TV Tonight http://www.tvtonight.com.au Australia's leading TV blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:43:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Margaret Pomeranz joins Foxtel http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/margaret-pomeranz-joins-foxtel.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/margaret-pomeranz-joins-foxtel.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:58:18 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216154 2015-01-28_1309Esteemed film critic Margaret Pomeranz has joined Foxtel Movies Masterpiece and upcoming Foxtel Arts channel.

She will co-host a new weekly program, SCREEN, with respected actor / director / producer / journalist Graeme Blundell.

SCREEN is described as a panel show covering movies, television and online with guests and special interviews.

On Masterpiece, she will also present a weekly movie of her choice each Wednesday from 8.30pm March 4th.

“I look forward to joining Foxtel and am thrilled to share my passion for film with viewers and movie fans all around the country. While movies are my first love, I am also genuinely excited to be working with Graeme and getting my teeth into the exciting television and online environment which is so diverse, popular and ever changing,” she said.

Graeme Blundell, who currently writes Television for The Australian newspaper, also joins the Foxtel Arts channel in addition to his hosting duties on Masterpiece and FOX Classics channels.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel Executive Director of Television said, “We are delighted that Margaret has found her new home at Foxtel. As Australia’s most revered film critic, Margaret is the perfect fit for our Foxtel Movies Masterpiece and Foxtel Arts channel, where she will continue to deliver her enthusiasm for film to our arts and entertainment audience.”

“As the first local commission on Foxtel’s new Arts channel, SCREEN will see the partnership of Margaret with legendary television critic Graeme Blundell and together, they will create new magic for Foxtel viewers.”

Foxtel Arts replaces STUDIO with content including opera and ballet productions, theatre, dance, cabaret, classical and contemporary performance, documentary, cinema, literature, music, visual art, artists and the history of ideas and techniques from which art is created.

It will launch in late March.

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Shark Tank http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/shark-tank.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/shark-tank.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:57:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215935 2015-01-28_1401In every pitch there is great jeopardy. How well can you present your case? Is it original? is it just a flash in the pan? Do we have faith in you as much as your idea?

These are part of the core questions that underpin Shark Tank, TEN’s adaptation of the US series which itself was a reworking of Dragon’s Den.

Seven flirted with a local Dragon’s Den hosted by Andrew O’Keefe back in 2008. ABC and Pay TV have also been screening the UK edition. But Survivor producer Mark Burnett revamped the format with more zing, more aggression and drama.

The dragons are now sharks but they circle the pitch -an invention or business proposal- with as much fire, albeit sometimes with searing precision rather than open flame.

The sharks in TEN’s series are showcased as self-made success stories, Janine Allis (Boost Juice), Andrew Banks (Talent2), Steve Baxter (internet pioneer), John McGrath (McGrath Estate Agents) and Naomi Simson (RedBalloon). Between them they oversee properties worth squillions of money. I guess Murdoch, Packer and Rinehart declined an offer to step out from the Board room to being on camera (yes ok, technically none of them are actually on the Board anymore).

Shark Tank is like The New Inventors on steroids. Instead of gadgets being presented and scored, here everything is a business proposition. Will you put $20,000 into my company for 10% equity? Each candidate presents an invention or scheme that has promise but needs investment to go to the next level. How much they ask for, and what they offer in return, is up to them.

Crucially, the sharks are all playing with their own money. This gives the format enormous credibility, as opposed to simply giving away network cash. But the drama doesn’t end there. While you’re watching the candidate sweat over whether someone will back them, the tables are turned when more than one shark wants in. A “feeding frenzy” begins when sharks begin to outbid one another, with more cash, less equity, simply because they believe in an idea. The inventor suddenly finds themselves playing the sharks off against one another, or counter-offering to get a better deal. The first episode has some great knife-edge moments, maximised by MasterChef-style drama (and commercial breaks, dammit!).

There are four cases in the first episode. Without giving anything away one idea will make you laugh in delight, another will leave you scratching your head because of its lunacy, and another will leave you awe-struck at how cool the invention is -the latter triggers a feeding frenzy. On more than one occasion I had a smile on my face, and several times I was infuriated that my streaming video preview was pausing because I was so drawn to seeing who would blink first in the negotiation poker game….

The sharks have been well-cast. They are articulate, open, and sometimes deceptively devilish. It’s hard to know who will emerge as a breakout star but John McGrath may well give Apprentice boss Mark Bouris a run for his money with female viewers.

Sarah Harris narrates at arm’s length distance, rather than being present with the cast. In what is an increasing genre trend to let the drama tell the story, it’s a bit ancillary to warrant much more enthusiasm. There are also those cliche recaps that 95% of the audience must endure in case another 5% joined in after the last commercial break. I really wish TV would make them catch up and not slow me down…

Shark Tank isn’t like anything else being produced in Australia right now, and that’s what makes this an energetic addition to TEN’s schedule. You’ll find yourself asking what you would do in the shoes of the sharks or the fishermen getting most creative with their bait.

Either way the first episode had me hooked.

Can we have a format with producers pitching shows to TV execs next, please?

Shark Tank premieres 8pm Sunday February 8 on TEN.

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Network feud over Family Feud ratings http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/network-feud-over-family-feud-ratings.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/network-feud-over-family-feud-ratings.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:55:10 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216150 2015-01-21_0116The February TV war is heating up with Nine questioning the ratings success of TEN’s game show Family Feud, which moves to six nights a week from Sunday.

TEN programmer Beverley McGarvey has previously said, “Australians have fallen in love with Family Feud, making it the most-watched game show on commercial television.”

But while Hot Seat and Million Dollar Minute may arguably be deemed quiz shows -and technically not game shows- Nine head of programming Andrew Backwell suggests the show’s ratings, derived from a simulcast on TEN, ELEVEN and ONE, are nothing to get excited about.

“I don’t really talk down our opposition but if you look at Family Feud the interesting thing is it does half the numbers that Seven and Nine do in the slot. Nine does 1m to 1.2m with the News nationally. Family Feud does 500,000 – 550,000 across three channels,” he told TV Tonight.

“So this is touted as one of the biggest hits on Channel TEN? It does half of what Channel Nine does in the slot and it’s across three channels.

“If you look at the share in the slot, you wouldn’t be touting it as a big success.”

TEN maintains Family Feud has given the network its biggest audience in the 6pm to 6.30pm weekdays timeslot in more than five years. But Backwell points to increased costs involved too.

“Personally I think they’re getting a bit ahead of themselves on the success of the show. In the slot (compared to) what they had there previously, obviously they have grown their audience there, but it’s a local production so they have grown their cost-base in that slot compared to what they had there previously. So your cost base goes up and your audience goes up a small amount,” he says.

“I think it’s done OK but I think people have gotten ahead of themselves about its huge success.

“If everything on Channel TEN is half of Channel Nine I’m more than happy.”

TEN’s Beverley McGarvey says the show is working and has no plans to end its simulcast roadblocking, despite calls for multichannels to offer alternative content.

“It works and it would be crazy for us to on-pick something that works. We have a very robust schedule on ELEVEN and ONE, we offer a lot of first-run content and a lot of Australian content,” she told TV Tonight.

“People engage with Family Feud and it works as a triple test. It’s half an hour a day and we have no plans in the short term to make any changes there.”

This week Nine also premiered The Block on both Nine and GEM to 860,000 viewers.

Family Feud begins on Sunday nights from 6pm this weekend.

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ABC clean sweep at AACTA craft awards http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/abc-clean-sweep-at-aacta-craft-awards.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/abc-clean-sweep-at-aacta-craft-awards.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:51:46 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216159 2014-06-14_2307ABC titles scored a clean sweep at the AACTA craft awards earlier this week, winning for shows including The Code, The Broken Shore, Black Comedy, Carlotta and ANZAC Girls.

Best Children’s Television Series
The Flamin’ Thongs ABC3.

Best Direction in a Television Light Entertainment or Reality Series went to
Beck Cole and Craig Anderson, Black Comedy episode 3. ABC

Best Cinematography in Television
Martin McGrath ACS, The Broken Shore. ABC.

Best Editing in Television
Deborah Peart ASE, The Code episode 1. ABC.

BestOriginal Music Score in Television
Roger Mason The Code episode 1. ABC.

Best Sound in Television
Tom Heuzenroeder, Des Kenneally, Belinda Trimboli and Pete Best ANZAC Girls, episode 6, ABC.

Best Production Design in Television
Murray Picknett Carlotta, ABC.

Best Costume Design in Television
Jenny Miles Carlotta, ABC.

Best Documentary Television Program
Tender, ABC.

AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said: “Once again, the 4th AACTA Awards Luncheon presented by Deluxe served as a great celebration of the talented people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to painstakingly create Australia’s finest screen productions. The Luncheon has quickly become an industry favourite on the annual calendar, and this year is an even bigger celebration given AFI | AACTA’s expanded Awards and professional development events, including two days of Meet the Makers events with nominees in addition to our two major Awards events.

“We congratulate all winners announced today, and encourage all film and television fans to tune in to see who will be awarded at the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony, televised on Network TEN Thursday night.”

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MEAA concern over foreign crews hired for Cricket World Cup http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/meaa-concern-over-foreign-crews-hired-for-cricket-world-cup.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/meaa-concern-over-foreign-crews-hired-for-cricket-world-cup.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216127 tv-cameraMore concern over foreign crews working in Australia this week with the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance reporting it is concerned that the company contracted to broadcast the Cricket World Cup may be attempting to breach Australia’s tough migration regulations.

Singapore-based Broadcast Solutions is reportedly seeking Indian and South African camera operators to broadcast the event and requesting these workers apply for the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400).

MEAA’s director of crew and sport, Mal Tulloch, says: “MEAA is not aware of Broadcast Solutions making a genuine attempt to engage local crew. This is a serious concern. Australian crew pride themselves on delivering quality broadcasts of some of the biggest sporting events in the world to Australian and international viewers. They should be given the first opportunity to work at a local event.”

It follows a government proposal to relax requirements for Temporary Work (Entertainment) Visas in Australia which has triggered industry debate.

Source: Mediaweek

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tenplay joins Apple TV http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/tenplay-joins-apple-tv.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/tenplay-joins-apple-tv.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:48:46 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216177 2015-01-28_1418TEN digital platform, tenplay, is now available on Apple TV, with shows from TEN, ELEVEN and ONE.

Chief Digital Officer, Rebekah Horne, said: “As TEN launches some of the biggest and most compelling entertainment, drama, comedy and sport programs in 2015, our priority with tenplay is to put viewers in control by giving them access to new and established television shows including I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia, Shark Tank, MasterChef Australia, The Bachelor Australia and many, many more – whenever they choose.

“Available on web, iOS and other platforms, Apple TV is a significant step in tenplay’s cross-platform strategy and a great opportunity for streaming growth. In its first year, tenplay became one of the most popular online and mobile entertainment platforms in Australia with more than one million app downloads. Streaming on mobile and tablets now accounts for 50% of our streams and we look forward to more growth in 2015,” she said.

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Gallipoli v Downton v Broadchurch? http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/gallipoli-v-downton-v-broadchurch.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/gallipoli-v-downton-v-broadchurch.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:46:15 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216129 2015-01-28_1339Viewers could be looking at a triple threat from some of TV’s biggest guns if the whispers are true…

Gallipoli vs Downton Abbey vs Broadchurch? Don’t rule it out.

Nine is widely tipped to screen Gallipoli on Sundays but with The House of Hancock also waiting in the wings it isn’t clear if it would air February 8 or 15.  With a major 60 Minutes interview with survivors of the Sydney siege, and The Block, either way Nine could be confident of a strong lead-in.

Seven is yet to confirm its programming for Sundays. Seven also has interviews on the Sydney Siege and is expected to screen My Kitchen Rules. Downton Abbey, which is also due to resume, has traditionally been a Sunday night show for the network.

Meanwhile ABC has confirmed Broadchurch for 8:30pm Sunday February 15, followed by new drama Fortitude. Broadchurch could avoid Gallipoli‘s two hour premiere if the latter starts Feb 8 but would almost surely compete at some point.

Meanwhile TEN has Shark Tank at 8pm Sundays from Feb 15 followed by NCIS: New Orleans at 9pm.

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Airdate: Super Bowl XLIX http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-super-bowl-xlix.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-super-bowl-xlix.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:44:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216132 2015-01-28_1024On Monday morning Seven airs Super Bowl LXIX Live as defending champions the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots.

Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz will perform at the Half Time show. Idina Menzel will perform the national anthem, and John Legend will perform “America the Beautiful” at Pre-Show.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be looking to add to his extraordinary legacy by winning his fourth Super Bowl championship, placing him alongside NFL great Joe Montana.

The Patriots have been embroiled in allegations of deflating the ball during their Championship win over the Colts, adding to the drama around American football’s biggest day.

The last time they met it was a nail-biter two seasons ago with the Seahawks winning 24-23 and Seattle’s highly lauded defence will need to be at its best to repeat the dose.

Seven’s broadcast will be Live direct from Glendale, Arizona, in the US, with NBC’s Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth leading the commentary and Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.

Melbourne 10am Live on 7
Sydney 10am Live on 7
Brisbane 9am Live on 7
Adelaide 9.30am Live on 7
Perth 7am-9am Live on 7mate, 9am Live on 7

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Nine: Queensland Election coverage http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/nine-queensland-election-coverage.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/nine-queensland-election-coverage.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:43:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216141 2015-01-28_1043Nine’s coverage of the Queensland election begins at 6am this Saturday with dedicated programming for Qld viewers from 5pm with Andrew Lofthouse and Melissa Downes, and including Laurie Oakes.

“This is a major decision for Queenslanders and one which will have the full extent of our resources and expertise,” Mike Dalton, Director of Nine News Queensland, said. “Nine is the only commercial network to present its coverage on a primary channel and we’ll ensure that when results are known our viewers will see it first.”

Starting with Weekend Today live from 6.00am with a special hour dedicated to the latest Queensland news from 9.00am to 10.00am, hosts will cross to Nine News reporters on location in key electorates where constituents will be arriving to cast their vote.

Nine News will have extended updates throughout the day detailing the reactions at the polls, with live coverage from 5.00pm hosted by Andrew Lofthouse and Melissa Downes.

Lofthouse and Downes will be joined in studio by Nine Network Political Editor Laurie Oakes; Peter Beattie, commentator and former Premier; John-Paul Langbroek, State Minister; Jackie Trad, Shadow Minister; Clive Palmer, Palmer United Party; and Spencer Jolly, State political commentator.

At 6.00pm Nine News, hosted by Alison Ariotti in studio and Darren Curtis on location, will provide a full round-up of the day’s events before crossing back to Lofthouse and Downes at 6.30pm for commercial-free coverage as the polls close and counting begins.

Throughout the night Shane Doherty, Nine News State Political Editor, will report from alongside Premier Campbell Newman and LNP stalwarts, while senior reporter Michael Best will update viewers on the fate of State Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Katherine Feeney will be in studio working the 9Technology Touch Screen, interacting with viewers via social media and analysing swings in key seats and battlegrounds.

On location, reporters Phil Willmington, Joel Dry, Ebony Cavallaro, Sophie Walsh, Tim Arvier, Aislin Kriukelis and Claire Hunter will provide updates on voting trends and results as they come to hand.

Qld broadcast times:
6.00am Weekend Today
9.00am Weekend Today – Queensland special
5.00pm Nine News Special – Election 2015: Queensland Decides
6.00pm Nine News
6.30pm Nine News Special – Election 2015: Queensland Decides

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4th AACTA Awards http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/4th-aacta-awards.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/4th-aacta-awards.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00:43 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216146 2015-01-28_1106Australia’s annual Film & TV Awards at the Star Event Centre 8:30pm Thursday on TEN. NB: TV Tonight blogging broadcast results AEDT.

  • We’ll Take Manhattan
  • Inside Story
  • Bad Education
  • Gourmet Farmer
  • Inside Comedy
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Tuesday 27 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/tuesday-27-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/tuesday-27-january-2015.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:27:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216124 Tuesday: 1 SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN 1,783,000 2 NINE NEWS 1,146,000 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 1,132,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 1,025,000 5 SEVEN NEWS 974,000]]> 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 27/01/2015 20/01/2015 Network ABC 12.9% 10.4% Network ABC2 2.9% 3.0% Network ABC3 1.1% 1.1% Network ABC News 24 1.6% 1.3% Network ABC TTL 18.4% 15.8% Network 7 29.9% 22.6% Network 7TWO 5.1% 3.8% Network 7mate 3.1% 3.5% Network 7 TTL 38.1% 29.9% Network 9 16.8% 18.8% Network GO! 3.1% 4.2% Network Gem 2.1% 3.3% Network 9 TTL 22.0% 26.2% Network TEN 10.5% 14.1% Network ONE 3.3% 3.4% Network ELEVEN 2.5% 3.5% Network TEN TTL 16.3% 21.0% Network SBS ONE 4.0% 4.6% Network SBS 2 1.1% 2.3% Network NITV 0.1% 0.2% Network SBS TTL 5.2% 7.1%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 27/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN – NIGHT 9 KYRGIOS V MURRAY Network 7 1,783,000 485,000 700,000 268,000 180,000 150,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,146,000 356,000 387,000 227,000 91,000 84,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,132,000 370,000 377,000 205,000 97,000 83,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,025,000 245,000 359,000 200,000 101,000 120,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 974,000 218,000 276,000 204,000 103,000 173,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 898,000 288,000 260,000 173,000 89,000 88,000
7 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 9 Network 7 883,000 318,000 441,000 123,000 0 0
8 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -TUE Network 9 860,000 223,000 283,000 152,000 89,000 113,000
9 FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP 2015 SEMI FINAL AUS V UAE LIVE-EV Network ABC 730,000 336,000 240,000 0 92,000 61,000
10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 697,000 180,000 226,000 78,000 80,000 134,000
11 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 684,000 202,000 186,000 119,000 82,000 94,000
12 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 621,000 181,000 184,000 125,000 73,000 58,000
13 HOT SEAT -TUE Network 9 614,000 182,000 214,000 143,000 38,000 37,000
14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 486,000 118,000 146,000 105,000 41,000 76,000
15 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 449,000 128,000 133,000 93,000 38,000 57,000
16 NCIS RPT Network TEN 447,000 131,000 117,000 92,000 50,000 55,000
17 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Network TEN 430,000 126,000 121,000 88,000 39,000 56,000
18 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 425,000 96,000 120,000 96,000 49,000 64,000
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 405,000 108,000 91,000 84,000 64,000 58,000
20 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – DAY 9 Network 7 399,000 123,000 135,000 49,000 32,000 59,000

 

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: 27/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 HIGHWAY PATROL-EP.2 Network 7TWO 245,000 67,000 65,000 76,000 24,000 13,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV Network GO! 211,000 59,000 66,000 42,000 13,000 32,000
3 HOOPLA DOOPLA!-PM Network ABC2 208,000 76,000 55,000 30,000 28,000 18,000
4 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 206,000 52,000 67,000 39,000 24,000 24,000
5 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-EV Network ABC2 205,000 67,000 45,000 46,000 25,000 23,000
6 READY, STEADY, WIGGLE!-PM Network ABC2 203,000 80,000 43,000 34,000 35,000 12,000
7 HIGHWAY PATROL Network 7TWO 203,000 60,000 55,000 58,000 16,000 14,000
8 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 198,000 57,000 51,000 38,000 28,000 25,000
9 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 197,000 57,000 60,000 37,000 22,000 21,000
10 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-PM Network ABC2 197,000 71,000 59,000 25,000 22,000 20,000
11 LAH-LAH’S ADVENTURES (MUSIC CLIPS)-PM Network ABC2 196,000 79,000 44,000 29,000 30,000 14,000
12 PETER RABBIT-AM Network ABC2 192,000 75,000 48,000 37,000 15,000 17,000
13 CHARLIE AND LOLA-EV Network ABC2 192,000 65,000 33,000 43,000 27,000 23,000
14 BING-AM Network ABC2 188,000 53,000 70,000 19,000 10,000 35,000
15 JUSTINE CLARKE: SONGS TO MAKE YOU SMILE-PM Network ABC2 187,000 69,000 54,000 26,000 21,000 16,000
16 M*A*S*H EP 2 RPT Network ONE 186,000 48,000 58,000 48,000 15,000 17,000
17 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 183,000 67,000 43,000 36,000 15,000 22,000
18 SMALL POTATOES!-AM Network ABC2 182,000 54,000 65,000 22,000 11,000 28,000
19 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7TWO 181,000 58,000 55,000 49,000 19,000 0
20 THAT ’70S SHOW-EV Network ABC2 181,000 27,000 37,000 90,000 12,000 16,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN – NIGHT 9 KYRGIOS V MURRAY Network 7 756,000 222,000 303,000 106,000 75,000 49,000
2 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -TUE Network 9 495,000 101,000 182,000 88,000 54,000 70,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 428,000 130,000 144,000 78,000 37,000 39,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 416,000 117,000 148,000 79,000 28,000 44,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 373,000 104,000 125,000 71,000 37,000 37,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN – NIGHT 9 KYRGIOS V MURRAY Network 7 721,000 217,000 298,000 101,000 63,000 43,000
2 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -TUE Network 9 463,000 99,000 168,000 84,000 51,000 62,000
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 9 Network 7 361,000 125,000 181,000 55,000 0 0
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 358,000 108,000 112,000 64,000 34,000 40,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 345,000 92,000 115,000 66,000 26,000 47,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUST OPEN – NIGHT 9 KYRGIOS V MURRAY Network 7 497,000 151,000 197,000 72,000 47,000 30,000
2 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -TUE Network 9 325,000 74,000 121,000 55,000 36,000 38,000
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 9 Network 7 244,000 85,000 111,000 48,000 0 0
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 206,000 63,000 71,000 26,000 22,000 24,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 196,000 48,000 73,000 29,000 14,000 30,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 27/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: AUS V UAE FOX SPORTS 4 362,000
2 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP HUB FOX SPORTS 4 150,000
3 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP HUB FOX SPORTS 4 100,000
4 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 68,000
5 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 66,000
6 CALL THE MIDWIFE BBC First 60,000
7 FAMILY GUY FOX8 60,000
8 EASTENDERS UKTV 60,000
9 CORONATION STREET UKTV 58,000
10 RBT FOX8 51,000
11 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? UKTV 48,000
12 FAMILY GUY FOX8 47,000
13 HI-5 HOUSE Nick Jr. 46,000
14 QI UKTV 45,000
15 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN FEAST FOX SPORTS 4 45,000
16 CLARENCE Cartoon Network 43,000
17 LAB RATS Disney Channel 43,000
18 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW UKTV 43,000
19 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 41,000
20 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 40,000

 

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How Nine won the battle for Gallipoli over the ABC http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/how-nine-won-the-battle-for-gallipoli-over-the-abc.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/how-nine-won-the-battle-for-gallipoli-over-the-abc.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:58:13 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216098 2014_04_Gallipoli Ep4BSc18-20_0005It really would have made perfect sense for the Gallipoli miniseries to have been on the ABC.

The 100th commemoration of the event would be been right at home as a Drama on our national broadcaster.

Producer John Edwards had always presumed the ABC would be the natural home for the 8 part miniseries.

But when Endemol asked networks to pitch their case for the series he got quite the surprise.

“I suppose we’d had that prejudice,” he says of the ABC as the logical broadcaster.

“But Nine’s pitch was so overwhelming and thorough, serious and committed. Nine’s view was they wanted to be the broadcaster of big events, the things that matter.

“We basically said to everybody, ‘If you want it you tell us. Give us your marketing plan.’

“Around the foyer of Nine there were these beautiful posters of Gallipoli artwork, with a soldier in the mist and the words ‘The Television Event of the Century’ and an Airdate on it.

“I stepped out of the lift on the third floor at Channel Nine and there were 2 soldiers in period dress saluting us, marching us down the corridor to the Board Room. The doors open with the Nine execs sitting there with rosemary in their lapels, billy tea, damper, ANZAC biscuits and then they presented us –in the same logo as the poster- a 27 page marketing book with their plans.

“Michael Healy’s words were, ‘Is it clear that we want it?’”

Nine’s aggression in landing the series, was contrasted by a lacklustre meeting with the ABC.

“We went to the ABC they said ‘Oh we thought this was a meeting about the next meeting…’ We’d already had two meetings. And it was in writing!”

The rest is, pardon the pun, history.

The series has been crafted over three years, with writer Christopher Lee creating fictionalised characters based on the history book by Les Carlyon. Edwards says the story has been given an unapologetic point of view.

“The great truth and in fact the poetry of Les’ book is what we’ve set out to try and achieve,” he maintains.

“To make 8 hours of television you need to have people you are following all the way through. Fundamentally we see the story through the eyes of Kodi Smit-McPhee’s character -he and his bunch of mates, and to some extent the people around him.

“On top of that we look particularly through the eyes of Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, the English journalist who was the principal correspondent and critic of the campaign. He was only 34 but he had covered 7 wars.

“There’s also the point of view of the Commander in Chief Sir Ian Hamilton.

“In some stories the British are universally regarded as villains. We don’t see him that way. We see him as a deeply flawed Commander. Under-resourced, way out of his depth, but certainly not maligned or evil.

“We see all of the characters in a great deal of complexity, not just good and bad.”

He maintains the story has only had one key adjustment in its adaptation to television: enabling the various battles to be seen by a core group of characters. In real life the timing of such events meant no single soldier could have witnessed all of the events depicted.

“Being both truthful and accurate in every detail you can is critical to it,” he continues.

“If you are going to tell the whole story there are certain things you need to do. One of them is the dawn landing, the first day, the August offensive, the Armistice. All of the particular things we felt a need to cover.

“If you’re being absolutely literal no one person went through all those things but they only missed it by a few hours.

“They would have had to have landed at 11:00, not dawn. So we’ve had to make a little bit of a twist by a few hours. So we’ve slightly fictionalised a Unit by about four hours.

“You couldn’t have one bunch of characters land at dawn and then not see them again, and start another story with a new bunch of characters.

“That’s the only place where we’ve departed from being absolute sticklers for history.”

Accuracy is central to such a revered chapter in our history. Gallipoli benefits from months of planning following the scripting stage, both for economic benefit and historical accuracy.

“We built a 3D model of the peninsula a metre to the kilometre from Google Earth. It was cut in Styrofoam, with all the mountains, hills and valleys. We worked out where the battles were and we were able to consolidate it into about 5 areas,” says Edwards.

“One of those is a trench system which we visit and redress a couple of times. It’s 90 metres of meandering Australian trench, then below it is a support trench and below that another. Then there is a ‘no mans’s land,’ and across on the other side one Turkish trench.”

In addition to some photography taking place in Turkey, filming was based at 16 Victorian locations near Werribee, Bacchus Marsh, Point Cook and Mt. Eliza doubling as the Gallipoli beach, which even lent itself to the right alignment for the sun.

“The whole point is you land at dawn and the sun has to come up in the right direction. You just can’t be wrong. After the first day it doesn’t really matter, but it does matter on the first day. It’s part of the story.”

Gallipoli also includes some perspective from the Turkish point of view, albeit with less emphasis. Armistice Day scenes finally depict the warring sides finding common ground.

“It was only at the point where they stopped to bury each other’s dead that there was a mutual respect. There was this thing that happened between the two sides where (the Turks) said ‘Your sons are our sons. They are buried here with us,” he explains.

“We felt we had to show that and I think it’s deeply moving part of our story.”

But for all the grand planning and massive marketing, Gallipoli must, like every other series, be put to the test by viewers. Will audiences flock to the series and how will they respond to this viewpoint of a most revered chapter in our history?

A seasoned producer, Edwards isn’t assuming anything.

“We’ve either got it right or wrong. We’ve chosen to tell the story subjectively. It’s a very subjective story.”

Gallipoli premieres soon on Nine.

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TEN gambles on the stars http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/ten-gambles-on-the-stars.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/ten-gambles-on-the-stars.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:55:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216101 2015-01-27_1813TEN’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! premieres on Sunday with some of the biggest buzz of the 2015 season.

But there’s a lot riding on the first week, against My Kitchen Rules and The Block. Even with no Aussies competing in Australian Open men’s final TEN will need to pull a big crowd.

TEN programmer Beverley McGarvey tells TV Tonight there are no easy options, but remains confident it is a viable alternative.

“We’ve launched our schedule on that night for years and we don’t take that decision lightly. But do you go up against the tennis or do you go up against Kitchen Rules? Not an ideal option!” she concedes.

“But what we’re offering is an entertainment schedule, so against an established sports schedule at least it’s different.

“If you had your chance would you go up when Seven and Nine are doing nothing? Of course. But Seven and Nine never do nothing. You have to play the way the game is played.”

TEN has watched on with (mostly) bemusement as audiences and media speculate over the stars that will be thrust into the African jungle, with rumoured names to include everyone from Pamela Anderson to Joel Creasey.

All will be revealed on Sunday, with celebrities emerging from lockdown to learn whom their co-stars are. More celebs will appear across the series, meaning some of the speculated names may not necessarily be core cast -even if they are correct.

“We haven’t revealed exactly how that’s going to work but there is a core cast of 10 people and that much we have revealed. Like any series throughout the season there will be things that happen that are a surprise to the cast. So we don’t want to talk about them until the cast are in lockdown.

“But there will be other people entering, like the British series. It’s a format point of the show.”

Almost everything is ready for the big night. With close to 400 people involved, Celebrity is not a show that comes cheap but TEN knows it has to take risks in order to reap big rewards.

“The set looks amazing. It’s rainy season over there now so it looks really lush and beautiful. We’re finishing the challenges and testing them and everybody is kind of there now, in terms of our people,” she explains.

“Any of the big franchises have hundreds of people working on them.

“You have a lot of people on Production, a lot of Runners, a lot of people looking after the Talent.

“It’s actually more efficient than other genres because you get to amortise the cost of the show and the set etc. across a large number of hours.”

The series has been a long-running hit in the UK but it’s taken some time for ITV to secure an Australian broadcaster, with the format having been shopped to other networks prior to TEN’s announcement.

Aside from new hosts in Julia Morris and Chris Brown and the African jungle backdrop, how will the show differentiate itself for Australian viewers?

“It is Live, it is a Comedy and I think Julia and Chris will really help put that spin on it,” said McGarvey.

“In terms of what will make it Australian, you’ll certainly see some of the ‘yukky’ challenges from the British version but there will be more physical action, because Australians are quite ‘outdoorsy’ and brave. They’re not so afraid of spiders so we need to up the ante a little bit.

“In order for the celebrities to be a fish out of water they can’t be in an Australian landscape. It’s just not challenging enough for them.”

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! premieres Live 6:30pm AEDT on Sunday.

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From Deadline: Gallipoli to Peter Allen http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/from-deadline-gallipoli-to-peter-allen.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/from-deadline-gallipoli-to-peter-allen.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:50:29 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216110 2015-01-27_2105Actor Joel Jackson, to be seen as Charles Bean in Foxtel’s upcoming Deadline: Gallipoli series, has now been cast in Seven’s bio Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door.

Also cast in the Shine Australia drama are Rebecca Gibneyas his mother Marion Woolnough, Sigrid Thornton as Judy Garland, Rob Mills as Allen’s early musical partner Bell, Henri Szeps as agent Dee Anthony, Nick Farnell as Dick Woolnough and Sara West as Liza Minnelli.

Jackson told News Corp, “to be given the unique responsibility of playing two legendary Australians, in Charles Bean and Peter Allen, back-to-back all before I’m 24 is incredible.”

To be written by Justin Monjo and Michael Miller, the project will be directed by Shawn Seet.

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Airdate: Winter. Returning: Grey’s Anatomy. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-winter-returning-greys-anatomy.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-winter-returning-greys-anatomy.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:45:15 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216078 2015-01-27_1605Seven begins its new drama series Winter next week, premiering at 9pm Wednesday night.

Rebecca Gibney, who first appeared as Det. Sgt. Eve Winter in 2014’s telemovie The Killing Field, Rebecca Gibney returns with Peter O’Brien as Detective Inspector Lachlan Mackenzie.

They are joined by

Together, they must solve the chilling murder of young 23-year old mother Karly at a hauntingly beautiful fishing town south of Sydney. On the same night a troubled young girl Indiana (Sara Hope) is hit by a car in Kings Cross.

Enter Federal policeman Jake Harris (Matt Nable) who isn’t keen to share his case; or star witness Indiana, but Eve’s instincts tell her to dig deeper. Meanwhile Lachlan is running a parallel investigation into his own cold case, another murder in the same costal town eight years ago.

Between the picturesque backdrop of the south coast and the busy city of Kings Cross, Eve has to juggle her personal life, professional life and the competing interests of the case. What is the connection between Indiana and Karly? And how are these two related to Lachlan’s cold case? What started as a straight domestic homicide will uncover secrets buried decades deep and push Eve’s team to breaking point.

Next week Seven also returns Grey’s Anatomy with a double episode at 9pm Tuesday February 3rd (likely to be in single eps thereafter).

Previously announced titles for next week include Home and Away, My Kitchen Rules and Better Homes and Gardens.

Sunday February 1
6:30pm Australian Open final

Monday February 2
7:00pm Home and Away
7:30pm My Kitchen Rules
9:00pm Movie: Click

Tuesday February 3
7:00pm Home and Away
7:30pm My Kitchen Rules
9:00pm Grey’s Anatomy dbl ep
11:00pm Scandal

Wednesday February 4
7:00pm Home and Away
7:30pm My Kitchen Rules
9:00pm Winter
10:00pm Criminal Minds rpt
11:00pm Grimm

Thursday February 5
7:00pm Home and Away triple ep
8:30pm Movie: Fatal Honeymoon

Friday February 6
7pm Better Homes and Gardens

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Returning: Australian Story, Four Corners, Media Watch, Q&A http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-australian-story-four-corners-media-watch-qa.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-australian-story-four-corners-media-watch-qa.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:44:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216106 2015-01-27_1824In the 2015 season premiere at 8pm next Monday, Australian Story features Dof Dickinson – one of a new breed of business women out to improve the world.

From her glossy high-end advertising agency in Sydney, Dof committed her resources to make a film about an animal she’d never met. In the process, she met a community she’d never forget – the people of Port Hedland.

“Coming from the fast paced world of advertising, I could never have imagined myself arriving in Port Hedland in this incredible heat, the extreme colours. It’s quite overwhelming, actually. And straightaway I’m thinking to myself, wow, how am I going to get this documentary together and not look like an idiot?” Dof Dickinson.

The Flatback Turtle lives and breeds within one of the busiest shipping ports in the world. When the town’s Mayor, Kelly Howlett, realised that their numbers were declining, she started a support group which became the social centrepiece of a hard-core industrial town.

“If it had been all just protecting the turtle and not letting everyone be a part of it, then it wouldn’t be like it is today. But from the start, having that outlook of, this is our turtle here, how can everyone be involved – now, they’re very protective of it, it’s theirs.” Kelly Howlett, Chair, Care for Hedland.

Mayor Howlett commissioned Dof Dickinson to make a documentary to raise the profile of the endangered animal. With only meagre funds on offer, Dickinson soon found that her growing passion for the Flatbacks was outstripping the budget – but she was hooked.

“I think the documentary was just a total love project as clichéd as it might sound, doing something good and just for the sake of doing it. It’s always about the people, the human moments.” James Sutton, film editor.

After going over-budget by around twenty times, Dickinson and her team produced a stunning film which captures not only the lives of the turtles, but that of the people swept up in the passion and joy.

In the process of making the film, Dof Dickinson also discovered one of the causes of the loss of turtle habitat and is now on a mission to find a solution.

Also returning next Monday are Four Corners, Media Watch and Q & A.

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David Tennant joins Netflix Marvel series http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/david-tennant-joins-netflix-marvel-series.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/david-tennant-joins-netflix-marvel-series.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216082 2015-01-27_1624David Tennant will co-star in Netflix drama series Jessica Jones.

Tennant will play the villainous Kilgrave, in the series which stars Krysten Ritter as a former superhero who opens her own detective agency. She then gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York.

Kilgrave is described as an enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past whose reappearance will trigger shock waves.

The comic book drama is one of four shows with Marvel heroes that Netflix has approved for straight to series.

The former Doctor Who star recently appeared in the FOX remake of Broadchurch, Gracepoint, and has resumed the original role in the UK series.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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The Flash / Arrow http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/the-flash-arrow.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/the-flash-arrow.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216086 2014-12-09_2255It’s a superhero crossover event, with 2 episodes from 7:30pm Wednesday on FOX8.

  • Human Universe with Brian Cox
  • Big Bash League final
  • Rectify
  • The Block
  • The Knick
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Monday 26 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/monday-26-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/monday-26-january-2015.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:51:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216075 Monday: 1 NINE NEWS 1,079,000 2 SEVEN NEWS 1,031,000 3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 1,028,000 4 SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 793,000 5 ABC NEWS 750,000]]> 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 26/01/2015 19/01/2015 Network ABC 10.0% 10.4% Network ABC2 2.5% 2.8% Network ABC3 1.2% 1.1% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 1.0% Network ABC TTL 14.9% 15.3% Network 7 23.6% 17.7% Network 7TWO 6.7% 8.8% Network 7mate 4.6% 3.4% Network 7 TTL 34.9% 29.8% Network 9 16.6% 18.6% Network GO! 3.1% 3.8% Network Gem 4.8% 5.4% Network 9 TTL 24.5% 27.8% Network TEN 13.3% 14.1% Network ONE 3.6% 4.4% Network ELEVEN 2.7% 3.2% Network TEN TTL 19.6% 21.8% Network SBS ONE 4.7% 3.9% Network SBS 2 1.3% 1.3% Network NITV 0.2% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 6.2% 5.3%

 

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:
Monday
Date: 26/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,079,000 365,000 362,000 238,000 114,000 0
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,031,000 280,000 279,000 232,000 104,000 136,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,028,000 326,000 286,000 208,000 97,000 112,000
4 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 8 Network 7 793,000 252,000 319,000 139,000 83,000 0
5 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 750,000 223,000 248,000 110,000 76,000 93,000
6 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 654,000 222,000 154,000 113,000 66,000 99,000
7 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 5 SESSION 1 Network 9 640,000 170,000 191,000 136,000 64,000 78,000
8 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 5 SESSION 2 Network 9 568,000 140,000 175,000 150,000 58,000 45,000
9 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 549,000 139,000 137,000 127,000 82,000 64,000
10 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – DAY 8 Network 7 504,000 157,000 178,000 84,000 34,000 52,000
11 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 499,000 166,000 136,000 79,000 58,000 60,000
12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 496,000 139,000 130,000 113,000 54,000 60,000
13 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 8 – LATE Network 7 457,000 120,000 216,000 73,000 48,000 0
14 MODERN FAMILY: AUSTRALIA RPT Network TEN 448,000 161,000 110,000 75,000 58,000 44,000
15 QI RPT Network ABC 445,000 143,000 131,000 60,000 53,000 59,000
16 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 416,000 125,000 112,000 70,000 62,000 47,000
17 GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADDRESS-EV Network ABC 406,000 106,000 147,000 65,000 39,000 49,000
18 GRAND DESIGNS RPT Network ABC 406,000 112,000 140,000 60,000 50,000 44,000
19 AUSTRALIA RPT Network TEN 391,000 115,000 131,000 47,000 50,000 47,000
20 SUNRISE Network 7 374,000 105,000 74,000 115,000 37,000 43,000

 

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: 26/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 JUDGE JOHN DEED Network 7TWO 274,000 73,000 113,000 45,000 42,000 0
2 MIDSOMER MURDERS -EV Network Gem 254,000 60,000 68,000 45,000 45,000 35,000
3 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD Network 7TWO 245,000 80,000 82,000 41,000 27,000 15,000
4 AMERICAN RESTORATION Network 7mate 218,000 62,000 72,000 43,000 16,000 25,000
5 PETER RABBIT-AM Network ABC2 201,000 58,000 26,000 47,000 22,000 49,000
6 LAH-LAH’S ADVENTURES-AM Network ABC2 201,000 54,000 26,000 52,000 31,000 37,000
7 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 199,000 56,000 21,000 54,000 27,000 41,000
8 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 193,000 49,000 44,000 31,000 26,000 42,000
9 AMERICAN PICKERS Network 7mate 187,000 53,000 66,000 30,000 19,000 20,000
10 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 184,000 50,000 32,000 42,000 26,000 34,000
11 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? -EV Network Gem 184,000 42,000 60,000 35,000 31,000 16,000
12 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 184,000 24,000 68,000 52,000 32,000 8,000
13 PAWN STARS Network 7mate 181,000 57,000 55,000 38,000 16,000 16,000
14 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-EV Network ABC2 179,000 30,000 71,000 31,000 25,000 23,000
15 SESAME STREET-AM Network ABC2 178,000 52,000 37,000 32,000 30,000 28,000
16 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 178,000 49,000 17,000 38,000 30,000 42,000
17 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 176,000 51,000 25,000 26,000 30,000 45,000
18 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 174,000 46,000 22,000 38,000 26,000 42,000
19 THOMAS AND FRIENDS-AM Network ABC2 172,000 48,000 18,000 34,000 31,000 42,000
20 CHARLIE AND LOLA-EV Network ABC2 170,000 30,000 72,000 30,000 21,000 17,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 429,000 129,000 159,000 93,000 47,000 0
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 367,000 122,000 81,000 82,000 34,000 49,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 348,000 144,000 79,000 64,000 26,000 35,000
4 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 8 Network 7 316,000 109,000 120,000 58,000 29,000 0
5 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 5 SESSION 2 Network 9 283,000 69,000 89,000 75,000 28,000 22,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 338,000 97,000 131,000 70,000 41,000 0
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 323,000 109,000 74,000 74,000 28,000 38,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 308,000 128,000 68,000 63,000 20,000 29,000
4 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 8 Network 7 289,000 100,000 108,000 52,000 28,000 0
5 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 5 SESSION 2 Network 9 241,000 54,000 74,000 70,000 25,000 18,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 189,000 66,000 50,000 34,000 14,000 24,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 188,000 60,000 73,000 32,000 23,000 0
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 8 Network 7 184,000 60,000 71,000 31,000 22,000 0
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 174,000 78,000 45,000 27,000 10,000 13,000
5 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 5 SESSION 1 Network 9 160,000 39,000 47,000 35,000 16,000 23,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 26/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: SF#1 FOX SPORTS 4 128,000
2 TOP GEAR BBC Knowledge 84,000
3 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 79,000
4 COAST AUSTRALIA History Channel 67,000
5 DOUBLE YOUR HOUSE FOR HALF THE MONEY LifeStyle Channel 66,000
6 NEW TRICKS UKTV 64,000
7 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 63,000
8 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 59,000
9 DANCE MOMS LifeStyle YOU 58,000
10 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP HUB FOX SPORTS 4 57,000
11 CORONATION STREET UKTV 55,000
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 51,000
13 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 50,000
14 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP HUB FOX SPORTS 4 48,000
15 QI UKTV 48,000
16 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Foxtel Movies Premiere 48,000
17 FAMILY GUY FOX8 46,000
18 TOP GEAR BBC Knowledge 46,000
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 44,000
20 THOR: THE DARK WORLD Foxtel Movies Premiere 43,000

 

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Nine confirms new ‘stripped’ food format http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/nine-confirms-new-stripped-food-format.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/nine-confirms-new-stripped-food-format.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:58:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216063 2015-01-26_2217aEXCLUSIVE: Seven’s My Kitchen Rules returns next week but Nine has now confirmed its intention to return to the food genre with a new format.

Nine’s Director of Programming and Production Andrew Backwell confirmed a recent TV Tonight rumour, saying, “I’m happy to say that Endemol is producing a new food show for Channel Nine. It’s in the late stages of development and will start shooting shortly.

“It’s a ‘stripped’ food format, set in restaurants, and I think it’s a really solid idea.

“I think we were one of the first to get into the food space with The Chopping Block with Matt Moran, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares played very solidly on Nine,” he said.

The format has been whispered about as the “MKR of restaurants” with teams travelling the country to dine in and score each others’ restaurants.

Nine is currently casting the new series.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015: winners http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/screen-actors-guild-awards-2015-winners.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/screen-actors-guild-awards-2015-winners.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:55:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215970 2015-01-26_1713Orange is the New Black led the television winners at yesterday’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

The show won the Comedy ensemble award while Uzo Aduba (pictured, centre) won the Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series for her performance as “Crazy Eyes.”

Modern Family, which had the most TV nominations in 4 categories, missed out on all 4.

The Downton Abbey cast won the Drama ensemble award.

Sadly, this year the awards were not screened on Australian TV, but E! reports there wasn’t a dry eye in the room when Uzo Aduba accepted her award.

“Oh my God. I really, truly do not know what to say,” she said, choking back tears. “I just wanna say thank you so much to the Screen Actors Guild for this incredible honour. I want to thank Jenji Kohan for writing a show like this and putting something like this on television, not just for myself but for our incredible team of actors to be seen in such a beautiful way. “

Viola Davis from How to Get Away With Murder praised the show’s creators and producers “for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old dark skinned African American woman who looks like me.”

And Frances McDormand said of Olive Kitteridge, “You can stream it, I don’t know how.”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Adrien Brody / Harry Houdini – “Houdini” (History)
Benedict Cumberbatch / Sherlock Holmes – “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)
Richard Jenkins / Henry Kitteridge – “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
Mark Ruffalo / Ned Weeks – “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton / Lorne Malvo – “Fargo” (FX)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn / Olivia Foxworth – “Flowers In The Attic” (Lifetime)
Maggie Gyllenhaal / Nessa Stein – “The Honorable Woman” (Sundance TV)
Frances McDormand / Olive Kitteridge – “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
Julia Roberts / Dr. Emma Brookner – “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Cicely Tyson / Carrie Watts – “The Trip To Bountiful” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Peter Dinklage / Tyrion Lannister – “Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
Woody Harrelson / Martin Hart – “True Detective” (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey / Rust Cohle – “True Detective” (HBO)
Kevin Spacey / Francis Underwood – “House Of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series
Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison – “Homeland” (Showtime)
Viola Davis / Annalise Keating – “How To Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
Julianna Margulies / Alicia Florrick – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Tatiana Maslany / Sarah/Coxima/Alison/Rachel/ Helena/Tony/Jennifer And Various Others – “Orphan Black” (BBC America)
Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess Of Grantham – “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Robin Wright / Claire Underwood – “House Of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy – “Modern Family ” (ABC)
Louis C.K. / Louie – “Louie” (FX)
William H. Macy / Frank Gallagher – “Shameless” (Showtime)
Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)
Julie Bowen / Claire Dunphy – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Edie Falco / Jackie Peyton – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus / Vice President Selina Meyer – “Veep” (HBO)
Amy Poehler / Leslie Knope – “Parks And Recreation” (NBC)

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House Of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Comedy Or Drama Series
“24: Live Another Day” (FOX)
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Sons Of Anarchy” (FX)
“The Walking Dead” (AMC)

Screen Actors Guild 51st Annual Life Achievement Award
Debbie Reynolds

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Kris Smith scales back Daily Edition role http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/kris-smith-scales-back-daily-edition-role.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/kris-smith-scales-back-daily-edition-role.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:50:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216047 2015-01-26_2058Kris Smith will scale back his role as one of the four co-hosts of The Daily Edition on Seven.

The West Australian reports he will ‘still be seen in segments from time-to-time’ but Sally Obermeder, Tom Williams and Monique Wright will return to host from February 3rd.

“Kris was with us on day one and has been a huge part of the success of the show,” executive producer Sarah Stinson said.

“He will always be a part of our motley crew and will still be appearing on the program in various capacities through 2015. It just won’t be on a daily basis.”

Smith is expected to focus more on his commercial partnerships.

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Michael Slater quits NRL Footy Show http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/michael-slater-quits-nrl-footy-show.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/michael-slater-quits-nrl-footy-show.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:49:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216060 2015-01-26_2151Michael Slater is out of the NRL Footy Show after three seasons, but remains with the network for cricketing commitments.

“I have loved my three years on the Footy Show, but cricket has always been my top priority and with so much on our schedule this year, I just can’t give the Footy Show the commitment it requires,” he told News Corp.

Slater recently signed a new three-year contract with Nine to coincide with the network’s cricket TV contract.

Executive producer Glenn Pallister said Slater had helped lift the show’s stakes with female viewers, now comprising 45% of their audience.

“My aim is to go 50/50 and to attract more kids. Slats is a terrific bloke who will always be a part of The Footy Show family,” he said.

“We owe him a huge thanks for his work here over the last three seasons.”

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Airdate: Cordon http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-cordon.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-cordon.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:45:46 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216057 2015-01-26_2143Tonight SBS 2 begins Cordon, a new Belgian drama about a disease outbreak.

This is a 10 part 2014series which kicks off with a double episode.

Everyday life in the centre of Antwerp comes to a sudden standstill when the area is
hermetically sealed off from the outside world. The cause is a contagious and deadly virus
which spreads like wildfire. The citizens of the city are suddenly left to their own devices. It
brings out the very best in some, but the worst in others.

Episode One (9.25pm)
When a contagion is diagnosed at the NIIZA, director Cannaerts takes no chances: he has the
neighborhood where it originated sealed off for 48 hours. This is unfortunate luck for Miss Katja,
who is on a class excursion in the area, and for Jana, who was just about to move out.

Episode Two (10.25pm)
For Lex, the implementation of the cordon passes without much mishap. The people who are
being put in quarantine for 48 hours react the Belgian way: managing on their own and
complaining about the government.

Tuesday, 27 January at 8.30pm on SBS 2.

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ABC: Queensland election coverage http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/abc-queensland-election-coverage.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/abc-queensland-election-coverage.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:44:12 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216050 2015-01-26_2112Queenslanders head to the polls on Saturday and ABC provides comprehensive coverage and analysis from Friday.

Friday, January 30
ABC News Breakfast
6:00-9:00am AEDT on ABC and ABC News 24

On Friday, January 30, ABC News Breakfast co-host Michael Rowland will broadcast LIVE from Queensland, interviewing the party leaders as it comes down to the wire.

Leaders Debate
1:00pm QLD time (on ABC in QLD only) / 2:00pm AEDT on ABC News 24

On the eve of the Queensland election, Premier (LNP) Campbell Newman and Opposition Leader (ALP), Annastacia Palaszczuk go head-to-head for the only TV debate of the campaign.

Saturday, January 31 – Election Day ABC NEWS 24

ABC News 24 will present ongoing election coverage throughout the day.

Election Night Coverage: Queensland Votes
6:00pm QLD time (on ABC in QLD only) / 7:00pm AEDT on ABC News 24

Live from the ABC Election Centre in Southbank, Brisbane, join hosts Matt Wordsworth and Jessica van Vonderen with ABC Election Analyst, Antony Green. Joining the panel for the night will be former Federal Treasurer (ALP) Wayne Swan and Queensland Treasurer (LNP), Tim Nicholls.

We’ll also cross Live to our team of ABC News journalists – Kerrin Binne at the LNP party, Melinda Howells at the Labor party, and Karina Carvalho who’ll be on the ground in Ashgrove, where all eyes will be on whether Premier Campbell Newman will retain his seat.

Sunday, February 1
Insiders
9:00am on ABC / 9:00am AEDT on ABC News 24

Barrie Cassidy returns to host Insiders for a Queensland election special. Panellists will be the Courier Mail’s Dennis Atkins, the Guardian’s Lenore Taylor and Fairfax’s Mark Kenny. We’ll also cross Live to Queensland state political reporter, Chris O’Brien for his take on the election wash-up.

Online And On Mobile
For the most complete and detailed explanation and background regarding the Queensland election, go to Antony Green’s Election Guide:
www.abc.net.au/news/qld-election-2015/guide

On election night, ABC News Digital will have all the election results and analysis at: www.abc.net.au/elections

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Pay TV turns 20 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/pay-tv-turns-20.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/pay-tv-turns-20.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:41:54 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216024 2015-01-26_1650Australia Day marked 20 years since Subscription TV launched in Australia.

The now-defunct Galaxy was founded in 1993, officially launched on Australia Day 1995, with only two channels, the local Premier Sports and international news channel ANBC.

Ironically, the 20th anniversary falls on the same day as a new streaming service, Stan, enters the STV landscape.

Getting an accurate read on the number of initial subscribers for Galaxy was difficult. Journalist Neil Shoebridge (now TEN corporate spokesperson) wrote in BRW in May 1995 that Galaxy installed 720 systems a day in Sydney and Melbourne.

Then Galaxy GM Mark Collier suggested there was then a waiting list of 20,000 people. The initial connection fee was $299, but Galaxy soon dropped that to $99 and reported instant increases in subscriptions.

Foxtel launched later in 1995 and eventually took over the Galaxy service and was in competition with another new player: Optus Vision.

ASTRA CEO Andrew Maiden told TV Tonight, “This week is an opportunity to reflect on the substantial contribution the industry has made to Australia. Subscription television has enriched the lives of millions of viewers, created 6600 jobs, and each year invests more than $600 million in screen production.

“To mark the anniversary this year ASTRA will stage a series of events that celebrate this history, including the biggest ever ASTRA Awards and a conference in September that will celebrate the past and gaze into the crystal ball.”

More than 80 leaders from across the television, entertainment and arts sectors will gather in Sydney this week to judge the 2015 ASTRA Awards.

For the first time, a large number of leaders from the wider creative industries will join subscription television executives on judging panels that determine finalists and winners.

Included on the independent panels will be leading producers, directors, writers, actors, presenters, educators, funders, executives and the leaders of screen agencies from a majority of states and territories.

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Transparent http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/transparent.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/transparent.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216032 2014-12-20_2104A busy night of choices but 2 eps of this Golden Globe winning drama pips sport & reality. 10pm Tuesday on Nine.

  • Australian Open
  • Asian Cup
  • The Block
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • Australia with John Bishop
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Sunday 25 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/sunday-25-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/sunday-25-january-2015.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:11:18 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216021 Sunday: 1 SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1,103,000 2 SEVEN NEWS 1,003,000 3 NINE NEWS 917,000 4 ABC NEWS 706,000 5 SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 657,000]]> 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
Date: 25/01/2015 Deliverable: Overnight Channel\Variable FTA SHR % Network ABC 12.3 Network ABC2 2.2 Network ABC3 1.0 Network ABC News 24 1.0 Network ABC TTL 16.6 Network 7 30.0 Network 7TWO 2.1 Network 7mate 4.2 Network 7 TTL 36.3 Network 9 15.1 Network GO! 4.4 Network Gem 2.6 Network 9 TTL 22.1 Network TEN 10.6 Network ONE 6.1 Network ELEVEN 3.6 Network TEN TTL 20.3 Network SBS ONE 4.0 Network SBS 2 0.6 Network NITV 0.2 Network SBS TTL 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: 25/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 Network 7 1,103,000 324,000 442,000 209,000 128,000
2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,003,000 243,000 332,000 185,000 115,000 127,000
3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 917,000 277,000 328,000 173,000 90,000 48,000
4 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 706,000 226,000 224,000 93,000 84,000 80,000
5 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 – LATE Network 7 657,000 179,000 268,000 116,000 93,000
6 RBT Network 9 641,000 198,000 188,000 160,000 50,000 45,000
7 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW-EV Network ABC 559,000 142,000 164,000 97,000 66,000 90,000
8 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – DAY 7 Network 7 548,000 150,000 203,000 84,000 52,000 59,000
9 SHERLOCK-EV Network ABC 543,000 156,000 158,000 99,000 62,000 68,000
10 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 2 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 499,000 116,000 244,000 65,000 42,000 31,000
11 60 MINUTES -SUMMER Network 9 468,000 125,000 131,000 102,000 46,000 64,000
12 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 2 – POST-GAME Network TEN 465,000 104,000 210,000 61,000 56,000 33,000
13 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 2 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 422,000 109,000 207,000 56,000 32,000 18,000
14 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 383,000 122,000 81,000 81,000 54,000 44,000
15 UNKNOWN Network 9 355,000 94,000 80,000 82,000 46,000 52,000
16 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SUN Network 7 313,000 95,000 72,000 68,000 30,000 49,000
17 MIDSOMER MURDERS-PM Network ABC 312,000 85,000 77,000 77,000 34,000 39,000
18 WEEKEND TODAY – SUNDAY Network 9 296,000 90,000 89,000 81,000 18,000 18,000
19 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2015-EV Network ABC 292,000 96,000 90,000 46,000 33,000 26,000
20 GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD RPT Network SBS ONE 242,000 63,000 54,000 44,000 26,000 54,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 Network 7 447,000 135,000 194,000 73,000 46,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 342,000 110,000 113,000 64,000 32,000 24,000
3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 320,000 76,000 117,000 53,000 36,000 38,000
4 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 – LATE Network 7 308,000 90,000 134,000 46,000 38,000
5 RBT Network 9 279,000 78,000 79,000 80,000 25,000 18,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 Network 7 432,000 136,000 184,000 68,000 44,000
2 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 – LATE Network 7 301,000 90,000 127,000 46,000 37,000
3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 292,000 66,000 118,000 51,000 27,000 31,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 269,000 76,000 94,000 56,000 23,000 20,000
5 RBT Network 9 240,000 57,000 79,000 71,000 17,000 17,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 Network 7 299,000 91,000 127,000 45,000 37,000
2 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 – LATE Network 7 205,000 63,000 84,000 33,000 25,000
3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 177,000 39,000 74,000 24,000 17,000 22,000
4 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 2 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 145,000 29,000 82,000 14,000 12,000 7,000
5 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 144,000 41,000 57,000 27,000 11,000 9,000

 

 

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Australia Day honours Studio 10, 60 Minutes faces http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/australia-day-honours-list.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/australia-day-honours-list.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:58:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215966 2015-01-24_1850Studio 10 has scored through today’s Australia Day Honours list with Jessica Rowe and Jonathan Coleman both being recognised.

Jessica Rowe is to be appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her significant service to the community as an ambassador, campaigner and advocate for mental health policy reform, and to the broadcast media industry. Rowe is patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia, and ambassador for beyondblue and patron of its work on post-natal depression.

Jonathan Coleman receives Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the broadcast media industry and to the community.

TEN Executive Director of News and Current Affairs, Peter Meakin, said: “It’s a privilege to have two of the hardest working people, both on and off the screen, as part of the Studio 10
team.

“Jessica and Jono bring a level of passion to their media work that is beyond exceptional and they
are both tireless in their commitment to helping others in need and supporting charitable causes.”

Veteran broadcaster George Negus and producer Gerald Stone, both 60 Minutes pioneers, are appointed Members (AM) of the Order of Australia.

Updated: David Stratton is appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to the film industry as a critic and reviewer, and as a promoter and ambassador for Australian cinema.

Judy Nunn is also appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and
screen, and to literature as an author.

Roy Billing receives the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the performing arts, particularly as an actor, and to the community.

Other recipients:

Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia:
Wendy Borchers
For significant service to the film and television industry as a researcher, producer and archivist, and to the preservation of Indigenous heritage.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM):
Marcia Hatfield
For service to the media, particularly to children’s television and to publishing.

Charlie King
For service to the broadcast media, and to the Indigenous community of the Northern Territory.

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Under a mill but Seven takes summer ratings week http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/under-a-mill-but-seven-takes-summer-ratings-week.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/under-a-mill-but-seven-takes-summer-ratings-week.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:52:47 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215996 2015-01-25_2207Seven has won the summer ratings week despite, for the third week running, no single show averaging over one million viewers.

Nine took the top 5 places for the week led by One Day Cricket hitting as high as 1.48m (Game 2 Session 2). Three of Nine’s Cricket sessions outrated the best of the Australian Open and the Big Bash League.

Best for Seven was Seven News at 962,000. ABC News (Saturday: 778,000) was best for ABC, Big Bash League (Game 30, S1: 620,000) was strongest for TEN and Great Continental Railway Journeys was 381,000 for SBS ONE.

But a win is a win and Seven won both primary and multichannels ahead of the competition.

Network:
Seven: 29.4
Nine: 28.0
TEN: 19.7
ABC: 16.7
SBS: 6.2

Primary channels:
Seven: 20.2
Nine: 19.9
TEN: 12.2
ABC: 11.6
SBS ONE: 4.6

Multichannels:
7TWO: 5.5
GO!: 4.2
GEM: 4.0
ONE: 3.8
7mate: 3.7
ELEVEN: 3.6
ABC2: 3.0
SBS 2: 1.4
ABC News 24: 1.1
ABC3: 1.0
NITV: 0.1

Seven won 16-39 and 18-49 but Nine won 25-54.

Seven ranked first on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Nine took Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Nine won Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide while Seven owned Melbourne and Perth.

There are two more weeks before official ratings resume.

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Paula Abdul, Jason DeRulo join US Dance http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/paula-abdul-jason-derulo-join-us-dance.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/paula-abdul-jason-derulo-join-us-dance.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:50:04 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215973 2013-10-19_2323What happens to former Channel TEN dance judges? They get gigs doing the same thing in the US.

Paula Abdul and Jason DeRulo have both joined the US series of So You Think You Can Dance.

Abdul was a judge on TEN’s local series last year, while Jason DeRulo was a judge on the short-lived Everybody Dance Now.

They will join producer and judge Nigle Lythgoe, while resident judge Mary Murphy has departed the series.

Abdul, who has previously been a guest judge on the show, said “I have dedicated a large part of my career as a choreographer to discovering and mentoring some of the most iconic artists and performers from all over the world,”.

So You Think You Can Dance has a long-standing history of launching brilliant careers for young choreographers and dancers in the industry. It’s going to be a true honor and pleasure joining this panel with Jason and Nigel, and I’m looking forward to an exciting new season.”

“I’m delighted that Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo will be joining me at the judges table this season on So You Think You Can Dance. Paula is an incredible artist and she brings the perfect combination of expertise and heart to the panel. Jason’s insight, humor and creativity will add a new perspective to the panel that we haven’t had before,” said Lythgoe.

The next season will feature stage dancers vs. street dancers.

Source: Deadline

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Airdate: Room 101 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-room-101.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-room-101.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:45:56 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215731  room101SBS will premiere Paul McDermott’s news chat show Room 101 in late February.

The format has had 13 seasons in the UK and is still on air today on BBC One.

Produced by Matchbox Pictures and filmed in front of a studio audience, the series sees McDermott uncovering new facets of their personalities from a mix of familiar Australian faces including Ray Martin, Julia Zemiro, HG Nelson, Julia Morris, Matt Preston, Noni Hazlehurst, Dave Hughes, Vince Colosimo, Poh Ling Yeow and Nazeem Hussain.

Ray Martin hates small dogs; HG Nelson has issues with awarding anyone 4th place; Julia Morris does not like other people’s children; small plastic toys genuinely cause Dave Hughes great pain; Noni Hazlehurst is not a fan of the comb-over and Matt Preston has a real aversion to muffins.

Accomplished writer, performer, and television presenter Paul McDermott understands that sometimes the big picture is overrated and sweating over the small stuff cannot be helped. Each week in this new ten-part series, a well-known celebrity chooses five pet hates – things that really wind them up in everyday life – in the hope that Paul will banish them into the Room 101 vault forever, never to trouble them again.

But for these celebrities to banish their pet peeves for all eternity into the Room 101 vault named after the place in George Orwell’s landmark novel 1984, they must first make a strong enough case for their expulsion to convince Paul.

As the shine of a new year fades, it’s the little things that start to wear everyone down. Bad road manners, sick people who still go in for the kiss on the cheek, mirrors in gyms that reflect failed fitness attempts, the injustice of paper cuts, un-openable packaging – Room 101 is a chance to get rid of these niggling irritations of everyday life for good.

Monday February 23 at 9:30pm on SBS ONE.

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The Project: Jan 26 – 30 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/the-project-jan-26-30.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/the-project-jan-26-30.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:44:26 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215902 waleed projWaleed Aly joins The Project as a permanent co-host tonight alongside Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

English cricket legend Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff is our special guest co-host on Wednesday ahead of the final of the 2014-15 KFC T20 Big Bash League.

It’s been a big year for the Aussie film and television industry. We speak to some of the biggest names in the business – Deborah Mailman, Geoffrey Rush and Rose Byrne – ahead of the AACTA Awards, which air on TEN, Thursday, January 29, at 8.30pm.

Pete Helliar sits down with super model Heidi Klum for some rather intimate advice.

With the Oscars just around the corner, we speak to actor Eddie Redmayne about his latest film, The Theory of Everything, which has received five nominations. We catch up with Oscar nominee Steve Carell and his co-star Channing Tatum to talk about their latest film, Foxcatcher.

Considered as one of the top comedians of his generation, Bill Burr has also achieved success in television and film (The Heat, Breaking Bad, New Girl, Kroll Show, and You People Are All the Same). Bill is currently touring the country and we speak to him about his remarkable career.

Plus our regulars Steve Price, Fifi Box, Gorgi Coghlan, Tommy Little, Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann and Meshel Laurie are with us across the week.

6.30pm weeknights on TEN.

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Presto adds Android devices http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/presto-adds-android-devices.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/presto-adds-android-devices.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:40:58 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216002 2015-01-25_2257Presto TV and Presto Movies are now available on selected Android devices.

Strategically announced just as Stan enters the streaming video battle, the Presto App can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Samsung App Store.

Both Presto TV and Presto Movies are available at $9.99 per month or bundled together for $14.99 per month with no ongoing commitment.

Subscribers can register up to four compatible devices and watch two devices simultaneously.

“Presto is committed to try and offer our services across the widest range of devices and today we welcome Android users to our new unbelievable entertainment experience, just in time for Australia Day,” Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand, said.

“We will also continue to work closely with market-leading consumer electronic vendors to ensure our supported device line-up supports the biggest releases in the tablet, mobile, smart TV and gaming consoles and we expect to make further announcements shortly.”

The new Presto TV service will offer a vast library featuring “complete seasons” of programs which are available to stream and watch instantly on demand when and where you want.

Leading content producers such as HBO, SHOWTIME®, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and Hasbro Studios will provide programming in addition to local content from Foxtel, the Seven Network and ABC Commercial.

Among the available programs include full seasons of HBO series The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, Entourage, True Blood, Girls and Boardwalk Empire; from SHOWTIME original series from CBS Studios International including Dexter®, The Borgias, Californication, Nurse Jackie and Ray Donovan; Foxtel’s award-winning local dramas Wentworth, Love My Way and Tangle; from the Seven Network the much loved Aussie dramas Packed to the Rafters, All Saints, Always Greener, and overseas series Mr Selfridge, Rosemary and Thyme and A Touch of Frost; from ABC Commercial a wide range of titles including Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Rake, Redfern Now and popular children’s series and specials such as Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and The Wiggles; and from Viacom International Media Networks SpongeBob SquarePants and the lovable Dora the Explorer.

Presto Movies features blockbuster movies and all-time favourite films from a constantly updated collection, ad-free for $9.99 per month with no ongoing commitment. Presto Movies has more recent film titles available than any other SVOD service.

Content will be regularly updated with new TV programs and movies being added over time. Presto encourages subscribers to check back regularly to discover new content via the Presto Community (community.presto.com.au), or to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/presto) and Twitter (@presto).

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Spongebob gets his Aussie Squarepants on http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/spongebob-gets-his-aussie-squarepants-on.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/spongebob-gets-his-aussie-squarepants-on.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:39:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216009 2015-01-25_2315American kid’s character Spongebob Squarepants has swapped his very square pants for Aussie boardshorts to mark Australia Day (and hopefully not just as an opportunistic move).

The kiddie icon will join Nickelodeon’s Summer Playground for kids and families at Sydney’s Hyde Park today.

Over 140,000 families are expected to attend the free event, which will offer live performances and character meet and greets with SpongeBob Square Pants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Nick Jr’s Dora & Friends. It will also feature live performances from Play Along with Sam star Sam Moran, Hi-5, and a Slime Live stage show.

Australian Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons also got into the spirit of things by being slimed by Nickelodeon’s Luke and Wyatt.

2015-01-25_2322

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Top Gear http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/top-gear-14.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/top-gear-14.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:10:30 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=216006 2015-01-25_2309Clarkson, Hammond & May are in Russia for a race across the urban landscape of St Petersburg, in the fast-tracked new season 7am / 7:30pm Monday on BBC Knowledge.

  • Looking
  • ABC3 Smackdown Games
  • American Horror Story
  • Supernatural
  • Celebrity Apprentice
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Saturday 24 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/saturday-24-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/saturday-24-january-2015.html#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:33:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215980 Saturday: 1 NINE NEWS 888,000 2 ABC NEWS 778,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 758,000 4 DEATH IN PARADISE 674,000 5 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 606,000]]> 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
Date: 24/01/2015 Deliverable: Overnight Channel\Variable FTA SHR % Network ABC 11.9 Network ABC2 3.9 Network ABC3 0.8 Network ABC News 24 1.3 Network ABC TTL 17.9 Network 7 16.3 Network 7TWO 3.4 Network 7mate 4.5 Network 7 TTL 24.2 Network 9 16.9 Network GO! 4.5 Network Gem 5.6 Network 9 TTL 27.0 Network TEN 13.4 Network ONE 4.3 Network ELEVEN 4.5 Network TEN TTL 22.2 Network SBS ONE 6.8 Network SBS 2 1.7 Network NITV 0.1 Network SBS TTL 8.6

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 24/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 888,000 289,000 259,000 187,000 77,000 76,000
2 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC 778,000 228,000 208,000 141,000 80,000 121,000
3 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 758,000 172,000 230,000 157,000 77,000 123,000
4 DEATH IN PARADISE RPT Network ABC 674,000 183,000 169,000 154,000 77,000 90,000
5 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 606,000 194,000 202,000 96,000 91,000 23,000
6 HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE Network 9 539,000 186,000 143,000 116,000 36,000 58,000
7 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 538,000 153,000 191,000 65,000 107,000 21,000
8 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 6 Network 7 464,000 131,000 214,000 84,000 36,000
9 CALL THE MIDWIFE RPT Network ABC 454,000 112,000 113,000 112,000 60,000 57,000
10 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT Network TEN 416,000 133,000 93,000 80,000 52,000 57,000
11 GREAT CONTINENTAL RAILWAY JOURNEYS Network SBS ONE 381,000 111,000 108,000 48,000 41,000 72,000
12 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – DAY 6 Network 7 315,000 100,000 117,000 42,000 28,000 29,000
13 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 313,000 86,000 77,000 72,000 45,000 32,000
14 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE Network 7 289,000 80,000 77,000 67,000 30,000 34,000
15 WEEKEND TODAY – SATURDAY Network 9 288,000 89,000 81,000 89,000 15,000 14,000
16 NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE Network 9 286,000 82,000 66,000 76,000 26,000 37,000
17 CUSTOMS -RPT Network 9 283,000 110,000 100,000 25,000 48,000
18 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 6 – LATE Network 7 281,000 82,000 109,000 53,000 37,000
19 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – POST-GAME Network TEN 257,000 76,000 122,000 32,000 17,000 9,000
20 MISERY Network SBS ONE 249,000 93,000 75,000 22,000 16,000 43,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 295,000 87,000 78,000 77,000 22,000 32,000
2 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 272,000 81,000 89,000 47,000 47,000 8,000
3 HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE Network 9 270,000 93,000 67,000 64,000 18,000 28,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 265,000 58,000 83,000 57,000 28,000 38,000
5 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 245,000 65,000 89,000 30,000 52,000 9,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 282,000 77,000 105,000 47,000 44,000 8,000
2 HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE Network 9 272,000 98,000 70,000 59,000 18,000 27,000
3 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 249,000 59,000 103,000 29,000 50,000 8,000
4 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 249,000 76,000 63,000 69,000 17,000 24,000
5 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 229,000 45,000 83,000 48,000 21,000 33,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 184,000 44,000 78,000 26,000 31,000 6,000
2 HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE Network 9 177,000 72,000 45,000 35,000 10,000 15,000
3 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL 1 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 176,000 35,000 83,000 16,000 35,000 7,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 147,000 28,000 53,000 32,000 13,000 22,000
5 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 120,000 44,000 27,000 30,000 10,000 10,000

 

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

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Returning: Selling Houses Australia http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-selling-houses-australia-6.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-selling-houses-australia-6.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:58:07 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215963 2015-01-24_1842LifeStyle Channel’s hit series, Selling Houses Australia, is back for its eighth and biggest season early next month.

The show, which premiered in 2008, has gone on to become the highest rating series in subscription television history. Along with Grand Designs Australia the LifeStyle shows arguably upstage all-comers in the genre on Free to Air television.

Over 70 properties have now been given the Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze and Charlie Albone treatment.

In the 13-episode season 8, the Selling Houses Australia dream-team of host Andrew Winter, interior designer Shaynna Blaze and landscape designer Charlie Albone, will do whatever it takes to turn everything from a country mansion to a micro motel room, into saleable properties, with spectacular results.

Selling a house with two vendors can be hard enough, but how about selling with seven squabbling siblings? The trouble began when the Chols children inherited a rundown renovator from their late mother. They all wanted to sell, but couldn’t decide on a price or how to present the place. Months of discussions turned into years, while the house sat untouched and unsold. Can Andrew play referee, pull this family into line and finally get a sale?

When Julienne saw her ramshackle mansion in country New South Wales, it was love at first sight. For 17-years she battled to restore its crumbling beauty, but when her husband died she decided it was time to move on. The place is falling down around her and Julienne doesn’t have the energy or funds to fix it. To add to her woes country markets are slow and after three years and just seven inspections, her chances of a sale are looking slim.

Angela always dreamed of a little holiday house by the sea. So when she saw a pintsized ex-motel unit at the bargain price $79,000, she snapped it up. For a while she made great use of the place, then life got in the way. Now she’s desperate to sell, but in two years hasn’t had a single offer. Can Charlie and Shaynna think outside the box and turn tiny into terrific?

Wednesday, February 4 at 8.30pm on LifeStyle.

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Richard Reid joins Studio 10 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/richard-reid-joins-studio-10.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/richard-reid-joins-studio-10.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:55:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215952 2015-01-24_1737Former Today entertainment guru Richard Reid is joining Studio 10.

The Sunday Telegraph reports he will be creating entertainment packages from the US.

Producer Rob McKnight tells TV Tonight, Reid will make his first appearance on Tuesday with the reunited cast from Lost in Space (must see this….).

“You’re about to see another side to Richard Reid. We have entertainment news covered with Angela Bishop and Craig Bennett, so Richard will focus on interviews and stories with some of the worlds biggest celebrities,” he said.

“Richard’s previously been a producer and reporter on some of the biggest news entertainment shows in the US, so we’ll be using his contacts and skills to bring Studio 10 viewers some great stories from Hollywood. In fact he’s shooting with some big celebrities right now and you’ll see his first report on Tuesday.”

There has been speculation he will also appear on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! recently telling Kyle & Jackie O, “Let me put it this way, I have my bags packed.

“I’ve had a bunch of shots for god knows what kind of diseases.

“I’ve been to a bunch of places to get my visa stamped but I can only say it’s none of your business.”

But he also said he on Twitter he was not going to Africa.

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Survivor: Worlds Apart cast http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/survivor-worlds-apart-cast.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/survivor-worlds-apart-cast.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:52:43 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215932 105141_D01328bThe cast for Survivor: Worlds Apart was revealed last week, comprising the show’s 30th season.

Built around the theme Blue Collar v White Collar v No Collar, they include a corporate executive, marketing director, postal worker, oil driller, coconut salesman, and a ‘YouTube sensation.’

Again filmed in Nicaragua, it begins with a 90-minute February 25th in the US and should screen in Australia on GO! (Feb 26 to be confirmed).

White Collar (Masaya Tribe)
Tyler Fredrickson, 33
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Ex-Talent Agent Assistant

So Kim, 31
Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Retail Buyer

Carolyn Rivera, 52
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla.
Occupation: Corporate Executive

Max Dawson, Ph.D., 37
Current Residence: Topanga, Calif.
Occupation: Media Consultant

Shirin Oskooi, 31
Current Residence: San Francisco
Occupation: Yahoo Executive

Joaquin Souberbielle, 27
Current Residence: Valley Stream, N.Y.
Occupation: Marketing Director

Blue Collar (Escameca Tribe)
Kelly Remington, 44
Current Residence: Grand Island, N.Y.
Occupation: State Trooper

Sierra Dawn Thomas, 27
Current Residence: Roy, Utah
Occupation: Barrel Racer
Mike Holloway, 38
Current Residence: North Richland Hills, Texas
Occupation: Oil Driller

Lindsey Cascaddan, 24
Current Residence: College Park, Fla.
Occupation: Hairdresser

Dan Foley, 47
Current Residence: Gorham, Maine
Occupation: Postal Worker

Rodney Lavoie Jr., 24
Current Residence: Boston
Occupation: General Contractor


No Collar (Nargarote)
Jenn Brown, 22
Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Sailing Instructor

Hali Ford, 25
Current Residence: San Francisco
Occupation: Law Student

Joe Anglim, 25
Current Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Occupation: Jewelry Designer

Nina Poersch, 51
Current Residence: Palmdale, Calif.
Occupation: Hearing Advocate

Vince Sly, 32
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.|
Occupation: Coconut Vendor

Will Sims II, 41
Current Residence: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Occupation: YouTube Sensation

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Airdate: Shark Tank http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-shark-tank.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-shark-tank.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:45:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215955 2015-01-24_1141TEN’s new Shark Tank series will premiere Sunday, February 8th, the first night of the ratings season.

The US format, an adaptation of Dragon’s Den by Mark Burnett, sees entrepreneurs and inventors pitching to five “self-made multi-millionaires on the hunt for the next big idea”: Janine Allis (Boost Juice), Andrew Banks (Talent2), Steve Baxter (internet pioneer), John McGrath (McGrath Estate Agents) and Naomi Simson (RedBalloon).

As they judge the products and concepts brought to them they will consider whether to invest their own money into the business proposals.

TEN is yet to declare a time for the show, hosted by Sarah Harris, but it is tipped for 8pm following a 90 minute edition of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

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Big Bash goes Live for finals http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/big-bash-goes-live-for-finals.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/big-bash-goes-live-for-finals.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:44:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215959 2015-01-24_1816Last night TEN aired the first semi-final of the Big Bash League Live around the country, following recent criticism over delayed broadcasts.

The second semi-final tonight will also be Live, ending with a Live final on Wednesday night.

In the second semi-final, the Perth Scorchers will battle it out with the Melbourne Stars at the Furnace on Sunday night for their chance to play in Wednesday’s season finale.

Join Mark Howard with Adam Gilchrist and Damien Fleming live and exclusive on TEN from 7.00pm AEDT.

The Big Final on Wednesday, January 28, will see the two winning teams head to Canberra to play for the coveted KFC T20 Big Bash League championship at Manuka Oval.

Join TEN Sport’s Mel McLaughlin, Mark Howard and Roz Kelly with Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh and Damien Fleming live on TEN from 7.30pm AEDT as they bring you all the thrilling Big Bash action for the last time this summer.

KFC T20 Big Bash League Final – Wednesday, January 28
Sydney 7:30pm live on TEN
Melbourne 7:30pm live on TEN
Brisbane 6:30pm live on TEN
Adelaide 7:00pm live on TEN
Perth 4:30pm live on ONE (8.30pm replay on TEN)

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Australian of the Year http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/australian-of-the-year.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/australian-of-the-year.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215947 2015-01-24_1223Stephanie Brantz presents Australian of the Year, Senior Australian, Young Australian and Australia’s Local Hero. Live 6pm AEDT Sunday ABC / News 24.

  • Danger 5
  • Nowhere Boys
  • Sherlock
  • Escape to the Country
  • Labyrinth
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Friday 23 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/friday-23-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/friday-23-january-2015.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:31:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215942 Friday: 1 SEVEN NEWS 1,036,000 2 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 938,000 3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V ENGLAND 921,000 4 NINE NEWS 874,000 5 SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 645,000 ]]> 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
Date: 23/01/2015 Deliverable: Overnight Channel\Variable FTA SHR % Network ABC 12.3 Network ABC2 2.7 Network ABC3 1.1 Network ABC News 24 1.0 Network ABC TTL 17.2 Network 7 20.8 Network 7TWO 5.5 Network 7mate 3.0 Network 7 TTL 29.4 Network 9 22.3 Network GO! 3.6 Network Gem 3.6 Network 9 TTL 29.5 Network TEN 10.4 Network ONE 2.4 Network ELEVEN 4.1 Network TEN TTL 16.9 Network SBS ONE 5.2 Network SBS 2 1.5 Network NITV 0.3 Network SBS TTL 7.0

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 23/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,036,000 233,000 338,000 208,000 109,000 147,000
2 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 938,000 208,000 333,000 199,000 91,000 109,000
3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V ENGLAND GAME 4 SESSION 2 Network 9 921,000 267,000 286,000 155,000 106,000 107,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 874,000 248,000 308,000 241,000 77,000
5 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 5 Network 7 645,000 185,000 281,000 109,000 70,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 633,000 186,000 194,000 118,000 64,000 71,000
7 MIDSOMER MURDERS RPT Network ABC 621,000 178,000 171,000 106,000 70,000 96,000
8 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 590,000 142,000 128,000 161,000 75,000 83,000
9 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 534,000 136,000 141,000 131,000 69,000 57,000
10 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V ENGLAND GAME 4 SESSION 1 Network 9 518,000 150,000 170,000 83,000 60,000 55,000
11 QI RPT Network ABC 505,000 141,000 167,000 72,000 57,000 66,000
12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 464,000 105,000 152,000 103,000 61,000 43,000
13 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 379,000 92,000 121,000 84,000 42,000 40,000
14 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Network TEN 373,000 106,000 105,000 87,000 40,000 35,000
15 2015 SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER – HIGHLIGHTS Network 9 366,000 146,000 168,000 9,000 27,000 15,000
16 SUNRISE Network 7 345,000 84,000 84,000 97,000 36,000 44,000
17 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 345,000 107,000 141,000 49,000 47,000
18 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 5 – LATE Network 7 340,000 87,000 158,000 52,000 43,000
19 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – DAY 5 Network 7 306,000 74,000 118,000 50,000 35,000 30,000
20 NCIS RPT Network TEN 276,000 86,000 62,000 46,000 32,000 50,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V ENGLAND GAME 4 SESSION 2 Network 9 397,000 118,000 128,000 64,000 44,000 43,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 347,000 102,000 123,000 100,000 22,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 345,000 69,000 108,000 80,000 32,000 58,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 320,000 63,000 120,000 79,000 20,000 38,000
5 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 5 Network 7 249,000 67,000 114,000 44,000 24,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V ENGLAND GAME 4 SESSION 2 Network 9 366,000 104,000 123,000 59,000 41,000 38,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 287,000 87,000 101,000 83,000 16,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 273,000 53,000 95,000 62,000 17,000 46,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 254,000 43,000 100,000 63,000 13,000 34,000
5 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 5 Network 7 232,000 68,000 106,000 37,000 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 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V ENGLAND GAME 4 SESSION 2 Network 9 247,000 71,000 92,000 29,000 27,000 28,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 167,000 32,000 66,000 38,000 10,000 22,000
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 5 Network 7 154,000 46,000 70,000 22,000 16,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 153,000 45,000 67,000 33,000 9,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 145,000 27,000 63,000 34,000 7,000 15,000

 

 

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Gallery: New set for Nine’s Mornings http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/gallery-new-set-for-nines-mornings.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/gallery-new-set-for-nines-mornings.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:58:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215895 Mornings - Channel 9498EXCLUSIVE: Nine’s Mornings show returns on Monday with a new-look set.

David Campbell, now dad to twins, returns but new mum Sonia Kruger is on maternity leave.

Wendy Kingston will guest co-host on Mondays with Georgie Gardner appearing Tuesday to Fridays.

9am Mondays on Nine.

Mornings - Channel 9472

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Prime to close Tamworth studio http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/prime-to-close-tamworth-studio.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/prime-to-close-tamworth-studio.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:54:30 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215893 2015-01-23_1857Prime Media will close its broadcast studio in Tamworth, that have been home to local news bulletins for 50 years.

ABC reports 21 editorial staff will continue to prepare local news but New England North West and North Coast bulletins will be presented from Canberra.

The date of the change has not yet been determined, but is linked to a planned relocation to a new premises in Tamworth.

Current presenter Fiona Ferguson will step down from her role behind the News desk, but will continue as News Editor for the North Coast bulletin.

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Returning: Glee, The Simpsons. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-glee-the-simpsons.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-glee-the-simpsons.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:45:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215792 2015-01-23_1745Glee and The Simpsons will be back on ELEVEN early next month, the last ever season for the hit musical drama.

The Simpsons returns 8:30pm Wednesday February 11th -the episode in which a character expires.

“Clown In The Dumps”
Springfield is rocked when a resident dies; Krusty feels insulte during a comedy cable-channel roast and decides to retire; Lisa step in to protect Homer when she believes he’s on his way to getting hurt.

Glee’s final series begins 8:30pm Thursday February 12th for 13 episodes, four of which have already aired in the States.

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Returning: The Living Room, Law and Order: SVU, Hawaii Five-0. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-the-living-room-law-and-order-svu-hawaii-five-0.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-the-living-room-law-and-order-svu-hawaii-five-0.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:43:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215900 TEN has confirmed more returning shows in early February.

2014-08-28_1754Law and Order: SVU is back at 9pm Monday February 9
“Girls Disappeared”
Benson adjusts to being a foster mum to baby Noah, whose life is i jeopardy after Amaro does some undercover work linked to Noah’ deceased biological mother. Meanwhile, a new detective joins SVU.

A repeat episode follows at 10pm.

Hawaii Five-0 returns 10:30pm Wednesday February 11 with “A’ohe Kahi E Pe’e Ai”

The Living Room is back, ominously, at 7:30pm Friday 13th February.

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Great Continental Railway Journeys http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/great-continental-railway-journeys.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/great-continental-railway-journeys.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215891 2015-01-23_1441SBS ONE offers armchair travel as Michael Portillo embarks on a nostalgic railway adventure from London to Monte Carlo. 7:30pm Saturday.

  • Saturday Night at the Movies
  • Movie: The Picture Show Man
  • Miguel’s Feasts
  • Movie: Misery
  • Big Bash League
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Thursday 22 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/thursday-22-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/thursday-22-january-2015.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:09:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215888 Thursday: 1 NINE NEWS 1,001,000 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 972,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 956,000 4 SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 888,000 5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 865,000]]> 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: Thursday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 22/01/2015 15/01/2015 Network ABC 13.2% 10.6% Network ABC2 3.5% 3.4% Network ABC3 1.2% 1.4% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 1.3% Network ABC TTL 19.0% 16.7% Network 7 24.0% 19.6% Network 7TWO 2.4% 5.4% Network 7mate 4.7% 4.4% Network 7 TTL 31.1% 29.4% Network 9 14.8% 14.8% Network GO! 5.3% 5.4% Network Gem 3.9% 4.0% Network 9 TTL 24.0% 24.1% Network TEN 12.9% 14.4% Network ONE 3.7% 4.7% Network ELEVEN 3.8% 4.2% Network TEN TTL 20.3% 23.3% Network SBS ONE 4.4% 5.0% Network SBS 2 1.1% 1.4% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 5.5% 6.5%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Thursday
Date: 22/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,001,000 276,000 352,000 218,000 89,000 66,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 972,000 286,000 357,000 177,000 94,000 58,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 956,000 227,000 261,000 205,000 131,000 132,000
4 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 4 Network 7 888,000 273,000 364,000 152,000 100,000 0
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 865,000 190,000 264,000 205,000 109,000 98,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 823,000 262,000 285,000 145,000 78,000 53,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 662,000 197,000 192,000 107,000 83,000 83,000
8 FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP 2015 QTR FINAL AUS V CHN LIVE-LE Network ABC 618,000 220,000 204,000 122,000 72,000 0
9 HOT SEAT Network 9 582,000 149,000 193,000 161,000 44,000 35,000
10 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 566,000 172,000 141,000 117,000 67,000 68,000
11 GETAWAY -SUMMER Network 9 531,000 177,000 155,000 95,000 61,000 43,000
12 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 32 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 524,000 196,000 214,000 50,000 51,000 13,000
13 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 511,000 152,000 137,000 97,000 69,000 55,000
14 KINGS CROSS ER Network 9 499,000 162,000 120,000 109,000 42,000 66,000
15 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 486,000 161,000 141,000 76,000 56,000 53,000
16 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 465,000 124,000 161,000 96,000 40,000 44,000
17 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 32 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 441,000 170,000 165,000 46,000 50,000 10,000
18 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 4 – LATE Network 7 436,000 118,000 184,000 74,000 60,000 0
19 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Network TEN 388,000 112,000 109,000 98,000 38,000 30,000
20 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 32 – POST-GAME Network TEN 366,000 134,000 133,000 36,000 47,000 17,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Thursday
Date: 22/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX2 Network GO! 287,000 50,000 80,000 70,000 48,000 40,000
2 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV TX1 Network GO! 250,000 45,000 57,000 62,000 43,000 43,000
3 NEW TRICKS -EV Network Gem 248,000 72,000 69,000 48,000 22,000 38,000
4 PETER RABBIT-AM Network ABC2 246,000 80,000 36,000 66,000 32,000 33,000
5 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 245,000 76,000 61,000 66,000 12,000 31,000
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 240,000 43,000 64,000 53,000 41,000 39,000
7 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 239,000 76,000 55,000 61,000 18,000 30,000
8 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 239,000 77,000 31,000 54,000 33,000 44,000
9 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 216,000 70,000 36,000 63,000 20,000 27,000
10 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV Network GO! 215,000 53,000 49,000 42,000 37,000 35,000
11 INK MASTER (R) Network 7mate 214,000 32,000 61,000 48,000 46,000 27,000
12 THOMAS AND FRIENDS-AM Network ABC2 202,000 68,000 30,000 68,000 12,000 24,000
13 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 200,000 63,000 34,000 65,000 12,000 26,000
14 MAYA THE BEE-EV Network ABC2 198,000 71,000 65,000 42,000 21,000 0
15 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 197,000 44,000 73,000 33,000 27,000 19,000
16 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 196,000 28,000 68,000 38,000 29,000 33,000
17 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 192,000 38,000 61,000 26,000 37,000 31,000
18 DINOSAUR TRAIN-PM Network ABC2 191,000 36,000 69,000 39,000 25,000 22,000
19 TATTOO NIGHTMARES MIAMI Network 7mate 189,000 28,000 73,000 27,000 42,000 20,000
20 LAH-LAH’S ADVENTURES-AM Network ABC2 179,000 49,000 21,000 40,000 35,000 33,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 356,000 89,000 140,000 73,000 24,000 29,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 347,000 92,000 139,000 63,000 27,000 25,000
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 4 Network 7 326,000 114,000 124,000 56,000 33,000 0
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 297,000 65,000 88,000 65,000 35,000 44,000
5 FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP 2015 QTR FINAL AUS V CHN LIVE-LE Network ABC 295,000 111,000 94,000 61,000 28,000 0

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 4 Network 7 311,000 108,000 129,000 48,000 27,000 0
2 FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP 2015 QTR FINAL AUS V CHN LIVE-LE Network ABC 283,000 111,000 93,000 54,000 25,000 0
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 277,000 68,000 112,000 56,000 20,000 20,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 275,000 73,000 113,000 45,000 24,000 20,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 252,000 55,000 75,000 55,000 27,000 40,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP 2015 QTR FINAL AUS V CHN LIVE-LE Network ABC 218,000 97,000 69,000 38,000 15,000 0
2 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 4 Network 7 214,000 65,000 96,000 32,000 20,000 0
3 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 32 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 184,000 66,000 82,000 15,000 17,000 4,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 165,000 53,000 59,000 27,000 17,000 9,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 160,000 37,000 73,000 22,000 18,000 10,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Thursday
Date: 22/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: AUS V CHN FOX SPORTS 4 286,000
2 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP HUB FOX SPORTS 4 136,000
3 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP HUB FOX SPORTS 4 113,000
4 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 76,000
5 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: KOR V UZB FOX SPORTS 4 73,000
6 THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF LifeStyle FOOD 69,000
7 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 66,000
8 FAMILY GUY FOX8 61,000
9 DORA THE EXPLORER Nick Jr. 60,000
10 DORA AND FRIENDS Nick Jr. 55,000
11 RBT FOX8 54,000
12 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 54,000
13 GOLD RUSH Discovery Channel 54,000
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 54,000
15 HIGHWAY PATROL FOX8 52,000
16 THE 100 FOX8 49,000
17 THE ADVENTURES OF DISNEY FAIRIES Disney Junior 48,000
18 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 47,000
19 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES Disney Junior 46,000
20 JUDGE JUDY ARENA 45,000

 

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Airdate: Fortitude. Returning: Broadchurch. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-fortitude-returning-broadchurch.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-fortitude-returning-broadchurch.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:37:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215861 2015-01-22_1804EXCLUSIVE: ABC will screen two of the UK’s hottest dramas back to back on Sunday February 15th.

Acclaimed thriller Broadchurch is back for its second season at 8:40pm, to be followed by the premiere of new 12-part thriller Fortitude at 9:20pm.

Fortitude is a peaceful town surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, until a prominent member of the community is found eviscerated in his own home. Suddenly the town’s police chief Sheriff Anderssen (Dormer) has his first ever murder to investigate. And he has to so alongside an out–of-town detective who has flown into town so fast that questions are being asked about how much he knew, and when.

The SKY Atlantic drama premieres in the UK next week and boasts a stellar cast including: Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Sofie Grabol (The Killing), Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers, Doctor Who).

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In series 2 of Broadchurch, David Tennant returns as DI Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman reprises her role as DS Ellie Miller, whose life was torn apart when her husband Joe confessed to murdering local schoolboy Danny Latimer in the seaside town.

Along with Tennant and Colman, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan return as Danny’s parents Beth and Mark Latimer; Arthur Darvill as the Reverend Paul Coates; Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe, and Australia’s Simone McAulley as publican Becca Fisher.

Series 2 also stars enigmatic Emmy-nominated film and television actress Charlotte Rampling; Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste; James D’Arcy (Hitchcock), Eve Myles (Little Dorritt, Torchwood) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bad Education).

The directing team includes Australian award-winning directors Jessica Hobbs (The Slap) on eps 3 and 4 and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) on eps 5 and 6.

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Australian Open no pressure to schedule Aussies late http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/australian-open-no-pressure-to-schedule-aussies-late.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/australian-open-no-pressure-to-schedule-aussies-late.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:36:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215876 2015-01-23_0223Tennis Australia has denied pressure from Channel Seven has led to late-night scheduling of Aussies competing in the Australian Open.

“It’s certainly not the case that we schedule the Australians late just for broadcast,” Australian Open events and facilities manager Tom Larner told 774 ABC Melbourne.

Eight or nine people are involved in making the decisions around scheduling, and it was impossible to please everyone.

Overseas broadcasters may also request certain players play at certain times.

“We’ve got Roger Federer playing during the day, we’ve got Andy Murray out at Margaret Court Arena,” he said.

For Seven the upside to Aussies playing late means they can maintain a strong audience through to midnight, and keeping channel shares buoyant.

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National Television Awards (UK) 2015: winners http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/national-television-awards-uk-2015-winners.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/national-television-awards-uk-2015-winners.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:35:14 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215863 2015-01-22_1321 Sheridan Smith, David Tennant, Alan Carr, Downton Abbey, Gogglebox and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! have all been recognised in the UK.

Coronation Street star William Roache led a special tribute to on-screen wife Anne Kirkbride, who died on Monday.

“She became one of the best-loved and most enduring characters on British TV,” he said.

“What we’ll remember the most is the vibrant, warm-hearted, loving person who came to work each day, gave us all a hug and brightened up our lives.”

The tribute received a standing ovation from the audience.

Here are the winners:

Factual
Winner: Gogglebox
Also nominated:
Long Lost Family
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Top Gear

Entertainment Programme
Winner: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here
Also nominated:
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Celebrity Big Brother
Through the Keyhole

Newcomer
Winner: Maddy Hill (Eastenders)
Also nominated:
Lee Mead (Casualty)
Cameron Moore (Hollyoaks)
Michael Parr (Emmerdale)

Skills Challenge Show
Winner: Great British Bake Off
Also nominated:
Come Dine with Me
MasterChef
The Apprentice

Chatshow Host
Winner: Alan Carr
Also nominated:
Michael McIntyre
Graham Norton
Paul O’Grady
Jonathan Ross

Multichannel
Winner: Celebrity Juice
Also nominated:
Game of Thrones
Geordie Shore
The Walking Dead

TV Judge
Winner: David Walliams
Also nominated:
Simon Cowell
Mary Berry
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Drama Performance
Winner: Sheridan Smith
Also nominated:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Sarah Lancashire
Dame Maggie Smith

Daytime
Winner: This Morning
Also nominated:
Pointless
The Chase
The Jeremy Kyle Show

Comedy
Winner: Mrs Brown’s Boys
Also nominated:
Outnumbered
The Big Bang Theory
Benidorm

Serial Drama Performance
Winner: Danny Dyer
Also nominated:
Verity Rushworth (Emmerdale)
Nikki Sanderson (Hollyoaks)
Kellie Bright (EastEnders)

Entertainment Presenter
Winner: Ant & Dec
Also nominated:
Keith Lemon
Dermot O’Leary
Bradley Walsh

Drama
Winner: Downton Abbey
Also nominated:
Cilla
Doctor Who
Sherlock

Serial Drama
Winner: EastEnders
Also nominated:
Coronation Street
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Special Recognition Award
David Tennant

Talent Show
Winner: The X Factor
Also nominated:
Britain’s Got Talent
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice UK

Source: BBC

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The great Reality debate http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/the-great-reality-debate.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/the-great-reality-debate.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:34:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215873 bbgkIs it entertaining and informative, or just a lot of rubbish?

Most of the time it’s somewhere in between, but Reality TV divides TV critics just as much as it doe audiences.

Fairfax scribes Melinda Houston and Bridget McManus were asked to take a for / against side for an article this week.

Here are some excerpts from a longer article you can read here:

Melinda Houston:

Reality TV is also a very broad church. At it’s most basic, it’s ordinary people put in extraordinary situations. Or, in the case of Dancing with the Stars or Ten’s new I’m A Celebrity…, semi-famous people wildly out of their comfort zone. From there, you can go just about anywhere. Sure, sometimes that’s a bad place. But the shows that are genuinely exploitative just don’t find an audience here.

Sometimes it’s an extraordinary place. Go Back to Where You Came From and last year’s beautiful Dream House successfully used the reality format to educate, entertain and move us, to shift stubborn prejudices and even, in a tiny way, make the world a better place. And there’s not much else on television you can say that about.

Bridget McManus:

It’s all promoted as harmless spectacle. “It doesn’t pretend to be anything other than it is”, is a common defences and some go so far as to present their shows as altruistic endeavours – in 2013 for example The Biggest Loser Australia seconded the entire Victorian town of Ararat in an apparent effort to stem the obesity epidemic sweeping the country.

But while the success stories of The Biggest Loser, as but one example, are rightly championed, their glory is not without countless hours of footage of them at their worst, participating in often ridiculous stunts designed more for the ghoulishly gratuitous enjoyment of the audience than for their personal recovery and well-being. It is this mean spirit that beats at the heart of every reality show that seeks to separate the weak from the strong, which will always detract from what might otherwise be an interesting subject.

I take the view that the genre is absolutely about manipulation (of its subjects, of the audience) but it is also capable of brilliance and crap, like any other genre.

It’s also the most Diverse genre on television in terms of representation.

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Vale: James Walker http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/vale-james-walker.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/vale-james-walker.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:33:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215850 2015-01-22_1123Screenwriter James Walker, whose credits include McLeod’s Daughters, Home & Away, Neighbours, Wild Boys and Wonderland, has died aged 41.

He passed away peacefully on 20th January, surrounded by family after succumbing to a diabetic coma on 11th January.

Here are some biography notes from The Australian Writers Guild:

A boy from Perth, James’ talent was noticed early; he was singled out via a competition and sent to LA for an experience that cemented his intention to become a writer. In various roles – including Script Editor, Script Producer and freelance writer – James worked on many of our fine dramas, such as McLeod’s Daughters, Home & Away, Neighbours, Wild Boys and Wonderland – and quickly distinguished himself as a cut above.

He was indeed an excellent writer – with his funny, crisp dialogue – and he had a wonderful knack with defining unique characters. But in recent times, it was my great pleasure to sit in development meetings with James and watch his big brain in action, always marvelling at his original ideas and fresh approach to concepts. His interests were so broad (and yet so specific!) that he brought conversation and information to the plotting room that was singular – including, as our mutual colleague Stephen Vagg has said: “random conversations on – not limited to – Alex P Keaton from Family Ties, Monkey (the TV show), John Carpenter, Battlestar Galactica (the remake), Kevin Smith, Bruce Lee, his boys, Steve Waugh, random Western Australian crime cases about which he was forever claiming “inside knowledge”, Justify, Rescue Me, all those super novas and comic cons he was forever insisting “have more broad appeal than you think”, Steven King…” and much more.

He could be an overwhelming force in the creative process – a mark of his great passion for the work – and it’s hard to imagine how much richness the future of Australian TV has lost. My respect for my brilliant colleague is outweighed only by the deep affection I have for my friend, James Walker, who will be sadly and very often missed.

Vale, James – your colleagues and friends are joined in despair at your untimely passing and all our sympathies and thoughts are with your family at this time.

Family and friends of James are warmly invited to attend a celebration of James’ life to be held in the Magnolia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium, Corner of Delhi and Plassey Roads, North Ryde on Saturday 24 January 2015 commencing at 11:00am.

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Returning: Inside Story http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-inside-story.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-inside-story.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:32:50 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215852 2015-01-22_1126Nine investigative series, Inside Story, returns with a second series next week, again hosted by Leila McKinnon.

Reporters Deborah Knight, Alicia Loxley, Tom Steinfort, Jayne Azzopardi and Brett McLeod will examine real-life crime stories and it kicks off with “Dirty Rotten Swindlers.”

Leila McKinnon investigates two of Australia’s most notorious fraudsters whose crimes are so grandiose, so brazen, they defy belief.

First, the intriguing story of Rajina Subramaniam – the biggest con-woman this country has ever seen. The timid Sydney accountant stole more than $45 million from one of the country’s largest corporations. Then she went on a spectacular spending spree. And, all the while, she was involved in a bizarre love triangle … right under the noses of unsuspecting workmates.

Then there’s Dimitri De Angelis, a master manipulator who shamelessly fleeced the rich … and the famous.

De Angelis portrayed himself as a wealthy businessman … a mover-and-shaker with ties to European blue blood dating back centuries, but in reality he was a conman who preyed on the trust, naivety and vanity of some of Australia’s wealthiest people.

We hear from Dimitri … and the investors whose lives he ruined.

Thursday January 29 at 9pm (after The Block) on Nine.

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Returning: Bogan Hunters http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-bogan-hunters.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-bogan-hunters.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:31:18 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215734 2015-01-22_1053The Australia Day weekend kick starts the return of several 7mate favourites with new episodes Family Guy, American Dad, Doomsday Preppers, Hardcore Pawn, Beverly Hills Pawn and Man v Food.

Bogan Hunters is back on Sunday, February 8 with two new specials from Paul Fenech.

Summernats and the Hunt for the Great Aussie Hoon sees Pauly and his mates heading to the nation’s capital on the hunt for burnouts, beers and bogans. If that’s not enough burning rubber, the hunters make the pilgrimage to the mountain in Bogan Hunters – Bathurst Conspiracy.

Comedian Troy Kinne will also return later this year with a new season of Kinne.

Sunday January 25
6.30pm Doomsday Preppers

Monday January 26
8.30pm Pawn Stars
9.00pm American Restoration
10.00pm American Pickers

Tuesday January 27
7.30pm What Went Down
8.30pm American Dad
9.00pm Family Guy

Wednesday January 28
7.30pm Beverly Hills Pawn
8.30pm Hardcore Pawn
9.30pm Baggage Battles
10.30pm The Car Chasers

Thursday January 29
7.30pm Man v Food
8.30pm Tattoo Nightmares
9.30pm Tattoo Nightmares Miami

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Stan launches on Australia Day http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/stan-launches-on-australia-day.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/stan-launches-on-australia-day.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:30:43 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215859 2015-01-22_1823Nine / Fairfax streaming service Stan will launch on Australia Day, offering TV and movies for $10 a month.

The joint venture, which will compete for subscribers against other players including Presto, Netflix and Quickflix, will be available “in up to full HD on your TV or favourite device, including tablets and smartphones.”

It launches with a 30-day free trial.

Mike Sneesby, CEO of Stan, said: “We know there’s been some speculation around Stan’s launch date, and while we’ve had to keep it under wraps we’re really proud to be able to announce that Australia’s new streaming service will launch on Australia Day.”

Better Call Saul, the prequel to the award-winning Breaking Bad, will premiere on Monday, February 9, fast-tracked from the US.

Nine will present a special screening of the first two episodes of Transparent on Tuesday, January 27, at 10.00pm, ahead of the entire season available on Stan.

Mozart in the Jungle starring Malcolm McDowell, Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters, and Gael García Bernal, will also offer the entire season while Fargo’s first season will also available at launch.

Joining the lineup of exclusives will be an extensive range of award-winning TV shows including Masters of Sex, Hannibal, Ray Donovan, Californication, The Good Wife, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Top Gear and Doctor Who. A selection of quality Australian programming will also be available on Stan, such as Ja’mie Private School Girl, Redfern Now and Rake, plus all seasons of Underbelly, House Husbands and Love Child.

On launch, the entire collection of James Bond films will be available as an SVOD exclusive, as well as recent releases including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, plus more of the biggest film franchises including The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Robocop, Rambo and Terminator. Showcasing the best in international cinema, Stan will be the SVOD home of SBS World Movies, while award-winning Australian films such as Animal Kingdom will also join the movie lineup.

With something for everyone, Stan will have the biggest kids TV shows including Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Wiggles, In the Night Garden, Sarah and Duck, Charlie and Lola and iCarly. Stan’s dedicated kids zone will enable a safe and controlled viewing environment for kids, with the ability to set up individual profiles for everyone in the family based on classification.

All titles will be available to watch instantly in up to full HD on multiple platforms including television, tablets, computers and mobile phones.

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Wolf Hall to air on BBC First http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/wolf-hall-to-air-on-bbc-first.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/wolf-hall-to-air-on-bbc-first.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:29:19 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215856 2015-01-22_1136Arise Sir Damian Lewis…

BBC First has announced it will air upcoming 6-part TV series Wolf Fall, in the first half of 2015.

An adaption of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies, it stars Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn.

It also stars Jonathan Pryce (Cranford), Joanne Whalley (The Borgias), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife), Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game Of Thrones) and Saskia Reeves (Turks & Caicos).

It premiered in the UK this week, described by The Telegraph as “masterful” bringing “a fascinating, dangerous world into our living rooms. Pay attention: this is TV worth watching.” It’s not clear why the series isn’t being fast-tracked to Australia, in keeping with the BBC First strategy.

Tim Christlieb, Acting Director of Channels for BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand, says “Wolf Hall is an enormously ambitious project that has resulted in genuine event television and we’re thrilled to continue to premiere blockbuster British drama in Australia on BBC First. Widely acknowledged as a literary masterpiece, it’s been crafted for TV with modern audiences in mind and is a hugely compelling and rewarding experience for viewers.”

Directed by BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky and adapted by Oscar-nominated Peter Straughan, the flagship drama presents an intimate portrait of Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant consigliere to King Henry VIII, as he manoeuvres the corridors of power at the Tudor court. The story follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker – from humble beginnings and an enigmatic past – who must serve king and country while navigating deadly political intrigue, the King’s tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation.

Mark Rylance says: “I love it when an author, such as Hilary Mantel, does her research and discovers an original understanding of a very familiar piece of history. Even during our rehearsals her detailed imagination of the world of Thomas Cromwell is alive in Peter Straughan’s ingenious and faithful adaptation.”

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Death in Paradise http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/death-in-paradise-5.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/death-in-paradise-5.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215845 2015-01-22_1047When the president of the Heritage Society dies Humphrey investigates whether food poisoning is really to blame? 8:30pm Friday BBC First.

  • American Idol
  • World’s Most Dangerous Roads
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Midsomer Murders
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Wednesday 21 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/wednesday-21-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/wednesday-21-january-2015.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:41:11 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215838 Wednesday: 1 NINE NEWS 6:30 1,012,000 2 NINE NEWS 1,004,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 959,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 856,000 5 A CURRENT AFFAIR 825,000]]> 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: Wednesday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 21/01/2015 14/01/2015 Network ABC 10.4% 12.1% Network ABC2 2.4% 2.6% Network ABC3 1.1% 1.1% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 1.3% Network ABC TTL 15.0% 17.1% Network 7 20.3% 19.5% Network 7TWO 9.6% 5.2% Network 7mate 3.8% 3.8% Network 7 TTL 33.7% 28.5% Network 9 15.9% 14.2% Network GO! 4.1% 4.4% Network Gem 3.3% 3.9% Network 9 TTL 23.4% 22.5% Network TEN 13.2% 16.6% Network ONE 5.3% 5.0% Network ELEVEN 3.8% 3.9% Network TEN TTL 22.3% 25.6% Network SBS ONE 3.8% 4.6% Network SBS 2 1.7% 1.6% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 5.6% 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:
Wednesday
Date: 21/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,012,000 272,000 362,000 235,000 83,000 60,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,004,000 287,000 336,000 234,000 87,000 60,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 959,000 234,000 305,000 191,000 104,000 125,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 856,000 199,000 296,000 188,000 74,000 99,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 825,000 218,000 250,000 211,000 82,000 64,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 691,000 166,000 256,000 109,000 75,000 85,000
7 CUSTOMS Network 9 689,000 206,000 181,000 184,000 70,000 48,000
8 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 3 Network 7 623,000 174,000 274,000 118,000 58,000 0
9 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 568,000 149,000 194,000 120,000 58,000 47,000
10 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 564,000 146,000 175,000 118,000 54,000 71,000
11 HUMAN UNIVERSE WITH BRIAN COX-EV Network ABC 557,000 164,000 178,000 92,000 63,000 60,000
12 HOT SEAT Network 9 548,000 135,000 186,000 138,000 49,000 40,000
13 TO CATCH A SMUGGLER Network 9 548,000 185,000 124,000 135,000 52,000 53,000
14 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 538,000 158,000 167,000 106,000 57,000 50,000
15 QI RPT Network ABC 525,000 150,000 161,000 102,000 55,000 57,000
16 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 31 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 518,000 134,000 225,000 54,000 80,000 25,000
17 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 31 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 517,000 117,000 242,000 64,000 71,000 24,000
18 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 483,000 102,000 165,000 113,000 56,000 47,000
19 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 3 – LATE Network 7 471,000 119,000 196,000 93,000 63,000 0
20 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 459,000 132,000 151,000 73,000 61,000 43,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Wednesday
Date: 21/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 3 Network 7TWO 363,000 97,000 137,000 49,000 49,000 31,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX2 Network GO! 287,000 57,000 74,000 58,000 53,000 44,000
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 3 – LATE Network 7TWO 276,000 70,000 119,000 54,000 34,000 0
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 264,000 56,000 66,000 66,000 39,000 36,000
5 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 228,000 38,000 63,000 47,000 43,000 37,000
6 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-EV Network ABC2 212,000 37,000 63,000 52,000 32,000 27,000
7 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 210,000 37,000 48,000 51,000 30,000 45,000
8 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 210,000 40,000 45,000 56,000 37,000 33,000
9 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 208,000 34,000 81,000 40,000 24,000 29,000
10 THE SIMPSONS EP 2 RPT Network ELEVEN 202,000 41,000 49,000 54,000 27,000 31,000
11 PETER RABBIT-AM Network ABC2 200,000 26,000 48,000 59,000 29,000 37,000
12 COLLATERAL RPT Network ONE 199,000 49,000 60,000 33,000 22,000 35,000
13 JONATHAN CREEK Network 7TWO 198,000 45,000 104,000 11,000 26,000 12,000
14 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 188,000 22,000 66,000 42,000 30,000 28,000
15 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 187,000 26,000 65,000 35,000 32,000 29,000
16 RPA -EV Network Gem 187,000 41,000 41,000 64,000 16,000 25,000
17 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 181,000 38,000 36,000 38,000 29,000 39,000
18 CHARLIE AND LOLA-EV Network ABC2 180,000 39,000 39,000 46,000 30,000 26,000
19 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 179,000 32,000 35,000 53,000 25,000 34,000
20 HARDCORE PAWN Network 7mate 179,000 57,000 65,000 19,000 37,000 0

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 350,000 86,000 133,000 80,000 25,000 25,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 344,000 90,000 124,000 80,000 27,000 23,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 296,000 62,000 98,000 57,000 38,000 41,000
4 CUSTOMS Network 9 293,000 95,000 80,000 69,000 23,000 27,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 292,000 76,000 91,000 72,000 27,000 26,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 286,000 66,000 109,000 76,000 20,000 16,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 275,000 71,000 100,000 72,000 17,000 15,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 266,000 52,000 98,000 61,000 18,000 37,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 264,000 52,000 94,000 55,000 27,000 36,000
5 CUSTOMS Network 9 246,000 80,000 70,000 61,000 19,000 17,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 178,000 27,000 70,000 46,000 11,000 24,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 176,000 35,000 66,000 40,000 15,000 20,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 173,000 38,000 68,000 45,000 14,000 9,000
4 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 3 Network 7 167,000 44,000 79,000 35,000 10,000 0
5 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 164,000 32,000 66,000 40,000 14,000 12,000

 

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Wednesday
Date: 21/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 THE FLASH FOX8 63,000
2 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 61,000
3 BEVERLY HILLS: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF… ARENA 50,000
4 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 48,000
5 FAMILY GUY FOX8 48,000
6 CORONATION STREET UKTV 48,000
7 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? UKTV 47,000
8 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 47,000
9 ADVENTURE TIME Cartoon Network 46,000
10 ZOU Disney Junior 46,000
11 EASTENDERS UKTV 45,000
12 HIGHWAY PATROL FOX8 45,000
13 CALIMERO Disney Junior 44,000
14 RIO BRAVO FOX Classics 43,000
15 BUILDING THE DREAM LifeStyle Channel 43,000
16 JUDGE JUDY ARENA 43,000
17 THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Cartoon Network 42,000
18 CALL THE MIDWIFE UKTV 41,000
19 DORA AND FRIENDS Nick Jr. 41,000
20 JUDGE JUDY ARENA 41,000

 

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

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The Block: Triple Threat http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/the-block-triple-threat.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/the-block-triple-threat.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:58:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215405 2015-01-21_1442Just what is it about Renovation that makes Reality TV viewers go weak at the knees? They can’t seem to get enough of the stuff, so Nine is filling up their cup with a whole lot more of The Block while it’s on a roll.

Ever since Nine’s inspired decision to revive the series -and then strip it across the week- the show has defied the naysayers: bumper ratings, (mostly) lucrative winnings, plenty of media coverage and a Gold Logie for host Scott Cam. Even two seasons a year hasn’t dented its place in the Nine schedule.

This year the first of two seasons, The Block: Triple Threat, is again set in Melbourne -apparently the property market suits the show, but it’s also the biggest audience for the show. Nine confidently rolls the series out some 2 weeks before the start of official ratings, and ahead of its key rival, Seven’s My Kitchen Rules.

Six new teams will vie for three places on The Block, a run down apartment block in Darling Street, South Yarra. Four returning teams will battle for the final fourth place. It means we are in for plenty of preliminary challenges before we arrive at the final cast.

Using the theory that bigger is better, the six new teams will be forced to renovate an apartment block that is, for all intents and purposes, identical to the actual Block. It’s an ugly, dated dog-box and they are given just days to renovate entire rooms on limited budgets. No question, it’s the toughest hoops the show has ever asked contestants to jump through just to get to the starting line.

Yes, it’s sort of like watching the real show on fast-forward. We go through all the dramas, conflict, judging and reveals in extended pop-choon episodes (around 1:15 hr) and it takes two nights before the first team is culled. But I couldn’t help but ask, all this preliminary stuff and we still weren’t at the final cast? How much renovation is too much renovation?

The six teams are a mix of partners, siblings and cousins, with varying experience in renovation and design. They joke, argue, and forget stuff that will cost them big time in the soapie storytelling way that works for the series. If the show became more ethnic last season, it appears to have reverted this time, but there are less of the chiselled models that seemed to define its earliest seasons.

For my money Scott Cam as narrator missed his calling as a kid’s TV host. His style is big, basic, brushstroke in delivery, and the show has a truckload of junior blockheads as a result. But it does have a way of cutting through the mire and signposting the bleedingly obvious, which is not such a bad thing.

For the 10th season, Cam will again be joined by Shelley Craft, judges Neal Whittaker and Darren Palmer -Shaynna Blaze is absent from early judging- foreman Keith Schleiger and new ‘foreboy,’ former contestant Dan Reilly. It’s impossible not to notice the colloquial “mate / buddy” factor has boomed this season.

It’s fair to say everybody loves a good reveal so fans will be in heaven with a slew of them here. Based on the show’s ratings success it’s not hard to see why Nine has opted for more of everything: more contestants, more challenges, more airtime. As it seeks to dissuade fragmenting audiences, a stripped reality hit has proven to be solid insurance. Eventually there will be a tipping point, and in 2015 TV is offering more Renovation than ever before.

So here’s a radical thought: when does The Block go back to basics, a move that arguably rescued MasterChef from oblivion? I would be keen to see the show zero in on what it does best: renovate (no silly challenges) as a twice-weekly show, with more compact judging and elimination, and less horrendous recaps.

I would also consider an Uncut Block somewhere in the schedule. There is so much bleeping over the swearing that it just reiterates how censored the show really is. Give adults an ‘adult viewing’ option. The show has also become too inward in its Melbourne backdrop -show me new property markets, new weather challenges, new local cultural enhancers. One season, not two, would also restore a freshness when it pops back into the schedule.

The next season this year is also reportedly in Melbourne, and I feel like I have seen it already.

Of course The Block does not have MasterChef‘s problem of diminishing numbers. It is striking while the iron is hot. Ratings would suggest more, more, more is still a viable storytelling strategy. Who am I to argue?

The Block: Triple Threat premieres 7:30pm Tuesday January 27 on Nine.

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Producers support reform for foreign visas http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/producers-support-reform-for-foreign-visas.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/producers-support-reform-for-foreign-visas.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:55:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215811 2015-01-21_1524Film and Television Producers have backed a “sensible approach” to the government’s review of Temporary Work (Entertainment) Visas, following criticism of the proposal by the MEAA.

Foreign workers can currently be brought in to work temporarily in Australia on a subclass 420 visa after approval from Arts Minister George Brandis, consultation with the MEAA and proven employment benefit to Australia.

Matthew Deaner, Executive Director Screen Producers said, “The screen industry is changing rapidly and it is vital that we regularly review our competitiveness and growth, and in particular look at those mechanisms that have not been changed for many years. We must remove processes and regulation that inhibit our industry’s potential and at the same time acknowledge the market and our audience’s desire and need.

“We operate now more than ever in a global marketplace. Our industry benefits from this engagement. Our talented technicians, performers and creators work globally and the Australian industry in return is significantly larger than it would be if we were purely domestically oriented. We all benefit from international finance and talent. As do local and international audiences, as we deliver quality productions to their screens.

“We must ensure that our potential is not limited by uncertain, onerous and expensive bureaucratic processes that deter our local and international partners.

“On occasion there are projects in which the creative and commercial requirements demand our screen creators to be nimble in the way they construct their content.

“We will be looking to the Government’s Review of Temporary Work (Entertainment) Visa to deliver sensible reform that balances the needs of all parts of the screen industry and contribute to the continued growth of the sector to ensure greater employment not only for cast but also writers, directors, crew and producers.

“Screen Producers Australia advocates for a sensible approach. We know that Australian audiences love seeing Australian faces on their screens, however greater flexibility will ensure more production and more employment for all.”

But the MEAA says the proposal could threaten the livelihood of Australian actors, entertainers and crews.

Director of the MEAA’s Actors’ Equity section, Zoe Angus, has said, “Any attempts to dismantle industry protections that have created an incredible pool of talent that includes the likes of Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Hemsworth and Joel Edgerton will be fiercely resisted by MEAA and our members.”

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ABC disagrees with claims audience is “switching off” http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/abc-disagrees-with-claims-audience-is-switching-off.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/abc-disagrees-with-claims-audience-is-switching-off.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:53:49 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215827 abc uThe ABC has hit back at suggestions its audience is “switching off in droves” as recent media articles have suggested.

This week The Australian wrote that public broadcaster is losing viewers aged over-55 during prime time and suggested “the ABC was the worst performing free-to-air TV broadcaster last year.”

It cited OzTAM ratings for 2014 which shows the broadcaster was down 9.28% compared to 2013, the biggest drop of all FTA broadcasters.

But News Corp has neglected to note ABC’s primary channel finished ahead of TEN. A major factor in the switch-up is that TEN was so low in 2013 that ABC went up, whereas in 2014 TEN clawed some of that share back.

In a staff email Director of Television Richard Finlayson defended, “The fact is we achieve highly competitive results with significantly less money.”

An ABC spokesperson also cited the growing numbers for iview.

The worst performing network in 2014, if we must go there, was SBS at 5.3%. ABC was more than three times that audience.

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Today Tonight breaches couple’s privacy http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/today-tonight-breaches-couples-privacy.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/today-tonight-breaches-couples-privacy.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:51:55 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215803 2014-01-20_1231It may only be airing in some states rather than nationally but Today Tonight is still under the eye of media watchdog, The Australian Communications and Media Authority, which has found a broadcasting breach.

A November 2013 segment (when the show was still airing nationally) has breached the personal information and privacy provision sections of  the Code of Practice .

A story on a dispute over the sale of a house invaded the privacy of the couple living on the property when the program filmed through a window and inside the house. The reporter named the street and suburb, and footage clearly showed personal information and signatures on a contract relating to the property.

ACMA was satisfied that the material used in the broadcast related to the complainant’s personal or private affairs, intruded upon the complainant’s seclusion in more than a fleeting way and was not readily available from the public domain.

It also ruled there was no identifiable public interest reason for broadcasting the material and consent was not obtained.

“The privacy requirements of the Code are there to protect people’s personal information where there is no clear public interest in disclosure,” said ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman.

Southern Cross Television Pty Ltd, licensee of TNT Tasmania has undertaken to provide a copy of the decision to senior news and current affairs staff and senior management, and to include it in future training sessions. It has also provided a copy of the report to the Seven Network, where it will be circulated to relevant staff and included in future training sessions.

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Amazing Race adds “blind date” teams http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/amazing-race-adds-blind-date-teams.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/amazing-race-adds-blind-date-teams.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:50:11 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215799 2015-01-21_1155A new season of The Amazing Race premieres in the US in late February and this season revolves around entirely “dating duos” -but 5 of the 11 teams have never met before.

In what is being called “the most extreme blind date ever” the cast includes New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight and his partner Harley Rodriguez and Olympic medalists Aly Dudek and Steven Langton.

There are also two male same-sex teams, one in an established relationship, the others on a round-the-world blind date.

“Usually we have people who know each other really well. In this particular case we have five blind dates and six regular dates,” said Bertram van Munster, co-creator and executive producer. “Going on a blind date to a restaurant is one thing, but going on a blind date around the world is like rolling the dice in a big way.”

Teams will have the chance to win a new “date night” reward, such as a night at a hot springs resort in Japan, or star-gazing at the Bavarian Public Observatory in Germany.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Returning: NCIS, NCIS: LA, Wonderland, The Good Wife. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-ncis-ncis-la-wonderland-the-good-wife.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-ncis-ncis-la-wonderland-the-good-wife.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:45:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215813 2015-01-21_1435TEN has confirmed more of its upcoming schedule with local drama Wonderland plus US dramas NCIS, NCIS: LA and The Good Wife all back the week after next.

Monday February 2
9:00 pm Movie: Jack Reacher

Tuesday February 3
8:30 pm NCIS
Grounded DiNozzo, Bishop and her husband, who are stuck at Dulles airport due to inclement weather, work an NCIS case involving an elevated terrorist threat to Northeast airports.

9:30 pm NCIS: Los Angeles
“The Grey Man”
When a former Marine turned homeless is murdered, Kensi and Deeks go undercover for the investigation and find a link to the Mexican cartel.

Wednesday 4th February
8:30pm Wonderland
“Rescue”
Tom’s late night decision leaves him on thin ice; Callan’s efforts to bond with Steve result in a brush with death; Dani uncovers plans for a secret wedding but there’s an even bigger shock in store.

9:30pm The Good Wife
“The Trial”
When Cary’s case goes to trial, a plea deal offer has him seriously considering jail time. A bad joke lands Alicia in trouble, just as her campaign for State’s Attorney is in full stride.

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Trioli & Rowland back for ABC News Breakfast http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/trioli-rowland-back-for-abc-news-breakfast.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/trioli-rowland-back-for-abc-news-breakfast.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:44:56 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215801 2014-01-26_1527Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland return as hosts of ABC News Breakfast on Monday, January 26.

Joining them again for 2015 are sports presenter Paul Kennedy and weather presenter Vanessa O’Hanlon, who have both been with the program since it launched in 2008.

“What, already?” Trioli said.

Michael Rowland added: “It’s been great being a News Breakfast viewer over the holidays but I can’t wait to get back for what is going to be a cracking year for the show. Also, the studio couch is much more comfortable than our one at home.”

ABC News Breakfast appeals to those who might want a bit more with breakfast than cash-giveaways and cats doing funny things on YouTube, setting itself apart with an informative mix of international and national news, incisive analysis, intelligent debate and commentary, sports, arts and generous helpings of politics.

Broadcast from Melbourne, the program provides comprehensive coverage of the day’s stories and breaking news, drawing from the ABC’s unmatched local and international network of journalists.

ABC News Breakfast has grown its audience year-on-year in a highly competitive market.

ABC News Breakfast provides a quality rolling news program each weekday morning from 6.00-9.00am (AEDT) on ABC and ABC News 24. It can also be streamed Live online at: abc.net.au/news.

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SKY News: Australia Day http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/sky-news-australia-day-2.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/sky-news-australia-day-2.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:42:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215737 2015-01-21_1547SKY News will be covering Australia Day celebrations from 5am to late night, around the country, including full coverage of the annual fireworks spectacular at Darling Harbour.

From 5am, First Edition join National Affairs Correspondent Celina Edmonds Live from the Sydney Opera House with Nina Stevens at the SKY News Centre and Chief Political Reporter Kieran Gilbert in Canberra.

From 9am, Live coverage of the 10k Wheelchair Race with SKY News SportsNight anchor James Bracey followed by a special edition of Sportsline.

At 10am SKY News will take viewers Live to Canberra for the Flag Raising and Australian citizenship ceremony.

A highlight this year will be the 12pm Salute to Australia with a 21 Gun Salute on Sydney Harbour. SKY News reporter Cameron Price will be on board HMAS Canberra to capture every compelling moment, a salute from a Royal Australian Navy Flagship and an aerial flyover of RAAF Jets.

Throughout the day SKY News reporters around the country will have Live reports and updates during NewsDay with Ashleigh Gillon before Reporting Live with Stan Grant at 6pm, followed by PVO NewsHour at 7pm.

A special two hour edition of Paul Murray Live at 8pm Live from Sydney’s Darling Harbour including full coverage of the annual fireworks spectacular.

At 10pm SportsNight; James Bracey anchors a special Australia Day edition of the program.

Australia’s Public Affairs Channel (A-PAC) will have encore presentations of Australia Day events through the day including Liveoverage of the Australia Day concert from the Sydney Opera House.

Online http://www.skynews.com.au/australiaday will have Live updates including an interactive gallery of viewer’s pictures featuring local Australia Day celebrations across the country. Want to be involved? Share your best Australia Day picture on social media using #sky4ozday.

*All times are AEDT

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Returning: Ex on the Beach http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-ex-on-the-beach.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-ex-on-the-beach.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:41:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215806 2015-01-21_1531Buff and buxom Brits are back on the beach in the second fast-tracked season of dating reality show Ex on the Beach.

Eight sexy singles arrive on a sun-kissed beach for what they believe to be a fun dating show. It’s not long before they find out it’s actually ‘Ex on the Beach!!’

Argh! Their worries are soon put aside as the flirting begins.

The first ex arrives, sending shockwaves through the group and causing a major rift, but when the second ex is washed ashore the singles dream holiday suddenly becomes a complete nightmare!

8.30pm Wednesday 28th January on MTV.

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AFC Asian Cup http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/afc-asian-cup.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/afc-asian-cup.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:56:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215795 2015-01-21_0903Live coverage of the Socceroos vs China, in their bid for a place in the Semi Final. Match live 9:30pm AEDT ABC and FOX Sports (check guides).

  • Movie: Saturday Night Fever
  • Inside Comedy
  • Gourmet Farmer
  • Plebs
  • Dalziel and Pascoe
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Tuesday 20 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/tuesday-20-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/tuesday-20-january-2015.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:09:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215787 Tuesday: 1 NINE NEWS 1,123,000 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 1,051,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 902,000 4 A CURRENT AFFAIR 863,000 5 SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 837,000]]> 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 20/01/2015 13/01/2015 Network ABC 10.6% 13.4% Network ABC2 2.9% 3.1% Network ABC3 1.1% 1.4% Network ABC News 24 1.3% 1.5% Network ABC TTL 15.9% 19.4% Network 7 23.4% 16.3% Network 7TWO 4.0% 6.1% Network 7mate 3.5% 3.6% Network 7 TTL 30.8% 26.0% Network 9 19.1% 17.6% Network GO! 4.1% 4.0% Network Gem 3.3% 4.0% Network 9 TTL 26.5% 25.7% Network TEN 13.2% 14.1% Network ONE 3.5% 4.4% Network ELEVEN 3.5% 3.4% Network TEN TTL 20.2% 21.9% Network SBS ONE 4.4% 4.5% Network SBS 2 2.0% 2.4% Network NITV 0.2% 0.2% Network SBS TTL 6.6% 7.1%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 20/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,123,000 312,000 374,000 260,000 88,000 89,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,051,000 312,000 364,000 211,000 90,000 73,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 902,000 206,000 268,000 159,000 116,000 153,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 863,000 259,000 251,000 181,000 98,000 74,000
5 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 2 Network 7 837,000 260,000 361,000 123,000 93,000 0
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 825,000 187,000 271,000 156,000 92,000 120,000
7 KALGOORLIE COPS Network 9 737,000 159,000 231,000 184,000 68,000 95,000
8 RBT Network 9 684,000 161,000 197,000 173,000 76,000 78,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 657,000 216,000 215,000 84,000 64,000 79,000
10 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 604,000 156,000 179,000 105,000 72,000 93,000
11 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 604,000 160,000 180,000 100,000 95,000 68,000
12 HOT SEAT Network 9 592,000 150,000 186,000 157,000 51,000 49,000
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 539,000 118,000 154,000 145,000 50,000 72,000
14 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 533,000 156,000 195,000 79,000 46,000 57,000
15 NCIS RPT Network TEN 524,000 151,000 140,000 96,000 57,000 81,000
16 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 512,000 141,000 140,000 109,000 57,000 66,000
17 QI RPT Network ABC 507,000 160,000 171,000 95,000 39,000 42,000
18 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 494,000 134,000 150,000 90,000 53,000 66,000
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 494,000 113,000 151,000 132,000 46,000 52,000
20 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S RISE OF ANIMALS RPT Network ABC 487,000 145,000 164,000 92,000 35,000 52,000

 

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: 20/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 226,000 61,000 68,000 46,000 26,000 25,000
2 DINOSAUR TRAIN-PM Network ABC2 210,000 51,000 45,000 55,000 34,000 25,000
3 HOOPLA DOOPLA!-PM Network ABC2 205,000 65,000 47,000 35,000 9,000 49,000
4 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 202,000 41,000 56,000 46,000 29,000 29,000
5 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 201,000 44,000 83,000 30,000 20,000 24,000
6 READY, STEADY, WIGGLE!-PM Network ABC2 201,000 64,000 40,000 37,000 8,000 53,000
7 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 200,000 38,000 69,000 54,000 14,000 25,000
8 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 200,000 47,000 33,000 57,000 22,000 41,000
9 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-PM Network ABC2 195,000 59,000 41,000 41,000 9,000 45,000
10 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV Network GO! 192,000 42,000 46,000 54,000 22,000 27,000
11 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 191,000 50,000 59,000 48,000 15,000 20,000
12 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 191,000 26,000 50,000 76,000 26,000 12,000
13 HA HA HAIRIES-AM Network ABC2 190,000 36,000 61,000 47,000 21,000 24,000
14 LAH-LAH’S ADVENTURES-AM Network ABC2 184,000 39,000 41,000 44,000 22,000 38,000
15 TREE FU TOM-PM Network ABC2 184,000 42,000 48,000 38,000 17,000 39,000
16 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-EV Network ABC2 180,000 49,000 38,000 43,000 21,000 30,000
17 PETER RABBIT-AM Network ABC2 180,000 46,000 37,000 39,000 19,000 39,000
18 PEG + CAT-PM Network ABC2 178,000 57,000 44,000 28,000 11,000 38,000
19 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 178,000 44,000 29,000 58,000 26,000 20,000
20 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 177,000 29,000 63,000 52,000 15,000 18,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 369,000 98,000 110,000 83,000 30,000 49,000
2 KALGOORLIE COPS Network 9 358,000 73,000 116,000 98,000 27,000 44,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 353,000 99,000 107,000 75,000 31,000 41,000
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 323,000 95,000 79,000 74,000 34,000 42,000
5 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 2 Network 7 322,000 110,000 140,000 43,000 30,000 0

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 326,000 80,000 103,000 77,000 23,000 42,000
2 KALGOORLIE COPS Network 9 310,000 55,000 96,000 96,000 22,000 41,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 310,000 84,000 93,000 73,000 28,000 33,000
4 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 2 Network 7 293,000 97,000 134,000 35,000 27,000 0
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 288,000 77,000 76,000 66,000 31,000 40,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 2 Network 7 208,000 63,000 101,000 27,000 17,000 0
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 206,000 65,000 63,000 40,000 20,000 17,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 205,000 49,000 76,000 40,000 16,000 24,000
4 KALGOORLIE COPS Network 9 187,000 39,000 58,000 56,000 13,000 22,000
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 184,000 48,000 49,000 40,000 18,000 29,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 20/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 CALL THE MIDWIFE BBC First 100,000
2 FAMILY GUY FOX8 69,000
3 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 65,000
4 CORONATION STREET UKTV 59,000
5 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 57,000
6 DORA THE EXPLORER Nick Jr. 51,000
7 MURDOCH MYSTERIES 13TH STREET 51,000
8 LIVE: FOOTBALL: ASIAN CUP: JPN V JOR FOX SPORTS 4 49,000
9 EASTENDERS UKTV 48,000
10 LIVE: WWE RAW FOX8 48,000
11 DOC MCSTUFFINS Disney Junior 46,000
12 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 45,000
13 FAMILY GUY FOX8 45,000
14 PALE RIDER FOX Classics 45,000
15 THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF LifeStyle Channel 44,000
16 ADVENTURE TIME Cartoon Network 43,000
17 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 41,000
18 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? UKTV 40,000
19 FAMILY GUY FOX8+2 40,000
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES TVH!TS 40,000

 

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

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For Waleed, it’s all about the work… http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/for-waleed-its-all-about-the-work.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/for-waleed-its-all-about-the-work.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:58:13 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215743 waleed projNext Monday Waleed Aly takes a permanent chair on The Project panel alongside co-hosts Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

It should prove to be a relatively seamless transition for the broadcaster, given he has been part of the Project family for three years now, regularly hosting Fridays plus other temporary stints.

Replacing Charlie Pickering (Rove McManus was actually a Heather Locklear-style ‘guest host’) is therefore not quite as radical as some have made out, but Aly says the biggest difference is likely to be an editorial one.

“It may be a bit more newsy than when Rove was there, my editorial input will probably be different to his, and my interests are different,” he says.

“But I think Charlie and I were, and are, quite similar people in a lot of ways.

“So it may be that we end up doing a similar sort of job, but the show will naturally, and what I do will, evolve. I imagine the way I host it in February will be very different to the way I host it in September. And that will be something I don’t even foresee. It will just happen.

“It’s more that by being part of the editorial process I will bring a particular brain to it.

“I’m not coming in going ‘I’ve got a story on nursing homes that I’ve been wanting to get to air for 10 years.’”

Aly is a big believer in The Project format, for its ability to marry news and entertainment in a way that speaks to a broad audience.

“It’s an utterly unique beast in Australian TV at least, and maybe even more than that. I can’t think of another show that delivers not just News but Commentary in that kind of way, and therefore opens up that kind of audience. As someone who has worked at the ABC it was always a show held in very high regard amongst serious newsmakers because of the way it was able to communicate things. And therefore who it was able to talk to,” he observes.

“So I think that’s why every few months there’s a report about some other network trying to develop a show that is loosely based on it.

“So there is a sort of irreducible excitement about taking on a show that has quite an ambitious take to make worlds meet that just otherwise wouldn’t. (Worlds) a lot of other people find hard to make meet.

“So the fact I have been doing it for a while and feel comfortable in the environment and I like what the show is trying to achieve, in some ways it was a fairly straightforward decision.”

Taking a story that is not immediately entertaining but injecting it with entertainment is part of the show’s DNA. Aly recalls watching writers, producers and graphics staff find ways to communicate information in a digestible way for its audience.

“I saw them do a package once about community detention of asylum seekers and the costs associated with that as oppose to the costs of mandatory detention. What was interesting, leaving aside entirely the issue, was the way that much dense information (that was) difficult to take on board if you were trying to read it, was packaged and presented in a way that made it jump off the screen,” he recalls.

“Thinking about how I would have covered that on my ABC Radio show, it’s a very different thing.

“Creative ways of getting information across sometimes emerge quite late in the piece. Or someone has a bizarre idea that gets explored a bit and suddenly becomes feasible. One time interviewing Clive Palmer there were a whole range of issues we wanted to discuss on certain policy issues. So we decided in the end instead of just doing a straight interview where it’s very hard to get all of that information into a tight interview, we turned it into a game show.

The Project can do that where other shows can’t or don’t –partly because the expectation of the show is that it will do that, and it’s self-aware and self-deprecating enough to take those sort of risks.”

Comedy is also central to the show, but Aly has no plans to reinvent his on-screen persona.

“What I have been doing and the level of comedy that has been used in my performance so far seems to have been working. It’s certainly worked well enough for them to offer me the job!” he laughs.

“Charlie was keen to inject the commentary and news-hound side of himself, and in some ways I think that was what he wanted to demonstrate.

“We come at it from different angles, but we are actually very similar in a lot of ways. We found that out from working together and doing a Comedy Festival show together that sold out quickly and got good reviews.

“I figure if I’ve done a Comedy Festival show I can do The Project.”

Yet when Aly was announced as the new permanent co-host, much of the headlines focussed on his diverse background. Aly has Egyptian heritage and identifies as Sunni Muslim. His appointment was heralded as a breakthrough for a primetime commercial show, despite 3 years as part-time co-host.

“It’s interesting people noticed it. Maybe that’s a good they’re aware of it. But it’s not something (I’ve been) talking about,” he remarks.

“I won’t get up in the morning and think ‘Right, how can I be diverse today?’

“It’s never been a point of conversation with Channel TEN or Roving or anything like that. It’s just never come up and that’s probably the most encouraging development that there is.”

So would he prefer the media to focus more on his work than added diversity?

“Yes I think I would,” he says.

“People will take their own meaning from it, that’s true of the audience, the media, everybody. They will look at this and say ‘Wow there’s a non-white guy on TV.’ The fact that that’s remarkable is perhaps a bit sad but it doesn’t mean it’s the main agenda I want to push.

“It’s not really part of my job.”

Waleed Aly returns to The Project 6:30pm Monday on TEN.

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Union to fight proposed changes to foreign actor visas http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/union-to-fight-proposed-changes-to-foreign-actor-visas.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/union-to-fight-proposed-changes-to-foreign-actor-visas.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:55:57 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215766 2015-01-21_0135Proposed changes to the Temporary Worker (entertainment) visa have come under fire from the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, amid concerns they could threaten the livelihood of Australian actors, entertainers and crews.

Foreign workers can currently be brought in to work temporarily in Australia on a subclass 420 visa after approval from Arts Minister George Brandis, consultation with the MEAA and employment benefit to Australia.

But Fairfax reports a federal government review has recommended “reducing the burden and cost of unnecessary or inefficient regulation” and removing all three protections.

Actor Michael Caton has joined with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and the Labor opposition in warning that proposed changes to the Temporary Worker (entertainment) visa poses a threat to Australian film and television workers.

Director of the MEAA’s Actors’ Equity section, Zoe Angus, told the newspaper, “Any attempts to dismantle industry protections that have created an incredible pool of talent that includes the likes of Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Hemsworth and Joel Edgerton will be fiercely resisted by MEAA and our members.”

Michael Caton told Fairfax, “It has been working really well for about 20 years, so why fiddle with it? And if you are going to bring in whole casts, what are we doing subsidising what are supposed to be Australian movies?”

“And why would you bring in sound engineers and special effects people, when you have Australians up for Academy Awards in these categories?”

“It’s a fairly precarious industry as it is, all this will do is make it harder to get work for everybody, crews, actors, whatever. It will hurt our work prospects.”

Labor Arts spokesman Mark Dreyfus said the Abbott Government had “begun a process by stealth to undermine Australian actors, performers and the workers who support them” as the review had been launched with no notice from the Arts or Immigration ministers.

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Report: Bruce Gordon to oppose TEN sale to Discovery / Foxtel http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/report-bruce-gordon-to-oppose-ten-sale-to-discovery-foxtel.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/report-bruce-gordon-to-oppose-ten-sale-to-discovery-foxtel.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:54:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215764 ten 10WIN Corporation mogul Bruce Gordon is set to oppose a potential $590 million sale of TEN to Foxtel and Discovery, in favour of his own alternative proposal, according to media reports.

Fairfax reports TEN’s largest shareholder believes the network should remain in Australian hands.

News Corp reports he will propose a complex debt restructure in coming weeks that would increase his economic interest without ­increasing his shareholding, capped at 15% under current legislation.

But any deal also needs the ­approval of Lachlan Murdoch and James Packer.

Citi had been appointed to consider several potential takeover offers but yet to announce a successful proposal.

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Freeview’s HbbTV nominated in International Interactive TV Awards http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/freeviews-hbbtv-nominated-in-international-interactive-tv-awards.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/freeviews-hbbtv-nominated-in-international-interactive-tv-awards.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:51:54 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215747 2014-09-02_1111Freeview has been nominated as a finalist in two categories in the International Interactive TV Awards 2015, the only Australian entrant on the awards shortlist.

The nominations, announced in Paris, are both for Freeview’s hybrid TV platform FreeviewPlus, in the categories of Best Enhanced TV and Best User Experience.

Chief Executive Officer Liz Ross said, “The recognition of FreeviewPlus in such an important global awards competition as the ITV Awards is testament to our commitment to deliver outstanding innovation and the best interactive TV user experience in the world.

“These nominations are an acknowledgment that FreeviewPlus is right up at the forefront of the global development of hybrid TV technology and services.”

Launched on September 2 last year, FreeviewPlus is a world-first TV service for Australia, incorporating the most advanced, user-friendly free-to-air TV guide yet seen, and providing access to more content and services than ever before.

The International ITV Awards 2015, run by interactive TV professional organisation AFDESI in France,  is open to all companies around the world offering live interactive television services in 2014, including manufacturers, operators, broadcasters, developers, and publishers.

The competition has grown to incorporate all new formats of television interactivity, through remote control, fixed and mobile phone, second screen and internet.

Winners of the ITV Awards 2015 will be announced at a ceremony in Paris next month.

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Vale: Anne Kirkbride http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/vale-anne-kirkbride.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/vale-anne-kirkbride.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:49:12 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215756 2015-01-20_1545UK actress Anne Kirkbride, best known for Coronation Street, has died aged 60.

She passed away peacefully in a Manchester hospital after a short illness.

Kirkbride was in the show for 42 years as Deirdre Barlow, with cast and crew now said to be heartbroken.

Co-star William Roache, who played her husband Ken Barlow for many years, said Coronation Street has lost one of its iconic characters who will be greatly missed.

“I feel Anne’s loss so personally having worked closely with her for over 40 years. She was such a loving and vibrant person. You always knew she was there because her laugh was never far away.

“She was an impeccable performer with superb comedy timing and an immense gift for really heightened drama. We had some rows over the years as Ken and Deirdre and it was wonderful to play those scenes opposite her.

Coronation Street has lost one of its iconic characters and Anne will be greatly missed.”

Source: BBC

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Family Feud added to TEN’s Sundays http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/family-feud-added-to-tens-sundays.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/family-feud-added-to-tens-sundays.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:46:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215768 2015-01-21_0116Family Feud has been given another vote of confidence from TEN, set to air six nights a week from February 1st.

The show will air at 6pm Sunday – Friday, hosted by Grant Denyer.

Its a strategic move by the network given it has underperformed in the timeslot on arguably the most important night of the week. Offering an entertainment show will contrast with rival networks screening their 6pm news.

TEN Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Australians have fallen
in love with Family Feud, making it the most-watched game show on commercial television.

“Now everyone can enjoy the fun and excitement of Family Feud six nights a week.

Family Feud Sunday is part of an exciting new Sunday night line-up for TEN, including the Australian debut of the highly anticipated new family entertainment series I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! on February 1,” she said.

Update: TEN confirms the show will also air on ELEVEN and ONE on Sundays.

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Airdate: Louis Theroux’s LA Stories http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-louis-therouxs-la-stories.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-louis-therouxs-la-stories.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:44:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215586 Louis Theroux at how Los Angeles deals with sex offenders in the communityNext month ABC airs the latest doco series by Louis Theroux.

This three part series putting Los Angeles under the microscope has already aired on Pay TV, but is a Free to Air premiere.

You can read a review on one episode here.

In Louis Theroux’s LA Stories, Louis continues his diverse exploration of life in America. This time he looks at LA’s problem with neglected and feral dogs; the experiences of patients with life-threatening conditions at the city’s most famous hospital; and examines how California deals with sex offenders after they are released from prison.

Los Angeles has a horrible problem with its dogs. In the run-down south of the city, hundreds of feral and often dangerous dogs roam the streets or suffer cruel mistreatment in chaotic homes. Louis joins the dog catchers from the city’s biggest pound as they enter some of the roughest districts to capture or seize these dogs.

Thousands are euthanased each year, while others are put up for rescue or adoption. In a metaphor of a divided city Louis meets the well-meaning middle classes who try to provide a home for these often-troubled creatures and the trainers who see if you really can take the ghetto out of the dog when you take the dog out of the ghetto.

9:30pm Thursday February 5 ABC

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Celebrity Apprentice to air posthumous Joan Rivers appearance http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/celebrity-apprentice-to-air-posthumous-joan-rivers-appearance.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/celebrity-apprentice-to-air-posthumous-joan-rivers-appearance.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:40:58 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215739 2015-01-20_1428Next week’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice will include an appearance by former winner Joan Rivers, filmed just days before her death.

Donald Trump told Access Hollywood producers were torn on whether to include the footage or not.

“We really had a decision to make. Do we leave Joan on or do we cut it? And that’s always been a tough decision for people throughout the years and she was so incredible, we left Joan on,” he explained. “She did so well. If she didn’t do as well I wouldn’t have left her in, but she was so good, so she’ll be looking down and saying thank you.”

“You’re going to see tremendous strength from Joan Rivers. Smart, strong, incredible and you’re going to see a woman that was so healthy and was so vivacious and warm and then to have this happen so shortly thereafter, so, somebody made a horrible mistake,” he said.

“Well I met her and was with her three days prior to her death and I commented to people, ‘She might be around forever.’ She was incredible and so for this tragedy to happen was very, very sad,” he added.

Celebrity Apprentice airs 8:30pm Mondays on Arena.

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Pat Cash files for CNN’s Open Court http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/pat-cash-files-for-cnns-open-court.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/pat-cash-files-for-cnns-open-court.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:38:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215741 Li Na and Pat CashTennis champ Pat Cash has been conducting Australian Open interviews for CNN’s Open Court in Melbourne.

He speaks with past Australian Open winners, including last year’s champion, China’s Li Na who has announced her pregnancy this week. Cash finds out what the future holds for the mother-to-be.

Cash also meets 2014’s men’s champion Stan Wawrinka who will be defending his title. Wawrinka tells ‘Open Court’ he sees Serbian Novak Djokovic as favorite to win in 2015.

Cash also speaks to Australia’s current number one player, 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios. He broke onto the tennis scene last year when he knocked out world number one Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon but can he now live up to the hype surrounding him?

Finally, ‘Open Court’ meets retired seven-time grand slam winner including four Australian Opens, Evonne Goolagong Cawley. She talks about her childhood, her career, and finding success on the court.

Thursday January 22 at 2130 AEDT
Saturday January 24 at 1830 AEDT
Sunday January 25 at 0930 AEDT
Sunday February 1 at 1830 AEDT
Monday February 2 at 0930 AEDT

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Justified http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/justified-2.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/justified-2.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:00:30 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215726 2015-01-20_0942In the final season, the long brimming conflict between U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens & Boyd Crowder will finally come to a head. 3.30pm Wednesday on FX.

  • Human Universe with Brian Cox
  • Broad City
  • Rectify
  • WWII Air Crash Detectives
  • The Darren Sanders Show
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Timeshifted: Monday 12 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/timeshifted-monday-12-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/timeshifted-monday-12-january-2015.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:27:49 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215724 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: 12/01/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,075,000 1,071,000 4,000 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,051,000 1,047,000 4,000 3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,024,000 1,008,000 16,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 981,000 972,000 9,000 5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 903,000 889,000 14,000 6 NABBED Network 7 844,000 821,000 23,000 7 MOTORWAY PATROL Network 7 843,000 814,000 29,000 8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 779,000 776,000 3,000 9 BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE (R) Network 7 724,000 706,000 18,000 10 FAST4 TENNIS Network 9 707,000 704,000 2,000 11 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 649,000 648,000 1,000 12 BONES-MON Network 7 633,000 522,000 111,000 13 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 25 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 587,000 587,000 0 14 GRAND DESIGNS RPT Network ABC 586,000 570,000 16,000 15 QI RPT Network ABC 577,000 567,000 11,000 16 HOT SEAT Network 9 577,000 576,000 1,000 17 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 559,000 558,000 0 18 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 520,000 508,000 12,000 19 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 515,000 515,000 0 20 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 25 – POST-GAME Network TEN 491,000 491,000 0

 

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Timeshifted: Sunday 11 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/timeshifted-sunday-11-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/timeshifted-sunday-11-january-2015.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:26:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215722 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: 11/01/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,014,000 1,011,000 3,000 2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 969,000 965,000 4,000 3 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 837,000 836,000 1,000 4 SHERLOCK-EV Network ABC 789,000 695,000 94,000 5 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS – DR HARRY’S CRAZIEST HOUSE CALLS Network 7 760,000 755,000 4,000 6 RBT -RPT Network 9 752,000 734,000 18,000 7 60 MINUTES -SUMMER Network 9 703,000 695,000 8,000 8 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW-EV Network ABC 687,000 670,000 17,000 9 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 674,000 652,000 23,000 10 BORDER PATROL Network 7 650,000 639,000 11,000 11 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 24 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 617,000 615,000 2,000 12 BORDER SECURITY: INTERNATIONAL Network 7 617,000 601,000 16,000 13 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 598,000 598,000 0 14 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 24 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 555,000 554,000 0 15 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 23 – SESSION 2 DAY Network TEN 488,000 486,000 2,000 16 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 23 – POST-GAME DAY Network TEN 483,000 482,000 1,000 17 BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL 2015 – NIGHT Network 7TWO 458,000 457,000 2,000 18 M-SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Network 7 429,000 404,000 25,000 19 THE NEXT THREE DAYS Network 9 396,000 369,000 27,000 20 NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE Network 9 375,000 375,000 0

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Timeshifted: Saturday 10 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/timeshifted-saturday-10-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/timeshifted-saturday-10-january-2015.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:24:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215720 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: 10/01/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 FOURTH TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA SESSION 3 Network 9 1,348,000 1,348,000 0 2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 1,152,000 1,150,000 2,000 3 FOURTH TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA SESSION 2 Network 9 946,000 946,000 0 4 DEATH IN PARADISE RPT Network ABC 843,000 813,000 30,000 5 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 823,000 821,000 2,000 6 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC 822,000 817,000 6,000 7 FOURTH TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA SESSION 1 Network 9 801,000 801,000 0 8 THE CRICKET SHOW Network 9 774,000 773,000 1,000 9 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 22 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 682,000 678,000 4,000 10 JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH Network 9 651,000 623,000 28,000 11 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 22 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 466,000 463,000 3,000 12 CALL THE MIDWIFE RPT Network ABC 417,000 399,000 17,000 13 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT Network TEN 407,000 407,000 0 14 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 389,000 389,000 0 15 OCEAN’S TWELVE Network 9 369,000 360,000 10,000 16 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 22 – POST-GAME Network TEN 368,000 367,000 1,000 17 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE Network 7 347,000 347,000 0 18 FOURTH TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA PRE MATCH Network 9 310,000 310,000 0 19 WEEKEND TODAY – SATURDAY – LATE Network 9 298,000 298,000 0 20 M-TEEN BEACH MOVIE Network 7 281,000 258,000 24,000

 

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Timeshifted: Friday 9 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/timeshifted-friday-9-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/timeshifted-friday-9-january-2015.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:23:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215718 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: 09/01/2015 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,163,000 1,162,000 1,000 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,081,000 1,081,000 0 3 FOURTH TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA SESSION 3 Network 9 1,001,000 1,000,000 1,000 4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 861,000 851,000 10,000 5 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS SUMMER Network 7 794,000 782,000 13,000 6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 752,000 746,000 5,000 7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 721,000 711,000 10,000 8 FOURTH TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA SESSION 2 Network 9 702,000 701,000 1,000 9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 678,000 674,000 4,000 10 FOURTH TEST – AUSTRALIA V INDIA SESSION 1 Network 9 550,000 550,000 0 11 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 545,000 543,000 2,000 12 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 520,000 517,000 3,000 13 THE CRICKET SHOW Network 9 489,000 487,000 1,000 14 MIDSOMER MURDERS RPT Network ABC 486,000 452,000 34,000 15 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 21 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 484,000 483,000 1,000 16 M-BEVERLY HILLS COP II Network 7 456,000 445,000 11,000 17 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 439,000 421,000 18,000 18 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 434,000 427,000 8,000 19 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 430,000 418,000 13,000 20 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 21 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 412,000 411,000 1,000

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Monday 19 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/monday-19-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/monday-19-january-2015.html#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:24:21 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215714 Monday: 1 NINE NEWS 6:30 1,091,000 2 NINE NEWS 1,063,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 957,000 4 A CURRENT AFFAIR 935,000 5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 879,000]]> 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 19/01/2015 12/01/2015 Network ABC 10.4% 10.9% Network ABC2 2.7% 3.1% Network ABC3 1.0% 1.3% Network ABC News 24 1.0% 1.1% Network ABC TTL 15.2% 16.3% Network 7 18.1% 19.0% Network 7TWO 9.0% 4.9% Network 7mate 3.4% 3.7% Network 7 TTL 30.4% 27.6% Network 9 18.6% 19.8% Network GO! 3.7% 4.3% Network Gem 5.3% 4.4% Network 9 TTL 27.6% 28.6% Network TEN 14.2% 11.9% Network ONE 4.4% 4.4% Network ELEVEN 3.0% 4.1% Network TEN TTL 21.6% 20.5% Network SBS ONE 3.8% 5.1% Network SBS 2 1.3% 1.7% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 5.1% 7.0%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 19/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,091,000 309,000 362,000 237,000 106,000 78,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,063,000 290,000 354,000 251,000 96,000 72,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 957,000 236,000 262,000 212,000 125,000 123,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 935,000 296,000 272,000 197,000 105,000 65,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 879,000 216,000 260,000 199,000 107,000 97,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 754,000 235,000 248,000 90,000 90,000 90,000
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 714,000 191,000 221,000 135,000 89,000 79,000
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 707,000 183,000 196,000 125,000 94,000 108,000
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 683,000 181,000 186,000 125,000 95,000 96,000
10 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 30 – SESSION 1 Network TEN 624,000 142,000 256,000 84,000 106,000 36,000
11 GRAND DESIGNS RPT Network ABC 582,000 168,000 191,000 80,000 72,000 71,000
12 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 580,000 177,000 158,000 119,000 62,000 63,000
13 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 579,000 165,000 157,000 130,000 70,000 57,000
14 HOT SEAT Network 9 577,000 153,000 163,000 166,000 63,000 32,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 576,000 162,000 149,000 112,000 73,000 80,000
16 7.30 SUMMER-EV Network ABC 574,000 188,000 177,000 87,000 62,000 61,000
17 CRICKET: T20 BIG BASH LEAGUE GAME 30 – SESSION 2 Network TEN 525,000 120,000 220,000 61,000 105,000 19,000
18 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 1 – LATE Network 7TWO 510,000 171,000 198,000 79,000 61,000 0
19 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 1 Network 7 505,000 163,000 208,000 92,000 42,000 0
20 WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS Network 9 474,000 139,000 141,000 52,000 59,000 83,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 19/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 1 – LATE Network 7TWO 510,000 171,000 198,000 79,000 61,000 0
2 MIDSOMER MURDERS -EV Network Gem 288,000 69,000 86,000 52,000 47,000 34,000
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 1 Network 7TWO 282,000 83,000 86,000 52,000 20,000 40,000
4 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 211,000 45,000 73,000 29,000 38,000 26,000
5 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 209,000 40,000 55,000 61,000 24,000 29,000
6 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 207,000 19,000 70,000 72,000 30,000 15,000
7 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? -EV Network Gem 204,000 41,000 75,000 51,000 17,000 20,000
8 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 203,000 46,000 53,000 38,000 21,000 45,000
9 OCTONAUTS-AM Network ABC2 202,000 47,000 59,000 42,000 20,000 35,000
10 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 200,000 42,000 35,000 67,000 38,000 19,000
11 DINOSAUR TRAIN-PM Network ABC2 197,000 55,000 27,000 59,000 32,000 25,000
12 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 197,000 43,000 30,000 70,000 33,000 21,000
13 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 197,000 37,000 33,000 73,000 35,000 18,000
14 LAH-LAH’S ADVENTURES-AM Network ABC2 195,000 41,000 49,000 40,000 17,000 47,000
15 GRANDPA IN MY POCKET-EV Network ABC2 190,000 48,000 25,000 63,000 25,000 28,000
16 PETER RABBIT-AM Network ABC2 187,000 43,000 53,000 34,000 21,000 36,000
17 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 186,000 22,000 61,000 53,000 27,000 23,000
18 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 184,000 52,000 39,000 47,000 24,000 21,000
19 WAKING THE DEAD Network 7TWO 184,000 58,000 89,000 7,000 22,000 9,000
20 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 180,000 52,000 33,000 43,000 19,000 33,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 386,000 105,000 93,000 80,000 49,000 59,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 384,000 94,000 127,000 93,000 39,000 30,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 368,000 89,000 116,000 85,000 37,000 40,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 365,000 88,000 130,000 89,000 33,000 25,000
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 358,000 92,000 93,000 81,000 46,000 46,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 331,000 77,000 115,000 77,000 34,000 27,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 320,000 79,000 71,000 67,000 47,000 56,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 308,000 65,000 118,000 76,000 27,000 23,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 297,000 89,000 77,000 63,000 37,000 31,000
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 296,000 57,000 93,000 75,000 33,000 37,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP3 Network 9 192,000 46,000 43,000 33,000 32,000 37,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 183,000 37,000 66,000 37,000 20,000 23,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 180,000 43,000 48,000 37,000 27,000 26,000
4 WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS Network 9 177,000 54,000 58,000 13,000 19,000 32,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 175,000 37,000 75,000 34,000 16,000 13,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 19/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 84,000
2 DANCE MOMS LifeStyle YOU 78,000
3 COAST AUSTRALIA History Channel 77,000
4 FAMILY GUY FOX8 60,000
5 CORONATION STREET UKTV 56,000
6 DOG WITH A BLOG Disney Channel 54,000
7 FAMILY GUY FOX8 52,000
8 THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE ARENA 50,000
9 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY LifeStyle Channel 48,000
10 HIGHWAY PATROL FOX8 48,000
11 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 48,000
12 EASTENDERS UKTV 47,000
13 NEW TRICKS UKTV 47,000
14 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 45,000
15 CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! Disney Junior 45,000
16 QI UKTV 44,000
17 STORAGE WARS A&E 44,000
18 LAB RATS Disney Channel 44,000
19 LAB RATS Disney Channel 43,000
20 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 43,000

 

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

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Downton’s future unclear with Julian Fellowes to begin new project http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/downtons-future-unclear-with-julian-fellowes-to-begin-new-project.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/downtons-future-unclear-with-julian-fellowes-to-begin-new-project.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:10:44 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215702 2014-09-01_1232British writer Julian Fellowes has been earmarked to pen The Gilded Age for NBC for some years, but has been free to remain focussed on his hit series, Downton Abbey.

Fellowes has previously said, “[The Gilded Age] will happen when Downton finishes, because I just couldn’t do both at once.”

But that may be about to change with NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt now telling media Fellowes is “at a point” where he’s able to start developing and writing the new show.

“Hopefully this show will be coming to life sometime in the next season.”

UK media including RadioTimes are asking if this means the end for Downton?

A year ago Fellowes said, “I don’t know yet if there is a season six, but it’s not going to go on forever. It won’t be Perry Mason.

“I haven’t written (Gilded Age) yet, but it’s about the old aristocracy, the Winthrops and the Stuyvesants and the new money of oil and gas and shipping in the 1870s. It will all be fiction – it won’t be real people – but when those families descended on New York, they took over.”

Downton has since been confirmed by ITV for a sixth series in late 2015.

Season Five is set to air in Australia on Seven next month.

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Hiding http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/hiding.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/hiding.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:58:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215694 2015-01-19_2335With any new Drama series it’s integral that the audience believes what they are seeing.

So if you’re creating one based around a witness protection scheme, it had better be very credible. In ABC’s Hiding, I just didn’t believe many of the choices that were being pitched to me as supposedly being real.

Such decisions start out with the casting of James Stewart and Kate Jenkinson as parents to a teenager played by Lincoln Younes. It’s not the fact that I can look up their ages on Wikipedia and see the 18 year age gap between father and son (it may well be less between mother and son) but that on screen they look like Younes’ elder siblings.

The curious choices have a ripple effect as Hiding proceeds.

Stewart plays Troy Quigg, a Gold Coast father of two teens who’s a nice bloke but just happens to work as a driver for a crime boss (Marcus Graham). But after a Police raid on the family home finds a stash of drugs, his world is turned upside down.

Wife Maree (Jenkinson), son Mitchell (Younes) and daughter Shaneen (Olivia DeJonge) can’t believe the sight of their unassuming father being arrested and thrown into prison where thugs want him dead. It has to be a set-up….?

But coerced by Det. John Pinder (Stephen Curry) into turning informant and spilling the beans on his boss, Troy and the family land a place in a Witness Protection Scheme that relocates them from the Gold Coast to Sydney. Maree, who shows colours of a cashed up bogan, is ripped away from her mother Jenny (Paula Duncan) and brother Koz (Nathan Page) -who also happens to work for the same boss.

Given new names and identities, the family leave behind familiarity and are parachuted into new lives in metropolitan Sydney (apparently the easiest place to avoid sticking out like a sore thumb?). But the teens don’t take kindly to parting with friends and Mitchell isn’t at all happy at being enrolled in a school that excels in the Performing Arts.

Bizarrely, Troy -now known as Lincoln Swift- passes himself off as a post-doctorate fellow in Criminal Psychology at a University, due to Pinder pulling some favours from an academic (in effect revealing his identity already… really?). Maree, now Rebecca, struggles with the changes, given her kids are mostly rebelling against the switch-up.

In exchange for their new identities, Pinder expects ‘Swift’ to now give up his old crooked colleagues. It isn’t quite clear why he hasn’t sorted this first.

There are elements of Hiding that are almost darkly comedic, but they are uneven against the straight procedural and relationship elements of this series. Jenkinson is the most successful at marrying some challenging material, while Stewart lacks excitement as the lead character for whom we are supposed to feel empathy (despite his initial employ). Although looking too mature for his blonde teen surfie, Younes puts in a good performance, and Olivia DeJonge is excellent as newly-named daughter Tara struggling to fit in with her new school’s mean girls.

There is also a sub-plot of the crime elements at play on the Gold Coast with Marcus Graham, Nathan Page and crim Bobby Chisel (Dave Eastgate). It’s good to see a backdrop other than our biggest cities again being used in Drama.

It’s surprising Hiding comes from some of the same team as 2014’s excellent The Code, both produced by Playmaker and directed by Shawn Seet, but this time with scripts by writer Matt Ford. There aren’t too many likeable characters, their choices lack plausibility, and with its predominantly youthful cast there is no potential for character comedy, such as that at play in Old School. After all hiding out from the mob has given us much comedic gold, just ask Some Like it Hot or Sister Act.

Instead Hiding‘s opening episode reaches a ludicrous crescendo in its final domestic sequence involving a gun and the family argument that ensues. In episode two the conflict gravitates to having second thoughts and forgetting Tara’s birthday. Yes, even in the midst of major upheaval, deep down they are just like you and I. Not.

Ultimately, Hiding doesn’t feel like an ABC drama. It feels like ABC trying to get cool and reach a broader audience (and we know how that worked out for Crownies). The coolest thing about this series is the opening title sequence.

I look forward to more of The Code.

Hiding premieres 8:30pm Thursday February 5 on ABC.

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Seven appoints Director of Television Operations http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/seven-appoints-director-of-television-operations.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/seven-appoints-director-of-television-operations.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:52:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215649 sevenncSeven has appointed David Porter, currently General Manager of News and Public Affairs Operations to a newly-created position of Director of TV Operations.

Porter, who joined Seven in 2001, will retain his current responsibilities for Seven’s news and public affairs operations.

Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media said: “I am pleased that David has accepted this new role. He has done a great job in managing the operational side of our news and public affairs division and he’ll bring his skills across all operational aspects of our television business. He will be focused on driving efficiencies and continuous improvement.

“David’s appointment to the TV leadership team and that of Clive Dickens as our Chief Digital Officer and Peter Zavecz’s recent promotion to CEO of Pacific Magazines puts in place a management structure that focuses on content creation, delivery of that content and building greater engagement between our businesses.

“At its heart, Seven West Media is not just a content company. It’s a quality content company. We will be creating even more content over the coming decade. And we will continue to become even more efficient in how we create that content.

“Television is the engine room of our business and it drives our future. David’s role is to drive the operational aspects of our television business that will allow us to build on our leadership.”

Porter will report to Tim Worner.

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Directors’ Guild Awards shift to Melbourne http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/directors-guild-awards-shift-to-melbourne.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/directors-guild-awards-shift-to-melbourne.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:49:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215676 2015-01-19_1519For the first time, the Australian Directors Guild will hold their annual awards outside of Sydney.

They will take place at the Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne on Friday 8th May.

“The ADG board has been keen to move the awards to provide opportunities for our Victorian members to attend and with the support of Film Victoria this has been made possible” said Executive Director Kingston Anderson.

Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi said, “As well as recognising Australia’s talented screen directors, the ADG awards are an excellent opportunity for its members and the broader industry to connect and celebrate success.

“It will be a great evening where guests can enjoy the wonderful city of Melbourne.”

ADG also confirmed the Michael Carson Award for TV Drama will be awarded for the first time in a number of years, recognising a director with an outstanding body of work in TV drama.

ADG will also announce a special dedication to a group of directors who have been pioneers in Australian TV drama.

The entry deadline for the Awards is February 16th 2015.

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Airdate: Transparent http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-transparent.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-transparent.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:45:43 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215522 2015-01-19_1415Transparent is set to have its Australian premiere on Nine next week.

The acclaimed series starring Jeffrey Tambor will have a double episode “sneak peek” on Nine ahead of its formal launch on streaming service, Stan.

All other episodes are expected to premiere on Stan, which will offer a free one month trial. Yesterday Stan began to offer free trials via email to some who had registered interest in the service ahead of its official launch next month.

The winner of two Golden Globes; this dark comedy about an L.A. family with some serious boundary issues has their world unravelled when the families patriarch reveals something disturbing and unexpected about his personal life.

10pm Tuesday January 27th on Nine (second episode 10:40pm).

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Asian Cup live on ABC http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/asian-cup-live-on-abc.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/asian-cup-live-on-abc.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:44:42 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215656 2015-01-19_1430ABC viewers will finally get to see the AFC Asian Cup Live around the country this week when the Socceroos’ compete against China in a Quarter Final match.

This will air Live from 9.00pm AEDT Thursday 22nd January (on ABC2 in WA). Stephanie Brantz will be joined by former Socceroos Brett Emerton and Paul Okon, as well as ABC’s Gerard Whateley, with live crosses from the field by Francis Leach.

While it sounds like a response to viewer complaints about delays, ABC had always promised Socceroos finals would be seen Live.

Australia will proceed to the Semi Final on January 27 if it wins against China.

Justin Holdforth, Head of ABC Sport and Events, said: “Australia’s response to the AFC Asian Cup so far has been phenomenal. It would be great to see the support for this historic tournament lift even further now we’re in the knock out phase. With the Socceroos’ matches now live on ABC TV, we hope that everyone in Australia who is unable to get to the match in Brisbane, will be sitting down to watch this Quarter Final live, and cheering the Socceroos on.”

Thursday 22 January

NSW 9.00pm ABC
VIC 9.00pm ABC
QLD 8.00pm ABC
SA 8.30pm ABC
NT 7.30pm ABC
WA 6.00pm ABC2

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Seven launches HbbTV coverage of Australian Open http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/seven-launches-hbbtv-coverage-of-australian-open.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/seven-launches-hbbtv-coverage-of-australian-open.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:43:14 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215679 2015-01-20_0115Seven’s HbbTV broadcasts of the Australian Open began yesterday, heralding a first for the network.

Viewers who have compatible television sets and internet can now watch the match of their choice from any broadcast court, as well as the Seven and 7TWO coverage.

Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner said: “This is what we’ve been working towards. Finally, the viewer – no matter where they are – becomes the producer and director of their own live coverage. They get to call the shots. It’s perfect for these events where so much action occurs simultaneously. It’s a reflection of our commitment as a company to keep on challenging ourselves to innovate and build on what is already an outstanding broadcast.”

Everything but comprehensive High Definition coverage on Free to Air.

In a first for sports broadcasting in Australia, Seven and Yahoo!7 have combined to deliver the most complete and innovative coverage of the tennis season ever seen with fans now able to watch the match of their choice Live, Exclusive and Free on mobile, tablet and desktop devices as well as Hybrid TV.

Seven’s exclusive tennis coverage as shown on Channel 7, 7TWO and 7mate can also be live-streamed online, as well as all the individual matches being played on television courts.

In the case of the 2015 Australian Open, 16 match courts will be televised.

This pioneering sports coverage can be accessed via the 7Sport app downloaded for iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, at www.7sport.com.au for desktop and online viewers, and via the PLUS7 service on Hybrid-enabled TV sets.

Features:

  • Live and interactive Megawall featuring simultaneous live streams of Channel 7, 7Mate, 7Two, and 16 television courts at the Australian Open
  • Enabled for iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices as well as desktop and mobile,
  • Hybrid (HBB) TV with interactive EPG
  • Player press conferences and interviews
  • IBM slam tracker with detailed stats
  • Follow Live scores
  • Interactive draw
  • Social media wall
  • News articles, galleries
  • Video highlights
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Airdate: Outback ER http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-outback-er.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/airdate-outback-er.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:42:49 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215653 2015-01-19_1356How many more medico observationals can TV accommodate?

That’s the question for ABC with its new series Outback ER beginning early next month.

The 8 part series, produced by Screentime, follows the emergency teams from Broken Hill Base Hospital Emergency Department, the Ambulance Service of NSW, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service and how a life-threatening crisis can be in one of the most isolated locations on earth.

From snakebites and amputations, to farm accidents and heart attacks, every admission brings a new challenge. Witnessing real human drama and meeting some extraordinary characters, Outback ER offers an intimate and moving insight into the diverse population of Broken Hill, and the realities of life and death in the Australian outback.

This unforgiving desert landscape breeds a population of no nonsense locals who live hard and play hard – some will even wait days before getting a broken bone treated. Remoteness, lack of resources and staff recruitment are all major challenges at the Broken Hill Base Hospital. It definitely takes a special kind of medical team to work in a place like this.

Thursday 12 February at 8.00pm on ABC.

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Returning: Storytellers http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-storytellers.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/returning-storytellers.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:41:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215681 2015-01-19_1549Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will kick off an all-new season of Storytellers on MTV, in which singer/songwriters perform in front of an intimate audience and tell stories about their lives, lyrics and careers.

Sheeran performs from Whelan’s in Dublin, the venue where he first saw Damien Rice perform and inspire him to pursue music.

“It’s amazing to come back to perform at a place that means so much to me personally,” said Sheeran. “I was only about 11 or 12 years old when I saw Damien play at Whelan’s, and that night literally changed my life. The time he spent talking with me after the show made all the difference. It inspired me in a way that I only hope to do for someone else.”

Additional Storytellers artists for the new season will be announced soon.

Ed Sheeran is a six-time Grammy nominated, multiplatinum singer/songwriter. At only 23 years old, the British artist has already become a global phenomenon. His latest album x (pronounced multiply) has gone to #1 in 14 countries around the world, including the United States and his native United Kingdom, where it was both the biggest and fastest selling album of 2014. x – which is currently nominated for Album of the Year at the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards – features back-to-back platinum hits Sing and Don’t as well as the current single Thinking Out Loud, which is shaping up to be the biggest of Sheeran’s already stellar career.

An acclaimed live performer, Sheeran has played countless sold out shows all over the globe, including a three night stand at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and four nights at London’s O2 Arena. This summer will see him perform his biggest headlining shows to date – three sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. For more information, please visit www.edsheeran.com.

Storytellers first premiered in 1996 with Ray Davies and since then has showcased some of the greatest names in music. David Bowie, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Elton John, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, John Mayer and Christina Aguilera and many others have graced the Storytellers stage.

8:30pm Tuesday, 27th January on MTV.

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SKY News refreshes as SKY News Live http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/sky-news-refreshes-as-sky-news-live.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/sky-news-refreshes-as-sky-news-live.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:40:40 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215651 2015-01-19_1452Not too sure how much difference this will make but yesterday SKY News National relaunched as SKY News Live.

Promising to expand its “unrivalled Live rolling news, national affairs, business, sport, entertainment and weather coverage” it offers evening current affairs programs, expert commentary, debate and analysis by contributors, commentators and politicians.

New to SKY News Live in 2015:

Derryn Hinch joins SKY News to front Hinch Live, 9pm Saturday and Sunday nights from February 1st Live from Melbourne. Taking a look at what is making headlines; Derryn will delve into the news with his special guests and commentators. No topic will be off limit, no opinion spared.

Viewpoint with Chris Kenny moves to two nights a week airing Fridays and Sundays at 8pm. Chris gets into the story by putting forward the real views of the mainstream. Incisive, controversial and always up to the minute.

Peter Beattie joins SKY News Live as a host and commentator.

Returning to SKY News Live in 2015:

As Australia’s leading political news television broadcaster, the new year will see the return of the channel’s flagship political programs including; AM Agenda (8:30am weekdays), Lunchtime Agenda (1:30pm weekdays), PM Agenda (4pm Mon-Thurs), Saturday Agenda (8:30am & 1:30pm) and Australian Agenda (8:30am & 1:30pm).

At 6pm, Reporting Live with Stan Grant gives viewers the news they need to know with a special focus on key international stories. In 2015 Stan will cover the big events Live and on the ground, bringing viewers even closer to the stories affecting Australians.

At 7pm, PVO NewsHour provides an edgier look at the day’s news and current affairs. In 2015 the program draws on SKY News regulars Janine Perrett, Stan Grant, James Bracey and Paul Murray for what is set to be a nightly fiery debate on the issues that matter.

From 8pm on Mondays, The Dalley Edition (starting February 2). Helen Dalley is joined by the experienced big names in politics who help drive the national affairs debate.

On Tuesdays the return of Richo and Jones. Television’s most dynamic duo, Alan Jones and Graham Richardson re-unite for another year of battle over the issues that are shaping Australia.

On Wednesday nights Graham Richardson flies solo with Richo, bringing his unique insights into a range of the day’s topics, not just politics.

On Thursday, SKY News Political Editor David Speers returns with his leading panel of guests for The Nation, examining the big stories affecting us all.

From 9pm, Paul Murray Live. Now Monday to Friday, Paul is back to lead the fiery debate of the day’s news and current affairs with his special guests.

At 10pm SportsNight with James Bracey. James and his panel take a look at the heroes and controversies facing the world of sports featuring the biggest sporting personalities

All times are AEDT

Hinch LIVE airs at 9pm from Sunday February 1.

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Call the Midwife http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/call-the-midwife-5.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/call-the-midwife-5.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:00:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215661 2015-01-19_1350New nurse Barbara proves her mettle when she helps the mother of a premature baby, in a new season 8:30pm Tuesday BBC First.

  • Olive Kitteridge
  • The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
  • Would I Lie to You?
  • Spider House
  • Hugh Laurie: Live on the Queen Mary
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Sunday 18 January 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/sunday-18-january-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/sunday-18-january-2015.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:10:52 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215641 Sunday: 1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 S2 1,451,000 2 NINE NEWS 1,341,000 3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 S1 991,000 4 SEVEN NEWS 943,000 5 INSIDE QUEEN MARY 2 756,000]]> 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 18/01/2015 11/01/2015 Network ABC 12.2% 14.9% Network ABC2 2.8% 2.8% Network ABC3 1.0% 1.0% Network ABC News 24 0.8% 1.1% Network ABC TTL 16.8% 19.8% Network 7 18.6% 17.5% Network 7TWO 4.1% 7.9% Network 7mate 3.1% 2.3% Network 7 TTL 25.8% 27.7% Network 9 31.1% 17.9% Network GO! 3.8% 4.3% Network Gem 3.0% 3.4% Network 9 TTL 37.8% 25.6% Network TEN 8.2% 12.2% Network ONE 3.0% 6.2% Network ELEVEN 2.9% 3.4% Network TEN TTL 14.1% 21.8% Network SBS ONE 4.2% 3.7% Network SBS 2 0.9% 1.1% Network NITV 0.2% 0.2% Network SBS TTL 5.3% 5.1%

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 18/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 SESSION 2 Network 9 1,451,000 404,000 517,000 204,000 151,000 173,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,341,000 362,000 429,000 183,000 118,000 250,000
3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 SESSION 1 Network 9 991,000 284,000 317,000 174,000 80,000 137,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 943,000 233,000 254,000 198,000 110,000 148,000
5 INSIDE QUEEN MARY 2 Network 7 756,000 195,000 218,000 162,000 68,000 112,000
6 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 704,000 227,000 178,000 126,000 76,000 98,000
7 BORDER SECURITY: INTERNATIONAL Network 7 689,000 175,000 181,000 157,000 72,000 104,000
8 SHERLOCK-EV Network ABC 593,000 177,000 200,000 86,000 79,000 53,000
9 M-THE KING’S SPEECH Network 7 588,000 163,000 163,000 114,000 69,000 78,000
10 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW-EV Network ABC 586,000 167,000 167,000 114,000 57,000 80,000
11 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 578,000 176,000 190,000 91,000 65,000 56,000
12 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 PRE MATCH Network 9 468,000 142,000 144,000 99,000 35,000 46,000
13 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 394,000 114,000 97,000 74,000 43,000 66,000
14 2015 SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER – HIGHLIGHTS Network 9 359,000 127,000 156,000 28,000 39,000 9,000
15 LITTLE FOCKERS RPT Network TEN 357,000 91,000 114,000 66,000 38,000 49,000
16 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 351,000 103,000 109,000 59,000 25,000 55,000
17 TWO AND A HALF MEN -RPT Network 9 329,000 0 0 190,000 139,000 0
18 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SUN Network 7 313,000 91,000 83,000 81,000 24,000 34,000
19 MIDSOMER MURDERS-PM Network ABC 303,000 76,000 69,000 85,000 36,000 36,000
20 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 293,000 84,000 93,000 50,000 24,000 43,000

 

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: 18/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-SUN EP.2 (R) Network 7TWO 229,000 55,000 72,000 33,000 24,000 45,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 216,000 55,000 58,000 35,000 30,000 39,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV Network GO! 198,000 48,000 55,000 37,000 26,000 32,000
4 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-SUN (R) Network 7TWO 192,000 38,000 62,000 41,000 22,000 30,000
5 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 191,000 32,000 56,000 46,000 31,000 25,000
6 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 184,000 63,000 31,000 38,000 22,000 30,000
7 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 181,000 28,000 52,000 46,000 32,000 23,000
8 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 173,000 39,000 59,000 29,000 21,000 25,000
9 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 172,000 38,000 59,000 26,000 21,000 28,000
10 NICK KNOWLES ORIGINAL FEATURES Network 7TWO 171,000 50,000 45,000 23,000 17,000 36,000
11 MAYA THE BEE-EV Network ABC2 169,000 30,000 44,000 42,000 25,000 28,000
12 LAH-LAH’S ADVENTURES-AM Network ABC2 166,000 47,000 26,000 40,000 28,000 24,000
13 PINGU-EV Network ABC2 159,000 34,000 51,000 32,000 17,000 24,000
14 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 158,000 30,000 48,000 39,000 25,000 17,000
15 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 157,000 58,000 32,000 21,000 13,000 33,000
16 PETER RABBIT-AM Network ABC2 157,000 58,000 21,000 25,000 19,000 33,000
17 THE SIMPSONS EP 2 RPT Network ELEVEN 154,000 23,000 49,000 30,000 17,000 36,000
18 JUSTINE CLARKE: SONGS TO MAKE YOU SMILE-AM Network ABC2 154,000 37,000 20,000 43,000 32,000 22,000
19 CHARLIE AND LOLA-EV Network ABC2 151,000 33,000 32,000 39,000 23,000 25,000
20 OCTONAUTS AND THE AMAZON ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 150,000 37,000 44,000 27,000 20,000 22,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 SESSION 2 Network 9 655,000 187,000 241,000 81,000 69,000 77,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 603,000 154,000 204,000 79,000 51,000 116,000
3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 SESSION 1 Network 9 425,000 113,000 151,000 70,000 41,000 51,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 333,000 82,000 81,000 80,000 33,000 56,000
5 BORDER SECURITY: INTERNATIONAL Network 7 277,000 64,000 70,000 67,000 14,000 61,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 SESSION 2 Network 9 614,000 169,000 231,000 77,000 66,000 71,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 537,000 133,000 183,000 66,000 45,000 111,000
3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 SESSION 1 Network 9 387,000 97,000 138,000 63,000 37,000 51,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 283,000 67,000 66,000 74,000 25,000 50,000
5 INSIDE QUEEN MARY 2 Network 7 228,000 50,000 63,000 61,000 8,000 46,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 SESSION 2 Network 9 409,000 115,000 162,000 45,000 42,000 46,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 327,000 81,000 119,000 28,000 26,000 74,000
3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V INDIA GAME 2 SESSION 1 Network 9 253,000 65,000 85,000 41,000 27,000 35,000
4 LITTLE FOCKERS RPT Network TEN 154,000 35,000 64,000 15,000 15,000 25,000
5 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 151,000 36,000 33,000 42,000 17,000 23,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 18/01/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 DOC MARTIN UKTV 58,000
2 THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Foxtel Movies Premiere 58,000
3 DORA AND FRIENDS Nick Jr. 56,000
4 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 53,000
5 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 52,000
6 CHICAGO FIRE FOX8 52,000
7 CURIOUS GEORGE Nick Jr. 51,000
8 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 51,000
9 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 50,000
10 FOYLE’S WAR UKTV 50,000
11 TEEN MOM 2 MTV 47,000
12 CLARENCE Cartoon Network 45,000
13 FAST & FURIOUS 6 Foxtel Movies Premiere 44,000
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 44,000
15 UNCLE GRANDPA Cartoon Network 44,000
16 LAST MAN STANDING FOX8 43,000
17 TEEN TITANS GO! Cartoon Network 42,000
18 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 41,000
19 CRICKET: ICC CRICKET 360 FOX SPORTS 2 41,000
20 PLAY ALONG WITH SAM Nick Jr. 41,000

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Cristela http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/cristela.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/cristela.html#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:38:12 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=215590 2015-01-18_1723Cristela is one of the latest Latino comedies to hit American television.

Built around stand-up comedian Cristela Alonzo, it follows on from a legacy including Jane the Virgin, Devious Maids, Ugly Betty, Chico and the Man, and even Gloria from Modern Family and Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy. As a multicam comedy with laugh track it subscribes to a classic sitcom form -except that it feels about 30 years too late.

Cristela is an aspiring attorney who lives with her mother Natalia (Terri Hoyos), sister Daniela (María Canals Barrera) and brother in law Felix (Carlos Ponce) and their two kids. She’s a fulsome, outspoken gal who is quick with the wisecracks and stands up for herself in a community that is used to being the underdog. While her mother clings to memories of coming to America to overcome Mexican poverty, Cristela is not about to become anybody’s devious maid.

She has her eye on a new internship at a legal firm but has to compete with a male applicant Josh (Andrew Leeds) and attractive female Maddie (Justine Lupe) who just happens to be the daughter of the firm’s boss Trent (Sam McMurray). At work and at home Cristela is competing to be heard, but it’s not a big challenge given she is so ably armed with comebacks.

At home her brother-in-law dishes out the insults ad-nauseum, repeatedly hoping Cristela will move out (despite him living with his mother-in-law). His overweight cousin Alberto (Gabriel Iglesias) is a perpetual visitor, arriving at the door to an applause reminiscent of Laverne & Shirley‘s Lenny and Squiggy (but without any of their comic material). Whenever he is on screen it’s not much more than expressing his undying affections for Cristela, all met with hutzpah disdain.

Much of the series relies on reinforcing the diversity of the central character. She’s Mexican-American, geddit? She’s single, geddit? She’s better than this, geddit? This differs significantly from a comedy such as Louie where Mexican-American Louis C.K. is justified for anything other than his ethnicity. Meanwhile, other US television shows such as Outsourced and Fresh off the Boat have moved on to other cultures (India, Taiwan respectively).

It’s a shame because Alonzo has good timing and expression (in a Kathy Najimy kinda-way) but the vehicle is an utter disappointment that badly wants to be the next Chuck Lorre successor. The gags are forced, the audience sweetening is excruciating and it lacks originality. To me it feels like a Latino person’s cliche dream of what you will get if you make it in America and have your own muchacha sitcom.

Ricky Ricardo was way funnier back in the 1950s.

Cristela premieres 7:30pm Sunday February 1 on FOX8.

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