Thursday August 3 2017
Joining James Manning and James Daggar-Nickson on the show today:
• Russel Howcroft, Chief Creative Officer, PwC
Sky News Business Channel
Channel 602: Foxtel
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18-49 Top 5
25-54 Top 5
After starting the week like a runaway train with 26.9% on Sunday, Seven’s share has hovered closer to 18% since then.
Home and Away was on 761,000, just below Tuesday’s 775,000.
The ob doc hour started with Border Security on 723,000 (612,000 last week) and then The Force also did 723,000 (710,000).
Two hours of Criminal Minds remain a staple for midweek viewers with the new episode doing 456,000 followed by a repeat on 290,000. The episodes did 486,000 and then 367,000 respectively last week.
Centrelink and disappearing backyards were two of the topics covered on A Current Affair, which did 859,000, well ahead again of all others in the timeslot.
The Block continued with bathroom week as our early favourites appeared to struggle with their bathroom build. Foreman Keith had issues with some of the reno work too, closing down one of the houses overnight with safety concerns. The series dipped just below 1m for the first time since launch.
The Block Week One: Season 13
The Grand Final of Britain’s Got Talent was just over 550,000, which was close to 553,000 that were watching in an earlier timeslot last week.
Shark puncher Mick Fanning was a guest on The Project with 549,000 after 7pm.
The Bachelor was down over 100,000 week-on-week with 715,000 last night. The program remains a magnet for women viewers where it ranked #1 for the night in all key demos. Osher Günsberg was live after the episode last night on Facebook answering questions from the fans. The first episode of the week featured time travel and a surprise first kiss. The launch episode last week has climbed to 1.02m metro viewers, up 21% from the overnight audience number, making it the biggest launch episode ever.
Offspring was on 559,000 which is bang on what the show averaged a week ago.
Hard Quiz returned with season two at 8pm and 601,000 watching. Season one launched in October last year with 681,000 watching.
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell reported good week-on-week growth with 722,000 after 644,000 a week ago.
Utopia too is building back toward its big launch numbers with 674,000 after 636,000 last week. Media training, a staff dinner and IT issues were some of the challenges Tony faced at the National Building Authority last night.
Growing Up Gracefully then did 298,000 followed by Adam Hills: The Last Leg on 202,000.
Inside Westminster Abbey pulled the biggest crowd with 242,000 at 7.30pm.
The much-anticipated launch of the CBS series The Good Fight then averaged 211,000 across two episodes. Most viewers seemed to stay for both episodes while Melbourne delivered the biggest audience.
There is a new set of lawyers involved in drafting up documents for Ten Network’s pending sale.
The AFR’s Street Talk reports Minter Ellison has been hired to work on the mooted sale alongside financial adviser Moelis & Co and receiver PPB Advisory.
It’s just the latest in a long line of appointments at Ten, with different sets of advisers working on different generations of the deal over the past six months.
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PwC is considering the purchase of Thinkerbell, a new creative agency set up only this year by ad types Adam Ferrier, Jim Ingram and Ben Couzens, reports The AFR’s Bryce Corbett.
Asked for a comment, PwC told The AFR: “We are always in the market looking for opportunities that make commercial sense and add value to our clients, but we have no news to announce.”
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PwC’s Russel Howcroft is a guest on Mediaweek TV today at 2.30pm on Sky News Business.
One Nation has opened the door to supporting the Turnbull government’s media reform bill as Pauline Hanson’s party appeared to soften its position on an overhaul of laws originally designed for a pre-internet era, reports The Australian’s Darren Davidson.
The Turnbull government received a double boost with Senate crossbencher Nick Xenophon, who is trying to win support for the reforms from crossbenchers, saying he had made “progress” on a package of amendments to safeguard journalism jobs.
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TV personality Andrew Denton has been diagnosed with advanced heart disease and will be required to undergo multiple bypass surgery shortly, reports Fairfax Media’s Farrah Tomazin.
The diagnosis has forced Denton, 57, to withdraw from the campaign to legalise euthanasia to which he has been devoting his energy in recent years.
Go Gentle Australia’s media director Gina McColl said Denton is “quite young and so the prognosis is extremely good”.
“It’s very successful surgery,” she said. “He needs to have it quickly but after that he’s expected to recover reasonably quickly and we’re expecting him to join the campaign again in early September, some time like that.”
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The Courier-Mail has been announced as a finalist in the National/Metropolitan Daily Newspaper of the Year, while The Sunday Mail is up for Weekend Newspaper of the Year at the annual Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association (PANPA) awards.
Website couriermail.com.au has also been short-listed as a National/Metropolitan News Site of the Year.
Meanwhile the Herald Sun has explained why it is absent from the list of nominees this year.
The newspaper decided not to enter the awards this year, instead choosing to focus on other priorities in what has been a busy time in its newsroom.
Women’s Health has secured the Modern Family actor Sofia Vergara for the brand’s first Global Naked Issue. The cover image will be run across 15 international editions of the Women’s Health magazine including Australia.
The themed issue explores what nudity means – literally, physically, emotionally and metaphorically and celebrates the female form in all its shapes, sizes, colours and nuances. head & shoulders has partnered with Women’s Health on the Naked Issue in both the US and Australia.
Jackie Frank, the general manager, fashion, health and beauty at Pacific Magazines, said: “Women’s Health has combined forces globally to join the conversation surrounding body image – with provocative, inspiring, complicated, empowering and heart-wrenching stories alike.”
Paul Murray has been broadcasting Paul Murray Live from the new studio with a series of special edition Gold Coast episodes.
Paul Murray said: “I love Queensland, it’s real Australia and we have no better supporters of PML than here. We have taken the show to Mt Isa, Coolum, Maroochydore, the Gold Coast and Townsville. The Gold Coast studio will be my second home. I love the place and can’t wait to have breakfast in Broadbeach, see a movie at Robina and broadcast from Southport.
With the new bureau comes the appointment of Johanna Marie who has been working with Sky News in Brisbane. Prior to that Marie was with Brisbane’s 4BC.
Also based in the new bureau is Fox Sports news reporter Mark Gottleib who will cover the latest sporting news for Fox Sports News and the Sky News channels.
Photo: Joanna Marie with Paul Murray in the new studio
Will Ferrell’s production company Gary Sanchez, in association with CBS Television Studios, will produce a US version of Jungle’s Stan original comedy series No Activity, working with the Jungle team.
Commissioned by CBS All Access, the eight-part series will shoot in the final quarter of 2017, with Jungle’s Trent O’Donnell and Patrick Brammall as showrunners and executive producers. Jason Burrows and Joe Farrell will also serve as executive producers.
The deal further expands Stan’s partnership with CBS, and the new series will also premiere exclusively on Stan in Australia. It will become the latest Stan original series, building on Stan’s originals slate announced earlier this week.
Stan’s originals slate includes Wolf Creek, and will shortly premiere Matt Okine’s The Other Guy, as well as Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, which will air later this year on Stan for Australia.
The Seven Network is searching for ways to capitalise on the success of Australian Ninja Warrior with meetings being held to secure a similar format, reports Fairfax Media’s Broede Carmody.
Industry sources said Seven is considering airing an Australian version of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge originated in the United States and sees teams of five tackle a one-mile obstacle course in a bid to win a US$250,000 prize.
Image: A promo for the US series on NBC
TV Tonight gives Blue Murder: Killer Cop a four-star review:
If you never saw Richard Roxburgh as Roger Rogerson in ABC’s 1995 miniseries Blue Murder, you missed a career-defining performance.
The good news is you now get to revisit him in Seven’s sequel Blue Murder: Killer Cop. Roxburgh is a knockout all over again as the menacing, corrupt NSW detective-turned-killer.
The sequel stands up well, thanks to retaining its links with director Michael Jenkins and Roxburgh. Commercial break additions aside, it does adhere to the true crime biopic path rather than look more broadly at an era in NSW law & order, with its leading man promoted to anti-hero.
But with Roxburgh’s exemplary talents, who can blame them?
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The two-part miniseries from Endemol Shine starts Sunday night on Seven.
The release of the new Netflix drama Ozark starring Jason Bateman as a financial planner has made a big impression on the charts this week.
Ozark sits at #1 on the Digital Originals charts in Australia and New Zealand, pushing The Handmaid’s Tale to #2 in both markets. Meanwhile Ozark is #3 on the Overall TV Show chart in Australia and sits at #3 in New Zealand.
Another new arrival this week was Last Chance U, also from Netflix, with the sports doco about NFL recruits sitting at #8 on the Digital Originals chart in Australia.
The launch of The Bachelor last week managed to take top spot on the Nielsen Social Content Ratings non-sport chart. The returning TEN reality show narrowly outperformed the series final of Australia’s Ninja Warrior. The only other format in the top five was the series final of MasterChef Australia.
The NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and Brisbane Broncos ranked #1 on the sport chart. The Eels had two matches in the top five.
In a note to listeners, the broadcaster said:
Over the past 10 months we’ve been consulting with a range of people, musicians, community leaders and representative groups on their opinions of Australia Day and the implications of holding the Hottest 100 on that day.
And now we need to hear from you – triple j’s audience. You are the people who vote, listen to and celebrate the Hottest 100. We want your thoughts on how you feel about triple j, the Hottest 100, and holding the Hottest 100 on Australia Day, January 26.
You’ll see it’s not a yes or no survey – we’ve included a mix of closed and open-ended questions to encourage your considered responses. We want to hear the thoughts around your opinion, as well as how you personally relate to the Hottest 100.
There will be no elite tennis on Sky Sports for the first time since its launch after Amazon snatched the UK contract for the ATP World Tour from 2019, reports the UK Telegraph.
Sky’s haemorrhaging of secondary sports rights ahead of the upcoming Premier League auction has continued, with Amazon Prime Video becoming the new home of men’s tennis outside the four grand slam tournaments in a £10 million-a-year deal.
For the first time since it took to the air in 1991, Sky will hold no rights of note to one of the world’s most popular sports.
The move represents Amazon’s first major live sports rights deal outside the US, introducing a fourth major pay-TV player to the UK market alongside Sky, BT and Discovery/Eurosport.
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Peter Tonagh, chief of Foxtel, said the move underlined why the anti-siphoning scheme no longer served its original purpose, and merely highlighted how the rules only applied to one company: Foxtel.
“Amazon’s move is yet another example that demonstrates that the Australian anti-siphoning regime is completely out of date and must be reformed,” Tonagh told The Australian.
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This year’s NRL Retro Round will remember a golden era of Rugby League, the 80s, with the theme brought to life on Fox League, only on Foxtel, throughout the week and across round 22.
Fox League celebrated this week at the Retro Room of the Bristol Arms hotel in Sydney.
Fox League hosts and commentators Yvonne Sampson, Greg Alexander, Steve Roach, Mark Carroll, Hannah Hollis, Lara Pitt, Braith Anasta and Warren Smith donned their 80s best and danced the night away with guests.
“It’s a great chance to celebrate one of the best eras in the game’s history,” former Balmain legend Steve Blocker Roach said.
Fox League talent and guests were treated to a full 80s buffet of lollies including Milkos and Red Skins and battled it out with games like Battle Ship and Guess Who.
Across the week Fox League entertainment shows are celebrating retro heroes with special guest appearances and will reflect on some of the game’s biggest moments and characters from the 80s.
On Friday Graeme Hughes returns to the commentary box alongside 80s legends Greg Alexander and Steve Roach to call the 6pm Dragons v Rabbitohs showdown, live from the SCG.
Photos: [Top] Ryan James (Titans captain) and Kevin Walters with juniors from the Currumbin Eagles juniors, [Lower] Fox League stars celebrating Retro Round at the Bristol Arms
• Marketers see cross-channel ad spend and share of voice data for first time
• 126 product categories to become available
SMI has announced that marketers now have unprecedented visibility into actual advertising expenditure in their specific markets for the first time, with Standard Media Index (SMI) tripling the number of product categories for which it provides data to 126.
In another first, SMI data will also show cross-channel expenditure for each media type: TV, radio, out-of-home, newspapers, magazines, digital and cinema.
These enhancements mean marketers need no longer rely on estimates within broad market sectors and key markets, such as Electrical Retailers, Discount Stores, Credit Cards, Auto Insurers and Airlines, will know the size of their market’s actual ad spend for the first time.
Historical data back to 2007 is now available.
SMI AU/NZ managing director Jane Schulze said the days of relying on rubbery estimates are gone.
“In 2017, in an industry as sophisticated as media and marketing, it’s crazy that large advertisers still plan and develop strategies based on estimates which everyone knows are inaccurate and practically unusable for digital,” Schulze said.
“The industry has only operated on this basis because ‘if estimates are wrong for everyone, and they’re all we have, then that’s ok.’ SMI is determined to change that thinking, because marketers need and deserve something better.
“Through proactive collaboration with our media Agency partners, SMI is delivering accurate, granular data in a safe environment, where individual campaign rates remain masked. That means advertisers have real, competitive market detail across all major media, every month, and they can stop using flaky estimates in campaign planning and analysis.”
Schulze added SMI already provides never-before-seen detailed data on each of the 126 product categories for digital media, encompassing: Digital sector (programmatic, search, social, content sites, etc); Digital ad format (video, display, mobile, etc); Digital buy type (third party, direct) and Website genre (news/weather sites, sport sites, business sites, etc).
Photo: SMI chairman David Kirk, SMI MD Jane Schulze and Publicis Media Exchange commercial director Jodi Fraser
• New features on Domain app, new TVC, online content series, radio partnerships, The Block sponsorship
Domain has launched a major campaign with this release detailing the highlights:
With peak property season about to kick off, Domain has launched its new spring campaign. Domain will leverage a host of mediums including launching a huge outdoor campaign, an array of new content for social media channels, a television commercial (TVC), an online video content series, as well as extended sponsorships with The Block and radio segments on Macquarie Radio Network.
New features launching in the Domain Property App
Individual address search is now available in the Domain app. This granular, national search function again shows the ongoing focus Domain places in improving the app to help consumers.
Additionally, the app now has new technology that allows users to instantly scan listings from the well received Domain magazine. Since relaunching, the Domain magazine has grown readership to 1.63 million and the app integration is critical in showing advertiser value.
Early trials have seen strong adoption with the in-app QR technology. Agents can now view enquiries the magazine listings receive, via the app – a much wanted granularity in reporting to vendors.
New outdoor campaign – painting Australia green with over 2,000 sites nationally
Domain has openly embraced outdoor as a key brand awareness channel over the last two years. This season, Domain has increased the national buy with QMS, APN, JCDecaux, Adshel, Go Transit and oOh!media. Over 2,000 street furniture, billboards, trams and buses will go live during the spring period.
The Domain app continues to be the highest rated property app in Australia and with bold, green creative, Australia’s #1 Property App will be central to messaging.
New online series The Circle, focusing on Queensland
From the writers of Domain’s INMA-award winning Avalon Now online video series, Domain will release a new series called The Circle, which follows a group of people frustrated with the expense of Sydney and Melbourne property who make the move to the Sunshine State.
Audiences can expect the same quirky style from Avalon Now that attracted more than four million views on social and won several awards over two seasons. The “supreme angst” of where people choose to live remains the underlying theme throughout this series too.
The first episode of the six-part series will launch on September 14, and will be available to watch on Domain platforms as well as Domain’s various social media channels, which now reach 1.3 million.
Domain debuts new TVC during The Block
Featuring a catchy track from #1 album by Canadian artist Serena Ryder, the new, pacy Domain TVC debuted on The Block this week.
Created by Domain’s marketing team and DDB Sydney, the 60-second TVC follows the emotion of the inspection and auction experience when searching for a home.
Domain deepens sponsorship of The Block for the third year running
This Spring, Domain steps up sponsorship of Channel Nine’s The Block. This season brings a whole host of clever in-show integration.
Shot at the Domain Melbourne offices, Domain’s chief economist, Dr Andrew Wilson and chief data scientist Nicola Powell host a property market lesson with contestants.
Alice Stolz, Domain’s national managing editor, joins The Block’s judging panel on the show each week, scoring the contestants’ room reveals and discussing the data around property locations.
New Ben Fordham and Macquarie Radio program partnerships
In radio, Domain will feature in new drive time radio segments with Ben Fordham and Talking Lifestyle morning shows with John Stanley and Garry Linnell on Macquarie Radio Network.
Over 21 weeks, Domain journalists and economists will appear on the programs aired across six stations around Australia to discuss what’s hot and interesting in property. Domain will also run commercials aired across the Macquarie Radio Network.
The deal adds to Domain’s existing sponsorship agreements with Domain Stadium in Western Australia, the Adelaide Crows and more recently, the new Domain Auction House in Sydney’s Double Bay.
Domain’s National luxury property magazine Prestige to relaunch
Under the vision of managing editor Alice Stolz, Domain has reinvigorated the Australian property print experiences in homes and cafes around the country. Readership of the Domain magazine has bucked category trends, and in May readership hit a new record of 1.63 million. The premium content has proven a success with both readers and advertisers.
Launching on August 18, Domain Prestige will also have a fresh look with glossy covers. The liftout will continue to be a national magazine, distributed on Wednesdays through The Australian Financial Review, showcasing the best in luxury Australian property.
The refreshed magazine will also include the new Domain App Codes, automatically linking properties to their corresponding listing on the Domain app, making it even easier for property hunters to find their next home and reinforcing the strength in the Domain app.
Following a 13-year stint on early morning TV, Today presenter Karl Stefanovic is taking viewers on an emotional rollercoaster with Nine’s new show This Time Next Year.
Stefanovic told Mediaweek: “I don’t think I have engaged with anything like this.
“This is better than reality TV. It’s more real than reality TV.”
Participants in the show come from all walks of life and take pledges to achieve their set goal in a year’s time. The format originated in the UK and filming took more than 12 months.
The variety of goals that people set from themselves is evident from the teaser itself – a young boy pledges to read 100,000 books in a year to a wheelchair-bound young woman saying that she will literally be walking down the aisle in a year’s time.
There is also a mum who suffers from a life-threatening disease wanting to tick things off things from her bucket list. It really hits home when this mother says to Stefanovic, “Will I be here next year? I don’t know.”
This TV podcast sees Andrew Mercado and James Manning discussing the ratings for the season final of Australian Ninja Warrior and talking about when we will likely see it next. Other shows under the microscope this week include The Block, Australian Survivor, MasterChef, The Bachelor, This Time Next Year, True Story, Kath & Kim, The Good Fight, Britain’s Got Talent, Home and Away, The AFL Footy Show and Game Of Thrones.
Mediaweek’s James Manning and Kruti Joshi are on location in Melbourne at The Block site in Elsternwick with Nine program director’s Hamish Turner (pictured). Discussion includes Fox Sports News’ new schedule, Eddie McGuire‘s return to the Footy Show, Karl Stefanovic‘s new show, Nine’s The Block launch and much more.
Julian Cress, the co-creator of Nine’s longest running reality show The Block, talks about its origination and the $10m phone call to director of television Michael Healy.