Tuesday June 13 2017
Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado talk TV in the Mediaweek TV Podcast. James is reporting from Manchester in the UK and Andrew is in South West Rocks NSW after a busy long weekend at the South West Roxy cinema.
Some of the shows on the radar this podcast are True Story with Hamish and Andy, Wanted, David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema, Ronnie Chieng: International Student plus the latest on Seven’s early evening trio Home and Away, My Kitchen Rules and House Rules.
Mediaweek editor James Manning joins deputy editor Kruti Joshi from the UK in this episode of Seven Days. The pair talk Foxtel Now, Nova’s Podquest winner plus Red Room Global Tour, House Rules season 6 and its international commission, and more.
The deputy director of BBC World Service Group and editorial director of BBC Global News Jamie Angus joins Kruti Joshi at Mediaweek HQ in Potts Point.
Angus explains the public broadcaster’s commercial operations and discusses the 2017 UK general elections.
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The 6pm news bulletins on both Seven and Nine had big numbers with Seven over 1.3m for the first 30 minutes of the one-hour bulletin. The Seven audience was helped along by the AFL Queen’s Birthday Collingwood v Melbourne match as a lead-in with the result still up in the air during the dying moments of the game.
Home and Away started its new weekend just over 750,000.
House Rules had plenty of drama last night with a state of emergency declaration during this year’s Cyclone Debbie, and for the first time in House Rules history the clock stopped and the race to save their house began. The Monday episode was on 999,000 after the previous Monday’s remarkable 1.21m crowd.
The 9pm drama Wanted slipped a little with episode three down from 698,000 to 633,000.
Nine News too had a good holiday Monday 6pm News audience with 1.20m after 6pm.
A Current Affair got very close to 1m with 988,000 watching the start to the week.
True Story with Hamish and Andy again won the critical 7.30pm slot despite shedding 200,000+ week-on-week. The second episode still managed to easily make it over 1m.
Here Come The Habibs! had a challenging second episode two with the numbers down from 819,000 to 655,000.
MasterChef continues to do most of the heavy lifting. The Monday episode was up week-on week from 767,000 to 847,000. Tamara Griffen was the latest to depart as all eliminated contestants tonight have a chance to cook their way back on to the show.
Have You Been Paying Attention? has rebuilt its audience to 800,000, up from 764,000 a week ago.
Australian Story returned to an earlier story with an update on the much-watched I Am Sam story that featured Sam and Sally. The audience of 757,000 was down a little on 774,000 last week.
Four Corners had one of its better weeks with 808,000.
Media Watch subsequently was on 639,000 before Q&A did 455,000.
24 Hours In Emergency performed best with 173,000.
SBS World News did 142,000, a bigger audience than Dr Christian Will See You Now.
Ten’s three billionaire shareholders have moved away from guaranteeing the television company’s new $250 million loan following negotiations with the struggling free-to-air broadcaster, reports The AFR’s Max Mason.
Sources said Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon told Ten late on Friday evening they will not guarantee the new loan, leaving Ten looking for alternative avenues to secure funding needed to keep the company afloat.
Support from the third shareholder, James Packer, has always been unlikely.
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Pangallo has worked in the media for more than 45 years, holding senior positions in newspapers, magazines, radio and television.
Pangallo started his career as a copy boy at The News, Rupert Murdoch’s first newspaper, in 1972 and worked his way through the ranks to eventually become the paper’s editor in 1989.
In television Pangallo worked for the ABC’s 7.30 Report and Network Ten’s Eyewitness News and Sports Tonight before joining Seven.
He started at the Seven Network’s Real Life current affairs program in 1994 as supervising producer, based in Sydney, before joining Today Tonight as it premiered on January 30, 1995. Executive producer Graham Archer and Pangallo have been with the program since the first night on air.
Today Tonight is unbeaten for 16 successive years and has claimed more than 630 consecutive winning weeks of official ratings.
Frank Pangallo said: “This was the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in my career. I have truly loved my job and the support, respect and friendship I’ve received from all the staff I’ve worked with in the Seven Network.
“I would like to thank our host, Rosanna Mangiarelli, for her enormous input and professionalism both on air and in assisting us in producing TT.
“My motivation to succeed has never been stronger and I am proud of the achievements we’ve all made together to remain at the top of our game.”
Seven’s network director of news and public affairs Craig McPherson said: “No matter where Frank worked, he became the heart and soul of that office.
“Feared by his opponents, respected by his colleagues. Everyone knew when Frank was in town. Relentless and passionate and also kind and caring. Frank helped so many over his 23 years at Seven.”
Pangallo’s last day will be July 7 and a replacement will be announced in due course.
After 17 years, 850-odd columns of comment, analysis and many befuddled musings amounting to close to a million words, this column now emulates Monty Python’s parrot. It is demised. It has ceased to be. It has expired.
I am grateful to have been invited to continue to contribute articles on media and military history from time to time, and I may do so, so perhaps it’s not really the end; just the end of this column.
I have had a wonderful life in journalism and I have played on well beyond the regular retirement age.
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Deborah Thomas’s stint as the chief customer officer of entertainment group Ardent Leisure has come to an end, almost a month before it began, reports The Australian’s Margin Call column.
Just over two months ago, Ardent Leisure chairman George Venardos announced that Thomas would step down as the group’s chief executive and be replaced by former Nine executive Simon Kelly.
The plan, chairman Venardos revealed in late April, was that Thomas was to move from the CEO role to the newly created role as chief customer officer on July 1.
The former Australian Women’s Weekly editor will also step down from the Ardent board, which she joined in late 2013.
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It was later revealed Thomas will remain as a $3,000-a-day consultant to Ardent as it deals with the forthcoming coronial inquiry into the Dreamworld accident and she will walk away with a termination benefit of a little over $730,000.
Former director of ABC television Penny Chapman has joined mounting calls for the national broadcaster to be subject to local content quotas for TV drama, documentaries and children’s shows, reports The Australian’s Rosemary Neill.
Chapman, who was head of drama and then head of television at the ABC in the 1990s, said content quotas that apply to the commercial networks should be extended to the public broadcaster.
“The ABC should have a commitment and a responsibility for maintaining a good level of Australian content, at least concomitant with the commercial sector, but possibly even more so,” she said.
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Schwartz Media – publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper – is a media partner of the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2017. Schwartz Media will be providing print publishing services as well as project managing the redesign of the festival’s print program guide.
The Melbourne International Film Festival print guide will be inserted into The Saturday Paper and The Saturday Age on 15 July, with an additional street distribution of 50,000 copies.
You’ve heard of The Bachelor mansion. Now get ready for the My Kitchen Rules bunker, reports The Australian’s Nick Tabakoff.
Seven insiders have told Diary that network producers and senior management have been secretly examining the concept of bringing all of MKR’s warring cooking couples under one roof.
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Ten Network is facing the prospect of being placed into voluntary administration if a $200 million loan cannot be refinanced after three high-profile backers decided against supporting a new funding deal, report The Australian’s Bridget Carter and Darren Davidson.
The free-to-air television broadcaster is expected to issue a statement to the ASX this morning to update investors over its finances.
It is understood that Ten shareholders Lachlan Murdoch, Bruce Gordon and James Packer have decided against guaranteeing a new $250m loan to replace the existing $200m overdraft, which needs to be repaid to Commonwealth Bank in December.
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Fans of Sons and Daughters star Rowena Wallace are digging deep to help relaunch her career, reports Fairfax Media’s Broede Carmody.
Just a few years ago, the now 69-year-old resorted to selling a few Logies in order to make ends meet after she fell on tough times.
Wallace’s fans are hoping to help the actress find her feet by raising $20,000 to help her relocate from her rural property in Victoria to the capital city of her choice.
Wallace has in the past said living in the country makes it difficult to attend auditions. A Go Fund Me campaign has already raised more than $2,200 in just three days, thanks to people chipping in as little as $20.
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So far the Nova competition winners have travelled from Sydney to Los Angeles to Rhode Island and then to Las Vegas.
When not hanging out with international pop stars, the tour group has explored the cities by day and enjoyed the restaurants, bars and night life each evening.
Over the past few days winners travelled to Rhode Island for a Nova Red Room gig at Dunkin Donuts Arena (Wednesday), in which listeners were treated to a backstage meet and greet with The Chainsmokers followed by a Red Room performance by the group and they then stayed on for the high energy stadium show that night.
After the Rhode Island gig with The Chainsmokers at the Dunkin Donuts Arena, Smallzy caught up with the duo backstage before their stadium show to check out what they were up to and discuss their plans to tour Australia. The full interview will air on Smallzy’s Surgery on Tuesday night from 7pm on the Nova Network.
The tour party landed in Las Vegas from Rhode Island late last week and spent a couple of days exploring the sights, bars and the outlet stores and on Friday night enjoyed a group dinner at Lavo, one of the hottest bars and restaurants in Las Vegas. During the dinner Clive, one of the South Australian winners, used the opportunity to propose to his long-term partner Mikayla (pictured lower R) with the entire group celebrating the happy news.
During the Las Vegas stop-over, the competition winners experienced the full Calvin Harris experience at the ultimate pool party at Wet Republic (pictured top) while watching from private cabanas.
After an early start the following day Mazda3’s Nova Red Room Global Tour headed to New York for a Nova Red Room with Miley Cyrus before heading back to Sydney for the final gig at The Star Sydney to see Peking Duk on 17 June.
• Singles: Top 10 gridlock with Bieber and collaborators + 1D solo tunes
• Albums: Five freshies crack top 10, deja vu with Beatles & Pink Floyd
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Justin Bieber-featured track “Despacito” holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth consecutive week after eight weeks on the chart. Bieber again keeps a grip on the top two as he also features on DJ Khaled‘s “I’m The One” which sits again at #2 after six weeks on the chart.
Former members of One Direction are the big movers in the top 10. Niall Horan‘s “Slow Hands” climbs five sports to #3 and “Strip That Down” from Liam Payne featuring Quavo is up four spots to #5. Payne is the fourth former 1D member to crack the top five as a solo artist.
In the wake of the One Love Manchester concert, Ariana Grande‘s “One Last Time” has charted again, landing in the top 50 at #35 after initially peaking at #15 back in 2015.
The highest new entry of three tunes to debut in the top 50 is Major Lazer‘s “Know No Better” featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo.
The other top 15 new arrivals this week:
#40 Peking Duk and AlunaGeorge with “Fake Magic”
#46 Lorde with “Perfect Places”
Bit of a clean-out near the top of the chart this week with five new entries landing in the top 10 with three chart legends accounting for four of the top 10 spots – Ed Sheeran (who must surely now qualify for legend status despite his age), The Beatles and Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters.
Sheeran and The Beatles remain for another week in the top 10. The new legend is the solo album “Is This The Life We Really Want?” from Roger Waters which debuted at #7.
American artist Halsey scores her second consecutive #2 debut on the ARIA albums chart with “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom”.
Pete Murray sits at #3 with his first studio album in six years, “Camacho”. Murray’s album is the follow-up to “Blue Sky Blue”, which peaked at #6 way back in 2011. Murray last charted with the companion album “Blue Sky Blue – The Byron Sessions” in 2013.
At #4 is “Relaxer”, the third album from Alt-J, which gives the British trio their third top 10 appearance on the ARIA Charts.
Making a top five debut at #5 is Baltimore pop punk band All Time Low, who land in the top 10 for the second time with “Last Young Renegade”.
Two other artists debuted in the top 50 further down the chart this week:
#16 Dua Lipa with “Dua Lipa”
#32 Husky with “Punchbuzz”
• World Famous Rooftop performance to showcase “Witness” album
Katy Perry is to perform live on Friday June 30 in Sydney in a one-off exclusive event hosted by Hamish and Andy and broadcast across the Hit Network.
Last week Seven’s Sunrise revealed Perry would co-host the breakfast show, and Nova competition winners got to meet Perry in Los Angeles. However, the Hit Network is the only place with a live Katy Perry performance.
It’s been six years since Perry last performed for the World Famous Rooftop and no other radio station will get fans up close and in the flesh while Perry performs tracks from her new album “Witness”.
Just last week Perry performed at the One Love Manchester charity concert on Sunday night UK time alongside Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and others. She has also recently joined James Corden for Carpool Karaoke, performed on Saturday Night Live and graced the stage at the Grammys, Brit Awards and iHeart Radio Awards.
Perry is set to build on her Australian success where she already has four #1 singles and 12 top five singles. Her combined singles have achieved 60 times Platinum status in Australia, with an additional two Gold singles, and “Chained To The Rhythm” already platinum.
Globally Perry has earned two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In her 10 years with Capitol Records/EMI Music, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40 million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most followed person globally on Twitter.
Tickets to Katy Perry’s performance can only be won by listening to the Hit Network:
Fox FM Melbourne
2Day FM Sydney
Hit 105 Brisbane
Hit 107 Adelaide
Hit 92.9 Perth
Plus 38 stations across regional Australia
The Governor-General has announced the latest awards and appointments in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
People being celebrated this year from the entertainment industry included:
Catherine Elise Blanchett
For eminent service to the performing arts as an international stage and screen actor, through seminal contributions as director of artistic organisations, as a role model for women and young performers, and as a supporter of humanitarian and environmental causes.
Denis Anthony Handlin AM
For distinguished service to the Australian recording industry, through leadership and mentoring roles, as a supporter of young artists, and to charitable organisations as a director, patron and contributor.
Michael Henry Coppel
For significant service to the entertainment industry as a producer and promoter of theatre, festivals and national concert tours.
Donald Charles Crombie
For significant service to the Australian film and television industry through contributions as a director and writer, and to professional organisations.
Paul Noel Dainty
For significant service to the entertainment industry as a producer and promoter of national concert tours, theatre and events.
For significant service to the broadcast media and multicultural affairs as an executive, innovator and business leader.
Mark Stephen Fennessy
For significant service to the broadcast media industry as an entrepreneur, innovator and production executive.
Deborah Jane Mailman
For significant service to the performing arts as an actor, as a role model for indigenous performers, and to the community.
Patricia (Pattie) Anne Newton
For significant service to the broadcast media as an entertainer and presenter, and as a supporter of charitable and medical research foundations.
John Henry Romeril
For significant service to the performing arts as a playwright and screenwriter, and to theatre companies and education.
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.