Thursday July 6 2017
Joining James Manning and James Daggar-Nickson on the show today:
• Michael Rebelo, CEO, Publicis Communications ANZ
Sky News Business Channel
Channel 602: Foxtel
|ABC ME||0.6%||7mate||3.0%||GEM||3.9%||ELEVEN||2.7%||Food Net||0.8%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||10.0%||7||20.7%||9||14.8%||10 NNSW||3.5%||SBS One||5.8%|
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||5.0%||GEM||5.2%||ONE||3.2%||Food Net||0.9%|
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Home and Away has gone from 732,000 to 703,000 on successive nights this week with the week’s final episodes screening tonight.
The ob doc double of Border Security and The Force followed with 727,000 for the former and 680,000 for the latter. Both programs were up close to 100,000 on last week’s numbers.
Two episodes of Criminal Minds were next. The new episode did 509,000 (451,000 last week) with the second on 413,000.
Wimbledon has been screening on Seven and 7TWO since Monday evening. The day 3 numbers on Seven were 164,000 with 102,000 watching on 7TWO earlier in the night.
Shoplifting and the naughty nurse were among the ACA highlights for the midweek audience of 925,000 after Tuesday’s crowd of 878,000.
Nine then turned the evening into a Britain’s Got Talent marathon with the third live semifinal show at 7.30pm attracting 617,000.
After 9pm the channel screened the BGT special on the best and worst child stars on the UK show over the years with 411,000 watching.
Discussions on The Project last night included Bernard Tomic and North Korea with a midweek 7pm audience of 558,000 after 609,000 on Tuesday.
On MasterChef the red team took the points in the team challenge in an alley on a Tokyo side street bursting with food stalls. The decision means Sarah will have a chance to use her immunity pin just two days after winning it. The penultimate episode in Japan had an audience of 840,000 after 904,000 on Wednesday last week. The program was well ahead in its timeslot all people and in key demos, and it ranked #1 for the night in key demos too.
The second episode of the new Offspring series was on 594,000 after launching last week with 724,000.
Anh’s Brush With Fame wrapped its second season last night with special guest Samuel Johnson, who revealed the personal challenges he and his family have been facing. The episode did 643,000 after 623,000 a week ago.
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell followed with 597,000, down just a little from 624,000 last week.
Ronnie Chieng: International Student did 304,000 followed by Adam Hills: The Last Leg on 237,000.
Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys saw him on and off trains across Russia with 260,000 watching.
Coverage of stage five of Le Tour de France began at 8.30pm, although host Mike Tomalaris warned early they wouldn’t have live pictures until about 9.15pm which meant more of Gabriel Gaté. The coverage had an average audience of 246,000.
The cycling coverage pushed the midweek channel average to 7.3%, which makes it the best SBS share on any night since Eurovision and easily the best Wednesday of the year.
Optus and National Geographic have announced an exclusive Australian partnership to launch the National Geographic app. It is the telco giant’s first major programming play since it secured the English Premier League rights at the end of 2015.
Optus is the first in a series of global partners to team up with National Geographic to launch the app. Exclusive content will include two live TV channels: National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild, as well as digital National Geographic magazines, photos, videos and more.
Jacqui Feeney, Managing Director of Fox Networks Group ANZ, said, “The launch of this app sees major investment in a digital first product come to fruition. It has been a true collaboration between National Geographic and the team at Optus. It delivers on our vision to lead digital entertainment by moving the brand from reverence to relevance in a mobile-led world. The app expresses what National Geographic stands for: taking the extra step, driving exploration and going further, all of which is built into the product’s DNA.”
Ben White, Managing Director of Marketing and Product at Optus, said, “We know our customers want the best in entertainment, and the National Geographic App will offer them an experience like never before with an unprecedented range of video, photo and editorial content, all in one place, and tailored to the individual for a rich and immersive experience.”
Bruce Gordon has elevated his 26-year-old London-based daughter Genevieve Gordon to be on par with the billionaire’s only son, Andrew Gordon, 46, report Will Glasgow and Christine Lacy in The Australian’s Margin Call column.
Genevieve’s mother is Bruce’s second wife Judith Gordon, while Andrew is from the patriarch’s first marriage.
In 2010, when Genevieve was 19, she was appointed to the board of her father’s WIN Corporation.
Now more than halfway through her 20s, Genevieve has also been appointed as a director of his investment vehicle Birketu, where she sits around the board table with her mother Judith, who turns 70 later this month, her father Bruce and half brother Andrew, plus long-term Gordon adviser Edwin Cowley.
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Channel Ten has one good asset – scarce broadcasting spectrum, writes Fairfax Media’s Peter Martin.
What if the administrators trying to save the company were allowed to use its most valuable asset for something that was actually valuable?
That asset is broadcast spectrum: a 7 megahertz band in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Mobile phone and data companies would pay dearly for it, or even for some of it. Earlier this year the internet provider TPG paid an astounding $1.26 billion for a 12-year lease on 20 MHz.
But with the rules as they are, Ten, Nine, Seven, Two and SBS aren’t able to auction off the spectrum they don’t need. Ten wastes what it has by broadcasting two channels that are identical (high and standard definition versions of TEN) and two more (11 and ONE) that broadcast mainly repeats and don’t seem to have even one channel’s worth of good programs between them. Seven uses one of its channels to broadcast the shopping network. As I write this, it’s in the middle of an hour-long program on Vitamin C Cleansing Showers.
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Nicole Byers is the new editor-in-chief at The Australian Women’s Weekly, the country’s most-read women’s monthly magazine. Bauer made the announcement yesterday, moving quickly to replace Kim Wilson who left the role suddenly last week.
In a media career spanning more than 20 years, Byers has worked in Australia and the UK, and has previously edited Woman’s Day, New Weekly and TV Week. Byers has been editor-in-chief of OK! for the past seven years.
Wilson was also at OK! magazine – she was part of the launch team when the title first published an Australia edition in 2004.
Jayne Ferguson, Bauer Media’s general manager of women’s lifestyle and entertainment, said: “Nicole’s passion for news, entertainment and lifestyle makes her the perfect choice to lead The Australian Women’s Weekly. She instinctively understands what The Weekly’s loyal army of readers love about the brand and has a proven record in delivering compulsive, agenda-setting content that engages female audiences.”
The industry-first program has been designed to fast-track the learning of new recruits and set a benchmark for digital understanding and knowledge.
Nearly 600 members from media agencies recently completed the program ending with a rigorous two-hour exam in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Stuart Bailey, PHD’s chief digital officer and chair of the MFA interactive group responsible for developing the Digital Foundations Certification Program, said the course sets baseline digital knowledge across the Australian media agency landscape.
“Digital is our future, and as other forms of media continue to digitise, it’s vital that our industry has consistent, quality and up-to-date education on best practice approaches for clients,” Bailey said.
“We’re thrilled with the results of our first exam and to see so many members of our industry upskilling in this crucial area,” Sophie Madden, CEO of the MFA, said. “Digital is the number one growth area in our business, and ensuring that all members have a strong and consistent foundation level of digital knowledge sets our industry up for continued growth and success.”
He has pulled further ahead of his breakfast slot radio rivals six months after becoming its early morning radio host and TV news anchor on the evening bulletin.
The ABC’s lead among ACT breakfast shows grew more than four times the station’s nearest rival Mix 106.3 in the latest GfK Radio Ratings Survey covering March to June.
Mix 106.3’s share in the breakfast slot with Kristen and Wilko grew slightly to 16%, while the ABC held nearly one-fifth of the early morning audience.
Despite a 1% ratings fall, Mix had Canberra’s largest weekday radio audience at 20.6% of listeners, holding its lead after pulling ahead of Hit 104.7, which last quarter had 17.9%.
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On the Australian Digital Originals chart, Netflix’s Stranger Things has returned to the top 10, while YouTube Red’s Escape The Night makes an appearance. Escape The Night is a murder mystery series developed for the platform. The second season started streaming late in June with a new episode being dropped each week.
Meanwhile the second season of Preacher, available in Australia on Stan, has appeared in the top 10 for Overall TV Shows in Australia.
TV Tonight gives Seven’s new Yummy Mummies just half a star:
Ok we can do this really quickly…. unlike the show itself.
Firstly, I accept I am not the audience for Yummy Mummies so this review comes with some context.
Secondly, Seven marketing has already declared Yummy Mummies as “controversial” before it even airs, so I have no qualms in adding to that.
Thirdly, Yummy Mummies is 58 minutes of your life you will never get back. 90 minutes if you include ads. It’s possibly the worst show I have seen this year, and I had to sit through The Last Resort.
Yummy Mummies makes Brynne: My Bedazzled Life look like Meryl Streep. You can put that on the promo.
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Even if Australian Rules is not your code of choice, the forces at play in television’s latest tussle for supremacy are intriguing, reports Fairfax Media’s Debi Enker.
One network, sensing the vulnerability of a rival, is moving in for the kill, an upstart taking on a veteran. Warring tribes are battling for honours in a significant area of television.
These elements are evident in Channel Seven’s decision to put its modest, low-budget footy panel show, The Front Bar, head-to-head at 8.30pm on Thursdays in Melbourne with Nine’s 23-year-old The Footy Show.
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The producers of the hit program, Bondi Vet, have revealed the final five candidates in the running to become TV’s next vet star. The chosen vet will replace Dr Chris Brown in the TV series shown on Network Ten and around the world.
Queensland duo Dr Alex Hynes and Dr Anthony Cassimatis join Dr Danni Dusek (Vic), Dr Lewis Hunt (NSW) and the winner of the public vote, Dr Peter Ricci of WA, in the final stages of the nationwide search, the show’s creator WTFN Entertainment announced.
The vets will be soon be filmed by Bondi Vet camera crews, as judges run their eyes over the selected candidates.
WTFN’s director of content Steve Oemcke said deciding the final five was a tough and exhaustive process.
“The level of competition in the latter stages was incredibly high. Everyone we looked at has a unique skill set and story to tell.
“It is very pleasing to see vets across four Australian states make it to the final five stage.
“We always said we’d consider people from across Australia for this exciting opportunity.
“In the coming weeks as our Bondi Vet crews start filming with the vets, we’re really excited about sharing the work of these dedicated professionals with our loyal fans,’’ he said.
Judges will then assess the vets on a number of criteria, including their on-screen persona and the unique talents they can bring to Bondi Vet.
Photo: Alex Hynes, Lewis Hunt, Peter Ricci
• Final monthly data from sector, Q2 revenue jumps 7%
The out-of-home (OOH) industry has posted an increase of 7.0% on net media revenue year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, posting $197.5 million, up from $184.6m for the second quarter in 2016.
“We are in the midst of a renaissance in OOH. Digital is certainly revitalising our channel, as is our audience growth and engagement,” said Charmaine Moldrich, CEO, OMA.
The month of June has recorded net media revenue of $68.8m, an increase of 5.3% from the same month last year, which posted a net media revenue $65.4m. Digital revenue is sitting at 45.4% of total net media revenue year-to-date, which is an increase over the recorded 37.3% for the same period last year.
“We know OOH is a significant media channel in the mix, delivering ROI and improving ROI for other media channels. OOH’s continued revenue growth reinforces these facts and proves advertisers trust OOH and what it can deliver,” continued Moldrich.
Category figures quarter two 2017:
• Roadside Billboards (over and under 25 square metres) $78.1m
• Roadside Other (street furniture, bus/tram externals, small format) $56.7m
• Transport (including airports) $31.3m
• Retail, Lifestyle and Other $31.3m
The OMA has announced it will now be reporting revenue on a quarterly basis to be in line with other media channels: “This will also ensure better trend analysis due to fluctuations in the category and in total monthly revenue figures. As a result, the next scheduled OMA revenue release will be the quarter three results which will be released on 5 October 2017.”
Mediaweek editor James Manning catches up with Fairfax rugby league columnist and rock music fan Steve Mascord at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester to discuss his new book “Touchstones”.