Mediaweek Morning Report

Monday July 17 2017

  • Details behind Fairfax bids: John Hartigan approached to run media co
  • Cosentino to launch new Anything Is Possible show in Macau and Singapore
  • Network Ten’s Pete Helliar to host new ITV Studios game show Cram
  • Radio hosts return to Australia and airwaves after winter ratings break
    Which radio star got married? What was the favourite holiday destination?
    2GB’s Alan Jones returning to international rugby as coach of Barbarians
    Kyle and Jackie O reveal next major event: Every caller to get London holiday
    ABC Melbourne broadcaster Red Symons off air – he was hospitalised after recent fall
  • Finals week: Ben Ungermann on life inside the MasterChef Australia house
  • News Corp’s Cameron Adams: Remembering 30 years of Countdown
  • The Advertiser’s Matt Gilbertson on TV’s biggest flops: Yasmine, Warnie & more
  • People: Leisel Jones & Thorpie join Seven Sport, New director for REA Group
  • All stars in Sun Valley – from Rupert & Lachlan Murdoch to Martin Sorrell
  • Media money: EON Sports Radio speculation, The Grand Tour’s grand profit
  • TV: Seven’s Angus Ross reminds that network still #1, winning 19 of 20 weeks
  • Patricia Edgar calls for annual levy to fund kids’ TV, and drop content quotas
  • Print: New-look News Corp motoring section, The Australian goes Google
  • Jodie Whittaker the new Doctor Who, 13th Time Lord first in Christmas special
  • ARIA Charts: In 29 charts this year there have only been 5 different #1 singles
  • Week 29 TV: Sunday
    Epic TV battle: Nine’s Ninja Warrior format as tough as its best Ninjas
    Episode four climbs to 1.75m metro as Nine starts another week with big lead
    Seven’s Sunday Night and TEN’s MasterChef finals weeks both well behind

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Radio’s big week: Ratings, revenues, Red Room with Lorde
  • Medium Rare’s MD Gerry Reynolds on the competitive field of custom publishing
  • GfK Radio Ratings Survey 4, 2017: Four pages of expert analysis
  • Inside Optus’ latest content play with National Geographic
  • How Twitter is monetising sports content for rights holders
  • Crocmedia sports journalist Damian Barrett’s busy week
  • Spectator at Lorde’s performance for Nova and Optus, Nine’s Ashes launch for clients and media

New magazines this week

Mediaweek TV Podcast

Andrew Mercado and James Manning return to talk TV. Subjects this week include Australian Ninja Warrior, return of Game of Thrones, Yummy Mummies, Joanna Lumley’s India, Common Sense, The Handmaid’s Tale, Studio 10, Taboo, Friends From College and much more including a newspaper TV column Andrew didn’t appreciate!

Listen online here.

Seven Days

Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi are joined by’s Melissa Hoyer in this episode of Seven Days. They talk about 2017’s fourth radio survey, Studio 10‘s extra hour, Nine’s big week of Origin and Ninja Warrior, The Block and Australian Survivor’s head-to-head premiere night and more.

Listen online here.