Tuesday July 11 2017
|ABC ME||0.6%||7mate||2.9%||GEM||1.6%||ELEVEN||2.7%||Food Net||0.8%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||9.5%||7||22.1%||9||23.1%||10 NNSW||2.6%||SBS One||3.8%|
|ABC ME||0.6%||7mate||3.8%||GEM||2.8%||ONE||2.6%||Food Net||0.9%|
|MONDAY METRO ALL TV|
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Source: OzTAM and Regional TAM 2017. 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 new week of Home and Away started on 709,000 after a week 27 average of 706,000.
Seven went with the special Last 100 Days Of Diana from reporter Martin Bashir, who secured the exclusive Diana interview back in 1986. The special interviewed many of the people close to Diana during those final few months and revealed that the love of her life was the Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan. The special did 768,000 and narrowly knocked off MasterChef.
During the Diana doco, Seven ran promos for the next episode of Sunday Night, which will feature exclusive interviews with both Prince William and Prince Harry talking about their mother.
The 2009 Sandra Bullock movie The Proposal followed with 361,000.
Lots of chatter about Australian Ninja Warrior last night – and not just on Nine.
Prior to the screening of the second episode, A Current Affair looked at the newest hit TV series, speaking to the hosts about the format. The new show was also a talking point on TEN’s Have You Been Paying Attention? The panellists struggled with the name of the new series before getting it right – they will know it a little better by now. ACA was on 935,000 last night after a week 27 average of 838,000.
The second episode of Australian Ninja Warrior featured more contestants battling the course with some spectacular triumphs and some memorable flops. The second night audience of 1.60m was close to the 1.68m watching the series debut. It’s a remarkable result for the second night and indicates Nine really has a keeper on its hands. Nine will carefully track the performance of the remaining seven episodes and plan how best to exploit the format for 2018. It could be planning to build an obstacle course for visitors to its upfront this year.
Here Come The Habibs! subsequently had a new lead-in and later starting time. The comedy was on 749,000, a significant lift after 606,000 a week ago.
Lots of variety on offer from Gina Liano on cleavage, then marriage equality, Mosul, women bikers and finally visiting Narcos agents who helped track down Pablo Escobar. The Monday episode did 634,000 after a week 27 average of 555,000 at 7pm.
MasterChef farewelled Eloise Praino as the show gets closer to finals week and the promos for The Bachelor warm up the audience for what will be next in the timeslot on a couple of nights a week. The MasterChef contestants had to make something called The Nest which was created by former MasterChef contestant Kylie Millar. The episode did 753,000, which ranked it third all people, but it was #2 in the slot behind Ninja Warrior in the demos.
There was no Sam Pang on Have You Been Paying Attention? as he takes advantage of the radio survey break. Making his first appearance on the show for 2017 was Glenn Robbins who reminded the audience he first appeared on TEN in 1988. “I made this network,” he claimed. This came just after a joke he made about a photo zombies, asking if these were investors in Ten Network. The episode was on 685,000, which is well short of its best and down from 853,000 last week.
Common Sense then had an encore screening with the new show attracting another 206,000.
Australian Story was down under 500,000 for the first time we can remember.
Four Corners then just made it over 500,000 followed by Media Watch on 438,000.
No Q&A last night – it was instead replaced by a repeat of the special Recognition: Yes Or No, which did 244,000.
The channel subsequently recorded its lowest Monday share of the year and only its second in single figures.
Rest day on Le Tour de France and share dipped below 4% for the first in close to three weeks.
24 Hours In Emergency did 190,000 at 9.30pm.
Michael Mosley’s Meet The Humans did 161,000 at 7.30pm.
The launch of Mutiny, a recreation Captain Bligh‘s voyage in the Bounty, disappointed with 120,000 at 8.30pm.
Val Morgan has released a thought leadership study, The Power of the Big Screen: The Role of Cinema in the Mix. Conducted by Kantar Millward Brown, the research validates the role of cinema in the broader audio visual mix.
Key findings indicate that cinema:
• Provides valuable incremental reach to both TV and digital campaigns
• Cost effectively builds brand measures
• Sustains campaign metrics over time through unrivalled resonance
• Delivers strong impact per spot and high retention
Tristan Wyse, Val Morgan national sales director, commented, “We’ve known both anecdotally and through research in the past that cinema is a powerful channel choice. However, Kantar Millward Brown’s research gives us next level understanding as to how cinema works in combination with other media to provide what we’ve termed a halo effect – essentially multimedia campaigns are more effective with cinema included.”
To learn more, click on the ad Val Morgan is running in the Morning Report this week.
Screen Producers Australia has released the Screen Production Industry Policy Ledger. This ledger sets out policy decisions since 2014 and by effect, their impact on the small businesses that drive the industry.
“This ledger sets out in stark relief the series of policy decisions made over the last three years that have negatively, or asymmetrically, affected the industry and in particular, the small businesses that drive it,” Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner said.
“Negative decisions range from the series of egregious funding cuts to the ABC, SBS and Screen Australia that have pulled $400 million from the industry, to withdrawing regulatory oversight and auditing on local content obligations.
“The ledger also makes clear the other Government decisions that have had an asymmetrical impact on the industry. The Government decided to benefit certain businesses at one end of the value chain, such as the broadcasters with a series of broadcast licence fee refunds. These windfalls may boost broadcasters’ share prices, but not their commitment to local content, which has declined 20% for drama and documentaries over the past four years.
“The Government has also moved to benefit certain elements of the local industry, such as services sector and crew with nearly $70 million in funding for foreign films Thor, Alien and Aquaman. This is welcome but the approach has not been certain or consistent or taken into account the entire production ecosystem and its ongoing sustainability.”
Deaner has also commented on the release of ABC data that shows TV content budgets declining.
“Comparing 12/13 to 15/16, the ABC’s total content budget is down nearly 9%, the children and drama budgets are down almost 20%. These shrinking budgets inform reductions in hours produced by the ABC over the four years for drama and children’s by approximately 20%, documentaries by 35% and narrative comedy by an alarming 55%. Most concerning is the significant fall in hours for factual production, down 85%.
“These sobering numbers show the Government’s cuts to the ABC are having an effect on the ABC and in turn, the independent production sector. The 2014 budget continues to bite. We see a peak in production, expenditure and hours in 13/14 and a steep decline following. The Government must recommit funding to the ABC.”
Seven Network has accused former executive Amber Harrison of running so-called “revenge campaigns” against a Nova radio executive with whom she had a relationship, as the company is seeking a full legal cost order and a declaration she acted in breach of the agreement she signed with Seven, reports The AFR’s Misa Han.
On Monday, Seven’s barrister, Andrew Bell, SC, appeared before Justice John Sackar of the Supreme Court to argue the court should make a declaration Harrison breached her agreement with Seven on multiple occasions.
As reported by The Australian Financial Review, Bell also argued Harrison should pay Seven’s full legal costs on an “indemnity basis”, which generally means up to 95% of Seven’s legal costs. Seven’s legal costs in these proceedings are estimated to be around $250,000.
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The AFR’s Aaron Patrick commented:
Amber Harrison fought hard for her day in court. When it came she didn’t show, a capitulation that gave her former employer, Seven West Media, an uncontested opportunity to bury what remained of her battered reputation.
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The Australian’s Margin Call column was in court yesterday too:
There’s been a fair bit of confusion about why, after a violent seven-month public legal brawl, Amber Harrison pulled out of her Supreme Court trial against Seven, days before it began.
Why fight so hard, only to retreat at the end?
Seems a fair question.
So today at 10am, Harrison will phone into Justice John Sackar’s Court in Sydney and explain herself.
That’s assuming her microphone isn’t cut off because the court deems she has wandered off topic. Harrison – who yesterday was accused of repeatedly using the media to launch a “reign of terror” against former partners – is supposed to be addressing the subject of costs.
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Netflix could face tough age restrictions on hundreds of programs as the federal government launches an investigation into the platform, reports News Corp’s Annabel Hennessy.
The audit of the Netflix self-regulated classification system on controversial shows that “glamorise” suicide and eating disorders could also eventually see advertising on the platform overhauled and programs slapped with trigger warnings if lobby groups get their way.
Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that the government was conducting “random” and “targeted” audits of the Netflix age classifications.
The audit comes almost six months after the government introduced a pilot program that allowed Netflix to rate programs itself.
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Sydney-born Dr Alex Hynes looks set to be the new face of Bondi Vet, but it is unclear where the show will be filmed or where it will be aired, reports News Corp’s Kris Crane.
While the search for a replacement for Dr Chris Brown nears completion, Channel 10 has no plans to run a new series of the lifestyle program and it is understood neither Nine nor Seven has picked up the new-look show.
Yesterday a spokeswoman for the Ten Network distanced the station from the program which launched in 2009 with Brown at the helm.
“We actually don’t have current plans to screen it,” she said.
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TV Tonight reports in the last few weeks SBS has had The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo, The Young Pope, Orphan Black….
Now Versailles, Cardinal, The Good Fight and more of Outlander are on the way.
SBS viewers have never had it so good.
So how does a broadcaster that is continually challenged with limited funds manage to nab some of the hottest titles in international drama right now?
Marshall Heald, SBS Director of Television and Online Content, acknowledges the broadcaster is enjoying good “cut-through” with its suite of international dramas.
“We’re all about establishing a position with the world’s most distinctive drama. We’re very agile and fast-moving, we take more risks and we are far more flexible with the types of deals that we do,” he explains.
“We often buy at script stage, so we’re very, very early, often on the basis of one script, perhaps with an attached director and maybe a couple of cast. And not a lot of people are doing that.”
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On Monday, HBO announced some pretty, pretty good news for fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm – an October 1 premiere date for season nine, reports The New York Times.
It will be the first episode of the series, in which the misanthropic comedian Larry David plays a lightly fictionalised version of himself, since the season eight finale in September 2011.
In the nearly six years since the show has been off the air, David, a creator of Seinfeld, made his Broadway debut in Fish in the Dark and played Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont several times during the most recent season of Saturday Night Live.
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She replaces Nicole Byers, who was recently appointed editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly.
Walker started her career at OK! and has worked across a string of Australian weekly titles – including TV Week and Woman’s Day – over the past decade. She returned to OK! as deputy editor in 2014 and was made acting editor in 2015 during Byers’ maternity leave.
Mulitmillion-dollar Big Bash naming rights sponsor KFC has turned up the heat on Cricket Australia to immediately resolve the pay crisis railroading the game, reports News Corp’s Ben Horne.
KFC pours an estimated $3.5-$4 million into the game each year as one of CA’s top three corporate partners and its concerned call for administrators on both sides of the fence to realise the ugly war is killing the sport reflects growing anxiety and frustration among cricket’s leading sponsors.
The fast food icon stopped short of tipping its famous bucket on those in charge, but their pointed assessment that the ever-escalating situation has gone too far sends a clear enough message in itself.
“The dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association is unfortunate and one we hope will be resolved amicably as soon as possible for the benefit of the game,” a KFC spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph.
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Looking for a winning tip? Then look no further than The Daily Telegraph’s Brad Davidson (pictured), who incredibly finds the mark with Winx-like accuracy, reports his newspaper.
Davidson in his own words “almost fulfilled a lifelong ambition of mine” when he came within one of tipping the card at Monday’s Tamworth meeting.
Coming to the final race and with seven winners already under his belt, Davo needed Duck In Dubai to register the perfect eight, but the favourite could only manage third place.
Davo hit the bullseye during the afternoon with Miss Expensive ($3.30), Lets Get Nauti Gal ($1.95), Big Ben The Clock ($1.95), Our Tickets ($4.20), Magic Arli ($3.50), Isthmian ($2.25) and Happy Go Plucky ($1.70) before just missing with the now infamous Duck In Dubai.
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• Spider-Man comes home to the tune of $10m
The movie industry has had its biggest weekend in 15 weeks with Spider-Man: Homecoming leading the charge across a school-holiday weekend. The last time weekend box office crept above $20m was for the opening weekend of Beauty And The Beast, which opened with $13.14m, dominating the weekend gross of $22.65m.
Total weekend gross for the top 20 movies was $21.85m, up close to 55% on last week.
The top five are loaded with four multi-franchise offerings, with Wonder Woman the only new brand in what is sure to eventually be a multimovie franchise.
Modern cinema has seen a long line of Spider-Man movie projects based on the Marvel comic superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Earlier this century there was a series of three Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire in the lead role. Andrew Garfield then stepped into the title role in 2012 and 2014 in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The latest incarnation sees Tom Holland in the lead role and the series has started with a blast, pulling $10.13m on debut.
The 2012 release opened just under $5.5m while in 2014 the opening weekend was again just short of $5.5m.
The new release has had a brilliant opening close to double what the last franchise earned. Sony opened the new release on 634 screens, which is two more screens than the treatment given to Pirates Of The Caribbean. The last movies to open on more screens were Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 and The Fate Of The Furious.
The screen average for Homecoming was $15,978, the best for any movie in wide release since Beauty And The Beast did $18,619 on its opening weekend in March. Homecoming’s opening with $10.13m ranks it the #2 opening of the year, trailing only Beauty And The Beast, and outperforming The Fate Of The Furious by just $57,458.
At the close of Sunday, the movie had done close to $24m after four weekends. After opening with just under $6m, Despicable Me 3 had two weeks close to $3.5m and has now managed to grow fourth weekend revenues by 22% to over $4m. The number of screens grew by 18 on the weekend to 478, delivering a screen average of $8,764, again the best since it opened with a screen average over $12,000.
This Walt Disney release managed to grow its revenue weekend-on-weekend too with a 10% lift. The movie remained on 420 screens with a screen average of $4,721 with a gross so far very close to $9m.
Although takings dipped by 31%, the movie manages to command a place in the top five after six weeks of release. It remains on 280 screens with a total haul to-date of $28.75m. The most recent movie to do that sort of business after six weeks was Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, which was sitting on $31.78m.
Takings dropped here 52% on the third weekend for the Paramount release. The film passed $10m this week as it remained on 288 screens with a screen average of $3,631.
• Fitzy and Wippa on the move
The biggest movers in the market were 104.9 Triple M and WSFM, which both lifted 0.9. The overall market leader remains 2GB, which lifted 0.5 to 11.9%. smoothfm is the market leader in FM, despite dropping 2.2 to 9.1%. KIIS 1065 dropped 0.3 to 8.1% where it remains #2 FM, but it leads Nova by the smallest possible margin with a lead of 0.1.
The best breakfast improver this survey was Nova 96.9 where Fitzy and Wippa climbed 0.9 to 7.8% to be equal #2 FM breakfast alongside WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda on 7.8%. 2GB’s Alan Jones remains #1 in breakfast on 13.9%, ABC Sydney is #2 overall while Kyle and Jackie O remain #1 FM breakfast.
• Mike and Jen at smoothfm lift
Gold 104.3 was the biggest mover in Melbourne with share up 0.8 to 8.9%. The ARN station is now a point or less behind the FM leader Fox FM and #2 FM smoothfm. 3AW remains the overall leader on 14.4% despite a drop of 1.1.
smoothfm was the best breakfast improver with share up 1.0 for Mike Perso and Jennifer Hansen. Ross and John at 3AW have dropped back below a 20% share, but remain clear leaders not only in Melbourne, but they boast the highest metro breakfast share in Australia. FOX FM remains the #1 FM breakfast with its team of Fifi, Dave, Fev and Byron.
• ARN’s revenge as Bianca, Terry & Bob go #1
Despite a pull back, Nova 106.9 remains a clear leader on 14.1% overall although it is no longer the breakfast champ. Reclaiming top spot in breakfast is 97.3 where Bianca, Terry and Bob are back on top after share exploded, up 2.2 to 12.8%. Interestingly 2.2 was the exact amount of share that Nova lost.
Overall 97.3 was the big improver, up 1.2 to 12.5%. 4BC had a good survey too with share up to 5.9%. In breakfast, Alan Jones lifted 4BC share to 8.4%, overtaking 4KQ this survey.
• Mix back at #1, but Davis & Will rule breakfast
Mix 102.3 has reclaimed top spot in the market, overtaking Fiveaa as Mix share lifted 0.7 to 12.8%. Hit 107 had the biggest growth, up 1.1 while Triple M was also up 0.7.
Fiveaa has managed to remain #1 in commercial breakfast as David and Will sit on 13.0%, dipping 1.6 this survey. They are only outrated by ABC Adelaide, which dropped 0.5, but sits on 14.7% in the last survey that will feature recently departed breakfast co-host Matthew Abraham.
• Nathan, Nat and Shaun build Nova lead
Four of the six commercial stations in the market improved their share this survey, Mix 94.5 was the only significant mover with share down 1.0 to 13.7%. That was enough to allow Nova 93.7 into top spot as Nova share climbed 0.4.
Nova breakfast was up 0.8 to 14.8% ensuring Nathan, Nat and Shaun tightened their grip on the breakfast audience. In fact a massive gap has opened up between the market leaders with Nova now 3.1 points ahead of Mix in breakfast. 6PR breakfast performed well with share for Steve and Baz up 1.1 to 9.5%. 96FM also lifted in breakfast.
This is the first time Nova has been #1 outright in Perth. Mix 94.5 has held Perth’s #1 spot for most of the last 25 years, apart from three occasions – one in 2012 (S4/12) and two in 2013 (S5+S6/13) when they were beaten by 96FM.
Olly Wilton is the head of sports partnerships at Twitter Australia and he’s got a great job talking about sports to sports people and attending some great events. He talked with Mediaweek‘s James Manning about everything from hashtags and emojis to the best sports teams all around the world to follow on Twitter, how players, clubs and fans use the platform, through to some of the big sporting events that Twitter be working with later this year.
Mediaweek’s Kruti Joshi visits Australia’s #1 nightly presenter Kent “Smallzy” Small at the Nova Entertainment office in Sydney. Smallzy discusses career lessons, being fired, interviewing some of the biggest celebrities in the world and engaging with listeners on social media.
Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi talk about the media headlines of the week. Topics this week include Fairfax, Ten, the new Optus content play, The Australian Women’s Weekly’s new editor and more.