TV Tonight http://www.tvtonight.com.au Australia's leading TV blog Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:48:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Timeshifted: Tuesday 19 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-tuesday-19-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-tuesday-19-august-2014.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:48:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204250 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: 19/08/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -TUE Network 9 1,266,000 1,192,000 74,000 2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,136,000 1,136,000 0 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,092,000 1,091,000 0 4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,064,000 1,061,000 3,000 5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,058,000 1,041,000 17,000 6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,039,000 1,035,000 4,000 7 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 991,000 782,000 209,000 8 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 982,000 922,000 59,000 9 BRINGING SEXY BACK Network 7 752,000 734,000 18,000 10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 745,000 741,000 4,000 11 7.30-EV Network ABC1 646,000 645,000 1,000 12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 644,000 643,000 1,000 13 HOT SEAT Network 9 638,000 638,000 0 14 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER Network 9 630,000 605,000 25,000 15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 615,000 614,000 1,000 16 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV Network ABC1 594,000 581,000 13,000 17 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 572,000 563,000 9,000 18 THE WAR THAT CHANGED US-EV Network ABC1 565,000 508,000 58,000 19 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 547,000 547,000 0 20 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 489,000 488,000 1,000

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Psst! Wanna work on the MTV EMAs in Glasgow? http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/psst-wanna-work-on-the-mtv-emas-in-glasgow.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/psst-wanna-work-on-the-mtv-emas-in-glasgow.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:30:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204239 2014-08-27_1608MTV is running a competition for young creatives aged 18-26 to work at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow in November.

Starting with the 2014 MTV EMA in Glasgow on 9th November, MTV Breaks is offering big ‘breaks’ to three talented, young creatives who will win the opportunity to work as a photographer, costume designer or camera operator at this year’s show. The selected candidates will be mentored at the show and subsequently by industry experts and will have their work featured on MTV channels and platforms the world over.

Young adults aged 18 to 26-years-old can apply by posting an image or video to Instagram tagged with #MTVBreaks and either #Photographer, #Designer or #Cameraperson. For more information on how to enter, visit mtvbreaks.tv. The deadline for entries is 19 September.

The campaign offers online resources at mtvbreaks.tv and will also host a series of free workshops in Glasgow around the 2014 MTV EMA in November.

Similar opportunities will be offered in future at other high-profile MTV events.

“We’re so excited to introduce MTV Breaks to our fans around the world,” said Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, Viacom International Media Networks. “Young people around the world are increasingly concerned about their futures, which is why we’re making youth employment a focus of our pro-social strategy. MTV is uniquely well-positioned to help unlock the passion and creativity of our audience by providing them with an amazing platform for their talents and connecting them with some of the best available expertise from across the creative industries.”

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Full House ripe for revival http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/full-house-ripe-for-revival.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/full-house-ripe-for-revival.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:45:09 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204237 2014-08-27_1551Warner Bros. Television is considering a revival of Full House, with some of the original stars involved, according to US reports.

TV Guide reports John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), who has an ownership stake in the show, original executive producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin are actively involved in early talks. Former cast members Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy) are on board, while Bob Saget (Danny) and Dave Coulier (Joey) are also involved “in some way.” Franklin is writing the new version.

There’s no word on whether twins Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen are on board.

The sitcom aired in the US from 1987 to 1995 and still does well in Nick at Nite repeats.

Stamos recently said that he was “working on a twist on a sequel,” but noted that it was unclear at the time if it would come to pass. Last year, Stamos also reunited his fictional Full House band, Uncle Jesse & the Rippers, to play a medley of their hits and they also reunited for a Super Bowl commercial.

More recently US sitcom Boy Meets World, was recently revived on Disney Channel as Girl Meets World.

But a reboot of Full House could be cause to pop the champagne, just not anywhere near TV interviews.

When Stamos was in Australia in 2007 he appeared “jet-lagged” when chatting to Kerri-Anne Kennerley. In 2009 he later told a magazine, “When I went on that morning show, I was drunk. Yes, I was on sleeping pills and I was jet-lagged, but I was also just plastered. And I never said I wasn’t, but that whole Warner Bros. publicity machine got involved and said, “Just say he was jet-lagged.” I said, “No, tell ’em the truth! I was f***ing drunk in Australia. Big deal.”

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Returning: Living Black http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/returning-living-black-6.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/returning-living-black-6.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:10 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204234 2014-08-27_1535Karla Grant returns for the next season of Indigenous news and current affairs show Living Black on NITV from mid-September.

This season’s premiere episode will be presented from Rockingham in Western Australia, investigating the controversial issue of mentally impaired people who are detained in prison without trial or conviction, and where Indigenous prisoners are over represented.

In this new season Living Black will report from some of the most remote areas across the country to cover hard hitting news and current affairs stories impacting on communities. The team will chase the stories rarely covered by mainstream media and unearth the issues which local people face on a daily basis. A feature of the series will be the continuation of the Living Black Conversations one-on-one interviews with some of this country’s most interesting and topical faces including Ray Martin, Wayne Quilliam and Cathy Freeman.

With Karla Grant, one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous female media personalities at the helm, the Living Black team includes video journalists Hannah Hollis, Laura Murphy-Oates and Ryan Liddle and journalist/series producer Liz Deep-Jones.

Host Karla Grant will be presenting and reporting on the ground, exposing unique and significant stories from across the country. “Together the team and I will journey to some of the most remote corners of Australia, spending time with people getting to know them, delving deeper, and getting to the heart of their significant stories. We’ll continue to highlight issues that need attention and celebrate Indigenous achievements,” said Grant.

Living Black continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of Indigenous issues that are relevant for all Australians. From topical news and current affairs, to features on high profile Indigenous Australians and celebrating Indigenous triumphs – Living Black gives all Australians a solid place to learn more about the nation’s First Peoples.

Tuesdays at 8pm on NITV from 16 September.

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Last-ever Chelsea, Lately episode airs tonight http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/last-ever-chelsea-lately-episode-airs-tonight.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/last-ever-chelsea-lately-episode-airs-tonight.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:15:07 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204229 2014-06-19_2255The last ever episode of Chelsea, Lately -hosted by Chelsea Handler- will air tonight on E! in Australia.

Handler is parting ways after a seven year run with E!

She has already confirmed a deal with Netflix for comedy specials ahead of a talk show in 2016.

In a sea of male US presenters such as Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson, Handler has been a stand-out late-night female.

As this US article on Sacaramento Bee notes:

Handler has helped cultivate too many of her fellow comics’ careers to be considered anything but generous. Superstar Kevin Hart once dished on celebrities on the “Lately” round table. Whitney Cummings, who later would get her own NBC sitcom and co-create CBS’ “2 Broke Girls,” was a round-table regular. So was T.J. Miller, who now plays eccentric entrepreneur Erlich on HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”

Handler also developed a stable of regulars, many of whom also have written for her show and are as familiar to her audience as she is. They included (Josh) Wolf, the baseball-capped voice of reason; Brad Wollack, a redhead with an adorable face and a malcontent’s disposition; the avuncular Chris Franjola; Sarah Colonna, freewheeling like Handler but not as caustic; unabashed pop-culture fans Heather McDonald and Ross Mathews; and Loni Love, surprise kisser of round-table colleagues and Handler’s only rival in tell-it-like-it-is truthfulness.

“There has been no other show that has done as much for comics since ‘Johnny Carson,’” round-table regular Josh Wolf said. “For whatever reason. I think mostly because the entertainment business has changed, and it is more of a personality-driven business, and she gave us an opportunity to show our personalities.”

The final episode airs at Chelsea, Lately will air at 11pm tonight on E! and the last replay is 9pm Sunday.

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NFL on 7mate from next week http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/nfl-on-7mate-from-next-week.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/nfl-on-7mate-from-next-week.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:50:26 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204055 2014-08-27_1334NFL begins Live on 7mate next week with Super Bowl champs Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers.

Under the new NFL broadcast agreement, Seven will broadcast three consecutive games on Sunday, ending with the blockbuster NFL Sunday Night Football, all Live on 7mate on Monday. Seven will also broadcast Live the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl.

The agreement also includes marquee NFL games such as this traditional Kick-off game and Thanksgiving NFL matches plus other NFL programmes, including: Hard Knocks, Sound FX, A Football Life, Road to the Super Bowl, Road to the Playoffs and America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions.

Hard Knocks, the reality sports series starts on 7mate this Friday at 1.30pm, as the Atlanta Falcons with the professional and personal lives of the players and coaches.

Friday August 29
Hard Knocks (Atlanta Falcons)
Sydney 1.30pm on 7mate
Melbourne 1.30pm on 7mate
Brisbane 1.30pm on 7mate
Adelaide 1.30pm on 7mate
Perth 1.30pm on 7mate

Friday September 5
NFL Kickoff Game– Packers@SeaHawks
Commentators: NBC’s Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Sydney 10.30am Live  on 7mate
Melbourne 10.30am Live  on 7mate
Brisbane 10.30am Live on 7mate
Adelaide 10am Live  on 7mate
Perth 8.30am Live on 7mate

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Seven fails to throw out breach of Code by Today Tonight http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/seven-fails-to-throw-out-breach-of-code-by-today-tonight.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/seven-fails-to-throw-out-breach-of-code-by-today-tonight.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:08:42 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204225 2014-08-27_1403Channel Seven has failed to have the Federal Court throw out a ruling by the media watchdog which found a Today Tonight story breached the Code of Practice.

A 2011 “Burnt Beauty” story on Adelaide’s Today Tonight reported on a beauty clinic that conducted Intense Pulsed Light Laser treatment on a patient that allegedly resulted in permanent skin damage.

The main thrust of the story involved allegations of ‘botched’ procedures being conducted by untrained individuals, and sought to highlight the lack of regulation in South Australia.

But ACMA found that the segment breached code of practice requirements for factual accuracy and for failing to correct significant errors of fact.

In September 2012, Seven commenced Federal Court proceedings against ACMA’s findings. A hearing was held in February 2013 and the judgment, handed down in June 2014, ruled that the findings were not affected by legal error as alleged by Seven.

Seven has recently appealed against other Code of Practice breaches by Seven News and Sunday Night.

“The ACMA takes its obligations to investigate breaches of the Code seriously and, in doing so, takes great care to see that they are conducted fairly and in accordance with law. We naturally welcome the Court’s findings,” said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.

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Mark Holden, Rikki-Lee in new cast for Dancing with the Stars. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/mark-holden-rikki-lee-in-new-cast-for-dancing-with-the-stars.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/mark-holden-rikki-lee-in-new-cast-for-dancing-with-the-stars.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:56:15 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204219 Mark Holden-087Former Australian Idol faces Rikki-Lee and judge Mark Holden will take to the ballroom floor for Seven’s 14th season of Dancing with the Stars.

They will be joined by Home and Away’s Lynne McGranger and Tai Hara, Housos creator Paul Fenech, and sports stars including Torah Bright, Eamon Sullivan, Matt Cooper and David Rodan.

Ricki-Lee – Singer/Songwriter, dancing with Jarryd Bryne
Ashley Hart – Supermodel, partnered with Julz Tocker making his DWTS debut
Torah Bright – Olympic snowboarding champion, dancing with newcomer, Robbie Kmetoni
Kyly Clarke – Presenter/Model, partnered by Damian Whitewood
April Rose Pengilly– Actress, dancing with Aric Yegudkin
Lynne McGranger – Home and Away actress, partnered by Carmelo Pizzino

Eamon Sullivan – Olympic swimmer, dancing with Ash-Leigh Hunter
Pauly Fenech – Actor/Comedian teaming up with Alana Patience
Matt Cooper – NRL Legend, dancing with Masha Belash
David Rodan – AFL Star, partnered by Melanie Hooper
Tai Hara – Actor from Home and Away, paired with DWTS newcomer Jorja Freeman
Mark Holden – 1970s Pop Idol, to dance with Jessica Prince

Daniel MacPherson and Edwina Bartholomew return to hos the show, which features 3 new dance partners including former So You Think You Can Dance champ Robbie Kmetoni.

The judging panel returns with Todd McKenney, Helen Richey, Kym Johnson and Adam Garcia.

Notably, this season is now produced by FremantleMedia Australia not Freehand Productions.

Seven’s Director of Production, Brad Lyons, said: “It’s an extraordinary cast this season. We love having Dancing in the prime time schedule. It’s a show the whole family can look forward to.”

FremantleMedia Australia’s Director of Television, Jonathon Summerhayes, says: “We are very excited to be producing such an iconic program for Seven.”

The series is expected to launch soon on Seven.

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Penny Win appointed Foxtel’s Head of Drama http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/penny-win-appointed-foxtels-head-of-drama.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/penny-win-appointed-foxtels-head-of-drama.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:21:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204207 penny winWell-regarded Commissioning Editor of Drama at Foxtel, Penny Win, has been promoted to the newly-created position of Head of Drama.

Since joining Foxtel in 2003 Win’s roles have included Group Channel Manager of FOX Classics and the W channel and Group Channel Manager of SoHo and showcase. She was previously a programmer at TV3 & TV4 in New Zealand.

Her commissions have included Spirited, Devil’s Playground, Deadline Gallipoli, and The Kettering Incident, while she has overseen the development of Wentworth, now sold to more than 80 international territories and adapted in Germany and Holland.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said “Penny Win’s promotion to the key position of Head of Drama is a resounding endorsement of her skill and commitment to providing our subscribers with unique and distinctive Australian stories.

“Foxtel’s upcoming drama slate has never been stronger, and this new role for Penny sees her responsible for expanding the portfolio of home grown dramas to complement our international drama supply, particularly our exclusive partnerships with HBO and BBC.”

Ms Win said, “I am honoured to take on this new role and will continue to collaborate with the passionate and inspiring local production community to identify and develop great Australian stories for Foxtel subscribers.”

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Nine, Fairfax confirm StreamCo partnership http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/nine-fairfax-confirm-streamco-partnership.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/nine-fairfax-confirm-streamco-partnership.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:22:47 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204204 nine hqNine Entertainment Co. and Fairfax Media have confirmed they will partner for a joint venture online streaming service, StreamCo.

Both companies will pour $50m each into the Australian Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) service over ‘a multi-year period’ for the service offering TV series, movies, kids and family programming, and documentaries from Australian and international studios and the Nine Network. A monthly subscription fee has not been confirmed, but has been rumoured to be $10 a month. There will be no minimum term commitment.

Expected to launch during the 2015 financial year, StreamCo will offer unlimited, on-demand viewing through television screens, tablets, PCs and mobile devices.

The service comes at a time when IPTV has been ramping up with other players including Foxtel’s Presto, Quickflix and speculation of Netflix launching in Australia.

StreamCo will be operated independently of Nine’s and Fairfax’s existing media businesses, headed by CEO Mike Sneesby, previously Head of Corporate Strategy and Development at ninemsn.

David Gyngell, CEO of NEC, said: “I am excited about working with one of Australia’s iconic media companies on this ground breaking opportunity. The combination of our two businesses will provide the joint venture with unprecedented distribution and awareness. I look forward to building one of Australia’s greatest new media businesses.”

Greg Hywood, CEO of Fairfax Media, said: “We’re delighted to join Nine in developing a compelling subscription video service. SVOD is a proven business model overseas, and we look forward to offering this service to our subscribers, and indeed all Australians. Fairfax will continue to seek innovative ways to engage and expand our audiences, and this is an opportunity to create value through participating in the next wave of media evolution. Nine is a fantastic partner and we look forward to working with them on StreamCo.”

Mike Sneesby, CEO of StreamCo, said: “Having two of Australia’s pre-eminent media companies as StreamCo’s shareholders strengthens the base of our experience, whilst providing an amazing marketing and promotional platform for our new service. I look forward to revealing more details about our offering in the near future.”

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How a young Orlando Bloom helped Nine win Tuesday http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/how-a-young-orlando-bloom-helped-nine-win-tuesday.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/how-a-young-orlando-bloom-helped-nine-win-tuesday.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:07:04 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204200 2014-08-27_1001Networks are becoming more creative with their multichannels and getting more numbers as a result.

A well-promoted Midsomer Murders episode from 2000 with a young Orlando Bloom pulled 318,000 for GEM. Together with Poirot (235,000) it lifted its share to 6.0% -almost enough to topple all of SBS channels combined. While it’s hardly the same as investing in local content like 7mate has done recently with Paul Fenech and Troy Kinne, it taps into viewers looking for alternatives.

Nine still edged Seven on primary channel shares but GEM and GO! helped increase the margin.

Nine network won the night with 32.% then Seven 28.0%, TEN 17.3%, ABC 16.3% and SBS 6.4%.

The Block (1.18m) topped the night for Nine then Nine News (1.07m / 1.06m), A Current Affair (938,000), To Catch a Smuggler (616,000), Hot Seat (584,000) and Big Bang (360,000 / 309,000).

Seven News (1.09m / 1.04m) was best for Seven then Home and Away (926,000), Winners and Losers (820,000), Bringing Sexy Back (687,000), Million Dollar Minute (557,000) and Chicago Fire (415,000 / 253,000).

The Project was 679,000 / 487,000 on TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 588,000, Save with Jamie was 437,000, NCIS was 426,000 and Under the Dome was 296,000.

ABC News (809,000) led ABC then 7:30 (624,000), Foreign Correspondent (540,000), The War That Changed Us (445,000), QI (433,000) and At the Movies (386,000)

The final Who Do You Think You Are? scored 436,000 for SBS ONE, then Insight (328,000), Dateline (169,000) and SBS World News (137,000).

The Morning Show: 177,000 / 119,000
Mornings: 112,000
Studio 10: 63,000 / 36,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 26 August 2014

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Tuesday 26 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/tuesday-26-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/tuesday-26-august-2014.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:30:56 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204197 Tuesday: 1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE 1,181,000 2 SEVEN NEWS 1,091,000 3 NINE NEWS 1,067,000 4 NINE NEWS 6:30 1,057,000 5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 1,038,000]]> 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 26/08/2014 19/08/2014 Network ABC1 11.2% 10.7% Network ABC2 3.2% 2.8% Network ABC3 1.1% 0.8% Network ABC News 24 0.8% 1.0% Network ABC TTL 16.3% 15.2% Network 7 19.2% 20.2% Network 7TWO 5.2% 5.3% Network 7mate 3.6% 4.1% Network 7 TTL 28.0% 29.7% Network 9 20.6% 21.0% Network GO! 5.4% 5.3% Network Gem 6.0% 5.3% Network 9 TTL 32.0% 31.6% Network TEN 11.2% 11.3% Network ONE 3.5% 3.2% Network ELEVEN 2.6% 2.7% Network TEN TTL 17.3% 17.2% Network SBS ONE 5.9% 5.5% Network SBS 2 0.5% 0.7% Network NITV 0.0% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 6.4% 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:
Tuesday
Date: 26/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -TUE Network 9 1,181,000 352,000 386,000 223,000 113,000 107,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,091,000 312,000 247,000 197,000 149,000 187,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,067,000 325,000 346,000 252,000 70,000 74,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,057,000 327,000 317,000 241,000 90,000 82,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,038,000 285,000 281,000 206,000 122,000 145,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 938,000 316,000 272,000 187,000 82,000 81,000
7 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 926,000 224,000 234,000 247,000 105,000 116,000
8 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 820,000 207,000 229,000 157,000 110,000 116,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 809,000 267,000 259,000 93,000 92,000 97,000
10 BRINGING SEXY BACK Network 7 687,000 189,000 172,000 146,000 82,000 98,000
11 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 679,000 190,000 202,000 110,000 64,000 113,000
12 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 654,000 228,000 180,000 100,000 75,000 72,000
13 7.30-EV Network ABC1 624,000 215,000 195,000 91,000 57,000 66,000
14 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER Network 9 616,000 165,000 220,000 103,000 46,000 82,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 588,000 188,000 136,000 95,000 77,000 92,000
16 HOT SEAT Network 9 584,000 185,000 185,000 142,000 34,000 37,000
17 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 557,000 188,000 126,000 92,000 87,000 64,000
18 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV Network ABC1 540,000 180,000 158,000 83,000 57,000 63,000
19 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 492,000 169,000 142,000 72,000 55,000 54,000
20 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 487,000 143,000 145,000 75,000 51,000 73,000

 

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: 26/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MIDSOMER MURDERS -EV Network Gem 318,000 83,000 94,000 48,000 50,000 43,000
2 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-EV Network ABC2 286,000 71,000 75,000 74,000 38,000 27,000
3 BOOKABOO-EV Network ABC2 281,000 84,000 77,000 65,000 25,000 31,000
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 278,000 51,000 94,000 50,000 31,000 53,000
5 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 274,000 51,000 90,000 70,000 43,000 21,000
6 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 274,000 49,000 99,000 53,000 33,000 39,000
7 CRASH INVESTIGATION UNIT Network 7TWO 273,000 91,000 73,000 49,000 33,000 27,000
8 MOUK-EV Network ABC2 273,000 81,000 73,000 63,000 20,000 35,000
9 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 270,000 80,000 77,000 60,000 20,000 33,000
10 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 246,000 77,000 67,000 51,000 21,000 31,000
11 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 245,000 74,000 54,000 62,000 36,000 19,000
12 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 245,000 71,000 61,000 64,000 23,000 26,000
13 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 243,000 64,000 53,000 68,000 38,000 21,000
14 CHARLIE AND LOLA-PM Network ABC2 242,000 70,000 50,000 64,000 36,000 21,000
15 SMALL POTATOES!-EV Network ABC2 240,000 68,000 72,000 51,000 21,000 29,000
16 AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS Network 7TWO 239,000 92,000 53,000 48,000 26,000 20,000
17 HIGHWAY PATROL Network 7TWO 237,000 81,000 66,000 40,000 22,000 27,000
18 POIROT -EV Network Gem 235,000 60,000 64,000 43,000 30,000 39,000
19 POCOYO-AM Network ABC2 233,000 78,000 37,000 63,000 35,000 21,000
20 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 232,000 80,000 40,000 61,000 33,000 17,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -TUE Network 9 648,000 179,000 222,000 125,000 59,000 63,000
2 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 466,000 128,000 113,000 90,000 58,000 78,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 402,000 132,000 101,000 95,000 35,000 39,000
4 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 387,000 108,000 95,000 84,000 44,000 55,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 381,000 121,000 110,000 86,000 31,000 34,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -TUE Network 9 596,000 163,000 210,000 113,000 57,000 53,000
2 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 405,000 104,000 109,000 84,000 48,000 60,000
3 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 349,000 91,000 85,000 90,000 42,000 41,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 333,000 79,000 116,000 43,000 31,000 64,000
5 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 332,000 119,000 95,000 54,000 32,000 32,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -TUE Network 9 392,000 118,000 138,000 67,000 42,000 27,000
2 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 266,000 74,000 74,000 50,000 30,000 38,000
3 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 243,000 66,000 58,000 64,000 32,000 24,000
4 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 232,000 79,000 73,000 36,000 19,000 25,000
5 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 226,000 51,000 79,000 30,000 24,000 42,000

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 26/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
 
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 FAMILY GUY FOX8 101,000
2 FAMILY GUY FOX8 81,000
3 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 81,000
4 66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS FOX8 68,000
5 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY 67,000
6 FUTURAMA FOX8 64,000
7 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 64,000
8 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 62,000
9 LIVE: BACK PAGE FOX SPORTS 1 62,000
10 CORONATION STREET UKTV 59,000
11 TWO AND A HALF MEN FOX8 51,000
12 NEW TRICKS UKTV 51,000
13 OC: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF… ARENA 50,000
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 43,000
15 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 42,000
16 NEW: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? COMEDY CHANNEL 41,000
17 REGULAR SHOW Cartoon Network 40,000
18 EASTENDERS UKTV 39,000
19 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 38,000
20 ADVENTURE TIME Cartoon Network 37,000

 

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Stephen Curry stars in ABC comedy Timothy http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/stephen-curry-stars-in-abc-comedy-timothy.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/stephen-curry-stars-in-abc-comedy-timothy.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:58:55 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204174 2014-08-26_2114

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Curry will star in a new comedy special, Timothy, set to screen as part of ABC Mental As.. week in October.

He will be joined by Peter Rowsthorn and Denise Scott for the comedy produced by Quail Television.

Curry will play the 35 year old son of Melinda (Denise Scott) and Colin Garrett (Peter Rowsthorn) who has returned to Wollongong following bankruptcy as a corporate high-flyer in Hong Kong.

But he hides a mental breakdown with a long road to recovery that is paved with relapses.

The script is written by Tristram Baumber, whose self-funded comedy series The Cleanists has aired in the UK and Ireland on Showcase. It will be directed by Erin White (It’s a Date, At Home with Julia) and produced by Michelle Hardy (7 Days Later).

ABC Mental As… is a week long initiative in support of Mental Health Week, which will include comedy, documentary, and entertainment programming and will culminate in a two-hour, live, TV fundraising event.

Ambassadors for Mental As… week include Rove McManus, Deborah Mailman, Todd Sampson, Jeremy Fernandez, Emma Alberici, Justine Clarke, Adam Hills, Kayne Tremills and Waleed Aly.

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Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion coming to TEN http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/madam-secretary-ncis-new-orleans-scorpion-coming-to-ten.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/madam-secretary-ncis-new-orleans-scorpion-coming-to-ten.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:57:50 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204185 2014-08-26_2357New US dramas Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans and Scorpion will air on TEN later this year.

Madam Secretary stars Tea Leoni as ex-CIA operative and college professor Elizabeth McCord, unexpectedly thrust into the position of Secretary of State, who must drive international diplomacy and wrangle office politics, all while balancing a complex family life.

The CBS drama from creator Barbara Hall (Joan of Arcadia) premieres in the US on September 21st, and also features Tim Daly and Bebe Neuwirth.

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Scott Bakula stars in NCIS spin-off NCIS: New Orleans, which begins with a Congressman found murdered in New Orleans.

Described as having “all the action, drama and humor of NCIS…in a colorful new city that harbors a dark side” the cast also includes Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan and C. C. H. Pounder. It is set to premiere in the US on September 23rd.

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TEN will also premiere CBS drama Scorpion, which stars Elyes Gabel as Walter O’Brien as an eccentric genius whose team join forces with a government agent to fight the new threats facing America in the digital age.

Created by Nick Santora (Breakout Kings) this one also features Katharine McPhee and Robert Patrick, and launches in the US on September 22nd.

Local productions still to air on TEN this year include Recipe to Riches, Gold Coast Cops and Party Tricks.

TEN will also screen returning episodes of NCIS, Modern Family and Law and Order: SVU.

 

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Oops. Only on Nine? “Surely you wouldn’t tell a fib, Pete?” http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/oops-only-on-nine-surely-you-wouldnt-tell-a-fib-pete.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/oops-only-on-nine-surely-you-wouldnt-tell-a-fib-pete.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:55:05 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204157 2014-08-27_0045It was very nearly news presenters at ten paces yesterday after a tweet by Nine’s Peter Overton raised eyebrows over at TEN.

Overton had tweeted on an upcoming story about a quick-thinking young pilot being hailed as a hero for landing a light aircraft after fighting off a passenger who tried to grab the controls.

Nine had claimed audio of his mayday call could be heard “only on Nine News.”

But TEN’s Sandra Sully took issue with that point, replying that the audio “must sound just like the one we will air on #TenNews at 5″ -a whole hour earlier.

TEN’s Hugh Riminton weighed into the debate with his former colleague. “Surely you wouldn’t tell a fib, Pete..?” he asked.

But before it descended into a flaming war, Overton conceded it was an “honest mistake” which Sully and Riminton cheerfully accepted.

Other Twitter users pointed out the audio had also been heard on radio yesterday.

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Emmy-darling Sherlock plans “devastating 4th season” http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/emmy-darling-sherlock-plans-devastating-4th-season.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/emmy-darling-sherlock-plans-devastating-4th-season.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:50:14 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204195 2014-01-09_2216With its triple win yesterday, Sherlock put an end to its 17 nominations Emmy drought (and there were another 4 at the Creative Emmys a week earlier).

Personally, I thought earlier seasons were stronger work, but it’s good that it has been recognised.

“I was shocked and surprised,” co-creator Steven Moffat has said. “I was delighted we won four awards at the Creatives, but The Normal Heart is brilliant. I feel guilty about every award we took from them.

“We have a plan to top season 3, and our plan is so devastating that our cast was reduced to tears. Mark (Gatiss) and I are excited about what we have coming up. We’re a couple of fanboys.”

Moffat conceded it can be “quite tricky,” accessing Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman from their busy schedules.

“It’s like corralling everyone in a cocktail party. We have to pitch (them) every year. But, we know what’s happening with Sherlock is unusual, so we’ll keep making Sherlock as long as it’s a good show.”

Series 4 is expected to go before the cameras in January.

Source: Deadline

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Reality Check: Aug 27 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/reality-check-aug-27.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/reality-check-aug-27.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:44:14 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204159 rchkFormer Big Brother contestant turned Reality host, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald is on the panel of Reality Check tonight, joined by previous panelists Marion Farrelly and Andrew Shaw.

· Round up some of the best moments from the past week in Reality TV in This Week In Reality. Shows include The Amazing Race, The Bachelor, The X-Factor and E!’s new cosmetic surgery offering Blotched;

· Take a look at the future of TV singing contests;

· Analyse one of Big Brothers best scenes during The Big Moment; and

· Play another round of Real or Fake.

· Ending the show on a high note, Tom showcases The Final Three – a countdown of international Reality Gold.

9pm Wednesday ABC.

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Why you should watch those shows sitting on your IQ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/why-you-should-watch-those-shows-sitting-on-your-iq.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/why-you-should-watch-those-shows-sitting-on-your-iq.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:40:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204161 IQ2Let me guess.

You have a bunch of movies and TV episodes sitting on your Foxtel IQ that have been sitting there for a while, and one day you will get around to watching them, right?

Maybe on a rainy day or next time you’re home sick from work.

Well, don’t put them off forever.

When the new IQ3 rolls out -expected to be anytime from November- it most likely means there will be no capacity to migrate content from the IQ2.

That means subscribers will sadly end up losing favourite shows they have stored. The upside is that there will be plenty of new features on IQ3, rumoured to include nine tuners.

A corporate launch is expected in November but it’s not clear how long the rollout will take.

Time to start crossing those unscreened titles off your list.

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Borgen http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/borgen-3.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/borgen-3.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:36:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204180 2014-08-26_2327There is unrest amongst the New Democrats when the sex trade is placed on the agenda. 9:30pm Wednesday SBS ONE.

  • Utopia
  • Inside Selling Houses Australia
  • Reality Check
  • The Bachelor Australia
  • Criminal Minds
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Timeshifted: Monday 18 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-monday-18-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-monday-18-august-2014.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:05:09 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204171 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: 18/08/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -MON Network 9 1,357,000 1,282,000 75,000 2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,192,000 1,192,000 1,000 3 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,165,000 1,162,000 3,000 4 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network 9 1,110,000 953,000 157,000 5 THE X FACTOR LIVE RESULTS Network 7 1,106,000 1,075,000 31,000 6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,106,000 1,102,000 3,000 7 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,091,000 1,090,000 1,000 8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,019,000 1,007,000 12,000 9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 973,000 924,000 49,000 10 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC1 929,000 876,000 53,000 11 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 824,000 823,000 1,000 12 THE AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND Network 7 754,000 604,000 150,000 13 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 733,000 731,000 2,000 14 7.30-EV Network ABC1 686,000 684,000 2,000 15 HOT SEAT Network 9 683,000 682,000 1,000 16 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 670,000 659,000 12,000 17 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 663,000 656,000 8,000 18 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 660,000 659,000 1,000 19 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC1 652,000 651,000 2,000 20 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC1 650,000 634,000 16,000

 

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Timeshifted: Sunday 17 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-sunday-17-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-sunday-17-august-2014.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:03:09 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204168 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: 17/08/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -SUN Network 9 1,563,000 1,499,000 64,000 2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,319,000 1,318,000 1,000 3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,264,000 1,260,000 4,000 4 THE X FACTOR LIVE PERFORMANCE Network 7 1,180,000 1,133,000 47,000 5 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,106,000 1,049,000 57,000 6 ANZAC GIRLS-EV Network ABC1 1,077,000 875,000 202,000 7 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 1,018,000 969,000 49,000 8 GRAND DESIGNS REVISITED-EV Network ABC1 1,005,000 969,000 36,000 9 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 837,000 774,000 64,000 10 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC1 829,000 828,000 1,000 11 CASTLE Network 7 581,000 449,000 132,000 12 CASINO ROYALE Network 9 558,000 523,000 35,000 13 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 499,000 481,000 18,000 14 THE TUNNEL-LE Network ABC1 431,000 351,000 80,000 15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 429,000 428,000 0 16 STAR TREK RPT Network TEN 411,000 378,000 32,000 17 BONDI VET Network TEN 410,000 393,000 18,000 18 SEVEN’S AFL: SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL Network 7 396,000 394,000 2,000 19 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 393,000 366,000 26,000 20 COMPASS-EV Network ABC1 387,000 376,000 11,000

 

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Timeshifted: Saturday 16 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-saturday-16-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-saturday-16-august-2014.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:01:35 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204166 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: 16/08/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 1,002,000 998,000 4,000 2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 904,000 904,000 0 3 NEW TRICKS RPT Network ABC1 802,000 706,000 97,000 4 FATHER BROWN-EV Network ABC1 769,000 729,000 40,000 5 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC1 752,000 752,000 1,000 6 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 1 LIVE Network TEN 653,000 635,000 18,000 7 THE BIRDCAGE Network 9 610,000 565,000 45,000 8 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 582,000 550,000 31,000 9 M-ROBIN WILLIAMS: ALADDIN Network 7 578,000 535,000 42,000 10 GARDENING AUSTRALIA-EV Network ABC1 566,000 546,000 20,000 11 GOOD WILL HUNTING Network 9 521,000 474,000 48,000 12 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT Network TEN 492,000 492,000 0 13 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 468,000 466,000 2,000 14 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 1 PRE-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 449,000 446,000 3,000 15 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 1 POST-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 391,000 385,000 6,000 16 GETAWAY Network 9 383,000 376,000 7,000 17 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S THE HIMALAYAS RPT Network TEN 375,000 359,000 16,000 18 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 357,000 357,000 0 19 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE Network 7 334,000 334,000 0 20 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PRE MATCH Network 7 327,000 327,000 0

 

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Timeshifted: Friday 15 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-friday-15-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/timeshifted-friday-15-august-2014.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204165 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: 15/08/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,016,000 1,016,000 0 2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 991,000 988,000 4,000 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 968,000 968,000 0 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 910,000 906,000 3,000 5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 814,000 802,000 12,000 6 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 780,000 723,000 57,000 7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 673,000 673,000 1,000 8 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 639,000 637,000 2,000 9 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 598,000 559,000 39,000 10 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 591,000 573,000 18,000 11 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 582,000 581,000 1,000 12 HOT SEAT Network 9 567,000 567,000 0 13 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT RPT Network ABC1 548,000 508,000 41,000 14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 526,000 520,000 6,000 15 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 503,000 500,000 3,000 16 7.30-EV Network ABC1 492,000 491,000 1,000 17 SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 487,000 481,000 6,000 18 QI-6.30 Network ABC1 449,000 413,000 36,000 19 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE -PRE MATCH Network 9 440,000 440,000 0 20 SECRET STATE-LE Network ABC1 418,000 311,000 107,000

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The Lee Lin Chinnel http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/the-lee-lin-chinnel.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/the-lee-lin-chinnel.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:10:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204152 “We’ve got it all. Except for a 24 News Channel. Until now,” says this latest cheeky promo for The Feed.

Lee Lin Chin gives Big Brother a run for their money

And what is that book she is reading….?

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Axed: Lost Girl to end with fifth season http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/axed-lost-girl-to-end-with-fifth-season.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/axed-lost-girl-to-end-with-fifth-season.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:30:21 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204075 2014-02-28_1214Canadian drama Lost Girl will end with its upcoming fifth season.

Star Anna Silk has announced the show’s fate via Twitter but notes that producers have crafted a satisfying conclusion for fans.

“Honestly, I thought we might get one more, but I knew that this could be the last season,” she told EW. “It’s time, in a way. In terms of the story, I think we could have done another. But I’m happy that we’re saying goodbye in a particularly strong season, and I’m pleased that we’re gonna go out with a bang.”

The good news is the final season has been “super-sized” by Showcase to 16 episodes which will air in 2 parts.

“There’s just something very clear-headed about my character this year. She’s been through so much on this show. My god.

“It’s almost like she went through so much that she’s just pushed it all to the side. Even though she’s still dealing with a lot of the supernatural things that happen in her world, she’s operating at the height of her intelligence, and I love that.”

The series has aired in Australia on the former SF and SBS.

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Billy Crystal: Robin Williams was “the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.” http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/billy-crystal-robin-williams-was-the-brightest-star-in-the-comedy-galaxy.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/billy-crystal-robin-williams-was-the-brightest-star-in-the-comedy-galaxy.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:41:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204148 “As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine,” Billy Crystal said of Robin Williams at today’s Emmy In Memoriam tribute.

“Supportive, protective, loving. It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.”

Here is the full tribute.

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Dateline: Aug 26 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/dateline-aug-26.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/dateline-aug-26.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204057 2014-08-25_2351Tonight on SBS Dateline looks at the kidnap of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by hard line Islamists, Boko Haram, which has shocked the world and focused new attention on the extremist group.

While the hunt for Boko Haram is being carried out by the Nigerian army and a civilian militia, Evan Williams has obtained graphic phone video evidence and numerous eyewitness testimonies which suggest that Nigerian forces engaged in fighting the Islamists may be guilty of war crimes.

The material obtained by Williams shows the alleged Nigerian army and the militia rounding up suspects, beating them for confessions and even slitting the throats of detainees. Civilians now live in fear of the very people who are supposed to protect them.

When shown video of atrocities allegedly being committed by the army, international human rights lawyer Mark Ellis says, “It’s quite apparent the military is doing this and that would be absolutely a war crime.”

While Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, has hailed the militia, named the Civilian Joint Taskforce, as “new national heroes,” their tactics may even be strengthening the insurgency.

One school teacher tells Evan Williams that in response to the militia killing villagers and burning their homes, Boko Haram is “increasing day in and day out.”

Tuesday, 26 August at 9.30pm on SBS ONE.

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Back Seat Drivers: Aug 26 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/back-seat-drivers-aug-26.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/back-seat-drivers-aug-26.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:25:49 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204141 2014-08-26_1310Not sure I am really seeing the charms of ABC2′s Back Seat Drivers yet, as comedians get behind the wheel of a taxi apparently to take the pulse of the nation.

Think it needs to be either more funny, more gob-smacking or more candid camera…

Anyone else have any thoughts on this one?

Here’s what’s on tonight’s show.

Episode three:
This week Tom Ballard, Julia Wilson and Cam Knight jump behind the driver’s wheel to tackle the highs and horrors of love, sex and dating.

Plus, Veronica sets the cabbies the challenge of finding out from their passengers’ what is more important – sex or love – and if they were offered a ‘leave pass’ by their partner, would they take it and with whom? Tune in to find out our passengers’ favourite fantasies.

Tuesday, August 26 at 9.55pm on ABC2

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Foxtel to replay Devil’s Playground movie http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/foxtel-to-replay-devils-playground-movie.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/foxtel-to-replay-devils-playground-movie.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:40:11 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204144 2012-11-25_2135This is a good idea.

Ahead of its miniseries sequel, Foxtel will replay the 1976 movie The Devil’s Playground, presented by Simon Burke.

A good way to revisit the themes of the classi Fred Schepisi movie before the 2014 miniseries.

Burke returns to his character several decades later for the series that premieres on September 9.

To coincide with the premiere this week on showcase of the new Australian mini-series Devil’s Playground, FOX Classics will screen the original 1976 semi-autobiographical film by Fred Schepisi – winner of six Australian Film Institute Awards including Best Film. Stars Arthur Dignum, Nick Tate, Simon Burke, Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Jonathan Hardy and more. A group of pubescent boys in a Roman Catholic boarding school are faced with emotional tension when their sexual urges are stifled by the school’s oppressive atmosphere.

Sunday September 7th at 8.30pm FOX Classics.

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At the Movies: Aug 26 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/at-the-movies-aug-26.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/at-the-movies-aug-26.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:44:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204042 2014-08-25_2038Tonight on At the Movies Margaret & David review new Aussie films Predestination and Felony -the first opened the Melbourne International Film Festival and the second is winning glowing reviews as an industry salvation.

Felony – Three male detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth? Written by and starring Joel Edgerton. Also starring Tom Wilkinson Jai Courtney and Melissa George.

Magic in the Moonlight – A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke, Natasha Andrews, Emma Stone.

Boyhood – explores the life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.
Includes website only interview with producer Cathleen Sutherland and actor Ellar Coltrane.
Also stars Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette.

Predestination- The life of a time-traveling ‘Temporal Agent’. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Interviews with writer/directors Michael and Peter Speirig. Stars Ethan Hawke Noah, Taylor Sarah Snook.

Margaret’s DVD Classic: the 1994 film, Eat Drink Man Woman

9:30pm Tuesday ABC.

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Emmy Awards 2014: winners http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/emmy-awards-2014-winners.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/emmy-awards-2014-winners.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:14:10 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204084 em1The Emmys are now underway at the Nokia Theatre

Seth Meyers opened with a wry observation about moving from Sunday to Monday night due to NFL an the MTV VMAs, and the contentious category definitions.

“MTV still has an award show for music videos even though they no longer air music videos. That’s like network TV holding an award show and giving all the trophies to cable and Netflix. That would be crazy,” he joked.

“We had dramas that made you laugh and comedies that made you cry. Because they were dramas submitted as comedies.”

So true.

“People don’t necessarily watch shows when they air anymore. The most DVRd show of the past season was The Blacklist, Game of Thrones was the most pirated show and Duck Dynasty was the most VCR taped.”

Winners in bold

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Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

Burrell read an acceptance speech written by his TV kids.

“I also want to thank my children I bring to set sometimes. They’re definitely cute, just not ‘I-can-support-my-whole-family-cute,” he said.

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Outstanding writing in a comedy
Episodes
Louie
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Louis CK thanked his writers

“I’d like to thank Ron Lynch who gave me my first job as a comedian and Conan O’Brien who gave me my first job on television,” he said.

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Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Having won last week at the Creative Emmys, Allison Janney is on fire.

“This is an amazing honour. Thank you. Number 6. Let’s go,” she said.

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Outstanding direction in a comedy
Episodes
Glee
Louie
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Director Gail Mancuso wins “I feel like I’m going to lose it,” she said. “Matthew Matthew McConaughey I’m just going to eyeball you.”

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Lead Actor in a Comedy
Louis CK
Don Cheadle
Ricky Gervais
Matt LeBlanc
William H Macy
Jim Parsons

Parsons thanked his late father, Mickey Parsons.

“He always encouraged me to be an actor. He never discouraged me to be an actor. In a career that hinges so much on confidence a lot of the time, that was a really great gift,” he said.

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Lead Actress in a Comedy
Lena Dunham
Edie Falco,
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Melissa McCarthy
Amy Poehler
Taylor Schilling

Preceded by a smooch from her former Seinfeld guest star Bryan Cranston, she said, “I have to say this show is very dense, as you might notice.

“I really want to thank everyone on the show for having so much grace under pressure and for having so much fun.”

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Outstanding Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

10 wins now for TAR.

“The world is not a bad place. You can go to a lot of places, contrary to what we may believe,” they remind us.

Funny Q&A between Seth Meyers and the audience.

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Julianna Margulies asks, “I see Maggie Smith isn’t here. If she wins the Emmy can I have it?”

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Outstanding writing in a TV miniseries or movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo
Luther
Sherlock
The Normal Heart
Treme

Steven Moffat has his first Emmy! “A huge thanks to my brilliant sexy producer who I also married,” and a nod to Mark Gatiss. “Thank you so much this is utterly thrilling.”

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Outstanding supporting actress in a TV miniseries or movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

I really thought Allison Tolman or Julia Roberts would take this one.

“I was sure I wasn’t going to win,” she agreed.

“Last season was awesome, this season will be great.”

Outstanding supporting actor in a TV miniseries or movie
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Martin Freeman, Sherlock
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

So the Normal Heart cast cancelled each other out? Matt Bomer wuz robbed.

em15

Outstanding direction in a TV miniseries or movie
American Horror Story: Coven:
Fargo
Fargo
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Sherlock
The Normal Heart

UK director Colin Bucksey says he is glad he got back from the toilet in time. Ryan Murphy may not agree.

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Idris Elba
Martin Freeman
Mark Ruffalo
Billy Bob Thornton

No sign of Sherlock boys in the house tonight, so this category was upstaged by the presenting by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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“You got the Oscar, Sexiest Man Alive, now you want the Emmy too?” suggested Harrelson.

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Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter
Minnie Driver
Jessica Lange
Sarah Paulson
Cicely Tyson
Kristen Wiig

Lange takes her 3rd Emmy.

“I’m profoundly surprised, but very grateful,” she said. “To Brad and my darling Ryan who makes this all possible, I don’t know what to say. I am truly surprised.”

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Oh dear god it’s Weird Al Yankovic adding “lyrics” to theme tunes from Game of Thrones, Scandal, Mad Men and Modern Family.

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Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen

Correct winner.

“Who else can I thank but Joel and Ethan Cohen, who of course don’t watch the Emmys?” said writer Noah Hawley. “Let’s do it again. What do you say?”

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Outstanding TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Las Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Finally! An emotional moment as Ryan Murphy leads writer Larry Kramer to the stage, with a standing ovation.

“We’re only her because of one person and that’s Mr. Larry Kramer,” he said.

“Find a cause you will believe in that you will fight for, die for,” he said to young viewers. “This is for all the artists who passed from HIV AIDS since 1981. Your memory and your passion burns on in us and this is for them.”

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Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
67th Annual Tony Awards

Sorry this category was not sorted in the Creative Emmy Awards because….?

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Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America (Gregg Gelfand)
The Kennedy Center Honors (Louis J. Horvitz)
The Oscars (Hamish Hamilton)
Six By Sondheim (James Lapine)
The Sound of Music Live! (Beth McCarthy Miller)

Ok now the bloke who is directing the show accepts from his directing chair. Narcissism much? I was hoping the orchestra would play him off.

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Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Huh? Jimmy Fallon accepts on behalf of Colbert. Funny.

“Thanks to everybody, you know who you are. If you don’t know who you are go to IMDb,” said Fallon, with some prompting from Colbert.

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Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Third Emmy win for Aaron Paul (must admit I though Jon Voight had this one) .

“My god. Breaking Bad has changed my life and I am standing up here because of one man. Vince Gilligan,” he said.

“I miss him. I love him,” he said of his character.

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The In Memoriam included so many famous names from across the generations, but it was Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams that moved the audience.

“He made us laugh. Hard,” he said.

“As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine. Supportive, protective, loving. It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.”

Likening him to a celestial star that still burns bright, he said, “Robin Williams. What a concept.”

em28

Outstanding direction in a drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective

Tough category. Cary Joji Fukunaga wins it.

“I should have written something,” he admitted before conceding he was lost for words. “This is awesome. Thank you.”

em29

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

“It is luck that brought me 7 years ago,” she said of being cast in Breaking Bad.

“It turned into the most extraordinary journey and I have been unbelievably fortunate.”

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Outstanding writing in a drama
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective

Yep Ozymandias was the best hour of TV drama last year.

“To my brilliant cast of actors. Writing for you was pure joy,” Moira Walley said. “It’s not possible for me to be more thrilled than by this flaming honour.”

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Lead Actress in a Drama
Lizzy Caplan
Claire Danes
Michelle Dockery
Julianna Marguiles
Kerry Washington
Robin Wright

Hurrah!

“What wonderful time for women on television,” she said before acknowledging the writers of 22 episodes a year. Take that cable TV.

“Christine Barinski you are a beacon of light to all of us. And Josh Charles I miss you every day. What were you thinking?”

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Lead Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston
Jeff Daniels
Jon Hamm
Woody Harrelson
Matthew McConaughey
Kevin Spacey

Whoa. McConaughey misses out on history for the Oscar and Emmy in the same year.

“Even I thought about voting for Matthew,” he admitted.

“I don’t know why I have been blessed with an abundance of good fortune in my life.

“I love to act. It is a passion of mine and I will do it until my dying breath.

“I’d like to dedicate this award to all the ‘Sneaky Petes” of the world who thought that settling for mediocrity was safe. Don’t do it. Take a chance.”

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Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Fifth consecutive win for Modern Family.

“It’s all a wonder that we get to do this for a living,” co-creator Steve Levitan said. “Modern Family has been a big beautiful dream for the last 5 years and we thank you for not waking us up.”

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Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

“Thank you so much for this wonderful farewell to our show. You have been very kind to us indeed,” said creator Vince Gilligan.

“This is a wonderful time to be working in television. I think you all know that.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

So there you have it. Another big year for cable television over network TV.  Who did you agree with, who was robbed and how did Seth Meyers do?

Discuss!

 

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Monday Drama choices suggest it’s not all about Reality http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/monday-drama-choices-suggest-its-not-all-about-reality.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/monday-drama-choices-suggest-its-not-all-about-reality.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:58:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204079 HH B6 D8 520  Firass Dirani as Justin Baynie in HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 3). A Playmaker Production for the Nine Network. Photo JAs Monday nights go, it was a relatively by-the-numbers evening last night with viewers fishing around for some drama in a sea of Reality television.

While The Block and The X Factor topped the entertainment choices, there was a strong showing by House Husbands and even Foyle’s War on 7TWO.

Nine network won with 30.2% then Seven 29.5%, ABC 20.2%, TEN 16.9% and SBS 3.4%.

The Block topped the night for Nine at 1.19m then Nine News (1.16m / 1.1m), ACA (994,000), House Husbands (928,000) and Hot Seat (590,000) Footy Classified was 206,000 in 3 cities (18,000 on GEM).

Seven News (1.07m / 1.00) led the night for Seven then The X Factor (1.06m), Home and Away (901,000), The Amazing Race Aus v NZ (663,000 / 517,000) and Million Dollar Minute (558,000). Talking Footy was 23,000 in 3 cities (64,000 / 11,000 on 7mate).

Australian Story (811,000) bettered ABC News (780,000), Four Corners (757,000), 7:30 (726,000), Media Watch (678,000) and Q & A (551,000 / 82,000).

The Project (774,000 / 538,000) was best for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 675,000, David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities was 506,000 / 419,000, Have You Been Paying Attention? was 423,000 and NCIS: LA was 259,000.

It was a tough night on SBS with SBS World News at 132,000, then Legally Brown (113,000), Mythbusters (109,000) and Monitor Me (100,000).

7TWO’s Foyle’s War led multichannels at 322,000.

Sunrise: 364,000
Today: 299,000
ABC News Breakfast: 68,000 / 49,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 25 August 2014

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Monday 25 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/monday-25-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/monday-25-august-2014.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:33:52 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204077 Monday: 1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE 1,191,000 2 NINE NEWS 1,157,000 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 1,098,000 4 SEVEN NEWS 1,066,000 5 THE X FACTOR RESULTS 1,057,000]]> 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 25/08/2014 18/08/2014 Network ABC1 14.8% 14.3% Network ABC2 3.4% 3.9% Network ABC3 0.8% 0.8% Network ABC News 24 1.2% 1.0% Network ABC TTL 20.2% 20.1% Network 7 20.5% 19.2% Network 7TWO 5.8% 5.2% Network 7mate 3.2% 4.4% Network 7 TTL 29.5% 28.7% Network 9 21.9% 24.0% Network GO! 4.5% 3.9% Network Gem 3.7% 3.5% Network 9 TTL 30.2% 31.4% Network TEN 11.7% 11.4% Network ONE 2.2% 2.0% Network ELEVEN 2.9% 3.1% Network TEN TTL 16.9% 16.4% Network SBS ONE 2.5% 2.7% Network SBS 2 0.8% 0.6% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 3.4% 3.4%

 

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:
Monday
Date: 25/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -MON Network 9 1,191,000 330,000 414,000 225,000 114,000 108,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,157,000 310,000 421,000 258,000 79,000 89,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,098,000 301,000 391,000 224,000 93,000 88,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,066,000 258,000 254,000 223,000 154,000 176,000
5 THE X FACTOR RESULTS Network 7 1,057,000 294,000 263,000 186,000 137,000 178,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,006,000 273,000 245,000 211,000 116,000 161,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 994,000 304,000 319,000 197,000 89,000 84,000
8 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network 9 928,000 252,000 340,000 140,000 111,000 85,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 901,000 226,000 234,000 196,000 108,000 137,000
10 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC1 811,000 246,000 239,000 149,000 95,000 82,000
11 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 780,000 243,000 229,000 120,000 80,000 108,000
12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 774,000 221,000 238,000 140,000 69,000 106,000
13 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC1 757,000 226,000 217,000 136,000 92,000 86,000
14 7.30-EV Network ABC1 726,000 223,000 214,000 139,000 78,000 71,000
15 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC1 678,000 200,000 213,000 120,000 74,000 70,000
16 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 675,000 186,000 192,000 112,000 82,000 102,000
17 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 668,000 212,000 212,000 84,000 72,000 88,000
18 THE AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND Network 7 663,000 177,000 193,000 106,000 79,000 108,000
19 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 643,000 198,000 189,000 108,000 81,000 67,000
20 HOT SEAT Network 9 590,000 158,000 218,000 138,000 33,000 44,000

 

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: 25/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 FOYLE’S WAR Network 7TWO 322,000 83,000 96,000 56,000 45,000 42,000
2 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 284,000 49,000 102,000 54,000 42,000 39,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 274,000 72,000 68,000 43,000 22,000 69,000
4 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 273,000 70,000 44,000 84,000 53,000 22,000
5 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 267,000 73,000 50,000 71,000 55,000 18,000
6 CHARLIE AND LOLA-PM Network ABC2 256,000 75,000 63,000 54,000 51,000 14,000
7 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-EV Network ABC2 247,000 70,000 44,000 73,000 41,000 20,000
8 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 232,000 90,000 31,000 55,000 25,000 31,000
9 MIDSOMER MURDERS -EV Network Gem 231,000 60,000 52,000 61,000 27,000 31,000
10 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 229,000 72,000 61,000 41,000 47,000 8,000
11 BOOKABOO-EV Network ABC2 229,000 62,000 47,000 63,000 36,000 21,000
12 POCOYO-AM Network ABC2 225,000 94,000 32,000 51,000 19,000 28,000
13 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 221,000 54,000 45,000 70,000 33,000 19,000
14 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 220,000 66,000 39,000 68,000 24,000 24,000
15 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 220,000 73,000 36,000 50,000 25,000 36,000
16 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD Network 7TWO 220,000 60,000 74,000 45,000 20,000 21,000
17 SMALL POTATOES!-EV Network ABC2 209,000 58,000 45,000 66,000 16,000 23,000
18 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 207,000 39,000 61,000 62,000 30,000 15,000
19 MOUK-EV Network ABC2 206,000 51,000 33,000 65,000 31,000 26,000
20 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 202,000 64,000 32,000 46,000 24,000 36,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -MON Network 9 695,000 181,000 245,000 139,000 62,000 68,000
2 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network 9 547,000 167,000 186,000 79,000 63,000 53,000
3 THE X FACTOR RESULTS Network 7 500,000 152,000 122,000 82,000 60,000 85,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 446,000 106,000 164,000 104,000 30,000 42,000
5 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 434,000 129,000 124,000 78,000 38,000 66,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -MON Network 9 636,000 170,000 233,000 113,000 60,000 60,000
2 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network 9 498,000 149,000 178,000 66,000 57,000 47,000
3 THE X FACTOR RESULTS Network 7 424,000 125,000 109,000 66,000 52,000 71,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 401,000 116,000 127,000 71,000 28,000 57,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 366,000 93,000 107,000 70,000 43,000 53,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -MON Network 9 443,000 128,000 175,000 63,000 45,000 32,000
2 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network 9 318,000 93,000 129,000 42,000 32,000 22,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 266,000 66,000 88,000 54,000 17,000 41,000
4 THE X FACTOR RESULTS Network 7 256,000 69,000 61,000 49,000 29,000 47,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 246,000 55,000 76,000 50,000 32,000 33,000

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 25/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
 
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: NRL PANTHERS V STORM FOX SPORTS 1 262,000
2 LIVE: MONDAY NIGHT WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX SPORTS 1 146,000
3 LIVE: AFL 360 FOX FOOTY 94,000
4 LIVE: AFL: ON THE COUCH FOX FOOTY 77,000
5 FAMILY GUY FOX8 72,000
6 LIVE: ODI ZIM V AUS GAME 1 FOX SPORTS 2 70,000
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 70,000
8 FAMILY GUY FOX8 58,000
9 AFL: OPEN MIKE FOX FOOTY 55,000
10 TWO AND A HALF MEN FOX8 54,000
11 CORONATION STREET UKTV 53,000
12 FUTURAMA FOX8 50,000
13 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 45,000
14 TRUE BLOOD showcase 44,000
15 STORAGE WARS A&E 43,000
16 NOW YOU SEE ME Foxtel Movies Premiere 43,000
17 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 42,000
18 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 42,000
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Westbrook http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/westbrook.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/westbrook.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:58:56 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204048 2014-08-25_2107Rape. Paedophelia. Abuse. Beatings. Punishment. Degradation. What the boys who were imprisoned at Toowoomba’s Westbrook boy’s home during the 1950s and 60s endured was pure evil.

Finding the means to give voice to their plight is a challenge indeed, but one taken up by Graham McNeice Productions (Criminal Investigations Australia, Australian Families of Crime, History of Australian Radio) for the CI Network. It will be introduced by former Queensland premier, Anna Bligh.

This saga takes shape across a two part docudrama, comprising interviews with men who were subjected to the abuse, dramatisations with actors and interviews with experts. What unfolds is numbing stuff for any viewer.

Westbrook opened in 1900 as a home for orphaned, disadvantaged and Aboriginal youth -all of whom were too young for prison. It developed a reputation as the most brutal home of reform in the country and didn’t close until 1994. As these tales of horror are recounted in this doco, there is nowhere to hide.

Leading the memories is Alfred “The Crow” Fletcher. Now one of several senior survivors, he explains the torture he endured at Westbrook. The lines on his face, and those of his fellow survivors, are etched in pain by the hands of his transgressors. It’s an understatement to say we would all want to apologise for such negligence by generations that preceded us.

Bringing the drama to life is the job of actors and a film crew, re-enacting beatings, abuse and despair. Boys are beaten with the strap, dragged out of bed and punched, abused in the showers, and made to empty toilet sewerage. Some try to escape, others attempt to take their own life. Dishing out the torture are the authorities, led by the very man in charge of the institution. Making other boys watch as he abused the young men, it is impossible not to suspect sadomasochism was entrenched at Westbrook.

It wasn’t until the Forde Inquiry in 1998 that its actions were scrutinised, with the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handing down its first report in July 2014.

Relating such grim information is a tall order. Ultimately, who would want to watch this stuff? What makes it all the more challenging is the docudrama form. The acting scenes aren’t exactly subtle, revisiting scenes of torture over and over (including with recaps after commercial breaks). Some of the dialogue is clunky, and the level of acting is inconsistent.

The doco element comprises stark recounts given directly down the barrel of the camera -but is confused by young actors narrating in the same style. Anthropologist Adele Chynoweth sets the scene of the administration and bureaucracy, with some archival facts. For all the drama that is admirably re-created by younger actors, none matches the harsh truths as told by those who lived through it.

Yet the sum of the parts does not satisfy as a whole. The bleak subject, unevenly executed as story and drama, makes it a difficult hour. Perhaps as a fully-fledged drama with more subtle acting it may have elicited more empathy than shock, as a documentary it could have avoided some earnest scenes.

None of this diminishes from the harsh brutality handed out, nor the need to right such wrongs for its victims.

However as an information entertainment, Westbrook‘s message is often overwhelmed by its execution. Nonetheless, abuse of this kind must cleverly never be allowed to happen again.

Westbrook airs 8.30pm Thursday, August 28 / September 4 on Crime & Investigation.

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Could Frontline ever be revived? http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/could-frontline-ever-be-revived.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/could-frontline-ever-be-revived.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:55:43 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=202909 frontline-72EXCLUSIVE: With Utopia currently on ABC for Working Dog, and Rob Sitch last week named on a critics-collated National Living TV Treasures List, could we ever see a revival for Frontline?

Rob Sitch recently told TV Tonight if the team thought they could do something better than the original, anything was possible.

“If people said ‘It’s not as good,’ it probably wouldn’t worry us because on our terms it might be better,” he said.

“But maybe we tend to enjoy doing new projects so much that it rapidly goes into the rear view mirror. The only part of it that we still love, and would love to do something with, is Mike Moore. Over the years we’ve often done a recording for a charity night,a 21st or a conference.

“So periodically I’ve written scripts and had a lot of fun with it, but I doubt we would bring back the actual show.”

Sitch records the occasional Mike Moore clip in front of a green screen in the Working Dog office. He’s clearly still attached to the iconic character.

“I’ve kept the back story going with Mike Moore that he now hosts an Asia-Pacific chat show out of Auckland called Less is Moore,” he joked.

“And the wig is under lock and key.”

Mmmmmmm. I think there’s something in that for all of us.

Utopia airs 8:30pm Wednesday on ABC.

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Jeanne Little’s family says her condition has deteriorated http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/jeanne-littles-family-says-her-condition-has-deteriorated.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/jeanne-littles-family-says-her-condition-has-deteriorated.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:53:05 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204068 2014-08-26_0120Sad to hear the health of TV darling Jeanne Little, 76, has deteriorated with her family revealing her Alzheimer’s condition has become so bad she “no longer knows where she is or what’s going on around her”.

Little, who shot to fame on The Mike Walsh Show in the 1970s, was diagnosed with the illness in 2009.

Husband Barry Little told Nine, “She doesn’t recognise anyone, really. She might say a word out of nowhere and laugh and then suddenly you see a glimmer of the old Jeanne once more.”

Her daughter Katie visits her mother in a nursing home.

“Usually when I go to see mum I always arrange to bring someone else with me otherwise it’s depressing as hell,” Ms Little said.

“That way there is a conversation going on around her and she can sense that buzz. Sometimes she’ll even perk up a bit because I think somewhere in her head it’s registering.”

The family admit that early signs of Alzheimers were not noticed or were misunderstood.

“It started a few years before then but we didn’t pick it up because she’s so zany anyway,” Barry Little said.

“But now when you look back you realise all these little things, like she’d bump into a table and forget it was there, or she’d walk into things and forget they were there. It all makes sense now.”

He now says the woman he calls “the light of my life” exists only in memory.

“It is horrible to see someone so vital and alive go from that to sitting in a chair all day and needing to be washed and cared for,” he said.

“But she is still so beautiful. There’s not a line on her face.”

Jeanne Little won a Gold Logie in 1976.

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Cameras roll on second season of The Wrong Mans http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/cameras-roll-on-second-season-of-the-wrong-mans.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/cameras-roll-on-second-season-of-the-wrong-mans.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:50:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204060 2014-08-26_0013Filming is now underway in the UK on the second series of the comedy series The Wrong Mans, starring James Corden and Mathew Baynton.

The pair, who co-created the series, return as office workers Phil Bourne and Sam Pinkett, whose hum-drum existence was turned upside-down by a case of mistaken identity.

The first season aired in Australia on ABC1.

In season two after earning their status as hometown heroes, Sam and Phil must make a difficult choice: hide in the dark and be forgotten forever or brave it in a world that doesn’t even think they exist. A press release indicates “Their globetrotting adventures take them across deserts, through tunnels, inside prisons, on board planes and trains, as they duck knives, dodge bullets and deal with WMDs. But the cartels, the terrorists and the spooks they encounter have underestimated Sam and Phil’s determination to get home for Christmas and reclaim their lives.”

“We’re thrilled to be bringing The Wrong Mans back to the BBC, who along with Hulu have supported the show so passionately. This new series is bigger and bolder and presumably a total nightmare for our director. If series one was the frying pan, this is the fire,” said Corden and Baynton.

Director and producer Jim Field Smith added: “I’m really looking forward to putting Mat and James through even more pain and violence than last time. Sorry, I mean Sam and Phil.

Shane Allen, BBC Controller of Comedy said: “This series injects plenty more comedy gas into the action thriller tank. James and Mat have written a taut and exhilarating follow-on with deft plot twists, epic cliff-hangers, and a carpet bomb of tremendous gags and scenarios throughout. Strap in, comedy doesn’t get more adventurous than this.”

Returning cast include Dawn French, Rebecca Front, Sarah Solemani, Tom Basden and Alec Utgoff. Guest stars include Samantha Spiro and Trevor Cooper.

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Airdate: Hidden Kingdoms http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/airdate-hidden-kingdoms.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/airdate-hidden-kingdoms.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:45:01 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204052 2014-08-25_2339When its Monday night doco series with David Attenborough concludes, TEN will turn to Stephen Fry’s series, Hidden Kingdoms.

This three part BBC series, which shows how animals experience the world from their perspective, aired in the UK in January.

Stephen Fry serves as narrator.

“Hidden Kingdoms: Under Open Skies”
Stephen Fry tells the story of two young animals forced to grow up fast. A baby elephant learns how speed is the secret to survival and a young mouse confronts the Wild West’s deadliest creatures.

7:30pm Monday September 8th on TEN.

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Foreign Correspondent: Aug 26 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/foreign-correspondent-aug-26.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/foreign-correspondent-aug-26.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:43:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203965 2014-08-25_0210Foreign Correspondent is at the frontline in Sierra Leone as the Ebola virus takes hold, where Australians are amongst the volunteers trying to contain this terrifying disease.

It’s been declared an international public health emergency.

It’s wiped out entire families, devastated communities, hopped borders and even killed the people trying to stop it.

It’s Ebola. A terrifying virus that brings on a crippling painful death, that’s confounding and concerning international health and medical experts.

There’s no vaccine. No cure.

The latest outbreak erupted in West Africa and at its epicentre in Sierra Leone an emergency centre near the borders of Liberia and Guinea is taking on a heavy caseload.

It’s there that Foreign Correspondent finds brave local volunteers and some determined Australians doing their best to comfort sufferers, console bereaved families, alert people to the dangers and symptoms and defeat the scourge of Ebola.

Our team was the last camera crew into the hardest hit areas of Sierra Leone before a Government lockdown was engaged. We were there at the frontline for one of the worst weeks in the Ebola crisis.

Tuesday, 26 August at 8pm on ABC.

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UKTV to screen Coronation Street & Emmerdale in Australia until 2020 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/uktv-to-screen-coronation-street-emmerdale-in-australia-until-2020.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/uktv-to-screen-coronation-street-emmerdale-in-australia-until-2020.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:40:19 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204045 2014-08-25_2100British soapie fans who aren’t Foxtel subscribers may need to have a re-think after news that the UKTV channel has secured Coronation Street & Emmerdale until 2020.

The deal between BBC Worldwide Aus / NZ and ITV Studios Global Entertainment includes 1,300 new episodes of Coronation Street and 260 episodes of Emmerdale.

Augustus Dulgaro, ITVSGE’s executive VP of sales in Asia Pacific, said: “Coronation Street and Emmerdale are the world’s longest-running soaps, with viewers all over the globe.

“We are delighted to sign this new deal to enable their Australian fans to continue watching them for years to come.”

UKTV already screens Hollyoaks.

Source: Digital Spy

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66th Primetime Emmy Awards http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/66th-primetime-emmy-awards.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/66th-primetime-emmy-awards.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204039 2014-08-25_1842Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones or True Detective? Live 10am AEST Tuesday on FOX8. TV Tonight blogging Live results.

  • Who Do You Think You Are?
  • Please Like Me
  • Winners and Losers
  • The War that Changed Us
  • Arrow
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Second chance for Australia’s Next Top Model wanna-bes http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/second-chance-for-australias-next-top-model-wanna-bes.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/second-chance-for-australias-next-top-model-wanna-bes.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:50:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204022 2014-01-31_0159Foxtel is extending its search for Australia’s Next Top Model contestants for those who can’t attend its audition tour.

Potential candidates who live beyond its city-based audition tour can upload a photo with #antmselfie on Instagram, Twitter or the ANTM Facebook page. One lucky contender will win a place in the ninth season.

Host Jennifer Hawkins said, “Last season our social media campaign ‘Australia’s Next Top Selfie’ was massive. We collected tens of thousands of entries and the winner received their own full page in Cosmopolitan magazine. This year we wanted to shake it up a bit and give the selfie concept a real twist. And what better way to do it than by giving one girl the chance to enter the competition simply by posting her hottest selfie.

“It’s really exciting that no matter where you are in Australia, or what circumstances may have prevented you from auditioning the first time around, there’s still an opportunity to enter and really win.”

The audition wrapped in Perth yesterday. Those who feel they may have been overlooked the first time can also have a second chance.

All entrants must be sixteen years or over and at least 172cm tall to enter. Entries close Monday September 1, 2014.

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Who Do You Think You Are?: Aug 26 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/who-do-you-think-you-are-aug-26.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/who-do-you-think-you-are-aug-26.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:10:10 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204018 2014-08-24_2156It’s the season final of Who Do You Think You Are? this week, featuring Paul McDermott.

As reported last week, the SBS series is currently casting for its next season.

Entertainer Paul McDermott found fame with The Doug Anthony All-Stars and Good News Week. In more recent years he has stepped out of the limelight to pursue his passion for art. ButPaul’s family history remains something of a blank canvas.

Paul knows that his mum, Betty, was adopted and raised by relatives. But mystery surrounds the circumstances, and Betty’s adoptive parents died without leaving her any information. In the new Australian series of Who Do you Think You Are? Paul travels to his birth place in Adelaide, and follows the trail back to the early 20th century and a family torn apart by poverty and a decimating epidemic.

Paul’s quest begins with a trip to Canberra to visit his mum Betty. Her childhood was one of secrets and whispers. Betty shows Paul a photo of her as a child with two older women – her Aunt Hilda and the woman she knew as mother, Teresa Thomson. Teresa was in fact her great aunt. When Betty reached early adulthood she received an inheritance from her biological grandfather’s estate. It confirmed Betty’s adoption and revealed that her birth family surname was Williams. The only other thing Betty knows about her birth parents is that they met in an infectious diseases hospital for people with tuberculosis.

To find out more about his maternal grandparents, Kathleen Riley and Harold Williams, Paul travels to Naracoorte in regional South Australia and the home of second cousin Carol Bennier, Aunt Hilda’s daughter. Paul reads a recount written by Aunt Hilda of her early life which reveals the hardships the Riley family faced. Their father died young at 42 of an industrial disease and just two years later the State removed the children from their mother Edith.

7:30pm Tuesday August 26 SBS ONE.

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Sunday Night intro omits the words “alleged” http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/sunday-night-omits-the-words-alleged.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/sunday-night-omits-the-words-alleged.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:15:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204011 mh20“At 40,000 feet and 3 hours after take-off, her faith in Malaysian Airlines was shattered when she was sexually assaulted by that same man. Twice,” said Chris Bath.

Sunday Night‘s story on a woman who has alleged sexual assault on board a Paris-bound Malaysian Airlines flight included compelling footage, which Seven promoted as a world exclusive. Laura Bushney’s footage of chief steward Mohd Rosli Bin Ab Karim was hard to ignore, and as current affairs stories go, was surely ‘a good get.’

Mohd Rosli Bin Ab Karim was taken into custody by French authorities and is under investigation, while the airline is co-operating with police.

But why did Chris Bath leave out the word “alleged” in her introduction given the case has not been tried? At this stage it appears he hasn’t been charged by French authorities.

Sunday Night Executive Producer Mark Llewellyn told TV Tonight, “The man himself has made admissions to the French police and in the material on-camera.”

The footage is uncomfortable viewing with the man pleading that he was trying to make Ms. Bushney relaxed. It’s a pretty feeble argument given the look on his face. If Ms. Bushney’s allegations are proven true it is a heinous act.

But as Sunday Night‘s own website tells us, these are still allegations -a point that should have been made in its introduction. Instead we were told of the alleged perpetrator, “….she was sexually assaulted by that same man. Twice.”

Given the case will not be tried in Australian jurisdiction, Sunday Night was also able to screen the footage, which it could not have done if it were tried in Australia.

In July Sunday Night aired footage related to the Oscar Pistorius case in South Africa while the trial was still underway, including with a viewer poll asking,  “Did Oscar Pistorius deliberately kill his girlfriend?”

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ABC makes an appointment with Outback ER http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/abc-makes-an-appointment-with-outback-er.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/abc-makes-an-appointment-with-outback-er.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:24:30 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204009 2014-08-25_1347We’ve had Outback Coroner, Kalgoorlie Cops and Territory Cops, but now we will be getting Outback ER, set in a Broken Hill hospital.

ABC TV has commissioned a new 8 x 30’ observational series from Screentime.

Broken Hill Base Hospital’s emergency department averages over 2,000 presentations a month including high speed car accidents, mining injuries, farming accidents and the result of tourist misadventures.

Broken Hill is also home to the Royal Flying Doctors Service, a large mining workforce and tourists, providing plenty of scope for emergency cases.

“We are delighted to be able to highlight the extraordinary contribution the men and women of this rural emergency department make to help, not only the local community but visitors alike,” said Simon Steel, Head of Factual for Screentime. “Given its remote location, the cases that present to this emergency department are both unique and unbelievable.”

ABC TV’s Head of Factual, Phil Craig added “For some time we have wanted to commission a ‘blue light’ series with a difference. Outback ER is an exciting and involving way to explore life in the Australia that exists beyond suburbia. We’ll meet some extraordinary characters and witness some real human drama but we’ll also learn about many important challenges facing our rural and mining communities.”

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ABC to continue ‘UK simulcasts’ for Doctor Who fans http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/abc-to-continue-uk-simulcasts-for-doctor-who-fans.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/abc-to-continue-uk-simulcasts-for-doctor-who-fans.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:15:07 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=204005 2014-08-25_1257Geronimo!

Whovians will be jumping for joy with confirmation that the ABC will continue its early morning premieres of Doctor Who, in sync with UK audiences for the entire season.

It will also continue iview screenings on Sundays ahead of the primetime screenings.

The numbers were good for ABC yesterday with 148,000 watching “Deep Breath” at 4:50am and a further 710,000 in the evening.

There were another 62,000 plays via ABC iview.

In the UK Peter Capaldi’s debut attracted 6.8 million viewers, down on the 8 million who watched Matt Smith’s debut in 2010.

Episode 2 “Into the Dalek” will be screened early this Sunday 31 August and again at 7.40pm on ABC and via iview during the day. ABC2 also has a replay at 7.30pm on following Saturday night.

Nice one.

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Tacky rapper comment before Lorde wins Best Rock Video at VMAs http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/tacky-rapper-comment-before-lorde-wins-best-rock-video-at-vmas.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/tacky-rapper-comment-before-lorde-wins-best-rock-video-at-vmas.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:34:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203999 vmasrUS rapper Trey Songz at the MTV Video Music Awards was presenting the Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards when he made a tacky gesture that will likely attract comment.

Noting that the male-dominated category included one female, New Zealand’s Lorde, he said: “There’s even a lady in the mix. I can always get behind a lady.”

With that he nuzzled his groin towards co-presenter actress Nina Dobrev.

“He probably didn’t mean that the way that it sounded,” she blushed.

“Oh but I did,” he insisted.

With the audience predominantly young, it’s a line that will surely raise eyebrows, particularly given Lorde is still a 17 year old.

But the MTV Awards has always had its notorious moments from Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, to a young Miley Cyrus twerking.

Lorde had the last laugh by winning the category.

Sydney boys 5 Seconds of Summer also wowed the crowd with a rousing performance of their hit, Amnesia, but missed out on the Artist to Watch category.

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Report: Foxtel preparing to cut prices http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/report-foxtel-preparing-to-cut-prices.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/report-foxtel-preparing-to-cut-prices.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:57:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203996 2013-10-18_1317According to media reports, Foxtel is set to drop its subscription rates to under the $100 mark as the battle for content options heats up.

Fairfax speculates that bundles for “triple play” Foxtel – pay TV, broadband and telephone – will be structured to cut the price of a traditional premium Foxtel subscription to below $100.

There is also speculation it will offer more options to pay for Foxtel shows on different devices plus a major refresh of its main channels.

While Netflix is yet to confirm an Australian launch, the content war is on with other players including FetchTV, Quickflix and upcoming launches from FreeviewPlus, StreamCo and an increasing number of Australians sourcing overseas subscriptions through Virtual Private Networks.

Foxtel has recently cut its Presto fees in half to $10 a month.

A spokesman for Foxtel said: “Foxtel has previously announced we would launch a triple play of TV, broadband and home phone. We are gearing up within the company to launch these new products. That includes hiring significant numbers of call centre and technical staff.

“We will also be launching iQ3. Both of these initiatives will be supported by significant marketing campaigns. We’ll be making announcements about pricing of the new box and the triple play bundles in due course.”

TV Tonight understands the iQ3 is tipped for a November campaign.

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USA week for Sunrise http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/usa-week-for-sunrise.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/usa-week-for-sunrise.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:48:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203992 2014-08-25_1040It’s not quite a “Road Trip” in the true sense but Sunrise will embark on an ambitious trip across the US of A next week, broadcasting from 5 cities in 5 days.

The crew will beam Live from LA on Monday followed on subsequent days in Las Vegas, Texas, Miami and ending in NYC on Friday.

It has also announced Justin Timberlake as making an appearance.

“This project stemmed from an idea years ago and has been months in the planning,” says Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell. “Logistically, it’s the biggest thing we’ve ever attempted. Five cities in five days is a massive undertaking, but we can’t wait to tackle the challenge head on. We’ll have two crews leapfrogging the country the entire time so the production goes off without a hitch.”

Strictly speaking it’s not a Road Trip with the cast flying from city to city, but no doubt they’ll be plum-tuckered by the time it’s all over.

Begins 6am Monday on Seven.

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The Block controversy pulls 1.64m viewers http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/the-block-controversy-pulls-1-64m-viewers.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/the-block-controversy-pulls-1-64m-viewers.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:58:40 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203980 phblkControversy on The Block helped drive Nine’s reality show to its best figures this season -1.64m viewers.

NSW brothers Simon and Shannon were accused of “the biggest scandal in Block history” for secretly recording the judges by leaving a phone under their bed. Simon, who admitted it was his idea, explained he was trying to get some further feedback but has in turn accused producers of overplaying the moment for ratings.

Scott Cam even suggested, “Don’t you trust me?”

While the show’s biggest scandal was arguably the year 3 of 4 homes were not sold at auction (yes Richmond, we remember), it nevertheless played into Nine’s hands with bumper ratings.

Nine network won with 32.7% then Seven 29.2%, ABC 16.9%, TEN 16.7% and SBS 4.6%.

Following The Block for Nine were 60 Minutes (1.26m), Nine News (1.26m) but a 2002 movie: Die Another Day (418,000) limped home shedding far too many.

Seven News (1.18m) was best for Seven then The X Factor (1.12m), Sunday Night (888,000) and Castle (493,000 / 282,000).

ABC News (834,000) topped ABC followed by ANZAC Girls (758,000). Doctor Who scored 710,000 in primetime but another 148,000 were keen enough to view it Live at 4:50am AEST (it was also on iview throughout the day). Compass was 433,000 and Midsomer Murders was 396,000. A Utopia replay was 244,000.

Once again TEN could not rise about the 500,000 mark with 3 x Modern Family at 481,000 / 407,000 / 382,000. A first run movie: Ice Age: Continental Drift was iced at 460,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 432,000, Formula One was 314,000 in 3 cities (113,000 on ONE). A big problem seems to be the lack of competitive content at 6pm with a Bondi Rescue replay at just 249,000.

On SBS ONE it was Alexander’s Lost World (281,000), SBS World News (206,000), Searching for Sugarman (125,000) and United States of Secrets (98,000).

Peppa Pig at 254,000 / 236,000 ruled multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 24 August 2014.

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Sunday 24 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/sunday-24-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/sunday-24-august-2014.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:19:21 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203977 Sunday: 1 THE BLOCK 1,641,000 2 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,259,000 3 NINE NEWS 1,255,000 4 SEVEN NEWS 1,176,000 5 THE X FACTOR 1,115,000]]> 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 24/08/2014 17/08/2014 Network ABC1 13.0% 14.3% Network ABC2 2.3% 2.8% Network ABC3 0.6% 0.6% Network ABC News 24 0.9% 0.9% Network ABC TTL 16.9% 18.6% Network 7 21.4% 23.1% Network 7TWO 3.9% 4.7% Network 7mate 3.8% 3.6% Network 7 TTL 29.2% 31.3% Network 9 25.7% 23.7% Network GO! 4.0% 4.4% Network Gem 3.0% 2.6% Network 9 TTL 32.7% 30.6% Network TEN 10.3% 8.9% Network ONE 3.7% 2.7% Network ELEVEN 2.7% 3.1% Network TEN TTL 16.7% 14.7% Network SBS ONE 3.7% 3.8% Network SBS 2 0.7% 0.8% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 4.6% 4.8%

 

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: 24/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -SUN Network 9 1,641,000 504,000 526,000 319,000 144,000 148,000
2 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,259,000 348,000 432,000 225,000 131,000 122,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,255,000 450,000 396,000 249,000 86,000 74,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,176,000 262,000 318,000 238,000 167,000 191,000
5 THE X FACTOR LIVE PERFORMANCE Network 7 1,115,000 312,000 255,000 201,000 152,000 195,000
6 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 888,000 222,000 225,000 169,000 119,000 153,000
7 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC1 834,000 221,000 263,000 129,000 114,000 106,000
8 ANZAC GIRLS-EV Network ABC1 758,000 215,000 241,000 121,000 98,000 83,000
9 DOCTOR WHO-EV Network ABC1 710,000 151,000 226,000 161,000 84,000 88,000
10 CASTLE Network 7 493,000 140,000 134,000 91,000 56,000 72,000
11 MODERN FAMILY EP 3 RPT Network TEN 481,000 159,000 183,000 52,000 48,000 39,000
12 ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Network TEN 460,000 155,000 124,000 85,000 46,000 50,000
13 COMPASS-EV Network ABC1 433,000 90,000 139,000 78,000 62,000 65,000
14 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 432,000 141,000 91,000 86,000 30,000 83,000
15 DIE ANOTHER DAY Network 9 418,000 115,000 135,000 66,000 61,000 41,000
16 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 407,000 123,000 161,000 40,000 41,000 43,000
17 MIDSOMER MURDERS-PM Network ABC1 396,000 87,000 103,000 105,000 48,000 53,000
18 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 382,000 119,000 144,000 33,000 44,000 42,000
19 MOTORSPORT: FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 LIVE Network TEN 314,000 106,000 157,000 51,000 0 0
20 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SUN Network 7 306,000 74,000 90,000 55,000 33,000 54,000

 

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: 24/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 254,000 96,000 63,000 43,000 30,000 23,000
2 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 236,000 72,000 59,000 41,000 22,000 42,000
3 SMALL POTATOES!-PM Network ABC2 235,000 91,000 50,000 35,000 32,000 27,000
4 OCTONAUTS-EV Network ABC2 234,000 97,000 50,000 28,000 35,000 23,000
5 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-AM Network ABC2 233,000 66,000 65,000 42,000 30,000 30,000
6 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-SUN Network 7TWO 232,000 71,000 63,000 54,000 16,000 28,000
7 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 231,000 54,000 62,000 54,000 27,000 34,000
8 THOMAS AND FRIENDS-AM Network ABC2 229,000 63,000 65,000 39,000 30,000 33,000
9 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 229,000 59,000 58,000 51,000 24,000 38,000
10 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 229,000 59,000 56,000 45,000 32,000 36,000
11 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 224,000 59,000 56,000 43,000 29,000 38,000
12 SESAME STREET-AM Network ABC2 219,000 59,000 59,000 49,000 28,000 23,000
13 CHUGGINGTON MUSICAL SHORTS-PM Network ABC2 218,000 64,000 55,000 47,000 29,000 23,000
14 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 214,000 62,000 49,000 46,000 23,000 34,000
15 A FRANKLIN & FRIENDS ADVENTURE: DEEP SEA VOYAGE-PM Network ABC2 210,000 69,000 57,000 42,000 17,000 26,000
16 POCOYO-AM Network ABC2 210,000 67,000 47,000 41,000 20,000 34,000
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 206,000 56,000 68,000 36,000 18,000 28,000
18 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-SUN (R) Network 7TWO 203,000 60,000 63,000 41,000 17,000 22,000
19 PLAY SCHOOL-AM Network ABC2 199,000 57,000 54,000 44,000 23,000 21,000
20 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 197,000 68,000 36,000 45,000 18,000 30,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -SUN Network 9 857,000 240,000 284,000 189,000 69,000 74,000
2 60 MINUTES Network 9 601,000 178,000 203,000 111,000 56,000 53,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 528,000 189,000 166,000 110,000 34,000 29,000
4 THE X FACTOR LIVE PERFORMANCE Network 7 521,000 154,000 120,000 90,000 66,000 91,000
5 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 476,000 108,000 138,000 83,000 65,000 82,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -SUN Network 9 799,000 232,000 270,000 164,000 63,000 70,000
2 60 MINUTES Network 9 538,000 158,000 183,000 96,000 49,000 53,000
3 THE X FACTOR LIVE PERFORMANCE Network 7 464,000 137,000 103,000 82,000 59,000 83,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 454,000 171,000 139,000 94,000 26,000 22,000
5 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 394,000 92,000 118,000 63,000 55,000 67,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -SUN Network 9 543,000 178,000 190,000 91,000 46,000 38,000
2 60 MINUTES Network 9 312,000 89,000 116,000 41,000 34,000 33,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 272,000 100,000 96,000 48,000 16,000 12,000
4 THE X FACTOR LIVE PERFORMANCE Network 7 267,000 74,000 63,000 53,000 30,000 47,000
5 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 232,000 50,000 65,000 51,000 27,000 40,000

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 24/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
 
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: AFL RICHMOND V ST KILDA FOX FOOTY 173,000
2 LIVE: NRL SHARKS V RAIDERS FOX SPORTS 1 149,000
3 LIVE: AFL BRISBANE V FREMANTLE FOX FOOTY 140,000
4 LIVE: NRL WARRIORS V ROOSTERS FOX SPORTS 1 137,000
5 LIVE: AFL BULLDOGS V SYDNEY FOX SPORTS 3 136,000
6 LIVE: AFL: ED & DERM’S BIG WEEK IN FOOTY FOX FOOTY 102,000
7 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 75,000
8 NOW YOU SEE ME Foxtel Movies Premiere 60,000
9 LIVE: AFL: BEFORE THE BOUNCE FOX FOOTY 56,000
10 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 53,000
11 DCI BANKS UKTV 53,000
12 STORAGE WARS A&E 49,000
13 STORAGE WARS A&E 49,000
14 FUTURAMA FOX8 47,000
15 BIRDS OF A FEATHER UKTV 45,000
16 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 45,000
17 LIVE: FOOTBALL: EPL EVERTON V ARSENAL FOX SPORTS 1 43,000
18 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION LifeStyle Channel 42,000
19 STEVEN UNIVERSE Cartoon Network 42,000
20 FUTURAMA FOX8 41,000

 

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. 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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Doctor Who http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/doctor-who-25.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/doctor-who-25.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:58:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203948 2014-08-24_2340So we’re in Victorian London and there’s a dinosaur on the loose. Doctor Who must be back on the telly. Where else would you expect such a confounding opening scene merging merry old England and prehistoric times? You don’t get that on Midsomer Murders.

Before long this anguished T-Rex has spat up the TARDIS and the 12th Doctor -in the form of one Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It, The Musketeers, Local Hero)- has arrived, having regenerated from his 11th self (Matt Smith).

But the Doctor doesn’t recognise his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) nor the lizardy Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), her wife Jenny (Catrin Stewart) or butler Strax (Dan Starkey), aka the Paternoster gang, before fainting on the banks of the Thames.

“I don’t understand. Who is he?” asks Jenny.

“That’s him,” says Clara. “That’s the Doctor.”

“Well then. Here we go again,” Madame Vastra replies.

Indeed. With that we barrel headlong into the opening title sequence, marking the next chapter in the life of this 5-decade sci-fi.

Having left the youthful 11th Doctor, our hero is struggling to come to terms with his surroundings. He’s also translating the feelings of the lonely dinosaur, trapped and roaming in London. There’s no ominous crack in the wall to mark his arrival, but he chalks on the floor with all manner of equations, only distracted by the T-Rex in need. However the dino bursting into flames propels him into the plot of Deep Breath.

At the centre of this first episode are cyborgs and a ‘dino-murder,’ although they feel like two separate tales.

One of the best scenes was a two-hander between the Doctor, dressed in a bedraggled nightgown and a tramp in an alleyway. Here we learn he’s confounded by his new appearance. He’s aged, he’s grey and -and he speaks Scottish (David Tennant must be jealous).

“Look at the eyebrows. These are attack eyebrows. You could take bottle-tops off with these!” he gasps.

A restaurant scene with Clara and the Doctor sparkles with the chemistry between Capaldi and Coleman as they bicker over a newspaper ad that has drawn them to lunch. But this is a most deceptive of restaurants where the guests are all robots who don’t breath.

“Anything we can do?” she asks.

“How long can you hold your breath?” he replies. In typical Steven Moffat-style, it’s a line that will become more relevant as the plot unfolds.

The restaurant hides a lair of robots turning themselves into humans with body parts, where Clara is left in jeopardy and an action scene ensues. How can one not mention the score that brims with adventure and heightens emotion across the episode? It helps elevate this 80 minute premiere into the realm of the big screen.

The most touching part of the episode involves a nod from past to present that is an inspiring fusion of time travel and sentiment. This has always been a show that messes with our hearts as well as our heads, and why we remain longtime fans.

And is it just me? This new Doctor is also momentarily rude (to the tramp and to the “planet of the pudding brains”) and even leaves Clara in jeopardy with the cyborgs before coming to her rescue. It perhaps makes him more flawed and irascible than his recent predecessors.

Capaldi’s Doctor is a return to “classic” Doctors, putting the relative youth of David Tennant, Christopher Ecclestone and, especially, Matt Smith, behind us. He’s seemingly wiser and definitely paternal. Put all thoughts of any romance between Doctor and companion to one side. I’m happy about that. It always felt to me like Doctor Who was chasing a younger audience with hints of unresolved sexual tension amongst recent cast.

After all these years Doctor Who still brings out the child in us all. With Capaldi, a former child fan himself, its legacy is in good hands.

Doctor Who airs 7:30pm Sundays on ABC.

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Nine News claims 2014 ratings crown over Seven http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/nine-news-claims-2014-ratings-crown-over-seven.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/nine-news-claims-2014-ratings-crown-over-seven.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:55:14 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203951 2014-08-25_0017Nine News has claimed the 2014 ratings year having won 21 weeks of the 40 weeks ratings calendar.

It’s the second year in a row Nine has won, with Seven at just 5 of 26 weeks won.

The victory is all the more sweet given Nine took a gamble on a one-hour news service this year, causing Seven to follow suit (NB: Seven had been experimenting with the 1 hour news before Nine, but hadn’t committed to it year-round).

Nine is averaging 1.158 million viewers for 6 – 6:30pm weeknights in 2014, while Seven News is on 1.129 million.

At 6:30 -7pm Nine is averaging 1.078 million viewers, compared to Seven News/Today Tonight (in various cities) which averages 1.037 million.

Darren Wick, Director of News and Current Affairs, said: “When we regained the ratings lead last year, we made a commitment to continue to work harder than ever to provide Australia’s most comprehensive, most trusted and most reliable news service.

“We listen to our viewers and respond accordingly and are truly humbled they have once again chosen us as their preferred source of evening news.

“To have won back-to-back ratings years is testament to the ongoing hard work and tireless dedication of an extremely talented, professional and passionate team of newsmakers. Everyone in the Nine News family is driven to provide viewers the most relevant, credible and up-to-date news 24 hours a day, wherever it is happening.”

Source: Oztam Consolidated data to 15/08/14, Overnight data from 16/08/14-22/08/14. Week 7-34 2014 v 2013, Mon to Fri. Average Audience. Total People. 5 City Metro.

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Multichannels give Seven the week http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/multichannels-give-seven-the-week.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/multichannels-give-seven-the-week.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:54:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203918 2014-08-25_0041It was another neck and neck battle in the ratings race, with just 0.2% giving Seven the win over Nine.

While Nine won the week in primary channels, it was Seven’s multichannels that pushed them ahead of their foe.

Network:
Seven: 30.0
Nine: 29.8
ABC: 17.6
TEN 17.4
SBS: 5.2

Primary channel:
Nine: 21.2
Seven: 20.7
ABC: 12.6
TEN: 11.1
SBS ONE: 4.2

Multichannels:
7TWO: 5.0
GO!: 4.9
7mate: 4.3
GEM: 3.7
ABC2:3.1
ELEVEN: 3.1
ONE: 3.1
ABC News 24: 1.1
ABC3: 0.9
SBS 2: 0.8
NITV: 0.2

Nine won the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Seven News (Sun: 1.26m) was the top brand for Seven then The X Factor (1.13m), The Force (1.01m) and Sunday Night (969,000).

The Block (Sun: 1.5m) was the top rating show for the week. Nine News (Sun: 1.32m) was next for Nine than Sixty Minutes (1.05m).

Grand Designs Revisited (969,000) was best for ABC followed by Australian Story (876,000) and ANZAC Girls (875,000).

The Bachelor (Thurs: 682,000) topped the week for TEN. The Project 7pm was 638,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 602,000.

Who Do You Think You Are? pulled 411,000 for SBS ONE then Heston’s Great British Food 318,000 and Wild Arabia (274,000).

Nine won Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Seven won Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Both tied for Sunday. ABC defeated TEN on Sunday, Monday and Saturday.

Seven ranked first in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine took Sydney and Melbourne.

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WIN News presenter pours cold water on Ice Bucket Challenge http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/win-news-presenter-pours-cold-water-on-ice-bucket-challenge.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/win-news-presenter-pours-cold-water-on-ice-bucket-challenge.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:52:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203969 2014-08-25_0215WIN News sports presenter Lincoln Humphries has made a name for himself by refusing to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge -but not by being a spoilsport.

On Friday The WIN sports presenter told viewers the challenge had raised over $30m for a very worth cause.

“I’m not saying it isn’t a worthy cause but let’s spread the love,” he said, noting that it was Daffodil Day, and that cancer affects everybody at some stage in their lives.

“Instead of pouring fresh water and wasting ice over your own head, here’s a list of charities and communities in desperate need of fresh drinking water,” he said, listing groups such as The Water Project.

He said he wanted to nominate “everyone, everywhere who has more than what they need to donate what they can to the people who need it most”.

“That’s what charity is about, not putting yourself through mild discomfort with a bucket of ice and water.”

A YouTube clip has attracted over 700,000 views.

Via: Fairfax

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Fairfax rumoured in streaming video service with Nine http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/fairfax-rumoured-in-streaming-video-service-with-nine.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/fairfax-rumoured-in-streaming-video-service-with-nine.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:49:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203959 gtv9dFairfax Media is in discussions with Nine to partner on its upcoming video on-demand service, Stream Co.

The Australian Financial Review reports the boards of both media companies have agreed to invest $50 million each into the new service which will charge consumers $10 a month.

It comes at a time when Seven and TEN are said to be talking to Foxtel’s Presto service, which recently dropped its price to $10 a month.

TEN digital boss Rebekah Horne said earlier this month the free-to-air network was open to partnerships and Foxtel – a joint venture between News Corporation and Telstra – had a thorough grasp of subscription businesses.

A joint deal on Stream Co. will fuel rumours that Fairfax are keen on a full company merge, which both has currently denied.

But The Australian reports Fairfax is contemplating buying shares from Nine’s US hedge fund owner Oaktree Capital.

However Fairfax shareholder Gina Rinehart is said to be more enthusiastic about a merger with TEN in which she owns a 10 per cent stake. Fairfax could merge with TEN if the company sold its underperforming non-core radio division, which suffered a 6 per cent fall in revenues in the last financial year, the newspaper reports.

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Airdate: Brilliant Creatures http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/airdate-brilliant-creatures.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/airdate-brilliant-creatures.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:45:43 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203954 humphriesABC will air a two part doco series, Brilliant Creatures, which profile four Australians who left our shores in the 1950s and 60s and became cultural success stories in London or New York.

They are satirist Barry Humphries, art critic Robert Hughes, feminist and academic Germaine Greer and poet, writer and broadcaster Clive James.

What’s unique about this series is that their remarkable individual and collective stories are authored and presented by Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson, who himself is an intrinsic part of the story. In 1965 Jacobson came to Australia to replace Germaine Greer at the University of Sydney. At one time he was married to an Australian; he also wrote a book about his travels in Australia and has over the years met all four of our key characters.

This ‘Gang of Four’ Australians literally changed the cultural landscape of their homeland from half a world away. Hughes, Humphries, Greer and James were a brilliant quartet of minds, war babies born to the cheerful cultural stillness of the Menzies era, who were the vanguards of enormous cultural change both in Australia and around the world.

They all left Australia as the 1960s beckoned. Germaine Greer wrote a book that literally rocked the planet, and then debated Norman Mailer in New York, winning his undying respect. Robert Hughes revolutionised the way we saw art and culture, and Barry Humphries rewrote the Australian lexicon, putting it back together with an ironic humour that now speaks to the heart of modern Australia.

As for Clive James, he became our favourite cultural critic – the everyman conquering ‘The North Face of Soho’. His 1983 book Brilliant Creatures inspired the title of this series.

Tuesday September 16 and 23 at 8.30pm ABC

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Insight: Aug 26 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/insight-aug-26.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/insight-aug-26.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:44:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203963 insight7This week on SBS, Insight asks when obsession crosses the line, and what distinguishes a passionate, driving obsession from something more serious.

Some days it can take Sandra Pritchard more than 10 minutes to make a cup of tea. The cup isn’t quite right. The tea bag doesn’t go in properly. Sometimes, after more than a dozen attempts, she simply gives up.

Sandra has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

The mum of two is consumed by her illness. She compulsively rearranges, sorts, washes, rinses, checks, touches, wipes.

Around three per cent of Australians experience OCD in their lifetime, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics

And you can’t be “a little bit OCD”. The real thing is debilitating.

Guests include:

Scott Draper
Scott Draper was a former professional tennis and golf player. At the age of 19, he noticed some changes. It would take him three hours to go to bed because he felt compelled to perform a series of rituals like tapping things in multiples of three. Although he no longer does these time consuming rituals, he says he still occasionally feels the urge to revert to his old ways.

Sandra Pritchard
Sandra Pritchard is living proof that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a serious, debilitating illness. An obsession with contamination leaves Sandra washing her hands every few minutes of the day. Simple tasks like cooking or making a cup of tea can be impossible. “I get a lot of misconceptions about what people think OCD is, and they say ‘oh, I’ve got a touch of that’,” she says. “I just think, ‘no, it’s all consuming and there is a difference’.”

Ellie
Sixteen year old Ellie says OCD has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. As a young child she would retrace her steps if they weren’t in perfect symmetry. And these days her OCD has taken a disturbing turn – Ellie is haunted by persistent, intrusive thoughts involving violence against loved ones. “It makes you feel like a pretty horrible person,” she says.

Lucie Swinkels
Lucie Swinkels is very particular. Pegs are colour-coded on the washing line. Handwriting must be meticulously consistent. “I’m also a bit obsessive about the order in which I do things,” Lucie says. “So my dish washing, I do that in a certain order.” She says it makes her feel at ease.

Jessica Grisham
Clinical Psychologist Jessica Grisham says that an obsessions becomes a problem when they’re “interfering, distressing, repugnant – they conflict with your sense of yourself,” she says. “People experience them as very, very upsetting.”

Tuesday at 8.30pm on SBS ONE.

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2014 MTV Video Music Awards: guide http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/2014-mtv-video-music-awards-guide.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/2014-mtv-video-music-awards-guide.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:40:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203914 2014-08-24_0154Beyonce is this year’s recipient of the Video Vanguard Award at Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Australian pop-punk boy band 5 Seconds of Summer will also perform on the VMA stage for the very first time.

VENUE:
The Forum in Inglewood, California.

PERFORMERS:
Ariana Grande
Zedd
Beyonce
Iggy Azalea
Rita Ora
Jessie J
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Maroon 5
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
5 Seconds of Summer

PRESENTERS:
Uzo Aduba
Laverne Cox
Jason Derulo
Nina Dobrev
Lorde
Demi Lovato
Taylor Schilling
Trey Songz
Kim Kardashian

BROADCAST:
Monday August 25 (all times are AEST)
10am Red Carpet
11am MTV 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

NOMINEES:
MTV site is here.

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  • MTV Music Video Awards 2014
  • Four Corners
  • House Husbands
  • The Amazing Race: Aus v NZ
  • Have You Been Paying Attention?
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Saturday 23 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/saturday-23-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/saturday-23-august-2014.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:04:13 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203916 Saturday: 1 SEVEN NEWS 1,005,000 2 ABC NEWS 780,000 3 NINE NEWS 730,000 4 DCI BANKS 686,000 5 FATHER BROWN ABC1 677,000]]> 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 23/08/2014 16/08/2014 Network ABC1 14.5% 13.5% Network ABC2 3.5% 3.5% Network ABC3 0.7% 0.4% Network ABC News 24 1.0% 0.8% Network ABC TTL 19.7% 18.3% Network 7 21.3% 23.4% Network 7TWO 3.5% 3.3% Network 7mate 5.2% 6.1% Network 7 TTL 30.0% 32.8% Network 9 14.7% 18.9% Network GO! 5.6% 3.4% Network Gem 5.4% 5.2% Network 9 TTL 25.8% 27.5% Network TEN 10.7% 11.9% Network ONE 4.1% 2.9% Network ELEVEN 2.8% 2.1% Network TEN TTL 17.6% 17.0% Network SBS ONE 5.5% 3.2% Network SBS 2 1.2% 1.1% Network NITV 0.2% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 7.0% 4.4%
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: 23/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 1,005,000 232,000 327,000 183,000 140,000 124,000
2 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC1 780,000 226,000 252,000 135,000 81,000 87,000
3 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 730,000 212,000 241,000 133,000 72,000 72,000
4 DCI BANKS-EV Network ABC1 686,000 192,000 192,000 145,000 71,000 87,000
5 FATHER BROWN-EV Network ABC1 677,000 217,000 199,000 113,000 71,000 76,000
6 WHEN JULIA MET THE DOCTOR (SHORT)-EV Network ABC1 569,000 182,000 181,000 112,000 47,000 47,000
7 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Network 9 514,000 170,000 165,000 71,000 50,000 58,000
8 GARDENING AUSTRALIA-EV Network ABC1 490,000 116,000 164,000 90,000 66,000 55,000
9 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 2 LIVE Network TEN 486,000 228,000 65,000 131,000 24,000 39,000
10 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 433,000 347,000 86,000
11 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PRE MATCH Network 7 395,000 332,000 63,000
12 NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE Network 9 393,000 98,000 102,000 88,000 43,000 61,000
13 GETAWAY Network 9 391,000 105,000 149,000 62,000 45,000 29,000
14 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 2 POST-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 368,000 165,000 42,000 93,000 21,000 48,000
15 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 331,000 79,000 99,000 76,000 39,000 39,000
16 M-THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION THE WITCH AND THE Network 7 321,000 132,000 119,000 70,000
17 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE Network 7 304,000 71,000 110,000 58,000 31,000 34,000
18 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 2 PRE-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 300,000 149,000 36,000 79,000 15,000 21,000
19 DIE HARD 4.0 RPT Network TEN 294,000 76,000 72,000 57,000 44,000 44,000
20 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PRE GAME Network 7 288,000 220,000 68,000

 

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: 23/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-AM Network ABC2 244,000 71,000 57,000 58,000 34,000 24,000
2 THOMAS AND FRIENDS-AM Network ABC2 241,000 69,000 53,000 56,000 38,000 26,000
3 CSI: NY -EV Network Gem 241,000 49,000 82,000 51,000 36,000 24,000
4 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 241,000 72,000 62,000 46,000 31,000 29,000
5 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 240,000 69,000 55,000 55,000 37,000 23,000
6 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 217,000 52,000 47,000 53,000 32,000 33,000
7 POCOYO-AM Network ABC2 215,000 51,000 58,000 48,000 29,000 29,000
8 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 214,000 43,000 61,000 58,000 24,000 28,000
9 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 214,000 56,000 53,000 45,000 24,000 36,000
10 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 212,000 51,000 58,000 46,000 28,000 30,000
11 SESAME STREET-AM Network ABC2 210,000 60,000 58,000 49,000 24,000 19,000
12 PLAY SCHOOL-AM Network ABC2 207,000 59,000 63,000 49,000 22,000 14,000
13 PET SUPERSTARS-AM Network ABC2 202,000 56,000 62,000 47,000 24,000 13,000
14 ROOM ON THE BROOM-PM Network ABC2 201,000 56,000 55,000 40,000 29,000 21,000
15 MOTORSPORT: FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD C’SHIP 2014 – QUALIFYING LIVE Network ONE 196,000 47,000 59,000 36,000 22,000 31,000
16 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 194,000 51,000 52,000 46,000 15,000 29,000
17 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 193,000 49,000 56,000 32,000 24,000 32,000
18 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-AM Network ABC2 192,000 55,000 57,000 44,000 18,000 19,000
19 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 191,000 54,000 66,000 26,000 29,000 16,000
20 DRIVER DAN’S STORY TRAIN-PM Network ABC2 191,000 72,000 43,000 32,000 27,000 17,000

 

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 7 388,000 91,000 125,000 70,000 52,000 50,000
2 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Network 9 261,000 91,000 81,000 37,000 26,000 25,000
3 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 258,000 80,000 88,000 36,000 25,000 29,000
4 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 2 LIVE Network TEN 245,000 119,000 33,000 61,000 11,000 21,000
5 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 193,000 156,000 36,000

 

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 7 310,000 76,000 93,000 58,000 42,000 41,000
2 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Network 9 273,000 96,000 86,000 32,000 26,000 33,000
3 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 2 LIVE Network TEN 247,000 118,000 35,000 62,000 10,000 21,000
4 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 226,000 68,000 78,000 35,000 21,000 25,000
5 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 2 POST-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 175,000 81,000 21,000 44,000 8,000 21,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Network 9 182,000 61,000 58,000 25,000 17,000 22,000
2 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 173,000 38,000 49,000 39,000 28,000 18,000
3 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 143,000 32,000 53,000 24,000 16,000 18,000
4 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 2 LIVE Network TEN 125,000 58,000 14,000 34,000 4,000 16,000
5 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 108,000 84,000 24,000

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 23/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: NRL RABBITOHS V COWBOYS FOX SPORTS 1 301,000
2 LIVE: RUGBY UNION: BLEDISLOE CUP GAME 2 FOX SPORTS 2 262,000
3 LIVE: AFL HAWTHORN V GEELONG FOX FOOTY 262,000
4 LIVE: AFL GWS V COLLINGWOOD FOX FOOTY 205,000
5 LIVE: NRL BRONCOS V KNIGHTS FOX SPORTS 1 203,000
6 LIVE: AFL NORTH MELBOURNE V ADELAIDE FOX FOOTY 161,000
7 LIVE: RUGBY UNION: RUGBY CENTRAL FOX SPORTS 2 120,000
8 LIVE: AFL ESSENDON V GOLD COAST FOX SPORTS 3 102,000
9 LIVE: NRL SUPER SATURDAY FOX SPORTS 1 79,000
10 LIVE: FOOTBALL: EPL ASTON VILLA V NEWC FOX SPORTS 1 75,000
11 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 74,000
12 LIVE: AFL: SATURDAY LIVE ON FOX FOX FOOTY 73,000
13 LIVE: AFL WEST COAST V MELBOURNE FOX SPORTS 3 68,000
14 LIVE: RUGBY UNION: RUGBY CENTRAL FOX SPORTS 2 67,000
15 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 62,000
16 LIVE: FOOTBALL: EPL CHELSEA V LEICESTER FOX SPORTS 1 56,000
17 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 56,000
18 NEW TRICKS UKTV 55,000
19 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 45,000
20 SKY RACEDAY EARLY EDITION Sky Racing 44,000

 

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. 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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Emmy Awards 2014: guide http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/emmy-awards-2014-guide.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/emmy-awards-2014-guide.html#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:58:26 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203894 2014-08-24_0006The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards take place on Tuesday (Australian time) with a Live broadcast on FOX8.

They will not be screened on Free to Air but www.emmys.com should be streaming coverage.

The event has changed from Sunday to Monday in the US due to avoid clashes with football and MTV’s VMAs.

Other changes this year include separating the Outstanding Miniseries and Movie categories, plus Reality now split into structured (Antiques Roadshow, MythBusters) and unstructured (Pawn Stars, Duck Dynasty). More conventional Reality shows are already grouped together as Competition (ie. Survivor, Amazing Race).

I’ll tip some wins here for: Breaking Bad, Matthew McConaughey, Julianna Margulies and The Normal Heart.

VENUE:
Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles

HOST:
Seth Meyers

PRESENTERS
• Uzo Aduba
• Scott Bakula
• Halle Berry
• Stephen Colbert
• Bryan Cranston
• Billy Crystal
• Viola Davis
• Zooey Deschanel
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus
• Jimmy Fallon
• Ricky Gervais
• Chris Hardwick
• Woody Harrelson
• Lena Headey
• Katherine Heigl
• Mindy Kaling
• Keegan-Michael Key
• Jimmy Kimmel
• Adam Levine
• Lucy Liu
• Julianna Margulies
• Matthew McConaughey
• Debra Messing
• Joe Morton
• John Mulaney
• Hayden Panettiere
• Jim Parsons
• Jordan Peele
• Amy Poehler
• Julia Roberts
• Andy Samberg
• Liev Schreiber
• Gwen Stefani
• Sofia Vergara
• Kate Walsh
• Kerry Washington
• Allison Williams

BROADCAST (all times are AEST):
Tuesday August 26
6:30am E! Countdown to the Red Carpet
8:00am E! Red Carpet
9:30am FOX8 Red Carpet
10am 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (ends 1:15pm)
7:30pm FOX8 Primetime Emmy Awards replay

Wednesday, August 27th
9:30pm E! “Fashion Police” Emmy/VMA Special

NOMINEES:
Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen

Outstanding TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Las Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Lead Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston
Jeff Daniels
Jon Hamm
Woody Harrelson
Matthew McConaughey
Kevin Spacey

Lead Actress in a Drama
Lizzy Caplan
Claire Danes
Michelle Dockery
Julianna Marguiles
Kerry Washington
Robin Wright

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Idris Elba
Martin Freeman
Mark Ruffalo
Billy Bob Thornton

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter
Minnie Driver
Jessica Lange
Sarah Paulson
Cicely Tyson
Kristen Wiig

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Louis CK
Don Cheadle
Ricky Gervais
Matt LeBlanc
William H Macy
Jim Parsons

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Lena Dunham
Edie Falco,
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Melissa McCarthy
Amy Poehler
Taylor Schilling

Outstanding Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding writing in a drama
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective

Outstanding direction in a drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective

Outstanding writing in a comedy
Episodes
Louis
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Outstanding direction in a comedy
Episodes
Glee
Louie
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Outstanding supporting actor in a TV miniseries or movie
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Martin Freeman, Sherlock
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Outstanding supporting actress in a TV miniseries or movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Outstanding writing in a TV miniseries or movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo
Luther
Sherlock
The Normal Heart
Treme
Outstanding direction in a TV miniseries or movie
American Horror Story: Coven:
Fargo
Fargo
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Sherlock
The Normal Heart

NB: TV Tonight will be blogging Live results on Tuesday morning.

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TEN talking I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here? http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/ten-talking-im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-of-here.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/ten-talking-im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-of-here.html#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:54:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203904 2014-08-24_0105ITV Studios declined to comment to TV Tonight last week on speculation it was in talks with TEN for a local version of I’m A Celebrity Get me Out of Here.

Now the Sunday Telegraph notes that TEN has declined to comment on the same rumour of the show as a potential candidate for 2015.

While the newspaper throws in some potential names (Shane Warne, Kyle Sandilands, Geoffrey Edelsten, Christopher Pyne, Margot Robbie), it’s merely a fantasy list.

TEN CEO Hamish McLennan is rumoured to be a fan of the series, which has enjoyed a whopping 14 seasons in the UK where it has been hosted by Ant & Dec and filmed on the Gold Coast.

The rumours on this format have been around for a while. ITV Studios Australia, under CEO Anita Jacoby, is understood to have been pushing for a local version for some time, including with Foxtel. If it proceeds TEN should try talking to Luke and Wyatt for their version.

With TEN in need of new Reality formats for 2015 following the failure of So You Think You Can Dance, the stars -albeit some of them B-listers- may have aligned.

TEN has also not confirmed it is planning Shark Tank for 2015.

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Julie Ward departing Shine Australia http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/julie-ward-departing-shine-australia.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/julie-ward-departing-shine-australia.html#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:50:54 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203898 julie wardShine’s go-to Executive Producer Julie Ward is parting ways with the production company.

Ward has overseen some of Shine’s biggest live productions including The Voice, The Voice: Kids and So You Think You Can Dance. Her previous credits include Rove Live, Australian Idol, It Takes Two, ARIA Awards .

She was appointed Director of Entertainment in 2010.

“She leaves on the best of terms, we adore her and ­respect her decision,” Shine Australia’s Mark Fennessy told News Corp. “It’s been an incredibly arduous 12-18 months for her … you never have much time to stop. This is about her wanting an extended break and, of course, prioritising time with her family.”

It’s the second key personnel change for The Voice with Nine’s Director of Development and Digital Adrian Swift headed to the ABC as Head of Content and Creative Development.

Julie Ward recently spoke to TV Tonight about The Voice: Kids, saying:

“On reflection I’m really proud of what we and the team have done to work with the families and the kids to give them the respect that we’ve taken from the adult show.

“We’ve really kept in mind that this is a life experience for them, not just a TV show.”

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Ex-Miss Universe Australia swaps catwalks for TV weather http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/ex-miss-universe-australia-swaps-catwalks-for-tv-weather.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/ex-miss-universe-australia-swaps-catwalks-for-tv-weather.html#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:49:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203901 2014-08-24_0039What qualifications do you need to become a TV weather presenter in 2014?

Exactly the same as the ones you needed decades ago: an eye-catching appearance and no relevant qualifications, at least there were none advised by Nine with former Miss Universe Australia Scherri Lee Biggs announced as Nine News Weather Presenter in Perth.

“Scherri Lee is a Perth girl and well known to many Perth people,” said Nine Perth Managing Director, David Mott.​ “She complements our fresh, talented news team.”

“I’m really thrilled to be joining the Nine News team at this very exciting time,” said Biggs. “It’s really taken off over the last year with the introduction of the hourly 6.00pm bulletin and the new breakfast bulletins at 7.00am and 8.30am.”

She replaces Sally Ayhan who announced her departure last month, and will join news presenters Tim McMillan and Libby Stone from mid-September.

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Returning: Nurse Jackie. Airdate: Friends with Better Lives http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/returning-nurse-jackie-airdate-friends-with-better-lives.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/returning-nurse-jackie-airdate-friends-with-better-lives.html#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:45:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203907 2014-08-24_0125Edie Falco is at last returning to ELEVEN with a new season of Nurse Jackie.

Season Six premiered in the US in April and Falco is in the running for an Emmy for her performance.

Sink Or Swim
Jackie’s back to using again, but she’s doing it differently this time: maintaining a clean and sober cover. Meanwhile, Zoey learns that everyone knows about her ‘secret’ relationship with Prentiss.

It’s back at 10:50pm Tuesday September 9th. A little late, given it follows ancient episodes of Sex and the Ciy, but at least you can set your PVR.

ELEVEN also premieres Friends with Better Lives, starring James Van Der Beek, at 9pm on the same night.

Will reveals to his friends — the happily married Bobby and Andi, still- single Kate and sexy couple Jules and Lowell — that he and his wife have finalised their divorce.

This premiered in March but was pulled after 8 episodes. It’s entirely possible Australia will screen the remaining 4 before the US bothers to.

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The Project: Aug 25 – 29 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/the-project-aug-25-29.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/the-project-aug-25-29.html#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:43:55 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203819 2014-08-24_0136Joining Rove McManus, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar this week on The Project are Lou Diamond Phillips, Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers and The Doug Anthony Allstars (well 2 of them anyway).

We catch up with one of our favourite guests, Lou Diamond Phillips. The internationally acclaimed actor has received rave reviews as the King of Siam during the Melbourne season of The King And I. With the Melbourne season about to wrap, Lou drops by for a chat before he departs our shores.

Celebrating 30 years as a solo artist, rocker Jimmy Barnes joins us to talk about his stellar career, which includes 14 studio albums, countless concert tours and a swag of hits. To mark the anniversary, Jimmy has released a new album revisiting some of his biggest hits. We will find out about his latest album and his upcoming national tour.

Award-winning country artist Kasey Chambers drops by to talk about the release of her new album, Bittersweet.

The Doug Anthony Allstars are back. The return of Australia’s favourite comedy trio sees Paul McDermott and Tim Ferguson join forces with their mentor Paul ‘Flacco’ Livingstone. With a national tour in full swing, Paul McDermott joins us at the desk to talk about life on the road and re-uniting with their legion of fans.

We will speak to our US correspondent Hyla in LA with all the gossip from the Emmy Awards.

Plus our regulars Steve Price, Mia Freedman, Todd Sampson, Fifi Box, Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann, Meshel Laurie and Tommy Little join us across the week.

6.30pm weeknights on TEN.

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Doctor Who http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/doctor-who-24.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/doctor-who-24.html#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:30:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203891 2014-08-23_1543Peter Capaldi has landed. Live at 4:50am AEST, 7:40pm Sunday on ABC and available through the day on iview.

  • ANZAC Girls
  • The X Factor
  • The Block
  • Movie: Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Sunday Night
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Friday 22 August 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/friday-22-august-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/friday-22-august-2014.html#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:39:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203889 Friday: 1 NINE NEWS 910,000 2 SEVEN NEWS 908,000 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 877,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 874,000 5 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS 742,000]]> 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 22/08/2014 15/08/2014 Network ABC1 11.4% 11.5% Network ABC2 2.4% 2.9% Network ABC3 1.3% 1.3% Network ABC News 24 1.0% 1.1% Network ABC TTL 16.1% 16.7% Network 7 22.2% 22.3% Network 7TWO 5.7% 5.4% Network 7mate 4.4% 4.7% Network 7 TTL 32.2% 32.4% Network 9 19.1% 19.1% Network GO! 7.0% 8.5% Network Gem 3.4% 2.5% Network 9 TTL 29.5% 30.0% Network TEN 11.0% 9.9% Network ONE 3.6% 2.4% Network ELEVEN 2.8% 3.6% Network TEN TTL 17.4% 15.9% Network SBS ONE 3.6% 4.0% Network SBS 2 1.2% 0.9% Network NITV 0.1% 0.0% Network SBS TTL 4.8% 4.9%

 

 

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:
Friday
Date: 22/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 910,000 305,000 268,000 216,000 64,000 57,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 908,000 243,000 241,000 191,000 120,000 113,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 877,000 289,000 270,000 195,000 65,000 58,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 874,000 248,000 241,000 166,000 120,000 98,000
5 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 742,000 227,000 228,000 169,000 117,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 719,000 258,000 195,000 152,000 54,000 59,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 703,000 232,000 226,000 79,000 70,000 95,000
8 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 595,000 443,000 152,000
9 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 590,000 166,000 190,000 108,000 56,000 70,000
10 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 560,000 147,000 166,000 121,000 56,000 69,000
11 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 550,000 169,000 135,000 102,000 65,000 79,000
12 HOT SEAT Network 9 528,000 178,000 163,000 120,000 34,000 33,000
13 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT RPT Network ABC1 522,000 141,000 153,000 75,000 68,000 85,000
14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 511,000 141,000 168,000 95,000 47,000 61,000
15 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 508,000 143,000 124,000 106,000 77,000 58,000
16 7.30-EV Network ABC1 459,000 150,000 122,000 63,000 62,000 62,000
17 SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 449,000 283,000 166,000
18 QI-6.30 Network ABC1 440,000 118,000 140,000 67,000 56,000 59,000
19 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 431,000 114,000 133,000 78,000 49,000 56,000
20 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL -PRE MATCH Network 9 399,000 287,000 112,000

 

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: 22/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MR. MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM -EV Network GO! 307,000 80,000 112,000 61,000 28,000 26,000
2 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Network 7TWO 306,000 72,000 104,000 43,000 49,000 38,000
3 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 231,000 43,000 78,000 46,000 24,000 40,000
4 CHARLIE AND LOLA-PM Network ABC2 231,000 43,000 76,000 63,000 24,000 24,000
5 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 220,000 49,000 47,000 59,000 29,000 36,000
6 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 218,000 42,000 49,000 65,000 31,000 32,000
7 BEST HOUSES AUSTRALIA Network 7TWO 216,000 71,000 62,000 26,000 32,000 25,000
8 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 212,000 35,000 51,000 70,000 30,000 26,000
9 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 210,000 49,000 67,000 53,000 25,000 16,000
10 POCOYO-AM Network ABC2 209,000 48,000 46,000 54,000 30,000 31,000
11 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 208,000 48,000 46,000 50,000 30,000 34,000
12 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 207,000 28,000 62,000 60,000 32,000 25,000
13 FANTASTIC MR. FOX -EV Network GO! 205,000 60,000 72,000 27,000 25,000 21,000
14 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 205,000 31,000 62,000 58,000 31,000 23,000
15 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 202,000 53,000 43,000 64,000 16,000 26,000
16 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 201,000 39,000 47,000 57,000 29,000 29,000
17 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 201,000 41,000 46,000 64,000 22,000 28,000
18 TIMMY TIME-PM Network ABC2 191,000 47,000 57,000 46,000 24,000 18,000
19 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 187,000 54,000 39,000 48,000 16,000 30,000
20 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 184,000 58,000 37,000 55,000 12,000 22,000

 

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 / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 302,000 82,000 96,000 55,000 35,000 34,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 293,000 69,000 95,000 57,000 40,000 32,000
3 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 289,000 215,000 74,000
4 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 284,000 69,000 100,000 61,000 18,000 36,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 283,000 94,000 88,000 61,000 19,000 21,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 275,000 76,000 112,000 47,000 17,000 23,000
2 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 266,000 189,000 77,000
3 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 265,000 64,000 99,000 54,000 16,000 32,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 256,000 66,000 87,000 47,000 28,000 28,000
5 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 250,000 61,000 85,000 50,000 19,000 34,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 87,000 57,000 29,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 76,000 23,000 30,000 12,000 5,000 5,000
3 SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Network 7 71,000 44,000 27,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 69,000 19,000 28,000 13,000 6,000 4,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 69,000 14,000 27,000 13,000 9,000 6,000

 

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: 22/08/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 MR. MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM -EV Network GO! 307,000 80,000 112,000 61,000 28,000 26,000
2 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Network 7TWO 306,000 72,000 104,000 43,000 49,000 38,000
3 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 231,000 43,000 78,000 46,000 24,000 40,000
4 CHARLIE AND LOLA-PM Network ABC2 231,000 43,000 76,000 63,000 24,000 24,000
5 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 220,000 49,000 47,000 59,000 29,000 36,000
6 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 218,000 42,000 49,000 65,000 31,000 32,000
7 BEST HOUSES AUSTRALIA Network 7TWO 216,000 71,000 62,000 26,000 32,000 25,000
8 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 212,000 35,000 51,000 70,000 30,000 26,000
9 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 210,000 49,000 67,000 53,000 25,000 16,000
10 POCOYO-AM Network ABC2 209,000 48,000 46,000 54,000 30,000 31,000
11 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 208,000 48,000 46,000 50,000 30,000 34,000
12 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 207,000 28,000 62,000 60,000 32,000 25,000
13 FANTASTIC MR. FOX -EV Network GO! 205,000 60,000 72,000 27,000 25,000 21,000
14 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 205,000 31,000 62,000 58,000 31,000 23,000
15 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 202,000 53,000 43,000 64,000 16,000 26,000
16 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 201,000 39,000 47,000 57,000 29,000 29,000
17 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 201,000 41,000 46,000 64,000 22,000 28,000
18 TIMMY TIME-PM Network ABC2 191,000 47,000 57,000 46,000 24,000 18,000
19 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 187,000 54,000 39,000 48,000 16,000 30,000
20 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 184,000 58,000 37,000 55,000 12,000 22,000

 

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. 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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Gallery: Farewell True Blood http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/gallery-farewell-true-blood.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/gallery-farewell-true-blood.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:58:47 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203866 2014-08-23_0124

It was a wild and sexy ride, but on Monday, True Blood comes to an end after 7 seasons.

Rarely are shows as theatrical as this gothic tale in the Deep South. It was full of fantasy, horror, sex and metaphors, with a romantic triangle for Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård.

Together with Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, and Joe Manganiello, Bon Temps was a hotbed of life, death and lust. As a cable series it rode a wave of sex and gore on the screen, under creator Alan Ball, before many that would follow.

Not every season was perfect. S5 featuring Christopher Meloni in the Vampire Authority’s bunker was an endurance. But then it bounced back.

Special mention to Australia’s own Ryan Kwanten, and a season appearance by Grant Bowler.

For the final episode the show is teasing either ‘true love’ or ‘true death.’

You can catch the episode 3:30pm Monday on Showcase.

Here are some of the faces we’ll remember….

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FOX sets sights on Jack Irish remake http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/fox-sets-sights-on-jack-irish-remake.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/fox-sets-sights-on-jack-irish-remake.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203847 ji_guy_pearce_plays_jack_irishABC’s Jack Irish telemovies, starring Guy Pearce, look set for a US remake to be set in Boston.

FOX has ordered the script for a pilot for a one-hour series adapted from Essential Media and Entertainment’s trio of telemovies, based on the books of Peter Temple.

Essential previous saw its Rake series adapted by FOX with Greg Kinnear, although it did not proceed past 13 episodes.

The script will be written by Anna Fricke (Being Human), who is also the showrunner, and Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Blood and Sand). Essential CEO Chris Hilton will executive produce with Ian Collie and Simonne Overend.

While a Pilot is yet to be approved, the ABC has seen several of its projects cherry-picked for adaptation including The Slap, Rake, The Moodys, Lowdown, Strange Calls and Review with Myles Barlow.

Source: IF

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AFP apologises “unreservedly” to Seven http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/afp-apologises-unreservedly-to-seven.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/afp-apologises-unreservedly-to-seven.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:53:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203841 AFP-RAID-SEVEN-4The Australian Federal Police has apologised “unreservedly” to Seven West Media for the raid on Channel Seven offices in February.

Commissioner T.W. Negus wrote to Seven West Media Chairman Kerry Stokes apologising for “unnecessary reputational damage to Seven” arising from the execution of search warrants, related to the Schapelle Corby case.

The AFP apologised saying neither Seven, its employees or officers were ever suspected of a criminal matter, noting that Seven had fully cooperated with the investigation.

This follows the quashing of warrants in the Federal Court.

The apology has been accepted by Seven, with words in stark contrast to those issued earlier this year.

Kerry Stokes said: “We appreciate the extensive apology from the Australian Federal Police for the incident that occurred in February this year.

“At Seven, we understand fully that from time to time mistakes are made and this acknowledgement adds to the recognition and respect we have for the 6,000 members of the AFP who dedicate their lives to protecting Australia.

“No better example of that can be found in the recent Ukraine crisis when not only was the AFP instantly there when needed but totally prepared to put their own lives at risk and to enter a war zone unarmed.

Seven’s statement indicated it continued to ‘respect our friends at the AFP.’

“We look forward to continuing to work with them and where possible assist them in their important tasks.

Seven’s statement even noted  an “excellent relationship is Border Security, our award-winning hard-edged real life documentary series which continues to go from strength to strength in its twelfth series, highlighting these areas of contemporary relevance for all Australians.”

I guess that settles that!

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Trio departs Mythbusters after 10 years http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/trio-departs-mythbusters-after-10-years.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/trio-departs-mythbusters-after-10-years.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:50:54 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203852 mybMythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have announced that three of their build team will not be returning for the 2015 season.

Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara have been with the series for around a decade.

Byron has been with Mythbusters since 2003, Bellici joined in 2004, and Imahara in 2005.

All three took to Twitter to thank fans and the show.

Byron wrote, “After a decade of the Mythbusters, we are no longer with the show. Thank you to all the fans who have supported us. The show is taking a new direction. It was an amazing run. I learned so much about myself and the world. I love you all @MythBusters. I am sad for an ending but there will be exciting new adventures for us.”

“Thanks @MythBusters for allowing us to teach science in a whole new way. Also, explosions. Now, on to the next adventure!” said Imahara.

Belleci added, “It’s been an amazing ride for 10 years! We couldn’t have done it without you guys. You’re the best fans anyone could wish for. Thank you.”

Next season the show returns to its origins with just Savage and Hyneman. Despite the mutual admiration we may hear more detail on this one later…

Source: Zap2It

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Chrissie Swan as guest reporter on ACA http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/chrissie-swan-as-guest-reporter-on-aca.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/chrissie-swan-as-guest-reporter-on-aca.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:45:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203856 2014-08-22_1946Chrissie Swan will step into A Current Affair as a special guest reporter on Monday night.

Swan, who recently gave an interview to Tracy Grimshaw will present a story on a mother and son who are both battling illness.

In one of the show’s feelgood moments, volunteers will help the family in need.

The appearance could well mark the beginning of a longer relationship with Nine for the former TEN star.

Monday at 7pm on Nine.

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It’s the Hancock Prospecting Pan Pacs http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/its-the-hancock-prospecting-pan-pacs.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/08/its-the-hancock-prospecting-pan-pacs.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:44:07 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=203859 2014-08-22_2359I can’t not make mention of the exquisite titling of the Hancock Prospecting Pan Pacific Swimming Championships currently screening on ONE.

Hancock Prospecting is of course, the resources company chaired by Gina Rinehart, who also happens to be a board member of Network TEN.

As it turns out the title is not one imposed by TEN, with Hancock Prospecting actually a naming-rights sponsor of the Pan Pacs on the Gold Coast.

So it doesn’t mean we will suddenly be seeing Hancock Prospecting Eyewitness News or Hancock Prospecting’s MasterChef.

Although there could be something in Hancock Prospecting’s Family Feud.

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