Thursday June 8 2017
Joining James Daggar-Nickson on the show today:
• Special co-host: Simon Ryan, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Australia and New Zealand
• Special guest: Peter Tonagh, Foxtel CEO
Sky News Business Channel
Channel 602: Foxtel
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||3.0%||GEM||3.7%||ELEVEN||2.8%||Food Net||0.8%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||11.4%||7||23.9%||9||14.5%||10 NNSW||3.0%||SBS One||4.2%|
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||4.8%||GEM||4.7%||ONE||3.4%||Food Net||0.9%|
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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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Seven has won the midweek battle, this time taking first place with a primary share under 20%.
The key to Seven’s victory was a familiar lineup for Seven regulars with Border Security and The Force early in the evening and then two episodes of Criminal Minds back-to-back.
Nine managed second spot with help from Britain’s Got Talent while the AFL Footy Show was a modest contributor.
Nine managed to win the network numbers with the highest combined channel share. A key contributor was Gem with the highest multichannel share of 3.7%.
Doing the heavy lifting for TEN again was MasterChef with its midweek numbers up thanks in part to the absence of House Rules on another channel. Another classic team challenge on offer helped too of course!
Home and Away drops a little each night across the week with 750,000 watching last night, up from 725,000 a week ago.
The tried and tested ob doc double of Border Security (708,000) and The Force (676,000) returned to the Wednesday slot. The duo didn’t outperform MasterChef, but they did outrate Britain’s Got Talent.
Criminal Minds then made its reappearance for 2017 with two episodes helping bump Seven’s late night share. The first ep did 514,000 and the second 425,000.
After two nights over 900,000, A Current Affair dropped just under that mark with a feature about the Westfield food court killer pulling viewers. Wednesday last week did 912,000 as the State Of Origin lead-in.
Britain’s Got Talent wrapped in the UK last week with six consecutive episodes on offer across the week on ITV. There is a bit to go here before we get to the Grand Final, with 650,000 watching an audition last night after 7.30pm.
Sydney and Brisbane viewers got The Last Resort with 69,000 in Sydney and 48,000 in Brisbane.
Other markets had a Wednesday episode of The Footy Show with special guest the great Neale Daniher. The Melbourne audience was 155,000 after 145,000 last week.
MasterChef’s numbers were up for the midweek team challenge where the blue team was victorious and manages to avoid tonight’s elimination challenges. The audience of 868,000 was well up after 704,000 chose MasterChef over State Of Origin a week ago.
Elsewhere on TEN Steve Price revealed a ticket scam he was involved with to the 631,000 viewers of The Project.
Later in the night it was US drama time – This Is Us was up from 355,000 to 405,000 with just two episodes of the 18-episode first season left to screen. Madam Secretary then did 186,000 after 195,000 last week.
After a repeat episode last week, Anh’s Brush With Fame showed its Tina Arena episode with 631,000 watching.
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering was up from 456,000 to 585,000 with no Origin to compete with, and Steve Price on the guest list. The Project regular appeared with Tom Gleeson on Hard Chat.
The first episode of Ronny Chieng: International Student screened to 434,000 followed by a UK election special preview edition of Adam Hills: The Last Leg on 329,000.
The final of Tony Robinson’s Coast To Coast aired with 262,000.
The first of the three-part Gypsy Kings: Our Secret World was on 229,000 followed by just a single episode of Fargo this week with 130,000 after 121,000 last week.
Conservatives have called on the ABC to reconsider its two hours a day of Al Jazeera content, labelling the Qatari-based news channel “Islamic propagandists”, reports The Australian’s Emily Ritchie.
Cory Bernardi, who quit the Liberal Party to establish the Australian Conservatives, said the ABC should reconsider broadcasting Al Jazeera content, especially given the recent breakdown of diplomatic ties in the Middle East.
The ABC said it had received no complaints about Al Jazeera English’s editorial content. “Like other news organisations, the ABC uses a range of agencies to support our own correspondents,” a spokesman said. “Al Jazeera English is an award-winning service with a strong presence in Europe.”
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Rowe has gathered a strong and loyal following on her social channels with #craphousewife, where she shares all the amusing misadventures of being a working mum and a terrible cook. Craphousewife.com is her new platform to share her hilarious tales and to unite other crap housewives too.
The CrapHousewife website explains: The crap housewife is a badge Jessica wears with pride, and it’s a title she wants other women to embrace. For Jessica, the idea of crap is the real life messes, hiccups, disasters and bad meals that many of us dish up and deal with every day. This mum is tired of the photos of perfectly packed school lunches, posts about cuisine family dinners eaten together over the table, plus tales of neat, tidy and obedient children with smoothly brushed hair. Why not cut the crap, take the pressure off and admit to the moments, days, weeks and months when the wheels do fall off?
Helping Rowe launch her new venture is Watercooler Talent, where Rowe is a client.
McMillan is the winner of two Quill Awards and has worked for ABC radio and as a reporter for Nine News Sydney.
Merrick and Rosso reunited in the studio this week for the first time in seven years, reports news.com.au’s Andrew Bucklow.
At one stage the duo were the biggest stars on radio, building a huge fan base on triple j before jumping ship to help launch Nova in Sydney in 2001.
And the duo proved they’ve still got that magical radio ingredient, chemistry, as they took a walk down memory lane and traded stories from their colourful past on air.
“Most of the 90s we were touring somewhere and were hungover,” Rosso said on Merrickville.
The on-air reunion comes not long after Merrick announced that he’ll leave Triple M at the end of 2017 to pursue acting.
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Listen to Merrick and Rosso on the Merrickville Tuesday podcast here.
A high-profile defamation case brought by Hollywood star Rebel Wilson has been delayed in its final stages as lawyers discuss issues without the jury, reports AAP.
The three-week Victorian Supreme Court trial between the Pitch Perfect actor and magazine publisher Bauer Media – responsible for Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, NW and OK magazine – is in its final stages.
Justice John Dixon sent the jury home early on Wednesday, saying legal parties on both sides needed to define issues on which jurors must decide.
“Unfortunately that has created a delay,” he said.
“It will take some time to resolve these matters.”
The jury is due back in court on Thursday when the defence and then Wilson’s legal team are expected to deliver closing addresses.
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The winning stylist will be awarded a $12,750 scholarship to undertake an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Business at Fashion Business Institute (FBI), the only course of its kind in the world, as well as an invitation to join the coveted marie claire fashion influencer network.
The collaboration marks more than a year since the launch of StyledBy marie Claire – marie claire’s curated, interactive personal shopping website and e-commerce platform – and more than 60 years of iconic design for the FIAT 500.
Jackie Frank, general manager – fashion, beauty and health, comments: “StyledBy marie claire is the perfect engine for this collaboration with FIAT. Our brand values of style and innovation are perfectly aligned, to create a new and inspiring national initiative for our style-obsessed audience.”
The judging panel will include Jackie Frank (general manager, marie claire), Nicky Briger (editor, marie claire), Jana Pokorny (fashion director, marie claire), Rachel Reed (head of brand marketing – FIAT), Alice McCall, Ksenija Lukich and Brooke Testoni.
There are over $23,000 worth of prizes to be won. The winner will receive a FIAT 500 Lounge for six months, $1,000 cash and an invitation to join the coveted marie claire fashion influencer network, a money-can’t-buy opportunity that will see them featured across marie claire platforms. The winning stylist will also be awarded a $12,750 scholarship to undertake an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Business at Fashion Business Institute (FBI) – the first and only course of its kind, internationally.
Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday in the USA) the tour group enjoyed a special Nova’s Red Room experience with Katy Perry at the iconic Capitol Records in LA. Guests enjoyed canapes and drinks with Perry while she talked with and mingled with the Nova competition winners (pictured L) and played the group some of the songs off her new album, “Witness”, which is released this Friday.
Having just returned from performing at the One Love Manchester Concert, Perry spent time getting to know each winner and their guest. She was amazed that they won an experience to see so many artists across four states in the USA.
Red Room Global Tour host Smallzy had a chat with Katy Perry (pictured T) and discussed her upcoming tour of Australia, her new album and how her parents feel about some of the lyrics and she even played Smallzy’s yes/no game. The full interview can be heard on Smallzy’s Surgery on Monday night from 7pm on the Nova Network.
After landing in Rhode Island this morning (Wednesday), the winners are shortly to head off for Nova’s Red Room with The Chainsmokers at Dunkin Donuts Arena and then staying on for the concert.
Tomorrow afternoon the tour party heads for its next destination – Las Vegas.
MTV Australia this week launched an exclusive new series with The Royal Stampede (pictured), Adelaide based YouTube pranksters with over 1m subscribers. The six-part series, MTV Presents The Royal Stampede, premieres every Wednesday beginning June 7 and will be available worldwide on mtv.com.au.
MTV Presents The Royal Stampede is the first of several locally produced web series which have been commissioned for MTV Australia. Additional series will roll out later in the year.
Exclusive to MTV, the series features comedy duo Richy Sandman and Mark Reynolds as they trick unsuspecting bystanders in their local town of Adelaide and across Australia. The first episode, Obsessed Fan, features Geordie Shore’s Scotty T where he is stalked by a crazy, obsessed fan.
Other episodes include Dancing Grandma, Song in Public, You Are So Hot, Naughty Kids and Shitty Interns.
The cross-platform audience demand charts as compiled by Parrot Analytics for Mediaweek this week show the fifth season of House Of Cards has shot back to the top of the Digital Originals chart in Australia. The Netflix original series, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as Frank and Claire Underwood, has only been available to stream since the end of last week. The series sits at #3 on the New Zealand chart.
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why no longer sits at #1 in either territory, with The Handmaid’s Tale #1 in New Zealand. The recently cancelled Netflix series Sense8 sits in the top 10 on both charts.
The Walking Dead remains a force on the Overall TV charts, sitting at #1 in both countries.
The Marngrook Footy Show has come a long way since it first aired ten years ago on NITV, and to mark this momentous occasion hosts Grant Hansen, Gilbert McAdam, Leila Gurruwiwi and Shelley Ware (pictured) will be joined by past panellists and guests in a special episode that celebrates the show’s history and success.
Original Marngrook panellists Derek Kickett and Ronnie Burns, will join Grant and Gilly on the desk, and the show’s first ever guest Nathan Lovett-Murray will return.
Marngrook throughout its 10-year history has continually delivered on its mission to recognise the contribution indigenous players make to the AFL. Highlights have included outdoor broadcasts in Alice Springs and Sydney, Grand Final shows at Federation Square, Etihad Stadium and The Forum Theatre, insightful interviews with Buddy Franklin, Adam Goodes and Eddie Betts, plus thought-provoking commentary on issues that face the game.
Host of the Marngrook Footy Show Grant Hansen said: “I started the Marngrook Footy Show in 2007 because I wanted to create a platform to champion indigenous achievement in the AFL. Over the past 10 years we have created a truly unique football show that embraces diversity and celebrates the success of indigenous footballers and the contribution they make to footy.
“I’ve been honoured to share the desk with so many legends of the game past and present. We have a lot of fun making this show every week and I’m thankful to everyone who makes it so special.”
• New local production from the creators of Gogglebox
Foxtel and Network Ten have announced the cast of Common Sense, a topical news show that will premiere on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel on Wednesday July 5 at 7.30pm and on TEN and WIN Network on Thursday July 6 at 8.30pm.
To be produced by Endemol Shine Australia, Common Sense will feature a cast of everyday people from 10 diverse workplaces across Australia discussing the news of the week and making sense of it all in a light-hearted, honest and hilarious way.
The cast includes hairdressing mums Nicki (31) and Kathy (45), business partners Robert (70) and Lord Frank (74), removalists and best mates Brett (29) and Lawrence (27), opinionated retirees Jean (92), Aileen (89) and Ted (86), entrepreneurs and self-proclaimed pop culture junkies Helen (30) and Sarah (32), cheeky young real estate agents Jake (29) and Ayden (21), young barrister Neal (39) and his mentor Mark (53), the potato-selling Yip family of Darren (49) Trudi (46) Aileen (70) and Matthew (39), mother-and-daughter team Lois (75) and Michelle-Anne (49) along with Betty (78), all of whom are partners in a bra shop, and the quintessentially Aussie butchers Luke (26) and Eric (56).
Like Gogglebox does with television, Common Sense will filter the news and current affairs of the week into an informative, insightful and entertaining hour.
Common Sense is the second jointly commissioned series between Foxtel and Network Ten, and follows on from the enormous success of Gogglebox, which launched in Australia in 2015 and has since won two TV Week Logie Awards.
The format was created by Studio Lambert, the same all3media company responsible for Gogglebox.
Advertising, marketing and media professionals are apparently out of touch with most of the media habits and attitudes of average Australians, who are considerably less likely than “AdLand” to use social media and SVOD, according to research commissioned by the commercial TV sector.
Highlights of the findings released this week:
ThinkTV’s first AdNation study reveals many advertising, marketing and media professionals are uninformed about the media consumption habits and attitudes of “normal” Australians.
Leading marketing academic Professor Karen Nelson-Field surveyed over 1,600 AdLand professionals and over 1,000 “normal” people to identify differences and similarities in the two groups’ lifestyles and their usage of – and attitudes towards – different media.
AdNation 2017 reveals that industry professionals over-estimate what percentage of average Australians have used social media and subscription video-on-demand in the previous seven days, in some cases by a huge margin.
This is perhaps not surprising given that AdLanders were found to have radically different lifestyles and media consumption habits from those of normal people, including a much larger online footprint than the rest of Australia, particularly when it comes to social media.
AdLand thinks normal people spend almost a quarter of their online time on social media, when the figure is actually 16%. Normal Australians spend almost as much of their online time emailing or working.
Kim Portrate, chief executive of ThinkTV, said: “We all know that in the world of marketing, media and advertising we live in a bit of a bubble. AdNation 2017 pops this bubble and allows us to have a good laugh at ourselves.
“But it also makes a serious point. Knowing what people like, feel and do is critical to our success when it comes to growing brands. But we also know that our own preferences can lead to projection bias, which ultimately impacts on the spending decisions we make about media.
“AdNation 2017’s findings represent a big opportunity for marketers and advertisers to reassess how in touch we are with the reality of everyday Australians. We need to keep their actual media consumption habits front of mind rather than simply using ourselves or our friends as a sample of one or a few.”
• 71% of Australian news consumers are concerned about fake news
• 76% are more inclined to refer to established news brands because of fake news
• Trust for traditional news media 64% higher than for digital native news sites
BBC World News and BBC.com have published a study of APAC news consumers on the value of trusted news sources in the fake news era.
The new study, titled “The Value of News – and the Importance of Trust”, showed that, in Australia, traditional news publishers are the most trusted type of digital platform for brands to be advertised on and trust levels for brands associated with these outlets are 64% higher than for digital native news sites. In addition, 62% of consumers say they are more inclined to read sponsored content on sites that they trust. Conversely 57% say that being associated with an untrusted media outlet would negatively affect their perception of a brand.
Global news stories continue to have more of an impact on audiences, with 74% of Australians surveyed saying that international news is more important now than ever before. On fake news, 71% of news consumers in Australia find this concerning with 58% finding it hard to distinguish real news from fake news. 76% of respondents say they are more inclined to refer to well-known and established news brands because of fake news.
The study confirms that more people use international news channels to discover international breaking news stories than social media (56% vs 54%).
Mediaweek editor James Manning joins Kruti Joshi from London for this week’s media wrap. They talk about the media executives’ excursion to Canberra, A-League on Ten, Schapelle‘s weekend wild goose chase, Roadshow acquiring Blink TV, Origin 1, and more. James also gives a first-hand account of the aftermath of the Manchester bombing.
Mediaweek this week celebrates 300 episodes of the Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast hosted by Trevor Long and Stephen Fenech. The two tech gurus originally came together on a Mediaweek tech podcast seven years ago. Since then they have podcasted as Two Blokes from all around the world. They still have their own podcasts each week too.
It has been Twin Peaks time around the globe and Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado spend the first part of the new TV podcast discussing David Lynch’s return to the cult series. They also discuss changes to Foxtel Play’s packages, American Gods, War On Waste, Hamish & Andy’s True Stories plus NSW’s hippest regional cinema – South West Roxy.