Tuesday April 18 2017
|ABC ME||0.5%||7mate||2.7%||GEM||2.2%||ELEVEN||2.6%||Food Net||0.9%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||12.2%||7||28.9%||9||16.0%||10 NNSW||2.6%||SBS One||3.5%|
|ABC ME||0.7%||7mate||3.6%||GEM||3.0%||ONE||2.4%||Food Net||0.6%|
|MONDAY METRO ALL TV|
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Seven has secured the biggest FTA primary channel share since the end of the Australian Open with the return of My Kitchen Rules after a week off during the first week of the Easter ratings break. The MKR episode is now the biggest non-sport TV audience this year and the second-biggest overall TV audience this year apart from the Men’s Final of the Australian Open.
The other breakout performer last night was the ABC’s tribute program John Clarke: Thanks For Your Time, which did just under 1m.
Seven screened three episodes of My Kitchen Rules in each of the Easter weeks in 2016, but it gave the format a week off last week.
It returned with a massive 1.65m watching a landmark episode featuring Josh and Amy in a show full of challenges for the home cooks in and out of the kitchen. None of their dishes managed even a five out of 10 and after scores of just one from both judges for dessert they were instantly eliminated from the competition.
It is now finals time on the series with the teams returning to Kitchen HQ for the first quarter final.
Seven Year Switch then launched with 618,000 meaning there was a pretty big switch-off after MKR, but SYS easily won its timeslot in all key demos.
Nine was a long way back in second place last night with Nine News and then A Current Affair on 864,000 its best.
The season final of House Husbands couldn’t manage half a million as it wrapped on 467,000.
Footy Classified had a three-market audience of 198,000 with 142,000 in Melbourne.
The Project 7pm managed to go close to 550,000.
Two Modern Family repeats did 434,000 and then 397,000.
The 2015 movie X-Men: Days Of Future Past did 268,000.
The channel’s biggest audience for the 8pm Monday slot for some time was John Clarke: Thanks For Your Time with 995,000 – just over a third of them in Melbourne.
The Great Debate from Melbourne Comedy Festival did 455,000. Four Corners, Media Watch and Q&A all had the night off.
Another repeat of Michael Mosley’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor did best with 252,000 at 7.30pm.
Also doing good business on a medical Monday was 24 Hours In Emergency with 232,000.
Facebook is rebooting its local operation to arrest the decline in advertising expenditure and win over sceptical media agency executives and big-spending brands, reports The Australian’s Darren Davidson.
The social network is creating a “Client Council” in Australia, calling together local heavyweights from major advertisers and media agencies to join a newly formed body following the overstatement of metrics used to gauge the effectiveness of its ads and a series of local and international scandals.
Dan Near, Facebook’s vice-president of Asia Pacific, is leading the recruitment drive. A shortlist is said to include a media agency chief, one media owner, an internal Facebook candidate and one overseas-based Facebook executive.
Former Fairfax Media sales boss and current Yahoo7 boss Ed Harrison is said to be among the runners and riders after the respected executive was identified by the social network as a top contender.
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Ray Hadley has hailed Tony Abbott as an “unprecedented success” with his 2GB and network listeners at the same time as saying his audience believed it was now “a waste of time” to listen to Treasurer Scott Morrison, reports The Australian’s John Lyons.
Speaking after his first regular spot with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Hadley said the positive reaction to Abbott’s appearance on Easter Monday was “overwhelming” and “unprecedented”.
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News Corp’s Cameron Adams has been covering supermarket radio stations:
18 months ago streaming service Pandora made specialised playlists for alcohol retailer BWS, which led to a partnership with its owner Woolworths that began a year ago.
Supermarkets are now making playlists that mirror commercial radio stations, changing mood and genre throughout the day and night — and complete with lucrative ads.
Indeed Coles partnered with radio giants Nova four years ago — their instore station has been so successful Coles Radio is now the No. 1 digital radio station in Australia.
Budget chain Aldi opts for no music at its stores to keep costs down — any company that uses music in public places needs to pay royalties eventually collected by musicians.
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A row has erupted between free-to-air broadcasters and local production houses who say pleadings from the commercial TV channels to dump quotas for children’s television shows will destroy the local industry for kids’ content, reports The Australian’s Mitchell Bingemann.
Local producers of children’s television shows have hit out at the nation’s free-to-air television broadcasters who, as revealed by The Australian last week, are urging the government to abolish rules that mandate the local production of children’s shows.
But local production companies including Flying Bark (which produces The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill) and SLR Productions (which makes the animated show Guess How Much I Love You) have warned that reductions in quota will ultimately silence Australian stories and irreparably harm the local content industry.
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Talent manager Titus Day has met with Network Ten to get one of his stars picked as the first celebrity Bachelorette, a story that makes pages one and three of the Saturday Daily Telegraph:
The unlucky-in-love television and radio presenter Sophie Monk met with executives at Channel 10 on Thursday to pitch herself as the star of the third season of the popular reality dating show, reports News Corp’s Jonathon Moran.
There have even been suggestions Sam Frost could return in an attempt to make it third time lucky in her search for love.
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TV executives fiercely reprimanded socialite Victoria Rees and a senior producer on the Real Housewives Of Sydney reality show after an off-camera altercation in Singapore, reports News Corp’s Kris Crane.
Both Foxtel and Matchbox, the production company behind the hit show, were forced to step in when Rees and field producer Dean Tocchini came to blows during filming of a scene that aired on Sunday night.
Rees was furious after being accused of “using men to accumulate wealth” by fellow housewife and jewellery mogul AthenaX Levendi.
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Nine has made it clear it is seeking greater control over cricket match scheduling and in-game advertising on top of an expanded fixtures list to justify paying more than $450 million in a new television deal, reports The Australian’s Mitchell Bingemann.
Nine Entertainment Co chief executive Hugh Marks told The Australian that the explosive growth in the value of sports rights was becoming unsustainable, and unless sporting bodies ceded more control to rights holders, he would think twice about forking out record sums.
Cricket Australia is hoping that bidding tension for rights will apply again when a new broadcast rights deal — which will capitalise on the runaway success of the Big Bash League — could see it crack $1b.
Nine’s rights deal runs from 2013 to 2018. The total value of that five-year deal to Cricket Australia was $590m and includes Ten’s payments of $20m a year for the Big Bash League.
Marks said a partnership with Fox Sports to acquire cricket rights was “possible”.
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News Corp’s Dean Ritchie has paid tribute to departing Fox Sports cameraman Jim Kearney who is retiring after working in news and sport for 37 years. Kearney joined Ten’s Eyewitness News in 1980 and later made the move to Fox Sports in 2003.
Singles: Harry Styles first new #1 since January, only third artist to reach the top in 2017
Albums: Ed Sheeran 6 weeks at #1, fights off challenges from Tina, Smith Street and Chainsmokers
Ed Sheeran has been #1 with “Shape Of You” since the January 16 chart this year. That chart run of 13 weeks at #1 came to an end this week as Harry Styles landed his new “Sign Of The Times” at #1. Styles becomes the second solo artist from One Direction to top the chart after Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” managed that in February last year.
You can’t keep a good chart act down, so it is no surprise to see Clean Bandit back in the top 10 with “Symphony” featuring Zara Larsson. Clean Bandit in fact are the only other artists to top the singles chart this year apart from Sheeran and now Styles, with their 2016 hit “Rockabye” which ended 2016 and started 2017 at #1.
Just two other top 50 debuts this week:
#21 Halsey with “Now Or Never”. The US vocalist is best known for her vocal on The Chainsmokers’ “Closer”.
#42 Kyle with “iSpy”
Six weeks on top of the album chart for Ed Sheeran and “Divide” must be some sort of record on a chart where two weeks on top is a notable performance.
There was plenty of competition for top this week too with four other newcomers in the top 10:
#2 “Greatest Hits & Interpretations” Tina Arena
#3 “More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me” The Smith Street Band (pictured)
#4 “Memories…Do Not Open” The Chainsmokers
#10 “PTX, Vol 4” Pentatonix
And in a busy week of Easter releases, eight other albums found a spot in the top 50 on debut:
#14 “Pure Comedy” Father John Misty
#15 “Starlight (Live)” Bethel Music
#16 “Coming Home” Falling In Reverse
#19 “All-Amerikkkan Basa$$” Joey Basa$$
#20 “Infinite” Deep Purple
#25 “Shadows” Rachael Leahcar
#34 “Wish You Were Here” The Ten Tenors
#46 “Binge & Purgatory” Deez Nuts
The multi-awarding winning superstar of the AFLW Daisy Pearce has joined Triple M’s AFL football call.
Pearce called her first game on Saturday – Carlton v Gold Coast Suns – and will back this Sunday April 23 calling the Hawthorn v West Coast game from the MCG. After the game Pearce received praise from colleagues and fans across the football spectrum.
Growing up in country Victoria, Pearce was the only girl playing footy in her town in a football-mad family and was drawn to the sense of community and camaraderie the game and club gave her. After giving up a career as a midwife to pursue professional football, Pearce is now the most recognisable face of the AFLW and an inspiration to young girls now flocking to the sport.
Pearce was part of the commentary team for Seven’s inaugural broadcast of the AFLW and impressed with her insights into the game, reminding footy fans why she is so highly regarded on and off the field.
Triple M’s head of content Mike Fitzpatrick said: “It’s fantastic to have a player of Daisy’s calibre join Triple M Football.”
Pearce added: “I’m loving the opportunity to work alongside a well-established footy call team and be part of a station I grew up listening to. I will share my passion for the game and hopefully bring a different perspective to the mix. The Triple M broadcast always provides a good laugh as well as an insightful call and I’m excited to be part of it!”
Pearce joins a refreshed lineup of legends recently out of the game including Chris Judd, Paul Roos and Simon Black alongside Triple M stalwarts including James Brayshaw, Luke Darcy, Wayne Carey, Brian Taylor and Dennis Cometti.
Grammy Award-winning Lorde is the latest artist to appear in Nova’s Red Room.
Melodrama Live – Lorde in Nova’s Red Room, Presented by Optus will be held in Sydney on Thursday July 6.
This will be the first chance for Australian fans to see Lorde perform a selection of songs from her new album “Melodrama” as well as her hits. Guests will experience one of the most intimate and exclusive shows Lorde will play all year.
Melodrama Live – Lorde in Nova’s Red Room, Presented by Optus will be the first opportunity to see Lorde since she last played in Australia in 2014.
Nova listeners can win their invitation to the exclusive event with a winner announced daily in Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty drive show. There will also be additional chance to win in Smallzy’s Surgery.
Optus customers will also have the opportunity to score an invite to the performance via registering their details at music.optus.com.au. Optus customers can also listen to Lorde data-free on selected mobile plans and music streaming services.
Nova’s Red Room is Nova Entertainment’s premier intimate live music brand that provides fans with a money-can’t-buy experience with the world’s biggest artists. Established in 2012, Nova’s Red Room has seen over 140 artists perform including Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Usher and Coldplay.
In 2014 Nova’s Red Room Global Tour made its debut, taking Nova Entertainment’s live music platform international, with shows in the US followed by a second tour to London, Dublin and Dubai in 2015 and last year to Manchester and London.
Nova’s Red Room performances can be viewed at novafm.com.au.
Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi cover the headlines in media this week in this pre-Easter edition of Seven Days. Discussion include the News Corp redundancies, radio presenters on break (except Fitzy and Wippa), how Natasha Exelby became the most-talked about topic in the sector, Peter Wiltshire‘s new ad rep business, Stan’s chicken shop activation and much more.
Listen online here.