TV Tonight http://www.tvtonight.com.au Australia's leading TV blog Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:55:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Peter Allen drama music to Seven’s ears http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/peter-allen-drama-music-to-sevens-ears.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/peter-allen-drama-music-to-sevens-ears.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:55:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212515 2014-11-27_0029A new bio-drama on Peter Allen for Seven, a black comedy for SBS and further seasons of Jack Irish, The Code and Mako: Island of Secrets have been funded by Screen Australia.

Screen Australia allocated $10.7 million to 11 television and film projects.

Sally Caplan, Screen Australia’s Head of Production, said, “We are thrilled to support such a great range of film businesses and filmmakers making a sensational mix of stories. In this round we will back the story of an iconic Australian entertainer in Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door from the award-winning team behind this year’s highest-rating TV drama, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. An award was made to creator Shelley Birse and the highly admired team behind the popular political drama series, The Code, for its follow-up series.

“Audiences will be spoilt for choice with a great range of stories – from a string of projects based on true events like the hilarious black comedy based on the antics of Chinese-Australian Benjamin Law to favourite crime mysteries Jasper Jones and the new Jack Irish TV series starring Guy Pearce, to an edge-of-your-seat Amazon adventure starring Kevin Bacon [film]. We expect the combination of favourite characters in local stories along with some fresh new faces will appeal to all walks of life.”

Mark Fennessy, CEO Shine Australia, added: “There are few stories in the history of entertainment as remarkable as that of Peter Allen. Against all odds he became a truly iconic singer, songwriter and performer who lit up the stages of Broadway and yet the real story is largely unknown. Together with our partners at Seven Network & Screen Australia we’re proud to bring this true and extraordinary story to life.”

TELEVISION: ADULT DRAMA

The Code series 2
Playmaker Media Pty Ltd
Producers Shelley Birse, Di Haddon, David Maher, David Taylor
Director Shawn Seet
Writers Shelley Birse, Sean Cook
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales DCD Rights
Synopsis: Did Ned, Jesse and Hani really think they would be able to just stroll away from the shit-storm they unleashed at the end of series 1, a little bruised, but essentially scott-free? As series 2 opens, serious charges are being filed in an American court and Ned and Jesse Banks come face to face with the very real possibility of being extradited to the US. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, the folks in National Security are sitting on a nut they just can’t crack and Jesse Banks might be the man to do it…

The Family Law
Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd
Producers Julie Eckersley, Sophie Miller
Executive Producers Tony Ayres, Debbie Lee
Writers Benjamin Law, Marieke Hardy
Broadcaster SBS
International Sales NBC Universal
Synopsis: Welcome to The Family Law. The story of a sprawling Chinese-Australian family who are unlike any you’ve ever met, and yet also disturbingly familiar. Based on the hit memoir, The Family Law is a black comedy series set on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast over one hot summer. Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Law strives for television soap mega-stardom whilst trying to stop his parents from splitting up, usually with disastrous results.

Jack Irish series
Essential Media and Entertainment Pty Ltd
Producers Ian Collie, Andrew Knight
Directors Jeffrey Walker, Daniel Nettheim, Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers Matt Cameron, Andrew Knight, Andrew Anastasios
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales DCD Rights
Cast Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp
Synopsis: Things are on the move for Jack Irish in this gripping new series. He’s offered a scam that could cost him dearly, secrets surround an unexpected romance and his new mysterious client goes missing before he meets her. As well as a major crime story arc, the familiar endearing characters of Jack’s world remain committed to complicating Jack’s life at every turn.

Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door
Shine Australia Pty Limited
Producer Kerrie Mainwaring
Executive Producer Rory Callaghan
Director Shawn Seet
Writers Justin Monjo, Michael Miller
Broadcaster Seven Network
International Sales Endemol Worldwide Distribution
Synopsis: There are few Australian stories as remarkable as Peter Allen’s. The boy from the bush whose talent, determination and drive made him Hollywood royalty and an international household name. The only Australian to win an Oscar®, a Grammy and a Golden Globe®, Allen wrote some of our most iconic songs. He died in 1992 at 48, but his songs and spirit live on – whether on the stage as part of The Boy from Oz or as part of Coldplay’s no. 1 worldwide hit ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’.

TELEVISION: CHILDREN’S DRAMA

Mako: Island of Secrets Series 3
Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
Producer Jonathan M Shiff
Executive Producers Jonathan M Shiff, Julia Adams
Writers Mark Shirrefs (Story Producer), Sam Carroll, Anthony Morris, Phil Enchelmaier, Max Dann
Directors Evan Clarry, John Hartley
Broadcasters Network Ten, Disney Channel Australia
International Sales ZDF Enterprises
Cast: Isabel Durant, Allie Bertram, Chai Romruen, Gemma Forsyth, Kerith Atkinson
Synopsis The Mako pod is threatened by a fearsome magical creature. Ondina, Mimmi, Sirena, Evie and Zac, together with the newly arrived Chinese mermaid, Weilan, must find a way to defeat it before the pod is destroyed forever.

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“We had some outrageous times.” ARIAs honour Molly & Countdown. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/we-had-some-outrageous-times-arias-honour-molly-countdown.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/we-had-some-outrageous-times-arias-honour-molly-countdown.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:54:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212512 mollyawA tearful and fragile Molly Meldrum received a standing ovation as both he and Countdown were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, last night in Sydney.

Meldrum was presented with his accolade by close friends John Paul Young and Marcia Hines.

He paid tribute to the production staff at the iconic ABC show.

“It wasn’t me, it was them,” he said.

“We had some outrageous times, some hairy times, some absolutely superb acts, a few disasters -that was me- and some of my greatest mumbles, fumbles and tumbles were televised for you to see.

“You heard them and thought ‘What the F’s he talking about, for god’s sake?’

“I am here because I love music. I’m a fan of all the acts and artists we’ve had.

“It’s my passion, it’s my life and I have been so blessed to share this journey with so many wonderful, talented people.”

Meldrum acknowledged key creatives including Michael Shrimpton, Robbie Weekes, Grant Rule, Kris Noble, Ted Emery, plus Michael Gudinski, Denis Handlin and Michael Chugg.

“Get behind Australian music. I hope you won’t mind me saying this: do yourself a favour. I love you all,” he added.

Molly Meldrum and Countdown became the first non-music inductees into the Hall of Fame.

But the 2014 ARIAs belonged to Sia who won Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Best Video -but was out of the country and unable to attend.

Also scoring trophies were Chet Faker, Sheppard, Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Neil Finn & Paul Kelly and The Wiggles.

The ARIAs returned to TEN last night which redeemed its trainwreck 2010 event, with a big line up of stars including Katy Perry, One Direction and Jessica Mauboy.

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It’s a Date: Nov 27 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/its-a-date-nov-27.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/its-a-date-nov-27.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:44:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212504 2014-11-26_2249Tonight on It’s a Date, “Should You Re-connect With An Old Flame?”

The cast features Bridie Carter, Vince Colosimo, Roz Hammond and Aaron Pedersen plus Brian Mannix and Brian Nankervis.

When one-time music video star and novelty candle maker Sharna (Bridie Carter) is talked into making a booty call, she finds herself rekindling with her ageing cover-band rocker ex, Harry (Vince Colosimo). But when she helps steer his career toward original compositions, Sharna soon realises that Harry can’t quite get his head out of the covers.

Meanwhile, Lizzie (Roz Hammond) is surprised when her estranged ex-flame Matt (Aaron Pedersen) shows up transformed as the peace-loving monk ‘Arjuna’. Though she is convinced he’s hiding something, nothing can prepare her when the elephant in the room is revealed.

Written by Peter Helliar and Roz Hammond.

9pm Thursday on ABC.

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Airdate: @midnight http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-midnight.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-midnight.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:43:39 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212383 2014-11-25_2253Next week SBS 2 premieres a new series @midnight with comedians looking at social media, hosted by Chris Hardwick.

Produced by Funny Or Die, guest panelists include Judd Apatow, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan, Kyle Kinane, David Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Tom Lennon, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Kristen Schaal and David Spade.

Despite its title it won’t actually be airing at midnight, which is a bit of a gag in itself.

In a world where Tweets, Vines, GIFs, Instagrams and Facebook posts reign supreme, Chris Hardwick leads viewers down the ultimate internet wormhole in this new late-night comedy competition, @midnight.

Produced by Funny Or Die, a rotating line up of today’s top comedians battle nightly to determine who has the funniest take on current social media and pop culture happenings and wear the crown of funniest person on Earth (for the next 23 1⁄2 hours).

Using social media as the catalyst and a fake game show as the setting, @midnight challenges comedians to prove who’s the funniest by slashing the craziest, most absurd news and posts that social media has to offer: from the latest celebrity Instagram shots to the creepiest Craigslist posting to Buzzspeed lists and infamous #HashtagWars.

Monday, 1 December at 10.35pm on SBS 2

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Victorian Election: SKY News http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/victorian-election-sky-news.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/victorian-election-sky-news.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:41:56 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212523 2014-11-27_0057SKY News’ coverage of Saturday’s Victorian state election will feature David Speers, Jim Middleton, Graham Richardson, Michael Kroger and gets underway as early as 5:30am.

From 5:30am on SKY News National (channel 601), SKY News Melbourne Bureau Chief Ahron Young and Political Reporter Tom Connell will set the scene as Victoria prepares to vote.

Then from 8:30am join SKY News Political Reporter David Lipson for a special state election edition of Saturday Agenda.

During the day join SKY News correspondent Jim Middleton and SKY News reporters with the party leaders for the latest as Victorians vote.

SKY News’ non-stop coverage of Victoria 2014: Election Night begins at 5:30pm from the SKY News Election Centre, anchored by Political Editor David Speers. David will be joined by The Australian’s Victorian Editor Patricia Karvelas, SKY News contributors Graham Richardson, Michael Kroger and Bruce Hawker and federal Victorian MPs Scott Ryan and Richard Marles.

As the polls close at 6pm there will be instant analysis with the release of the exclusive SKY news Exit Poll conducted by Newspoll.

SKY News will bring you all the key moments of election night – including speeches from Liberal leader Denis Napthine and Labor leader Daniel Andrews.

On SKY News Business (channel 602) you can watch the main election broadcast plus the latest reaction on social media.

*All times in AEDT

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The Molly Meldrum Story http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-molly-meldrum-story.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-molly-meldrum-story.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:50:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212493 2014-11-26_2053More than just Countdown this 2 hr doco looks at Molly’s journalism, music producing, Hey Hey and tragedy -and why we love him. 8:30pm Thursday on MAX.

  • Penny Dreadful
  • Beauty and the Geek Australia
  • Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca
  • It’s a Date
  • Upper Middle Bogan
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Ryan wins Big Brother 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ryan-wins-big-brother-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ryan-wins-big-brother-2014.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:37:35 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212496 ryn14Under-the-radar housemate Ryan has won Big Brother 2014.

The 26 year old graphic designer from Sydney defeated Travis to take out the $200,000 prize, with his laid-back style winning him plenty of fans.

“It’s been such a journey. I can’t even describe what the feeling is,” he said.

“I just want to say thanks. Non of this would be possible without you guys voting.

“It’s definitely going to change my life.”

“Massiv” Travis took second place with his larrikin personality, rewarded with $10,000.

Both males entered the house together at the season launch.

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20 year old Queenslander Skye, widely regarded as the series favourite, took third place with a $5000 prize.

The evening included all 22 housemates reunited, with plenty of highlights packages looking back at the romances, conflicts and challenges that spanned the 80 day season. It also included the annual news wrap and video messages from former favourites Chrissie Swan, Reggie Bird, Ryan Fitzgerald, Tim Dormer and Ben Norris.

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But while the 11th season has been the lowest rating so far for Nine, it still scored in the younger demographics.

While not formally announcing a return season, Nine is inviting future housemates to register their interest online.

“I’m Sonia Kruger, it’s time to go…. have a baby…. and from everyone here at Big Brother thank you and goodnight.”

This post updates.

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TImeshifted: Tuesday 18 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-tuesday-18-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-tuesday-18-november-2014.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212491 Report:   Top 20 Consolidated Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Tuesday Date: 18/11/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
000s
1 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 969,000 965,000 3,000 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 968,000 968,000 1,000 3 NINE NEWS Network 9 958,000 958,000 0 4 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 944,000 907,000 37,000 5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 930,000 928,000 2,000 6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 895,000 830,000 66,000 7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 835,000 822,000 13,000 8 NCIS Network TEN 795,000 675,000 120,000 9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 782,000 782,000 0 10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES Network TEN 677,000 559,000 118,000 11 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 676,000 642,000 34,000 12 7.30-EV Network ABC 639,000 637,000 2,000 13 BIG BROTHER -TUE Network 9 597,000 529,000 68,000 14 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 548,000 548,000 0 15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 532,000 529,000 3,000 16 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 529,000 520,000 9,000 17 HOT SEAT Network 9 523,000 523,000 0 18 FIRST CONTACT Network SBS ONE 508,000 433,000 75,000 19 KITCHEN CABINET-EV Network ABC 499,000 468,000 30,000 20 MRS. BROWN’S BOYS (R) Network 7 490,000 462,000 28,000

 

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Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon for Big Little Lies. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nicole-kidman-reese-witherspoon-for-big-little-lies.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nicole-kidman-reese-witherspoon-for-big-little-lies.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:51 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212482 2014-11-26_1340Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will star in Big Little Lies, based on a best-selling novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty.

The ‘limited run’ drama, to be written by David E Kelley, is yet to secure a US broadcaster.

The project is described as a subversive comedy which tells the tale of three kindergarten mums whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder during a disastrous fundraiser.

Kidman and Witherspoon will both executive produce alongside Kelley.

Moriarty, who previously penned best-sellers What Alice Forgot, Three Wishes, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and The Husband’s Secret, will serve as a producer.

Source: Deadline, Hollywood Reporter

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Renewed: Jack Irish, The Code http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/renewed-jack-irish-the-code.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/renewed-jack-irish-the-code.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:38:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212213 2014-11-24_0031There is some goood news from ABC this week with two favourite dramas set to return: Jack Irish and The Code.

Jack Irish will expand to a six-part series, increasing on its telemovie run, again starring Guy Pearce and in-demand actress Marta Dusseldorp, set to resume filming on A Place to Call Home.

This season, Jack Irish is offered a scam that could cost him dearly, secrets surround an unexpected romance, and his mysterious new client goes missing before he meets her. As well as a major crime story arc, the familiar endearing characters of Jack’s world remain committed to complicating Jack’s life at every turn.

Based on the novels by Peter Temple, the series is written by Andrew Knight, Matt Cameron and Andrew Anastasios. Jeffrey Walker, Jonathan Teplitzky and Daniel Nettheim will direct the series. Series producers are Ian Collie and Andrew Knight. ABC Executive Producers are Christopher Gist and Carole Sklan. An Essential Media & Entertainment production for ABC TV in association with Screen Australia and Film Victoria.

“Jack’s back. And aren’t we better off for it!” said producer Ian Collie. “It’s great to be working with some old familiar faces again – Guy Pearce, Andrew Knight, Matt Cameron, Andrew Anastasios, and Jeffrey Walker.  Peter Temple’s Jack Irish is one of the great enduring and inspiring characters of Australian crime fiction and it is a privilege and a thrill to bring him back again in an extended series format for the ABC.”

Meanwhile thriller series The Code has won a second season, which sees Ned and Jesse Banks a little bruised by the events of a political storm but not escaping scott-free. Serious charges flung their way are just the coercive clout the Security Committee’s Nolan Daniels and his powerful allies need to conscript them into entrapping one of the most elusive players in the darknet. Jan Parke hosts an on-line bazaar of illegal weapons, drugs and dangerous ideas, and Jesse has the necessary skills to draw him out of deep hiding.

Created by Shelley Birse, the series is again directed by Shawn Seet, produced by Diane Haddon, Shelley Birse, David Maher and David Taylor, and written by Birse and Sean Cook. ABC Executive Producers are David Ogilvy, Greer Simpkin and Carole Sklan. A Playmaker production for ABC TV in association with Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.

Playmaker’s David Taylor said, “We’re excited at the opportunity to take Ned and Jesse’s story to another level, as they delve headfirst into the underbelly of the cyber world with consequences and discoveries which affect all Australians.”

ABC Head of ABC Fiction, Carole Sklan, said, “We are delighted to be partnering again with two extraordinarily talented, award-winning creative teams in Essential Media and Playmaker. Both Jack Irish and The Code are landmark dramas that deliver hugely intriguing and exciting stories in a distinctly Australian way.”

No dates have yet been announced.

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Adrian Swift: Why I joined ABC http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/adrian-swift-why-i-joined-abc.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/adrian-swift-why-i-joined-abc.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:20:01 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212377 2012-12-04_2338When Adrian Swift was announced as ABC’s new Head of Content and Creative Development earlier this year it was a move that surprised many observers, but a coup for Director of Television Richard Finlayson.

Swift had most recently executive produced The Voice for Nine and previously Big Brother, not exactly an ideal fit with ABC shows. It was likely a move that entailed a salary haircut.

Swift now sits across the seven genre heads and works with Brendan Dahill as Channel Controller and Finlayson.

Last week at a forum at the Screen Forever conference, he was asked about the shift.

“It is an unusual move and I’ve only been there 6 weeks, but I’ve had a bit of time to look at under the hood. I’ve mostly had a lot of time for meetings and I’ve only answered about a third of the emails that I should have,” he said.

“But I think it’s a privilege to work at the ABC.

“Whatever anyone says I had a very long and happy career at Channel Nine. I was there in 3 separate stints and at SBS in 2 separate stints. But this is my first time at the ABC.

“I think if you’re a programming executive or a programme maker at the ABC it is a privilege.

“Why did I go to the ABC? The commercials are, because of the nature of audiences and not through any malice of forethought, are narrowing what they make.

“Channel Nine will commission maybe 1 or 2 new shows a year. Channel Seven 5 or 6, Channel TEN 7 or 8. But the ABC will commission a lot more shows than that.

“So I think if you’re interested in making TV there are a lot more opportunities at the ABC. And I’m interested in making TV and working with (independent producers). We’re still the broadcaster the most diverse content.

“So for someone like me that’s bloody fascinating.”

In a new move for ABC he said the broadcaster would -selectively- look at overseas formats having Australian adaptations -something former Director of Television Kim Dalton was dead against.

Swift indicated the formats would need to fit with ABC’s remit as a public broadcaster and cited Gogglebox and Who Do You Think You Are? as examples.

“(Gogglebox) takes the temperature of Australian television and society’s views on television at a moment in time.”

WDYTYA? also tells us something genealogy and our place in Australian society.

“But I can tell you there are not a lot of other formats that logically and naturally sit on the ABC.”

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Airdate: Mayday http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-mayday.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-mayday.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:45:26 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212478 2014-11-26_1316Next week BBC First airs an entire 5 part crime series Mayday, across Monday to Friday -a great alternative to Free to Air’s summer season.

The 2013 series by Ben Court sees a picture-perfect town is thrown into upheaval by the gruesome murder of a young girl during May Day festivities.

Produced by the makers of Spooks and The Hour, it stars Aiden Gillen, Sophie Okonedo and Peter Firth.

As the town’s community comes together to celebrate Mayday, the yearly pagan festival, the May Queen goes missing. The story unfolds through the eyes of four characters. Each suspect that the murder of the young girl was by someone they know and trust; but they all have their reasons to keep silent.

Mayday explores the horror of living with a suspected killer, where home is the most frightening place to be. The killer is among them, one of them. Trust no one.

Starring: Peter Firth (Spooks, Hunt For Red October), Sophie Okonedo (Criminal Justice, The Slap), Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones, The Wire), Tom Fisher (New Tricks, Treasure Island), Max Fowler (The Hour, Doctors), Lesley Manville (Law & Order UK, The Queen), Peter McDonald (Spooks, The Damned United), Leila Mimack (Son of God, Law & Order UK)

Monday to Friday at 7.30pm from December 1 on BBC First.

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International Emmys 2014: winners http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/international-emmys-2014-winners.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/international-emmys-2014-winners.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:10:37 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212433 2014-04-23_1246ABC’s Please Like Me missed out on an International Emmy this week, as Belgian comedy Wat als 2? (What if?) took the Comedy award.

But the Josh Thomas comedy was the only Australian title nominated in the prestigious awards.

Amongst the winners were UK dram Utopia, Germany’s Generation War and an acting nod for The Tunnel.

Winners in bold:

DRAMA SERIES
Utopia
Kudos
United Kingdom

Prófugos
HBO Latin America
Chile

The Tunnel
CANAL+ Original Programming / SKY Atlantic HD / Kudos / Shine France Films
France

Yae’s Sakura
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Japan

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Stephen Dillane 
in The Tunnel
Kudos, Shine France Films for Sky Atlantic HD and CANAL+
United Kingdom

Claude Legault
in 19-2
Sphere Media Plus / Echo Media
Canada

Pablo Rago
in Televisión por la Justicia
On Tv- Llorente y Villarruel Contenidos SA / CIN (Consejo Interuniversitario Internacional)
Argentina

Xiubo Wu
in The Orphan of Zhao
China Television Media, Ltd. / TV Series Management Center of China Central Television Beijing / Teamhard TV&Movie Investment Co. Ltd.
People’s Republic of China

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Bianca Krijgsman 
in De Nieuwe Wereld (The New World)
IJswater Films/NTR Television
Netherlands

Tuba Büyüküstün
in 20 Dakika (20 Minutes)
Ay Yapim and Star Tv
Turkey

Olivia Colman
in Broadchurch
Kudos
United Kingdom

Romina Gaetani
in Televisión por la Justicia
On Tv- Llorente y Villarruel Contenidos SA / CIN (Consejo Interuniversitario Internacional)
Argentina

COMEDY
Wat als 2? (What if? season 2) 
Shelter
Belgium

Please Like Me
Pigeon Fancier Productions / John & Josh International / Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australia

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola
Diprente Films / eNCA
South Africa

The Mayor´s Wife
Globo TV
Brazil

DOCUMENTARY
Frihet bakom galler (No Burqas Behind Bars) 
Nima Film / SVT / NHK / Ikon / DRTV / NRK / Swedish Film Institute / Konstnärsnämnden / Nordic Film & TV fund / APSA Academy Film Fund
Sweden

De Volta (Going Back)
Canal Futura / COOPAS
Brazil

No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka
Outsider Films in association with Channel 4 and ITN productions
United Kingdom

Phantoms of the Border
The Chosunilbo / TV CHOSUN / Solferino Images / Quartier Latin Media
South Korea

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT
Educating Yorkshire 
Twofour
United Kingdom

Master Chef China
Shanghai Dragon TV
People’s Republic of China

Missie Mosango
Geronimo Productions
Belgium

O Infiltrado
The History Channel Latin America
Brazil

TELENOVELA
Precious Pearl 
Globo TV
Brazil

30 Lives: Maxim Bouchard (30 Vies)
Aetios Productions
Canada

Belmonte
Plural Entertainment Portugal
Portugal

My Husband’s Lover
GMA Network, Inc.
Philippines

TV MOVIE / MINI-SERIES
Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter (Generation War) 
teamWorx Television & Film GmbH / ZDF in co-operation with Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises
Germany

Alexander and Other Heroes
Globo TV
Brazil

An Adventure in Space and Time
BBC Wales / BBC America
United Kingdom

Radio
TV Man Union for NHK in association with NHK Enterprises Inc.
Japan

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE US PRIMETIME PROGRAM
El Señor de los Cielos
Telemundo Internacional
United States of America

Pasión Prohibida (Forbidden Love)
Telemundo Studios / Telemundo Internacional
United States of America

La Patrona (The Return)
Telemundo Internacional
United States of America

Temple de Acero (Unbreakable)
Rock and Roll Films US for Nat Geo Mundo
United States of America

ARTS PROGRAMMING
The Exhibition 
Jove Pictures
Canada

El Informe Kliksberg II – El otro me importa
Mulata Films for Canal Encuentro
Argentina

Nonfiction W: Picture Book Touch, Feel, and Fragility
WOWOW INC. Ortus Japan Co.,Ltd.
Japan

Wagnerwahn – Mythos und Machenschaften des Richard Wagner (The Wagner Files)
ARTE / SWR / Gebrueder Beetz, Berlin
Germany

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Better Homes and Gardens: Xmas special http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/better-homes-and-gardens-xmas-special.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/better-homes-and-gardens-xmas-special.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:25:36 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212475 2014-11-26_1254This week Better Homes and Gardens ends its 2014 season with a Christmas special at the home of Graham Ross, before beginning its ‘Summer Season.’

Looks like a tropical xmas for all!

From delicious turkey on the BBQ to a flat pack pavlova; Fast Ed’s got recipes to take the stress out of Christmas cooking. Plus, a delicious homemade gift the kids will love – “reindeer poo”!

Johanna and Jason help bring some sparkle to the lives of very sick children with the help of a special fairy.

Karen whips up a deluxe potato and prawn salad.

Tara has an easy gift to make for the youngsters – or the young-at-heart!

Graham shows you how to get your garden ready for entertaining.

Rob builds a pack-away table that’s perfect for your Christmas feast.

Dr Harry sees how the animals at Taronga Zoo celebrate Christmas.

And who’s the real star living at Graham’s house and what’s her exciting news?

7pm Friday on Seven.

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Big Brother favourites phone it in for finale http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/big-brother-favourites-phone-it-in-for-finale.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/big-brother-favourites-phone-it-in-for-finale.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:38:02 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212464 2014-11-26_1219Former Big Brother favourites, including Chrissie Swan, Reggie Bird and Ryan Fitzgerald, will feature in a video package in tonight’s grand final on Nine.

TV Tonight can clarify they have sent video messages via their smartphones, which will air before the winner is announced. But reports of a formal reunion are getting a tad too excited….

Naturally all 22 housemates will comprise the season reunion as the show zeroes in on Skye, Travis and Ryan for the $200,000 prize.

Tim Dormer and Ben Norris will also feature.

Nine has also sent through some data on its digital results for this year’s season, which reminds us that Overnight figures are not always the full picture. That said, it will be a struggle to avoid being its lowest finale, especially up against the ARIAs.

Andrew Backwell, Nine’s Director of Programming and Production, said: “The show continues to deliver a targeted audience in a way that only the grand dame of reality TV can. We are happy with Big Brother’s results this year, and clearly the show’s reach on second screens is outstanding. Indeed, the 9Jumpin numbers far exceed the highest rating shows on Pay TV.”

Janeen Faithfull, CEO, Endemol Australia added, “Big Brother is the digital leader in the TV viewing experience, engaging, connecting and uniting its audiences by allowing constant integration, reaction and influence to its characters and stories as it plays out on air.

“No other television series fully integrates and connects the platforms to deliver record-breaking stats in audience reach and engagement.”

- Over 63 million page views
– Over 7 million long form streams on 9Jumpin
– Over 11 million visits to the Big Brother site
– Almost 1 million “Your Power” votes since series launch
– 857,186 Facebook fans
– 198,756 Twitter followers
– 98,400 Instagram followers

NB: TV Tonight logging live results AEDT tonight -please adjust your use of the site if you are not watching Live.

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Eurosport signs new Wintersports deal http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/eurosport-signs-new-wintersports-deal.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/eurosport-signs-new-wintersports-deal.html#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:56:30 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212070 2014-11-26_1154The Eurosport Group recently signed a long-term agreement with Infront Sports & Media through to season 2020/2021, to position itself as the home of winter sports in Australia.

It will offer Live coverage of all FIS Alpine, Cross-Country, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Freestyle and Snowboard World Cup competitions for five seasons from 2016/17, with over 200 events every season.

Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO of the Eurosport Group, said: “Eurosport demonstrates once more a clear commitment to invest in its role as the channel of reference for Wintersports. On a strategic level Eurosport continues to secure long-term agreements across its rights portfolio and to increase local exclusivities to provide the best content offer possible for viewers and commercial partners.”

Summary of upcoming events on Eurosport in Australia:

2014 / 2015 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Klingenthal, Germany 23/11 at 1.45am AEDT Live
Cross-Country World Cup Kuusamo, Finland 29/11 at 9.45pm AEDT Live
Alpine Skiing World Cup Lake Louise, Canada (men)
Aspen, USA (women) 30/11 at 3.45am AEDT Live
Alpine Skiing World Cup Beaver Creek, USA 7/12 at 4.45am AEDT Live
Biathlon World Cup Hochfilzen, Austria 12/12 at 9.15pm AEDT Live
Ski Jumping World Cup Nizhny Tagil, Russia 13/12 at 2am AEDT Live
Luge World Cup Calgary, Canada 13/12 at 9am AEDT Live
Snowboard FIS World Cup Lake Louise, Canada (SBX) 21/12 at 4am AEDT Live
Four Hills Ski Jumping Oberstdorf, Germany 28/12 at 2.30am AEDT Live
Four Hills Ski Jumping Garmisch-Parten, Germany 31/12 at 11.45pm AEDT Live
Snowboarding World Championships Kreischberg, Austria 16/01/15 at 10pm AEDT Live

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A Current Affair scoops One Direction interview, performance. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/a-current-affair-scoops-one-direction-interview-performance.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/a-current-affair-scoops-one-direction-interview-performance.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:22:18 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212460 2014-11-26_1017On Thursday night One Direction will “take over” A Current Affair for a special that will surely send fans into a frenzy.

The boys will sit down with Tracy Grimshaw for an exclusive interview and perform two songs, Steal My Girl and Night Changes, before a live studio audience.

ACA has similarly a conducted studio special with the likes of Lady Gaga.

Harry, Zayn, Liam, Niall and Louis talk about their new album, FOUR, as well as their upcoming Australian tour and DVD release.

“This is going to be a great show. We are so pleased to be welcoming One Direction to the Current Affair studio,” Grimshaw said.

“I’ve gone full 1D immersion for this interview. I have the album playing on a loop in my car, I’ve seen the movie, I’ve read the book.

“I keep telling myself that for the fans in the studio it would be like me meeting The Monkees when I was 15. I totally get the hysteria.”

The band also performs at the ARIA Awards tonight.

Thursday, November 27, at 7.00pm on Nine.

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14 seasons long, but Dancing dips to lowest finale. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/14-seasons-long-but-dancing-dips-to-lowest-finale.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/14-seasons-long-but-dancing-dips-to-lowest-finale.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:02:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212454 dwts14Dancing with the Stars topped the night for Seven but at 1.06m viewers it was the lowest finale across its hefty 14 seasons (2013: 1.38m in Overnight figures).

As  television audiences fragment and the brand’s fatigue increases it ends the year as the lowest season on record. 14 seasons is a run other shows can only dream about, but while the show did not feature in Seven’s recent Upfronts, it later confirmed a return (a Champions season perhaps?).

Nevertheless, Seven network easily won the night with 32.0% share then Nine 27.7%, TEN 19.4%, ABC 16.3% and SBS 4.7%.

Following Dancing for Seven were Seven News (964,000 / 926,000), Home and Away (799,000), Mrs. Brown’s Boys (489,000) and Million Dollar Minute (478,000).

Nine News (1.04m / 980,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (848,000), David Attenborough’s Life (671,000). Big Brother‘s penultimate episode was just 552,000 but it did top 16-39 and 18-49 demos. Hot Seat was 478,000 and Big Bang was 185,000.

NCIS pulled 700,000 for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 635,000, NCIS: LA was 501,000 / 268,000, The Project was 500,000 / 401,000 and Recipe to Riches was 443,000.

ABC News (797,000) ruled ABC followed by 7:30 (766,000), Kitchen Cabinet (568,000), A Country Road: The Nationals (483,000), At the Movies (364,000) and QI (270,000 in 4 cities).

On SBS ONE it was Secrets of Britain (262,000), Insight (196,000), Years of Living Dangerously (131,000) and SBS World News (119,000).

It was a low night on multichannels with Big Bang best at 247,000.

The Morning Show: 149,000
Mornings: 136,000
Studio 10: 45,000 / 17,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 25 November 2014

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Tuesday 25 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/tuesday-25-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/tuesday-25-november-2014.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:13:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212451 Tuesday: 1 DANCING WITH THE STARS 1,063,000 2 NINE NEWS 1,044,000 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 980,000 4 SEVEN NEWS 964,000 5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 926,000]]> Report:   Daily Free-to-Air Share Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People (incl. guests) Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00 Day: Tuesday Deliverable:
Overnight and Consolidated
Channel Overnight Consolidated 25/11/2014 18/11/2014 Network ABC 11.6% 10.7% Network ABC2 2.8% 2.8% Network ABC3 0.6% 0.8% Network ABC News 24 1.4% 1.2% Network ABC TTL 16.3% 15.6% Network 7 24.5% 20.1% Network 7TWO 4.6% 4.9% Network 7mate 2.9% 3.4% Network 7 TTL 32.0% 28.4% Network 9 17.6% 17.1% Network GO! 5.5% 5.0% Network Gem 4.6% 5.1% Network 9 TTL 27.7% 27.2% Network TEN 13.7% 15.3% Network ONE 2.4% 2.6% Network ELEVEN 3.3% 3.5% Network TEN TTL 19.4% 21.4% Network SBS ONE 4.0% 5.9% Network SBS 2 0.6% 0.9% Network NITV 0.1% 0.7% Network SBS TTL 4.7% 7.5%

 

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:
Tuesday
Date: 25/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 1,063,000 310,000 310,000 179,000 125,000 139,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,044,000 299,000 386,000 207,000 78,000 74,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 980,000 275,000 374,000 171,000 79,000 81,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 964,000 221,000 260,000 195,000 119,000 169,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 926,000 207,000 267,000 211,000 102,000 140,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 848,000 264,000 304,000 132,000 72,000 75,000
7 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 799,000 200,000 193,000 207,000 83,000 116,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 797,000 220,000 245,000 142,000 91,000 100,000
9 7.30-EV Network ABC 766,000 221,000 253,000 126,000 73,000 92,000
10 NCIS Network TEN 700,000 241,000 187,000 133,000 69,000 69,000
11 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 671,000 173,000 214,000 147,000 62,000 75,000
12 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 635,000 174,000 188,000 107,000 68,000 98,000
13 KITCHEN CABINET-EV Network ABC 568,000 164,000 188,000 87,000 58,000 71,000
14 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 559,000 155,000 153,000 102,000 76,000 73,000
15 BIG BROTHER -TUE Network 9 552,000 133,000 201,000 112,000 56,000 49,000
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES Network TEN 501,000 136,000 172,000 91,000 57,000 45,000
17 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 500,000 131,000 158,000 96,000 48,000 67,000
18 MRS. BROWN’S BOYS (R) Network 7 489,000 143,000 148,000 70,000 69,000 58,000
19 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 487,000 144,000 173,000 67,000 43,000 60,000
20 A COUNTRY ROAD: THE NATIONALS-EV Network ABC 483,000 159,000 162,000 79,000 36,000 47,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 25/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 247,000 53,000 64,000 49,000 39,000 41,000
2 TOP GEAR -EV Network GO! 232,000 58,000 74,000 58,000 16,000 27,000
3 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 226,000 54,000 79,000 47,000 16,000 30,000
4 POIROT -EV Network Gem 218,000 39,000 52,000 55,000 36,000 36,000
5 PEPPA PIG-EV Network ABC2 211,000 47,000 58,000 76,000 12,000 18,000
6 GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU-EV Network ABC2 208,000 40,000 60,000 75,000 12,000 21,000
7 CRASH INVESTIGATION UNIT (R) Network 7TWO 208,000 59,000 79,000 46,000 9,000 15,000
8 THE HIVE-EV Network ABC2 206,000 39,000 62,000 75,000 11,000 19,000
9 HIGHWAY PATROL Network 7TWO 195,000 56,000 55,000 53,000 13,000 18,000
10 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 192,000 36,000 49,000 45,000 20,000 42,000
11 FIREMAN SAM-EV Network ABC2 188,000 29,000 54,000 70,000 10,000 25,000
12 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 187,000 37,000 56,000 59,000 12,000 22,000
13 SMALL POTATOES!-EV Network ABC2 182,000 40,000 46,000 64,000 12,000 20,000
14 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 181,000 41,000 38,000 61,000 20,000 21,000
15 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 181,000 41,000 32,000 46,000 23,000 39,000
16 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 180,000 40,000 35,000 62,000 23,000 21,000
17 BING-AM Network ABC2 180,000 40,000 35,000 40,000 25,000 41,000
18 LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY-AM Network ABC2 180,000 41,000 31,000 53,000 24,000 31,000
19 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 179,000 34,000 39,000 66,000 17,000 24,000
20 BING-PM Network ABC2 179,000 44,000 31,000 64,000 20,000 20,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 394,000 109,000 122,000 69,000 43,000 51,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 356,000 110,000 134,000 59,000 28,000 25,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 345,000 101,000 128,000 45,000 30,000 41,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 338,000 82,000 98,000 87,000 34,000 37,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 334,000 108,000 129,000 38,000 26,000 32,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BIG BROTHER -TUE Network 9 336,000 67,000 139,000 69,000 35,000 26,000
2 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 320,000 97,000 96,000 57,000 31,000 39,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 294,000 69,000 115,000 44,000 29,000 37,000
4 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 293,000 80,000 80,000 74,000 25,000 34,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 292,000 72,000 119,000 50,000 27,000 24,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BIG BROTHER -TUE Network 9 246,000 44,000 108,000 48,000 25,000 21,000
2 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 197,000 66,000 60,000 33,000 14,000 25,000
3 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 186,000 48,000 55,000 49,000 17,000 17,000
4 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 178,000 48,000 55,000 35,000 16,000 24,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 171,000 35,000 73,000 21,000 19,000 23,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Tuesday
Date: 25/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 FAMILY GUY FOX8 61,000
2 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 61,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 60,000
4 FAMILY GUY FOX8 53,000
5 CORONATION STREET UKTV 48,000
6 LIVE: WWE RAW FOX8 48,000
7 WHITE HOUSE DOWN Foxtel Movies Premiere 45,000
8 REIGN FOX8 45,000
9 FUTURAMA FOX8 44,000
10 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION LifeStyle Channel 44,000
11 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 43,000
12 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE Disney Junior 42,000
13 BACK PAGE FOX SPORTS 1 42,000
14 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 41,000
15 MINNIE’S BOW-TOONS Disney Junior 41,000
16 HENRY HUGGLEMONSTER Disney Junior 40,000
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 39,000
18 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES Disney Junior 39,000
19 TAYO THE LITTLE BUS Disney Junior 39,000
20 JUDGE JUDY ARENA 38,000

 

 

© 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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TEN to pause local News bulletins for two weeks http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ten-to-pause-local-news-bulletins-for-two-weeks.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ten-to-pause-local-news-bulletins-for-two-weeks.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:54:57 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212423 2014-11-25_2339TEN will pause its local News bulletins for a two week period over Christmas / New Year, replacing presenters with Natarsha Belling in a national bulletin.

A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight, “We are not shutting down the Melbourne newsroom, or any other newsroom.

“We will have a team of reporters, producers and crews working across the country, covering local stories. We will be doing a national bulletin for two weeks, presented by Natarsha Belling.”

TEN airs a national weekend bulletin on Saturdays and Sundays but will extend the strategy to weekdays for two weeks.

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iview to launch Arts-only channel http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/iview-to-launch-arts-only-channel-2.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/iview-to-launch-arts-only-channel-2.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:51:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212442 2014-11-26_0140Arts-lovers are in for more Arts content from public broadcasters.

ABC Director of Television Richard Finlayson said recently, “We are planning to launch an iview-only Arts channel. This will be the first of what will probably be a number of IP channels on the iview service.

“This will be a specialist channel aimed at Arts audiences with a curated collection of the best of the ABC’s Arts content.

“It’s an experiment really, but it may well herald a number of other channes to come.

“So we’ll see how it goes.”

This week SBS-owned STUDIO channel announced it would continue to offer Arts via block programming on SBS ONE and its SBS On Demand platform next year after it exits the Foxtel platform.

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Nine: first week of summer http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nine-first-week-of-summer-3.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nine-first-week-of-summer-3.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:45:15 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212426 2014-11-26_0004Nine’s first week of summer includes first-run episodes of Gotham, Person of Interest, 2 Broke Girls, Mom, plus several specials and factuals.

It also premieres 2013 US crime Golden Boy in a late night slot. This ran for 13 episodes.

Sunday November 30
6:30pm Christmas with the Australian Women’s Weekly
7:30pm 60 Minutes
8:30pm Gotham
9:30pm Movie: Entrapment rpt

Monday December 1
7:30pm The Big Bang Theory rpt
8:00pm The Big Bang Theory rpt
8:30pm Person of Interest
9:30pm Person of Interest
10:30pm Love Child rpt

Tuesday December 2
7:30pm RBT rpt
8:00pm Kalgoorlie Cops
8:30pm The Big Bang Theory rpt
9:00pm The Big Bang Theory rpt
9:30pm 2 Broke Girls
10:00pm Mom
10:30pm Gordon Behind Bars rpt

Wednesday December 3
7:30pm Renters
8:00pm Neighbours at War
8:30pm Movie: Killers rpt
10:30pm Movie: Killng Spree

Thursday December 4
7:30pm Getaway
8:30pm New Tricks
9:40pm Midsomer Murders rpt
11:50pm The Following rpt

Friday December 5
7:30pm Australia’s Funniest Home Videos rpt
8:30pm The Mentalist rpt
9:30pm CSI rpt
19:30pm CSI: NY
11:30pm Golden Boy

Saturday December 6
7:00pm Angelina Unbroken And Exclusive special
7:30pm Movie: The Notebook rpt
10:00pm Movie: Taking Lives rpt

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Chris Kenny to appear on The Chaser’s Media Circus http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/chris-kenny-to-appear-the-chasers-media-circus.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/chris-kenny-to-appear-the-chasers-media-circus.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:44:45 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212385 2014-11-25_2242Is it a case of all is forgiven?

News Corp and SKY News presenter Chris Kenny, who sued The Chaser and the ABC earlier this year, is a guest tonight on The Chaser’s Media Circus.

Joining him are Ellen Fanning, Joe Hildebrand, Luke McGregor, Cal Wilson and Julian Morrow.

Next week will be the final episode for 2014.

Wednesday at 8.30pm on ABC.

 

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Richo + Jones on simulcast http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/richo-jones-on-simulcast.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/richo-jones-on-simulcast.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:41:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212436 2014-11-26_0118SKY News talk show Richo + Jones is now being simulcast on 2GB.

The show, featuring Graham Richardson & Alan Jones, is the first collaboration between SKY and Macquarie Radio Network.

SKY News Director of Editorial Development, Ian Ferguson said: “This classic battle of wills between two prominent political voices has been extremely well received by SKY News viewers in 2014 and we are excited to be able to bring this unique dimension of political debate to even more Sydneysiders via the city’s number one station; 2GB.”

8pm Tuesdays on SKY News.

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Big Brother http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/big-brother-8.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/big-brother-8.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:35:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212405 bbf3Skye, Travis & Ryan face eviction or $200,000 in the series grand final. 8:30pm Wednesday on Nine. NB: TV Tonight logging Live results AEDT.

  • 2014 ARIA Awards
  • Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell
  • The Chaser’s Media Circus
  • Criminal Minds
  • Black Comedy
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David Rodan wins Dancing with the Stars 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/david-rodan-wins-dancing-with-the-stars-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/david-rodan-wins-dancing-with-the-stars-2014.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:19:01 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212407 rodanAFL Footballer David Rodan has won Dancing with the Stars for 2014.

He defeated Home and Away‘s Lynne McGranger to take the mirror ball trophy.

The final two acts performed three dances across the 2.5hr finale including a freestyle and favourite repeat.

Rodan scored several perfect 4×10 scores in the final, but was lost for words by the accolade.

“I’m very happy,” he said.

Judge Todd McKenney said, “It’s just been so great seeing a bloke embrace dance.

“You’ve never baulked on anything. You’ve jumped in, sprayed yourself with sequins and we’ve loved you for it.”

“You have a lovely humility,” Helen Richey added.

The grand final also had its own technical hiccup when audio for an interview between Daniel MacPherson and Charli XCX was out of sync with the vision, causing social media to light up. But the segment had been filmed earlier, despite the “Live” watermark -a trick many talent shows use.

The series has been the lowest rating of all 14 seasons -but 14 is an exemplary figure for the perennial Reality series.

It was also notable for several early exits, starting with Paul Fenech who quit before the show even premiered. He was followed by Kyly Clarke and Torah Bright -both for injury.

But it was Mark Holden’s bizarre clown meltdown that upstaged the dancing, which will go down as one of the year’s train-wreck television moment.

This post updates.

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Timeshifted: Monday 17 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-monday-17-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-monday-17-november-2014.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:21:13 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212403 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: 17/11/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 1,109,000 1,058,000 51,000 2 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 1,054,000 1,000,000 54,000 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 1,033,000 964,000 69,000 4 NINE NEWS Network 9 988,000 987,000 0 5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 980,000 977,000 3,000 6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 961,000 940,000 21,000 7 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 926,000 924,000 2,000 8 THE BLACKLIST Network 7 918,000 774,000 144,000 9 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 904,000 902,000 2,000 10 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 900,000 835,000 65,000 11 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 865,000 848,000 17,000 12 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 839,000 837,000 2,000 13 7.30-EV Network ABC 834,000 832,000 3,000 14 HIGHWAY PATROL Network 7 812,000 785,000 27,000 15 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 771,000 750,000 21,000 16 NABBED Network 7 760,000 734,000 25,000 17 Q&A-LE Network ABC 738,000 726,000 12,000 18 BIG BROTHER -MON Network 9 681,000 618,000 63,000 19 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 612,000 602,000 10,000 20 HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? END OF YEAR REVIEW Network TEN 601,000 566,000 35,000

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Timeshifted: Sunday 16 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-sunday-16-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-sunday-16-november-2014.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:18:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212401 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: 16/11/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 1,135,000 1,127,000 8,000 2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,130,000 1,127,000 3,000 3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,098,000 1,098,000 0 4 COUNTDOWN: DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR-EV Network ABC 1,067,000 964,000 103,000 5 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 2 SESSION 2 Network 9 951,000 950,000 0 6 SURVEILLANCE OZ Network 7 893,000 877,000 16,000 7 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC 819,000 817,000 2,000 8 CILLA-EV Network ABC 815,000 765,000 51,000 9 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 2 SESSION 1 Network 9 807,000 807,000 0 10 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 756,000 677,000 79,000 11 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Network TEN 687,000 612,000 75,000 12 CUSTOMS Network 9 684,000 683,000 1,000 13 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 677,000 636,000 41,000 14 SCORPION Network TEN 609,000 519,000 90,000 15 THE BIG ADVENTURE Network 7 503,000 475,000 28,000 16 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW Network TEN 463,000 413,000 50,000 17 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 2 PRE MATCH Network 9 420,000 420,000 0 18 RESURRECTION Network 7 410,000 302,000 108,000 19 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 406,000 405,000 1,000 20 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 13: PHILLIP ISLAND D2 RACE Network 7 388,000 382,000 6,000

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Timeshifted: Saturday 15 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-saturday-15-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-saturday-15-november-2014.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:15:57 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212399 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: 15/11/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 NEW TRICKS RPT Network ABC 855,000 771,000 84,000 2 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 849,000 845,000 4,000 3 SCOTT AND BAILEY-EV Network ABC 839,000 674,000 166,000 4 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 745,000 742,000 4,000 5 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC 733,000 721,000 12,000 6 FOUR NATIONS RUGBY LEAGUE 2014 FINAL -AUS V NZ Network 9 568,000 565,000 3,000 7 M-THE INCREDIBLES Network 7 547,000 515,000 32,000 8 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 497,000 468,000 29,000 9 THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES RPT Network ABC 447,000 401,000 46,000 10 AVATAR RPT Network TEN 414,000 399,000 15,000 11 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 13: PHILLIP ISLAND D1 RACE 2 Network 7 413,000 407,000 6,000 12 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT Network TEN 404,000 404,000 0 13 GARDENING AUSTRALIA-EV Network ABC 404,000 377,000 28,000 14 RED DOG Network 9 369,000 368,000 1,000 15 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 13: PHILLIP ISLAND D1 SUPPORT Network 7 345,000 342,000 2,000 16 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 331,000 331,000 0 17 SEVEN’S V8 SUPERCARS ROUND 13: PHILLIP ISLAND D1 RACE Network 7 306,000 304,000 2,000 18 GETAWAY Network 9 278,000 271,000 6,000 19 WEEKEND TODAY – SATURDAY Network 9 274,000 274,000 0 20 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE Network 7 266,000 266,000 0

 

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Timeshifted: Friday 14 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-friday-14-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-friday-14-november-2014.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:13:40 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212397 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: 14/11/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,073,000 1,071,000 2,000 2 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 1 SESSION 2 Network 9 1,017,000 1,016,000 1,000 3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 986,000 983,000 3,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 910,000 905,000 4,000 5 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 891,000 848,000 42,000 6 HAPPY VALLEY-EV Network ABC 657,000 547,000 110,000 7 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 1 SESSION 1 Network 9 572,000 572,000 0 8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 563,000 562,000 1,000 9 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 543,000 522,000 21,000 10 M-GREASE Network 7 513,000 491,000 23,000 11 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 508,000 506,000 2,000 12 WE BOUGHT A ZOO RPT Network TEN 484,000 457,000 27,000 13 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 446,000 445,000 1,000 14 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 433,000 411,000 22,000 15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 430,000 428,000 2,000 16 SUNRISE Network 7 380,000 380,000 0 17 THE PROJECT 6.30PM Network TEN 352,000 350,000 2,000 18 QI-6.30 Network ABC 344,000 328,000 17,000 19 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Network TEN 323,000 306,000 18,000 20 SILENT WITNESS RPT Network ABC 321,000 295,000 26,000

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Delta Goodrem returns for Neighbours 30th Anniversary http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/delta-goodrem-returns-for-neighbours-30th-anniversary.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/delta-goodrem-returns-for-neighbours-30th-anniversary.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:50:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212371 2012-12-17_2016Delta Goodrem will reprise her role as Nina Tucker on Neighbours as part of the show’s 30th Anniversary next March.

Goodrem will return for a limited run of three episodes and also take part in a documentary retrospective.

Producer Jason Herbison hinted there is a musical theme to her appearance.

“It’s only natural that music would some how be involved. Having Delta join us for this momentous occasion is the icing on the cake, we are delighted,” said Herbison.

Ian Smith and Anne Charleston will also reprise their roles with more names to be revealed soon.

Goodrem played much-loved character Nina Tucker, whose fictional musical journey mirrored Delta’s own real life rise to chart success. At the height of her popularity, Goodrem released her first single Born To Try from her debut album Innocent Eyes. Innocent Eyes catapulted to number one on the Australian charts. It entered the record books with multiplatinum ARIA Awards including 14 platinum awards, 29 weeks at #1, five #1 singles and selling over four million copies, making her a household name both here and in the UK.

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Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery: Nov 26 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/julia-zemiros-home-delivery-nov-26.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/julia-zemiros-home-delivery-nov-26.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:51:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212357 2014-11-25_1234Guest on Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery this week is actress Ruth Jones (Little Britain, Gavin and Stacey) which means the episode takes place in the UK.

Actress, comedian, writer, producer, Ruth Jones, laughs about winning a Best Newcomer Brit Comedy Award in her early 40s. A household name in the UK, she is probably best known to Aussie audiences as Myfanwy, the barmaid, from Little Britain and Nessa, the co-writer and one of the stars of the sitcom Gavin and Stacey. Ruth hails from a seaside town halfway between Cardiff and Swansea called Porthcawl and happily for her, has been able to live and work in Wales for most of her career.

They start their day on the Porthcawl coast walk and wander to the house Ruth once lived in with her parents, grandmother, sister and two brothers. The house is empty but brimming with memories for Ruth who is quite taken with emotion as she recounts the days she spent there as a little girl.

On the way to Nottage Primary School they visit the Grand Pavilion where Ruth first performed on stage. She gives a very honest account of the insecurities she still feels despite the enormous success she has enjoyed in the last ten years of her career. At the primary school, she tests Julia on some Welsh words and reminisces about the melodramatic streak that possessed her as a child.

Ruth is no longer a believer in the traditional sense but she takes Julia to All Saints church where all the family weddings, christenings and funerals have taken place. Ruth shares her views on spirituality and fondly recalls the Sunday mornings spent there with both her grandmothers.

9pm Wednesday ABC

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Rachel McAdams joins True Detective http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/rachel-mcadams-joins-true-detective.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/rachel-mcadams-joins-true-detective.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:30:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212347 2014-11-25_1146Rachel McAdams is now confirmed as the female lead in Season 2 of True Detective, alongside Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch.

The eight-episode season, now in production in California, centres on three police officers and a career criminal (Vince Vaughan) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

Colin Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.

McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, Ventura County sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Kitsch is Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the CHP who is running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.

Vince Vaughn is Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.

Kelly Reilly is also cast as Frank’s wife and partner in his enterprises.

Amended.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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ITV announces new take on Jekyll and Hyde http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/itv-announces-new-take-on-jekyll-and-hyde.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/itv-announces-new-take-on-jekyll-and-hyde.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:40:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212344 2014-11-25_1121UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a new take on the classic Jekyll & Hyde saga.

To be written by novelist Charlie Higson (The Fast Show, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Young James Bond books, The Enemy) it will be ten-part action adventure drama with ghouls, zombies, werewolves and vampires.

Inspired by Louis Stevenson’s characters it will combine mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi, with the theme “Man is not truly one, but truly two.”

ITV Studios Director of Drama Francis Hopkinson (Lucan, Wallander, DCI Banks) will executive produce with Higson and Foz Allan (Wolfblood, The Dumping Ground, Robin Hood) is Series Producer.

“It’s an exciting challenge to take Stevenson’s work and use it as the basis for a new Jekyll & Hyde,” said Higson. “So many superheroes with secret dual personalities have been brought to life thanks to Jekyll & Hyde. He’s one of literatures most important and influential characters and it’s a privilege to be rediscovering him.”

ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November and Head of Drama Series, Jane Hudson said, “Charlie’s vivid and compelling scripts cleverly introduce a brilliant set of characters to a new generation of viewers,”

“We’re thrilled to be commissioning Jekyll & Hyde for a modern day audience.”

In 2007 James Nesbitt starred in a modern-day Jekyll for BBC.

Set in 1930’s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, aerodynamic cars and monster movies, the drama will pay homage to the Stevenson novel, and focus on the young, attractive, troubled hero, Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor.

At the heart of the drama is Robert Jekyll’s quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’. One actor will play the lead role Jekyll transforming into Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened.

Higson’s Jekyll is a young, sensitive and naïve man of intellect and morality, a well meaning if slightly repressed character who slips between his two personas unwillingly. Hyde is a totally different person; a superhero with super powers, great strength, speed and invulnerability. He is confident, risk-taking and lives life on the edge. His self-destructive nature gets him into trouble, and yet he is an incredibly powerful force. He is a man of action who gets things done despite the consequences! Throughout the series we will witness Jekyll wrestling with the dark, brooding personality of Hyde as he struggles to come to terms with his superhero alter ego.

In the opening episode Jekyll is a newly qualified doctor living with his foster parents in India. He knows nothing of his family history or his inherited condition, which his foster father, Dr Vishal Najaran, is controlling with medication. The drama follows his path to discovery, which coincides with the transformative powers of his condition growing stronger and more disruptive. His journey will take him into a dark and unforgiving place, as his alter ego seems capable of anything. At the same time there are shadowy forces trying to find Jekyll and the source of his powers.

Jekyll & Hyde will be directed by Colin Teague (Being Human, The Town, Sinbad) with production in India commencing in January 2015 and filming in London from February until July 2015.

CGI will play a huge part in the main character’s transformation from Jekyll into Hyde and the subsequent superhero sequences when the darker side of our hero emerges and demonstrates extraordinary strength and agility. Certain characters will also be created by CGI techniques, as there are no limits to what will be imagined by the production team.

Jekyll & Hyde will feature several recurring characters, some human, and some freaks of nature. Monsters will thrive throughout the series and there’ll be spooky creatures, ghouls, zombies, werewolves and vampires.

Charlie Higson is known for The Fast Show, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Young James Bond books and his current horror series for teenagers, The Enemy.

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CNN looks at GLBT life in China http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/cnn-looks-at-glbt-life-in-china.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/cnn-looks-at-glbt-life-in-china.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:28:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212335 2014-11-25_1037On CNN’s On China this month there is a discussion about being gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender in China.

Kristie Lu Stout is on location at Two Cities Cafe in Beijing for a revealing conversation with Beijing Gender Health Education Institute’s Xiaogang Wei, Common Language’s founder Xu Bin, and Chi Heng Foundation and HIV/AIDS activist Chung To.

They are advocating for tolerance and respect, not only for gays and lesbians, but all of China’s minorities.

There’s little political opposition or religious uproar when it comes to being out in China. Instead, the biggest challenge comes from family. Parents and their sons and daughters face a unique set of pressures, brought on in part by China’s one-child policy. While technology and social media are making it easier to grow up gay, there are incentives to marry, even if it’s not for love. On the streets of China’s cities, the rainbow flag may occasionally fly free, but there are limits to how much activism the Communist party is willing to tolerate. And anti-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals, especially in the workplace, are unheard of.

Thursday, November 27 at 8.30pm CNN.

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The Recruit out for 2015 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-recruit-out-for-2015.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-recruit-out-for-2015.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:04:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212355 2014-09-16_2048Hit reality show The Recruit won’t be back next year, but is expected to resume in 2016.

The AFL Reality series, which regularly topped STV ratings, was unannounced at Foxtel’s recent Upfronts.

The decision not to produce a 2015 series was reportedly based on a number of factors, including the departure of Michael Voss to become an assistant coach at the Power.

“The break between series will also enable both Foxtel and McGuire Media to find a comparable replacement for Michael Voss in the coach role,” Foxtel told AFL.com.au.

Producers McGuire Media are also understood to be engaging with club recruiters for a second season.

“We look forward to the return of The Recruit in 2016,” an AFL spokesman said.

Foxtel recently withdrew funding for the Foxtel Cup state league tournament.

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Returning: Mad Dogs http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/returning-mad-dogs.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/returning-mad-dogs.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:15:03 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212340 2014-11-25_1103A number of readers have been asking about unaired episodes of Mad Dogs on ABC.

The series, about middle-aged friends caught up in the world of crime, was pulled off air some weeks ago, but returns next Monday night.

Now on the run in Ibiza with a bag of dirty money, the boys are so far out of their depth any return to normality seems like a lost pipe dream… or is it? Strange forces come into play in a remote mountain village.

9:20pm Monday ABC.

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George Eads to exit CSI http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/george-eads-to-exit-csi.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/george-eads-to-exit-csi.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:34:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212352 2014-11-25_1214After 15 years George Eads will depart CSI in what is described as an amicable split.

Eads, one of the show’s few remaining original cast members, has played Nick Stokes since the pilot.

His departure comes after a leave of absence in 2013 following an on-set clash with one of the show’s writers, reportedly over the creative direction of his character. He returned following a temporary suspension, later that season.

The long-running procedural has seen many exits but remained on the CBS schedule: Paul Guilfoyle, who played Captain Jim Brass, left last year after 14 seasons. William Petersen and Gary Dourdan left after season nine. Marg Helgenberger departed after season 12; original cast member Jorja Fox has been both a regular (2000–2007, 2010–present) and recurring (2008–2010) cast member.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Airdate: The Truth About Us http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-the-truth-about-us.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-the-truth-about-us.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:50:26 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=211845 2014-11-19_1311Next week the BIO Channel premieres a new 10 part series looking at well-known Australians and the intimate relationships that impact their lives, including interviews with Jimmy Barnes, Maggie Beer, Kasey Chambers, Russell Crowe, Tim Farris, Claudia Karvan, Guy Pearce and Kat Stewart.

Featuring a stellar lineup of Australian talent, this unique 10 x 30 minute series celebrates the power of human connections and the ways in which they shape and define us.

Each week, a celebrated Australian is interviewed alongside a person who truly matters to them, as they both openly explore and share their relationship with one another.

Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, also the show’s creator and producer, The Truth About Us explores a diverse range of people and types of relationships, from father and son to childhood friends, to long time, life-changing collaborations.

All have one thing in the common – they are sitting beside someone they love and respect and as a result, the interviews are intimate, authentic and often incredibly revealing.

Episode one features Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe and his colourful onset costumer and dresser, 72 year-old New Yorker Mickey Castellano.

Friends and collaborators for almost 20 years, Mickey and Russell first met on the 1995 set of Virtuosity and from 1998 to 2010, Mickey travelled the world with Russell on every film he made.

“The Truth About Us was a truly enjoyable experience for me and an overwhelming one for my long time mate and costumer, Mickey Castellano. Mickey has never been interviewed before on any medium, let alone about his connection to me,” said Russell Crowe.

“He used to be so tough and edgy, but now, as Angela Pulvirenti captured so deftly in her interview, he is a lovely beating heart of emotion.”

The Truth About Us features the following guest lineup:

Episode 1: Russell Crowe and costumer Mickey Castellano
Episode 2: Jimmy Barnes and Michael Gudinski
Episode 3: Maggie Beer and Stephanie Alexander
Episode 4: David Williamson and Felix Williamson
Episode 5: Claudia Karvan and Rev. Graham Long
Episode 6: Alex Perry and stylist Trevor Stones
Episode 7: Kasey Chambers and ‘roadie’ Steve Werchon
Episode 8: Kat Stewart and writer/director/actor Ailsa Piper
Episode 9: Guy Pearce and musician Tim Neal
Episode 10: Tim Farriss and Chris Murphy

“The Truth About Us celebrates the fact that everyone, big and small, famous and non-famous, needs connections in their lives to make it worth living,” said presenter and producer Angela Pulvirenti.

“The feedback from the guests appearing on the series has been overhelmingly positive and I am delighted to have been given this opportunity by Foxtel to bring this format to life so fully.”

Said Foxtel’s General Manager of Factual Channels, Jim Buchan: “The Truth About Us is a fantastically intimate series concept. The strong lineup of Australian personalities and access to their close friendships that transcend celebrity will give viewers a relatable, emotional and very entertaining experience.”

The Truth About Us is produced by Internal Laundry Productions Pty Ltd and is exclusive to Foxtel.

Monday, December 1 at 8.30pm.

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Returning: Coastwatch Oz, Motorway Patrol, Under the Hammer, Dog Patrol. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/returning-coastwatch-oz-motorway-patrol-under-the-hammer-dog-patrol.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/returning-coastwatch-oz-motorway-patrol-under-the-hammer-dog-patrol.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:05:46 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212338 Scott Pape-94Seven has confirmed the return of a number of Factuals to its summer schedule from next week:

Coastwatch Oz, Motorway Patrol, Under the Hammer, Dog Patrol all return.

Sunday, November 30
7:00pm Sunday Night
8:00pm Coastwatch Oz
8:30pm Bones
9:30pm Castle
10:30pm Covert Affairs (dbl ep)

Monday, December 1
7:00pm Home And Away
7:30m Motorway Patrol
8:00pm Nabbed
8:30pm Bones
9:30pm Castle
10:30pm Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp To Pop
11:30pm Parks And Recreation

Tuesday, December 2
7:00pm Home And Away
7:30pm Under the Hammer
8:00pm Dog Patrol
8:30pm Movie: Premium Rush
10:30pm Scandal
11:30pm Men At Work

Wednesday, December 3
7:00pm Home And Away (dbl ep)
8:00pm Air Rescue
8:30pm Criminal Minds (rpt)
10:30pm Grimm
11:30pm Men At Work

Thursday, December 4
7:00pm Home And Away (dbl ep)
8:00pm 12 Ways To Christmas special
8:30pm INXS: Never Tear us Apart rpt
10:30pm The Amazing Race
11:30pm Parks And Recreation

Friday, December 5
7:00pm Better Homes And Gardens (summer season)
8:30pm Movie: Gladiator rpt
11:45pm The Making Of The Water Diviner

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Seven’s big bucks beaten by Big Bang replay http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/sevens-big-bucks-beaten-by-big-bang-replay.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/sevens-big-bucks-beaten-by-big-bang-replay.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:33:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212328 tbadLast night Seven Network gave away the biggest cash prize in their history, at $1,000,000 to an Adelaide tradie on The Big Adventure.

But it will go down as the night they were beaten by a repeat of The Big Bang Theory on Nine, exponentially at a fraction of the cost.

Seven’s reality series managed 649,000 viewers for the moment the winner was announced, and averaged 628,000 across its 2+ hour finale, a rise on recent episodes. Television has always been a gamble but unfortunately not every risk will pay off. Still, at least it didn’t sink below 500,000 again which would have equalled $2 a viewer. It’s highly unlikely we will see the show again.

Monday also saw ABC and TEN become more competitive, with 4 of 5 networks at 20% share or more.

Seven network won the night with 26.6% then Nine 26.2%, ABC 23.0%, TEN 20.0% and SBS 3.7%

Seven News (1.01m / 967,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away  (882,000), The Big Adventure (649,000 / 628,000 / 628,000) and Million Dollar Minute (481,000).  Agents of SHIELD was 247,000.

The Big Bang Theory (1.04m / 945,000) led for Nine then Nine News (1.02m / 1.02m), A Current Affair (926,000), Hot Seat (598,000), Big Brother (573,000) and 2 Broke Girls (322,000).

Australian Story (996,000) topped ABC followed by ABC News (890,000), 7:30 (880,000), Four Corners (792,000), Media Watch (719,000) and Q & A (647,000 / 52,000).

Gold Coast Cops (772,000 / 737,000) performed well for TEN. Territory Cops was 722,000 / 643,000 -both at season highs. TEN Eyewitness News was 628,000, The Project was 588,000 / 466,000. SVU was 350,000 and Homeland was just 124,000.

Tough night for SBS ONE with Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design (187,000), The Real Man’s Road Trip (137,000), SBS World News (128,000), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (99,000) and Housos (69,000).

7TWO’s Judge John Deed (335,000) led multichannels.

Sunrise: 371,000
Today: 288,000
ABC News Breakfast: 71,000 / 46,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 24 November 2014

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Monday 24 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/monday-24-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/monday-24-november-2014.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:12:26 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212323 Monday: 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 1,044,000 2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,022,000 3 NINE NEWS 6:30 1,018,000 4 SEVEN NEWS 1,008,000 5 AUSTRALIAN STORY 996,000]]> 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 24/11/2014 17/11/2014 Network ABC 17.7% 17.0% Network ABC2 3.5% 3.2% Network ABC3 0.8% 0.8% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 1.2% Network ABC TTL 23.0% 22.3% Network 7 17.2% 18.8% Network 7TWO 6.2% 5.9% Network 7mate 3.3% 3.4% Network 7 TTL 26.6% 28.1% Network 9 18.6% 19.3% Network GO! 4.6% 4.9% Network Gem 3.0% 3.1% Network 9 TTL 26.2% 27.2% Network TEN 14.1% 12.3% Network ONE 2.8% 3.2% Network ELEVEN 3.6% 3.1% Network TEN TTL 20.5% 18.5% Network SBS ONE 2.9% 3.0% Network SBS 2 0.6% 0.7% Network NITV 0.2% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 3.7% 3.9%

 

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:
Monday
Date: 24/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 1,044,000 287,000 327,000 201,000 105,000 123,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,022,000 286,000 385,000 195,000 68,000 89,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,018,000 291,000 413,000 159,000 74,000 81,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,008,000 237,000 276,000 191,000 124,000 180,000
5 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 996,000 285,000 335,000 161,000 111,000 105,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 967,000 233,000 293,000 176,000 96,000 169,000
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 945,000 252,000 324,000 175,000 93,000 101,000
8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 926,000 285,000 328,000 148,000 75,000 90,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 890,000 241,000 278,000 161,000 94,000 116,000
10 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 882,000 226,000 233,000 191,000 98,000 134,000
11 7.30-EV Network ABC 880,000 242,000 316,000 140,000 90,000 92,000
12 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 880,000 245,000 324,000 134,000 84,000 92,000
13 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 792,000 235,000 276,000 113,000 83,000 84,000
14 GOLD COAST COPS EP 2 Network TEN 772,000 217,000 240,000 172,000 57,000 86,000
15 GOLD COAST COPS Network TEN 737,000 206,000 239,000 158,000 50,000 83,000
16 TERRITORY COPS Network TEN 722,000 191,000 227,000 166,000 59,000 81,000
17 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 719,000 248,000 244,000 78,000 82,000 67,000
18 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 656,000 197,000 188,000 106,000 87,000 78,000
19 THE BIG ADVENTURE-WINNER ANNOUNCED Network 7 649,000 170,000 198,000 107,000 76,000 98,000
20 Q&A-LE Network ABC 647,000 215,000 236,000 73,000 69,000 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: 24/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 JUDGE JOHN DEED Network 7TWO 335,000 87,000 100,000 55,000 50,000 43,000
2 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 277,000 64,000 81,000 55,000 44,000 34,000
3 FIREMAN SAM-EV Network ABC2 222,000 49,000 60,000 77,000 28,000 8,000
4 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 216,000 54,000 48,000 77,000 29,000 7,000
5 HOOPLA DOOPLA!-PM Network ABC2 214,000 52,000 81,000 37,000 28,000 16,000
6 READY, STEADY, WIGGLE!-PM Network ABC2 212,000 63,000 69,000 37,000 27,000 16,000
7 THE HIVE-EV Network ABC2 207,000 44,000 68,000 58,000 26,000 11,000
8 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 206,000 59,000 50,000 60,000 25,000 12,000
9 BABY JAKE-PM Network ABC2 203,000 46,000 64,000 52,000 21,000 20,000
10 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-PM Network ABC2 203,000 34,000 86,000 40,000 27,000 15,000
11 GIGGLE AND HOOT-EV Network ABC2 202,000 49,000 37,000 72,000 26,000 18,000
12 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 197,000 34,000 36,000 75,000 30,000 22,000
13 LET’S GO POCOYO-PM Network ABC2 196,000 43,000 61,000 56,000 23,000 12,000
14 BING-PM Network ABC2 195,000 49,000 53,000 44,000 27,000 22,000
15 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 194,000 35,000 67,000 47,000 22,000 23,000
16 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV Network GO! 188,000 49,000 35,000 53,000 23,000 27,000
17 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 187,000 52,000 44,000 50,000 28,000 13,000
18 JUSTINE CLARKE: GREAT BIG WORLD-PM Network ABC2 185,000 30,000 84,000 34,000 26,000 12,000
19 CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD Network 7TWO 183,000 52,000 61,000 19,000 26,000 26,000
20 SUPERNATURAL Network ELEVEN 183,000 22,000 66,000 41,000 29,000 26,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 554,000 153,000 164,000 114,000 53,000 71,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 469,000 114,000 154,000 102,000 44,000 55,000
3 GOLD COAST COPS EP 2 Network TEN 385,000 125,000 99,000 101,000 22,000 38,000
4 TERRITORY COPS Network TEN 376,000 105,000 109,000 90,000 30,000 43,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 359,000 101,000 104,000 66,000 33,000 54,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 481,000 129,000 143,000 99,000 46,000 64,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 402,000 91,000 136,000 90,000 38,000 47,000
3 GOLD COAST COPS EP 2 Network TEN 373,000 119,000 112,000 92,000 18,000 31,000
4 TERRITORY COPS Network TEN 353,000 94,000 112,000 85,000 26,000 36,000
5 GOLD COAST COPS Network TEN 344,000 110,000 116,000 73,000 14,000 31,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 287,000 72,000 98,000 51,000 26,000 40,000
2 GOLD COAST COPS EP 2 Network TEN 255,000 76,000 84,000 62,000 10,000 23,000
3 BIG BROTHER -MON Network 9 235,000 55,000 89,000 50,000 24,000 17,000
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 235,000 55,000 89,000 37,000 22,000 32,000
5 TERRITORY COPS Network TEN 230,000 60,000 79,000 56,000 11,000 23,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Monday
Date: 24/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 THE WALKING DEAD FX 101,000
2 MODERN FAMILY FOX8 83,000
3 THE WALKING DEAD FX 78,000
4 FAMILY GUY FOX8 69,000
5 FAMILY GUY FOX8 56,000
6 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 54,000
7 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION TVH!TS 51,000
8 THE NEWSROOM showcase 49,000
9 CORONATION STREET UKTV 48,000
10 STORAGE WARS A&E 47,000
11 FUTURAMA FOX8 47,000
12 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 46,000
13 LONG LOST FAMILY LifeStyle Channel 44,000
14 DANCE MOMS LifeStyle YOU 44,000
15 LIVE: AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2014 FOX8 44,000
16 JANE THE VIRGIN SNEAK PEEK FOX8 43,000
17 WAHLBURGERS ARENA 41,000
18 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 40,000
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 39,000
20 SLIM PIG Disney Junior 39,000

 

 

© 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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Tradie wins $1Million Dollar Prize on The Big Adventure http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/tradie-wins-1million-dollar-prize-on-the-big-adventure.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/tradie-wins-1million-dollar-prize-on-the-big-adventure.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:58:19 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212304 tbad2Adelaide tradie Mark Sellar has won one million dollars in Seven’s reality series The Big Adventure -only the fourth Australian to win the mammoth cash prize on Australian television.

The 27-year-old had seven out of the 12 “golden keys” on offer, one of which opened up a chest full of cash.

He defeated Real Estate Agent Natalia and HR Coordinator Julie to win the series, after the elimination Paula and Sean.

“I cannot believe that has just happened. I’m a millionaire! I’ve actually got a million dollars! This is the most spectacular moment of my entire life. My dreams have completely come true,” he said.

The finale, which stretched for more than two and a half hours, saw the final hour dominated by the opening of empty chests, until Mark hit pay dirt.

Only two other shows have given away a $1 million cash prize on Australian TV: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Big Brother.

However Seven’s ambitious series, which many noted emulated Survivor, struggled in the ratings before moving timeslots several times. Some TV Tonight readers criticised episode length, casting, storytelling and gameplay.

But Seven’s knack for having a go with a new format should not be overlooked, strategically placed at the end of the year to minimise it’s knock-on effect.

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Graeme Goodings quits Seven News Adelaide http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/graeme-goodings-quits-seven-news-adelaide.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/graeme-goodings-quits-seven-news-adelaide.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:57:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212307 2014-11-24_2356Veteran news presenter Graeme Goodings is departing Channel Seven after 34 years with the network, because he was being replaced as weekend presenter and his contract not renewed.

Goodings, who has been the weekend news presenter with Seven, was denied the chance to farewell viewers but was offered the opportunity to continue in a reduced capacity, which he declined.

Goodings started his career as a panel operator at 3AW in Melbourne and soon after he commenced his first full time radio announcing position in Launceston, Tasmania in 1969.

But he then made the move to Adelaide where he joined 5DN and worked as a newsreader for five years. There were also roles at TNT Channel 9 in Launceston as a copy writer and commercial producer, before as a journalist and reader.

In 1980 Graeme he joined Seven in Adelaide as a senior reporter and two years later he became sports editor and presenter. In 1983 he was appointed weekday newsreader.

After overcoming serious illness in 2004 he moved from presenting weekdays to weekends, which he commenced in 2005.

Seven Adelaide General Manager Tony Davison said: “Graeme has been a highly respected member of the Seven News team for over 30 years and on behalf of everyone at Seven we thank him for his contribution to the success of Seven Adelaide.”

A replacement for weekend bulletins will be announced in the coming week.

UPDATE: Seven statement:

Seven News weekend presenter Graeme Goodings was offered the opportunity to continue with Seven in 2015.

Graeme was not sacked, he was offered a one year contract in a reduced capacity and he declined the offer. It was entirely Graeme’s decision to leave Channel Seven.

Seven wishes Graeme all the best in his future endeavours.

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ABC cuts into News http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/abc-cuts-into-news.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/abc-cuts-into-news.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:50:53 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212315 2014-10-02_1236The impact of ABC cuts to News programmes filtered through yesterday afternoon, with reports Four Corners, Lateline, Australian Story and Landline, will all see their budgets cut by management.

Foreign Correspondent will lose 10% of its budget. Auckland, Tokyo, Bangkok, Delhi and Jerusalem bureaux will be closed, but Beirut will be added. Teams will be replaced by video journalists working from home with the help of a local producer.

Lateline, which shifts to ABC News 24 in a ‘time-friendly fixed slot’ , will see all its staff put on a redundancy list pending a skills audit.

Guardian reports News Director Kate Torney briefed the 1,500 news staff on the details of the changes on Monday afternoon.. There will be 100 redundancies across the News division. Journalists whose programs have been targeted for job losses will be measured against an objective “skill set”, sources said. ABC will hire about 70 new staff with expertise in mobile and online content.

Local current affairs, previously seen on 7:30 Fridays, will appear across the 7pm News, ABC News Sunday, News 24, local radio and local digital sites.

Fairfax reports Journalists were given a sheet of paper with a list of skills benchmarks, which focused on the ability to report stories across multiple platforms including mobile and online, and told if they were unable to meet them they would face losing their jobs before Christmas.

Glenys Stradijot, ABC Friends National spokesperson said the Government was given no mandate to destroy the national public broadcaster

“We now know the Government’s cuts will have a devastating impact on the national broadcaster’s capacity to do its job. The ABC will be unable to fulfil its charter obligations or meet its responsibility to be a truly national public broadcaster which services Australians across the country,” she said.

“Malcolm Turnbull has been a huge disappointment. His actions have not matched his rhetoric. He has revealed himself to be no friend of the ABC.

“Minister Turnbull’s earlier assurances that his so-called efficiency measures would not affect services and programming have turned out to be as dishonest as the Prime Minister’s pre-election promise not to cut the ABC.

“A cynical person might think that Mr Turnbull is looking towards his next leadership challenge, that he is delivering up the ABC to impress his colleagues and buy Murdoch media support.” said Glenys Stradijot.

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Returning: Bones http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/returning-bones-3.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/returning-bones-3.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:45:01 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212312 2014-11-25_0035The 10th season of Bones premieres this Sunday, November 30 at 8.30pm on Seven.

Last season saw Booth and Brennan finally tie the knot but their happiness was short lived with a government plot leading to Booth’s arrest in the finale.

The new season opens with everyone trying to clear Booth and end the conspiracy, plus the shock death of a series regular.

In the season premiere, Brennan and the Jeffersonian team are desperately working to get Booth out of jail and clear his name. Meanwhile, Booth is faced with a challenge from a new FBI agent and Daisy and Sweets have a surprise for the team.

8:30pm Sunday on Seven.

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Kitchen Cabinet: Nov 25 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/kitchen-cabinet-nov-25.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/kitchen-cabinet-nov-25.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:44:40 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212301 2014-11-24_2253Tonight on Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel heads to Far North Qld to meet Coalition MP Warren Entsch.

Warren picks Annabel up on his motorbike & they zoom to his property outside Cairns where he prepares a seafood feast freshly caught from the Torres Strait.

Next week the show ends with Clive Palmer as final guest -presumably filmed before PUP trouble with Jacqui Lambie.

8pm Tuesday ABC.

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Andre Rieu waltzes onto new Foxtel Arts HD channel http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/andre-rieu-waltzes-onto-new-foxtel-arts-hd-channel.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/andre-rieu-waltzes-onto-new-foxtel-arts-hd-channel.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:41:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212310 rieuAndre Rieu is headed back to Subscription TV as part of the new FOXTEL ARTS HD channel in 2015, which will replace outgoing Arts channel STUDIO.

The new channel will be produced under Foxtel’s owned and operated channels, showcasing opera and ballet productions, theatre, dance, cabaret, classical and contemporary performance as well as specials and series from cinema, literature, music, visual art, artists and the history of ideas and techniques from which art is created.

STUDIO replaced the Ovation Channel when Foxtel did not renew its contract in 2009.

The channel will extend Foxtel’s commitment to fostering and supporting Australia’s creative industries and arts organisations. As a vital part of Australia’s cultural life the channel will feature locally produced magazine shows and specials, festival news and information, in depth interviews and review. It will participate in and support the broad spectrum of arts communities working in Australia today and invite Foxtel subscribers to enjoy an ongoing awareness of Australia’s rich creativity and the inspiring people behind its dynamic artistic expression.

FOXTEL ARTS HD will draw from a rich and varied television palette – from the timeless to the contemporary – to create extraordinary experiences for an intelligent and passionate audience.

The channel will feature the world’s most renown orchestras, ensembles and companies and highlight the finest performing artists from the greatest opera houses, concert halls and festival stages including Daniel Barenboim, Renee Fleming, Herbert Von Karajan and Anne Sophie Mutter as well as the popular favourite, Andre Rieu.

In its documentary offering the channel will discuss, dissect and deliberate a wide variety of artistic endeavours from the plastic arts, literature, all forms of theatre as well as the luminaries, traditions and cultural developments that have shaped art and artists and which continue to exert an influence today.

Foxtel’s carriage arrangement with SBS for its channel, Studio, will conclude in March of 2015. FOXTEL ARTS HD will replace it in the channel line-up.

Foxtel would like to thank the team at SBS and Studio for bringing the channel to subscribers since 2010.

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Dancing with the Stars http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/dancing-with-the-stars-7.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/dancing-with-the-stars-7.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:55 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212298 2014-11-24_2240Rickie-Lee, David Rodan and Lynne McGranger take to the dance floor in the series grand final. 7:30pm Tuesday on Seven. NB: TV Tonight publishing Live results AEDT.

  • Big Brother
  • Recipe to Riches
  • A Country Road: The Nationals
  • Years of Living Dangerously
  • NCIS
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Tony Abbott denies breaking promise on ABC, SBS. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/tony-abbott-denies-breaking-promise-on-abc-sbs.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/tony-abbott-denies-breaking-promise-on-abc-sbs.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:26:49 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212291

In Federal Parliament today Tony Abbott denied breaking a promise not to cut funding to the ABC and SBS, made prior to the election.

“This a government which has fundamentally kept faith, has fundamentally kept faith with the Australian people,” Tony Abbott said today.

“We are doing what the people elected us to do, to deliver the policies, to make the tough decisions that this country needed.

“Members opposite thought that the ABC was the one institution that shouldn’t be subject to an efficiency dividend. We think it should be subject to the efficiency dividend. The ABC should not be exempted from the kind of measures that are being applied to almost every other part of government,” he said.

“We never promised special treatment for the ABC or the SBS… I should point out to the member who asked the question that before the election the Treasurer, then the shadow treasurer, said very publicly of the ABC, ‘If there is waste we will cut it.'”

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten moved a censure motion the Prime Minister for breaking his promise.

Source: Fairfax

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STUDIO to end on Foxtel in March, shift to SBS platforms. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/studio-to-end-on-foxtel-in-march-shift-to-sbs-platforms.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/studio-to-end-on-foxtel-in-march-shift-to-sbs-platforms.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:03:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212284 2014-11-24_1558SBS-owned Arts channel STUDIO will exit from Foxtel in March and continue arts programming via SBS ONE and SBS on Demand.

It will be replaced with FOXTEL ARTS HD, will be produced and assembled by the Foxtel Networks management group.

STUDIO replaced the Ovation channel, originally as STVDIO, when Ovation’s contract with Foxtel was not renewed in 2009.

“Since 2010, STUDIO has been committed to presenting Australians with cutting-edge arts and entertainment from around the globe, while fostering and supporting the Australian arts community.

In a statement Chris Keely, General Manager SBS Subscription TV said, “Channel agreements regularly come up for renegotiation and STUDIO’s carriage arrangement with Foxtel will conclude in March 2015.

“STUDIO is pleased to announce that following this time, STUDIO programming will be made available on SBS ONE and SBS ON DEMAND in special STUDIO blocks, cementing SBS’s commitment to the arts by providing STUDIO to all Australians. We look forward to keeping our audiences informed as these plans progress. STUDIO will continue to nurture our successful arts partnerships with a dedicated, ongoing commitment through the SBS Foundation.”

STUDIO has been the home of arts specials on music, theatre, film, dance and cabaret, partnering with Arts organisations and launching its CREATE STUDIO and STUDIO KICKSTART initiatives.

FOXTEL ARTS HD will showcase artistic forms including opera and ballet productions, theatre, dance, cabaret, classical and contemporary performance as well as specials and series from the world of cinema, literature, music, visual art, artists and the history of ideas and techniques from which art is created.

SBS today announced its other subscription channel World Movies would partner with upcoming streaming service, Stan, launching in early 2015.

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David Gyngell signals longer role with Nine http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/david-gyngell-signals-longer-role-as-nine-boss.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/david-gyngell-signals-longer-role-as-nine-boss.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:10:44 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212240 dvgy.jpgNine CEO David Gyngell is planning on remaining at the head of the company for some time.

Speculation about his position was raised last week after he did not present at Nine Entertainment Co.’s AGM last week, and following a headline-grabbing brawl in Bondi earlier this year.

But The Australian reports plans to stay ­beyond the end of his contract in two years’ time.

“I have no intentions of leaving the company before my contract is up. Hopefully I would like to go ­beyond that, but that’s a board and shareholders decision,” he told the newspaper.

Gyngell, who pocketed $19.5 million this year as the highest-paid media executive in the country, signed a new three-year contract when NEC listed on the ASX last December.

Chairman David Haslingden told The Australian, “There have been absolutely no discussions or indications about David leaving the company at any time.”

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William Shatner heads to Haven http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/william-shatner-heads-to-haven.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/william-shatner-heads-to-haven.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:20:33 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212228 roastwilliamshatnerVeteran actor William Shatner is about to beam himself up to  US / Canadian series Haven.

The Star Trek favourite will appear in a four-episode arc on the Syfy drama in 2015, described as a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents.

Based on Steven King’s novella The Colorado Kid, the series was renewed for 26 episodes in January and has aired in Australia on Syfy.

Source: Deadline

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Returning: The Darren Sanders Show http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/returning-the-darren-sanders-show.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/returning-the-darren-sanders-show.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:38:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212268 2014-11-24_1122Local late-night talk show The Darren Sanders Show returns for a new season next month on GO!

Sanders who has previously worked on In Melbourne Tonight, The Russell Gilbert Show, Rove and Community TV, will front eight episodes of his lively chat show.

Sanders said: “I feel very fortunate to be able to produce a national TV show of this type, and to be given this broadcasting opportunity on GO!

“The vision to fill a gap in the market with this show has had overwhelming support from all the guests in the new series.”

Guests appearances will include Julia Morris, John Paul Young, Peter Overton, cricket commentator Ian Healy and more.

Midnight Wednesday December 3 on GO!

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New cancer battle for Brian Henderson http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/new-cancer-battle-for-brian-henderson.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/new-cancer-battle-for-brian-henderson.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:27:58 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212273 2013-03-24_2033Veteran news presenter Brian Henderson, 83, is facing another battle against cancer, but is determined to beat it once more.

“This is my fourth cancer stoush, so I’m beginning to feel I’ve endured more than my fair share,” he told New Idea.

“I’ve survived battles with bowel, prostate and skin cancer, this time around it’s throat cancer. Fortunately, the prognosis looks good, thanks to early detection. So I’m remaining cautiously optimistic.”

“I felt something wasn’t quite right with my throat, so I saw a specialist in October and tests revealed cancer. I’m just about to start the therapy, which, in my case, now won’t involve surgery.”

The retired newsman was best known for fronting Nine News in Sydney from 1964-2002 and music show Bandstand nationally from 1958 to 1972. He retired from television in 2002 after nearly 50 years in the business before being inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.

Speedy recovery Brian!

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World Movies partners with Stan http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/world-movies-partners-with-stan.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/world-movies-partners-with-stan.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:32:46 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212264 2014-11-24_1109SBS-owned World Movies has partnered with Nine-Fairfax video streaming service, Stan.

It will supply international cinema titles, plus some SBS television titles including Housos, Wilfred Better Man, The Killing, The Bridge and Prisoners Of War and more.

Michael Ebeid, CEO of SBS, said: “Diversity is at the heart of SBS and we are thrilled that many of SBS’s original productions will form part of the launch lineup for Stan. We are big believers in the power of locally made Australian television and see Stan as contributing to the ongoing strength of our television landscape.”

Chris Keely, General Manager of Subscription TV at SBS, welcomed the addition of Stan to the World Movies family, saying: “World Movies has long been Australia’s home of international film, showcasing the best films from around the world. World-class content continues to be a key driver to digital platforms, making Stan a natural home for World Movies.”

Mike Sneesby, CEO of Stan, said: “With Stan, Australians will have a value-for-money entertainment service that makes premium content accessible to everyone. Our partnership with SBS and World Movies shows a commitment to collaborating with the industry’s best in bringing a new standard of entertainment to Australians.”

World Movies showcases the best in international cinema. With films from over 45 countries in more than 70 languages, the channel is committed to bringing stories of the world directly to Australian audiences. Bold, gripping, liberating and sometimes explicit, World Movies will offer Stan viewers films from genres that range from cult classics to adult, and action to drama.

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ABC axe: 400 jobs, Adelaide TV closure, changes to 7:30 & Lateline. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/abc-axe-400-jobs-adelaide-tv-closure-changes-to-730-lateline.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/abc-axe-400-jobs-adelaide-tv-closure-changes-to-730-lateline.html#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:32:22 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212260 abccThe ABC has confirmed the repercussions of the government’s funding cuts, following an address by Managing Director Mark Scott to staff this morning.

Amongst the announcements are:

  • Up to 400 jobs will go.
  • The closure of non-News TV production in Adelaide and a winding down of non-News production in WA, Queensland and Tas.
  • Closure of key foreign bureaux.
  • Stateline editions of 7:30 to be replaced by a new national programme.
  • Lateline to move to ABC News 24.

Many of the rumours surrounding the broadcaster have been confirmed, but the move out of non-News production in all states was unexpected.

“We anticipate that more than 400 people – close to 10 per cent of our ongoing workforce – face potential redundancy as we adjust our activities over coming months,” Mark Scott said.

“We regard the changes as vital to securing the long-term health of the organisation but I acknowledge that is no comfort to those who will lose their positions.”

There will also be:

  • changes to ABC Local programming, Radio National and ABC Classic FM.
  • property sales including Lanceley Place in Sydney and the closure of five regional radio outposts.
  • rationalisation of outside broadcast vans. Overhaul of sports coverage, with a focus on national sporting events.

But the broadcaster also announces a $20 million digital investment fund, a new Regional division, to operate from mid-2015, will harness the ABC’s skills, knowledge and infrastructure to better serve rural and regional communities. ABC Digital Network will prioritise the ABC’s online and mobile expenditure, ensuring better research and the delivery of products and services that connect with a digital audience.

Full Release:

Managing Director Mark Scott today announced changes designed to address budget cuts imposed by the Federal Government while ensuring the ABC’s reinvestment priorities remain focused on audience strategy and Charter obligations.

In an address to staff, Mr Scott said the Corporation was committed to using back-office and overhead savings to fund the $207 million that would be cut from the ABC’s budget from July 2015. This cut, announced last week, comes on top of funding reductions of $120 million announced by the Government in May.

The changed funding and media environment has meant that the ABC has had to carefully consider its spending priorities.

“We anticipate that more than 400 people – close to 10 per cent of our ongoing workforce – face potential redundancy as we adjust our activities over coming months,” Mr Scott said.

“We regard the changes as vital to securing the long-term health of the organisation but I acknowledge that is no comfort to those who will lose their positions.”

Today’s announcement includes more than 40 proposed projects aimed at transforming the ABC’s operational base. Key proposals include:

· A comprehensive review of the ABC’s property holdings, with its Lanceley Place site in Sydney to be sold and the closure of five regional radio outposts;
· The closure of the Adelaide television production studio and the winding down of remaining non-news television production in the remaining states; and
· A rationalisation of television outside broadcast vans and a scaling back of television sporting broadcasts.

The ABC has also proposed the creation of two new divisions and a $20 million digital investment fund.

A new Regional division, to operate from mid-2015, will harness the ABC’s skills, knowledge and infrastructure to better serve rural and regional communities. ABC Digital Network will prioritise the ABC’s online and mobile expenditure, ensuring better research and the delivery of products and services that connect with a digital audience.

The announcement today also included details of proposed programming changes in ABC News, Radio and Television. They include:

· A new national 7.30 program on Fridays to replace the current State edition, with extended cross-platform coverage of state and territory issues seven days a week. Moving Lateline to a new fixed timeslot on ABC News 24. Restructuring the ABC’s foreign bureaux to create multiplatform hubs and opening a Beirut post;
· Changes to ABC Local programming, Radio National and ABC Classic FM; and
· An overhaul of ABC TV’s sports coverage, with a focus on national sporting events.

The ABC Board has expressed its support for the changes in a statement released after Mr Scott’s address to staff.

“The initiatives outlined by Mr Scott comprise a carefully considered response to the twin challenges of technological change and reduced funding,” the Board, led by ABC Chairman James Spigelman, said.

“They provide funds to invest in essential new online and mobile strategies that better connect the ABC with its audiences. Like the best media companies across the globe, the ABC is using its digital expertise to achieve deeper and broader audience engagement and relevance.”

Mr Scott will visit ABC branches in each state and territory over the next fortnight to fully brief them on the changes and to answer their questions.

“The message I will convey, both internally and externally, over the next few weeks is that the ABC cannot stand still and run the risk of becoming less relevant and compelling to this and future generations,” he said.

“What we are doing today is in the best interests of the ABC and its many stakeholders. It is designed to position the organisation for the future.

“Working together, we can be confident in our ability to see through these changes and to build a stronger ABC.”

More details on the proposed changes can be found at: http://about.abc.net.au/our-abc-our-future/

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5 left to battle in The Big Adventure http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/5-left-to-battle-in-the-big-adventure.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/5-left-to-battle-in-the-big-adventure.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:50:17 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212258 2014-10-13_0125It will be a rare moment of TV this evening as The Big Adventure gives away one million dollars.

There are 5 left standing in the double episode on Seven.

Real estate agent Natalia, granddad Sean, tradie Mark, mother-of-two Paula and HR coordinator Julie are the last players standing after Von’s elimination last night.

Before departing the island, the 23-year-old Tasmanian was forced to relinquish her golden key to a competing player. She chose island favourite Mark, who now possesses three keys, the most of any player.

Natalia picked up her second key last night; while Paula and Julie have just one key apiece with Sean the only player left with no keys.

Which lucky person will unlock the winning treasure chest and walk away a millionaire?

7:30pm tonight on Seven.

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Nine scores runs on Sunday http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nine-scores-runs-on-sunday.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nine-scores-runs-on-sunday.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:09:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212245 2014-11-24_1007Nine Network has easily won Sunday thanks to its News and Cricket combo. The cricket’s 1.17m was the highest rating session of the 2014/15 season to date.

Sunday Night did well for Seven and Countdown: Do Yourself a Favour was another chartbuster for ABC.

Nine pulled a 34.8% then Seven 26.6%, TEN 17.3%, ABC 16.8% and SBS 4.6%.

Nine News topped the night with 1.25m viewers for Nine then One Day Cricket (1.17m / 796,000) and movie: Superman IV (496,000). Gotham was 283,000 in 2 cities.

Seven News (1.2m) led for Seven then Sunday Night (1.17m), Surveillance Oz (870,000), The Big Adventure (447,000). Resurrection was just 250,000 and Castle 179,000.

Modern Family was 597,000 for TEN (another 548,000 in 4 cities), then Scorpion (487,000), movie: Life of Pi (450,000), TEN Eyewitness News (406,000) and just 245,000 for Bondi Rescue.

Countdown: Do Yourself a Favour (919,000) was another winner for ABC then Cilla (728,000), ABC News (709,000) and movie: Healing (296,000). cwas 252,000.

Dead Famous DNA scored 194,000 for SBS ONE followed by SBS World News (158,000), Churchill: A Giant in the Century (95,000) and Killing Kennedy (86,000).

GO!’s movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs topped multichannels at 286,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 23 November 2014

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Sunday 23 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/sunday-23-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/sunday-23-november-2014.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:46:05 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212242 Sunday: 1 NINE NEWS 1,247,000 2 SEVEN NEWS 1,199,000 3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA 1,171,000 4 SUNDAY NIGHT 1,167,000 5 COUNTDOWN: DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR 919,000]]> 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 23/11/2014 16/11/2014 Network ABC 12.9% 14.3% Network ABC2 2.4% 2.7% Network ABC3 0.5% 0.9% Network ABC News 24 1.0% 1.4% Network ABC TTL 16.8% 19.4% Network 7 17.7% 19.3% Network 7TWO 4.2% 4.8% Network 7mate 4.7% 3.9% Network 7 TTL 26.6% 28.1% Network 9 26.5% 17.0% Network GO! 5.6% 6.0% Network Gem 2.7% 3.0% Network 9 TTL 34.8% 26.0% Network TEN 11.8% 13.0% Network ONE 3.5% 3.9% Network ELEVEN 2.0% 3.6% Network TEN TTL 17.3% 20.5% Network SBS ONE 3.7% 4.5% Network SBS 2 0.8% 1.0% Network NITV 0.1% 0.6% Network SBS TTL 4.6% 6.1%

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 23/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,247,000 390,000 424,000 166,000 107,000 160,000
2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,199,000 289,000 346,000 274,000 125,000 164,000
3 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 5 SESSION 2 Network 9 1,171,000 359,000 385,000 175,000 111,000 142,000
4 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 1,167,000 313,000 316,000 286,000 102,000 150,000
5 COUNTDOWN: DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR-EV Network ABC 919,000 250,000 327,000 136,000 99,000 107,000
6 SURVEILLANCE OZ Network 7 870,000 246,000 250,000 189,000 75,000 109,000
7 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 826,000 236,000 261,000 121,000 97,000 110,000
8 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 5 SESSION 1 Network 9 796,000 251,000 257,000 113,000 66,000 111,000
9 CILLA-EV Network ABC 728,000 200,000 219,000 106,000 110,000 93,000
10 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC 709,000 176,000 248,000 106,000 80,000 98,000
11 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 597,000 153,000 202,000 112,000 49,000 82,000
12 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 548,000 171,000 229,000 0 67,000 81,000
13 SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE Network 9 496,000 177,000 202,000 24,000 75,000 18,000
14 SCORPION Network TEN 487,000 121,000 133,000 116,000 37,000 79,000
15 LIFE OF PI Network TEN 450,000 123,000 133,000 69,000 79,000 46,000
16 THE BIG ADVENTURE Network 7 447,000 130,000 137,000 63,000 39,000 78,000
17 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SUN Network TEN 406,000 131,000 96,000 77,000 36,000 66,000
18 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 5 PRE MATCH Network 9 368,000 136,000 116,000 40,000 37,000 39,000
19 SEVEN’S GOLF: AUSTRALIAN MASTERS 2014 – DAY 4 Network 7 305,000 77,000 117,000 50,000 28,000 32,000
20 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SUN Network 7 297,000 88,000 83,000 67,000 16,000 43,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: All free-to-air Multi Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 23/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS -EV Network GO! 286,000 79,000 84,000 45,000 35,000 43,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX1 Network GO! 273,000 65,000 86,000 47,000 40,000 36,000
3 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-SUN Network 7TWO 265,000 73,000 71,000 57,000 33,000 30,000
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV Network GO! 238,000 54,000 67,000 40,000 41,000 36,000
5 M-SHOOTER Network 7mate 237,000 62,000 73,000 53,000 26,000 22,000
6 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY (R) Network 7TWO 228,000 54,000 69,000 41,000 36,000 28,000
7 THE OCTONAUTS AND THE MARIANA TRENCH ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 210,000 42,000 62,000 53,000 19,000 34,000
8 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 209,000 49,000 66,000 48,000 16,000 30,000
9 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 203,000 67,000 62,000 25,000 20,000 29,000
10 LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY-AM Network ABC2 201,000 71,000 50,000 34,000 15,000 29,000
11 DINOSAUR TRAIN-AM Network ABC2 200,000 59,000 51,000 51,000 20,000 18,000
12 OCTONAUTS AND THE GREAT ARCTIC ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 197,000 50,000 53,000 42,000 23,000 28,000
13 BING-AM Network ABC2 193,000 63,000 39,000 41,000 20,000 31,000
14 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 187,000 67,000 34,000 45,000 14,000 28,000
15 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 186,000 64,000 42,000 39,000 17,000 25,000
16 HUMF-AM Network ABC2 184,000 65,000 46,000 26,000 17,000 29,000
17 MOUK-PM Network ABC2 179,000 53,000 44,000 32,000 24,000 26,000
18 SARAH & DUCK-AM Network ABC2 176,000 79,000 26,000 32,000 12,000 27,000
19 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 175,000 33,000 43,000 47,000 21,000 31,000
20 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 174,000 39,000 43,000 51,000 21,000 20,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 560,000 179,000 179,000 87,000 47,000 67,000
2 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 5 SESSION 2 Network 9 543,000 168,000 182,000 85,000 52,000 56,000
3 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 438,000 126,000 112,000 113,000 34,000 54,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 403,000 111,000 105,000 94,000 35,000 57,000
5 SURVEILLANCE OZ Network 7 383,000 114,000 110,000 78,000 31,000 51,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 5 SESSION 2 Network 9 497,000 158,000 163,000 74,000 49,000 52,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 493,000 161,000 163,000 67,000 42,000 60,000
3 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 371,000 109,000 88,000 106,000 31,000 37,000
4 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 5 SESSION 1 Network 9 341,000 116,000 106,000 47,000 26,000 46,000
5 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 326,000 81,000 105,000 62,000 25,000 53,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 5 SESSION 2 Network 9 318,000 111,000 107,000 36,000 25,000 39,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 286,000 105,000 95,000 26,000 22,000 38,000
3 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 215,000 56,000 69,000 40,000 16,000 35,000
4 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 214,000 62,000 94,000 0 25,000 33,000
5 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 5 SESSION 1 Network 9 203,000 73,000 62,000 23,000 11,000 34,000

 

Report: Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Sunday
Date: 23/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 DOC MARTIN UKTV 73,000
2 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 67,000
3 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 64,000
4 FOYLE’S WAR UKTV 61,000
5 CHICAGO FIRE FOX8 60,000
6 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE C COAST V ADEL FOX SPORTS 4 60,000
7 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 59,000
8 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 58,000
9 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 56,000
10 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 55,000
11 THE MENTALIST TVH!TS 55,000
12 FAMILY GUY FOX8 52,000
13 COUNTRY HOUSE RESCUE LifeStyle Channel 50,000
14 STORAGE WARS A&E 46,000
15 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 46,000
16 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 45,000
17 SEINFELD TVH!TS 45,000
18 BARRY’D TREASURE A&E 44,000
19 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 44,000
20 FUTURAMA FOX8 43,000

 

© 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 voice (and the heart) of Big Brother http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-voice-and-the-heart-of-big-brother.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-voice-and-the-heart-of-big-brother.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:58:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212203 Screen Shot 2012-10-17“I’m the Voice-Over guy who occasionally gets to go on camera,” shrugs Mike Goldman.

But to so many Big Brother fans, he is the heart of the show.

When Nine announced it would revive the Reality series, fans were adamant. It had to have Mike Goldman. They had heard him narrate 8 series on TEN, watched him host endless hours of Up Late, get giddy at Friday Night Games and work the crowd at countless Live evictions. The show may well have no bigger fan than Goldman himself.

“Sometimes I find myself watching the ‘quad-split’ which is all of the channels being mixed live from the control room. I sit there after work when I should have gone home 3 hours ago, watching a conversation because you just get a side of their personalities that sometimes you don’t see unless you’re watching for a good hour.”

Occasionally his enthusiasm spills over into comments that give him a little network grief.

“I always get in trouble, but that’s because I love the show so much. I’m such a fan, so I let some things slip because I talk to other people who are passionate about the show,” he concedes.

“I’m the first to jump up and down when there is something I don’t like, but at the same time I look at myself and go ‘That’s why I am so passionate about it!’

“I love what this show brings to the television landscape.”

For Wednesday’s grand final he is tipping the final 3 to be Travis, Skye and Ryan or Penny.

“There have only been 4 girls to win the show before: Alisha, Terri, Reggie and Tim Dormer,” he jokes.

“Penny has been an Intruder turned Housemate only in the last few weeks and she’s won a lot of hearts because she is quirky and unusual. The things that come out of her mouth are bizarre, but she is so likeable. So she could scrape through (to the finale).

“Word on the street is –and I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this- it was neck and neck between Priya and David at the last minute. We had packages done up for Priya and David at the time.”

There’s that habit of saying too much again….

Goldman’s association stretches all the way back to 2001, to the days of Gretel Killeen, Sarah-Marie and Blair. He loves the show’s spontaneity and ability to take story detours mid-season.

“It broke all records and had everybody doing the bum dance. It was just crazy. It was so exciting to be a part of,” he recalls.

“It’s not like working on a boring TV show where you think ‘Ok this is what the network said we have to do’ or what the production company said we have to make. You never know what’s going to happen to the House from one day to the next.

“I feel sorry for people who work on shows like The Big Adventure –and a couple of them work on Big Brother. They pour their heart and soul into something and then along comes Big Bang Theory up against it, which they didn’t expect, and they get no viewers and it’s pretty much axed.

“It’s sad when that happens because people work so hard on something and I feel that there is enough of the pie to go around. Mind you I was a bit confused when I watched it!

“But our show is so organic, with people’s lives right there and then. In this age people like to know this is an event, something going on right now with people falling in and out of love, or breaking up with their girlfriend Live on TV.”

Yet while the 11th series has not matched recent ratings -even by Nine standards- Goldman deftly concedes some short-comings while still finding positivity.

“In my mind it wasn’t a fail because I am a fan and there are a lot of people who adore the show. But I know they were let down by not having as much access and losing touch with what was going on in the house. We used to have Up Late, Friday Night Live games, a Twitter feed, and they were saying they wanted more,” he says,

“If I was in charge I’d get one of those bloody annoying infomercial channels and run it 24 / 7 with Big Brother news updates on the hour, with Friday Night Games on the main channel in primetime and the Daily Show every half hour 7 days a week so that people know exactly what’s going on.

“But that’s just me because I’m a fan,” he tactfully adds.

“I’ve seen the target demographics and in 16-39 we’re winning. So to be winning that when we’re on at 8:40 at night against every single other show on TV, Channel TEN would wet their pants if they had that.

“And the JumpIn figures are bigger than any show they’ve ever had. They’re massive. The money it’s brought in online has been huge.”

Goldman insists he is no Programmer, but would prefer the show was constructed around fewer tasks and challenges and more about housemate characters.

“I just want to hear them talk and interact. I want to see intimate moments between housemates sharing a part of their soul, and I want to be reminded who these people are. They’re mechanics, nurses, radiographers, dancers, teachers –these are people plucked from all walks of life not because they can renovate or cook. They’re everyday people,” he continues.

“It teaches us a lot about ourselves. It teaches me a lot about myself when I realise ‘I can’t stand this person’ on a first impression and then after a couple of weeks they have really grown on me and I love them.”

This year the winner of Big Brother, whoever it is, will be left standing in the house alone (rather than announced on stage). Goldman isn’t sure if he will make an appearance in the final.

“I hope so but it’s Sonia’s show! I guess I will find out on Monday,” he says.

He’s then headed to Los Angeles for discussions about formats of his own he is developing, and hoping the show will land a 12th season in 2015.

“Even if it’s given a year off it will definitely come back. There’s no other show like it.”

Big Brother airs 8:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on Nine.

NB: TV Tonight publishing Live results AEDT on Wednesday.

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Melbourne throws arms around ABC, SBS. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/melbourne-throws-arms-around-abc-sbs.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/melbourne-throws-arms-around-abc-sbs.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:51:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212209 2014-11-23_2353Around 2000 people turned out for the Melbourne protest against ABC funding cuts yesterday, following a similar rally in Sydney on Saturday.

Supporters, staff and Friends of ABC held placards at Federation Square declaring “SOS ABC,” “Daddy why can’t the bananas afford pyjamas?” and “Save the ABC from the LNP vandals.”

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten told the crowd, “When we hear the ABC signature theme, we know a guarantee of trust, radio and television, on the hour and every evening.

“Over the years, much has changed in Australian life but the work of our ABC continues to be as important as it has ever been.

“We are in a fight to support the ABC in every city and every town, in every street and every house.”

Comedian Corrine Grant said, “The ABC and SBS celebrate our diversity and entertain and educate our children, thrill us and inform us, and most importantly speak to us without fear or favour.

“This government is trying to diminish the ability of its citizens to be truly informed by an independent and free media.

“Hands off our ABC.”

Greens MP Adam Bandt said, “It is in the public interest that we have a public broadcaster that will reflect the true spirit of Australia and will hold politicians true invested interests to account.

“Tony Abbott if you want to relieve the pressure you’re under the answer is as simple as A.B.C. – abide by commitments.”

Australian Council of Trade Unions president Ged Kearney, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance federal secretary Chris Warren and national president of the Community and Public Sector Union Michael Tull also spoke.

Current and former state premiers have also begun pledging support for Stateline editions of 7:30, which are expected to be cut.

The campaign moves to Canberra tomorrow.

Source: ABC, Fairfax

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End in sight for Ratings year http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/end-in-sight-for-ratings-year.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/end-in-sight-for-ratings-year.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:50:18 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212177 2014-11-23_2220The TV ratings year is all but done.

Nine has won the penultimate week with One Day Cricket scoring well while GO! hit a whopping 10.1% share on Friday thanks to The Hunger Games (418,000).

SBS saw a lift in figures, including NITV at four times it’s usual numbers, thanks to First Contact.

Network:
Nine: 29.6
Seven: 27.6
ABC: 18.7
TEN: 18.1
SBS: 6.1

Nine News (Sunday: 1.01m) was the top show for Nine. One Day Cricket‘s biggest audience was 981,000 and King’s Cross ER was 730,000.

Seven News (Sunday) and Sunday Night both topped the week at 1.13m for Seven. Dancing with the Stars was 907,000 and Surveillance Oz was 877,000.

Australian Story (1.00m), Countdown: Do Yourself a Favour (964,000) and Four Corners (848,000) were best for ABC.

Modern Family (677,000), NCIS (675,000) and NCIS: New Orleans (612,000) ranked for TEN.

First Contact was not coded separately by SBS ONE so averages at 390,000 for the week. London’s Super Tunnel was 307,000 and Insight was 293,000.

Primary channels:
Nine: 19.5
Seven: 17.9
ABC: 13.6
TEN: 12.0
SBS ONE: 4.7

Multichannels:
GO!: 6.3
7TWO: 5.4
7mate: 4.3
GEM: 3.8
ELEVEN: 3.2
ABC2: 3.0
ONE: 2.9
ABC News 24: 1.3
SBS 2: 1.0
ABC3: 0.8
NITV: 0.4

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

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

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

The 2014 ratings year ends on Saturday.

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Nine to mount Adelaide appeal for Women’s & Children’s Hospital http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nine-to-mount-adelaide-appeal-for-womens-childrens-hospital.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nine-to-mount-adelaide-appeal-for-womens-childrens-hospital.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:49:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212223 2014-11-24_0058Nine Adelaide will launch The TeamKids Easter Appeal next April to raise funds for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The six-and-a-half-hour appeal, to be broadcast from Channel Nine’s Kevin Crease Studio in North Adelaide, will allso be seen across South-East regional South Australia on WIN and to the Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill on Southern Cross.

Sean O’Brien, Channel Nine Adelaide Managing Director, said: “This will be the fundraising event of the year and the team here at Channel Nine is excited to get behind the appeal to raise important money for the kids of SA.

“We have a long and proud tradition of supporting South Australian organisations, events and charities, and when we looked at ways we could help even more the decision to create an annual appeal was a very easy one.

“In April next year we will bring some of the biggest names in the television and entertainment industry together for this live event, all with one goal: to raise as much money as possible.

“This event could not happen without the tireless work of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation, The Advertiser and Sunday Mail, or the generous support from the Government of South Australia who have committed to the appeal for the next three years.

“We are now on the search for corporate sponsors and partners to make the appeal even more successful.”

The appeal will air Live on Monday, April 6th.

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Airdate: Outback Choir http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-outback-choir.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-outback-choir.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:45:29 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212206 2014-11-23_2342What an inspiring documentary is Outback Choir, coming up this Sunday night on ABC.

This follows a regional children’s choir and its founder Michelle Leonard on a personal mission to bring a desolate musical landscape back to life.

Produced by Heiress Films (Making Couples Happy, Life at 9) this will leave you smiling from ear to ear (trust me!).

Chronicling their journey from audition to stage, the film reveals the trials and tribulations of running a children’s choir in the most isolated and disadvantaged region of NSW, where sport is king and music education is non-existent.

Inspired by her own musical education Michelle Leonard has high expectations. She doesn’t want to teach these primary-aged children any old music. She wants to teach them contemporary, original, demanding music by Australia’s best, up-and-coming composers. She wants the children to sing in fugues and perform with a professional orchestra, in front of hundreds of people. Is her belief in these children fanciful, or will they step up and soar?

As the film follows Michelle and four children from different towns through epic auditions and music camps to the end of year concert, surprising truths are revealed and a snapshot of childhood in rural Australia begins to emerge. But despite vastly different lives, hopes and dreams, one thing remains the same for all the children: to believe in themselves, they all need someone to believe in them. Set against a landscape of devastating beauty, Outback Choir is a moving portrait of the fragile world of possibility that is childhood, and reminds us why no child, anywhere, should grow up without music.

7:30pm Sunday on ABC.

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Airdate: Heartless http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-heartless.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-heartless.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:44:00 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212197 2014-11-23_2139Tomorrow night SBS 2 premieres a new five-part Danish drama series Heartless, which centres around Sofie and Sebatsian, two siblings with a mysterious, dark and fatal secret.

In order to stay alive they are forced to suck the life force from people around them, just as a vampire sucks blood. Where Sofie is the outgoing and somewhat cynical of the two who does whatever’s necessary to keep herself and her brother alive, Sebastian is burdened with guilt over the curse’s consequences and costs. In their search for answers they are lead to the dark and traditional boarding school, Ottmannsgård, and suddenly find themselves juggling between everyday teen life and their instinct desire.

Episode One:
Sofie and Sebastian are cursed and forced to suck the life force from people around them in order to survive. To find a way out of their curse they enrol as regular students at Ottmansgaard boarding school. The school conceals the secret of their curse and possibly the only way out of it. The circle of prefects run by Ditlev are fascinated and threatened by them. Together they must fight hard to keep their secret.

Tuesday, 25 November at 9.30pm on SBS 2

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Airdate: Over the Garden Wall http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-over-the-garden-wall.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/airdate-over-the-garden-wall.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:41:01 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212220 2014-11-24_0048Cartoon Network’s first original miniseries, Over the Garden Wall, begins next month featuring a star voice cast including Elijah Wood.

The modern fairytale features the voices of Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings), Collin Dean (Hotel Transylvania), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), John Cleese (Fawlty Towers), Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) as well as musician Chris Isaak.

Created by Adventure Time storyboard artist, writer and creative director Patrick McHale, Over the Garden Wall is an animated comedy/fantasy story that follows two brothers Wirt (Elijah Wood) and Greg (Collin Dean), who get lost in a mysterious world and must travel across a strange land to find their way home.

Premieres Monday 15 December at 6pm continuing daily until Friday 19 December on Cartoon Network.

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Media Watch http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/media-watch-7.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/media-watch-7.html#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:13 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212194 2014-11-23_2131On an ominous day for the TV industry, Paul Barry presents the final Media Watch for the year. 9:20pm Monday ABC.

  • The Walking Dead
  • Australian Story
  • The Big Adventure
  • The Newsroom
  • Homeland
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Saturday 22 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/saturday-22-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/saturday-22-november-2014.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:58:04 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212174 Saturday: 1 SEVEN NEWS 777,000 2 SCOTT AND BAILEY 774,000 3 ABC NEWS 772,000 4 NINE NEWS 725,000 5 DEATH IN PARADISE 638,000]]> 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 22/11/2014 15/11/2014 Network ABC 16.0% 16.4% Network ABC2 3.1% 2.9% Network ABC3 0.7% 1.0% Network ABC News 24 1.2% 2.0% Network ABC TTL 21.1% 22.3% Network 7 15.9% 16.5% Network 7TWO 5.6% 5.3% Network 7mate 6.6% 3.7% Network 7 TTL 28.0% 25.5% Network 9 15.1% 19.8% Network GO! 6.9% 6.2% Network Gem 4.2% 6.0% Network 9 TTL 26.3% 31.9% Network TEN 10.7% 10.4% Network ONE 3.2% 2.5% Network ELEVEN 2.6% 2.8% Network TEN TTL 16.5% 15.7% Network SBS ONE 6.2% 3.4%

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 22/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 777,000 209,000 224,000 143,000 110,000 92,000
2 SCOTT AND BAILEY-EV Network ABC 774,000 203,000 241,000 146,000 101,000 83,000
3 ABC NEWS-SA Network ABC 772,000 197,000 264,000 126,000 100,000 84,000
4 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 725,000 227,000 254,000 126,000 62,000 56,000
5 DEATH IN PARADISE RPT Network ABC 638,000 156,000 182,000 153,000 77,000 70,000
6 ELF Network 9 519,000 170,000 150,000 102,000 52,000 45,000
7 THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES RPT Network ABC 448,000 123,000 136,000 83,000 44,000 61,000
8 GARDENING AUSTRALIA-EV Network ABC 419,000 93,000 149,000 76,000 61,000 41,000
9 X-MEN: FIRST CLASS RPT Network TEN 386,000 123,000 105,000 70,000 36,000 53,000
10 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS SAT Network TEN 358,000 106,000 76,000 73,000 37,000 66,000
11 2014 INTERNATIONAL RULES: AUSTRALIA V IRELAND Network 7 327,000 246,000 81,000
12 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT Network 7 308,000 99,000 83,000 42,000 37,000 46,000
13 LONDON’S SUPER TUNNEL Network SBS ONE 307,000 100,000 109,000 33,000 29,000 36,000
14 SEVEN’S GOLF: AUSTRALIAN MASTERS 2014 – DAY 3 Network 7 291,000 76,000 118,000 39,000 18,000 40,000
15 DOLPHINS: SPY IN THE POD EP 2 Network TEN 277,000 69,000 77,000 32,000 47,000 52,000
16 THE CAMPAIGN Network 9 277,000 98,000 75,000 56,000 17,000 31,000
17 GETAWAY Network 9 269,000 93,000 105,000 32,000 24,000 15,000
18 M-THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS Network 7 259,000 62,000 72,000 66,000 27,000 31,000
19 WEEKEND SUNRISE – SAT – LATE Network 7 248,000 72,000 74,000 36,000 30,000 36,000
20 WEEKEND TODAY – SATURDAY Network 9 242,000 80,000 74,000 51,000 15,000 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: 22/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES Network 7TWO 213,000 44,000 63,000 45,000 31,000 30,000
2 PET SUPERSTARS-AM Network ABC2 210,000 77,000 70,000 37,000 14,000 12,000
3 SESAME STREET-AM Network ABC2 208,000 79,000 68,000 39,000 11,000 12,000
4 LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY-AM Network ABC2 205,000 88,000 49,000 39,000 18,000 12,000
5 HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS EVIL -EV Network GO! 203,000 34,000 75,000 41,000 21,000 32,000
6 LITTLE PRINCESS-AM Network ABC2 200,000 79,000 64,000 36,000 9,000 12,000
7 HUMF-AM Network ABC2 199,000 87,000 43,000 41,000 15,000 12,000
8 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 196,000 81,000 49,000 42,000 11,000 12,000
9 PEG + CAT-AM Network ABC2 192,000 80,000 51,000 36,000 11,000 14,000
10 MOUK-PM Network ABC2 191,000 55,000 64,000 32,000 10,000 31,000
11 DINOSAUR TRAIN-AM Network ABC2 191,000 92,000 48,000 26,000 15,000 10,000
12 M-HAPPY GILMORE Network 7mate 191,000 55,000 51,000 25,000 29,000 30,000
13 LET’S GO POCOYO-PM Network ABC2 190,000 48,000 58,000 33,000 14,000 37,000
14 LAH-LAH’S BIG LIVE BAND-AM Network ABC2 188,000 64,000 63,000 32,000 12,000 16,000
15 BING-AM Network ABC2 187,000 77,000 45,000 44,000 11,000 10,000
16 PLAY SCHOOL-AM Network ABC2 186,000 72,000 58,000 29,000 14,000 14,000
17 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS -EV Network GO! 180,000 44,000 63,000 32,000 23,000 17,000
18 GIGGLE AND HOOT-AM Network ABC2 176,000 76,000 46,000 32,000 11,000 12,000
19 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-AM Network ABC2 169,000 49,000 51,000 30,000 16,000 24,000
20 CRIMINAL MINDS-SAT Network 7TWO 169,000 42,000 45,000 36,000 16,000 30,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ELF Network 9 280,000 103,000 69,000 56,000 33,000 19,000
2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 272,000 95,000 92,000 47,000 18,000 21,000
3 X-MEN: FIRST CLASS RPT Network TEN 253,000 86,000 63,000 49,000 23,000 31,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 241,000 75,000 63,000 33,000 36,000 34,000
5 THE CAMPAIGN Network 9 162,000 53,000 43,000 33,000 13,000 20,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ELF Network 9 253,000 84,000 64,000 56,000 29,000 20,000
2 X-MEN: FIRST CLASS RPT Network TEN 236,000 83,000 52,000 45,000 27,000 30,000
3 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 228,000 68,000 88,000 36,000 18,000 18,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SAT Network 7 197,000 62,000 54,000 22,000 31,000 28,000
5 THE CAMPAIGN Network 9 165,000 52,000 45,000 31,000 11,000 25,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ELF Network 9 175,000 51,000 39,000 49,000 19,000 18,000
2 NINE NEWS SATURDAY Network 9 147,000 49,000 55,000 18,000 12,000 12,000
3 X-MEN: FIRST CLASS RPT Network TEN 145,000 58,000 25,000 24,000 19,000 18,000
4 THE CAMPAIGN Network 9 118,000 31,000 33,000 25,000 9,000 21,000
5 M-HAPPY GILMORE Network 7mate 106,000 38,000 26,000 11,000 15,000 16,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Saturday
Date: 22/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE MELB C V SYD FOX SPORTS 4 94,000
2 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE WSW V NEWC FOX SPORTS 4 68,000
3 NCIS TVH!TS 65,000
4 LIVE: FOOTBALL: MATCHDAY SATURDAY FOX SPORTS 4 61,000
5 RAILWAY STAKES Sky Racing 55,000
6 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 53,000
7 RACEDAY SATURDAY Sky Racing 52,000
8 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 52,000
9 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 50,000
10 DORA AND FRIENDS Nick Jr. 50,000
11 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 49,000
12 RACEDAY SATURDAY Sky Racing 46,000
13 WINTERBOTTOM STAKES Sky Racing 46,000
14 DORA AND FRIENDS Nick Jr. 46,000
15 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 44,000
16 THE SIMPSONS FOX8 44,000
17 GRAND DESIGNS REVISITED LifeStyle Channel 43,000
18 NCIS TVH!TS 40,000
19 RACEDAY SATURDAY Sky Racing 40,000
20 FUTURAMA FOX8 38,000

 

 

© 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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Lee Lin Chin ignites ‘broadcast battleground’ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/lee-lin-chin-ignites-broadcast-battleground.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/lee-lin-chin-ignites-broadcast-battleground.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:47:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212168

Lee Lin Chin’s final news parody for The Feed this year is a ripper, as personalities from all Free to Air Networks engage in a feud to rival Braveheart.

The Today show’s Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson and Richard Wilkins arrive from the Channel Nine camp armed and ready for combat. TEN Eyewitness News’ Sandra Sully wields an axe whilst her partner in crime Hugh Riminton refuses to play nice with his barbed wire wrapped fence pole. Channel Seven legend Derryn Hinch coats his face in war paint. The ABC’s Juanita Phillips, Steve Cannane and Annabel Crabb are ready to rumble. Tensions reach breaking point, egos are put to the test. David Marr is called in to mediate, little does he know the infamous Lee Lin Chin has a shotgun.

Lee Lin Chin has been starting fires all year, first presenting Celebrity News with the Celebrity Chin-Wag, then trying her hand in a cooking show Lee Linguine, before moving on to reality television for a stint in The Real Newsreaders of Sydney. There are not many toes Lee Lin hasn’t stood on. Her rivals have had enough. But where Chin goes, trouble follows.

Will Karl Stefanovic throw the first punch? Will Annabel Crabb’s rolling pin work as a weapon? When did Richard Wilkins learn to fight with chains? Will Lee Lin’s teeth be Steve Cannane’s next retraction? Where did Lisa Wilkinson get that baseball bat? Can Anton Enus save Lee Lin? These questions may not be answered, but Derryn Hinch will trash talk like a boss in The Feed’s penultimate show for the year.

The Feed’s Broadcast Battleground will air Thursday November 27, 7:30pm on SBS 2.

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The Missing http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-missing.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-missing.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:58:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212142 TheMissing_08It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.

Your child is there one minute and in a heartbeat when you turn your back, they are gone. Vanished. Missing. Snatched. Dead. Alive. Who knows?

The emotions run thick and fast: helplessness, anguish, emptiness, guilt, fury. Lives fall apart and a world is turned upside down.

Such emotions are dissected in BBC’s new 8 part drama series The Missing starring James Nesbitt (The Hobbit Trilogy, Cold Feet, Murphy’s Law, Jekyll, Occupation), Frances O’Connor (A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Three Dollars, Mr. Selfridge) and Tchéky Karyo (Goldeneye, The Patriot).

The series begins in 2006 when UK parents Tony (James Nesbitt) and Emily (Frances O’Connor) take their five year old son Oliver (Oliver Hunt) on a holiday to France. But -without giving you any spoiler info- Oliver soon disappears, upending the worlds of his most desperate parents in a foreign location. Alone and battling police procedure and language, theirs is a race against time to find the boy.

But The Missing takes a more psychological than procedural approach to its drama, with Tony depicted in the present still searching for Oliver, contrasted with flashbacks of the incident and its immediate fallout. Significantly, while Tony is still on the hunt for answers eight years later, wife Emily has moved on -including to a new relationship. It soon becomes obvious that the loss of a child has ripped a family apart.

The third key player in this saga is Tchéky Karyo as Julien Baptiste, a local police detective overseeing the case in 2006 but drawn back to its unsolved mystery by the obsessive Tony. While he’s now retired, the case hangs over Baptiste like unfinished business. Despite some cynicism about Tony’s tunnel-vision pursuit of justice, Baptiste is confidante and the voice of reason.

The cast also includes Arsher Ali as journalist Malik Suri and Jason Flemyng as British police officer Mark Walsh.

Writers Harry and Jack Williams cleverly plant a foot in the present and the past, as well as two countries, leaving plenty of missing pieces in between to solve. We know the couple have drifted apart, we know the child disappeared and we know the two men in Tony and Baptiste have formed a strong alliance. What we don’t know is “how….?”

The parallels between the plotine and the actual case of Madeleine McCann are fairly obvious (she disappeared in 2007 in Portugal). But every country has their own profile crimes -Azaria Chamberlain, Siriyakorn “Bung” Siriboon, Daniel Morcombe, Beaumont children to name a few Australian cases- that grip the nation and tear at our heartstrings. The Missing shines a light on the emotions behind the headlines, albeit via fiction. It may prove to be a big ask as entertainment.

James Nesbitt is again compelling as the tormented father, telling us he has lost everything, while the softly spoken Tchéky Karyo is enigmatic as the detective cautiously revisiting the case. Their relationship is arguably more interesting than the fragmented marriage between Oliver’s parents.

With its continental backdrop The Missing leans heavily towards Scandinavian drama. It uses provincial settings, and takes its time in peeling back a dense, character essay.

If you’re drawn to dramas like The Killing, The Bridge and The Returned, this will be right up your alley.

The Missing premieres with a double episode 8:30pm Sunday November 30 on BBC First.

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Protestors rally around ABC, SBS. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/protestors-rally-around-abc-sbs.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/protestors-rally-around-abc-sbs.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:55:12 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212151 2014-11-23_0147More than 3000 people turned out in Sydney’s Town Hall square to protest against cuts to public broadcasters yesterday.

Chanting “No ifs, No buts. No ABC Cuts” they held placards declaring “Keep Your Dirty Hands off our ABC and SBS,” “Make Abbott a Horrible History,” “We Want All the News not News Ltd,”  “Malcolm Turnbull Minister for Doublespeak.”

They listened to speeches from Tanya Plibersek, who said she had grown up with Play School and Doctor Who before moving on to Countdown and later becoming ‘more sensible’ watching Gardening Australia, Lateline and Foreign Correspondent.

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam warned, “We are going to relegate these people to an historic footnote. When you open up the book in the future and you find that little footnote at the bottom of the page it’s going to read like a warning to all future governments.”

ABC Presenter Quentin Dempster also defended SBS, emphasising its importance for “Delivering a sense of inclusion through multilingual services to our rapidly increasing migrant population including this country’s 600,000 Muslims.”

Community and Public Sector Union president Michael Tull warned, “Very few parts of the ABC are going to be saved.”

Tomorrow some 4000 ABC staff will learn where jobs will go, while SBS staff will also learn where the axe will fall.

More protests are planned:

Melbourne Rally – Federation Square, 12:30pm today
Canberra Rally – Parliament House, 11:30am Tuesday

Source: ABCFriends of ABC, Fairfax, SKY

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Reality TV zeroes in on grand final week http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/reality-tv-zeros-in-on-grand-final-week.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/reality-tv-zeros-in-on-grand-final-week.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:54:40 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212145 2014-11-23_0123The final week of television ratings is underway, with Reality shows reaching their crescendo.

Big Brother, The Big Adventure, Dancing with the Stars and Beauty and the Geek Australia are all waiting in the wings with Reality TV grand finals.

If pre-publicity is to be believed The Big Adventure will give away one million dollars tomorrow night, in a double episode on Seven. Only two other shows have ever given away that kind of cash prize on Australian television before: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (twice) and Big Brother (once). Unlike Seven’s ambitious new format, both were big rating drawcards at the time. Ratings-wise, Seven will be hard-pressed to improve on a value of $2 a viewer.

Dancing with the Stars has no cash at stake, but there is still a title and trophy to be won by either Ricki-Lee, Lynne McGrainger or David Rodan. While ratings have been down on previous years the show still has a decent following. Tip Rodan for the win as the act that best represents the show’s true premise.

Big Brother will give away $200,000 on Wednesday night, in a 3-way finale expected to be drawn from Skye, Travis, Ryan or Priya. At least one of them will be evicted on Tuesday night, probably with Penny and Lina. The initial prize of $250,000 has seen some of the loot already distributed in previous challenges. Starting at 8:30pm (including delayed in several states) the show won’t match previous finales and goes up against TEN’s ARIA Awards, including with Molly and Countdown inducted into the Hall of Fame. That said, the ARIAs has also not been a ratings blockbuster, so tip Big Brother to beat it.

Finally three couples will battle for $100,000 on the Beauty and the Geek Australia grand final on Thursday night: Nicole and Alexander, Oliver and Frances, Tate and Emily and Nick and Candice. At least Seven’s 90 minute finale will be without heated competition on Thursday night.

Meanwhile TEN’s Recipe to Riches will stretch past the end of ratings, for its grand final in December (who planned that one?).

But the real question for these shows won’t be who will win.

It will be ‘Will any of these shows actually return in 2015?’

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Double trouble back for The Block: Triple Threat http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/double-trouble-back-for-the-block-triple-threat.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/double-trouble-back-for-the-block-triple-threat.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:52:42 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212155 2014-11-23_0232Rumours of The Block‘s Darren and Deanne Jolly have been confirmed to return to the Nine reality series just weeks after finishing with a $10,000 prize and expressing their disappointment.

They will take on former contestants Bec and George Douros, Kim Owen and Matt Di Costa for a spot on The Block: Triple Threat.

Six new teams will compete in a number of preliminary challenges, with three to secure a final place on the new series, currently filming in Darling Street, South Yarra.

The series is tipped to air from February.

A second season is expected to film at the former Hotel Saville in South Yarra, while Nine is also likely to confirm Renovation Rumble in which winners of The Block take on winners of Seven’s House Rules.

Source: News Corp

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The Project: Nov 24 – 28 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-project-nov-24-28.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-project-nov-24-28.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:45:35 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212136 2014-11-22_1705A big music week on The Project this week with AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Angus Young plus Guy Sebastian, the ARIAs and an interview with actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

With the final week of TV ratings and Rove set to finish as guest host in December, this is likely to be amongst his final shows on air.

One of the biggest bands in the world, AC/DC, is back. We speak to Brian Johnson and Angus Young about Rock Or Bust, their first album of new material in six years.

In 2003, Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian captured the hearts of the nation with his incredible vocal talent. With countless hits and sold-out concert tours under his belt, Guy is releasing his eighth album, Madness. He joins us at the desk to talk about the new album and his national tour, which kicks off in February 2015.

We catch up with Jake Gyllenhaal to talk about his latest film, Nightcrawler.

The past 12 months has been one of the biggest years in Australian music. On Wednesday night, the industry comes together to celebrate the amazing achievements of our home-grown talent in a star-studded spectacular. We will bring you all the action from the red carpet as we get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in music ahead of the 2014 ARIA Awards, airing from 7.30pm on TEN.

Keanu Reeves returns to the big screen with his latest film, John Wick. Keanu plays the title role, an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters who took everything from him.

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

6.30pm weeknights on TEN.

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The Newsroom: Nov 24 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-newsroom-7.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/the-newsroom-7.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:41:28 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212139 2014-11-22_1728Monday’s episode of The Newsroom is worth catching if you happen to be a Seven Network employee, as there are some familiar themes in the storyline.

After the ACN Newsroom is raided by the FBI looking for evidence of Neal committing espionage and uncovering his source, management decide to get out the cameras and start filming.

I was reminded of Seven’s raid by the Australian Federal Police earlier this year and how Seven began reporting on its own unfolding incident. The whole saga will go down as one of the stories of the year.

In both cases, the power of the camera proves to be a force to be reckoned with….

7:30pm Monday on Showcase.

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Nowhere Boys http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nowhere-boys-4.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/nowhere-boys-4.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:00:59 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212133 2014-11-22_1651The adventure continues for Felix, Jake, Sam and Andy as elements become power. 6pm Sunday ABC / ABC3.

  • Countdown: Do Yourself a Favour
  • Movie: The Life of Pi
  • Movie: Healing
  • Modern Family
  • Dead Famous DNA
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Friday 21 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/friday-21-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/friday-21-november-2014.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:54:09 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212129 Friday: 1 NINE NEWS 1,106,000 2 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA 958,000 3 SEVEN NEWS 790,000 4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 774,000 5 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS 748,000]]> 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 21/11/2014 14/11/2014 Network ABC 10.5% 10.8% Network ABC2 2.3% 2.8% Network ABC3 1.1% 0.8% Network ABC News 24 1.1% 1.6% Network ABC TTL 15.0% 16.0% Network 7 16.5% 20.0% Network 7TWO 4.6% 4.7% Network 7mate 3.5% 3.6% Network 7 TTL 24.6% 28.3% Network 9 27.1% 25.4% Network GO! 10.1% 5.5% Network Gem 3.1% 3.7% Network 9 TTL 40.3% 34.6% Network TEN 11.4% 13.3% Network ONE 2.1% 2.2% Network ELEVEN 2.2% 2.3% Network TEN TTL 15.7% 17.9% Network SBS ONE 3.1% 2.2% Network SBS 2 1.2% 1.0% Network NITV 0.1% 0.1% Network SBS TTL 4.4% 3.2%

 

 

 

Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 22/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,106,000 319,000 366,000 185,000 51,000 186,000
2 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 4 SESSION 2 Network 9 958,000 272,000 367,000 140,000 83,000 95,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 790,000 196,000 191,000 156,000 102,000 145,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 774,000 211,000 202,000 154,000 78,000 128,000
5 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 748,000 232,000 169,000 185,000 59,000 103,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 571,000 200,000 143,000 95,000 66,000 68,000
7 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 552,000 189,000 118,000 106,000 70,000 70,000
8 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 4 SESSION 1 Network 9 529,000 158,000 184,000 79,000 43,000 65,000
9 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 516,000 159,000 135,000 106,000 59,000 57,000
10 HAPPY VALLEY-EV Network ABC 508,000 150,000 160,000 77,000 69,000 51,000
11 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 471,000 149,000 97,000 88,000 57,000 80,000
12 SUPERMAN III Network 9 469,000 134,000 180,000 86,000 45,000 25,000
13 7.30-EV Network ABC 442,000 158,000 104,000 65,000 47,000 67,000
14 THE HUNGER GAMES -EV Network GO! 418,000 122,000 86,000 81,000 59,000 70,000
15 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 407,000 93,000 99,000 84,000 72,000 58,000
16 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 383,000 87,000 105,000 94,000 46,000 50,000
17 SUNRISE Network 7 383,000 101,000 113,000 72,000 32,000 64,000
18 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Network TEN 361,000 115,000 99,000 59,000 42,000 46,000
19 QI-6.30 Network ABC 355,000 104,000 101,000 70,000 41,000 39,000
20 M-MEET THE PARENTS Network 7 342,000 106,000 77,000 58,000 26,000 75,000

 

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: 21/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE HUNGER GAMES -EV Network GO! 418,000 122,000 86,000 81,000 59,000 70,000
2 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED -EV Network GO! 261,000 67,000 73,000 51,000 32,000 38,000
3 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Network 7TWO 255,000 68,000 70,000 51,000 28,000 38,000
4 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 193,000 60,000 43,000 32,000 43,000 15,000
5 READY, STEADY, WIGGLE!-PM Network ABC2 182,000 41,000 54,000 34,000 31,000 22,000
6 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 179,000 36,000 48,000 28,000 24,000 44,000
7 BING-AM Network ABC2 179,000 34,000 43,000 26,000 23,000 52,000
8 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 177,000 33,000 41,000 36,000 22,000 46,000
9 HUMF-PM Network ABC2 176,000 55,000 52,000 20,000 40,000 10,000
10 LET’S GO POCOYO-PM Network ABC2 173,000 33,000 57,000 28,000 38,000 17,000
11 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 171,000 46,000 51,000 31,000 28,000 16,000
12 ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY-EP.2 Network 7TWO 171,000 57,000 49,000 20,000 19,000 25,000
13 SARAH & DUCK-AM Network ABC2 170,000 30,000 51,000 36,000 12,000 41,000
14 CHARLIE AND LOLA-PM Network ABC2 168,000 35,000 56,000 26,000 37,000 14,000
15 BABY JAKE-PM Network ABC2 165,000 43,000 50,000 20,000 38,000 15,000
16 BING-PM Network ABC2 165,000 41,000 44,000 28,000 40,000 12,000
17 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 160,000 40,000 40,000 31,000 37,000 12,000
18 BANANAS IN PYJAMAS-PM Network ABC2 160,000 35,000 46,000 30,000 29,000 20,000
19 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 159,000 37,000 48,000 34,000 23,000 16,000
20 FIREMAN SAM-EV Network ABC2 158,000 51,000 44,000 26,000 25,000 12,000

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 4 SESSION 2 Network 9 415,000 115,000 175,000 59,000 34,000 31,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 397,000 105,000 132,000 69,000 12,000 79,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 251,000 60,000 61,000 48,000 28,000 54,000
4 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 249,000 88,000 47,000 63,000 17,000 33,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 241,000 67,000 57,000 52,000 19,000 46,000

 

Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 4 SESSION 2 Network 9 374,000 108,000 157,000 57,000 28,000 24,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 339,000 91,000 121,000 57,000 9,000 61,000
3 THE HUNGER GAMES -EV Network GO! 217,000 76,000 41,000 36,000 28,000 36,000
4 SUPERMAN III Network 9 210,000 62,000 88,000 39,000 15,000 7,000
5 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 207,000 68,000 48,000 44,000 25,000 22,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 ONE DAY CRICKET -AUS V SA GAME 4 SESSION 2 Network 9 237,000 76,000 100,000 29,000 14,000 18,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 196,000 56,000 76,000 19,000 6,000 40,000
3 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 139,000 41,000 34,000 29,000 21,000 13,000
4 THE HUNGER GAMES -EV Network GO! 133,000 39,000 36,000 21,000 15,000 21,000
5 SUPERMAN III Network 9 132,000 45,000 53,000 22,000 6,000 6,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Friday
Date: 21/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE MELB V V BRIS FOX SPORTS 4 71,000
2 ADVENTURE TIME Cartoon Network 58,000
3 CLARENCE Cartoon Network 55,000
4 HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY Disney Channel 46,000
5 UNCLE GRANDPA Cartoon Network 45,000
6 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE PERTH V WELL FOX SPORTS 4 45,000
7 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 44,000
8 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 43,000
9 THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Cartoon Network 43,000
10 REGULAR SHOW Cartoon Network 42,000
11 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES FOX8 38,000
12 CORONATION STREET UKTV 37,000
13 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES Disney Junior 37,000
14 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 36,000
15 JOHNNY TEST Cartoon Network 35,000
16 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES Disney Junior 34,000
17 QI UKTV 34,000
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES TVH!TS 33,000
19 FAMILY GUY FOX8 33,000
20 THE BIG BANG THEORY COMEDY CHANNEL 33,000

 

 

© 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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SBS lets down the audience after First Contact no-show http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/sbs-lets-down-the-audience-after-first-contact-no-show.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/sbs-lets-down-the-audience-after-first-contact-no-show.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:58:32 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212082 cont1sThe good work of SBS series First Contact has left a sour taste after the failure of the broadcaster to adequately explain the glaring absence of a participant in its Insight forum.

Yesterday SBS issued a Press Release talking up the ratings for the show stating they were “beyond delighted” with the results.

“Over the past three days, First Contact has truly shone a light on the divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia. SBS and the program’s producers Blackfella Films are beyond delighted that so many Australians have come together to engage in debate and discussion about an issue that effects all of us,” said SBS Director of Television, Tony Iffland.

“Audiences not only tuned in across the three channels and on SBS On Demand, but they also took to social media, which saw the program trend globally on Twitter – testament to the SBS network’s ability to lead debate and discussion.”

But nowhere in the Release was there any explanation for Sandy’s absence from the Insight special, despite her featuring prominently in pre-publicity for the show.

Her absence -after quitting the series half way through its run- was dismissed with a single line by host Stan Grant with the words “Sandy couldn’t be here tonight.” And that was that….

There was no further context on her absence. No opportunity for Indigenous members of the community to confront her on her opinions. No sign of any of the tweets by viewers asking where she was and barely any discussion by the remaining 5 about undertaking the journey with her. What did they feel when she quit the series?

More importantly, her absence left us wondering what had Sandy actually learned? Had she mellowed her views since the series?

If the premise of the show was that Australians with ignorant and racist views should reconsider their position, in Sandy’s case it was a fail. Yes, probably one self-inflicted.

Sandy may well have had a perfectly acceptable personal reason -illness, a death in the family, overseas travel- for being absent. It’s not the real issue here.

The issue is the way SBS has handled this, by failing to adequately explain her absence to its audience.

Producers, sitting in the audience, shed no light on these questions. No pre-recorded interview as a substitute. Not even Ray Martin was there to explain any of it (although he has since told us more about her initial exit in the press). These were disappointing omissions.

Yesterday an SBS spokesperson was unable to shed any more light on Sandy’s absence, telling TV Tonight, “She wasn’t able to make it.

“This is what we were told by Sandy and we had to respect that.”

It sounded like corporate-speak for “A dog ate my homework.”

SBS appears to have forgotten they invited the audience to go on a journey with them, and that this genre requires everyone to be honest about the immersive experience. If you promote a show with such strong language you owe it to your audience, and the community at its centre, to please explain. Storytelling 101.

When SBS had to pull Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl after producers had been misled by a participant, it was upfront that the doco did not meet standards and it went back to the drawing board.

In 2011 Go Back to Where You Came From’s stubborn Raquel stuck with the immersive experience against her instincts, copping a barrage of public backlash for her opinions but still fronted for a forum to indicate significant change.

By contrast, 2014’s elephant in the room has upstaged the important Indigenous debates the show so passionately sought to address.

Next time SBS offers us a show of this nature the audience would be well within its rights to ask if it’s worth investing in the show or whether they too are simply, unable to make it.

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Cameras roll on new Sammy J and Randy comedy http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/cameras-roll-on-new-sammy-j-and-randy-comedy.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/cameras-roll-on-new-sammy-j-and-randy-comedy.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:54:03 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212096 2014-11-22_0030Filming is underway on ABC’s six-part narrative comedy series Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane.

Written by and starring Sammy J and Randy (Wednesday Night Fever) the show is described as ‘an obsessive, socially inept and altogether hopeless junior lawyer scrambling to hold onto his last ounce of dignity while clinging to the bottom rung of the corporate ladder. Meanwhile his slovenly housemate Randy has seen the world from all angles. He’s an opinionated, unemployed opportunist, desperately trying to win back the affections of his glamorous ex-wife.’

Both are also prone to burst into song at any given moment.

The cast also includes Nathan Lovejoy (This is Littleton, At Home with Julia), Georgia Chara (Wentworth, Home and Away) and Samantha Healy (Mrs Biggs, McLeod’s Daughters) with guests Genevieve Morris, Wilbur Wilde and Anne Phelan.

Sticky Pictures Producer Donna Andrews says “I’m thrilled to be kicking off production on Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane. The series is a brilliant comedy, a daring musical, a groundbreaking concept and it has a puppet in it. Honestly, there is nothing like it!”

ABC TV Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski says “I have no idea how this got commissioned, but rest assured we’re looking into it.”

Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane will be filmed on location over the next five weeks in Melbourne, directed by Jonathan Brough (It’s a Date series 1 & 2).

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Axed: Sullivan & Son http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/axed-sullivan-son.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/axed-sullivan-son.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:51:48 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212114 2014-11-22_0151US comedy series Sullivan & Son has been axed by TBS after three seasons.

Set in a Pittsburgh bar, it revolved around Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne), the son of owner (Dan Lauria) and the grandson of its founder, who surprises his Irish-American father and Korean-American mother (Jodi Long) by taking over the bar.

The Cheers-like series has been airing late nights in Australia on Nine.

TBS also cancelled comedy Men at Work after three seasons earlier this year.

Source: Deadline

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Seven celebs support Starry Starry Night http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/seven-celebs-support-starry-starry-night.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/seven-celebs-support-starry-starry-night.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:49:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212093 2014-11-22_0021Channel Seven stars will appear at the 17th annual Starry Starry Night charity ball for The Alannah & Madeline Foundation tonight in Melbourne.

Daniel MacPherson and Edwina Bartholomew will host the event for The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, helping to raise money for programs to protect children from violence and bullying.

Also performing are Dancing With The Stars‘ Tai Hara, Eamon Sullivan, David Rodan, Matt Cooper, Kym Johnson, Carmelo Pizzino, Damian Whitewood and Aric Yegudkin.

Also appearing are Simon Reeve, Melissa Bergland, Virginia Gay, Dami Im, Nathaniel Willemse, Jason Heerah, Peter Mitchell, Tim Watson, Jo Silvagni, Jacqueline Felgate and Michael Felgate, Lynne McGranger, Cassie Howarth, Kassandra Clementi, Matthew Richardson, Sam Lane, Katherine Hicks, Geoff ‘Coxy’ Cox, Lee Chan, Torah Bright, April-Rose Pengilly, Melanie Hooper, Robbie Kmetoni, Ash-Leigh Hunter and Jessica Prince.

Managing Director of Seven Melbourne, Lewis Martin, said: “Channel Seven is thrilled to be involved in this iconic Melbourne event. Starry Starry Night is a time where we come together in support of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and their work caring for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence. Our team is looking forward to a fantastic night to raise much needed funds.”

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur in Tasmania on 28 April 1996. The national charity works to protect children from violence and bullying through prevention programs, and providing care for those affected by violence.

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Weather presenter Jane Bunn joins Seven http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/weather-presenter-jane-bunn-joins-seven.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/weather-presenter-jane-bunn-joins-seven.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:48:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212106 2014-11-22_0121Meteorologist Jane Bunn is joining Seven News in Melbourne, replacing Jo Silvagni.

Bunn, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Graduate Diploma of Meteorology and a Graduate Certificate in Journalism, will present weather on weeknights.

She previously presented on ABC, WIN News and The Weather Channel.

Jo Silvagni, who joined in January when Giaan Rooney took maternity leave, will remain in a broad presenting role while Rooney will continue to present weather on weekends.

She will begin on air on Monday December 8.

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Four Corners: Nov 24 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/four-corners-nov-24.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/four-corners-nov-24.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:45:16 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212104 4ckoMonday’s Four Corners is the last for 2014 as Nick McKenzie presents an investigation into how caregivers preyed on the vulnerable, unable to defend themselves.

When it comes to people with disabilities, caregivers are supposed to be exactly that – carers, protecting the most vulnerable in our community.

But what if managers in a major institution ignored warning signs that staff may have been abusing people in their care, effectively allowing the abuse, including sexual assault, to continue?

This week, in a joint Four Corners/Fairfax investigation, reporter Nick McKenzie lifts the lid on a major scandal involving one of the country’s biggest disability providers. How did a respected provider fail in its duty to the people it has sworn to protect and nurture?

Despite their horrific experiences, a number of disabled people and former staff speak about their treatment. The allegations they make are deeply disturbing.

They detail shocking sexual assaults inflicted repeatedly upon numerous disabled clients… with the victims left to fend for themselves, scarred and terrified.

They tell how complaints were ignored and whistleblowers targeted, their warnings not acted upon. As a result, two men employed by the organisation – and now allegedly a third – went on to rape and sexually abuse disabled clients.

As one person employed by the organisation explains, there were two aspects to the abuse. One involved the assaults and harassment, the other was the failure to act on the warnings and complaints.

“There was a sort of bunkering down, we don’t want any more bad publicity, as much as possible we want to sweep it under the carpet.”

Using first-hand testimony from the abused, the whistleblowers and many documents, the program makes it clear the problems did not involve just one facility, but were across an organisation.

Those who know the disability sector now say the evidence presented demands a full inquiry by the Government to discover the extent of the problem and prevent it happening again in the future.

Monday 24th November at 8.30pm. ABC TV.

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Today heads to Frankston http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/today-heads-to-frankston.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/today-heads-to-frankston.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:44:25 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212101 2014-11-22_0044The Today show will broadcast live from Frankston on Monday morning, with Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson, Richard Wilkins plus Harrison Craig and St Kilda stars.

Viewers will get a sneak peek at an amazing sand sculpture from the team at Sandstorm Events, who create works of wonder on the Frankston foreshore each year.

Fans will also get to see Karl in THAT suit before it is auctioned off on eBay with the proceeds going to the White Ribbon Foundation.

And with budgets about to be stretched for Christmas, we are offering 10 lucky viewers the chance to take part in the Today Treasure Hunt on Monday.

Bring along your most creative (and fabulous) Today-themed sign for your chance to dig for $20,000 in cash prizes.

The 10 best signs will be selected from the crowd and those lucky people will be allocated a plot of sand to dig up a treasure chest. Each chest contains a cash prize, from $1000 to $4000, with $20,000 in total up for grabs thanks to Michael Hill Jeweller … just in time for Christmas.

On Monday, the Today Show will launch the Nine Cares #Makesomeonehappy campaign, encouraging viewers to perform acts of kindness to brighten people’s days and foster a sense of community.

Karl and Lisa will kick off proceedings on Monday and Sylvia Jeffreys, Stevie Jacobs, Tim Gilbert and Richard Wilkins will pop up around the country with gestures to #makesomeonehappy

5.30am Monday on Nine.

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London’s Super Tunnel http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/londons-super-tunnel.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/londons-super-tunnel.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212087 2014-11-15_2132How do you build a new underground ‘Crossrail’ underneath the streets of one of the world’s busiest cities? 7:30pm Saturday SBS ONE.

  • Movie: The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Scott and Bailey
  • Movie: Margin Call
  • Movie: The Campaign
  • Gardening Australia
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Timeshifted: Thursday 13 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-thursday-13-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/timeshifted-thursday-13-november-2014.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:33:03 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212085 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: 13/11/2014 Deliverable: Consolidated v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market Consolidated Overnight Increase
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1 NINE NEWS Network 9 948,000 948,000 0 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 918,000 918,000 0 3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 868,000 866,000 2,000 4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 813,000 802,000 11,000 5 KINGS CROSS ER Network 9 800,000 762,000 37,000 6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 791,000 711,000 79,000 7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 786,000 782,000 4,000 8 CATALYST-EV Network ABC 772,000 723,000 49,000 9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 724,000 721,000 3,000 10 UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN-EV Network ABC 712,000 599,000 113,000 11 MADAM SECRETARY Network TEN 691,000 576,000 116,000 12 BIG BROTHER -THU Network 9 623,000 545,000 78,000 13 IT’S A DATE-EV Network ABC 610,000 502,000 108,000 14 7.30-EV Network ABC 609,000 608,000 1,000 15 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 581,000 556,000 25,000 16 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Network 7 568,000 532,000 36,000 17 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 549,000 537,000 12,000 18 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 516,000 516,000 0 19 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 509,000 472,000 36,000 20 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 493,000 493,000 0

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Seven does not confirm Llewellyn to return to Sunday Night http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/seven-does-not-confirm-llewellyn-to-return-to-sunday-night.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/seven-does-not-confirm-llewellyn-to-return-to-sunday-night.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:29:40 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212076 2014-10-31_1708Seven Network has issued a statement on Sunday Night Producer Mark Llewellyn which indicates he is taking extended leave, following a recent alleged altercation, but does not confirm his return to the programme:

Sunday Night executive producer Mark Llewellyn is taking an extended period of leave.

In 2015, Mark will return to the Network in an executive producer role working on prime time programming.

Mark is the founding executive producer on Sunday Night, which first aired in 2009, and will this season celebrate its 200th edition.

Sunday Night returns for its 7th season early in 2015.

Earlier today it was reported Ross Coulthart had departed the show after six years.

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TEN: first week of summer http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ten-first-week-of-summer-2.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ten-first-week-of-summer-2.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:05:23 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212072 tgwfeaturedNew episodes of Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans, Recipe To Riches, The Good Wife and Madam Secretary are amongst new shows in the first week of summer non-ratings on TEN.

Sun Nov 30
6:30pm Scorpion New episode
7:30pm Modern Family Double episode rpt
8:30pm NCIS: New Orleans New episode
9:30pm The Graham Norton Show New episode

Monday Dec 1
7:30pm Modern Family Double episode rpt
8:30pm Law & Order: SVU Double episode rpt
10:30pm Blue Bloods rpt

Tuesday Dec 2
7:30pm Recipe To Riches New episode
8:30pm NCIS rpt
9:30pm NCIS: Los Angeles rpt

Wednesday Dec 3
7:30pm The Millers Double episode (new)
8:30pm The Good Wife Double episode (new)

Thursday Dec 4
7:30pm Jamie Cooks Summer rpt
8:30pm Madam Secretary New episode
9:30pm Law & Order: SVU rpt

Friday Dec 5
7:30pm The Living Room’s Hot List
8:30pm Friday Night Movie Tomorrow When The War Began rpt

Saturday Dec 6
6:00pm Miguel’s Feast Series premiere
6:30pm Bondi Vet
7:30pm Movie Gulliver’s Travels
9:15pm Movie: X Men Origins rpt

It appears Homeland is out due to US pre-emptions.

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Top of the Lake’s second season to be set in Sydney http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/top-of-the-lakes-second-season-to-be-set-in-sydney.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/top-of-the-lakes-second-season-to-be-set-in-sydney.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:10:41 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212020 2013-02-20_0047A few weeks ago it was confirmed that Top of the Lake would, somewhat surprisingly, be getting a second season.

But not much detail was revealed on its renewal.

This week the BBC tells us the series will move from New Zealand to Sydney.

An original 6 x 60′ series written by Jane Campion for BBC Two.

Award winning drama Top of the Lake, from Academy-award winning director Jane Campion (The Piano, Portrait of a Lady, Bright Star) will return for a second series. Written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, the story will be set in Sydney, Australia.

The first season will also air on ABC next year.

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ABC insider hits back at costs to maintain “cheap and cheerful” Adelaide team http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/abc-insider-hits-back-at-costs-to-maintain-cheap-and-cheerful-adelaide-team.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/abc-insider-hits-back-at-costs-to-maintain-cheap-and-cheerful-adelaide-team.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:24 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212065 2014-11-21_1355An ABC insider has hit back at Mark Scott’s description of ABC’s Adelaide facilities at last night’s Senate Estimates hearing.

The ABC managing director would not be drawn on whether TV production outside of news and current affairs would be shut down in Adelaide, nor how many jobs would be axed in the process. Scott said staff would be the first to hear in an ABC staff address on Monday.

He related the difficulties in keeping 3 studios operating fulltime in Adelaide whilst talking up ABC productions such as ANZAC Girls, partnering with the independent sector.

But the devil may be in the detail.

ABC insiders have provided some comment which -in the interests of ongoing and open debate- I am publishing in full.

1) Mr. Scott said: ABC TV Adelaide has 3 studios which aren’t used to their full capacity; Syd/Melb ABC studios have greater usage; the Adelaide studios are expensive to maintain.

Rebuttal
Just as “oils ain’t oils” so too there are “studios” and then there are STUDIOS.

Adelaide’s largest TV studio (51B) is a black box with an old/modest lighting rig. Poh’s Kitchen was filmed there.
It has no control room (a control room is the working “guts” of a studio). The studio floor is just a quiet, darkened space to film in.
It has no live broadcast cameras. In fact it has NO cameras (so, no studio camera costs). When filming is done in there, field cameras are brought in from the “field camera” shed next door (these are the same cameras that go to news conferences or shoot programs like The Cook & The Chef or Dream Build).
The studio floor is like a shoebox without shoes in it (i.e. it is a space that can be used as required but it doesn’t have expensive gear associated with it – and it isn’t expensive to maintain).
If Sydney and Melbourne studios are Commodores, Adelaide’s studio is a tricycle. And tricycles aren’t expensive to maintain.

Adelaide’s mid-size studio (51A) records 25 programs per week throughout most of the year. Every day, two news bulletins are filmed there, and so too are two Behind The News bulletins (plus the weekly BTN show is also shot there). Again, it is a modest studio by Sydney standards, and it has a small control room & a tiny staff..

The so-called “Studio 51C” is hardly a studio at all. It’s really just a case of regional ingenuity. It is an office space (like a store room) that is no bigger than a suburban bedroom. It’s been painted black and a small “green screen” has been hung. It doesn’t have a lighting rig. It doesn’t have a control room. It’s just a room with black walls and some noise insulation.Hell, it’s ceiling is 9 feet high; it’s tiny!

By contrast, the fully-equipped “studios” at the SA Film Corp are proper sound stages for the production of feature films. They are great spaces – and very expensive to maintain. ABC Adelaide’s are cheap and cheerful and (in the best tradition of regional ingenuity) they get the job done (when they are needed) without unnecessary cost.And when not in use, they aren’t a drain on budgets. (They also get rented out to the private sector.)

Also, Adelaide doesn’t have dedicated studio crews. The news studio cameras are remotely-controlled from the control room. And when Behind The News films in a studio, it grabs a camo who would otherwise be working elsewhere in the branch (on news, or Landline, or a show like Poh’s Kitchen). Remember: Adelaide has fewer staff but they all wear more hats than their eastern States colleagues. It’s like comparing a big business to a small business; in the small business, everyone mucks in and cuts their clothe to work within a smaller budget.

Finally & importantly… Adelaide is a branch that gets dirt under its fingernails. Its crews specialise in in-the-field filming (but they also do studio-based shows too). This field-based expertise is seen in shows such as Restoration Australia (transmission 2015), Dream Build, Cook and the Chef, Poh’s Kitchen, Talking Heads, the recent Adelaide zoo doco etc. Real stories about real South Australians filmed in areal locations.

2) Mr Scott said: “In SA between 2011 and 2014 we’ve spent $22m with the independent production sector, including doing programming like ANZAC Girls.”

Rebuttal
Mr Scott’s point needs scrutiny. ANZAC Girls was a drama made by Sydney-based company Screen Time. It was filmed in SA (because of its beaches and old buildings) and some post production was done in Adelaide. But to suggest the full budget was spent in SA would be open to question. The drama’s “key creatives” aren’t based in Adelaide; they flew in and out, as did many actors and crew members. Yes, the production did use some SA cast, crew & facilities – but only for a time. The circus soon left town, it didn’t put down roots and “nourish” SA in the medium- or long-term.

More importantly, the fictional ANZAC Girls didn’t tell any particular SA stories or showcase SA figures.In contrast, true-blue SA stories/characters ARE showcased on internally-made shows such as The Cook and The Chef, Dream Build, Poh’s Kitchen, Restoration Australia, Talking Heads, and docos on The Beatles and the Adelaide Zoo, etc.

The solution?
It’s estimated ABC TV in Adelaide needs about $3m pa. This is just 1/4 of 1% of the ABC’s $1.2B annual budget. In contrast, the ABC’s 5% funding cut is potentially a 100% cut for ABC TV SA’s successful little unit that gets big results. Its most recent show got 1.4m viewers (Countdown). The 2013 annual report listed another Adel series – Dream Build – as being in the top 12 most popular shows (internal or external) that year.

The Howard government allocated tied-funding specifically for ABC regional production. When this quarantined funding ended under Labor, Mark Scott closed ABC TV Production in Qld (2007), WA (2011) and Tas (2012). Voices were not raised – questions not asked – when this was done.

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Victorian Election: ABC http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/victorian-election-abc.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/victorian-election-abc.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:21:20 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212009 2014-11-21_1153ABC has now advised more detail of its Victorian Election Night Coverage on November 29th.

Continuing the leading coverage of Victoria’s election campaign, the ABC will have the most accurate and expert coverage and analysis on election night.

On election eve on Friday, November 28, ABC News Breakfast co-host Michael Rowland will be live from Victoria’s Parliament House, interviewing the party leaders, as it comes down to the wire.

6.00pm ABC (Victoria only)
ABC TV’s coverage begins at 6.00pm with host Ian Henderson, Frances Bell and ABC Election Analyst Antony Green. They will be joined by the political panel for the night, Victoria’s Liberal Minister, Mary Wooldridge and former Labor Victorian Premier Steve Bracks.

6.00pm AEDT ABC News 24 (National)
ABC News 24 will simulcast the Victoria Votes election broadcast, and will be streaming live at abc.net.au/news
The following morning join Barrie Cassidy on Insiders with the wash-up of the state election results at 9am (AEDT) on ABC TV and ABC News 24, and watch ABC 7pm News to get the full round-up of the day’s reaction and what it means for Victoria.

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Game of Thrones leads BoxSets channel http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/game-of-thrones-leads-boxsets-channel.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/game-of-thrones-leads-boxsets-channel.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:34:30 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212058 2014-04-09_1042Game of Thrones is proving to be the most popular title on the new Foxtel BoxSets channel, which allows viewers to binge or download select titles.

Since launching earlier this month 94,000 episodes of Game of Thrones have been downloaded and viewed -leading Foxtel to issue a release calling the show the “most legally downloaded show.” Irony.

It was followed by Entourage with over 60,000 downloads, and The Sopranos ranking third at more than 43,000.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh said, “The numbers are in and the binge viewers have called it, BoxSets is an unqualified hit. We’ve listened to the feedback from customers who love to watch back to back episodes of their favourite shows and are thrilled that our answer has been so popular. With 22 different series already available this month, and more on the way, it’s the ultimate binge watcher’s dream channel.”

Other available titles include Big Love, The Newsroom, Rome, Band of Brothers, Wentworth and Angels in America (directed by the late Mike Nichols).

In December, Foxtel expects to add an additional four series to the BoxSets service bringing the total number of series available to 26.

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Q & A: Nov 24 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/q-a-nov-24.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/q-a-nov-24.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:45:06 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212011 2014-11-20_2141In the final Q & A for the year, host Tony Jones is joined by:

Indigenous leader and founder of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership Noel Pearson;
Celebrated actor James Cromwell, who’s in Australia to play Rupert Murdoch on stage;
Former Ambassador to Italy and Howard Government Minister Amanda Vanstone;
The chair of the G20 Youth summit Holly Ransom; and
Host of RN Drive, columnist and author Waleed Aly.

Simulcast at 9.35pm AEDT Monday on ABC / ABC News 24.

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Ross Coulthart exits Sunday Night http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ross-coulthart-exits-sunday-night.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ross-coulthart-exits-sunday-night.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:45:59 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212053 2014-11-21_1030Veteran investigative reporter has quit Sunday Night, according to a report in News Corp.

He joined the show in 2008 after 14 years on Nine’s Sunday and another four years at Four Corners.

The report speculates he left last Friday and links the departure to the office dust-up between Executive Producer Mark Llewellyn and producer Paul Waterhouse, in which Coulthart is understood to have intervened.

Llewellyn has not returned to the current affairs show since, advising staff he would be off work for the remainder of the year.

Andy Byrne is currently overseeing production of Sunday Night.

Gold Walkley winner Coulthart has fronted many of Sunday Night’s major stories including those on Britt Lapthorne, Oscar Pistorius, Malaysian Airlines, Daniel Morcombe, Victoria Cross winners, Family Court Murders, Trasylol, HMAS Perth, America’s Cup, Simon Gittany, plus interviews with Robert Redford, Dan Brown, Brendan O’Carroll, Dawn French, Cliff Richard, Nigella Lawson, Michael Chamberlain, John Cleese, Danny de Vito, Barry Humphries and more.

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Ratings slip under 900,000 mark http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ratings-slip-under-900000-mark.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/ratings-slip-under-900000-mark.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:58:27 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212048 2014-11-21_0954Last night was not the first time ratings have fallen under the 900,000 mark -but it may well be the first time it’s happened on a Thursday.

Normally such low numbers are reserved for a Friday or Saturday. Creeping earlier into the viewing week reflects that earlier weeknights, including Tuesdays, have been under one million viewers.

Audiences have been indicating they have been largely indifferent to a lot of what’s on offer. Even compared with recent years that are also impacted by Daylight Saving, 2014 is hitting a lower base much earlier in Overnight figures.

If there was any good news last night it was probably at SBS which pulled its best audience share for the week.

Nine network won the night with 27.6% then Seven 26.9%, TEN 19.5%, ABC 18.2% and SBS 7.8%.

Nine News was 892,000 / 875,000 for Nine then ACA (798,000), King’s Cross ER (726,000), Big Brother (516,000) and Hot Seat (508,000). Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding was 265,000.

Seven News (872,000 / 845,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (784,000), Beauty and the Geek (528,000 / 496,000) and Million Dollar Minute (428,000). The Happenings was 230,000.

TEN Eyewitness News was 534,000 for TEN. Madam Secretary was 532,000, The Project was 496,000 / 360,000, Save with Jamie was 468,000 and SVU was 336,000.

ABC News (742,000) led ABC then 7:30 (684,000), Catalyst (642,000), Upper Middle Bogan (585,000), It’s a Date (494,000) and QI (396,000). The Midwives was 259,000.

First Contact finished with 399,000 / 10,000 for SBS. Next were Insight (297,000), Food Safari (232,000), SBS World News (Late: 100,000, Early: 92,000). Thai Street Food was 65,000.

7TWO’s A Touch of Frost (352,000) topped multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 20 November 2014

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Thursday 20 November 2014 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/thursday-20-november-2014.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/thursday-20-november-2014.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:25:56 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212045 Thursday: 1 NINE NEWS 892,000 2 NINE NEWS 6:30 875,000 3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 872,000 4 SEVEN NEWS 845,000 5 A CURRENT AFFAIR 798,000]]> 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 20/11/2014 13/11/2014 Network ABC 12.9% 13.3% Network ABC2 3.2% 3.0% Network ABC3 0.7% 1.0% Network ABC News 24 1.4% 1.5% Network ABC TTL 18.2% 18.8% Network 7 14.8% 15.2% Network 7TWO 6.5% 6.5% Network 7mate 5.6% 4.5% Network 7 TTL 26.9% 26.2% Network 9 17.9% 18.4% Network GO! 5.0% 5.4% Network Gem 4.7% 4.3% Network 9 TTL 27.6% 28.0% Network TEN 12.7% 13.6% Network ONE 2.7% 2.1% Network ELEVEN 4.0% 4.6% Network TEN TTL 19.5% 20.3% Network SBS ONE 6.4% 5.5% Network SBS 2 0.9% 1.0% Network NITV 0.4% 0.2% Network SBS TTL 7.8% 6.7%

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Thursday
Date: 20/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 892,000 246,000 308,000 186,000 72,000 79,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 875,000 226,000 343,000 155,000 76,000 76,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 872,000 214,000 261,000 163,000 89,000 144,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 845,000 194,000 237,000 151,000 103,000 160,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 798,000 215,000 307,000 129,000 61,000 85,000
6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 784,000 223,000 187,000 177,000 88,000 108,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 742,000 192,000 255,000 107,000 92,000 96,000
8 KINGS CROSS ER Network 9 726,000 219,000 224,000 137,000 64,000 81,000
9 7.30-EV Network ABC 684,000 206,000 224,000 106,000 64,000 85,000
10 CATALYST-EV Network ABC 642,000 173,000 216,000 94,000 63,000 96,000
11 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 602,000 156,000 204,000 99,000 55,000 87,000
12 UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN-EV Network ABC 585,000 152,000 198,000 97,000 51,000 86,000
13 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 534,000 165,000 145,000 72,000 66,000 85,000
14 MADAM SECRETARY Network TEN 532,000 135,000 171,000 115,000 43,000 67,000
15 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 528,000 160,000 143,000 95,000 45,000 83,000
16 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 522,000 141,000 159,000 96,000 62,000 64,000
17 BIG BROTHER -THU Network 9 516,000 142,000 189,000 94,000 48,000 44,000
18 HOT SEAT Network 9 508,000 135,000 166,000 121,000 39,000 47,000
19 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 496,000 148,000 166,000 93,000 27,000 61,000
20 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Network 7 496,000 148,000 115,000 102,000 49,000 82,000

 

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: 20/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 A TOUCH OF FROST-THU Network 7TWO 317,000 97,000 68,000 45,000 59,000 47,000
2 INK MASTER Network 7mate 298,000 72,000 88,000 70,000 36,000 31,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -EV TX2 Network GO! 264,000 89,000 80,000 30,000 32,000 33,000
4 NEW TRICKS -EV Network Gem 257,000 71,000 73,000 52,000 32,000 28,000
5 BING-PM Network ABC2 249,000 55,000 91,000 47,000 28,000 27,000
6 THE HIVE-EV Network ABC2 245,000 53,000 97,000 50,000 20,000 25,000
7 FIREMAN SAM-EV Network ABC2 244,000 44,000 98,000 53,000 20,000 29,000
8 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 237,000 63,000 75,000 46,000 27,000 26,000
9 LITTLE TED’S BIG ADVENTURE-PM Network ABC2 236,000 48,000 86,000 45,000 26,000 32,000
10 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV TX1 Network GO! 236,000 39,000 86,000 55,000 21,000 36,000
11 CHUGGINGTON BADGE QUEST-EV Network ABC2 235,000 48,000 90,000 53,000 20,000 24,000
12 MOUK-EV Network ABC2 232,000 46,000 84,000 56,000 21,000 24,000
13 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 231,000 46,000 88,000 42,000 27,000 28,000
14 OCTONAUTS-PM Network ABC2 230,000 48,000 88,000 48,000 24,000 22,000
15 GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU-EV Network ABC2 221,000 38,000 75,000 56,000 26,000 26,000
16 SHAUN THE SHEEP-EV Network ABC2 220,000 35,000 70,000 50,000 36,000 29,000
17 AUCTION HUNTERS -EV Network GO! 217,000 50,000 77,000 41,000 18,000 31,000
18 SPICKS AND SPECKS-EV Network ABC2 215,000 42,000 67,000 68,000 31,000 7,000
19 SMALL POTATOES!-EV Network ABC2 212,000 38,000 71,000 43,000 29,000 31,000
20 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 212,000 36,000 76,000 55,000 27,000 17,000

 

 

Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 325,000 93,000 134,000 45,000 21,000 31,000
2 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 320,000 96,000 77,000 64,000 38,000 45,000
3 KINGS CROSS ER Network 9 311,000 89,000 109,000 46,000 27,000 39,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 308,000 93,000 101,000 65,000 23,000 27,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 305,000 83,000 115,000 53,000 26,000 27,000

 

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 7 311,000 85,000 81,000 68,000 35,000 42,000
2 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 279,000 81,000 81,000 54,000 16,000 48,000
3 BIG BROTHER -THU Network 9 276,000 65,000 102,000 52,000 32,000 25,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 255,000 60,000 105,000 45,000 19,000 26,000
5 KINGS CROSS ER Network 9 254,000 63,000 80,000 49,000 27,000 35,000

 

Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Market (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 214,000 54,000 64,000 48,000 22,000 26,000
2 BIG BROTHER -THU Network 9 196,000 38,000 80,000 34,000 25,000 20,000
3 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA-EP.2 Network 7 178,000 48,000 65,000 31,000 8,000 26,000
4 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA Network 7 163,000 40,000 47,000 36,000 9,000 30,000
5 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 162,000 29,000 68,000 28,000 19,000 18,000

 

Report:   Top 20 Programs
Channels: National STV
Market: National STV
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Day:
Thursday
Date: 20/11/2014
Deliverable: Overnight
Rank Description Channel\Market (r) National STV
1 GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 82,000
2 FAMILY GUY FOX8 62,000
3 TIMMY TIME Disney Junior 48,000
4 CLARENCE Cartoon Network 48,000
5 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 47,000
6 THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Cartoon Network 47,000
7 TOM’S FANTASTIC FLOATING HOME LifeStyle Channel 46,000
8 JOHNNY TEST Cartoon Network 45,000
9 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE Disney Junior 45,000
10 HENRY HUGGLEMONSTER Disney Junior 43,000
11 THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ARENA 43,000
12 FAMILY GUY FOX8 43,000
13 CALIMERO Disney Junior 42,000
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES TVH!TS 41,000
15 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 41,000
16 SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 40,000
17 SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST Disney Junior 40,000
18 JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES Disney Junior 40,000
19 ADVENTURE TIME Cartoon Network 40,000
20 SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior 40,000

 

 

© 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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ABC, SBS staff to learn where axe falls on Monday. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/abc-sbs-staff-to-learn-where-axe-falls-on-monday.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/abc-sbs-staff-to-learn-where-axe-falls-on-monday.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:58:46 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212028 senatesmsABC and SBS staff will learn how the axe will hit them as a result of government funding cuts on Monday.

ABC’s $254m funding cuts will mean job losses, but SBS is not planning redundancies.

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott told a marathon Senate Estimates hearing committee last night staff would be addressed in a national hook-up at 11am on Monday.

Scott will address staff in the Ultimo atrium on Monday, with the building locked to the public during this time. ABC staff in other states and territories will view his address via an ABC intranet.

Public statements are expected after staff have been advised first of management decisions.

Last night the ABC boss refused to be drawn on specific numbers, programming cuts or locations that would be hit under the cuts.

He reiterated the broadcaster would seek to protect local content and pledged support for iview, mobile, online and regional services in meeting audience demands and the ABC Charter.

“I’ve said in the past that ratings matter at the ABC but they’re not the only things that matter. Of course if we do an outstanding programme like the one we did during Mental Health Week we want that to find as big an audience as possible. We want to have a significant Reach on that. We want to have good audience share,” he said.

“But we clearly don’t simply allocate all our resources based around audience share. If that was the case you wouldn’t have a Radio National. You wouldn’t have a Classic FM. So the Charter holds up very well in talking about providing a balance between programmes of wide appeal and specialist broadcasting programmes in Section 6-2-A3.”

But he avoided direct answers on the question of Adelaide TV production, 7:30 Friday editions, foreign correspondents, local radio programmes and the price of Peppa Pig.

He repeated support for a mixed-model of production with the independent sector producing content in states around Australia citing recent examples such as ANZAC Girls and The Code.

But in finalising staff job losses, ABC would also have to fund redundancies, which could include selling off properties.

Remarkably, Scott also admitted he had not seen a final copy of the Lewis Report.

“To be frank, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a final version of the Lewis Report, I think I saw a late draft of the Lewis Report. But it is not the ABC’s document,” he said.

Scott conceded he was “surprised” the Report had not been leaked, but was concerned about commercial in confidence information becoming public.

“There are some elements in the back of that Report that we believe are commercial in confidence and you wouldn’t want that information getting out putting the ABC and SBS at a commercial disadvantage.”

It includes details on production costs, staffing details, contracts -but not wages.

He also criticised an editorial in The Australian that suggested the ABC was pursuing a “youth strategy” through its digital platforms, noting it showed a lack of insight into digital uptakes by older Australians.

“I think it is absolutely curious in the mind of the author, who somehow thinks that a smartphone strategy is a youth strategy,” he said.

On the question of ABC Editor in Chief, he explained that while he took responsibility for content broadcast he was not consulted on every radio guest or every news story before it went to air but noted “the buck stops here.” If Malcolm Turnbull wanted the Board to alter his role he should write to the Board.

“I think the Minister should find out what the Editor in Chief does,” he said.

“I think the Minister should reflect on that, I think if the Minister then feels he wants to raise that issue with the Board, he should write to the board.”

Scott also declined to confirm that ABC, ABC2, ABC3 and ABC News 24 would be safe from cuts, later noting $800m costs in transmission fees and moves by British broadcasters to put some channels online.

But there were savings to be made in support services and efficiency programmes underway, together with closer dealings with SBS. ABC has offered SBS a floor of its Melbourne base, currently under construction, if it can pay for the fit at “peppercorn rent.”

Scott will travel to every ABC state and territory headquarters over the coming week for face to face meetings with staff, before another round with Senate Estimates.

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Disappointing “no-show” from self-confessed racist in First Contact forum http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/disappointing-no-show-from-self-confessed-racist-in-first-contact-forum.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/disappointing-no-show-from-self-confessed-racist-in-first-contact-forum.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:54:38 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212031 2014-11-21_0101Outspoken First Contact participant “Sandy” Clifford was nowhere to be seen last night in the Insight special -after quitting the series in the second episode.

Host Stan Grant told viewers, “Sandy couldn’t be here tonight”without elaborating on the reasons.

All 5 other participants attended to discuss their experience on the SBS Indigenous series.

“Sandy” had been unapologetic in her views on Indigenous Australians before calling it quits.

“God gave black people rhythm and soul. They can dance and sing and all are hot while they dance, but when it comes to brains, white people have better brains,” she had said.

“If they think it’s racist, well, I don’t f***ken care.”

Producer Darren Dale told TV Tonight last week, “Obviously we wanted all of them to complete the whole journey. They’re free people but they sign an agreement with us but if people don’t want to continue…

“It is like being immersed in a whole 28 day thing. That’s what you signed up for.”

He said a conversation with Sandy took place before she exited from Central Australia.

“‘Ok. You don’t want to proceed? Off you go,'” he recalled.

“But I think she makes quite an impact in the one and a half episodes.”

Last night she was nowhere to be seen to provide insight into her departure.

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Clive Palmer walks out on Lateline interview http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/clive-palmer-walks-out-on-lateline-interview.html http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/11/clive-palmer-walks-out-on-lateline-interview.html#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:51:12 +0000 http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?p=212034 2014-11-21_0119Clive Palmer has bailed on another television interview, this time refusing to answer questions by Emma Alberici on Lateline.

The Palmer United Party leader denied accusations of fraud he is facing in a civil suit over his Chinese business deals.

Palmer repeatedly said the allegations were “not true” and refused to answer questions that $12 million was allegedly misappropriated.

It’s not the first time he has quit mid-interview, walking out on Leigh Sales in July over the same issue.

“I’m not discussing it with you any further, Madam. It’s subject to court proceedings,” he said at the time.

Palmer will soon appear on a special episode of Kitchen Cabinet. Thankfully it has been completed, so no sign of eating and running.

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