Thursday June 22 2017
Joining James Daggar-Nickson on the show today:
• Special co-host: Toby Barbour, CEO, Starcom Australia
• Special guest: Liz Ross, CEO, Freeview Australia
Sky News Business Channel
Channel 602: Foxtel
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|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||7.8%||7||15.2%||9||39.1%||10 NNSW||2.1%||SBS One||2.8%|
|ABC ME||0.9%||7mate||3.8%||GEM||4.2%||ONE||2.3%||Food Net||0.7%|
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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
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It was a night of mini-marathons on Seven.
The channel screened two episodes of Border Security: America’s Front Line from 7.30pm with audiences of 488,000 and then 436,000.
Criminal Minds offered a triple treat for fans with 386,000 watching a new episode from season 12, while two episodes followed from season 10.
A special night for Nine with State of Origin Game 2 dominating the ratings.
The match had a combined metro/regional audience of 3,483,000. In metro markets there was 2,380,000 watching. That is up slightly on 2,348,000 watching game one 2017, but it is down on Game 2 last year which had a metro audience of 2,404,000.
Nine’s share was 38.3% across the metro network, with 51.7% in Sydney and 55.3% in Brisbane. Nine was also a clear leader in combined channel share with 45.0%.
Heston Week on MasterChef went up against Origin, with the cooks pulling 761,000 for a challenge giving contestants one hour to create a dish inspired by fire.
The final episode of the wonderful This Is Us followed with 328,000 watching the series one farewell directed by Ken Olin.
Anh’s Brush With Fame didn’t want to blow a new episode, so its repeated the Amanda Keller episode with 546,000 watching.
The new season of Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell was on 574,000. The Weekly did 635,000 as it farewelled the slot last week.
Ronny Chieng: International Student did 345,000 after 460,000 last week.
Another special episode of Adam Hill’s The Last Leg attracted a strong guest list examining Britain after the election with 192,000 watching.
Chris Tarrant‘s train ride in Argentina was the channel’s best last night with Extreme Railway Journeys on 255,000.
It’s three weeks into Fairfax Media due diligence, and some key stakeholders are getting nervous, reports The AFR’s Street Talk.
While would-be buyers TPG and Hellman & Friedman crunch through available historical and forecast numbers in an effort to come up with binding bids, it’s their lined-up lenders that are having pause for thought.
Sources close to the lenders told Street Talk that there were some awkward conversations to be had with the private equity buyers.
It’s understood some lenders have raised concerns about the quality of Fairfax Media’s earnings, particularly future forecasts in the traditional media business. While the banks went into the dataroom knowing what Fairfax Media’s historical earnings looked like, it’s management’s read on the future that has proved troubling.
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KordaMentha, the administrator of Ten Network, is placing ads in national newspapers to seek a buyer for the company, reports The Australian’s Mitchell Bingemann.
Advertisements calling for expressions of interest in Ten’s assets have been booked to appear in newspapers tomorrow.
The call for interest comes ahead of the first meeting of Ten’s creditors, which is scheduled for June 26 in Sydney.
Sources close to Korda Mentha said the call for expressions of interest does not mean the administrator is abandoning attempts to recapitalise the business and that the two processes can run in parallel.
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The Ebiquity Media Transparency Score, available from late June, has been developed to help advertisers understand how well their business operations perform in achieving the level of media transparency they desire from their marketing activities.
Advertisers will complete an in-depth questionnaire, with a score that provides an absolute and relative value. The vision is for clients to be able to compare media transparency levels within their own business and peers.
The new tool will enable advertisers to use their individual score to prioritise and align their marketing focus for the year ahead, as well as track the internal progress towards their media transparency goals. It can also be used as the basis for incentive schemes that advertisers may use to reward internal teams.
The new service comes one year on from the ANA Media Transparency Initiative, which put the transparency agenda high on advertisers’ concerns and challenges. It also helps advertisers respond to the call for more media transparency, such as from Marc Pritchard, the chief brand officer of P&G.
The Turnbull government has been told it has “Buckley’s chance” of getting its media reform package through parliament this week, and any attempt to force debate would fail, reports The Australian’s Rosie Lewis.
The overhaul, which has unanimous backing from the media industry, passed the lower house yesterday but was still to be introduced to the upper house as the Gonski 2.0 schools funding changes dominated the agenda.
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The German owners of magazine giant Bauer Media have parted ways with their Australian chief Nick Chan, barely a year after he took the helm, as Hollywood star Rebel Wilson seeks a record payout of more than $7 million from the company for defaming her, report The Australian’s Mitchell Bingemann and Simone Fox Koob.
Chan did not work for the company when the defamatory articles about Wilson – which branded her a serial liar – were published but it is understood he was across negotiations seeking to settle the case out of court.
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Ruiz, who has been acting in this position since March 2017, is responsible for the group’s Asia business including iProperty Group across Southeast Asia and Chinese property site myfun.com.
Ruiz reports to REA Group CEO Tracey Fellows and retains his position on the board of PropTiger, the Group’s joint entity in India.
Commenting on Ruiz’s appointment, Fellows said: “Asia is a key region in our long-term growth strategy and Henry has made a big contribution since he took on the interim role. He is well placed to continue to lead our Asia business and execute our regional strategy.”
Berry and Espinoza are in Cannes representing Australia, having won the 2017 Australian Young Lions competition, run by News Corp Australia, the official Australian representative of the 2017 International Cannes Lions Festival.
“We loved our concept and are thrilled to be bringing home silver from Cannes,” said Berry and Espinoza.
“We want to thank News Corp Australia for giving us this incredible opportunity.”
News Corp Australia chief marketing officer, Tony Phillips, said: “We’re thrilled with the success of our Cannes Young Lions media guns Charlotte and Grace who beat tough competition from more than 30 countries. You have done Australia proud.”
Photo: Charlotte Berry (L) with Tony Phillips and Grace Espinoza
24 years ago, The West Australian’s then-arts editor Ron Banks was criticised on an international scale for a scathing review of Paul McCartney’s concert at Subiaco Oval.
This week it was announced McCartney would be returning to Australia later this year.
The public backlash 24 years ago prompted Banks to defend himself days after the Perth concert with another piece in the newspaper with the headline “Perils of a pressured critic”.
The West Australian has today republished both those controversial pieces here.
The news that longtime media executive Nick Chan had quit as CEO of Bauer Media hit the headlines Wednesday morning like a bolt out of the blue, reports The AFR’s Bryce Corbett.
Sources within the Tower of Bauer at 54 Park Street report the shock move came after Chan decided he and his German bosses no longer shared a vision for the company’s future.
Complaints from senior staff include the gripe the Germans have tried to impose European publishing templates and business models onto uniquely Australian products. Turns out Polish housewives have different tastes to their Aussie counterparts. Who knew?
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The Australian’s Margin Call column:
Hamburg billionaire Yvonne Bauer is on to her fifth boss down under in less than three years after Nick Chan left yesterday. Auf Wiedersehen!
Frau Bauer – the fifth generation of the media empire Johann Andreas Ludolph Bauer founded in 1875 – has proved to be a tough boss since she paid $525m in 2012 for the Packer family’s former magazine empire.
Five years on, five local bosses later and the value of her Aussie asset much diminished, she’s still not happy.
Bauer’s local sales are down. Rebel Wilson is seeking $7m in damages for articles published back in the David Goodchild-era.
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This year features five massive family homes rescued from demolition and transported to a vacant allotment in Elsternwick in south-east Melbourne.
Host Scott Cam said: “I’m really proud that we were able to save these houses from demolition and deliver the great Australian dream of a big, modern family home. The scale of this project is like nothing we’ve attempted before – we’re transforming a street and it sure is going to test our latest crop of Blockheads.”
These relics from a bygone era have been “Home Sweet Home” to Aussie families for generations. Now these homes have all been cut down the middle, transported and painstakingly put back together on brand new foundations, ready to stand for another 90 years after The Block contestants lovingly restore them to their former glory – and then some.
The five eager new couples transforming the family homes are:
• Josh (28) and Elyse (24), dating for four years, from Melbourne, VIC
• Hannah (31) and Clint (33), married for five years, from Townsville, QLD
• Sticks (31) and Wombat (38), best mates for 15 years, from South Coast, NSW
• Ronnie (41) and Georgia (33), married for six years, from Perth, WA
• Jason (46) and Sarah (45), married for 18 years, from Melbourne, VIC
The show has distributed an astronomical cash total of $17,575,501.01 to contestants since premiering on Nine in 2003.
Nine has also revealed Australian Ninja Warrior will debut on Sunday July 9 at 7pm.
A diverse range of competitors will line up to take their shot at the most difficult obstacle course in the world, with Rebecca Maddern, Ben Fordham and Freddie Flintoff calling their every move on Ninja Island.
Nine’s head of content, production and development Adrian Swift said: “Ninja Warrior is the toughest obstacle course in the world and now it’s in Australia. Over the coming weeks we’ll see which of Australia’s strongest, fastest, lithest, most dextrous athletes can take on – and beat – this mountain of steel that has risen out of Ninja Island.
“Men and women have come from every corner of Australia and they’re all desperate to take on the course and become Australia’s very first Ninja Warrior.”
The series is produced for Nine by Endemol Shine Australia.
Online engagement with TV programs broadcast in Australia as measured by Nielsen has seen an AFL match between Melbourne and Collingwood played on the Queen’s Birthday holiday rank #1 on the Sport list.
The AFL match narrowly outrated coverage of US basketball and international one day cricket.
On the Non-Sport chart, Q&A ranked #1 ahead of commercial TV programs The Voice and Sunday Night.
Patrick Dangerfield has been one of the hottest AFL properties on and off the field. The Geelong star and winner of the 2016 Brownlow Medal has been a columnist for the Herald Sun and more recently has joined TV and radio commentary teams.
Now Crocmedia has announced Dangerfield and good mate and professional fishing guide Aaron “Captain Redbeard” Habgood are launching a new radio program called Reel Adventures.
Dangerfield and Habgood will be showcased at a launch function in Melbourne next week where they will talk about their love of fishing and what audiences can expect from the new show.
The AFL is planning to launch its version of cricket’s Twenty20, with a series of matches involving non-finalists in September this year, reports Damian Barrett at afl.com.au.
Under the proposal, the Saturday after round 23 – when the top eight teams are given the bye – would be set aside to launch AFLX, a fast-paced, scaled-down version of traditional football.
The AFL recently alerted clubs to its plans, and on Thursday night confirmed its September launch hopes for the radical concept.
“We are currently investigating the opportunity of using the Saturday of the bye round to showcase AFLX via the best players from teams that have missed the finals,” AFL football operations manager Simon Lethlean told The Footy Show.
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The interest in TV series as expressed by measuring online demand sees the same shows in Australia and New Zealand topping both charts supplied by Parrot Analytics.
On the Digital Original chart, Orange Is The New Black is #1 in both countries. The Netflix prison series has pushed 13 Reasons Why from top spot down to #3 in New Zealand.
The Handmaid’s Tale sits at #2 in both markets with the series coming to SBS On Demand in Australia while it will be available via Lightbox in New Zealand.
In fact the top five are the same in both markets.
On the Overall TV chart, The Walking Dead remains the top program in both markets for a third consecutive week.
Usually a magazine cover takes months in planning to execute. However, InStyle’s latest issue has bucked the trend. The cover featuring model Jesinta Franklin was captured in a fleeting moment from a custom photobooth built backstage at the InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards last month.
InStyle editor Emily Taylor said: “When Jesinta stepped into the booth, something unexpected happened: a brief, quiet and unguarded moment, captured in a split-second, before the party atmosphere broke the spell. In that moment, I knew we had caught something special – an engaging and powerful image that jumped out at me. When I saw the shots of the night back in the office I realised that this was my next cover.”
The new issue of the Pacific Magazines title features a candid 13-page portfolio of guests at the InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards.
Some of the people featured in the spread include InStyle US editor-in-chief Laura Brown, actor Marta Dusseldorp, Seven’s Melissa Doyle, TV personality Kerri-Anne Kennerley, former INXS member Kirk Pengilly, former Ten’s Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges, singer and actress Natalie Bassingthwaighte and more.
Mediaweek’s James Manning joins Kruti Joshi in this episode of the Seven Days podcast. The pair discuss the Ten funding crisis, Rebel Wilson‘s defamation case win, the Global Spotlight refugee crisis project, changes to the Yahoo7 JV and Mia Freedman‘s controversy over Roxane Gay comments.
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.