Tuesday April 11 2017
|ABC ME||0.6%||7mate||3.1%||GEM||2.9%||ELEVEN||3.1%||Food Net||1.1%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||15.6%||7||18.5%||9||16.4%||10 NNSW||3.4%||SBS One||3.9%|
|ABC ME||0.5%||7mate||4.1%||GEM||3.6%||ONE||3.2%||Food Net||1.1%|
|MONDAY METRO ALL TV|
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Source: OzTAM and Regional TAM 2016. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM
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The Easter ratings break has given audiences the freedom to roam the dial with no reality format drawing a big audience. The ABC got a significant boost from the programming changes elsewhere with its biggest Monday share of the year.
Nine managed to win the night despite posting its smallest Monday share since January.
Seven slipped to third place with its lowest Monday share since week two this year.
Home and Away carries on through Easter with 724,000 last night.
First Dates returned with a disappointing 703,000 in the My Kitchen Rules timeslot. That was still a big enough audience though to rank #2 overall behind the ABC and #1 commercial.
Day two of the Swimming Championships with 229,000 watching. Not big numbers, but an investment for Seven in supporting Aussie swimmers ahead of the Comm Games and even the next Olympics. And as luck would have it, the event takes place in an out-of-survey week.
A Current Affair had a strong episode with a look at the challenges facing George Calombaris and his food empire, Trevor Long turned up to talk mobiles and then the show remembered some of its classic Clarke and Dawe moments, complete with the Mike Willesee introduction from when it first aired. The Monday crowd was 812,000 after their strongest ratings week of the year with an average of 826,000.
RBT then got an hour at 7.30pm with 668,000.
One of the final episodes of House Husbands this season then did 565,000, down from 643,000 last week which had Married At First Sight as the lead-in.
Some states then saw Footy Classified with a three-market audience of 198,000 and 139,000 in Melbourne.
Tina Arena was the final guest on The Project with Hugh Riminton taking the place of Waleed Aly. The show also supported dumped ABC presenter and former TEN colleague Natasha Exelby and Andrew Denton paid tribute to John Clarke. The 7pm half of the show was the channel’s best with 586,000.
Two episodes of Modern Family did 425,000 and 417,000.
TEN’s Monday movie was 2014’s The Other Woman with 383,000.
The channel’s 7.30 also paid tribute to John Clarke last night, which helped assemble an audience of 789,000.
Australian Story had its biggest audience of the year with 812,000.
Four Corners also performed well with 786,000.
Media Watch was on 668,000 and then Q&A did 519,000.
A repeat of Trust Me I’m A Doctor didn’t feature any train journeys yet it was close to 300,000.
The second and final part of Simon Reeve’s Turkey did 247,000.
The former chief operating officer at Perth-based internet service provider iiNet has held senior executive roles in the telecommunications sector across Australia and New Zealand over the past two decades.
Over the past six months, Fewster has been consulting to Seven West Media in WA, in particular focusing on the integration of the company’s various businesses.
She has been identifying opportunities to drive revenue growth and efficiency through organisational development.
Seven West Media chief executive Tim Worner said he was delighted that Maryna was permanently joining the company.
“She has a proven track record in delivering operating excellence and driving cultural change,” he said. “Our businesses in WA are a key part of our future development and Maryna will be a very important member of the leadership team that will be driving the future for those businesses.”
Seven West Media is undertaking a separate recruitment process for chief executive of Seven West Media WA.
ABC Studios International has announced it will partner with Hoodlum Entertainment, the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and Screen Queensland on a major new television crime drama series, Harrow, to be produced in Australia.
Harrow is the story of Dr. Daniel Harrow, who is no ordinary forensic pathologist. Brilliant. Unorthodox. And a murderer?
Keli Lee, managing director, international content and talent, ABC Studios International, said: “As our first foray into international production under ABC Studios International, we’re thrilled to produce Harrow for global distribution. A compelling story and great characters resonate all over the world, and Harrow is a show that global audiences will want to watch.”
Harrow is created by Stephen M. Irwin and Leigh McGrath, written by Stephen M. Irwin, and its executive producers are Hoodlum’s Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield.
“Hoodlum is very excited to partner with ABC Studios International on this thrilling TV series. Together we will bring the character of Harrow to life in a series that is set to hook audiences at every turn with unique cases to solve and an intriguing twist on the crime show genre,” said Robertson, executive producer, Hoodlum Entertainment.
There was no conformation as to a US broadcaster for the new series.
Ad and content funded mobile platform Unlockd has announced the appointment of Aliza Knox as the company’s chief operating officer. Knox, formerly APAC vice president at Twitter, will start on April 12 and oversee international expansion and global operations, utilising her vast experience and network to drive value and growth.
Knox serves on the boards of Scentre Group (owner of Westfield ANZ) and Singapore postal service and e-commerce company SingPost. She is also an advisor to the ANZ Bank Board’s Technology Committee, led SWAT (Super Women at Twitter) and did the same for Women@Google in Asia. Knox is an active participant in Women Corporate Directors, Chief Executive Women in Australia, a champion for Board Agender in Singapore, and was named the AWA Singapore International Business Woman of the Year in 2015.
Unlockd rewards consumers with value like discounts off mobile phone bills, free additional data or premium entertainment content in exchange for viewing targeted ads and content when unlocking their smartphone.
An ex-employee of social media giant Facebook says the site is abdicating its responsibilities as a media company, as questions are raised over what the US firm is doing with Australians’ data, reports The Australian’s David Swan.
Adam Schrader, a journalist with Facebook before its entire newsroom was scrapped, told the ABC’s Four Corners program the company was failing the public by letting fake news run rampant.
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Pauline Hanson has celebrated One Nation’s 20th anniversary with an attack on the media, reports Fairfax Media’s Amy Remeikis.
The Queensland senator released a video on her social media pages announcing Tuesday marked two decades since she launched her political party, saying the “roller coaster” ride, which included a stint in prison, now saw eight elected representatives across the nation.
Hanson said: “I have had a gutful of the media, and just last Friday I got word, I was actually planning on going on a trip through the Department of Defence to Afghanistan and to Iraq and that was to do with a parliamentary excursion with five other members of Parliament including Senator Brian Burston and the other four were from Liberal and Labor.
“Now, that was leaked to [ABC reporter] Andrew Probyn, who announced it to [ABC program] Insiders.
“Because of a security threat now and risk, they have cancelled the trip.”
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Natasha Exelby has paid a high price for her weekend blooper, after the humourless management at ABC24 banned the newsreader from playing any future on-air role, reports News Corp’s Holly Byrnes.
Exelby, who only recently returned from a foreign correspondent and anchor role with Turkish broadcaster TRT World, was told she has been axed from newsreading duties, after being caught off guard during a live news shift on Sunday.
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Meanwhile TV Tonight reports Jessica Adamson was clearly unhappy about something during last night’s Seven News bulletin in Adelaide when she muttered the F bomb.
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News Corp Australia executive general manager network sales Lou Barrett has announced two key appointments to her leadership team.
MCN’s Danny Lavell (pictured L) is joining News Corp as general manager, consortium agencies and Paul Blackburn (pictured R) has been appointed as general manager, key accounts.
These two new roles follow the recent promotion of Rachel Savio to group general manager, network strategy.
Lavell has been national head of direct sales with MCN for the past four years. He has 20 years’ experience in both publishing and television, including 16 years at ACP prior to his time with MCN.
Blackburn also has close to 20 years’ experience in media sales, including 10 years with Pacific Magazines before joining NewsLifeMedia as NSW sales director in 2012. In 2015, he became director, sales and strategy and then moved to the role of commercial director – lifestyle. Most recently, he has been general manager, NSW network sales.
The comedian’s comedian, mentor for an entire industry, Australia’s New Zealand-born godfather of comedy John Clarke died on Sunday in regional Victoria while bushwalking and birdwatching with his wife, Helen, and friends. He was 68, reports The Australian’s Michaela Boland.
Australians remembered one-half of the razor-sharp satirical team Clarke & Dawe, which has been broadcasting almost continuously for three decades, most recently on ABC TV.
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Graeme Blundell in The Australian:
Moving to Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Clarke went on to have a first-rate career as a TV satirist (A Current Affair, The Gillies Report, Frontline and The Games), screenwriter (Lonely Hearts, Anzacs) and political commentator. He was also a fine naturalistic actor with a lovely wry edginess, and was working on a second season of the ABC’s The Ex-PM with Shaun Micallef only days before his death.
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Fairfax Media’s Tony Wright & Karl Quinn:
John Clarke’s collaborator for 30 years, fellow satirist Bryan Dawe, has been left devastated by his friend’s sudden death on Sunday.
“It wasn’t Clarke and Dawe that was the most important thing for me,” Dawe said, referring to the television spots the two men have made for 27 years, first for A Current Affair on Nine and more recently on the ABC.
“It was the in-between. It was the space between our work as Clarke and Dawe: the conversations, the phone calls, the emails, the fun, the empathy, the understanding. The friendship. And all that means.
“John is such a big canvas it is impossible to explain how I feel,” Dawe said. “I got to experience this man’s humanity, his generosity, his brilliance and above all, his kindness.
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The Herald Sun’s Mikey Cahill reviews Rove McManus at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival:
Straight up, I thought I would be taking one for the team watching Rove. But he worked blue, inquired whether the latecomers appendages were still working and took his time with setups about placentas and the perils of parenthood and life partnership. It was a well-crafted hour.
Rove does good father material without resorting to dad jokes. He should tread the boards more in Australia — it suits him — and hearing the boy-next-door drop f-bombs is a delicious mystery box.
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Pepsi has announced a revised marketing concept for the world’s most popular cola besides Coke – a new radio show presented by The Chaser team.
Airing on Triple M Sydney for a 12-week season from Monday 1 May, Pepsi Presents The Pepsi Chaser Powered By Pepsi will reunite four of the original team members – Charles Firth, Andrew Hansen, Dom Knight and Chris Taylor – for a daily radio program exclusively devoted to the benefits of Pepsi.
Each weekday morning from 10am-12pm, the team will consume Pepsi while interviewing celebrities about how Pepsi’s changed their lives and taking calls on topics like “Pepsi, Light or Max?”
Triple M head of content Mike Fitzpatrick said, “We’re delighted, if a little apprehensive, to welcome The Chaser back to where they started in 2001.
“Triple M is now the home of rock, sport, comedy and Pepsi – until Pepsi cancels after the inevitable backlash.”
Read more at mediaweek.com.au.
Tony Abbott has emerged as the politician most likely to take up a regular weekly spot with broadcaster Ray Hadley after Treasurer Scott Morrison was unceremoniously dumped, reports The Australian’s John Lyons.
A furious Hadley told his listeners yesterday that he had been “lied to” either by Morrison or his office.
The incident occurred today after Morrison’s office informed Hadley’s producers that he would not be able to do his Monday spot this morning.
Minutes later, they saw a notification that at the very time he was due to be on Hadley’s show he would be in a studio in Melbourne with the ABC’s radio presenter Jon Faine.
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Edward Enninful (pictured) has been confirmed as the new editor of British Vogue. Condé Nast International chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse announced Alexandra Shulman‘s successor overnight, calling Enninful “an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist”, adding that “by virtue of his talent and experience, Edward is supremely prepared to assume the responsibility of British Vogue“.
Enninful arrives at the title from his position as fashion and creative director at W Magazine, where he has been since 2011. He will start his new role on August 1.
His career to date has seen him work for Italian Vogue, American Vogue and most recently W Magazine, as well as consult on countless high-fashion campaigns.
The new season of the award-winning, cult hit series Better Call Saul, starts streaming today after being fast-tracked from the US on Stan.
In the 10-episode third season of Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) continues his devolution into Breaking Bad’s notorious criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. When the series returns, Jimmy and Kim’s (Rhea Seehorn) fledgling law practices and their romance are endangered by Chuck’s (Michael McKean) scheme, while Mike (Jonathan Banks) searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know everything about his business.
Breaking Bad’s favourite drug lord and fast-food king “Gustavo Fring”, played by Giancarlo Esposito, appears in season three of Better Call Saul.
Giancarlo is currently in Sydney for the show’s launch and to help open a Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up shop, the famous chicken shop from Breaking Bad, at Thirsty Bird in Potts Point from April 11-12.
More details and times are available via Stan’s Facebook Event Page.
New episodes of Better Call Saul will drop every Tuesday, fast-tracked from the US only on Stan.
For the first time ever Fox Sports’ new dedicated NRL channel has out-rated the extremely popular AFL channel, Fox Footy, to be the most watched channel on subscription TV for the week, reports News Corp’s Paul Crawley.
“You’ve gotta love rugby league,” said Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany, “and its eight games a week of unscripted drama. Spectacular action.”
“It’s little wonder the fans are so passionate, setting record audience numbers on our new Fox League 502 channel.
“Even though we’re only just coming into round seven of the competition it already feels like a vintage year.”
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The Australian Rugby Union concedes expanding Super Rugby to 18 teams last year was a major mistake but is adamant the increase had no bearing on the decision to axe a local franchise, reports Rugby.com.au’s Beth Newman.
ARU chief executive Bill Pulver and chairman Cameron Clyne fronted a packed media conference on Monday to explain the reason behind cutting an Australian team from Super Rugby next year.
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The Australian Rugby Union is back in the black, reporting a $3.7 million surplus for 2016, reports Rugby.com.au’s Sam Phillips.
The surplus is a big turnaround on the $9.8m loss for 2015, though that was mainly due to the decline in match day revenue – with Australia hosting only two Tests in the World Cup year.
The new broadcast deal and a normalised Test schedule has helped drag the figure back from the near $10m deficit, according to the 2016 annual report, which was released Monday afternoon.
The broadcast dollar accounted for $61.4m of the total $127.8m in revenue, up $43.3m from 2015.
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• Beauty And The Beast passes $34m, no new releases crack the top five
School holidays were under way in most markets with New South Wales to start this week.
Total box office takings from the top 20 movies was $14.74m, down 19% on the previous weekend. The sector has been having a good run with just one weekend under $14m since the start of March with Logan and now Beauty And The Beast driving that performance.
Two new releases opened wide with both making the top 10, but not the top five.
Another Beauty of a weekend with Belle and the ghastly Gaston entertaining more crowds as the movie’s total passes $34m. Beauty And The Beast’s screen average held above $8,400, down from $12,100 the previous weekend. Screens showing the movie were down 47 to 588.
So far the Walt Disney release has been the biggest new release of 2017. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended with close to $51m but it was a 2016 release that carried into 2017. Beauty And The Beast has so far outperformed all but the three biggest earners of 2016 – it will need to find another $14m though to knock off last year’s #1, Finding Dory. Interestingly, after three weekends last year, Finding Dory was sitting on $32.5m and still screening on 543 screens.
School holiday magic was at work here for the animated comedy as takings lifted 23% to close on $2.5m. Screen average jumped too from just under $7,000 to $8,194. The film crept onto a few extra screens, but it was a modest rise of 14. After three weekends the total gross to-date sits at $11.63m.
Vacation time couldn’t hold the takings steady with a drop-off of 23% for the movie’s second weekend after opening with $2.12m. Screen average went from just over $5,000 to just under which was a good result after the movie shed 94 screens to 360. Total takings so far are on $5.55m.
The second weekend of the Scarlett Johansson sci-fi action movie dipped 44% as it remained steady on 423 screens. Screen average trended lower from $5,018 on opening to $2,822 this weekend. Its total earn after two weekends has just nudged past $4.1m.
Wonderful holiday turnaround here for the third of three animated movies in the top five. The Sony Pictures release was up a whopping 79% on its opening weekend as cinemas screening jumped from 225 to 296 with screen average lifting too, from $2,303 to $3,142. The total after two weeks is just over $2m.
Outside the top five: The only major new releases were i) Dance Academy from StudioCanal, which opened on 214 screens for a screen average of $2,495 that resulted in a weekend opening of $533,000, and ii) CHiPs from Warner Bros, which was pushed onto 147 screens for an opening of $443,000 with a screen average of $3,016.
Lion is hanging in for what could be its last weekend in the top 20 with an earn so far of $29.28m, which should make anybody who predicted a gross of $30m look very clever.
• Eight Australian brands in the running for SBS air time with campaigns that reflect and showcase Australia’s diversity
SBS has announced eight finalists in the 2017 Diversity Works Challenge to pitch their advertising campaign to a panel of industry experts and diversity advocates for the chance to win one million dollars of free air time across SBS TV and digital assets.
Shortlisted entries include KWP! for Surf Life Saving Australia, BBAM for Steel Blue Boots, Starcom for Farmers Union Greek Yoghurt, Marmalade Melbourne for the Stroke Foundation, Ikon Communications for Barnados Australia and Carat for Holden, Medibank Private Health Insurance and La Trobe University.
SBS director of media sales Andrew Cook said: “We’re thrilled with the response we’ve received to the Diversity Works Challenge. The eight shortlisted ideas have integrated Australia’s diversity into the fabric of their campaign concept, while achieving the brands’ overall marketing objectives, demonstrating that thinking with diversity works.
“With nearly a third of our population born overseas, SBS wanted to encourage the advertising industry to reflect contemporary Australia. As one of the most multicultural and multilingual nations, and we believe the Diversity Works Challenge delivers on SBS’s purpose to inspire Australians to explore and celebrate diversity.”
The winner will be announced in May 2017, giving the brand or agency three months to produce the advertisement before it premieres in primetime on SBS before the end of 2017.
APN Outdoor has partnered with Gillette to bring live sports content into the daily commute across key rail stations in Sydney and Melbourne through their digital outdoor platform XtrackTV.
Gillette’s newest product, Gillette Proshield, is topping and tailing the sports updates on XtrackTV across Sydney and Melbourne.
In addition Gillette has also utilised the more traditional rail format, static Cross Track Posters, to engage the commuter and further drive brand awareness to educate the audience about the intricacies of this new product.
Gillette’s presence in the rail environment has been making an impact on consumers since late 2016 and will continue to engage throughout 2017. The long-term content presence is indicative of great things to come in the rail environment with further content opportunities in the pipeline.
XtrackTV was launched in 2015 and has quickly become a key component of many digital Outdoor campaigns.
Richard Herring, APN Outdoor’s CEO, said: “The ability to provide an advertising platform aligned with high-quality content in a captive environment is something XtrackTV really does better than anything else. In the coming months, the content opportunities in this space are set for further transformation and as technology continues to improve and our footprint grows, the opportunities are truly exciting.”
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