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  1. Secret Squirrel April 21, 2014 at 11:28 am -

    @Pertinax – it’s nothing to do with Easter.

    @A – SBS have been switching SBS HD from the SBS 1 stream to SBS 2 on Fridays for the primetime live A-League match. However, they make the switch early in the morning (5am this coming Friday), presumably to avoid difficulties with matching schedules and/or confusing a greater number of viewers later in the day. We’re in the finals now so it will stop happening soon (for a few months anyway).

  2. D@GP April 21, 2014 at 10:46 am -

    TEN may like this:

    Have just programmed the weeks viewing on the DVRs and noticed we’ve slotted a 4.5 hour block of the TEN network’s programmes for this Sunday night!

    Starting with the behind the scenes filler of Modern Family from 6pm till the end of the Graham Norton Show at 10.30 !

    That’s a record in this household!

  3. D@GP April 21, 2014 at 10:36 am -

    Two of the best stop motion animation movies of all time are scheduled for this weekend:

    Jason and the Argonauts on ABC TV @ 1.15 Saturday afternoon while the original Clash of the Titans is scheduled for 1.30 Sunday morning on the Nine network.

    Both feature the stunning wizardry of the late Ray Harryhausen.

  4. Pertinax April 21, 2014 at 10:35 am -


    It’s Easter, School Holidays and non-ratings. The Networks are being run by unpaid interns at the moment.

  5. Bazza April 21, 2014 at 9:44 am -


    When there are *any* irregularities with the EPG for any channel, you should call the channel concerned and report it, as they often don’t realise there’s a problem (and often don’t care if nobody complains). SBS are getting very sloppy at juggling their Friday 1->2 swapout for the HD channel.

    Same goes for when the “accuracy updates” aren’t applied the evening beforehand, for the EPGs on the commercial channels. Recently both 10 and 9 were neglecting these for days on end. I’ve called and been told “nobody else complained”, so they proceed to do exactly nothing about it. (fyi: the EPG for all channels should be minute accurate for around 36-48 hours into the future)

  6. A. April 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm -

    Heads up when I tried to look up the SBS HD Channel EPG tonight it listed SBS2 rather than SBS1. Also when I looked up SBS1 on Ch 3 I think it listed next week.

  7. Lincoln April 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm -

    Hi there guys, does anyone know when Devious Maids season 1 will be premiering in Australia? I was just wondering as season 2 is premiering today.(20/4)

    It’s annoying how they haven’t even brought it to Australia.

    Thanks for your help

  8. Maev....Sydney April 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm -

    Cannot put it on the late list…as the Delta thing was not even listed?!?

  9. Maev....Sydney April 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm -

    Singin’ in the Rain
    2:00pm-4:15pm …..GEM….today…..
    Turned on …still waiting….Delta Goodram promo piece….still on….oopss…just finished 2.15PM

  10. tvf April 20, 2014 at 11:29 am -


    Its premiering on Monday 5th May in the USA. So its sounding like we will most likely will have to wait a whole week to watch it if its premiering on Mondays here. Way too long.

  11. Jason April 20, 2014 at 10:00 am -

    @A. – Tom Waterhouse will definitely take a bet that it’s “after Easter”…but…how long after Easter? I would have thought TEN would have rerun the last 24 on 11 or One, which could maybe available now that they’ve returned to the Fox fold.

  12. A. April 19, 2014 at 9:58 pm -

    Apologies if it has been mentioned before but I saw a new ad for 24 to be on Ten on Monday nights. Nothing specific however. I assume after Easter but could be wrong.

  13. Jason April 19, 2014 at 5:52 pm -

    Southern Cross TEN, please give up on your “news” “updates”. 11:12pm you were telling us “Baird tipped to replace O’Farrell as NSW Premier” and “Body of one coal miner recovered”. In the midday news we learned that Mike Baird had replaced BO’F, and that both coal miners’ bodies had been recovered.
    Your 30-secs. of “news” repeated 50 times a day to claim half an hour of “local news” is beyond ridiculous.

  14. Maev....Sydney April 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm -

    @ harrypotter1994 April 19, 2014 at 2:23 am -…
    Thankyou….and yes….I did do that….but I was doing Brunch….LOL…..
    It is also on Monday @ 2PM….and I can now get Tenplay since I update my browser in the past few days…*G*…

  15. Mr_AJ April 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm -

    Sunday afternoon at 2pm there is a replay of Generation Astronaut on 10.
    I don’t know if anyone besides me if interested in it, but nonetheless, I figured i’d make a post about it.

  16. Sandra Crack April 19, 2014 at 11:15 am -

    Last Thursday Just as SDU came out of their last commercial break before the late night news It reduced the program ( SDU ) to a box of the bottom of the screen and played a promo for the late night news, complete with audio in a much larger insert above the SDU content.

    I’m wondering if this was just a gremlin or a sign of things to come.

  17. harrypotter1994 April 19, 2014 at 2:23 am -

    @Maev The Living Room is usually repeated on Ten (apart from when they have other sporting commitments) Saturdays at Midday. We usually watch that way now while having lunch – its pretty much never late.

  18. andrewb April 18, 2014 at 8:19 pm -

    Unique situation tonight here on Central Coast with Friday night NRL. As we get both NBN Newcastle and Nine Sydney here, we are getting both Friday night games of NRL live.

    Newcastle Vs Broncos on NBN, Manly Vs Cowboys on Nine – which is actually being played at Central Coast Stadium (formerly Bluetongue).

    If only Nine could do this all the time with one game on Nine, the other on GEM at the same time as its annoying to wait for two hours if one of the team I follow end up being in the delayed game!

  19. Mr_AJ April 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm -

    The 10 part DS9 finale begins on Saturday, unfortunately it’ll in singles.
    Too bad 11 couldn’t return DS9 to Thursday and make something of it.

  20. David Knox April 18, 2014 at 10:55 am -

    10:35pm Tuesday on ELEVEN. Also resting next week on TEN anyway.

  21. Pertinax April 18, 2014 at 10:52 am -

    Ten has not been listing them in the TV Guides, but they have been repeating PB late at night for people who miss it on Wednesday nights.

  22. Craig April 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm -

    Does TEN encore Puberty Blues? Or were they playing S1 late nights before Letterman?

  23. Maev....Sydney April 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm -

    @ David Knox April 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm…
    Thanks David…if they keep doing it on Friday night…I am going to give up TLR…and watch it some other time…as it is also late because of The Project and I miss the beginning of Escape to the Country..which annoys me.

  24. William April 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm -

    matt white is coming to Ten and could be on Wake Up. Ten will announce its commentary team for V8s late this year

  25. Pertinax April 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm -

    Sunday, Nine has a new episode of Person of Interest #3.17 / (in Sydney other states may vary).

    This replaces a repeat of The Mentalist (which replaced new episodes of POI). Funnily enough when the repeats didn’t rate well enough for Nine in summer, it was unlikely they would rate much better paired with new ep.

    With another long weekend next week we may get new episodes again. allowing The Mentalist to equal the run of three episodes it got last time before being dumped.

  26. Jason April 17, 2014 at 9:52 am -

    @Dalmanic- Agree. It was a switching frenzy in our house trying to avoid the 27th repeat of what had been said all day. The crux of the matter seemed to be that “a forgotten gift of a bottle of wine” had been stated to ICAC as “I did not receive a bottle of 1995 etc.” Of course he should have said, like so many others, Arthur Sinodinos etc., that he “could not remember/recall…”, and not be so emphatic, thus being caught out having repeatedly lied to ICAC.
    Yes, thanks to Al Jazeera for covering the real news of the day.

  27. David Knox April 17, 2014 at 9:31 am -

    Thanks J Bar. Yes I noted this when it premiered in February and Mark discussed it in the GoWS interview last week. Good on him.

  28. J Bar April 17, 2014 at 9:27 am -

    Aussie actor Mark Coles Smith from “The Gods of Wheat Street” has a regular role on Canadian TV series “Hard Rock Medical” which screens in Australia on NITV.

  29. Dalmanic April 16, 2014 at 11:36 pm -

    Extended news tonight because a forgotten gift of a bottle of wine caused a Premier to resign. Could have been covered in 5 minutes. Sorry, yawn.
    Best out of it Barry! Not worth the trouble.
    Meanwhile WW3 is brewing but that’s not so important I guess!
    We have to go to overseas news services to hear the really important news.

  30. Craig April 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm -

    Damn Project, ran over time and even though I added 15 minutes to the PVR it missed the end of Puberty Blues this week!

    Seriously TEN are getting worse that Nine!

  31. David Knox April 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm -

    Running overtime may well be Meakin influence, but he is not on the board.

  32. Andrew April 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm -

    Agreed, The Project has been going more past 7.30 in recent times. I suppose they will argue that because Seven and Nine do it with Home And Away and ACA that it’s fair enough for them to follow suit.

    But it was a tad annoying given that much of tonight’s show was just an extended ad for the Cameron Diaz movie.

  33. William April 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm -

    It’s because it’s Peter Meakin that is on board at Ten and has begun for a while now, that The Project has been going to 7.35pm

  34. David Knox April 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm -

    Extended news I can understand today. But I saw The Project end at 7:40pm and will be checking with TEN. Becoming habitual.

  35. Maev....Sydney April 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm -

    What the heck was going on at TEN tonight….extended news…and hour and half…was there just too much news…or was it to hold the eyes for The Project….and speaking of that…it went over 8 minutes…all very strange.

  36. Shoudy Chen April 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm -

    I hope that Ten will finalise a telecasting schedule for its primary channel and One before the end of May.

  37. Mr_AJ April 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm -

    Puzzled as to why Defiance is MIA tonight.
    I don’t imagine 7 would miss out on any great numbers by leaving it out this week.

  38. David Knox April 16, 2014 at 9:33 am -

    TEN sent out 100 days info for Comm Games yesterday but no announcements in it yet.

  39. Jason April 16, 2014 at 9:28 am -

    @Shoudy Chen – “It’s too late for Ten Network to promote the games.”
    3 months of promos for something that Nine was pleased to see the back of? Spare us.
    Any why promote the sponsors, unless its contracted to so do?

  40. Pete April 16, 2014 at 3:55 am -

    Looks like Suits starts up again from next Monday at 10.30 on Seven.

  41. Pete April 16, 2014 at 3:31 am -

    Major Crimes returns to Gem for the second half of the current series Mondays at 9.30 from 28 April.

    A short lived six ep series Marshall Law Texas from last year starts Tuesday 29 April at 8.30 on Gem.

    The Millers, currently airing after Big Bang in US, will start on Ten on Sunday April 27 sandwiched between the Aussie Modern Family eps which would normally be a good launching pad for this series but more eyeballs will be on Logies and MKR.

  42. Regional Viewer April 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm -

    nice to see the ABC showing late night movies good effort

  43. David Knox April 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm -

    Ok great. Always better to explain the self-help tools here. You can also follow a show via Tags. I don’t have a date for S12 yet. I will try to remember to post something when advised.

  44. sf1965 April 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm -

    Thanks David now I do understand how the calender works and it is very handy. With this in mind are you able to advise when S12 of Hells Kitchen may be shown on Lifestyle (assuming they show it as they have all other seasons)??

  45. David Knox April 15, 2014 at 10:28 am -

    Please refer to Calendar or Programing for latest info (this is me trying to show you how the site works rather than just answering the question).

  46. sf1965 April 15, 2014 at 10:18 am -

    Can someone tell me what season of Hells Kitchen started last night on ONE HD?? If it is not Season 12, can someone tell me when S12 may air, presumably on Lifestyle??

  47. Shoudy Chen April 15, 2014 at 10:05 am -

    Channel Ten is slow at promoting bigger event TV like the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. With under 100 days to go before the games, Ten needs to do a promo of the athletes as well as the sponsors of the telecasts. I was very shocked about Ten forgetting to make a promo of the Glasgow 2014 Games. It’s too late for Ten Network to promote the games. Hope that Ten will have a better promo than the Delhi 2010 Games.

  48. tvf April 15, 2014 at 7:37 am -

    Finding channel nines catch up service very very slow. Massive Mick Malthouse interview on footy classified last night and no episode yet to appear on footy classifieds catch up page. Not all of us can stay up till 10.40pm to watch it every monday. The short hightlights clips from the show on their website haven’t been updated since march either. Most other catch up sites have their episodes available immediately or within a few hours after air. Whereas jump in generally makes you wait till at the earliest late morning the following day. People need to have their content available from a catch up site within a reasonable time from when aired in all cities. eg. at the latest after the episode has been aired in Perth. Jump ins catch up site is an epic fail for tardiness.

  49. Backflip April 15, 2014 at 2:28 am -

    Just went to update the apps on my phone and discovered that Zeebox has had a change of name to Beamly, and has had some changes made to it. It even linked back to a story from TV Tonight (last years Beauty and the Geek.)

  50. Maev....Sydney April 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm -

    I don’t watch MKR….but really enjoyed Manu’s My France!….I use to watch Manu when he cooked on Ready Steady Cook.

  51. harrypotter1994 April 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm -

    @sf1965 MKR is off this week due to Easter Non Ratings (which lasts 2 weeks). Most high rating shows will have at least 1 week off as many people go away and would miss those episodes.

  52. Mr_AJ April 14, 2014 at 11:24 am -

    Anyone with a PS3 got Plus 7 on it?
    I’m certain it was there in the past, but now is missing from the XMB.

  53. glennc April 14, 2014 at 9:27 am -

    Is Once Upon A Time purely out because it’s Easter non-ratings?

    @sf1965 Easter non-ratings. Although I think it’s back next week despite it also being non-ratings.

  54. sf1965 April 14, 2014 at 7:40 am -

    Is there any reason MKR is on break this week??

  55. Pertinax April 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm -

    There is no reference I can find to Ten having made any episodes of Ready Steady Cook since 2011.

    By that stage they had over 600 episodes and have just been repeating them and recently showed the ones from Dec 2011.

  56. Shoudy Chen April 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm -

    @William – I looked on Wikipedia and noticed that the ratings of Believe has decreased significantly. Given that there are 5 remaining episodes, many US viewers will not watch this show. The most recent episode ‘White Noise’ pulled 4.25 million viewers. The next few shows for Believe will drop below the 4 million, even 3.7 million viewers.
    When Believe airs on Nine probably in May, the Sci-Fi series will fall 2 months behind the US due to Nine’s programming.

  57. David Knox April 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm -

    William you can email me said source. I trust I can clarify for you there.

  58. William April 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm -

    @David Knox – it is true that it’s gone as a source says that it will not air on Ten at all.
    @Shoudy Chen – I bet it will be dumped to Gem or Go after 2 eps of screening on Nine

  59. MM April 12, 2014 at 2:19 pm -

    Channel 7 are still doing well and wonder if they will do even better with having 7Wonder and 7Beyond now in the works, and I believe they are investing in the Russell Crowe’s movie, they are certainly expanding their wings, good luck to them hope they do well.

  60. Shoudy Chen April 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm -

    @William – Sci-Fi series, Believe will be on Nine after Easter. The Sci-Fi drama will rate much lower than last year’s Parades End. At the rate Believe is going, the trend will show that the ratings decreased from 10 million down to 4.2 million in the US. If Nine airs it during May, then this TV Series might rate fewer than 400k. And hopefully this show won’t be renewed after one season.

  61. David Knox April 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm -

    Broke that yesterday. Claiming it is gone from TEN may not be true. Please be careful with wording.

  62. William April 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm -

    The Americans is gone from Ten Network as it will be played out on SoHo

  63. Maev....Sydney April 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm -

    @ Bullswool April 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm -
    I also noted it was missing and posted same sometime back…usually they run repeats if the series is finished….seems like it use to be on all the time…one of the few reliables.

  64. BellJay April 12, 2014 at 9:58 am -

    Please never stop doing the ratings, they are most valuable to read and know. I appreciate you doing them.

  65. William April 12, 2014 at 1:17 am -

    @Shoudy Chen – Believe dropped from 10m to 4m in five eps on NBC and won’t get renewed

  66. glennc April 12, 2014 at 12:20 am -

    @unclepete Last weeks was S04E07.
    The one on tonight seems to be S04E09.
    Next weeks seems to be S04E11.

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