Thursday July 13 2017
Joining James Manning and James Daggar-Nickson on the show today:
• Julian Delany, Managing Director, NewsDNA
• Mark Lollback, CEO, GroupM, Aust & NZ
Sky News Business Channel
Channel 602: Foxtel
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!
|ABC ME||0.5%||7mate||2.2%||GEM||2.7%||ELEVEN||2.0%||Food Net||0.7%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||6.8%||7||14.7%||9||40.6%||10 NNSW||2.4%||SBS One||3.9%|
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||3.2%||GEM||3.6%||ONE||2.0%||Food Net||0.8%|
|WEDNESDAY METRO ALL TV|
Shares all people, 6pm-midnight, Overnight (Live and AsLive), Audience numbers FTA metro, Sub TV national
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
16-39 Top 5
18-49 Top t
25-54 Top 5
A tough week for the channel with a second successive primary share under 15%.
Best performers last night after the News, which managed to average over 1m for the hour, were Home and Away (671,000) and then an hour of Border Security (419,000).
Two episodes of Criminal Minds were each under 400,000.
Later in the night Seven had its own live sport with Wimbledon day nine attracting 181,000.
The channel bet everything on the football last night and won.
Coverage commenced at 7pm and the pre-game coverage even in Melbourne did well, close to winning its spot – the first 30 minutes narrowly trailed The Project, but were ahead of Home and Away.
The NRL was the only game in town of course in Sydney and Brisbane. The match average in Sydney was 1.0m and in Brisbane 867,000. In Melbourne the match was the most-watched program too, with an average of 378,000.
The Sydney audience seemed hopeful of a second half comeback with over 1m watching until 9.45pm.
Nine had a 40.5% metro network share for the primary channel. In Sydney it had a 51.9% share for the night while in Brisbane Nine’s Wednesday primetime share was 61.9%. The share was lower in Melbourne, although it was still a winning 26.5%.
The panellists on The Project were the biggest names on the midweek episode with Rove and Joe Hildebrand joining Gorgi Coghlan and Peter Helliar. The episode did 513,000 up against the Origin pre-game coverage.
MasterChef saw Ben Ungermann through to finals week. Two of the only men left in the competition are now through, meaning one of the ladies will be going home tonight. The Wednesday episode did 716,000 against Origin, after 840,000 last week.
Offspring too had some tough competition with 459,000 watching episode three of season seven, down from 594,000 last week.
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell again covered some of the big issues facing the nation, and the world, and the show has reminded people via its social media accounts that if they missed the episode because of the football they can catch up on iview. The program managed to attract 468,000 watching live, after 604,000 a week ago.
The final episode of Ronny Chieng: International Student did 264,000 after 309,000 last week.
Adam Hills: The Last Leg was just under 200,000.
Extreme Railway Journeys was travelling across Scandinavia with 272,000 watching – a very loyal audience, which even grew from last week’s 260,000.
The Cyber Attack doco couldn’t hold too many of that audience though with 134,000 at 8.30pm.
The numbers climbed to 144,000 for Stage 11 of Le Tour de France.
Global music streaming business Spotify has launched its Australian headquarters with a new five-year lease at one of Sydney CBD’s newest office towers, One Wharf Lane by Singapore’s M&L Hospitality, reports The AFR’s Su-Lin Tan.
Spotify will lease levels 17 and 18 at the Sussex Street property
The tower overlooks Darling Harbour and is the extension of M&L’s $160 million upgrade of the former Four Points by Sheraton hotel complex at Sussex Street, now the Hyatt Regency. The hotel adjoins the tower and underpins the block.
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Seven Network has engaged in a “brutal, unnecessary, protracted legal process” against former executive assistant Amber Harrison and she should not have to pay its legal costs, a court has heard, reports The AFR’s Misa Han.
Appearing via the telephone on Wednesday afternoon, Harrison asked Justice John Sackar of the NSW Supreme Court to grant a permanent suppression order against her and order a “walk away” between Seven and Harrison, so she does not have to pay Seven’s legal costs.
She said the cost of the hearing was not necessary because she had asked her lawyers not to appear in order to save costs.
“We are all here because Seven wanted to run a trial,” she said.
“Seven chose to run this trial and they should pay for it.”
Justice Sackar will deliver his judgment and reasons on Friday or Monday.
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The Saturday Paper is looking for a new editor. The CEO of The Saturday Paper and The Monthly Rebecca Costello told Mediaweek the move comes after growth and expansion at the weekly newspaper. “The current editor Erik Jensen has been promoted to editor-in-chief and will work on the paper as well as some new projects.”
In an ad Schwartz Media said the successful applicant will be responsible for editing and commissioning the paper in print and online, building on and expanding its reputation for quality, long-form journalism. They will also work with the editor-in-chief to explore and deepen the paper’s relationship with its readers.
The position is based at Schwartz Media’s office in Carlton, Melbourne.
Applicants should send a CV along with a one-page letter outlining their vision for The Saturday Paper to email@example.com by July 28.
Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin Group, has been an influential figure in the music and entertainment world since he launched his Virgin music label and then Virgin Radio. Now the entrepreneur is joining smoothfm’s all-star weekend lineup from Saturday July 15.
Starting with a record-store chain, Branson’s business instinct saw him grow the Virgin brand into an impressive music label and later an airline company. His music, business and humanitarian contributions have also made Branson one of the most prominent figures in British culture.
Branson’s smoothfm program provides the opportunity for him to share his experiences about the bands his label signed and broke worldwide.
“It was great to go down memory lane and listen to the songs of many a year ago. Each song conjured up many happy memories from the days when we were signing (these) bands and trying to break them around the world. I was addicted to music from a very young age and then stumbled into it in a big way when I heard an artist called Mike Oldfield. I loved his music so I thought I’ll start a record label and put it out myself. That album was ‘Tubular Bells’ and its success kick-started the Virgin story,” Branson said.
Georgie Page, smoothfm program director, said, “Sir Richard Branson has had a huge impact on the music industry. He was responsible for signing many iconic bands and artists that appear on smoothfm’s playlist including Culture Club, UB40, OMD and Simple Minds. smoothfm’s listeners may not be aware of the significant contribution he has made to music and relationships he has formed with some of the greatest artists in the business. We can’t wait for him to share his experiences, rich understanding of the music industry and the behind-the-scenes stories about working with some of the biggest names in music with our listeners.”
Richard Branson can be heard on smoothfm 95.3 Sydney, smoothfm 91.5 Melbourne and on smoothfm DAB+ from Saturday July 15 at 4pm.
There is also a major change to the format in the second year – this year, the winner of Australian Survivor will be announced in a live finale.
All 24 contestants will come together, in front of a live audience, for the announcement of the winner and the reunion special.
Talking about the new season of Australian Survivor, returning host Jonathan LaPaglia said: “I wasn’t sure how we were going to top last year but I think we will. Everything is bigger and rougher and wilder than before. We have come up with some epic challenges to put our contestants through and there are some serious game players in here.”
On the new 24 contestants for 2017, he said: “We have got a great bunch of contestants who represent a good cross-section of Australia and I think the audiences are going to love it even more than last time.
“There’s still that element of mateship and loyalty that’s such an important part of Australia’s social fabric that really gets the contestants struggling because of the nature of the show. And there’s a lot of fun seeing some of these big game players really go all out.
“Last year we had a tough group of competitors and it’s hard to beat such a huge series and especially that final Immunity Challenge seeing the underdog Kristie come through. It’s going to be a tough one to beat but I think we’re going to do it,” Jonathan said.
Five tired period homes from around Melbourne were cut in half, put on the back of a truck and painstakingly reassembled on the site of the new season of The Block, reports Domain’s Allison Worrall.
This year, the renovation series heads to Elsternwick, a small bayside suburb in the city’s south-east.
Channel Nine paid more than $10 million for the vacant 3,000-square-metre block on Regent Street, roughly nine kilometres from the CBD.
Contestants will renovate the ageing weatherboard heritage houses transported to the site from Pascoe Vale, Moonee Ponds, Brunswick, Preston and Brighton.
“They’re all in their 90s now, relics from a bygone era, and sure, they need some TLC, but it would have been heartbreaking to see them all bulldozed,” said the show’s host Scott Cam.
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• Nine’s Warriors smash makeovers and mummies
The first episode of Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior has dominated social media chat in the Nielsen Social Content Ratings for the week ending July 9.
The competitive reality format from Endemol Shine Australia had close to 90,000 social media interactions on its first night, well ahead of the Grand Final edition of Seven’s House Rules and the first episode of Yummy Mummies.
In the sport rankings, Fox Footy’s coverage of the Collingwood v Essendon AFL match last Saturday ranked #1 with just over 100,000 engagements.
On a weekend with fewer NRL games because of State of Origin 3, the AFL took four of the top five spots, with the final match between the Lions and the All Blacks the other sporting event in the top five.
The 31st Annual ARIA Awards will return to Nine this year, screening on November 28 on Channel Nine. The Awards will be handed out a fortnight later this year, with the event falling into the final week of TV survey for the year.
The ARIA Awards are this year again promising live performances and collaborations, as well as a very special Hall of Fame induction, celebrating successes of Australian artists at home and abroad.
“We are delighted to be broadcasting the 31st Annual ARIA Awards on Nine, celebrating the pinnacle of Australian music. This is a fantastic addition to our commitment in bringing premium live events and entertainment to viewers across Australia,” said Nine’s head of content, partnerships and development, Adrian Swift.
Denis Handlin, ARIA chairman and chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and president, Asia, said: “We are delighted to bring the ARIAs back home to the Nine Network, which has hosted so many of the ARIA Awards’ most memorable moments. The Nine Network has a long association with the ARIA Awards, having hosted the event’s inaugural broadcast in 1992. We look forward to working with Nine’s CEO Hugh Marks and his team to produce a world-class event that celebrates our incredible artists and their amazing achievements this year.”
ARIA chief executive Dan Rosen said: “ARIA is excited to partner with the Nine Network. Together we will create great event TV, with the ARIA stage set to showcase our Australian artists who are topping the charts here and around the world. The 2017 ARIAs will play host to the biggest names in Australian music and celebrate with magic moments and standout performances.”
ARIA has noted the 2016 ARIA Awards was a TV ratings success – delivering an annual increase of audience ratings of 31%, the biggest audience since 2010, and winning its timeslot in total people, and all demos including both 25 – 54s and under 55s. #ARIAs was also the #1 social media event on TV for the evening, trending at #1 nationally and in every capital city in Australia, and #3 around the world on Twitter.
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.