andrew Santino and is directed by Bryan Gordon and Fred Savage. It premiered on Yahoo in the US in March.

Other Space follows a young and inexperienced crew as they adventure into an unknown universe to face mysterious clouds, food and fuel shortages, robot rebellions, folds in time, and the occasional alien attack. Created by Paul Feig it premiered on Yahoo in the US in April.

Cora Spear, Yahoo7 Head Of TV & Global Content said, “Our audiences love catching up on their favourite TV shows on PLUS7 and we want to introduce them to even more great content with new PLUS7 Exclusives. We know video on demand is growing in popularity and PLUS7 Exclusives features a range of great new shows Aussies can watch anytime and anywhere – for free.

“Yahoo! globally is investing in creating world-class new shows with Yahoo! Originals and is attracting some of Hollywood’s biggest names like Paul Feig who directed the smash-hit, Bridesmaids. Locally, PLUS7 Exclusives represents a big part of Yahoo7’s goal to make PLUS7 the go-to destination for great TV shows and exclusive content online.”

The line-up of PLUS7 Exclusive programs for launch include:
 Sin City Saints (A Yahoo! Original series from two-time Emmy-nominated director, Bryan Gordon)
 Other Space (A Yahoo! Original series from Bridesmaid director, Paul Feig)
 The Great Food Truck Race
 Cutthroat Kitchen
 All on the Line with Joe Zee
 Life with La Toya
 Tori and Dean: sTORIbook Weddings
 Abby and Brittany

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“F*** Yeah” say VMAs http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/f-yeah-say-vmas.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/f-yeah-say-vmas.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:40:44 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237252 2015-07-22_0038

Not too often a TV channel promotes their show with the F-word, but MTV did just that yesterday when it sent an Instagram pic of its VMAs host Miley Cyrus, with the caption “F*** yeah VMAs!!!!! #VMAs on @MTV Aug 30 at 9pm” (there were no asterisks from Ms. Cyrus nor MTV).

In Australia they will air Monday, 31st August at 11am AEST on MTV from the Microsoft Theatre, formerly Nokia Theatre L.A.

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations will be released at 12.01am AEST Wednesday July 22, exclusively on Beats 1 Chart Show available on Apple Music. Immediately following Beats 1 Chart Show, voting for all VMA categories will go live at 1:00 a.m. AEST at vma.mtv.com

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will air across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

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The X Factor: promo http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-x-factor-promo.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-x-factor-promo.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:39:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237248

Seven’s first promo for “new X Factor” includes contestants and judges.

What about the host?

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MasterChef Australia http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/masterchef-australia-33.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/masterchef-australia-33.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237279 One of the Top 4 wins a place in the semi final and avoids elimination. 7:30pm Wednesday on TEN.

  • Safe House
  • The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
  • Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways
  • Movie: Man of Steel
  • Criminal Minds
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Monday 20 July 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/monday-20-july-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/monday-20-july-2015.html#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:06:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237240 Report: Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Monday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 20/07/2015 13/07/2015 Network ABC 14.9% 14.1% Network ABC2 2.7% 3.4% Network ABC3 0.6% 0.6% Network ABC News 24 0.9% 0.9% Network ABC TTL 19.1% 19.0% Network 7 21.1% 17.3% Network 7TWO 3.6% 3.0% Network 7mate 2.6% 3.5% Network 7 TTL 27.4% 23.8% Network 9 22.4% 25.6% Network GO! 4.4% 3.7% Network Gem 2.7% 2.9% Network 9 TTL 29.5% 32.2% Network TEN 14.3% 15.3% Network ONE 2.1% 3.0% Network ELEVEN 2.2% 2.1% Network TEN TTL 18.6% 20.3% Network SBS ONE 4.7% 3.9% Network SBS 2 0.7% 0.7% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 5.5% 4.6%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 20/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE VOICE -MON Network 9 1,362,000 460,000 415,000 214,000 130,000 143,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,300,000 357,000 437,000 287,000 100,000 119,000
3 HOUSE RULES-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 1,295,000 384,000 314,000 266,000 138,000 192,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,247,000 352,000 417,000 271,000 93,000 114,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,116,000 329,000 336,000 233,000 99,000 118,000
6 HOUSE RULES-GRAND FINAL Network 7 1,097,000 317,000 259,000 240,000 115,000 167,000
7 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA MON Network TEN 1,070,000 276,000 411,000 161,000 93,000 128,000
8 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,061,000 262,000 280,000 196,000 138,000 185,000
9 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,034,000 261,000 288,000 189,000 129,000 166,000
10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 855,000 289,000 249,000 122,000 90,000 105,000
11 LIP SYNC BATTLE Network 9 799,000 212,000 285,000 117,000 89,000 95,000
12 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 797,000 224,000 193,000 178,000 82,000 120,000
13 Q&A-LE Network ABC 776,000 247,000 266,000 119,000 76,000 68,000
14 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 746,000 210,000 205,000 181,000 86,000 64,000
15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 734,000 194,000 252,000 130,000 78,000 80,000
16 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 720,000 214,000 226,000 121,000 82,000 77,000
17 7.30-EV Network ABC 699,000 219,000 206,000 134,000 72,000 68,000
18 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 695,000 191,000 219,000 131,000 76,000 78,000
19 HOT SEAT Network 9 679,000 181,000 217,000 181,000 54,000 47,000
20 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 669,000 180,000 217,000 122,000 79,000 72,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 20/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 240,000 51,000 77,000 56,000 17,000 39,000
2 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 237,000 41,000 107,000 51,000 14,000 24,000
3 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 231,000 57,000 70,000 57,000 13,000 34,000
4 LIVERPOOL VS ADELAIDE UNITED – MATCH Network GO! 225,000 69,000 58,000 26,000 57,000 14,000
5 LIVERPOOL VS ADELAIDE UNITED – POST MATCH Network GO! 218,000 69,000 57,000 12,000 63,000 16,000
6 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 213,000 56,000 56,000 51,000 11,000 39,000
7 CURIOUS GEORGE-EV Network ABC2 212,000 46,000 58,000 51,000 18,000 38,000
8 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 207,000 28,000 67,000 56,000 20,000 36,000
9 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 192,000 69,000 27,000 68,000 11,000 18,000
10 THE HIVE-AM Network ABC2 182,000 53,000 52,000 46,000 19,000 11,000
11 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 178,000 33,000 49,000 43,000 11,000 42,000
12 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-AM Network ABC2 177,000 47,000 51,000 46,000 19,000 15,000
13 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 177,000 24,000 47,000 69,000 16,000 20,000
14 BUBBLE BATH BAY-AM Network ABC2 176,000 55,000 36,000 52,000 10,000 23,000
15 A TOUCH OF FROST Network 7TWO 175,000 45,000 50,000 31,000 26,000 23,000
16 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 171,000 46,000 53,000 43,000 12,000 17,000
17 PUFFIN ROCK-AM Network ABC2 171,000 50,000 42,000 50,000 10,000 20,000
18 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 163,000 38,000 52,000 45,000 16,000 12,000
19 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 160,000 28,000 53,000 46,000 17,000 16,000
20 M*A*S*H EP 2 RPT Network ONE 160,000 41,000 47,000 39,000 18,000 14,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE VOICE -MON Network 9 648,000 210,000 204,000 107,000 53,000 75,000
2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA MON Network TEN 609,000 172,000 224,000 97,000 44,000 73,000
3 HOUSE RULES-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 563,000 174,000 122,000 127,000 64,000 75,000
4 HOUSE RULES-GRAND FINAL Network 7 470,000 147,000 95,000 103,000 57,000 68,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 442,000 113,000 134,000 99,000 37,000 59,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA MON Network TEN 584,000 157,000 214,000 98,000 43,000 72,000
2 THE VOICE -MON Network 9 553,000 171,000 184,000 93,000 43,000 62,000
3 HOUSE RULES-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 531,000 151,000 117,000 125,000 64,000 74,000
4 HOUSE RULES-GRAND FINAL Network 7 437,000 131,000 92,000 96,000 58,000 60,000
5 LIP SYNC BATTLE Network 9 399,000 87,000 156,000 70,000 36,000 50,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA MON Network TEN 411,000 107,000 153,000 74,000 33,000 44,000
2 THE VOICE -MON Network 9 324,000 117,000 104,000 49,000 24,000 31,000
3 HOUSE RULES-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 319,000 85,000 64,000 86,000 44,000 40,000
4 HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? Network TEN 282,000 87,000 103,000 40,000 26,000 25,000
5 HOUSE RULES-GRAND FINAL Network 7 278,000 71,000 56,000 73,000 41,000 37,000

 

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 20/07/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
 
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: NRL SEA EAGLES V COWBOYS FOX SPORTS 1 238,000
2 LIVE: MONDAY NIGHT WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX SPORTS 1 126,000
3 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY 110,000
4 LIVE: AFL: ON THE COUCH FOX FOOTY 88,000
5 DOG WITH A BLOG: STAN HAS PUPPIES Disney Channel 80,000
6 LIVE: GOLF: BRITISH OPEN FINAL ROUND FOX SPORTS 4 68,000
7 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 64,000
8 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 59,000
9 LIVE: MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE CENTRAL FOX SPORTS 1 56,000
10 FAMILY GUY FOX8 56,000
11 PEPPA PIG Nick Jr. 54,000
12 FAMILY GUY FOX8 54,000
13 ZOU Disney Junior 53,000
14 DOC MCSTUFFINS Disney Junior 53,000
15 CORONATION STREET UKTV 52,000
16 STORAGE WARS A&E 52,000
17 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 52,000
18 EASTENDERS UKTV 52,000
19 DORA AND FRIENDS Nick Jr. 51,000
20 AFL: OPEN MIKE FOX FOOTY 51,000

 

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Ranking information is for individual episodes. Includes Preliminary data.

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NSW’s Steve & Tiana win House Rules 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/nsws-steve-tiana-win-house-rules-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/nsws-steve-tiana-win-house-rules-2015.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:58:05 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237183 NSW win House Rules

The cheers and tears were flowing last night in western Sydney as NSW father and daughter Steve and Tiana Falzon were named House Rules champs for 2015.

Steve’s $250,000 mortgage was paid off by the Seven series, as the duo defeated Queenslanders Ben Edgeworth and Danielle Russell. Their win followed Tiana entering her father into the series without his knowledge and forgoing her own honeymoon.

The grand final challenge saw teams renovate each others’ garages, with 50% of scores given by judges and another 50% by viewers in a Live vote.

“This is a dream come true,” said Steve. “I’m so overwhelmed. It’s been a dream of mine for so long to pay this house off.

“There’s no way I could have done this without Tiana.

“I’m so glad we’ve shared this experience together.”

The Live grand final also saw South Australian plasterer Jarrod Bennett, win a Dream Holiday Home. Renovated by the teams, the house / land package is worth over $800k -bigger than the series own major prize.

Seven’s grand final also included heavy promotion for upcoming shows including Restaurant Revolution, The X Factor and 800 Words.

But while season ratings have lagged behind 2014, host Joanna Griggs told viewers the show would return “soon” -leaving unanswered the question of whether a promised second season for 2015 will eventuate.

Another season is believed to be in production.

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Nine announces Celebrity Apprentice cast http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/nine-announces-celebrity-apprentice-cast.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/nine-announces-celebrity-apprentice-cast.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:55:19 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237210 2015-07-20_2041

Nine has confirmed its Celebrity Apprentice cast for 2015, with some big attention-seekers amongst its ranks:

 

Esther Anderson: Popular Aussie actress.
Mel Greig: Radio DJ.
Gabi Grecko: Mrs Edelsten.
Gina Liano: Real Housewife.
Tegan Martin: Miss Universe Australia.
Sophie Monk: Aussie “It” girl.

Matt Cooper: NRL Superstar.
Tim Dormer: Big Brother winner.
Geoffrey Edelsten: Aussie Tycoon.
Blake Garvey: The Bachelor.
James Mathison: Aussie TV music presenter.
Richard Reid: Hollywood Gossip Guru.

The list includes husband & wife Geoffrey Edelsten & Gabi Grecko, the flamboyant Gina Liano and ex-Bachelor Blake Garvey. It also includes TV presenter James Mathison who, on the weekend, said Reality TV had been “done to death.”

Mark Bouris, Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, returns to the Board Room chair, with Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Shelley Barrett, of ModelCo, as mentors.

The FremantleMedia Australia production began filming yesterday and is tipped to air later this year.

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Why the Battle Rounds are the worst part of The Voice http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/why-the-battle-rounds-are-the-worst-part-of-the-voice.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/why-the-battle-rounds-are-the-worst-part-of-the-voice.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:53:42 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237221 tv4-battle2-tm-claudia-peta-2785

It was Gail Page who said it best ahead of her Battle Round on The Voice: “It’s not natural to sing over another singer.”

Unless you’re talking duets or more, she is right. Even then an artist sings ‘with’ another performer, not against.

A lead vocalist should be just that: the lead. Yet the Battle Rounds format of The Voice pits singer against singer where show-off notes are the prime target, not the interpretation of lyrics, storytelling, stage presence or even musicality.

With its boxing-ring, and goading by coaches to put “blood on the stage” the show turns the volume up to 10, with a frenzied gladiator audience that is even ‘sweetened’ with arena cheering.

Pushed into two minutes of stalking their prey, suddenly singers are expected to sing in styles other than their own. Crooners are prodded to become divas. Singer-guitarists are stripped of their instrument. Reggae singers are pitted against soulful duos. Finding a satisfactory key that complements both male and female voices fairly is a constant challenge. A song like Stephen Sondheim’s Somewhere is no longer about finding “a place for us” but a place that is winner takes all. Bitch.

While the Blind Auditions allow a performer to enter the stage largely on their own terms, the Battle Rounds have been noise-inducing, lacking humility and performer collaboration.

Thankfully coach Jessie J. has had the temerity to question some of the choices -the distracting, revealing outfits, and a lack of vocal light and shade.

But even her acts succumb to the format demands that insist this isn’t about being nice on stage. It isn’t about sharing a stage, it’s about Upstaging. A good coach should really be teaching one about being generous as a performer.

While The X Factor format similarly asks its judges to critique ‘rival teams’, these reality-variety hybrids are all about the drama, not the talent.

Oh for the good old days of Australian Idol.

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Carla Bonner returns to Neighbours http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/carla-bonner-returns-to-neighbours.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/carla-bonner-returns-to-neighbours.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:52:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237174 2015-07-20_1050

Neighbours favourite Carla Bonner is returning to the series, set to hit screens in October.

Bonner played tomboy Steph Scully from 1999 to 2010, notably falling for Drew (Dan Paris) -partner of her best friend Libby (Kym Valentine).

Steph first left the series after Steph was jailed for manslaughter, returning in a 2 month stint in 2013 only to be charged with kidnapping. Despite her history of bad decisions, she remains a firm fan favourite.

Series Producer, Jason Herbison said: “Steph left Erinsborough under dramatic circumstances after she was arrested for stealing Lucas and Vanessa’s baby. Her return to Ramsay Street will be explosive and her presence will divide the residents.

“It is wonderful having Carla back on set permanently, she is the consummate professional,” he said.

Bonner said: “I feel like I’ve come home. I feel like a girl who flew the nest to see and explore the world, and I’ve returned an enriched woman.”

Bonner, who has never strayed far from the TEN family, recently wrote a dating book called Hook, Line and Sink Her that is currently being developed into a 12-part online series.

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MasterChef: …and then there were four. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/masterchef-and-then-there-were-four.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/masterchef-and-then-there-were-four.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:49:08 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237224 2015-07-20_2344

26 year old Sara Oteri from WA became the latest MasterChef contestant eliminated from the show.

She served up the least-impressive dish in an elimination set by Grant King of Sydney’s Gastro Park.

The judges were disappointed in her recreation of his liquid butternut gnocchi, costing her a shot at the grand final.

Now just four contestants remain: Jessica, Reynold, Billie and Georgia, with two more due to depart on Thursday and Sunday.

But it’s not all bad for Sara with TEN advising she is now working in the kitchen at The Kettle Black in Melbourne and working towards her own venue.

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New Head of Editorial at SBS Online http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/new-head-of-editorial-at-sbs-online.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/new-head-of-editorial-at-sbs-online.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:47:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237152 2015-07-20_1256

SBS has appointed Ben Naparstek, departing editor of Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend, as its new Head of Editorial, Online and Emerging Platforms.

He will be responsible for the overall editorial strategy for the SBS online network, commissioning and acquiring content, and overseeing the development, production and publishing of content.

Marshall Heald, Director of TV and Online, says: “We’re thrilled to have Ben come on board in this important role as we continue to push the boundaries and explore new ways to bring SBS content to life online, and deliver on our Charter in new and innovative ways. Ben brings some impressive experience to the position, as well as a clear commitment to producing high quality content and finding new ways to engage with audiences in a competitive media landscape. We welcome him to the team.”

Naparstek says: “While I’m sad to leave Fairfax, I’m thrilled to be joining an organisation that’s at the cutting edge of digital innovation while serving the nation’s diverse communities with first-rate journalism. This is an exciting time for SBS, and I look forward to maximising the audience for the network, across different platforms and devices, by experimenting with new ways of telling and delivering great stories.”

He was with national politics and culture magazine, The Monthly, prior to his three and a half years at Good Weekend.

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Airdate: Restaurant Revolution http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-restaurant-revolution.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-restaurant-revolution.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:46:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237206 2015-07-07_1318

No surprises that Seven has finally confirmed the premiere for Restaurant Revolution is 7:30pm Tuesday July 28 -the day after MasterChef wraps and the same day as Nine’s Hot Plate.

Another win for audience variety this year -not. After Nine pitted a renovation show against its key competition, now Seven returns fire with its second cooking show this year.

Seven’s show continues on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

The pop-up restaurants now open around the country are:

Sydney
Aspiring head chef Dom
Somewhere Nice, Centenary Square, Parramatta

Adelaide
Chef siblings David, Asa, Reine & Anthony
28 Street, Victoria Square

Melbourne
Fiery foodies Nathan & Maz
Scarfo, St Kilda Triangle, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

Perth
Savvy sisters Carmen & Nicole
La Linea, 103 Oxford St, Leederville

Brisbane
Food truck family John, Justine & Maggie
Puerto, QPAC Playhouse Lawn, Corner of Russell St and Grey St, Southbank

Business Hours:
Lunch: 12-4pm Wednesday to Sunday
Dinner: 6-11pm Wednesday to Saturday

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The Blacklist: update http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-blacklist-update-3.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/the-blacklist-update-3.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:46:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237201 2015-06-29_1245

On again, off again US drama The Blacklist is out once again.

Out from Seven’s schedule last night with the extended House Rules final, it was due to resume next week.

But now it has been replaced with Ramsay’s Hotel Hell at 8:30pm and a repeat movie The Fast & The Furious at 9:30pm.

That’s two recent hit US shows, including How to Get Away with Murder, that have launched well and dropped after Seven held off episodes.

Update: Cannot keep up with these changes…. Blacklist is back in again Monday July 27. I need a holiday!

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Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery: July 22 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/julia-zemiros-home-delivery-july-22.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/julia-zemiros-home-delivery-july-22.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:45:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237179 2015-07-20_1455

This week Julia Zemiro meets with UK performer Billy Bragg for her latest Home Delivery.

Billy Bragg – also known as the Bard of Barking – and one of contemporary music’s most prolific singer/songwriters, takes Julia home to north east London and the streets of his childhood.

This area was once made up almost entirely of workers from the Ford factory in nearby Dagenham, so Billy collects Julia in a vintage Ford Cortina that very likely would have been manufactured just down the road.

They visit his childhood home which was first owned by his grandfather, and is still in the family today. The years he spent here with his parents and younger brother hold very happy memories for him, and he talks about his father’s love of poetry – especially Rudyard Kipling – and his untimely death in his early 50s.

They then take the short walk to Northbury Primary School – a renovated three story Victorian building where he was a keen student who excelled in English and loved poetry. But he doesn’t speak so kindly of his senior years at a local comprehensive school.

Billy and Julia then return to his former street and meet his old mate, Wiggy, where they talk about their enduring friendship, and how as young teenagers, music brought them together.

Up Station Parade, near the Barking Mall, Billy and Julia throw down a hat and try a bit of busking. They then travel to beautiful Barking Park where Billy spent all his free time as a boy. He describes this as ‘the’ place of his childhood.

9pm Wednesday ABC.

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Foreign Correspondent: July 21 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/foreign-correspondent-july-21.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/foreign-correspondent-july-21.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:43:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237176 2015-07-20_1053

Tonight Foreign Correspondent looks at Ireland voting “Yes” on Marriage Equality, despite a huge Catholic population.

While Australia agonises over whether to let same sex couples marry, conservative Ireland has come out with a resounding “I do”.

Just over two decades ago in Ireland a gay man could be jailed for having sex. For centuries the moral authority of the Catholic Church there went unchallenged, its word followed as gospel in people’s everyday lives.

So how did Ireland’s gay marriage referendum end up with nearly two thirds of voters backing the yes case? What united enough straights and gays, old and young, city and country folk to upend tradition and call into question the unique role of the Church?

As she travels across Ireland, from quiet rural hamlets to flamboyant LGBT marches in Dublin, reporter Sally Sara discovers that slick campaigning by the gay lobby was just part of the reason for the vote.

Families became the most potent weapon for the Yes case – especially feisty mums.

The Church dug in for a No vote. But, as one leading churchman tells Sally Sara, it was caught in a “maelstrom of confusion” with many prominent Catholics taking the Yes side. Its hand was further weakened by historic sex abuse scandals and a growing scepticism among modern Catholics.

8pm Tuesday ABC.

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Airdate: Cody Simpson Live http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-cody-simpson-live.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/airdate-cody-simpson-live.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:40:09 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237203 2015-07-20_1536

It’s squeal time next month when Channel [V] screens a locally-produced one hour special, Cody Simpson Live (technically the broadcast isn’t actually Live).

You have been warned!

Cody Simpson recently set the Twitter world alight announcing he will return to his Gold Coast hometown as well as Sydney for two exclusive money can’t buy shows for his fans. The “Free homecoming tour” dates are on Friday August 7 in the Gold Coast and Saturday August 8 in Sydney. [V] HITS will broadcast Cody Simpson Live a one hour television special event highlighting the best moments from Cody Simpson’s intimate Twitter and ANZ Presents concerts premiering on Sunday, August 9 at 5pm only on Foxtel.

Sunday August 9 at 5.00pm on [V]

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Anh Does Italy http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/anh-does-italy.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/07/anh-does-italy.html#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:08:09 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=237214 The happiest refugee takes to the Mediterranean and beyond in the first of 2 travel specials. 7:30pm Tuesday on Seven.

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • MasterChef Australia
  • Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure
  • Winners & Losers
  • The Brink
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