TV Tonight http://www.tvtonight.com.au Australia's leading TV blog Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:58:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Seven, Nine shun 15 minute “Winner Announcement” minimums http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/seven-nine-shun-15-minute-winner-announcement-minimums.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/seven-nine-shun-15-minute-winner-announcement-minimums.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:58:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208437 2014-10-21_2357EXCLUSIVE: Seven and Nine are disregarding an agreement with OzTAM to run Winner Announcement segments for a minimum of 15 minutes, in a bid to land higher ratings.

TEN is the only network sticking to the agreement in data revealed by TV Tonight.

Aside from sport, the year’s highest audiences have been for “Winner Announced” segments of reality shows including The Block and My Kitchen Rules.

One Programmer previously called the practice for shorter duration segments “a complete scam.”

In January OzTAM CEO Doug Peiffer told TV Tonight, “Hopefully we have agreement this year that they will continue to hold to fifteen minute averages across those programmes.

“In principle everyone said they would adhere to it, but as you know at OzTAM we take the logs from the networks and that’s what we run the service off. So hopefully everyone will follow suit.

“We’ll see when we get to the first Reality programme.”

Ten months later the results are not encouraging.

29/04/2014 My Kitchen Rules-Winner Announced 11:39
6/07/2014 House Rules-Winner Announced 10:00
21/07/2014 The Voice Grand Final -Winner Announced 9:59
28/07/2014 Masterchef Australia – The Winner Announced 22:34
2/10/2014 The Bachelor Australia – The Final Decision 17:37
12/10/2014 The Block Glasshouse -Winner Announced 10:00
20/10/2014 The X Factor -Winner Announced 10:10

An OzTAM spokesperson last week said the 15 minute minimum was not a “rule” and indicated timing was up to individual networks. It provides minute by minute data to clients.

“OzTAM is sympathetic to the issues some media buyers have raised and has repeatedly tried to bring people together on what is a sensible time coding framework for big event programs,” they said.

“15 minutes would seem appropriate, but again it is up to the networks how they code.”

“Top program rankings are only one measure of performance, and the television buying ecosystem in fact works on the basis of quarter hour average audience files.

“Currently OzTAM takes network program logs as supplied. If OzTAM didn’t they would have to pay a third-party data collection service to do so. That would be costly, and that additional cost would need to be met by clients.

“So it’s up to the networks whether or not they change their practices.”

A Seven source said 10 minutes was the minimum with the exception of the Melbourne Cup.

Victor Corones from MagnaGlobal recently told TV Tonight, “OzTAM is beholden to their stakeholders but it would be nice if they could forge ahead and say ‘Right, these are the rules.’

“It’s self-regulation. It doesn’t stop them from releasing a programme format that’s 5 minutes.”

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Mark Holden has left the building http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/mark-holden-has-left-the-building.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/mark-holden-has-left-the-building.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:54:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209134 2014-10-21_2332Dancing with the Stars lost its resident clown -literally- when Mark Holden was voted out of the show last night -but not before taunting the judges one last time.

The 60 year old former Reality TV judge was as relieved as hosts Daniel MacPherson and Edwina Bartholomew with the news his time was finally up.

Dressed as a shirtless Vladimir Putin (as previously threatened) he again finished at the bottom of the leader board with 12 points -a threefold improvement on last week. After last week’s derailed performance, this time his mouth was gaffer taped closed.

He thanked his partner Jessica Prince and acknowledged his chosen charity, Ice Factor.

“Thankyou everyone for voting and supporting Ice Factor. It’s a really worthwhile cause and they deserve the support. I’d also like to thank Jess as she’s put up with so much.”

But his departure also means the show has lost its most talked-about contestant this year. Last night he was one of the final acts to perform, strategically placed to keep viewers watching.

Holden is now tipped to join TEN’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

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Bachelor saga done ….don’t let the door hit you on the way out. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/bachelor-saga-done-dont-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-way-out.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/bachelor-saga-done-dont-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-way-out.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:52:09 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209139 2014-10-22_0022Jilted Bachelor winner Sam Frost gets the final word in the unending saga that was The Bachelor, last night calling baloney on comments made by Blake Garvey.

Watching his earlier claims that she had requested him not to mention anything about Louise she succinctly said, “That is the biggest load of s*** I have ever heard in my lif … You are such a liar dude.”

“So you didn’t say to him when you do the interview with The Project don’t tell them about Louise?” Carrie Bickmore asked.

Frost answered: “I never, ever, ever said that. I would have certainly preferred him to say that because I don’t think it would look bad on me at all.

Runner-up Lisa Hyde even claimed that after filming Garvey had contacted her.

“He asked me if I still had feelings for him and if I could see a future with him,” she said.

“I told him to get lost. ‘How dare you say that to me and how dare you ruin the friendship between Sam and I. If you wanted to choose me then choose me as your number one, not your number two. I would never be second to anyone’.”

In the end a bemused ‘Bachelor correspondent’ Bickmore told viewers, “I have no idea who’s telling the truth!”

Roll credits.

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But Redfoo, where was the singing? http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/but-redfoo-where-was-the-singing.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/but-redfoo-where-was-the-singing.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:49:10 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209131 2014-10-21_2300If you’re judging a singing talent show is it really too much to ask that one sings Live when performing on TV?

There wasn’t much of that last night when X Factor‘s Redfoo stepped onto the floor of Dancing with the Stars.

Yes it’s a big ask to sing and dance at the same time (music theatre performers do it 8 shows a week), and yes strictly speaking he was doubling his own vocals.

But the end result was that it looked like he mimed a lot more than he sang. With his Motown heritage it’s all the more disappointing. Maybe a ballad next time? That would be a new thang.

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Better Homes and Gardens: Oct 24 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/better-homes-and-gardens-oct-24.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/better-homes-and-gardens-oct-24.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209145 2014-10-22_0046This Friday on Better Homes and Gardens, Sunrise’s sport presenter Mark Beretta and wife Rachel have put a call-out to Dr Harry for help with a dog dilemma.

It’s a house attack! Jason and Tara tackle three easy jobs that you can do in three hours each this weekend.

Graham discovers a rare white Waratah and shows you how to grow these gorgeous natives at your place.

Get set for Halloween with spooky lights and Fast Ed’s monster biscuits.

Want to grow mountains of strawberries no matter the size of your backyard? Try a strawberry tower.

Karen gets into spring cooking with an amazing apple, witlof and bacon salad.

Get the kids outside and exercising with a fun station for the backyard.

7pm Friday on Seven.

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Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery: Oct 22 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/julia-zemiros-home-delivery-oct-22.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/julia-zemiros-home-delivery-oct-22.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:44:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209120 2014-10-21_2134Wendy Harmer is guest on tonight’s episode of Home Delivery as she takes Julia Zemiro on a drive through the Dandenongs.

This week Wendy Harmer takes the drive back down memory lane with Julia Zemiro meeting her right outside the place where her comedy career was born – the site of the Last Laugh café in Melbourne. Wendy then takes Julia on a tour of the old building and describes the glory days of the iconic venue. Wendy reminisces about her first gigs there and what a joy it was to get to hold a mic and say what she thought.

They then hop into an old EH Holden and drive to the Dandenongs where Wendy spent part of her childhood. At the very moment they drive under the Puffing Billy trestle bridge towards Selby Primary School, the vintage steam train comes into view and Wendy is as delighted by the sight now as she was as a little girl.

The daughter of a school principal, she and her tight-knit clan moved around a great deal but Selby holds a special place in her heart. In the school library, she talks about her father’s love of literature and how he passed his passion for words on to his children. Sitting amongst the bush under the old trestle bridge, Wendy talks candidly with Julia about growing up with a double cleft palate and opens up about her mother’s decision to leave her young family and move interstate.

In this extended Home Delivery episode Wendy gives a highly moving and personal account of her childhood, career and role as a devoted wife and mother.

9pm Wednesday ABC.

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Top Gear in the top end http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/top-gear-in-the-top-end.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/top-gear-in-the-top-end.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:41:04 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209142 2014-10-22_0041Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are in the Northern Territory in what appears to be filming for the BBC’s Top Gear.

News Corp reports they were spotted driving a bright yellow Bentley Continental, a Nissan GTR and a BMW M3.

There is speculation that filming will take place along the 276km open speed section of the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs.

The BBC show has filmed in numerous territories including Europe, Africa, South America, North America, Asia, Middle East and Magnetic North Pole.

A spokesperson for BBC Worldwide said: “I will not be giving out any details of Top Gear’s forthcoming trip.”

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Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/shaun-micallefs-mad-as-hell-12.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/shaun-micallefs-mad-as-hell-12.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209115 2014-10-21_2116Single, 42-year-old male writer of electronic program guide, non-smoker, GSOH, uni-educated, seeks attractive female to write electronic program guide for Good Times. 8pm Wednesday ABC.

  • Sons of Anarchy
  • The Good Wife
  • At the Movies
  • 50 Years of Homicide (Melb)
  • Salamander
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Timeshifted: Monday 13 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-monday-13-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-monday-13-october-2014.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:27:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209118 Report:   Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Monday Date: 13/10/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -MON Network 9 1,457,000 1,348,000 109,000 2 THE X FACTOR LIVE RESULTS Network 7 1,342,000 1,314,000 28,000 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 1,270,000 1,187,000 83,000 4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,124,000 1,122,000 2,000 5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,121,000 1,100,000 21,000 6 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,091,000 1,091,000 1,000 7 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,087,000 1,087,000 0 8 THE BLACKLIST Network 7 1,082,000 860,000 222,000 9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 1,026,000 969,000 57,000 10 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,021,000 1,019,000 2,000 11 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC1 974,000 915,000 59,000 12 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC1 839,000 828,000 11,000 13 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 824,000 823,000 1,000 14 7.30-EV Network ABC1 782,000 780,000 2,000 15 BIG BROTHER -MON Network 9 711,000 631,000 80,000 16 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC1 708,000 682,000 25,000 17 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 701,000 695,000 5,000 18 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 656,000 648,000 8,000 19 GOLD COAST COPS Network TEN 647,000 618,000 29,000 20 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 632,000 631,000 0

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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Norman Gunston at Gough’s dismissal http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/norman-gunston-at-goughs-dismissal.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/norman-gunston-at-goughs-dismissal.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:23:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209106 As we remember Gough Whitlam, a moment too to recall the day Norman Gunston was there on the steps of his dismissal.

Only in Australia….

Hoping to hear soon if TEN will replay the brilliant miniseries The Dismissal too.

Vale Mr. Whitlam.

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Soul Mates: Oct 23 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/soul-mates-oct-23.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/soul-mates-oct-23.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:00:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209101 2014-10-21_1530Bondi Hipster’s new 6 part comedy series Soul Mates begins on Thursday with Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshieras two kindred spirits trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth across four different lifetimes.

It’s an offbeat half hour as they appear as Cavemen 50,000 years ago, 1981 Kiwi Assassins, present day Bondi Hipsters and a Travel Time office in 2093.

In each lifetime the characters are different, but parts of each relationship remain, and with no knowledge of their past lives they are forever drawn together as best mates.

In episode one, Death and Rebirth, the Cavemen, Rocky (Christiaan) and Sticks (Nick), explore sex and death in a time of true discovery. The Bondi Hipsters, Adrian Archer (Nick) and Dom Nadier (Christiaan), experiment with Ayahuasca – unaware of its purpose. New Zealand trains a pair of Assassins, Roger Blade (Christiaan) and Terry Thinge (Nick), to protect its people and inventions from Australia; and two Travel Time employees, Dave (Christiaan) and Rob (Nick), have their relationship tested when one is promoted.

Thursday October 23 at 9.30pm ABC2.

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(Another) Wonder Years reunion http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/another-wonder-years-reunion.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/another-wonder-years-reunion.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:08:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209097 Former stars of The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Danica McKellar and Josh Saviano reunited on Good Morning America this week.

The occasion was to plug the release of the series on DVD.

Host Robin Roberts introduced it as their first ever reunion but of course they were back together as recently as May.


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Update: 50 Years of Homicide http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/update-50-years-of-homicide.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/update-50-years-of-homicide.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:15:47 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209094 2014-10-21_1458Some further info has arrived for Seven’s special 50 Years of Homicide tomorrow night.

I’m pleased to report this has been produced in-house by Seven under veteran producer Gordon Bennett and is hosted by Daniel MacPherson, -City Homicide was inspired by the original series.

It includes interviews with Ian Crawford from Crawford Productions, the late Leonard Teale and Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell.

One of the most famous episodes in its history, “The Assassin”, will also be shown in its entirety.

The episode was the final appearance by Leonard Teale and Alwyn Kurts and to help preserve the secrecy two versions of the script were written. TV Times even magazine ran a competition inviting readers to suggest a suitable exit for both.

At a running time of 75 mins. it probably means the history proportion is a bit modest, but it’s great that the show is being honoured.

Unfortunately this will only air in Melbourne as part of Seven’s local TV heritage rather than nation-wide.

Homicide aired from October 1964 until January 1977 on Channel 7 and is understood to be the longest running weekly primetime drama in the history of Australian TV.

Set around the homicide squad of the Victorian Police Force, and with many of the episodes based on real murder cases, the Melbourne-made series featured some of Australia’s most celebrated actors including Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter, Jacki Weaver, Sigrid Thornton and Garry McDonald.

50 YEARS OF HOMICIDE airs on Channel 7 on Wednesday October 22 at 10.30pm (Melbourne metro areas only).

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Short memories in TV land? http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/short-memories-in-tv-land.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/short-memories-in-tv-land.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:09:59 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209090 altiyanwinsSome folk sure seem to have short memories when it comes to referencing their TV history.

Last night after Marlisa won The X Factor, Ronan Keating mumbled, “It’s only taken me 5 years.”

Has he forgotten he was also mentor to Altiyan Childs in 2010?

Or do we just not mention the A word anymore?

Meanwhile tonight Big Brother is pumping an “Australian first” in which “one Housemate will be offered a huge cash incentive to self-evict.”

bb+white+room

Back in 2007 four “Wild Card” housemates were put into the White Room with a big Red Button where they would remain until they pushed the button to evict themselves, with the last remaining survivor entering the house itself.

After days of nobody pushing the button eventually $750 was offered and Cruz evicted himself.

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Seven tipped for VFL, WAFL next year. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/seven-tipped-for-vfl-wafl-next-year.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/seven-tipped-for-vfl-wafl-next-year.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:08:08 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209084 2014-10-21_1249Speculation that VFL and WAFL will air on Seven next year is yet to be confirmed, but the outlook for grass-roots footy fans looks promising.

AFL.com.au is now reporting on the rumours, despite oddly noting “Channel 7 and the AFL declined to comment” on its own website.

The move to commercial TV would bring an end to ABC local coverage after 25 years.

An ABC spokesman told AFL.com.au “The ABC has always indicated that it was unable to commit to new seasons until the current budget situation was resolved and indicated it would not stand in the way of those respective leagues looking elsewhere.”

Earlier this year Seven began broadcasting South Australia’s SANFL produced by McGuire Media, featuring veteran commentator John Casey and former SANFL stars Mark Soderstrom and Tim Ginever, almost doubling audience numbers from ABC.

In August there were reports Nine was also looking closely at WAFL.

AFL.com.au reports no contracts have yet been signed.

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ABC News coverage: Gough Whitlam http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/abc-news-coverage-gough-whitlam.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/abc-news-coverage-gough-whitlam.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:22:52 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209079 2014-10-21_1218ABC and ABC News 24 have now announced further scheduling changes to their schedules today following the death of Gough Whitlam, in order to broadcast condolence motions live from the House of Representatives.

ABC screens Whitlam: The Power and The Passion tonight.

ABC News 24 will continue with rolling coverage throughout the day including the condolence motions live from 12 noon AEDT. This could affect the previously scheduled broadcast of Capital Hill and Afternoons, depending on the duration of the condolence motions. ABC News with Ros Childs and Grandstand will not air today.

ABC will simulcast ABC News 24’s rolling coverage until 11am AEDT on the east coast (NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS), and until 11.30am AEDT in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Western Australia will simulcast ABC News 24 until 1pm AEDT, including the condolence motions from Parliament.

The condolence motions will air on ABC at 12-2pm local time in all states except WA (WA will broadcast them live from 9 – 11am AWST).

At 5.30pm AEDT, ABC and ABC News 24 will simulcast The Drum, hosted by Steve Cannane and featuring a panel of insiders to discuss the legacy of Gough Whitlam.

ABC News will present special coverage during the 7pm News presented by Chris Uhlmann in Canberra.

7.30 will feature a live interview with former Prime Minister Paul Keating and host Leigh Sales.

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Sharknado headed for “Feast Coast” http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/sharknado-headed-for-feast-coast.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/sharknado-headed-for-feast-coast.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:07:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209076 NUP_162844_3155_mrSharknado is returning for a third instalment, set across the US East Coast.

Syfy has announced that its third telemovie will be known as “Feast Coast” to take place “From DC to Orlando.”

While the first was set in LA the second was based in NYC.

The third film, which does not yet have a confirmed cast or formal premiere date, is expected to air in the US summer 2015.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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ABC screens Whitlam: The Power and the Passion tonight http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/abc-screens-whitlam-the-power-and-the-passion-tonight.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/abc-screens-whitlam-the-power-and-the-passion-tonight.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:27:18 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209071 6whitFollowing the death today of Gough Whitlam today, ABC TV will screen the excellent two-part documentary Whitlam: The Power and the Passion tonight at 8:30pm.

The former PM died this morning, aged 98.

Written and directed by Paul Clarke, it coincidentally follows the Kitchen Cabinet episode featuring Bob Hawke, who was the next Labor PM after Whitlam’s famed reign.

The documentary examines the Whitlam era. It was a time of power, and of passion, which divided us as a nation in a way that hadn’t been seen before – nor since.

As a great orator, with a brilliant mind and bulletproof self belief, Gough Whitlam spent more than over 20 years fighting civil wars inside the Labor party before eventually leading them to power. He was hailed as a Labor messiah – with a greater downfall than any politician in Australian history.

Narrated by Judy Davis, it features interviews with people who worked with, knew, or were touched by this iconic Prime Minister; the most enlightening archival footage that could be found; and dramatic reconstructions to add insight and entertainment.

Flying Miners will now continue next week, and At The Movies will screen tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 9.30PM.

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Lowest X Factor finale yet for Seven http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/lowest-x-factor-finale-yet-for-seven.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/lowest-x-factor-finale-yet-for-seven.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:19:34 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209067 marlxfMarlisa Punzalan’s win on The X Factor was a triumph for the sweet teenager and her mentor Ronan Keating, but in terms of television ratings it was nearly a million viewers less than Dami Im’s win a year ago.

The show topped the night with 1.43m for The Winner Announced and 1.38m for the bulk of its Grand Final.

It was the lowest grand final for the show on Seven across its 5 seasons (a 2005 finale on TEN was 881,000).

Nevertheless it ensured Seven easily won the night with a 34.5% share then Nine 24.4%, ABC 20.0%, TEN 17.7% and SBS just 3.3%.

Aside from X Factor, Seven News was 1.05m / 1.03m, Home and Away was 902,000, The Blacklist was 604,000 and Million Dollar Minute was 535,000. A repeat of The Big Adventure was 141,000.

The Big Bang Theory (1.13m / 1.01m) was best for Nine then Nine News (1.07m / 943,000), A Current Affair (907,000), Big Brother (653,000), Hot Seat (532,000) and Embarrassing Bodies (301,000).

Australian Story (901,000) continues to power for ABC then Four Corners (840,000), ABC News (776,000), 7:30 (744,000), Media Watch (666,000) and Q & A (595,000 / 70,000).

The Project managed to stop TEN from a disappointing night with 1.00m / 659,000 although it strategically ran overtime with its Bachelor interview, as a deliberate ploy against the competition. Gold Coast Cops was 684,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 597,000, Territory Cops was 590,000, Party Tricks is struggling at just 407,000 and Homeland was only 225,000.

Even by their own standards it was a tough night for SBS: The Island with Bear Grylls (153,000), What’s Wrong with our Weather? (128,000), Housos (122,000), SBS World News (99,000) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (92,000).

7TWO’s Judge John Deed topped multichannels at 308,000.

Sunrise: 359,000
Today: 284,000
ABC News Breakfast: 93,000 / 48,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 20 October 2014

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Monday 20 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/monday-20-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/monday-20-october-2014.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:39:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209063 Monday: 1 THE X FACTOR WINNER ANNOUNCED 1,428,000 2 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL 1,378,000 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY 1,127,000 4 NINE NEWS 1,064,000 5 SEVEN NEWS 1,045,000]]> 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 20/10/2014 13/10/2014 Network ABC1 15.4% 15.0% Network ABC2 2.9% 3.3% Network ABC3 0.7% 0.9% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 1.0% Network ABC TTL 20.0% 20.2% Network 7 26.0% 23.5% Network 7TWO 5.4% 5.7% Network 7mate 3.1% 3.1% Network 7 TTL 34.5% 32.4% Network 9 18.6% 20.0% Network GO! 3.0% 3.3% Network Gem 2.8% 3.1% Network 9 TTL 24.4% 26.3% Network TEN 12.5% 11.3% Network ONE 2.2% 2.3% Network ELEVEN 3.0% 3.4% Network TEN TTL 17.7% 17.1% Network SBS ONE 2.6% 3.3% Network SBS 2 0.6% 0.6% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 3.3% 4.0%

 

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: 20/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 1,428,000 456,000 349,000 256,000 174,000 192,000
2 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL Network 7 1,378,000 420,000 339,000 246,000 170,000 204,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -MON Network 9 1,127,000 313,000 312,000 235,000 112,000 155,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,064,000 324,000 377,000 213,000 70,000 80,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,045,000 255,000 226,000 242,000 142,000 180,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,029,000 275,000 257,000 227,000 132,000 138,000
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 1,012,000 280,000 285,000 207,000 101,000 138,000
8 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 1,002,000 265,000 287,000 202,000 103,000 145,000
9 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 943,000 298,000 313,000 185,000 67,000 80,000
10 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 907,000 319,000 232,000 179,000 70,000 108,000
11 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 902,000 229,000 225,000 218,000 110,000 120,000
12 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC1 901,000 288,000 283,000 136,000 79,000 116,000
13 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC1 840,000 235,000 292,000 128,000 70,000 115,000
14 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 776,000 240,000 254,000 111,000 86,000 85,000
15 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 772,000 226,000 251,000 117,000 73,000 105,000
16 7.30-EV Network ABC1 744,000 227,000 244,000 124,000 75,000 73,000
17 GOLD COAST COPS Network TEN 684,000 174,000 196,000 175,000 58,000 82,000
18 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC1 666,000 225,000 230,000 77,000 58,000 77,000
19 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 659,000 165,000 193,000 120,000 86,000 95,000
20 BIG BROTHER -MON Network 9 653,000 177,000 226,000 148,000 48,000 54,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 20/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 JUDGE JOHN DEED Network 7TWO 308,000 72,000 115,000 53,000 39,000 29,000
2 MAYA THE BEE-EV Network ABC2 288,000 79,000 77,000 83,000 22,000 27,000
3 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 282,000 78,000 91,000 64,000 25,000 23,000
4 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 273,000 75,000 74,000 77,000 26,000 22,000
5 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 265,000 79,000 83,000 62,000 24,000 18,000
6 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 260,000 59,000 87,000 54,000 32,000 29,000
7 BING-PM Network ABC2 258,000 74,000 76,000 63,000 28,000 17,000
8 RASTAMOUSE-EV Network ABC2 234,000 68,000 66,000 64,000 17,000 19,000
9 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 225,000 81,000 49,000 59,000 21,000 15,000
10 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 212,000 57,000 61,000 57,000 22,000 16,000
11 MOUK-EV Network ABC2 211,000 63,000 57,000 56,000 21,000 15,000
12 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 206,000 63,000 46,000 62,000 15,000 20,000
13 LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY-AM Network ABC2 200,000 54,000 32,000 60,000 19,000 35,000
14 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 198,000 56,000 39,000 59,000 15,000 29,000
15 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD Network 7TWO 193,000 48,000 75,000 29,000 21,000 20,000
16 SARAH AND DUCK-PM Network ABC2 191,000 69,000 45,000 52,000 16,000 8,000
17 DINOSAUR TRAIN-AM Network ABC2 188,000 50,000 22,000 63,000 22,000 32,000
18 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 186,000 44,000 36,000 44,000 23,000 40,000
19 SMALL POTATOES!-EV Network ABC2 186,000 44,000 49,000 56,000 18,000 20,000
20 LET’S GO POCOYO-PM Network ABC2 180,000 53,000 54,000 40,000 23,000 10,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 689,000 236,000 171,000 108,000 80,000 93,000
2 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL Network 7 637,000 213,000 162,000 95,000 76,000 92,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -MON Network 9 613,000 159,000 154,000 147,000 69,000 85,000
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 561,000 142,000 154,000 128,000 62,000 75,000
5 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 549,000 152,000 145,000 122,000 54,000 76,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 629,000 224,000 150,000 107,000 68,000 80,000
2 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL Network 7 569,000 195,000 141,000 91,000 63,000 80,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -MON Network 9 543,000 135,000 140,000 137,000 52,000 78,000
4 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 530,000 145,000 137,000 113,000 56,000 79,000
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 515,000 122,000 149,000 121,000 47,000 77,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 387,000 135,000 92,000 78,000 33,000 49,000
2 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 382,000 95,000 93,000 87,000 42,000 64,000
3 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL Network 7 358,000 123,000 92,000 67,000 30,000 47,000
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 349,000 79,000 106,000 76,000 28,000 60,000
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY -MON Network 9 338,000 84,000 96,000 79,000 30,000 48,000

 

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 20/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 THE WALKING DEAD FX 111,000
2 FAMILY GUY FOX8 81,000
3 THE WALKING DEAD FX 74,000
4 TOP 20 FUNNIEST FOX8 73,000
5 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 70,000
6 FAMILY GUY FOX8 62,000
7 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? UKTV 51,000
8 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 48,000
9 FUTURAMA FOX8 47,000
10 FAMILY GUY FOX8+2 44,000
11 FATHER BROWN UKTV 44,000
12 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 43,000
13 QI UKTV 43,000
14 ESCAPE TO THE CONTINENT LifeStyle Channel 42,000
15 LONG LOST FAMILY LifeStyle Channel 42,000
16 ADVENTURE TIME Cartoon Network 42,000
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 41,000
18 CORONATION STREET UKTV 41,000
19 CLARENCE Cartoon Network 40,000
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES TVH!TS 40,000

 

 

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Cheaters, jilters and love-crossed Reality TV. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/cheaters-jilters-and-love-crossed-reality-tv.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/cheaters-jilters-and-love-crossed-reality-tv.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:50:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209044 2014-10-20_2343You have to feel for Big Brother.

While The Bachelor‘s messy love fallout has attracted media headlines, Big Brother’s own lovebirds have admitted their own cheating in front of the cameras, but with none of the same buzz.

Cat and Lawson exchanged plenty of bodily fluids last night in a heavy pashing session, with Lawson now owning up to the fact he is cheating on his long-term girlfriend.

It’s the kind of storyline that usually incites opinion amongst the show’s young audience.

2014-10-20_2346By contrast TEN’s Bachelor saga keeps twisting and turning with revelations and interviews that intrigue its invested viewers.

Last night Blake Garvey confirmed his relationship with second runner-up Louise Pillidge.

“I’d been requested by Sam not to mention anything about Louise and being respectful to Sam’s wishes I was doing just that,” he told Bickmore. “She knew I had feelings for Louise absolutely and didn’t want that to be the focus. (She told me) not to mention it. And I was doing just that,” he said.

Garvey also criticised The Project for supposedly adding a laugh-track to his previous interview.

“That’s not a laugh track, that’s people’s natural reaction,” Carrie Bickmore replied.

The show milks the saga more with Sam Frost and former contestant Lisa Hyde disputing his latest version of events.

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‘Fake EPA’ rep seeks belated Block apology http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/fake-epa-rep-seeks-block-apology.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/fake-epa-rep-seeks-block-apology.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:49:19 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209048 2014-10-21_0025Environmental consultant Chris Hutton is seeking an apology from Nine following his being incorrectly labelled as an Environment Protection Authority representative on The Block.

He has told News Corp the incident was “a beat up.”

“They identified a potential concern, dealt with it, but it was built up for ratings.

“They even referred to it as a bomb they were sitting on.

“When I was giving them the results, I was trying to keep a straight face thinking ‘this is just ridiculous’.”

He claims his clients are telling him he is now “famous for all the wrong reasons.”

Nine this week indicated the mistake was a case of “misidentification” and an ­“editing error.”

However Hutton’s objections have emerged weeks after the scene was filmed (estimated to be August) and aired (mid September).

Why has it taken so long to object? And why hasn’t the EPA asked for an apology?

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Shout-out to Neighbours as it reaches 7000 episodes http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/shout-out-to-neighbours-as-it-reaches-7000-episodes.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/shout-out-to-neighbours-as-it-reaches-7000-episodes.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:46:21 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209034 2014-10-20_2228On Friday night Neighbours reaches its #7000th episode.

But on ELEVEN the milestone has barely raised a hurrah from TEN, which is focussed on more ‘profile’ local ventures Party Tricks, Wonderland, Recipe to Riches and Gold Coast Cops -all of which would be lucky to reach triple figures with their combined output.

Is there any money in Publicity to spend on this show any more?

Susan decides to investigate a therapist for herself as she continues to struggle with the emotional weight of counselling Nate. Karl finds himself preoccupied with an unscratched scratchy, which reveals he has won $7,000. His fortune is short-lived when he realises he has lost the ticket. Sheila learns of the missing ticket and the pair race one another around Erinsborough to find it.

Sonya and Toadie find themselves locked into a nudist lunch. Despite Sonya getting the giggles, the meeting goes well and Toadie secures the business contract. The successful afternoon is dampened when Toadie receives an anonymous letter warning him that Sonya is not who he thinks she is.

6:30pm Friday on ELEVEN.

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Media Circus: Oct 22 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/media-circus-oct-22.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/media-circus-oct-22.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:45:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209001 2014-10-20_2050It will be interesting to see if Media Circus can step up tomorrow night after a mixed debut last week -although its ratings were excellent.

Joining the Media Circus this week are comedian Tom Gleeson, Andrew Hansen (The Chaser), Julian Morrow (The Chaser), Zoë Norton Lodge (The Checkout), Jacqueline Maley (Fairfax Media) and George Negus.

The Chaser’s Media Circus: the news game where everyone loses.

Wednesdays at 8.30pm on ABC.

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Airdate: Perth International 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-perth-international-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-perth-international-2014.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:43:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209038 2014-10-20_2253Seven’s coverage of the Perth International begins live from Lake Karrinyup Country Club on 7TWO and 7mate this Thursday.

Major champions Geoff Ogilvy, Jason Dufner and Charl Schwartzel headline a field of 144 players.

Seven’s coverage will be hosted by Peter Donegan with commentary from the European Tour’s Warren Humphreys, along with Lyndsay Stephen, Wayne Smith, and Ossie Moore.

With Ryder Cup Europe team member Victor Dubuisson, five-time European Tour winner Brett Rumford, defending champion Jin Jeong, and 2014 Texas Open winner Steven Bowditch, the 2014 Perth International field is the strongest yet.

The Perth International is the only event in Australia to be co-sanctioned with the European Tour and critical for players needing to retain their cards for the following season or qualify for the Race to Dubai Final Series.

Seven’s summer of golf also includes:

• the Australian Masters at Metropolitan Golf Club from November 20-23
• the Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club from November 27-30
• the Australian PGA at Royal Pines Resort from December 11-14

Perth International broadcast times:

Day 1 – Thursday Oct 23
Syd 1pm Live 7TWO
Melb 1pm Live 7TWO
Bris 12pm Live 7TWO
Adel 12.30pm Live 7TWO
Perth 10am Live 7TWO

Day 2 – Friday Oct 24
Syd 1pm Live 7TWO
Melb 1pm Live 7TWO
Bris 12pm Live 7TWO
Adel 12.30pm Live 7two
Perth 10am Live 7two

Day 3 – Saturday Oct 25
Syd 1pm Live 7mate
Melb 1pm Live 7TWO
Bris 12pm Live 7mate
Adel 12.30pm Live 7mate
Perth 10am Live 7mate

Day 4 – Sunday Oct 26
Syd 1pm Live 7TWO
Melb 1pm Live 7TWO
Bris 12pm Live 7TWO
Adel 12.30pm Live 7TWO
Perth 10am Live 7TWO

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Airdate: Dora and Friends: Into the City! http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-dora-and-friends-into-the-city.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-dora-and-friends-into-the-city.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:41:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209054 2014-10-21_0104Next month Nick Jr. premieres a new animated pre-school series, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, with its ever-popular character, Dora the Explorer.

The half hour series centres around Dora and her new group of friends living in a city, attending school and setting out on new adventures that ‘service the community.’

Her new friends include:
· Kate – an avid reader who is dramatic and artistic
· Naiya – an intellectual who excels at maths and science
· Emma – an accomplished musician with a drive to be the best
· Alana – an athletic, confident soccer player and animal lover
· Pablo – a smart, playful, energetic athlete and explorer

Dora and Friends: Into the City! expands on Dora’s legacy of being a compassionate leader, friend and role model, in a setting where she can have dynamic peer relationships and experience the world around her in new and exciting ways,” said Teri Weiss, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon Pre-school.

“Pre-schoolers will explore with their favourite pal Dora and her friends while developing interpersonal skills and a sense of community that will help them navigate new social situations like starting school and making friends. And, of course, learning Spanish along the way.”

Set in the fictional city of Playa Verde, Dora and her friends set off on magical and real-life adventures. During each expedition, Dora uses Map App on her smartphone and her magical charm bracelet to navigate the city and overcome obstacles. Dora continues to be a good friend, leader, and problem-solver with a group of new friends – Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo – who share her passion for learning and exploring.

Developed with the support of educational experts, the show is based on a new, interactive curriculum that focuses on community service, problem solving, emotional skills, Spanish language and Latino culture. Created by original Dora the Explorer creators Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes (Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!), Dora and Friends: Into the City! will air weekdays at 9.30am on Nick Jr. The Dora the Explorer series, which after 14 years remains one of the most-watched shows on Nick Jr., will also continue to air on the channel.

Premiering Monday, 3 November at 9.30am on Nick Jr.

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Kitchen Cabinet http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/kitchen-cabinet.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/kitchen-cabinet.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:15:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209041 2014-10-20_2314Annabel Crabb visits the home of a frail former PM, who still has forthright opinions. 8pm Tuesday ABC.

  • Recipe to Riches
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Nurse Jackie
  • The Sixties
  • The Crimson Field
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Marlisa wins The X Factor 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/marlisa-wins-the-x-factor-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/marlisa-wins-the-x-factor-2014.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:49:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209026 marlissa15 year old schoolgirl Marlisa Punzalan has won The X Factor for 2014.

She defeated runner-up Dean Ray and lands a recording contract with Sony Music.

“I just can’t believe it. I feel like I’m floating on a cloud. Thank you so much Australia, I coudn’t have done it without you,” she said.

In third place was sibling trio Brothers 3 who were eliminated mid-show.

Host Luke Jacobz said public voting was just a 0.01 difference in the vote.

The marathon finale included all Top 13 acts plus international guests Taylor Swift, Guy Sebastian, Olly Murs and Jessica Mauboy. But it was a spectacular show by FremantleMedia with dancers, pyrotechnics and elaborate lighting.

This season hasn’t matched its predecessors in terms of TV ratings, but the show has a strong track record in elevating its participants to showbiz careers including Reece Mastin, Samantha Jade, Dami Im, Nathaniel, Taylor Henderson and The Collective.

Seven has already announced its audition tour for 2015.

This post updates.

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Dateline: Oct 21 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/dateline-oct-21.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/dateline-oct-21.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:35:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209015 2014-10-20_1512Dateline visits a New Zealand school where “free range” kids are allowed to enjoy playtime without rules.

It sounds like a child’s dream and a parent’s nightmare… a school with no rules.

But at Swanson School in Auckland, New Zealand, a blind eye is turned at break time while the kids run amok outside.

On Tuesday’s Dateline, reporter Dani Isdale joins the children as they climb trees and fences, skid around on bikes, wrestle with each other and fire makeshift weapons around a playground littered with potential hazards.

It’s all allowed … and even encouraged. The teachers don’t intervene, and the kids are left to sort out any issues themselves.

“The need to wrap up our kids in cotton wool and not give them an opportunity to hurt themselves… you are actually taking away a lot of learning opportunities,” says principal Bruce McLachlan on the thinking behind it.

When playtime ends, serious learning begins and he says the children are much more receptive, confident and cooperative after their ‘free range’ play.

The kids love it, but do parents think he’s gone too far?

Tuesday at 9.30pm on SBS ONE.

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Russell Brand takes it up to FOX News http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/russell-brand-takes-it-up-to-fox-news.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/russell-brand-takes-it-up-to-fox-news.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:57:26 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209018 UK comedian Russell Brand was told he could be arrested when filming outside FOX News headquarters in New York City for his webcast “The Trews.”

Brand was challenging the channel’s reportage on Islam-related stories, especially by Bill O’Reilly when a security guard instructed him to leave.

Brand was also unhappy about being cancelled by FOX show Hannity after slamming how Sean Hannity spoke about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

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Grand Designs has designs on USA and NZ versions http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/grand-designs-has-designs-on-usa-and-nz-versions.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/grand-designs-has-designs-on-usa-and-nz-versions.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:21:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209012 pmadThe success of Grand Designs Australia, now 5 seasons long, has sparked interest in further local adaptations says LifeStyle host Peter Maddison.

“I heard a whisper they are trying to start it up elsewhere. I think America and New Zealand. I think they’re advancing but they haven’t produced anything yet,” he told TV Tonight.

“They haven’t found the right talent!”

UK host Kevin McCloud, in Australia for Grand Designs Live, is a big supporter of the FremantleMedia Australia production. But Maddison also appreciates the arms-length approach.

“What’s great is he gives me my space. There’s no interaction during the year much, other than social calls or we have a bit of a jab at each other. I give him the footy scores from Australia on the spot, but he really leaves us alone,” he said.

“He watches one or two a year as an interest, but he doesn’t report to me.”

The success of the series contrasts with commercial TV property shows which frequently focus on eliminations. Maddison says there is plenty of drama just by following the natural story.

“There’s nothing pumped or primed, it’s actually what’s going on.

The episode (last week) we didn’t need to build it up in any way whatsoever. We simply followed the story. It’s high drama and it’s terrific.

“I really like a house we’ve done in Graceville in Queensland.

“It’s a young couple, a farmer ‘bush cocky’ who wears the whole hat and everything. The house is extraordinary. It sits on a ridge and it launches itself out of the ridge. So it really takes advantage of the landscape, it’s very dramatic.

“The female partner owned the land and then she met a bloke who has building skills- he is a plumber and earth-mover. So they combined their skills to build this great house.

“They’re a lovely couple and it’s a beautiful landscape.”

Grand Designs Australia airs 8:30pm Thursdays on LifeStyle.

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New industry course coming to USQ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/new-industry-course-coming-to-usq.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/new-industry-course-coming-to-usq.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:21:30 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208919 2014-10-19_2221It can be much harder to get a break outside the industry’s Sydney & Melbourne focus.

Next year University of Southern Queensland will offer a new post-graduate course, specialising in acting, writing or television production.

Program Coordinator Associate Professor Janet McDonald said the one year part-time degree was developed in consultation with industry.

“The production industry has changed: they need talent and technical staff who can work in lean environments and who understand the way digital channels and mobile technology are changing audience viewing habits. Our program delivers that experience. Students can specialise in acting, writing or production in that environment,” she said.

USQ also partners with the Nine Network.

Kylie Blucher, Nine Queensland Managing Director, added, “Working with USQ provides us with links into communities which will create opportunity for everyone involved. We’re thrilled with the partnership and the enthusiasm shown by the students.”

Breaking into the film and television production industries has never been easy but, despite the shrinking cost of technology making production more accessible, it is arguably never been harder to break into the industry in Australia than it is right now. Cuts to funding for the Arts, which has seen the closure of organisations like Queensland’s QPix that supported emerging talent, means there are fewer opportunities for newcomers to develop their skills.

A new post-graduate program being offered by the University of Southern Queensland aims to help fill the gap, providing production creatives with facilities, an eco-system of talent and industry networking opportunities.

A brand new multi-camera studio at the university’s campus in Springfield will provide students with access to the latest technology and agreements to provide outside broadcast coverage of live events, news gathering and web-TV shows ensure students at undergraduate and postgraduate level all get hands on experience doing the work the industry requires.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Production and Performance will be available from March 2015.

Applications are now open.

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Update: The Big Adventure http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/update-the-big-adventure.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/update-the-big-adventure.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:48:31 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=209005 2014-10-20_1342As expected, Seven’s new Reality series The Big Adventure will replace timeslots owned by The X Factor, meaning it will air twice a week from next week.

It screens at 6:30pm Sunday and 7:30pm Monday, both at a very chunky 90 minutes.

There is also a replay of the first episode tonight at 10:45pm following The Blacklist.

Seven sent out a Press Release today talking up its premiere figures as a timeslot win, but neglected to note it aired on two channels, Seven and 7mate (by comparison, TEN’s releases indicate Family Feud is on 3 x channels).

Simulcasts could become the new norm for launching shows given all three commercial networks have now done so this year, though it appears to have been just for the premiere in the case of The Big Adventure.

What is yet to be determined is whether Seven’s strategy of creating an air of mystery about the new show has driven curiosity or whether it would have been better to reveal more of the content in its marketing.

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Living Black: Oct 20 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/living-black-oct-20.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/living-black-oct-20.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:59:50 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208991 2014-10-20_1134Cathy Freeman talks to Living Black’s Karla Grant today about how her 400 metre win at the 2000 Sydney Olympics changed her life, on SBS ONE.

She also discusses insights about how she felt growing up, her family, motherhood and her current goal to close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children through the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

Cathy on racism:
“But I remember even before Sydney 2000 receiving a racist letter from a certain part of the country of Australia. I remember having a conversation to a girlfriend at the time and I was really hurt you know. She laughed, she’s blonde with green eyes – we’re very different in the way we look, and she just laughed because she couldn’t believe that there were such attitudes out there still in existence. It kind of helped me gain a bit more perspective you know. You only have to read the newspapers and watch TV, the latest news, to know that there’s a lot of discrimination that still occurs. It’s just the way the world is unfortunately.”

Cathy on trying to escape from life in the spotlight on her retirement from running:
“I tried! I seriously wanted to go overseas and waitress in Central America or South America, and or join the circus. I had experience playing a big fat red kangaroo in Circus Oz and I wanted to join the circus because I wanted to just have fun.”

Cathy on her road to Olympic glory:
“I have a God-given raw talent for running that it kind of just took on a life of its own. I remember my very first foot race as a five year old, I won it and, and I loved it, I loved running I mean, and I found real joy in this running thing and I felt so happy, it propelled me into environments where I found support whether it was in the form of not …Um You know of once since I left home, it started with my parents, it started with my coaches, and teachers, and it was almost like a wave that carried me all the way through to Sydney 2000 and because I was 10 years old and I kind of self-affirmed myself as one of the “world’s greatest athletes.”

How she coped with the pressure and expectations to that 400m race at the Sydney 2000 Olympics:
“I don’t think people realize that it’s actually the effort themselves; they put themselves under incredible pressure, compared to pressure from anyone else including my mother, its incomparable because there was no other option but to win, so the pressure coming from the media or the country was kind of absolutely piled into insignificance compared to what I was expecting myself. So ten years lead up to this one moment, not much could have happened to set me off my course of destiny … one way to put it.”

Cathy on winning the 400m Sydney Olympic final:
“The Sydney Olympic final was no different except it was the Sydney Olympic Games 2000, so as soon as I started running, I was at home, it was my place of serenity, it always has been and I think that’s how I coped with the pressure Karla, and I remember when I crossed the finished line, I remember distinctly a thought coming into my mind, of ‘this is what it feels like to be an Olympic Champion’.”

Cathy on retirement from running:
“It came as a shock, which is without question because I never ever thought to consider life after running. I just assumed I would keep running, and running, and running. I guess after experiencing my childhood dream and not only that, there was also the wonderful experience of lighting the cauldron and the home advantage through the home Olympics. I think subconsciously I didn’t think there was going to be another experience that could ever possibly equal that, and part of me was always going to be looking for the next moment that would surpass that moment of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.”

Cathy on motherhood:
“I think I’m more interested in the world than ever. I remember having a conversation with one of the world’s greatest athletes, Michael Johnson who has a boy, Sebastian and he must be 10 years of age. He said becoming a father . . . was like putting reality under a microscope where I react to world news, half way around the world and what happens in our own backyard. I’m more aware. It’s almost like I’ve become a little bit alert to some of the ongoing issues of the world today. Ultimately the future of my child has become a bigger concern for me more than ever.

Cathy talking about her mother and why she set up her Foundation:
“Well I guess it started a long time ago, my mother always told me never forget where you came from, never forget it is who you belong to and I guess that’s always stuck with me. I love my mother, I respect her, she’s one of my greatest teachers in my life, she’s my mentor, she’s almost my everything, she helps me shape me as a woman as a mother, as a friend as a daughter as a partner and I guess she always made me realise that I will always be a part of Palm Island, where she was born, I’ll always be a part of Woorabinda where my father was born, the Kuku Yalanji people in far north Queensland that where I belong to. My father was of the Birri-Guba people of central Queensland, you are a proud indigenous woman, bottom line. So when I realised I wasn’t going anywhere I was staying in Australia you know being in love with this Melbourne, it just made sense to me to make good use of my story, of my name and of my profile and I wanted to always, in fact I’ve always wanted to be close and connected to my people and this is a tangible way in which I can do so. And for the things I’ve learned for my own human potential I want other people (especially Indigenous people of Australia) to experience their own potential and their own greatness in their own years.”

Monday 20 October at 5pm on SBS ONE
Tuesday 21 October at 8pm on NITV

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Blake and Louise …is there anything left to tell? http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/blake-and-louise-is-there-anything-left-to-tell.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/blake-and-louise-is-there-anything-left-to-tell.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:25:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208996 2014-10-20_1157Has The Bachelor‘s Blake Garvey left anything to tell The Project? Maybe it will all just be lots of squirming shots as he and Louise Pillidge answer questions to Carrie Bickmore.

Garvey confirms to Woman’s Day he broke up with Sam Frost two weeks before The Bachelor finale aired.

The interviews form part of a deal organised by celebrity agent Max Markson, which on top of the jilting of Frost is unlikely to win him many fans.

“What … didn’t end (after the taping) was the love I felt for Lou and as much as I tried to file it away, it kept growing,” he said.

“It wasn’t fair to carry on with everything. It wasn’t fair to Sam, and while she didn’t know it, it wasn’t fair to Lou, or myself.

“We had interviews booked, it was about to be announced on television that Sam and I were engaged and I just didn’t feel the romantic love I was supposed to.”

Questioned why he had eliminated Louise from the show he said, “It sounds crazy but I was so unsure at that stage, and she was the one I wanted to hurt the least, so I thought it would be easier.”

Yes Blake. It sounds crazy.

He wrote a 5 page letter to her declaring his affections, which she describes as “one of the most overwhelming things: she had ever experienced.

“My one wish is that I don’t want to just be your first love, I want to be your first, last and only,” he wrote.

On the weekend Sam Frost slammed the pair saying, “I was secretly hoping the rumours weren’t true”.

“It was really disappointing they didn’t come to me first and say: ‘By the way, this has happened’. I think I deserved that,” she said.

Perhaps Garvey can answer questions about whether he was coerced into proposing on the show by producers and clarifying at what point TEN knew the romance was off.

Next up Dating Naked.

Via News Corp

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A-League rise on FOX Sports http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/a-league-rise-on-fox-sports.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/a-league-rise-on-fox-sports.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:45:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208917 2014-10-20_1103FOX Sports is buoyed by numbers for its A-League coverage after declaring Saturday night’s match between Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers setting a 10 year season-record average audience of 188,000 viewers.

Friday night’s game on SBS ONE also scored 175,000.

FOX Sports CEO, Patrick Delany, said yesterday: “Last night was another shining example of the Hyundai A-League’s remarkable rise. It was incredible theatre, one of the most exciting sporting contests of the year and deserving of the record match attendance and television audience.

“The Sydney derby is becoming a must-watch event and I believe we are witnessing the birth of a great modern-day sporting rivalry,” he said.

“We’ve got record numbers watching the A-League, and with Foxtel’s new low pricing we are bound to see record numbers of football fans jumping on board to not only watch their A-League team but English Premier League, La Liga, and the Asian Cup as well as we move towards 2015.”

The first instalment of the Sydney derby for season 2014/15 will go down as one of the most memorable football matches ever played in Sydney, after the home side Sydney FC rallied with three unanswered goals, after conceding two goals in the opening 25 minutes to the Western Sydney Wanderers, to claim a gripping 3-2 victory in front of a record Allianz Stadium crowd of 41,213.

The Round 2 match, which was sealed on a 79th minute strike by Sydney FC star Alex Brosque, was watched by a new regular season-record average audience of 188,000 fans on FOX Sports 1HD & FOX Sports 1.

The match succeeds the Round 2 clash between Sydney FC and Newcastle in the 2012/13 season, which featured Alessandro Del Piero’s stunning free-kick against Emile Heskey’s Jets, which had an average audience of 164,000 viewers.

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Timeshifted: Sunday 12 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-sunday-12-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-sunday-12-october-2014.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:26:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208989 Report:   Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Sunday Date: 12/10/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 9 2,687,000 2,618,000 69,000 2 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -AUCTION Network 9 2,379,000 2,330,000 49,000 3 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -GRAND FINAL Network 9 1,833,000 1,780,000 52,000 4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,497,000 1,491,000 7,000 5 GOTHAM Network 9 1,425,000 1,235,000 190,000 6 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11: BATHURST D3 THE RACE Network 7 1,357,000 1,352,000 5,000 7 THE X FACTOR LIVE PERFORMANCE Network 7 1,176,000 1,135,000 42,000 8 GOTHAM -EP2 Network 9 1,032,000 886,000 146,000 9 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,029,000 1,029,000 0 10 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 1,002,000 961,000 41,000 11 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11: BATHURST D3 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Network 7 785,000 785,000 0 12 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC1 777,000 775,000 2,000 13 THE CODE-EV Network ABC1 770,000 578,000 193,000 14 CASTLE Network 7 697,000 566,000 132,000 15 DOCTOR WHO-EV Network ABC1 673,000 526,000 147,000 16 CASTLE-EP.2 Network 7 619,000 475,000 144,000 17 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11: BATHURST D3 THE PODIUM Network 7 586,000 585,000 2,000 18 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11: BATHURST D3 PRE RACE ENTERTAINMNT Network 7 573,000 572,000 1,000 19 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 564,000 459,000 105,000 20 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 541,000 476,000 65,000

 

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Timeshifted: Saturday 11 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-saturday-11-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-saturday-11-october-2014.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:25:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208986 Report:   Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Saturday Date: 11/10/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 1,047,000 1,044,000 3,000 2 NEW TRICKS RPT Network ABC1 890,000 826,000 65,000 3 SCOTT & BAILEY-EV Network ABC1 882,000 764,000 118,000 4 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11: BATHURST D2 TOP 10 SHOOTOUT Network 7 853,000 848,000 5,000 5 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 830,000 785,000 45,000 6 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC1 714,000 710,000 4,000 7 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 699,000 699,000 0 8 M-THE MUPPETS Network 7 526,000 508,000 18,000 9 M-SHOOTER Network 7 525,000 475,000 50,000 10 THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES RPT Network ABC1 524,000 473,000 51,000 11 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 11: BATHURST D2 SUPPORTS Network 7 465,000 464,000 1,000 12 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT Network TEN 407,000 407,000 0 13 GARDENING AUSTRALIA-EV Network ABC1 391,000 383,000 7,000 14 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Network 9 357,000 354,000 3,000 15 BONDI VET Network TEN 336,000 318,000 18,000 16 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 318,000 318,000 0 17 MONSTERS VS ALIENS RPT Network TEN 291,000 258,000 33,000 18 SHREK FOREVER AFTER -EV Network GO! 280,000 275,000 5,000 19 GETAWAY Network 9 257,000 252,000 5,000 20 X-MEN RPT Network TEN 247,000 233,000 14,000

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Timeshifted: Friday 10 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-friday-10-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-friday-10-october-2014.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:23:40 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208984 Report:   Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Friday Date: 10/10/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 891,000 852,000 39,000 2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 867,000 864,000 2,000 3 NINE NEWS Network 9 842,000 840,000 2,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 795,000 792,000 3,000 5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 792,000 791,000 1,000 6 M-THE BOURNE SUPREMACY Network 7 762,000 733,000 29,000 7 FRIDAY NIGHT CRACK UP-LE Network ABC1 671,000 628,000 42,000 8 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE UNLOCKED Network 9 663,000 628,000 35,000 9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 650,000 648,000 2,000 10 FRIDAY NIGHT CRACK UP-EV Network ABC1 636,000 583,000 53,000 11 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 616,000 605,000 11,000 12 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 576,000 568,000 7,000 13 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 555,000 550,000 5,000 14 BIG BROTHER -FRI Network 9 553,000 481,000 71,000 15 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 545,000 524,000 21,000 16 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 495,000 495,000 1,000 17 HOT SEAT Network 9 464,000 464,000 0 18 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 464,000 464,000 0 19 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 450,000 446,000 4,000 20 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING Network 9 390,000 368,000 22,000

 

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Timeshifted: Thursday 9 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-thursday-9-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-thursday-9-october-2014.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:21:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208982 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: Thursday Date: 09/10/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -THU Network 9 1,453,000 1,392,000 61,000 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 984,000 984,000 0 3 NINE NEWS Network 9 959,000 959,000 0 4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 951,000 938,000 13,000 5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 926,000 918,000 8,000 6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 887,000 815,000 72,000 7 HIGHWAY PATROL SPECIAL Network 7 860,000 828,000 32,000 8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 818,000 804,000 14,000 9 MADAM SECRETARY Network TEN 766,000 604,000 162,000 10 BIG BROTHER -THU Network 9 757,000 666,000 92,000 11 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 724,000 723,000 1,000 12 7.30-EV Network ABC1 681,000 680,000 1,000 13 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Network 7 670,000 605,000 65,000 14 CHANGING MINDS – THE INSIDE STORY-EV Network ABC1 628,000 582,000 45,000 15 CATALYST-EV Network ABC1 606,000 572,000 34,000 16 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 595,000 527,000 68,000 17 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 538,000 536,000 2,000 18 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 536,000 535,000 1,000 19 THE AGONY OF THE MIND-LE Network ABC1 508,000 465,000 42,000 20 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 501,000 499,000 2,000

 

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Timeshifted: Wednesday 8 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-wednesday-8-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/timeshifted-wednesday-8-october-2014.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:20:11 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208979 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: Wednesday Date: 08/10/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -WED Network 9 1,386,000 1,317,000 70,000 2 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 1,022,000 988,000 34,000 3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 990,000 984,000 6,000 4 BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE Network 7 958,000 923,000 35,000 5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 954,000 949,000 5,000 6 NINE NEWS Network 9 948,000 948,000 0 7 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 938,000 779,000 159,000 8 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 926,000 925,000 0 9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 902,000 841,000 61,000 10 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 819,000 807,000 12,000 11 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 763,000 762,000 1,000 12 BIG BROTHER -WED Network 9 731,000 644,000 87,000 13 SHAUN MICALLEF’S MAD AS HELL S4-EV Network ABC1 676,000 618,000 58,000 14 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) Network 7 674,000 578,000 96,000 15 7.30-EV Network ABC1 671,000 669,000 2,000 16 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 625,000 617,000 8,000 17 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 593,000 591,000 2,000 18 WONDERLAND Network TEN 578,000 444,000 133,000 19 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 561,000 560,000 1,000 20 CHANGING MINDS – THE INSIDE STORY-EV Network ABC1 558,000 502,000 56,000

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At the Movies: Oct 21 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/at-the-movies-oct-21.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/at-the-movies-oct-21.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:50:35 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208923 2014-10-20_1038This week on At the Movies Margaret and David will review new films for Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Brad Pitt, Ben McKenzie, Helena Bonham Carter and Judy Davis.

This is Where I Leave You- When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Stars Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne.

Fury- April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Jason Isaacs.

Decoding Annie Parker- Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer. Stars Ben McKenzie, Maggie Grace, Aaron Paul, Alice Eve, Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet – A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute. Stars Helena Bonham Carter Judy Davis and Kyle Catlett.

Whiplash- A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Website only interview with writer/director Damien Chazelle.

David’s Classic: Spartacus

9:30pm Tuesday ABC.

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X Factor grand final outranks Seven simulcast http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/x-factor-grand-final-outranks-seven-simulcast.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/x-factor-grand-final-outranks-seven-simulcast.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:57:03 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208964 cfgrfSeven’s Grand Final of The X Factor pulled the best numbers for Sunday at 1.32m with its later starting and finishing time due to the launch of The Big Adventure.

But The Big Adventure was simulcast across two channels, Family Feud-style, and separate numbers for Seven’s primary channel have not been supplied.

With X Factor wrapping at 10pm Seven network easily won the night with a 35.1% share then Nine 25.9%, TEN 17.5%, ABC 14.9% and SBS 6.7%.

Elsewhere for Seven were Seven News (1.03m) and  Castle (658,000).

60 Minutes (1.09m) was best for Nine followed by Nine News (1.03m), The Embassy debut (849,000) and a drop for Gotham (698,000). Movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was 317,000, arguably lower than the numbers Nine could have managed with a Big Brother episode it abandoned.

Modern Family (660,000 / 521,000) was best for TEN then Scorpion (659,000), TEN Eyewitness News (526,000) which all lifted on the preceding week, NCIS: New Orleans (417,000), MotoGP (389,000 / 383,000), Bondi Rescue (335,000) and The Graham Norton Show (227,000).

ABC News (893,000) topped ABC’s night. Doctor Who was 637,000 / 81,000 which also lifted, The Code was 555,000, Malala: Life After the Taliban was 482,000 but Mad Dogs was just 187,000.

Greeks Roman Vikings: The Founders of Europe was best on SBS ONE at 323,000 followed by Battle of Kings (251,000), SBS World News (229,000) and Movie: Being Elmo (104,000).

The Simpsons Movie on ELEVEN topped multichannels at 262,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 19 October 2014

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Sunday 19 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/sunday-19-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/sunday-19-october-2014.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:19:26 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208957 Sunday: 1 THE X FACTOR 1,316,000 2 60 MINUTES 1,086,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 1,033,000 4 NINE NEWS 1,029,000 5 THE BIG ADVENTURE 945,000]]> 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 19/10/2014 12/10/2014 Network ABC1 11.2% 9.9% Network ABC2 1.8% 1.5% Network ABC3 0.9% 0.8% Network ABC News 24 0.9% 0.8% Network ABC TTL 14.9% 13.0% Network 7 27.4% 24.3% Network 7TWO 4.8% 3.9% Network 7mate 2.8% 3.0% Network 7 TTL 35.1% 31.2% Network 9 20.1% 31.3% Network GO! 4.1% 2.9% Network Gem 1.8% 1.9% Network 9 TTL 25.9% 36.1% Network TEN 10.4% 9.3% Network ONE 2.4% 2.9% Network ELEVEN 4.6% 2.1% Network TEN TTL 17.5% 14.3% Network SBS ONE 5.6% 4.7% Network SBS 2 0.9% 0.7% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 6.7% 5.5%

 

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:
Sunday
Date: 19/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL PERFORMANCE Network 7 1,316,000 401,000 344,000 208,000 164,000 200,000
2 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,086,000 333,000 313,000 203,000 104,000 133,000
3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,033,000 216,000 265,000 225,000 114,000 213,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,029,000 296,000 362,000 214,000 61,000 96,000
5 THE BIG ADVENTURE Network 7 945,000 249,000 309,000 150,000 84,000 153,000
6 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC1 893,000 248,000 263,000 152,000 107,000 122,000
7 THE EMBASSY Network 9 874,000 257,000 268,000 176,000 68,000 106,000
8 GOTHAM Network 9 698,000 202,000 253,000 108,000 69,000 66,000
9 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 660,000 192,000 200,000 117,000 49,000 102,000
10 SCORPION Network TEN 659,000 152,000 206,000 145,000 49,000 107,000
11 CASTLE Network 7 658,000 211,000 181,000 89,000 92,000 86,000
12 DOCTOR WHO-EV Network ABC1 637,000 179,000 181,000 117,000 76,000 84,000
13 THE CODE-EV Network ABC1 555,000 155,000 180,000 88,000 72,000 59,000
14 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 526,000 156,000 156,000 103,000 31,000 80,000
15 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 521,000 153,000 157,000 81,000 41,000 88,000
16 MALALA: LIFE AFTER THE TALIBAN-EV Network ABC1 482,000 114,000 145,000 87,000 55,000 81,000
17 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Network TEN 417,000 134,000 91,000 85,000 41,000 66,000
18 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 407,000 118,000 119,000 63,000 51,000 55,000
19 MOTORSPORT: 2014 MOTOGP PHILLIP ISLAND LIVE Network TEN 389,000 78,000 170,000 72,000 34,000 34,000
20 MOTORSPORT: 2014 MOTOGP PHILLIP ISLAND POST-RACE LIVE Network TEN 353,000 79,000 165,000 62,000 23,000 23,000

 

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: 19/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE SIMPSONS MOVIE RPT Network ELEVEN 262,000 78,000 102,000 41,000 18,000 23,000
2 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-SUN Network 7TWO 252,000 68,000 79,000 44,000 22,000 39,000
3 DINOSAUR TRAIN-AM Network ABC2 218,000 59,000 67,000 47,000 10,000 35,000
4 LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY-AM Network ABC2 215,000 60,000 56,000 54,000 14,000 32,000
5 MIGHTY SHIPS Network 7TWO 215,000 44,000 79,000 41,000 22,000 29,000
6 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 211,000 46,000 75,000 41,000 15,000 33,000
7 THE SIMPSONS EP 2 RPT Network ELEVEN 210,000 76,000 69,000 31,000 15,000 19,000
8 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-EP.2 Network 7TWO 204,000 56,000 71,000 31,000 18,000 28,000
9 CHUGGINGTON BADGE QUEST-AM Network ABC2 193,000 50,000 48,000 41,000 24,000 30,000
10 TREE FU TOM-AM Network ABC2 193,000 48,000 57,000 39,000 15,000 34,000
11 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 192,000 44,000 61,000 43,000 13,000 31,000
12 THOMAS AND FRIENDS: HERO OF THE RAILS-PM Network ABC2 189,000 25,000 74,000 51,000 28,000 12,000
13 THE SIMPSONS RPT Network ELEVEN 181,000 48,000 68,000 22,000 20,000 23,000
14 SESAME STREET-AM Network ABC2 176,000 45,000 32,000 46,000 27,000 25,000
15 PINGU-EV Network ABC2 171,000 36,000 54,000 45,000 24,000 12,000
16 OCTONAUTS-EV Network ABC2 171,000 29,000 61,000 44,000 25,000 11,000
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 169,000 42,000 55,000 29,000 26,000 18,000
18 FUTURAMA RPT Network ELEVEN 168,000 58,000 45,000 30,000 14,000 21,000
19 M-LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER Network 7mate 165,000 40,000 43,000 34,000 20,000 29,000
20 INVENTIONS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD Network 7TWO 164,000 42,000 68,000 24,000 14,000 16,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL PERFORMANCE Network 7 625,000 205,000 168,000 87,000 75,000 90,000
2 60 MINUTES Network 9 485,000 137,000 154,000 90,000 46,000 59,000
3 THE BIG ADVENTURE Network 7 463,000 134,000 149,000 73,000 34,000 73,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 428,000 116,000 148,000 111,000 21,000 31,000
5 GOTHAM Network 9 405,000 123,000 143,000 66,000 40,000 33,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL PERFORMANCE Network 7 560,000 180,000 158,000 80,000 61,000 81,000
2 60 MINUTES Network 9 411,000 117,000 128,000 83,000 36,000 48,000
3 THE BIG ADVENTURE Network 7 410,000 113,000 136,000 64,000 34,000 64,000
4 GOTHAM Network 9 382,000 111,000 149,000 56,000 33,000 33,000
5 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 357,000 93,000 106,000 77,000 24,000 57,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE X FACTOR GRAND FINAL PERFORMANCE Network 7 339,000 109,000 90,000 55,000 34,000 51,000
2 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 263,000 78,000 66,000 55,000 17,000 47,000
3 GOTHAM Network 9 258,000 75,000 108,000 35,000 22,000 17,000
4 60 MINUTES Network 9 241,000 75,000 80,000 43,000 23,000 21,000
5 THE BIG ADVENTURE Network 7 240,000 57,000 79,000 42,000 22,000 39,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 19/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 MIDSOMER MURDERS UKTV 77,000
2 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE PERTH V BRIS FOX SPORTS 1 72,000
3 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE MELB CITY V NEW FOX SPORTS 1 69,000
4 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 62,000
5 NEW JERSEY: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF… ARENA 58,000
6 LIVE: MOTOGP 2014 SPEED 52,000
7 TERESA AND JOE’S TELL ALL INTERVIEW ARENA 52,000
8 GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 51,000
9 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 46,000
10 TOP 20 FUNNIEST FOX8 46,000
11 FANTASTIC 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER Foxtel Movies Family 44,000
12 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 44,000
13 LIVE: FOOTBALL: SHOOTOUT FOX SPORTS 1 44,000
14 STORAGE WARS: TEXAS A&E 43,000
15 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 43,000
16 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 43,000
17 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 42,000
18 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION TVH!TS 42,000
19 STORAGE WARS FOX8 41,000
20 LIVE: MOTO2 2014 SPEED 41,000

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Ranking information is for individual episodes. Includes Preliminary data.

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Secret Recipe to TEN series http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/secret-recipe-to-ten-series.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/secret-recipe-to-ten-series.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:58:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208927 2014-10-19_2342They may have switched up the judges for Recipe to Riches, but the subtle change in TEN’s second season is in giving a greater focus to the contestants.

This year there is less time spent on ‘auditions’ in order to profile the people who have big dreams for their home recipes -one of which will win a business partnership with Woolworths.

“We decided to spend less time on the Golden Ticket. When the show starts it’s straight into the action so you get to know a lot more about the characters themselves and the stories behind their recipes,” says chef Darren Robertson.

“Last time we probably spent a bit too much time on the Golden Ticket.

“It’s better this year because you get more backstory and some connection to the characters themselves. But the rest of it is pretty much the same.”

Robertson returns as a judge along with Carman’s Fine Foods founder Carolyn Creswell, TEN’s own Russel Howcroft and Jess Gill from Woolworths.

The Canadian format again sees home cooks put through the hoops in a Kitchen batch up, Marketing and Product launch challenges, with $10,000 on offer each week and winning products available in stores across the country the next day.

“There’s party food, breakfast ideas, BBQ, and the first week is Baking. I’m not allowed to give away any of the products themselves,” says Robertson.

“There are many interesting characters, some of whom can’t ‘cook’ to save their lives. But it doesn’t really matter.

“Coming into a commercial kitchen for probably the first time in their lives it’s interesting to see how they react to equipment, ingredients and delegating.

“To me that’s one of the most exciting parts. We’re not after Australia’s best cook, we’re just trying to find the best recipe. So you get all sorts of colourful characters. As long as they know their recipe inside out and what goes into it.

“I have nothing to do with the marketing or the product launch, only the batch-up and the final deliberation. The two most important stages!”

The grand finalist is determined purely by a week of product sales, winning $100,000 and a business partnership with Woolies. FremantleMedia license the product while Woolworths own the subsequent commercialised product recipe, shared in an undisclosed commercial arrangement with the winner.

Last year’s winner, Victorian Garth Midgeley won $100,000 for his Choccorn creation, which is still on supermarket shelves, albeit at $3.99 down from its original $7.99 price tag.

“The public basically determines who will win the grand final by the amount of units sold.

“Some things are more expensive to produce but I’m sure they adjust for something that costs $10 as opposed to a biscuit that costs $3.

“I’m not sure of how much, who owns. But I’m not sure how much TEN owns. Certainly I won’t own any of it!”

With 8 episodes and a yet to be filmed grand final, the finale won’t get to air until after the end of the 2014 ratings season.

“There’s a lot of infrastructure to get those products ready, and then it goes to air and the public buy the product –or not- and that’s how the winner is determined,” Robertson explains.

“It will be around December when we shoot the finale, but we have no idea who will win ourselves.”

Recipe to Riches airs 7:30pm Tuesday on TEN.

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Guessing game on TEN ownership resumes http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/guessing-game-on-ten-ownership-resumes.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/guessing-game-on-ten-ownership-resumes.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:52:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208946 tenpyIt’s a tale of two stories, but either way two newspapers are speculating once again as to who might buy Network TEN if it were to be sold.

While Fairfax Media notes News Corp could buy up if Lachlan Murdoch did not own radio company Nova, News Corp says the network is in secret talks with Fairfax.

Hedge fund Anchorage Capital Group has reportedly approached US private equity firm Providence Equity Partners about a joint bid.

Foxtel reportedly considered a joint takeover with Providence Equity Partners, but decided against it “for a number of reasons.”

“In my career in media, those companies that get scale tend to perform better,” said CEO Hamish McLennan.

“In what form that manifests itself, I don’t know. But I believe TEN needs to bulk up.”

He said he had a “completely open mind” on how.

Last week during the network’s announcement of Full Year Financial Results he again advocated for media reform.

“The two-out-of-three, 75% audience reach and other platform-specific ownership rules were formulated before the internet became a mainstream medium and certainly before smartphones and tablets. The rules are outdated, anachronistic and ineffective,” he said.

News Corp claims Fairfax chief executive Greg Hywood recently met McLennan at the Sydney offices of TEN’s advisers Citigroup for merger talks.

Meanwhile The Australian tips Gina Rinehart will appoint someone else to represent her on the board but retain her 10%. James Packer similarly stepped down from the board but retains his 17.88% shares with Lachlan Murdoch.

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Seven wins odd week of ratings http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/seven-wins-odd-week-of-ratings.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/seven-wins-odd-week-of-ratings.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:50:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208909 odrIt was a week of extremes last week.

While a realty finale scored one of the biggest audiences of the year, there were only two nights in which titles managed to top a million viewers.

Seven won the week over Nine, whilst ABC again edged ahead of TEN.

Network:
Seven: 31.2
Nine: 28.6
ABC: 18.1
TEN: 17.1
SBS: 5.0

Seven News (Sun: 1.49m) was the top show for Seven with other brands V8 Supercars: Bathurst (1.35m), The X Factor (Mon: 1.31m), Sunday Night (961,000) and Dancing with the Stars (940,000).

The Block: The Winner Announced was the week’s top title at 2.62m viewers. The Big Bang Theory was 1.35m and Gotham was 1.24m.

Australian Story  (915,000), Four Corners (828,000) and The Chaser’s Media Circus (813,000) were best for ABC.

NCIS (688,000), Gold Coast Cops (618,000) and The Living Room (614,000) topped TEN’s week.

On SBS ONE it was Stonehenge Empire (288,000), Twilight of Civilisations (283,000) and The Little Paris Kitchen (249,000).

Primary channel:
Seven: 21.6
Nine: 20.3
ABC: 13.5
TEN: 11.5
SBS ONE: 3.9

Multichannels:
7TWO: 5.5
GO!: 4.8
7mate: 4.1
GEM: 3.5
ELEVEN: 2.9
ABC2: 2.7
ONE: 2.7
ABC News 24: 1.1
SBS 2: 0.9
ABC3: 0.8
NITV: 0.1

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

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

It has been many weeks since Seven snared Sydney, but last week it topped all cities except Melbourne, which fell to Nine.

There are just 6 more weeks in the ratings year.

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The Block fakes EPA expert http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/the-block-fakes-epa-expert.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/the-block-fakes-epa-expert.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:49:56 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208934 2014-10-20_0033The Block has been caught out with a “fake” Environment Protection Authority representative checking up on its fuel tank found underneath the Glasshouse site.

About 15,000 litres of fuel was discovered in the tank in one of the show’s most dramatic storylines.

While ‘EPA representative Chris’ was depicted on the show, Nine confirmed his was a case of “misidentification” and an ­“editing error”.

EPA senior media adviser Terry Sefton told Stonnington Leader the agency had not inspected the site for at least the past 10 years.

In the episode host Scott Cam said: “Back on The Block, the rep from the EPA has arrived and the news is not good”.

A Nine spokesperson confirmed, “He was, in fact, an environmental scientist hired by The Block Glasshouse to help us ­liaise with the EPA.”

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Airdate: Soul Mates http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-soul-mates.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-soul-mates.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:46:31 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208925 2014-10-20_0103Christiaan van Vurren and Nick Boshier star in ABC2’s new 6 part comedy series from the Bondi Hipsters.

Soul Mates is co-created by both along with Connor van Vurren, who also serves as co-director and co-writer with his brother. Boshier also has a writing credit.

Every era has its hipsters. Soul Mates Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier grope for the cutting edge – past present and future – in a bromance for the ages.

Soul Mates is the story of two kindred spirits trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth, exploring love, loyalty and fashion in four different lifetimes: Cavemen 50,000 years ago, Kiwi Assassins in 1981, Bondi Hipsters in the present day and in 2093, agents toiling in the offices of Travel Time.

In each lifetime the characters are different, but are unwittingly drawn together to resolve the age old question – if you were just some d***head in a past life, will you still be a d***head now?

Soul Mates is a 6×30’ TV comedy for ABC2 created by Connor Van Vuuren (Bondi Hipsters, Sick!), Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az, Trent from Punchy, #7DaysLater) and Christiaan Van Vuuren (Bondi Hipsters, Fully Sick Rapper, Sick!).

9:30pm Thursday October 23 ABC2

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Returning: Resurrection http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/returning-resurrection.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/returning-resurrection.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:45:44 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208914 2014-10-19_2131US fantasy drama Resurrection returns to Seven on Sunday night.

It premiered in the US in late September.

Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones guest stars, worlds apart from King’s Landing.

Seven’s promos cheekily referred to it as the “No.1 New US Show,” despite this being its second season.

“Revelation”
Bellamy awakens alone and abandoned at Arcadia’s outskirts, missing a week of his life. As his memory returns, he has a shocking revelation. Meanwhile, Arcadia welcomes one more returned, Margaret Langston (guest star Michelle Fairley), the powerful matriarch of the Langston family, dead for over three decades, on the season premiere of “Resurrection.”

9pm Sunday on Seven.

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Airdate: Jane the Virgin http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-jane-the-virgin.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-jane-the-virgin.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:41:10 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208937 2014-10-20_0054New US series Jane the Virgin will air on FOX8 in December.

Loosely based on Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, it stars newcomer Gina Rodriguez as a conscientious, ambitious twenty-something virgin whose meticulous life plans are turned upside down when she is accidentally artificially inseminated during a routine check-up at the doctors.

The series premiered last week for The CW at 1.63 million viewers, its best timeslot audience since February 2012.

It will premiere in Australia Monday December 1st at 7:30pm on FOX8 with Foxtel indicating it will be fast-tracked over summer.

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Homeland http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/homeland-11.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/homeland-11.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:48:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208929 2014-10-19_2345Carrie gets a tip, Saul calls in a favour, and Fara uncovers a conspiracy. 9:30pm Monday on TEN.

  • The X Factor
  • The Honourable Woman
  • Party Tricks
  • American Horror Story
  • The Big Bang Theory
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Saturday 18 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/saturday-18-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/saturday-18-october-2014.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:28:52 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208892 Saturday: 1 SEVEN NEWS 969,000 2 ABC NEWS 795,000 3 NINE NEWS 785,000 4 NEW TRICKS 737,000 5 SCOTT & BAILEY 729,000]]> Report:   Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Saturday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Overnight Consolidated Channel\Date 18/10/2014 11/10/2014 Network ABC1 16.6% 17.3% Network ABC2 3.2% 2.7% Network ABC3 1.1% 1.0% Network ABC News 24 1.3% 1.4% Network ABC TTL 22.1% 22.4% Network 7 19.3% 21.3% Network 7TWO 4.8% 4.2% Network 7mate 4.5% 3.7% Network 7 TTL 28.6% 29.2% Network 9 16.2% 14.0% Network GO! 6.6% 7.6% Network Gem 5.4% 4.9% Network 9 TTL 28.2% 26.5% Network TEN 11.0% 9.4% Network ONE 2.6% 4.3% Network ELEVEN 2.8% 3.4% Network TEN TTL 16.4% 17.0% Network SBS ONE 3.5% 3.5% Network SBS 2 1.0% 1.3% Network NITV 0.2% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 4.7% 4.9%

 

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Day
Date: 18/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 969,000 216,000 297,000 185,000 106,000 166,000
2 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC1 795,000 220,000 234,000 141,000 95,000 104,000
3 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 785,000 201,000 264,000 162,000 79,000 79,000
4 NEW TRICKS RPT Network ABC1 737,000 200,000 223,000 139,000 93,000 83,000
5 SCOTT & BAILEY-EV Network ABC1 729,000 171,000 214,000 158,000 91,000 95,000
6 M-THE SMURFS Network 7 538,000 129,000 188,000 85,000 62,000 73,000
7 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 POST-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 529,000 188,000 126,000 139,000 18,000 57,000
8 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 LIVE Network TEN 493,000 174,000 123,000 131,000 20,000 46,000
9 OCTOPUSSY Network 9 456,000 119,000 165,000 67,000 47,000 59,000
10 GARDENING AUSTRALIA-EV Network ABC1 447,000 96,000 122,000 103,000 59,000 67,000
11 THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES RPT Network ABC1 441,000 88,000 137,000 105,000 46,000 66,000
12 M-TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES Network 7 378,000 95,000 139,000 55,000 35,000 53,000
13 GETAWAY Network 9 341,000 89,000 96,000 83,000 36,000 37,000
14 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT Network TEN 325,000 106,000 74,000 81,000 35,000 29,000
15 SEVEN’S HORSE RACING 2014 Network 7 286,000 62,000 125,000 36,000 29,000 33,000
16 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 282,000 68,000 77,000 71,000 25,000 41,000
17 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE Network 7 266,000 77,000 91,000 30,000 31,000 37,000
18 NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE Network 9 253,000 59,000 66,000 52,000 24,000 52,000
19 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 PRE-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 250,000 101,000 58,000 47,000 15,000 30,000
20 THE HANGOVER Network 9 235,000 75,000 87,000 27,000 22,000 23,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 18/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 TREE FU TOM-AM Network ABC2 230,000 66,000 57,000 70,000 17,000 20,000
2 CHUGGINGTON BADGE QUEST-AM Network ABC2 221,000 62,000 56,000 62,000 21,000 20,000
3 DINOSAUR TRAIN-AM Network ABC2 216,000 61,000 54,000 60,000 15,000 25,000
4 DUMB AND DUMBER -EV Network GO! 207,000 54,000 67,000 46,000 13,000 28,000
5 LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY-AM Network ABC2 202,000 58,000 57,000 50,000 16,000 21,000
6 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 196,000 52,000 53,000 45,000 24,000 22,000
7 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 191,000 55,000 54,000 45,000 17,000 20,000
8 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 187,000 46,000 49,000 48,000 14,000 30,000
9 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 187,000 40,000 66,000 35,000 10,000 35,000
10 THE INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES Network 7TWO 184,000 38,000 47,000 47,000 18,000 34,000
11 PET SUPERSTARS-PM Network ABC2 183,000 37,000 65,000 32,000 12,000 37,000
12 A FRANKLIN & FRIENDS ADVENTURE: POLAR EXPLORER-PM Network ABC2 180,000 28,000 75,000 31,000 12,000 34,000
13 SMALL POTATOES!-EV Network ABC2 179,000 43,000 55,000 42,000 14,000 25,000
14 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 178,000 41,000 51,000 44,000 13,000 28,000
15 SESAME STREET-AM Network ABC2 178,000 39,000 56,000 47,000 18,000 18,000
16 CSI: NY -EV Network Gem 176,000 36,000 45,000 54,000 24,000 17,000
17 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 169,000 26,000 63,000 31,000 11,000 38,000
18 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 169,000 42,000 56,000 27,000 23,000 21,000
19 M-CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE Network 7mate 168,000 57,000 35,000 41,000 16,000 18,000
20 BING-AM Network ABC2 168,000 50,000 37,000 35,000 25,000 21,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 384,000 92,000 120,000 71,000 38,000 64,000
2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 282,000 86,000 91,000 53,000 28,000 25,000
3 M-THE SMURFS Network 7 261,000 69,000 85,000 41,000 27,000 39,000
4 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 POST-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 252,000 100,000 62,000 53,000 11,000 26,000
5 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 LIVE Network TEN 224,000 85,000 57,000 54,000 12,000 17,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 298,000 68,000 96,000 62,000 30,000 42,000
2 M-THE SMURFS Network 7 253,000 63,000 88,000 45,000 26,000 32,000
3 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 238,000 71,000 81,000 49,000 19,000 18,000
4 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 POST-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 229,000 85,000 61,000 52,000 9,000 23,000
5 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 LIVE Network TEN 209,000 75,000 56,000 54,000 10,000 14,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 176,000 46,000 57,000 32,000 17,000 25,000
2 M-THE SMURFS Network 7 170,000 42,000 58,000 29,000 17,000 25,000
3 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 POST-MATCH LIVE Network TEN 133,000 47,000 31,000 33,000 5,000 16,000
4 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 127,000 33,000 45,000 26,000 12,000 11,000
5 RUGBY: 2014 BLEDISLOE CUP – GAME 3 LIVE Network TEN 117,000 46,000 28,000 28,000 6,000 10,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 18/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: RUGBY UNION: BLEDISLOE CUP GAME 3 FOX SPORTS 2 237,000
2 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE SYDNEY V WSW FOX SPORTS 1 188,000
3 LIVE: FOOTBALL: MATCHDAY SATURDAY FOX SPORTS 1 111,000
4 LIVE: FOOTBALL: MATCHDAY SATURDAY FOX SPORTS 1 105,000
5 LIVE: FOOTBALL: EPL MAN CITY V TOTT FOX SPORTS 1 93,000
6 LIVE: RUGBY UNION: RUGBY CENTRAL FOX SPORTS 2 76,000
7 LIVE: RUGBY UNION: RUGBY CENTRAL FOX SPORTS 2 74,000
8 CAULFIELD SPRINT Sky Racing 67,000
9 FOOTBALL: EPL CLASSICS FOX SPORTS 1 64,000
10 CAULFIELD CUP Sky Racing 63,000
11 RACEDAY SATURDAY Sky Racing 60,000
12 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE C COAST V WELL FOX SPORTS 1 51,000
13 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 51,000
14 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 50,000
15 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 46,000
16 RACEDAY SATURDAY Sky Racing 46,000
17 RACEDAY SATURDAY Sky Racing 45,000
18 CAUGHT RED HANDED Crime & Investigation 45,000
19 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 45,000
20 LIVE: FOOTBALL: EPL ARSENAL V HULL FOX SPORTS 1 45,000

 

 

 

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Paul McDermott to host new SBS interview series http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/paul-mcdermott-to-host-new-sbs-interview-series.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/paul-mcdermott-to-host-new-sbs-interview-series.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:58:40 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208858 2014-10-19_0018Paul McDermott will front a new interview series for SBS, Room 101, based on a UK format.

The 10 part series, produced by Matchbox Pictures (The Slap, Devil’s Playground, The Real Housewives of Melbourne), sees celebrities discussing what really gets under their skin, with their pet hates sent to Room 101, named after the place in George Orwell’s landmark novel 1984.

The UK version has been airing since 1994, with 13 series to date.

SBS Director of Television Tony Iffland said; “We have wanted to launch a new entertainment series on SBS ONE for some time and Room 101 is the perfect mix of comedy, topicality and irreverence to kick start our new year of programing. We know this format is a success, it is an established hit in the UK, and we are excited to introduce Australian audiences to the series with Paul McDermott at the helm. I look forward to seeing Paul’s sharp wit and creativity at work, as he uncovers just what winds up the country’s biggest personalities.”

Kylie Washington, Director Unscripted Television at Matchbox Pictures said; “Room 101 has been a comedy stalwart in the UK for 20 years and Matchbox is thrilled to be bringing it to Australia. Paul McDermott is one of the country’s best loved and revered comedians – the perfect choice to decide if the nation’s celebrities will have their pet hates banished to the hellish vault of room 101.”

The series will be filmed at the SBS studios in Sydney for airing in 2015.

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Seven denies rumours over Kyly Clarke exit from Dancing with the Stars http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/seven-denies-rumours-over-kyly-clarke-exit-from-dancing-with-the-stars.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/seven-denies-rumours-over-kyly-clarke-exit-from-dancing-with-the-stars.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:55:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208870 kyclMark Holden’s bizarre rant overshadowed the exit of Kyly Clarke on Dancing with the Stars last week, but industry chatter has persisted over the explanation given about an injury to her hamstring tendon on her right leg.

Today News Corp speculates her husband cricketer Michael Clarke was against her appearing in the show. Noting she has gone to Dubai to be with him, it claims “less than 24 hours after her teary announcement, Clarke was seen walking through Sydney airport in stilettos.”

While the injury, as evidenced with x-rays on the show, was real, questions persist about whether there was more to her sudden exit.

Dancing with the Stars has a long history of dancers forming close bonds, sometimes leading to relationships, and other times causing partners some unnecessary angst.

A Seven spokesperson told TV Tonight, the rumours were just that.

“The injury is fair dinkum and a risk,” they said.

“Dancing (training, type of movement, unusual stress on legs, hips etc etc) is the worst kind of activity.

“There is gossip and it’s just that.”

But Seven also confirmed Clarke’s doctor Dr. John Orchard is a doctor for Cricket NSW, and organised by Clarke not Seven.

While Kyly Clarke clearly has a diagnosed injury, skilled choreographers such as dance partner Damian Whitewood have also been known to create routines that don’t put performers at risk, on a show where injuries are rife.

Clarke’s exit follows the departure of Paul Fenech from the show, initially cited as “personal reasons” prior to the revelation he was facing a court over an alleged altercation.

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US to remake The Courtship of Eddie’s Father http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/us-to-remake-the-courtship-of-eddies-father.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/us-to-remake-the-courtship-of-eddies-father.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:51:47 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208883 2014-10-19_0135The latest classic series in development for a remake in the US is 1960s sitcom The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father is making a return to television which starred Bill Bixby as Tom and Brandon Cruz.

Originally penned as a book by Mark Toby, the father-son tale was adapted as a 1963 movie starring Glenn Ford and Ron Howard, serving as a junior matchmaker.

The 1969 sitcom ran for three seasons. It was subsequently remade as Eddie’s Father in 2004 with Ken Marino and Josh Hutcherson.

Now a single-camera comedy co-starring and produced by White Collar‘s Willie Garson and written/executive produced by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett has landed at FOX from Warner Bros. TV, and Conan O’Brien’s studio-based Conaco.

Deadline reports Garson’s own experience as an adoptive single father and his “best friends” approach to raising his adopted son have inspired the new version.

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Oops. Newspaper headline for The Embassy gets the channel wrong. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/oops-newspaper-headline-for-the-embassy-gets-the-channel-wrong.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/oops-newspaper-headline-for-the-embassy-gets-the-channel-wrong.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:49:44 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208872 2014-10-18_2352Good one Sunday Telegraph.

The headline you have for today’s premiere of new observational series The Embassy, incorrectly attributes it to ABC TV.

But the show is actually on Channel Nine.

After all the trouble Nine went to in organising the story, the least the paper’s subs could have done was check their own TV guide.

It’s on at 6:30pm in case you weren’t sure.

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Returning: Michael Mosley http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/returning-michael-mosley.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/returning-michael-mosley.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:45:35 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208764 2014-10-19_0117British television journalist Dr Michael Mosley is returning to Monday nights on SBS ONE soon, this time to investigate the truth about meat, and whether or not we should be eating it.

The two premiere documentaries will ask whether meat is beneficial or harmful to our health, how much of it we should be eating, plus the environmental and ethical issues around livestock.

Michael Mosley: Should I Eat Meat?
Michael Mosley has investigated the truth about fasting, the truth about exercise and he’s tried to make himself happy… Now Michael takes on a question that baffles and confuses many of us: should I still be eating meat? Michael goes on a meat overdose diet to see what meat really does to his body. He wants to find out how much meat he should be eating, and which types are the healthiest – are sausages worse than steak? Meat contains vital protein, vitamins and iron. But with its high saturated fat content, and as cardiovascular disease becomes the biggest killer in the western world, is meat actually killing us? After his experiment, Michael must decide whether or not his family will continue to eat meat.

Monday, November 3 at 7.30pm on SBS ONE

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Australian Story: Oct 20 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/australian-story-oct-20.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/australian-story-oct-20.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:44:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208867 2014-10-18_1924Australian Story screens the first of a 2 part look at murder, payback and the cost of crime when a Melbourne mother discovers her own family might be behind her daughter’s disappearance.

Thirteen-year-old Prue Bird’s disappearance in 1992 became one of Victoria’s most enduring mysteries.

For her mother Jenny there was an extra twist to the torment. Was it possible the criminal connections of Prue’s own grandmother were actually responsible for the vanishing?

Was it payback for an earlier crime – the notorious bomb attack on the Russell Street police station six years earlier?

But there was no body, no killer and seemingly little will to solve the mystery.

Jenny Bird was born into a struggling family on the wrong side of the tracks in Melbourne, Jenny moved out early to make a life for herself. As she recalls, “inside my house I didn’t feel safe… there were lots of fights. Mum was 16 when she had me… it was all about ‘don’t upset Mum’…”

By the time Prue disappeared, Jenny Bird was in the process of buying her first home, caring for Prue and her two siblings and holding down a job. She’d escaped her violent upbringing in a Melbourne council flat. Her mother Julie helped out with the children.

But the environment Prue was visiting was far from safe. Her doting grandmother had fallen in love with a man who was part of a group of violent armed robbers wreaking havoc throughout Victoria.

And then the group hatched an audacious plan: to bomb the Russell Street police headquarters in Melbourne. Described as a ‘loss of innocence and an act of terrorism’ by writer Andrew Rule, the crime unleashed the full force of the Victorian police desperate to bring the perpetrators to justice.

When Prue’s step-grandfather was arrested he turned crown witness with consequences that are still being played out today.

It was only in 2008, thanks to Jenny Bird’s continued pressure to solve the case that there was a breakthrough. Last year convicted murderer Leslie Camilleri pleaded guilty to Prue’s abduction and murder – but refused to offer a credible motive or indicate where he’d buried the young girl.

Over two parts on Oct 20 and 27, for the first time, all the stakeholders involved in this astonishing crime saga tell their stories.

It’s an ‘Underbelly’ style insight into the ruthless Victorian underworld – and its impact on three generations of one family.

8pm Monday on ABC.

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The X Factor http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/the-x-factor-15.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/the-x-factor-15.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208862 2014-10-18_1850Olly Murs, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian perform with the final 3 acts as they sing for glory. 8pm Sunday on Seven.

  • The Code
  • The Embassy
  • The Big Adventure
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Malala: Life after the Taliban
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Friday 17 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/friday-17-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/friday-17-october-2014.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:22:56 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208854 Friday: 1 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS 915,000 2 NINE NEWS 904,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 872,000 4 NINE NEWS 6:30 863,000 5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 815,000]]>  

Report:   Daily Free-to-Air Share
Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
Demographics: Total People (incl. guests)
Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00
Day: Friday
Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated
17/10/2014 10/10/2014
Network ABC1 13.3% 13.3%
Network ABC2 2.5% 2.5%
Network ABC3 1.0% 0.9%
Network ABC News 24 1.2% 1.4%
Network ABC TTL 17.9% 18.1%
Network 7 23.4% 23.0%
Network 7TWO 6.1% 5.8%
Network 7mate 5.8% 4.6%
Network 7 TTL 35.3% 33.5%
Network 9 14.5% 15.8%
Network GO! 5.9% 6.5%
Network Gem 2.7% 3.0%
Network 9 TTL 23.1% 25.3%
Network TEN 12.8% 12.0%
Network ONE 2.0% 2.4%
Network ELEVEN 3.3% 3.0%
Network TEN TTL 18.1% 17.5%
Network SBS ONE 3.8% 4.2%
Network SBS 2 1.7% 1.3%
Network NITV 0.1% 0.1%
Network SBS TTL 5.5% 5.6%

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 17/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 915,000 299,000 252,000 174,000 76,000 114,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 904,000 244,000 310,000 213,000 48,000 89,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 872,000 206,000 225,000 167,000 112,000 163,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 863,000 235,000 301,000 188,000 58,000 82,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 815,000 206,000 231,000 169,000 87,000 121,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 685,000 217,000 201,000 137,000 53,000 76,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 667,000 191,000 229,000 84,000 79,000 82,000
8 M-THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM Network 7 627,000 195,000 198,000 110,000 38,000 85,000
9 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 614,000 188,000 138,000 138,000 64,000 85,000
10 HAPPY VALLEY-EV Network ABC1 588,000 127,000 199,000 112,000 76,000 74,000
11 QI RPT Network ABC1 562,000 169,000 173,000 97,000 64,000 59,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC1 561,000 169,000 164,000 81,000 65,000 81,000
13 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 527,000 152,000 140,000 84,000 61,000 90,000
14 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 478,000 139,000 131,000 80,000 63,000 65,000
15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 465,000 116,000 135,000 102,000 46,000 65,000
16 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 459,000 144,000 106,000 79,000 57,000 73,000
17 HOT SEAT Network 9 440,000 125,000 123,000 134,000 18,000 40,000
18 SCORPION ENCORE Network TEN 390,000 105,000 99,000 86,000 40,000 61,000
19 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 349,000 94,000 80,000 64,000 46,000 64,000
20 GOLDENEYE Network 9 345,000 98,000 116,000 66,000 35,000 29,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 17/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Network 7TWO 339,000 101,000 105,000 48,000 30,000 55,000
2 BEST HOUSES AUSTRALIA Network 7TWO 241,000 51,000 101,000 39,000 22,000 28,000
3 CATS & DOGS -EV Network GO! 240,000 61,000 95,000 37,000 17,000 30,000
4 M-THE ADDAMS FAMILY Network 7mate 236,000 32,000 60,000 55,000 34,000 54,000
5 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 233,000 50,000 78,000 57,000 19,000 29,000
6 MAYA THE BEE-EV Network ABC2 222,000 51,000 70,000 63,000 11,000 27,000
7 BING-PM Network ABC2 214,000 38,000 84,000 49,000 19,000 25,000
8 RASTAMOUSE-EV Network ABC2 214,000 52,000 59,000 67,000 11,000 24,000
9 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 213,000 42,000 69,000 56,000 15,000 31,000
10 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 210,000 45,000 66,000 45,000 20,000 35,000
11 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 209,000 39,000 80,000 48,000 16,000 27,000
12 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 208,000 48,000 93,000 24,000 17,000 26,000
13 BING-AM Network ABC2 206,000 43,000 57,000 47,000 22,000 36,000
14 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 201,000 41,000 88,000 49,000 5,000 19,000
15 LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY-AM Network ABC2 199,000 46,000 55,000 47,000 24,000 27,000
16 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 195,000 36,000 57,000 43,000 22,000 38,000
17 DINOSAUR TRAIN-AM Network ABC2 195,000 50,000 52,000 40,000 26,000 27,000
18 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 191,000 34,000 69,000 43,000 23,000 22,000
19 MOUK-EV Network ABC2 190,000 41,000 64,000 53,000 15,000 17,000
20 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 188,000 30,000 64,000 44,000 23,000 27,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 17/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE ADEL V MELB V FOX SPORTS 1 106,000
2 LIVE: FOOTBALL: KICK OFF FOX SPORTS 1 62,000
3 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 59,000
4 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 52,000
5 FUTURAMA FOX8 51,000
6 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 46,000
7 FAMILY GUY FOX8 45,000
8 LAW & ORDER: SVU UNIVERSAL 44,000
9 CURIOUS GEORGE Nick Jr. 43,000
10 CORONATION STREET UKTV 41,000
11 FAMILY GUY FOX8 41,000
12 LONG LOST FAMILY LifeStyle Channel 41,000
13 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? UKTV 39,000
14 ZACK AND QUACK Nick Jr. 37,000
15 BULLITT FOX Classics 37,000
16 TAYO THE LITTLE BUS Disney Junior 37,000
17 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 37,000
18 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 36,000
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 36,000
20 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES FOX8 35,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 328,000 97,000 74,000 75,000 36,000 48,000
2 M-THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM Network 7 311,000 114,000 93,000 46,000 19,000 38,000
3 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 309,000 115,000 74,000 49,000 28,000 43,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 286,000 70,000 81,000 77,000 19,000 38,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 278,000 72,000 79,000 69,000 24,000 34,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 271,000 75,000 63,000 64,000 32,000 38,000
2 M-THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM Network 7 268,000 92,000 79,000 40,000 16,000 41,000
3 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 250,000 95,000 62,000 37,000 21,000 36,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 233,000 49,000 78,000 62,000 14,000 31,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 229,000 55,000 75,000 58,000 16,000 24,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 M-THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM Network 7 162,000 56,000 50,000 25,000 9,000 22,000
2 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 153,000 46,000 31,000 39,000 16,000 20,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 141,000 25,000 47,000 39,000 10,000 18,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 138,000 32,000 48,000 36,000 10,000 11,000
5 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 136,000 40,000 40,000 28,000 17,000 12,000

 

 

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Airdate: 50 Years Of Homicide http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-50-years-of-homicide.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-50-years-of-homicide.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:58:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208805 2014-10-18_0049Nostalgic TV fans take note, Seven has scheduled a special 50 Years Of Homicide for next Wednesday night.

Update: Further details now supplied:

Seven Melbourne will air a special tribute to the iconic police drama HOMICIDE this Wednesday night to commemorate 50 years since the series was first shown on television.

Homicide aired from October 1964 until January 1977 on Channel 7 and is understood to be the longest running weekly primetime drama in the history of Australian TV.

Set around the homicide squad of the Victorian Police Force, and with many of the episodes based on real murder cases, the Melbourne-made series featured some of Australia’s most celebrated actors including Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter, Jacki Weaver, Sigrid Thornton and Garry McDonald.

The special, 50 Years of Homicide, is hosted by Daniel MacPherson, whose credits include City Homicide which was inspired by the original hit series.

It includes interviews with Ian Crawford from Crawford Productions as well as the late Leonard Teale and Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, while one of the most famous episodes in its history, The Assassin, will also be shown in its entirety.

Homicide was produced by Crawford Productions for 510 episodes, widely regarded as the first major drama series to be produced in Australia when foreign series dominated.

It featured a ‘who’s who’ of stars including John Fegan, Terry McDermott, Leonard Teale, Les Dayman, George Mallaby, Lionel Long, Alwyn Kurts, Norman Yemm, Mike Preston, Gary Day, Charles Tingwell, John Stanton, Don Barker, Dennis Grosvenor, Lex Mitchell, Fred Cullen plus guests including Lorraine Bayly, Graeme Blundell, Anne Charleston, Paul Cronin, Max Cullen, Lynette Curran, John Diedrich, Terence Donovan, Denise Drysdale, Noel Ferrier, Maurie Fields, Sheila Florence, Cornelia Frances, Vivean Gray, David Gulpilil, Noni Hazelhurst, Wendy Hughes, Bill Hunter, Gerard Kennedy, Garry McDonald, Tracey Mann, John Meillon, Gus Mercurio, Jack Thompson, Sigrid Thornton, Rowena Wallace, John Waters, Jacki Weaver and more.

The show soon proved to be a hit with viewers, with its realistic policing scenes helping the local industry to make its mark in television drama. Scores of actors, writers, directors and crew learned their craft working on Homicide (how is this show not in the Logies Hall of Fame please?). Seven’s-own City Homicide was a nod to its forerunner.

Soaps nothwithstanding, it remains Australia’s longest-running drama series.

These days the Crawfords library, which includes Division 4, Carson’s Law, The Sullivans and The Flying Doctors, is owned by WIN Television. It’s not clear if this special has been produced as an edited compilation to promote DVD sales or it has conducted new interviews with former cast.

10:30pm Wednesday October 22 on Seven (Melbourne).

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Bachelor Blake & Louise speak to The Project http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/bachelor-blake-louise-speak-to-the-project.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/bachelor-blake-louise-speak-to-the-project.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:55:13 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208835 2014-10-17_2344The Bachelor‘s Blake Garvey and former contestant Louise Pillidge will speak to Carrie Bickmore in a television exclusive on The Project on Monday.

This will be the third time the show has featured interviews related to the fallout of the Bachelor finale, one of which netted their best-ever ratings.

What really happened? Has the Bachelor found love? With no question off limits, it promises to be compelling viewing.

In a very special television appearance, music legend John Farnham joins us at the desk. With an incredible career spanning five decades, John returns to the stage with another music icon, Olivia Newton-John for a national tour. We will find out what to expect when the two music greats join forces for what promises to be an incredible tour.

Taylor Swift is one of the biggest names in music. The 24 year old global superstar has won seven Grammy awards, sold millions of albums and played sell-out stadium concerts to her adoring fans. We chat to Taylor about the highly-anticipated release of her fifth album, 1989.

One of the world’s most acclaimed comedians Eddie Izzard joins us at the desk. We talk to the award winning star of stage and screen about his amazing career.

In a television exclusive, Celia Pacquola catches up with Brad Pitt to talk about his latest film, the gritty war drama, Fury.

Emmy award-winning actress and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star, Sarah Michelle Gellar is in Australia to judge the Australian Spectacle Wearer Of The Year Awards. A proud spec wearer herself, Sarah Michelle joins us at the desk to talk about her celebrated career.

We speak to Tina Fey, Jane Fonda and Jason Bateman about their latest film, This Is Where I Leave You.

One of Australia’s favourite comedians, Frank Woodley has joined forces with the Australian Marine Conservation Society to launch a campaign against one of our ocean’s biggest killers, plastic pollution. Frank joins us at the desk to tell us how we can make a difference.

TEN’s innovative food series, Recipes to Riches is back for a second season and marketing guru Russel Howcroft has joined the team. We speak to Russel ahead of the season premiere, screening Tuesday, October 21 at 7.30pm.

Plus our regulars Steve Price, Mia Freedman, Todd Sampson, Fifi Box, Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann, Meshel Laurie and Waleed Aly join us across the week.

6.30pm weeknights on TEN.

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Gyngell tops TV’s best paid http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/gyngell-tops-tvs-best-paid.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/gyngell-tops-tvs-best-paid.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:52:15 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208845 Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 2.19.32 pm.jpgWhat’s a TV boss worth?

The Australian today has published the earnings, including incentives, of top media executives.

David Gyngell, Nine, $19.5m -includes $2.6m in base pay and a bonus of almost the same amount taking him to total pay of $5.5m, $14m of incentives (a $2.5m cash bonus linked to Nine’s initial public ­offering, $1.59m of pre-IPO share rights and $10m of IPO-related share incentives).

Earlier this year he was fined $500 following a brawl in Bondi with James Packer.

Tim Worner, $3.5m in his first year as Seven West Media chief executive.

Hamish McLennan, TEN, earned $2.5m in his first full year as CEO.

There’s no figure noted for WIN Television’s Bruce Gordon nor Seven chairman Kerry Stokes.

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Joan Rivers death caused by lack of oxygen to brain http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/joan-rivers-death-caused-by-lack-of-oxygen-to-brain.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/joan-rivers-death-caused-by-lack-of-oxygen-to-brain.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:50:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208833 2014-09-04_2036Joan Rivers’ death has been classified by US medical examiners as a “therapeutic complication,”

Rivers, 81, was at a New York clinic undergoing an endoscopy and was having her throat looked at when she died as a result of brain damage caused by lack of oxygen.

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner issued the following statement: “OCME has completed its investigation. The cause of Ms. Rivers’ death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The manner of death is therapeutic complication.

“The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy.”

Daughter, Melissa Rivers, wrote on Facebook: “In response to today’s release of the New York City Medical Examiner’s report, we continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world.

“We have no further comment at this time.”

Source: EOnline

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Airdate: Outbreak: The Ebola Crisis http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-outbreak-the-ebola-crisis.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-outbreak-the-ebola-crisis.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:44:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208826 2014-10-17_2357Seven has scheduled a Seven News Special: Outbreak: The Ebola Crisis on Tuesday night, hosted by Dr Andrew Rochford.

As the world gears up for the fight against the worst-ever Ebola outbreak, Seven News will tomorrow night bring viewers a half-hour Seven News Special on the deadly epidemic.

Presented by Seven News Health Editor Dr Andrew Rochford, Outbreak: The Ebola Crisis will separate myth from the facts of this unfolding worldwide health emergency.

Featuring comprehensive analysis and commentary from leading medical experts, the Seven News Special examines specifically what the virus is, why it’s suddenly a catastrophic threat, and most importantly – whether Australia is prepared if the virus reaches our shores.

The latest crisis in West Africa is the worst-ever Ebola outbreak. It has killed more than 4500 people across the region, with up to 9,000 infected, and has reached the US and Spain.

Australia has so far managed to remain unaffected. Queensland nurse Sue Ellen Kovack – who had returned from treating patients in an Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone – was the 11th person tested for the disease in Australia in recent weeks, all returning negative results.

This will air at 9:30pm Tuesday followed by Border Security: International at 10pm.

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Foxtel Screenwriters’ Address: Elliot Perlman http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/foxtel-screenwriters-address-elliot-perlman.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/foxtel-screenwriters-address-elliot-perlman.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:41:59 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208785 2014-10-18_0013This week author and screenwriter Elliot Perlman delivered the annual Foxtel Screenwriters’ Address, held in conjunction with the Australian Writers’ Guild.

Perlman is the author of The Street Sweeper, Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Reasons I Won’t be Coming and co-screenwriter of Three Dollars, which won the AFI and film Critics’ Awards. 

At his address he mused on the writer’s obligation to entertain:

Here are selected excerpts:

There is one obligation the writer has, no matter the style or form of writing, that comes over and above all else. Before the writer does anything else he or she has to entertain. You have to hold the audience’s attention. You have to distract them from what they were doing and thinking before your work came to them. Just as the physician’s first obligation according, to Hippocrates, is to “first, do no harm”, so the primary obligation of the writer is “keep the audience interested”, at least enough to keep watching, reading or listening to your work.

But do people want to see the world they know in their entertainment or do they want to be taken from that world? Some do and some don’t. Do people want to be educated, enlightened or sensitized to the problems of the world or do they want to escape those problems? Some do and some don’t. Some do on some days but not on other days. Some people thought they never do but found they sometimes do. Some people used to but are currently going through a period where they don’t.

But if people’s perception of the world is at least in part a product of the stories they read, see or hear, then it is also incumbent on the writer to at times portray the world as it is – in the way that Dickens, Zola, Steinbeck, Arthur Miller did – so that the audience’s view of the world remains in touch with reality. This brings us to the matter of the contemporary Australian reality. There is a lot about the Australian reality of today that should concern us not just as writers, but as citizens and as human beings, things that go to the very core of contemporary Australia, things that often go unremarked upon.

Writers have the opportunity to shape the way the world sees itself. Most people see the world not only through their own experiences, which are necessarily limited, but through an understanding of the world that’s informed by all the stories they’ve ever heard, read, been told or seen, stories our predecessors told and now through the stories we tell. Writers are integral in the framing of people’s perceptions of the world. Writers take glimpses of experience, their own and others’, and place them side by side until a narrative is made that helps to make sense of the world, even if the sense is that the world does not make sense. There’s comfort to be gained for the audience in knowing that they’re not alone in feeling this. The work that inspired you to write in the first place did this for you. Writing is something the world needs people to do. The fruits of a writer’s labour can bring comfort, elucidation, enlightenment and even pain relief.

You write because, like all artists, there’s an urge in you to create something of value ex nihilo, out of nothing. In the words of Stephen Sondheim, writing for his version of George Seurat, the French post-expressionist painter, “Look I made a hat/Where there never was a hat.” It’s how you know you’re you, perhaps the only time in your life you recognise a you that’s genuinely distinct from other people.

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Movie: One Chance http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/movie-one-chance.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/movie-one-chance.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208830 2014-10-17_1901James Corden stars as Paul Potts, the shy, bullied shop assistant who became a phenomenon after being chosen for Britain’s Got Talent. 8:30pm Saturday on Premiere.

  • Scott and Bailey
  • Movie: Barney’s Version
  • Rugby: Wallabies Vs All Blacks
  • If You Are the One
  • Breaking Bad
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NBC plans second adaptation of The IT Crowd http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/nbc-plans-second-adaptation-of-the-it-crowd.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/nbc-plans-second-adaptation-of-the-it-crowd.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:04:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208822 2013-12-10_2003If at first you don’t succeed…?

Another remake of The IT Crowd is in development in the US is -for the second time.

Deadline reports Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) and Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan (Scrubs, Community) have a pilot commitment from NBC through and Warner Bros. TV.

The UK original starred Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and ran for 4 seasons.

NBC last attempted a version during 2006-07 with Joel McHale and was picked up to series for midseason but never aired after it became a casualty of management change. A German version in 2007 lasted only 2 eps.

Lawrence is also helming a small screen adaptation of 1998’s Rush Hour, which originally starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.

This week it was also confirmed O’Dowd’s own Moone Boy would have a US adaptation.

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New board appointments at SBS http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/new-board-appointments-at-sbs.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/new-board-appointments-at-sbs.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:35:52 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208801 2014-10-17_1633Two board members announcements for SBS, Mr Nihal Gupta (Chairman) and Mr Peeyush Gupta, have been welcomed by Managing Director Michael Ebeid (pictured).

Both have been appointed for a period of five years.

They join other SBS non-executive directors, Dr Bulent Hass Dellal OAM (Deputy Chair), Michael Ebeid (Managing Director), Patricia Azarias, Jacqueline Hey, Daryl Karp, Dorothy West and William Lenehan.

“With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS occupies a special place in the media landscape, and on behalf of the Board and SBS team, we look forward to our new Board members’ contributions towards steering SBS through a dynamic but also very challenging time for our organisation and the media sector more broadly,”Michael Ebeid said.

“The SBS Board plays an important role in ensuring that we are an efficient, responsive and innovative organisation which strategically addresses the challenges and opportunities of today’s media market by playing to our strengths with innovative content that reflects our unique Charter and engages a broader cross-section of our diverse Australian community.

“Our new Chair and Board member will provide valuable insights to the Board and Executive as we continue to deliver programs and services that explore and celebrate diversity and contribute to social cohesion against the backdrop of a growing and more complex multicultural Australia.”

Michael Ebeid also thanked Dr Dellal for acting in the role of Chair over the past six months following the departure of former Chairman Mr Joe Skrzynski.

Nihal Gupta
Mr Nihal Gupta is currently the Managing Director of Digital Electronics Corporation Australia and has a strong background in business and commercial sectors, particularly in relation to technology and consumer electronics. He has over three decades of experience in the consumer electronics business of Australia.

Mr Nihal Gupta has extensive experience in international business management throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Mr Nihal Gupta currently holds a number of board positions including Trustee of the Board of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust, appointee of the Judicial Commission of NSW, chairman of the NSW Multicultural Business Advisory Panel, board member of Asia Society of Australia, board member of the Naisda Foundation Limited and board member of Parramasala. He is a former Chairman of Jcurve Solutions Limited.

Peeyush Gupta
Mr Peeyush Gupta has over two decades of experience in executive, financial and strategy roles, previously holding board positions in AMP Capital Investments, the Financial planning Standards Board, Investment Funds Association and strategic policy adviser for AXA. In 2005, he was awarded the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award from the Australian Graduate School of Management and in 2003 the Distinguished Service Award from the Financial Planning Association.

Mr Peeyush Gupta is currently the Chairman and non-executive Director on a range of commercial, public sector and not-for-profit boards including the State Super Financial Services, Charter Hall Direct Property Management Ltd, , MLC Life, Safety Return to Work and Support Board, Ascham School Council, Australian School of Business at the University of NSW, Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia Pacific and the Bank of New Zealand Life Insurance. He was the co-founder and inaugural CEO of IPAC Securities, a wealth management firm providing financial advice and institutional portfolio management in Australia and internationally. He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of NSW, and qualifications from the Harvard and London Business Schools.

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It’s the axed drama series people keep telling me about http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/its-the-axed-drama-series-people-keep-telling-me-about.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/its-the-axed-drama-series-people-keep-telling-me-about.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:55:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208808 2014-10-17_1229It’s Damages.

First on air in 2007 and departing in 2012, it’s the show people keep telling me they have only just discovered, but now they are hooked.

And who can blame them?

Glenn Close and Rose Byrne as fierce femmes going toe to toe, a malevolent thriller with twists and turns -and bends in time- Damages has it all.

Aside from a few flip phones (!) it also doesn’t date too much. But if you’re going to get on board make sure you do it from the first season. The set-up to the relationship between the two leads is crucial stuff, plus the early seasons were definitely stronger than later seasons (5 star review for S2).

The next series by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler and Daniel Zelman is yet to be revealed, but if it’s anything like this one then bring it on.

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60 Minutes: Oct 19 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/60-minutes-oct-19.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/60-minutes-oct-19.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:34:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208813 2014-10-17_1237This Sunday on 60 Minutes there are stories on fire alarms, motor neuron disease, cerebral palsy and Neil Diamond.

The Alarming Truth
It was Australia’s most deadly house fire. Ever. Eleven people, eight of them children, were killed as an inferno engulfed the home in which they were sleeping. Two families, together for a cousins sleepover, ripped apart by tragedy. Three years after that fatal fire at Slacks Creek, south of Brisbane, the scars remain raw for the survivors. Disturbingly for the rest of us, authorities have not heeded the lessons from the tragedy. As this 60 Minutes special investigation reveals, Australia’s most popular fire alarm, the one that’s likely fitted in your home, is unlikely to save you.
Reporter: Karl Stefanovic
Producer: Rebecca Le Tourneau

The Courageous Dr Davis
This is a story of courage and inspiration. Dr Ian Davis was in the prime of his life, and part of the team charged with curing leukemia, when he diagnosed himself with motor neuron disease. He knew straight away he had very limited time left, so Ian set out to achieve more than most of us would in a lifetime. He’s jumped out of planes, jammed on stage with Pearl Jam, set up his own brewery, and ridden a specially designed bike from Brisbane to Sydney to raise money for MND research. Then Ian began reading books to his unborn son, in case he lost the use of his voice, or worse still, never got to meet him. Ray Martin has been with Ian every step of the way on this emotional journey, and was there when Ian’s final wish came true.
Reporter: Ray Martin
Producer: Jo Townsend

Neil Diamond
There are stars. There are superstars. And then, there’s Neil Diamond. He’s not so much in a class of his own, as an entire galaxy. Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums, among the biggest selling artists of all time. For more than half a century he’s been writing and performing hits. And at age 73, this “solitary man” has no intention of slowing down. Allison Langdon took Neil Diamond back to the Greek Theatre, where it all began one Hot August Night more than 40 years ago!
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Steven Burling

Trail Blaiser Update
Blaise Wyatt is a trail-blazer. Doctors told his parents he’d never walk, let alone sit up, when he was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy as a baby. But those doctors had never met parents like Dawn and Cameron Wyatt. With their determination and his guts, Blaise has defied the predictions, and now, the 5-year-old is stridiing ahead in leaps and bounds.
Reporter: Peter Overton

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7.30pm on Nine.

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Natalie Gruzlewski exits Nine http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/natalie-gruzlewski-exits-nine.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/natalie-gruzlewski-exits-nine.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:55:46 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208803 Natalie Gruzlewski_WLCTTNatalie Gruzlewski has departed Nine after presenting her final final weather bulletin on the Gold Coast last night.

Courier Mail notes she was ‘tight-lipped’ about why she has chosen not to re-sign a contract that was offered to her. It’s unclear if she has another media project on the cards.

“I have had a wonderful time being part of Nine’s Gold Coast News team this year,” she said. “I am looking forward to all (that) the future holds.”

Nine Queensland managing director Kylie Blucher added, “She remains a friend to many at the Nine Network and has strong ties to the Gold Coast community.

“We wish her all the best with her future endeavours.”

Gruzlewski has previously appeared on The Farmer Wants a Wife, When Love Comes to Town and Getaway.

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The Walking Dead ratings thriller for FX http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/the-walking-dead-ratings-thriller-for-fx.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/the-walking-dead-ratings-thriller-for-fx.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:15:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208761 2014-01-18_1307FX is buoyed by the ratings for the fifth season premiere of The Walking Dead earlier this week.

The season five primetime play ranked #1 on STV for the day, and with a total of 191,000 viewers tuning into FX and FX+2 across the day.

Jacqui Feeney, Managing Director for FOX International Channels Australia said “The Walking Dead has become a global phenomenon, and these numbers confirm the dead have never been more alive across the continent. We are thrilled with the results and thanks to our FX fans who welcomed the series return, there’s plenty more dead ahead.”

The series was simultaneously launched in 125 territories with FOX claiming it pioneered the strategy of globally launching shows within 24 hours of their US premiere.

The zombie series has already been renewed for a sixth seasion with Scott M. Gimple returning as the series’ showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

The Walking Dead
airs Mondays at 1.30pm & 8.30pm AEDT on FX.

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Mia Freedman “unreservedly apologises” for comments on The Project http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/mia-freedman-unreservedly-apologises-for-comments-on-the-project.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/mia-freedman-unreservedly-apologises-for-comments-on-the-project.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:22:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208797 2014-10-17_1116MamaMia founder Mia Freedman has apologised for comments made on The Project which have come under fire for comparing same-sex attracted people to paedophiles.

During a discussion about rehabilitation and a national paedophile register she said, “We accept that gay people can’t change who they love and who they’re sexually attracted to, so why do we think that people who are sexually attracted to children can be rehabilitated?

“Name and shame them. I want to know where they are.”

But on social media many were disappointed by the context.

On her website Freedman wrote a lengthy response, which noted:

Let me be absolutely clear: I unreservedly apologise to anyone I have upset, confused or outraged and to anyone who thought I would ever ever ever stand with bigotry or homophobia.

I know the facts: there is no link between homosexuality and offending against children. And after the hundreds of hours of live TV and radio I have done, I should have known better; it’s dangerous to try and make a complex point about such an important topic in 10 seconds.

You run a huge risk of your words being twisted, taken out of context and fed to the enemies of your cause. Last night I forgot that and I’m incredibly distressed that the result has been more pain and suffering for the gay community.

She also agreed, “Many people have angrily pointed out that I could have used heterosexuality as a comparison instead of homosexuality. So why didn’t I? I could have – and in hindsight I really, really wish I had.”

Freedman’s point about trying to discuss considered topics in a live, snappy news format is a valid point, and it certainly requires some skill to do this without resulting in answers that risk becoming out of context.

TEN declined to comment further.

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Q & A: Oct 20 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/q-a-oct-20.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/q-a-oct-20.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:55:50 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208793 2013-07-17_2232On Monday night Q & A host Tony Jones is joined by a panel of “passionate people”:

Rock star turned particle physicist and TV presenter Brian Cox;
Matt Colwell aka 360, a platinum-winning rapper and advocate for social justice;
Actress Miranda Tapsell, star of The Sapphires and Redfern Now;
Conductor and Artistic Director Sydney Symphony education program Richard Gill; and
One of Australia’s foremost mathematical minds, Nalini Joshi.

Simulcast live around the country on ABC, ABC News 24 at 9:35pm.

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We are still under the million, people… http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/we-are-still-under-the-million-people.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/we-are-still-under-the-million-people.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:10:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208790 2014-10-17_0948Is it Daylight Saving? Is it the weather? Is it lack of interest in what’s being offered? Or is it all three?

Whatever the reason, for the third night in a row, no single show could manage to crack the one million mark, including the traditional 6pm News.

For the best comparison we should look to the same date a year ago, which was only marginally different with both news bulletins above the magic million. Things were a little brighter earlier in the week a year ago, now the dip is impacting earlier in the week.

Seven network won Thursday with 30.1% then Nine 26.8%, ABC 19.1%, TEN 18.3% and SBS 5.7%.

Seven News (903,000 / 873,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (825,000), Beauty and the Geek (623,000 / 612,000) and Million Dollar Minute (470,000). Covert Affairs was 221,000.

Nine News (927,000 / 918,000) was best for Nine followed by ACA (796,000), Kings Cross ER (713,000), Big Brother (512,000), Hot Seat (490,000) and a repeat of Gotham (292,000).

Catalyst (731,000) topped ABC’s night while Upper Middle Bogan had a good debut at 719,000. ABC News (704,000), 7:30 (649,000), It’s a Date (621,000), QI (356,000) and Felicity’s Mental Mission (284,000) followed.

Madam Secretary was TEN’s best on Thursday at 559,000. The Project  was 541,000 / 402,000. Save with Jamie was 528,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 516,000 and a repeat of Party Tricks was 190,000.

On SBS ONE it was The Little Paris Kitchen (248,000) then Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Island Feast (204,000), The Incredible Spice Men (140,000), Masters of Sex (143,000), SBS World News (106,000) and Thai Street Food (63,000).

7TWO’s A Touch of Frost topped multichannels at 285,000.

Seven News at 4:30: 244,000
Seven News at 4: 221,000
Nine’s Afternoon News: 217,000
Nine News Now: 119,000
ABC Early Edition: 108,000
The Daily Edition: 98,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 16 October 2014

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Thursday 16 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/thursday-16-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/thursday-16-october-2014.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:18:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208787 Thursday: 1 NINE NEWS 927,000 2 NINE NEWS 918,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 903,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 873,000 5 HOME AND AWAY 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: Thursday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 16/10/2014 09/10/2014 Network ABC1 14.0% 13.2% Network ABC2 3.1% 2.5% Network ABC3 0.8% 0.9% Network ABC News 24 1.3% 1.0% Network ABC TTL 19.1% 17.6% Network 7 18.3% 18.8% Network 7TWO 6.5% 5.8% Network 7mate 5.3% 4.2% Network 7 TTL 30.1% 28.9% Network 9 16.5% 22.3% Network GO! 5.3% 4.0% Network Gem 4.9% 4.4% Network 9 TTL 26.8% 30.7% Network TEN 12.6% 11.5% Network ONE 2.7% 2.0% Network ELEVEN 3.0% 3.9% Network TEN TTL 18.3% 17.4% Network SBS ONE 4.3% 4.2% Network SBS 2 1.1% 1.1% Network NITV 0.3% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 5.7% 5.5%

 

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: 16/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 927,000 238,000 313,000 219,000 60,000 96,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 918,000 247,000 312,000 206,000 59,000 93,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 903,000 210,000 208,000 179,000 139,000 168,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 873,000 214,000 213,000 190,000 110,000 146,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 825,000 207,000 191,000 210,000 90,000 127,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 796,000 215,000 232,000 194,000 59,000 95,000
7 CATALYST-EV Network ABC1 731,000 222,000 247,000 96,000 72,000 94,000
8 UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN-EV Network ABC1 719,000 184,000 258,000 123,000 65,000 88,000
9 KINGS CROSS ER Network 9 713,000 173,000 215,000 177,000 59,000 89,000
10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 704,000 232,000 236,000 70,000 76,000 89,000
11 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 697,000 215,000 251,000 82,000 58,000 91,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC1 649,000 217,000 222,000 73,000 64,000 73,000
13 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Network 7 623,000 162,000 210,000 110,000 66,000 75,000
14 IT’S A DATE-EV Network ABC1 621,000 154,000 231,000 102,000 60,000 74,000
15 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 612,000 175,000 204,000 105,000 66,000 61,000
16 MADAM SECRETARY Network TEN 559,000 159,000 155,000 120,000 51,000 74,000
17 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 541,000 134,000 162,000 112,000 53,000 80,000
18 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 533,000 142,000 165,000 91,000 65,000 70,000
19 SAVE WITH JAMIE RPT Network TEN 528,000 149,000 167,000 91,000 52,000 70,000
20 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 516,000 154,000 161,000 68,000 59,000 74,000

 

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: 16/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 A TOUCH OF FROST-THU Network 7TWO 285,000 78,000 85,000 43,000 45,000 34,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 264,000 57,000 102,000 46,000 22,000 37,000
3 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 254,000 65,000 77,000 34,000 42,000 36,000
4 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV TX1 Network GO! 252,000 51,000 77,000 50,000 33,000 42,000
5 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 250,000 52,000 75,000 48,000 35,000 40,000
6 INK MASTER Network 7mate 248,000 52,000 70,000 61,000 38,000 27,000
7 MAYA THE BEE-EV Network ABC2 248,000 60,000 65,000 76,000 29,000 18,000
8 NEW TRICKS -EV Network Gem 247,000 67,000 66,000 50,000 20,000 43,000
9 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 235,000 52,000 58,000 71,000 27,000 26,000
10 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV Network GO! 234,000 46,000 74,000 49,000 34,000 31,000
11 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 231,000 47,000 72,000 40,000 35,000 38,000
12 POIROT -EV Network Gem 231,000 63,000 56,000 49,000 23,000 40,000
13 BING-PM Network ABC2 224,000 43,000 69,000 35,000 36,000 41,000
14 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 224,000 50,000 44,000 81,000 30,000 19,000
15 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 221,000 46,000 51,000 74,000 32,000 19,000
16 SMALL POTATOES!-EV Network ABC2 217,000 46,000 40,000 79,000 33,000 18,000
17 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV Network GO! 216,000 25,000 65,000 64,000 32,000 31,000
18 RASTAMOUSE-EV Network ABC2 215,000 49,000 56,000 68,000 26,000 17,000
19 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 214,000 48,000 56,000 67,000 25,000 18,000
20 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 213,000 43,000 54,000 74,000 23,000 18,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 369,000 108,000 123,000 56,000 41,000 41,000
2 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 366,000 114,000 85,000 74,000 46,000 47,000
3 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Network 7 346,000 90,000 119,000 56,000 39,000 42,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 330,000 82,000 112,000 78,000 17,000 41,000
5 UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN-EV Network ABC1 326,000 77,000 125,000 53,000 32,000 39,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 351,000 105,000 119,000 50,000 39,000 38,000
2 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Network 7 322,000 84,000 113,000 52,000 33,000 39,000
3 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 320,000 100,000 73,000 69,000 37,000 41,000
4 BIG BROTHER -THU Network 9 308,000 83,000 93,000 83,000 26,000 24,000
5 UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN-EV Network ABC1 292,000 63,000 118,000 52,000 26,000 33,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 255,000 68,000 92,000 35,000 29,000 30,000
2 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Network 7 239,000 56,000 85,000 43,000 26,000 30,000
3 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 227,000 61,000 57,000 54,000 25,000 31,000
4 BIG BROTHER -THU Network 9 226,000 51,000 71,000 67,000 21,000 16,000
5 SAVE WITH JAMIE RPT Network TEN 170,000 47,000 48,000 36,000 13,000 26,000

 

 

© OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Ranking information is for individual episodes. Includes Preliminary data.

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The Big Adventure http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/the-big-adventure.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/the-big-adventure.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:58:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208739 The Big Adventure“Not happy Jan!” , “I’m pretty stoked!”, “Ooh shivers!”,  “I can’t blow smoke up someone’s back mate,” “See youse!” “Easy peasy Japaneasy…”

They’re a very colloquial lot in Seven’s new Reality game show, The Big Adventure.

There are 12 of them, ranging in ages from 23 – 52 and all are competing for one million dollars which, unless I am mistaken, is equal to the biggest single prize giveaway on Australian television (TEN’s Big Brother gave away $1M a decade ago along with Nine’s Millionaire twice).

“We are all so different and yet so similar,” an ominous voice-over tells us. “The one thing we have in common: we all have a dream.

“12 regular Australians are about to step away from their everyday lives.”

With their various hopes of winning the jackpot for their kids, to pay off the mortgage, to travel, to start that small business dream, to own a cafe, to help their disabled sibling, to have a dream wedding – these folk could be you, me or the bloke next door. Geddit?

Seven is always keen to reflect middle Australia when making its entertainment shows aka ‘roast chook’ telly. Whether it hits a bulls eye with My Kitchen Rules, or misfires with Bringing Sexy Back, casting is king.

We’re on a tropical island in Fiji for this Seven-devised format. What unfolds is a mix between Survivor, The Amazing Race and even Waterworld.

At the heart of this series is a large treasure grid which looks like something Sawyer might have stumbled over in the jungles of Lost.

It is divided into a 5 x 5 grid with 12 ‘golden keys’ buried in 24 of its squares (the 25th is its centre). Across the series contestants will compete Survivor-style to vie for the chance to dig for a golden key, only one of which will unlock the million dollar loot. It sounds a bit like a glorified radio competition, but in the hands of the MKR and House Rules producers, the drama will be milked and the jeopardy hopefully maximised.

Host Jason Dundas (officially the whitest teeth on TV) assumes the Jeff Probst-position of explaining the game-play and ‘calling’ the action of challenges. Dundas is friendly enough but I do miss the drama of Probst’s over-the-top gung-ho here, there’s just something about the flat Australian sound that can’t match his enthusiasm.

Our 12 are also not quite left to their own resources on a deserted beach for accommodation, either. Base camp is an inviting, rustic hideaway, albeit with some primitive cooking supplies (rice and beans). That said, it serves well as armchair escapism, especially against the inviting aqua-marine waters of Fiji. Visually, this is shot rather well, but there are far too many narration pieces to camera from contestants that interject the action. Australian reality television is really forgetting to ‘show me, don’t tell me’ these days…

The 12 contestants are an affable bunch, far removed from the best (worst?) MKR hostility. There’s already a bit of flirting in the opening episode. Whether this remains when so much money is at stake remains to be seen.

The most impressive feature of the series is the large ‘Sky Rig’ scaffolding hanging over the ocean. Looking like something Kevin Costner might have built, it serves as a gladiatorial arena for challenges. I haven’t worked out whether it’s also an economic consideration to have one centrepiece across the series rather than new ones every week. Probably.

At 90 minutes the premiere is stretching the friendship, but I’m intrigued to have a brand new format and to see where it goes. It’s good to see a network take some risks, even if it is in a saturated genre.

The Big Adventure should appeal to fans of Survivor -provided they don’t see it as a clone- and will help us all forget that debacle that was The Mole revived.

The Big Adventure premieres 6:30pm Sunday on Seven.

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Upfronts on the way http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/upfronts-on-the-way.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/upfronts-on-the-way.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:55:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208769 2014-10-17_0057As the end of the year draws closer, networks are getting ready to reveal their 2015 highlights at the annual ‘Upfronts’ to media and advertisers.

Despite the highly-Americanised term, it’s a word that has taken hold in Australia in recent years.

This year all eyes are on Sydney, home to at least 4 confirmed events in coming weeks.

Seven is first cab off the rank with two-days of Upfronts at The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park on October 28 / 29.

“We do want to shake up the way that we bring it to you,” CEO Tim Worner has said, “and this time it’s personal” teasing that media will “see, hear and touch” Seven’s plans in action.

Foxtel MCN will follow on October 30 at Sydney Theatre Company, including with a Red Carpet component.

TEN’s #TurnOnTEN event is set for November 13 at the Star Event Centre and hints at an African theme, no doubt with some announcements coming for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! it’s first big series for 2015.

SBS is the last confirmed event at Luxe Studios on November 14 and has cleverly organised free transport for new users of Uber.

Nine is yet to announce its plans but is tipped to hold a Sydney event in late November.

Network execs are currently attending MIPCOM in Cannes to finalise fresh new titles ahead of the big events.

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Archie Panjabi to leave The Good Wife http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/archie-panjabi-to-leave-the-good-wife.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/archie-panjabi-to-leave-the-good-wife.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:50:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208755 2014-10-16_2345She’s one of the best supporting actors on the screen, but Archie Panjabi is set to exit The Good Wife.

Panjabi, who plays Kalinda Sharma, has signed a talent deal with 20th Century TV and is expected to lead her own series.

“Archie is an Emmy award-winning dramatic actress, and rightly so,” said Sharon Klein, 20th’s executive vice president of casting. “Her work on The Good Wife has been extraordinary, and the time has come for her to star in a project of her own. We couldn’t be happier that it will be with us.”

Good Wife showrunners Robert and Michelle King added, “Archie is an amazing actress who helped build Kalinda from the ground up as an enigmatic, powerful and sexy character. It’s been a pleasure to write for her, and we’ll be sad to see her go; but we still have her for the rest of season six, so let’s not exhaust our goodbyes yet. We look forward to meeting all the wonderful new characters Archie brings to the screen. But either way, we’re keeping the boots.”

It’s not yet clear how Kalinda will be written out, but given Josh Charles’ character was suddenly killed off it would be unlikely to feature another key death so soon.

Source: EW.com

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US to conjure up all-new Bewitched http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/us-to-conjure-up-all-new-bewitched.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/us-to-conjure-up-all-new-bewitched.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:49:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208766 2014-10-17_0039Well I hope it’s better than that Nicole Kidman flick….

Sony Pictures TV is shopping a new version of Bewitched, penned by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (The Vow), Deadline reports.

The Elizabeth Montgomery series, which ran from 1964 to 1972, recently marked 50 years since its debut.

Multiple networks are said to be interested on a modern-day take of the hit series. But can it ever improve on the original cast? Nope.

The project hails from Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick’s Red Wagon Entertainment, which produced the 2005 film starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

Uh oh.

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Vale: Elizabeth Pena http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/vale-elizabeth-pena.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/vale-elizabeth-pena.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:47:29 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208772 2014-10-17_0114US actress Elizabeth Pena, best known for La Bamba and Modern Family, has died aged 55.

Her manager, Gina Rugolo, said she died in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. No other details were provided.

Pena’s career spanned four decades and included roles in films like Lone Star, Rush Hour, Jacob’s Ladder and Free Willy 2.

TV credits included L.A. Law, Dream On, Resurrection Blvd. and Modern Family, where she played the mother of Sofia Vergara’s character, Gloria.

She also provided her voice to The Incredibles, the Justice League cartoon series and American Dad.

Source: USA Today

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Returning: Nowhere Boys http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/returning-nowhere-boys.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/returning-nowhere-boys.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:45:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208758 2014-10-17_0009Season Two of ABC3’s Nowhere Boys is back next month.

The series will premiere with a double episode. This season includes the first drama episode directed by Rachel Griffiths.

In season two, Jake, Sam, Andy and Felix discover that despite making their way back home, the adventure has not stopped and that they are not the only ones who crossed back into their world.

The series, starring Dougie Baldwin, Joel Lok, Rahart Adams, Matthew Testro, has been nominated for an International Emmy Kids Awards and in the Screen Producers Australia Awards.

6pm November 23rd on ABC3.

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Four Corners: Oct 20 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/four-corners-oct-20.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/four-corners-oct-20.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:44:19 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208750 2014-10-16_2159On Monday’s Four Corners, Caro Meldrum-Hanna reports on the ice scourge that’s ravaging regional Australia.

His name is ‘Jake’. At 15 years old, he was an ice dealer, a user and a crystal meth cook.

‘Jake’ is the new face of crystal meth, or ice, in Australia. It’s the drug that’s ravaged our major cities. But now it’s destroying country towns one by one.

This week on Four Corners, reporter Caro Meldrum-Hanna travels through the regions of two states, riding with police and users, to tell the shocking story of towns and people in the grip of ice.

She pieces together a disturbing picture: major international drug cartels are working with locally based outlaw motorcycle gangs to push ice out of the cities. It’s a massive illicit corporate enterprise; sophisticated and highly organised.

Their targets? Captive markets of bored teenagers in country towns, where there’s a desperate lack of treatment facilities and under resourced or non-existent police.

Four Corners goes to one community of less than 4,000 people where up to one in ten people are using ice. Meldrum-Hanna meets teenagers who began using in their early teens, sits with them as they smoke ice and with others as they inject, and discovers how bikie gangs use other children to “cook” methamphetamine, destroying their health and leaving them with ruinous addiction.

In short, the program tells the story of a generation that is being condemned to a life of drug abuse, crime and ultimately early death. The most alarming element of this story is the age of the people involved, as one clinical nurse at the coalface in regional Australia explains:

“The demographic for ice is changing all the time. We’re noticing the age actually dropping, there’s been reports of 10 year olds presenting at the Emergency Department here.”

Seventeen-year-old ‘Ethan’ is a prime example of the power and spread of ice, the reality of what’s happening beyond city borders. He was injected by a local drug dealer when he was just a boy. He says it took just one night for him to get hooked. This sent his life into a downward spiral that saw ‘Ethan’ leave school, join a crystal meth pack of fellow young addicts hopping from town to town chasing ice, stealing from people night and day to feed their addiction.

Not even his family was safe.

“Mum locked the door on me and I remember thinking… if I get in there I will hurt her for money. I will get money out of her some, one way or another.”

As each person’s story unfolds it becomes disturbingly clear: there is almost nowhere for young addicts in regional Australia to go to get help. That leaves health workers in despair:

“We’re going to talk about the utter devastation of small rural communities where we’re going to have a lot of mental health issues, criminal activity. It’s going to be a nightmare.”

Monday 20th October at 8.30pm on ABC.

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Airdate: Star Wars Rebels http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-star-wars-rebels.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-star-wars-rebels.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:41:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208746 2014-10-16_2152New US animated series Star Wars Rebels premieres in Australia today following the feature-length Spark of Rebellion two weeks ago.

The voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.

The series is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles).

Set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

Friday 17 October at 6pm on Disney XD.

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Happy Valley http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/happy-valley-3.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/happy-valley-3.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208742 2014-10-16_2125An accountant goes past the point of no return in an excellent new police series, 8:30pm Friday ABC.

  • Star Wars Rebels
  • The Living Room
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Teen Wolf
  • Confessions of a Male Stripper
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Kitchen Cabinet: Oct 21 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/kitchen-cabinet-oct-21.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/kitchen-cabinet-oct-21.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:10:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=207684 2014-10-16_1648Series Four of Kitchen Cabinet begins next week and Annabel Crabb kicks things off by sitting down with former Prime Minster Bob Hawke in Sydney.

Also coming this season are Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, Leader of the opposition Bill Shorten, Labor MP Anna Burke, Liberal MP Warren Entsch plus Trade Minister Andrew Robb and former Liberal senator Mary Jo Fisher.

No mode of transport is left unexploited as Annabel Crabb travels to meet Australia’s longest serving Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke in his harbour side home in Sydney.

Bob and his wife Blanche D’Alpuget greet Annabel at the door and immediately take her on an unexpected house tour during which Bob – who is soon to celebrate his 85th birthday – makes Annabel test out a piece of gyrating gym equipment, perhaps one of the secrets to his eternal youth.

“Bob’s Barramundi” is on the lunch menu and Bob has enlisted his step son Louis Pratt to be his “Fish Concierge”.

In the dining room, with built in fish tank, Annabel and Bob discuss the former PM’s relationship with foreign leaders, why being popular in politics isn’t rocket science, his thoughts on what drives politicians today and his biggest political regret.

Bob and Annabel then retire to his roof top for a spot of golf with dessert.

Candid, funny and insightful, this episode is a cracking start to Series Four of Kitchen Cabinet.

Tuesday, 21 October at 8pm on ABC.

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New cast to join The Daily Show with Jon Stewart http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/new-cast-to-join-the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/new-cast-to-join-the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:18:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208727 2014-10-16_1352The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is adding two new members with Trevor Noah joining as a contributor in December and Hasan Minhaj beginning in November as a correspondent.

They will join Samantha Bee, Jordan Klepper, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Kristen Schaal and Larry Wilmore, who will be leaving at the end of the year to launch The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore in January.

Noah (pictured) is currently in Australia performing for the Just For Laughs Sydney comedy festival at the Sydney Opera House.

Trevor Noah is no stranger to television hosting numerous shows in his native country South Africa, as well as appearances in the US on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. He presented his one man show “The Racist” at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe in a sold out run that became the buzz of audiences and journalists and the same year was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of Trevor’s remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. Noah continues to perform his stand-up shows in front of sell-out crowds touring all over the world.

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor and writer who was recently selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show and feature film with the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. The screenplay for his feature film Paint the Town is the adaptation of “Sakoon,” his autobiographical solo show based on his experiences as a first generation Indian-American. Minhaj has been seen on a variety of television programs including The Comedy Channel’s Arrested Development Season 4 and @midnight, and Getting On on showcase. He continues to tour the US as a stand-up and was featured as a “New Face” at the 2014 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Tuesdays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Comedy
Global Edition at 10.30pm Saturdays

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Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/neil-patrick-harris-to-host-2015-oscars.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/neil-patrick-harris-to-host-2015-oscars.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:35:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208730 Neilphta‘Triple threat’ performer Neil Patrick Harris will next take on the 2015 Academy Awards.

This will be his first time hosting the ceremony.

The former How I Met Your Mother star is a proven performer at award events having fronted the Emmys and the Tonys.

“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” said Harris.

“To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”

“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.”

The show Oscars will air Monday February 23rd Australian time.

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USA remaking Moone Boy, The Town. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/usa-remaking-moone-boy-the-town.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/usa-remaking-moone-boy-the-town.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:12:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208725 1mooMore US remakes of UK titles are on the way, this time Chris O’Dowd’s comedy Moone Boy and short-run mystery The Town.

Both have aired in Australia on the ABC.

The autobiographical Moone Boy follows 12-year-old Martin Moone in a coming-of-age story as his sarcastic, imaginary friend helps him navigate the challenges of his childhood.

Chris O’Dowd is set to write and co-executive produce the series for the American ABC network.

Meanwhile Pretty Little Liars co-showrunner Oliver Goldstick will executive produce a US adaptation of The Town, with creator Mike Bartlett. Goldstick will also write the script based on the original in which Andrew Scott returns home to the provincial market town he grew up in following the death of his parents.

Source: Variety RTE

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Airdate: Malala: Life after the Taliban http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-malala-life-after-the-taliban.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/airdate-malala-life-after-the-taliban.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:28:17 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208670 2014-10-16_1301ABC has announced a special to air this Sunday as Jennifer Byrne presents an Australian television exclusive interview with the world’s youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, student activist Malala Yousafzai.

Malala: Life after the Taliban will air at the early evening time of 6:30pm instead of Compass.

17 year old Malala met with Jennifer in New York City in the weeks leading up to the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. In a lengthy interview this very impressive young woman discusses the extraordinary events that have brought her to the world’s attention.

At the age of 14, Malala became internationally known as the schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban. The brutal attempt on her life was payback for the profile she had gained in Pakistan as an advocate for girl’s education. Fearless and committed to her cause, Malala refused to be silenced despite awareness of the danger her activism attracted.

She miraculously survived the attack after being airlifted to a specialist hospital in Birmingham UK for ongoing care. Now three years down the track Malala has penned a young adult version of her story Malala: the Girl Who Stood up for Girls Education and Changed the World.

Jennifer Byrne discusses the events of that terrible day, the impact it has made on her life, and the aspirations of this future world leader.

6:30pm Sunday on ABC.

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TEN reports $168m loss http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/ten-reports-168m-loss.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/ten-reports-168m-loss.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:19:50 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208717 ten 1811TEN has reported a net loss of $168.3 million for the 12 months to August 31.

This was its third consecutive full-year loss but a 41% improvement on the previous year’s $285 million loss due to one-off costs such as the Sochi Winter Olympics and the Commonwealth Games.

Television earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) showed a loss of $79.3 million.

Revenue fell 4.2% to $601.7 million, while costs increased by more than $100 million.

It indicated advertising market conditions remained short but said the metropolitan free-to-air television advertising market is expected to show marginal growth during 2014-15.

Whilst claiming to be the “only television network to have achieved audience growth among total people and 25 to 54s,” this year, it has seen improved audiences since May.

“The impact of the strategic plan was initially evident with the success of the KFC T20 Big Bash League and the Olympic Winter Games, both of which generated good ratings and revenue for TEN during late 2013 and early 2014,” CEO Hamish McLennan said.

“From May on, TEN has seen ratings growth due to the success of programs such as MasterChef Australia, Offspring, The Bachelor Australia and The Living Room.

“The strategic planning and scheduling of Family Feud at 6pm has delivered strong ratings and improved audience flow into The Project, which has also grown audience in both half hours.

MasterChef Australia was up 31% on 2013, The Bachelor Australia grew on last year and became a pop culture phenomenon, and The Project recently posted its biggest ever audience,” he said.

“Some of TEN’s new shows have also produced timeslot growth, including Party Tricks and Gold Coast Cops.

“TEN has announced several new shows for 2015, including the ITV hit I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Shark Tank and the return of V8 Supercars to TEN.

“Sponsorship renewals for our key properties in 2014-15 are encouraging.”

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Renewed: Top of the Lake http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/renewed-top-of-the-lake.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/renewed-top-of-the-lake.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:19:21 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208710 2013-01-12_2053Here’s a surprise…. Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake has been renewed for a second season.

The Hollywood Reporter notes Campion and writer Gerard Lee are moving ahead on a second season of the NZ-based mystery with production company See-Saw.

See-Saw also has Jimmy McGovern’s seven-part drama Banished with BBC First plus Codes of Conduct from director Steve McQueen with HBO.

Top of the Lake, which starred Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter and David Wenham, received plenty of critical acclaim and award wins from Golden Globe Awards, AACTA Awards, Logies, ASTRA Awards, Creative Emmys, Critics Choice Awards and nominations from Emmys.

It’s not yet clear of ABC will also screen the first season, which has been flagged in the past, despite it not proceeding as an investor.

Natalie Edgar, Director of Television, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand told TV Tonight: “BBC Worldwide ANZ has first option on a second series of Top of the Lake in Australia and New Zealand. It is very early stages of development, we are working closely with See-Saw Films and can’t wait to see what Jane has in store for series two.”

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One Plus One: Survivors http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/one-plus-one-survivors.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/one-plus-one-survivors.html#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:55:49 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208500 2014-10-16_1053ABC interview program One Plus One is airing a special 3-part feature series called ‘Survivors’, as host Jane Hutcheon interviews three individuals who speak about their journey after suffering mental and physical trauma and in the case of author and former sex-worker Geena Leigh, sexual abuse by her father.

Geena speaks about the powerlessness she felt around her Dad, who abused her when she was a small girl. She slept rough for a time before becoming a sex-worker. During almost two decades of working in brothels, she became addicted to alcohol and drugs at various times.

“Sometimes you can ask for help and it won’t be there,” Geena says in the interview.

“It’s still hard to talk about it, so for self-preservation, you don’t allow yourself to go there very easily.”

Bali Bombing survivor Peter Hughes, speaks candidly about the dark moments that still engulf him, despite twelve years since the attacks.

“I’m not special,” he tells Hutcheon.

“I keep it real. I live a life that I cherish and I live every moment even more so now since the bombings,” he said.

And Damien Thomlinson, a former Special Forces Commando who lost his legs in Afghanistan after a bomb exploded under his vehicle said…

“The incident was the best thing that happened to me. Easily,” says the double amputee.

“The only thing that should matter to you is what’s around the next corner, why be worrying about something that you can’t change that’s in your past.”

The three episodes will air as follows:
Friday 17 October – Peter Hughes
Friday 24 October – Geena Leigh
Friday 31 October – Damien Thomlinson

Airs Friday, 17, 24 & 31 October at 10am on ABC and repeated 8:30pm on ABC News 24.

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Media Circus tops ABC but Seven wins Wednesday http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/media-circus-tops-abc-but-seven-wins-wednesday.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/media-circus-tops-abc-but-seven-wins-wednesday.html#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:06:29 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208697 medciThe Chaser’s newest offering Media Circus has arrived with a strong debut, winning its timeslot with 817,000 viewers.

The show was an informal but somewhat uneven look at news events asking its 6 participants whether extreme quotes on the evils of terrorism had been uttered by the PM or Hollywood movie characters. ABC will be buoyed by the results which outranked all their other shows and aided those that followed.

However Wednesday proved to be another night where nobody could crack the magic million suggesting viewers are not especially enticed by what’s on offer.

Seven Network won the night with 31.9% then Nine 27.%, ABC 19.2%, TEN 17.0% and SBS 4.9%.

Seven News (984,000 / 947,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (889,000), The Force (811,000), Criminal Minds (757,000 / 571,000) and Million Dollar Minute (495,000).

Nine News (988,000 / 947,000) topped Nine’s night then ACA (921,000) and the network did very well with a 5 year old series of David Attenborough: Life (855,000). Big Brother dropped again, down to 560,000, while Hot Seat was 529,000. The numbers indicate Nine made the right call not to move BB to an earlier timeslot given the show’s current following.

Following Media Circus (817,000) for ABC were ABC News (772,000), Mad as Hell (729,000), 7:30 (684,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (603,000), Would I Lie to You? (407,000) and QI (395,000).

TEN Eyewitness News (577,000) was best for TEN. The Project was 552,000 / 440,000, Wonderland was 458,000 but The Millers at 372,000 / 321,000 ranked lower than The Bold & The Beautiful (382,000). The Good Wife was overlooked at just 239,000.

I Bought My Own Rainforest (214,000) topped SBS ONE followed by Wildest Islands (177,000), SBS World News (113,000) and Salamander (81,000).

A Touch of Frost on 7TWO ruled multichannels on 326,000.

Sunrise: 390,000
Today: 320,000
ABC News Breakfast: 90,000 / 43,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 15 October 2014

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Wednesday 15 October 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/wednesday-15-october-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/wednesday-15-october-2014.html#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:19:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208694 Wednesday: 1 NINE NEWS 988,000 2 SEVEN NEWS 984,000 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 947,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 947,000 5 A CURRENT AFFAIR 921,000]]> 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 15/10/2014 08/10/2014 Network ABC1 14.4% 11.2% Network ABC2 2.9% 3.2% Network ABC3 0.8% 0.7% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 1.1% Network ABC TTL 19.2% 16.2% Network 7 20.7% 21.3% Network 7TWO 7.1% 6.8% Network 7mate 4.1% 3.9% Network 7 TTL 31.9% 32.1% Network 9 19.6% 21.9% Network GO! 5.5% 5.0% Network Gem 1.8% 2.8% Network 9 TTL 27.0% 29.7% Network TEN 10.7% 10.9% Network ONE 2.9% 3.3% Network ELEVEN 3.4% 3.0% Network TEN TTL 17.0% 17.2% Network SBS ONE 3.6% 3.7% Network SBS 2 1.2% 1.1% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 4.9% 4.9%

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Wednesday
Date: 15/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 988,000 316,000 317,000 210,000 62,000 82,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 984,000 240,000 266,000 193,000 132,000 153,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 947,000 306,000 314,000 186,000 57,000 84,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 947,000 225,000 284,000 205,000 103,000 131,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 921,000 296,000 282,000 174,000 61,000 108,000
6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 889,000 246,000 236,000 182,000 112,000 113,000
7 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 855,000 267,000 260,000 163,000 58,000 107,000
8 THE CHASER’S MEDIA CIRCUS-EV Network ABC1 817,000 262,000 281,000 120,000 70,000 84,000
9 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 811,000 260,000 210,000 146,000 71,000 124,000
10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 772,000 214,000 269,000 112,000 83,000 95,000
11 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 757,000 238,000 194,000 130,000 85,000 110,000
12 SHAUN MICALLEF’S MAD AS HELL S4-EV Network ABC1 729,000 192,000 260,000 122,000 69,000 86,000
13 7.30-EV Network ABC1 684,000 196,000 235,000 119,000 58,000 75,000
14 JULIA ZEMIRO’S HOME DELIVERY-EV Network ABC1 603,000 180,000 242,000 62,000 58,000 61,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 577,000 181,000 155,000 96,000 59,000 84,000
16 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) Network 7 571,000 162,000 149,000 107,000 78,000 75,000
17 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 568,000 184,000 147,000 105,000 67,000 64,000
18 BIG BROTHER -WED Network 9 560,000 174,000 184,000 98,000 54,000 50,000
19 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 552,000 147,000 181,000 112,000 47,000 66,000
20 HOT SEAT Network 9 529,000 168,000 176,000 115,000 25,000 45,000

 

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: 15/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 A TOUCH OF FROST Network 7TWO 326,000 77,000 100,000 59,000 48,000 42,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV Network GO! 310,000 74,000 102,000 51,000 25,000 57,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 300,000 74,000 112,000 43,000 33,000 37,000
4 ROSEMARY & THYME (R) Network 7TWO 295,000 68,000 88,000 49,000 50,000 40,000
5 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 287,000 72,000 85,000 48,000 47,000 34,000
6 PETER RABBIT-EV Network ABC2 240,000 68,000 40,000 84,000 14,000 34,000
7 RASTAMOUSE-EV Network ABC2 225,000 63,000 50,000 68,000 14,000 31,000
8 SMALL POTATOES!-EV Network ABC2 225,000 61,000 37,000 85,000 9,000 33,000
9 MOUK-EV Network ABC2 224,000 62,000 43,000 73,000 14,000 31,000
10 MAYA THE BEE-EV Network ABC2 219,000 66,000 44,000 58,000 17,000 33,000
11 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 212,000 68,000 58,000 32,000 16,000 38,000
12 HARDCORE PAWN Network 7mate 206,000 43,000 68,000 41,000 21,000 33,000
13 BING-AM Network ABC2 205,000 54,000 67,000 29,000 19,000 36,000
14 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 203,000 57,000 32,000 71,000 15,000 28,000
15 CHARLIE AND LOLA-AM Network ABC2 202,000 52,000 71,000 34,000 20,000 25,000
16 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 201,000 50,000 72,000 35,000 20,000 24,000
17 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 201,000 64,000 44,000 49,000 14,000 30,000
18 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-AM Network ABC2 200,000 55,000 68,000 37,000 16,000 24,000
19 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 200,000 60,000 52,000 40,000 18,000 30,000
20 BING-PM Network ABC2 194,000 68,000 52,000 30,000 15,000 30,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 387,000 115,000 107,000 65,000 49,000 51,000
2 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 380,000 112,000 124,000 68,000 22,000 54,000
3 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 379,000 109,000 119,000 77,000 26,000 48,000
4 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 375,000 125,000 91,000 70,000 34,000 56,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 361,000 116,000 117,000 71,000 23,000 34,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 349,000 102,000 98,000 63,000 44,000 43,000
2 BIG BROTHER -WED Network 9 336,000 87,000 127,000 59,000 37,000 26,000
3 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 335,000 106,000 93,000 59,000 29,000 49,000
4 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 325,000 95,000 102,000 61,000 22,000 46,000
5 THE CHASER’S MEDIA CIRCUS-EV Network ABC1 301,000 93,000 96,000 49,000 29,000 34,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BIG BROTHER -WED Network 9 237,000 46,000 100,000 45,000 25,000 19,000
2 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 235,000 67,000 73,000 46,000 28,000 22,000
3 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 201,000 58,000 66,000 38,000 9,000 30,000
4 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 201,000 64,000 64,000 29,000 15,000 29,000
5 THE CHASER’S MEDIA CIRCUS-EV Network ABC1 187,000 58,000 49,000 39,000 14,000 27,000

 

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Wednesday
Date: 15/10/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 DEADLIEST CATCH Discovery Channel 73,000
2 PADDOCK TO PLATE LifeStyle Channel 67,000
3 SONS OF ANARCHY showcase 55,000
4 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA EXTREME LifeStyle Channel 54,000
5 CORONATION STREET UKTV 53,000
6 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 51,000
7 FAMILY GUY FOX8 51,000
8 OUR QUEEN UKTV 50,000
9 GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 49,000
10 STELLA AND SAM Disney Junior 49,000
11 ABALONE WARS Discovery Channel 48,000
12 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 48,000
13 M*A*S*H FOX Classics 46,000
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES TVH!TS 45,000
15 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 44,000
16 FAMILY GUY FOX8+2 43,000
17 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY LifeStyle Channel 42,000
18 EASTENDERS UKTV 41,000
19 TEEN TITANS GO! Cartoon Network 40,000
20 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 40,000

 

 

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Happy Valley http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/happy-valley.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/happy-valley.html#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:58:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208654 2014-10-15_2218In case you hadn’t worked it out, Happy Valley is an ironic title.

The locale of this BBC drama is a rural town in the very green belt of West Yorkshire. Aside from its countryside, this town is rather bleak. Working class, rainy, and only “happy” due to a runaway drug problem, it’s undoubtedly seen better days.

At the heart of this six part series is Police Sgt. Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) who tells in the opening sequence, “I’m Catherine. I’m 47. I’m divorced. I live with me sister, who’s a recovering heroin addict. I’ve two grown-up children, one dead, one who doesn’t speak to me.” As we will soon learn, her daughter suicided after being raped by a local.

Raising her primary-school grandson who has learning difficulties, Catherine clearly has her hands full. But she is also a dedicated worker, answering the call of duty in her town. In defending the law she is a no-fuss cop, drawing upon her years of experience to resolve cases with tough-love or even a swift thwack with her truncheon if scenes turn violent.

Another local is the terribly meek accountant Kevin Weatherill (Steve Pemberton) who feels undervalued at his company and gets no joy when he asks his boss Nevison Gallagher (George Costigan) for a raise to cover his daughter’s school fees. So frustrated with his circumstance, Kevin foolishly takes the opportunity to ask a local gang to kidnap his boss’ daughter for a ransom fee. But the gang seize the moment to take control of the crime, threatening to cut Kevin’s share to a fraction of his target.

The two worlds of Kevin and Catherine meet when he stupidly has a change of heart and begins to report the looming crime to her. The plan begins to unravel from there…

Written by Sally Wainwright (Last Tango in Halifax), Happy Valley, deftly juggles its domestic, character drama with its plot-driven kidnapping heist and we’re all the richer for it. What appears to be little more than a rural cop drama with pedestrian cases takes its audience through a bigger case with twists and turns. Is it a social drama with action, or the reverse? Never mind, it works on both fronts.

Sarah Lancashire is completely convincing as both mother and cop, with a grounded performance that forms a strong basis for this series. While her best scenes revolve around her domestic kitchen-sink drama, it’s clear this would probably be half the vehicle with another actress in the role.

Steve Pemberton, best recognised for Psychoville and The League of Gentlemen, is spot on as the insipid accountant in way over his head. Downton Abbey fans will barely recognise Siobhan Finneran -aka Mrs. O’Brien- as Catherine’s heroin-recovering sister, Clare Cartwright.

The UK churns out more than its share of cop dramas, but while Happy Valley may not match the whodunnit brilliance of Broadchurch, this is one of the strongest Friday night diversions in a long time.

Happy Valley airs 8:30pm Fridays on ABC.

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Family Feud answers under fire http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/family-feud-answers-under-fire.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/family-feud-answers-under-fire.html#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:55:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208665 2014-10-16_0051It’s supposed to be good old-fashioned fun by Family Feud has come under fire for Wednesday’s episode in which host Grant Denyer asked contestants to “name a woman’s job.”

Social media has branded the answers “misogynistic,” according to Fairfax media.

The 100 answers stacked up as:

Cooking 28
Cleaning 17
Nursing 13
Hairdressing 7
Domestic Duties 5
Dishes 4
Receptionist 4
Washing Clothes 3

It was a young female contestant who gave the first answer, “Cooking.” She later suggested “Ironing.”

One young male added, “Vacuuming.”

Asked to name a man’s job, the top responses were as follows:

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It’s a disappointing outcome given the show’s Executive Producer Pam Barnes is female and TEN is the only Free to Air Network with a female Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey.

While the show can’t be blamed for skewing the responses the question is probably whether it was a good idea to include it in the first place.

The US version of Feud, and to some extent the Australian one, have made much of the awkward question / responses from contestants under the game show gun. But in this segment there didn’t appear to be much funny business going on.

Thoughts…?

UPDATE: Network Ten has since apologised:

“Network Ten apologises for including two questions relating to what people think is a man’s job and a woman’s job in the episode of Family Feud which aired last night,” the statement read.

“The questions were ill advised and should not have been included in the show.

“The survey results are determined by 100 people and we understand they are not reflective of all Australians.”

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Mark Holden take note, US clowns unhappy with killer clown in American Horror Story http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/mark-holden-take-note-us-clowns-unhappy-with-killer-clown-in-american-horror-story.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/10/mark-holden-take-note-us-clowns-unhappy-with-killer-clown-in-american-horror-story.html#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:52:18 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=208679 2014-10-16_0203Mark Holden might want to avoid the Clowns of America International given the clown club is unhappy with American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Their unhappy with Twisty the Clown (John Carroll Lynch), a serial killer who stalks couples with scissors and imprisons children in an old school bus.

“Hollywood makes money sensationalizing the norm,” bemoans Glenn Kohlberger, president of Clowns of America International. “They can take any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare.”

An article in the Hollywood Reporter devotes some attention to the terrifying clowns in popular media, including the Joker, Poltergeist, plus the works of Stephen King and David Fincher (no mention of Krusty the Clown). It also cites the fear of clowns, coulrophobia.

Yesterday Mark Holden spent the day giving radio and press interviews apologising for his behaviour on Dancing with the Stars, claiming the costume “inhabited me and then the clown just erupted and I couldn’t control it.”

He acknowledged that Seven bosses had spoken to him about the matter afterwards. But to suggestions that the world clown association could investigate the performance, he ironically told 3AW, “It’s dreadful. I’m horrified by that news. Shocked. Shocked.”

Meanwhile True Detective director Cary Fukunaga is planning a big screen adaptation of It, which many cited yesterday as the ‘inspiration’ for Mark Holden’s bizarre meltdown.

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