Monday June 5 2017
Mediaweek editor James Manning joins Kruti Joshi from London for this week’s media wrap. They talk about the media executives’ excursion to Canberra, A-League on Ten, Schapelle‘s weekend wild goose chase, Roadshow acquiring Blink TV, Origin 1, and more. James also gives a first-hand account of the aftermath of the Manchester bombing.
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||2.6%||GEM||2.1%||ELEVEN||2.0%||Food Net||0.6%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||9.8%||7||25.8%||9||20.1%||10 NNSW||2.8%||SBS One||4.5%|
|ABC ME||0.9%||7mate||3.3%||GEM||4.3%||ONE||3.0%||Food Net||1.1%|
|SUNDAY 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
Friday Top 10
Saturday Top 10
Seven and Nine dominated the start of week 23 with Seven ahead by the smallest possible margin in the primary channel battle all people.
The Seven Sunday leadership comes after a milestone result where it won an Origin week in all people and did so in all demos.
Key to Seven’s performance last night was House Rules pushing its audience even higher where it had a lead of 250,000 over The Voice.
The only one of the three key Sunday properties not to increase its audience week-on-week was Seven News Sunday. Although the numbers were down from 1.28m to 1.23m, the bulletin still ranked in the top three.
House Rules continues to shine with 1.27m securing the bulletin top spot for the night. The House Rules audience grew week-on-week from 1.18m to 1.27m as the contestants got to eyeball the judges and Fiona and Nicole battled with Troy and Bec for the battle of the bottom.
Sunday Night was a big contributor to the win with its audience climbing just under 200,000 to 829,000 for reporter Steve Pennell‘s story on Ben Cousins.
Nine News Sunday drew the channel’s biggest crowd with 1.27m, and a strong lift from 1.15m a week ago.
The Voice featured the first live final with the audience remaining over 1m, although it was down week-on-week by 50,000 to 1.02m.
60 Minutes was down on last week too, from 839,000 to 758,000, even though it featured a report from Peter Overton about Nine executive Matt Callander and his battle with brain cancer.
Family Feud Sunday was again just under 300,000, sitting on 285,000, which was exactly the same as last week’s audience.
The first episode of Modern Family was down on last week, yet the second at 7pm was up a little to 410,000.
MasterChef Australia was by far the channel’s best by any measure. Karlie was one of several star performers last night in a mystery box challenge and then an invention test. The audience lifted from 737,000 week-on-week to 794,000.
US drama Bull was not able to keep its momentum with a slide from 430,000 to 388,000.
The final episode of this season of Grantchester performed the best as the audience grew from 611,000 to 695,000 week-on-week.
Before we got to farewell James Norton and Robson Green, Doctor Who was again in the low 400,000s.
The final of the current repeat season of DCI Banks then screened later in the night with 407,000.
Italy’s Invisible Cities was the channel’s #1 last week and is on track to again claim that honour after 367,000 – up from 334,000 last week.
Two episodes of The Story Of God followed with the average audience down from 191,000 to 165,000.
The head of the journalists’ union has called for the resignation of the Australian Press Council’s latest member, deputy chair of left-wing activist group GetUp! Carla McGrath, as Communications Minister Mitch Fifield labelled the appointment “bizarre”, report The Australian’s Mitchell Bingemann and Chris Merritt.
The Australian this week decided to boycott testimony and not accept adjudications of complaints by the Press Council in which McGrath took part.
The Daily Telegraph’s editor, Chris Dore, has also decided to not cooperate with Press Council inquiries involving McGrath.
A spokesman for Fairfax Media confirmed the publisher voted in favour of McGrath’s appointment. News Corp, publisher of The Australian, voted against.
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The awards were announced at the South Australian Media Ball on Friday at the Ian McLachlan Room at the Adelaide Oval in front of an audience of 150. The awards were hosted by Keith Conlon and Angelique Donnellan.
The judges said of Mann’s entry: “If ever a journalist held a judging panel hostage to their emotions, it was this entrant in the 2017 Awards. Exceptional versatility and insight, patience with research and well-honed presentation characterise this extremely worthy Journalist of the Year.
Respected journalist, columnist and author Samela Harris, who is also the MEAA Media South Australian president, was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism.
The judges said: “Samela Harris, the 2017 SA Media Hall of Fame inductee, is described by colleagues as possessing “restless energy”, delivering “innovative and witty reporting”, and having “very wide perspectives on the world”.
Evan Wilkes, House Rules executive producer, said: “We’re so happy with how the audience has received this season of House Rules – it’s currently the number one show in the country. We’re excited to confirm that we’re coming back for a new season in 2018.
“It’s also great to see another Aussie-made format, created here at Seven, enjoying this success,” he added.
Currently ranked Australia’s #1 entertainment program, House Rules is averaging 1.53 million combined viewers (metro+regional) an episode, up 9.2% year-on-year.
Roberta Williams, the widow of murdered criminal kingpin Carl Williams, will take a starring role in Mob Wives alongside prominent women from gangster families in Sydney and Melbourne, reports News Corp’s Jonathon Moran.
Stefani Samac, the 21-year-old daughter of convicted drug smuggler Tomislav Samac, and Raquael Villani, 39-year-old daughter of Melbourne underworld figure Pasquale Villani, are in the pilot.
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Australia’s television networks should trade attention instead of the cost of reaching a thousand people, says Multi Channel Network chief executive Anthony Fitzgerald as advertisers divert bigger chunks of their budgets to digital video, reports The Australian’s Darren Davidson.
“The obsession with the lowest cost per thousand, particularly in Australia, is not delivering the best outcome for clients. Not all impressions are created equal,” said Fitzgerald, noting that brands are spending money on ads that people never see due to viewability issues with Google and Facebook ads.
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The out-of-home (OOH) industry has reported a net media revenue of $70.5 million for the month of May, an increase of 9.6% for the same month last year, which posted a net media revenue of $64.3 million.
Digital OOH net media revenue makes up 44.7% of total net media revenue, up from 36.8% for the same period last year
Category figures May 2017
• Roadside billboards (over and under 25 square metres) $27.3 million
• Roadside other (street furniture, bus/tram externals, small format) $20.4 million
• Transport (including airports, bus internals and train stations) $11.3 million
• Retail, lifestyle and other $11.5 million
Pauline Hanson‘s One Nation is seeking Queensland safeguards to allay concerns the party has about the removal of legislation that would allow a newspaper, television station and radio network to be owned by one entity in a single market, reports The AFR’s Max Mason.
In order to pass the government’s media reform package, sources said, One Nation is seeking greater public service radio operations in Queensland as well as other protections for “local interests” in Queensland.
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NewsMediaWorks has appointed Peter Miller as its new chief executive officer.
Miller, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the media sector, was previously executive director – global market strategy at advertising technology solutions company Adstream.
At NewsMediaWorks, Miller will lead the organisation to support Australia’s leading news media publishers, manage industry cooperation and communicate the sector’s value proposition to advertisers. This will include involvement in readership metric emma (Enhanced Media Metrics Australia), the News Media Index that reports whole of industry ad revenue and the industry’s annual conference, to be held this year in September.
During his career, Miller has worked extensively with news media and magazine publishers. He was group sales and marketing director at Fairfax Media, and at News Corp was marketing and circulation director at Mirror Australian Telegraph Publications and advertising sales director for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.
In the magazine sector he was national advertising sales director with ACP Magazines (now Bauer Media) and advertising sales director at Pacific Magazines.
Read more at mediaweek.com.au.
Day 1: Nova’s Red Room Global Tour has officially commenced with competition winners flying in from around the country on Sunday and arriving at The Star in Sydney for a function before they head off on their global adventure on Monday morning.
All guests arrived at The Star Sydney to meet their travel partners for the next 12 days at a cocktail party at Sokyo.
The tour party will then arrive in Los Angeles Monday morning (USA time) for a few days and enjoy their first group dinner that night ahead of their first Red Room experience in Los Angeles, which will be a private party with Katy Perry, fresh from her appearance at One Love Manchester last night.
Nova’s Red Room Global Tour will then head to Rhode Island next for a Red Room with The Chainsmokers, before travelling to Las Vegas for a Calvin Harris Red Room experience followed by a Red Room with Miley Cyrus in New York. The tour will conclude in Sydney at Marquee at The Star Sydney with a Nova’s Red Room with Peking Duk.
Photo: The Global Red Room Tour party with competition winners and some of the Nova road crew, including Smallzy far right.
Hosted by Studio 10’s Sarah Harris, Shark Tank brings together five of the country’s most powerful business leaders, who are ready to put their own cash on the line and turn the next big idea into a profitable venture.
Australia’s Sharks are internet pioneer Steve Baxter, Boost Juice entrepreneur Janine Allis, international businessman Andrew Banks, RedBalloon experience founder Naomi Simson and Dr Glen Richards, founder of Australia’s largest pet-care company Greencross.
Network Ten executive producer Paul Leadon said: “Shark Tank’s new season has really hit its straps. We have a seamless production and an even more diverse range of entrepreneurs and products. But most importantly, our Sharks have come to play. They are taking no prisoners, with the entrepreneurs or each other.”
The Sharks have invested over $9 million of their own money since series one.
It starts only a few weeks on from the events of season six, and viewers will find obstetrician Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie) balancing the complexities of her new romance with crisis and culture consultant Harry Crewe (Alexander England), with the needs of her increasingly curious daughter Zoe (Isabella Monaghan) and the demands of her new role as Acting Head of Obstetrics at St Francis Hospital. Billie (Kat Stewart) is focused on being guardian to teenager Brody (Shannon Berry) and her newborn baby.
Ahead of the new episodes, Network Ten is giving viewers the opportunity to catch up on the entire sixth season of Offspring exclusive and free on tenplay.
A spate of recent deals show the influence broadcaster Fox Sports has on the Australian sporting scene and how it may wield that power in the future, reports The AFR’s John Stensholt.
Football Federation Australia announced late last week that an agreement with Network Ten had been clinched for A-League and Socceroos matches to be broadcast on Ten’s One digital channel.
Fox will also play a part in any FFA expansion plans for the A-League, with a small kicker in the rights contract for additional matches as a result of more teams at any stage of the six-year contract. It will have a say in where the new teams come from.
Then there is the budget 2017 deal with the federal government. The government will provide subscription television worth $30 million over four years to “maintain and increase coverage of women’s sports, niche sports and high-participation sports which have struggled to get air-time”.
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WA football and broadcasting legend John K Watts has died at the age of 80, his family has confirmed, reports The West Australian’s Simon White.
Watts played 166 games for East Perth between 1954 and 1962 and was a three-time premiership player for the Royals. He then moved to Geelong from 1963 to 1965, playing in the Cats’ 1963 flag.
A policeman during his days with East Perth, Watts moved into the media after his playing career was over and had a longtime career on both radio and TV.
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• Singles: “Despacito” still #1, Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan + Rita Ora new
• Albums: Bernard Fanning, In Hearts Wake and The Beatles top 5
“Despacito” holds at #1 for a third week for Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber.
The only change to the top 10 was a One Direction chart swap. Moving into the top 10 was Liam Payne with “Strip That Down” moving up to #9 from #11 in its second week. Making way for the single was his colleague Harry Styles with “Sign Of The Times” down from #5 to #11 in its eighth week.
Highest new entry, and one of four debuts inside the top 50, was Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan with “There For You”. It’s been close to 18 months since Sivan was last on the chart with “Youth” in January 2016, while Garrix featured on “Scared To Be Lonely” with Dua Lipa earlier this year.
The other chart debuts inside the top 50:
#31 Rita Ora with “Your Song” which was co-written with Ed Sheeran
#40 Lil Uzi Vert with “XO Tour LLIF3”
#42 Maggie Lindemann with “Pretty Girl”
Ed Sheeran has now enjoyed 11 weeks at #1 with “Divide”.
Just missing top spot thanks to the unstoppable English balladeer was Bernard Fanning with his fourth solo album “Brutal Dawn”. His previous album “Civil Dusk” peaked at #2 last August, and unless he can topple Sheeran that could be the same story for “Brutal Dawn”.
The second new release to land top three is the fourth album from In Hearts Wake – “Ark” – which lands at #3. The Byron Bay band peaked at #2 in May 2015.
Landing back in the top via a reissue are The Beatles with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” which sits at #5. ARIA notes the album spent 30 weeks #1 after its release in 1967. (That is why we are not over-excited about Ed Sheeran’s 11 weeks at #1.) “Sgt Pepper’s” also previously re-charted on its 20th anniversary, which was also its first time on CD, and then again in 2009 when The Beatles catalogue was remastered.
From the best of British to the best of never-say-die Aussie punk with Frenzal Rhomb making the top 10 for the first time at #9 with their 10th album “Hi-Vis High Tea”. This is the band’s first album since August 2011 and improves on their previous chart high of #11 for “A Man’s Not A Camel” in 1999.
Other chart newcomers this week:
#12 Bryson Tiller with “True To Self”
#18 The Teskey Brothers with “Half Mile Harvest”
#26 Caitlyn Shadbolt with “Songs On My Sleeve”
#27 Elvis Presley with “The Wonder Of You & If I Can Dream”
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.
It has been Twin Peaks time around the globe and Mediaweek’s James Manning and Andrew Mercado spend the first part of the new TV podcast discussing David Lynch’s return to the cult series. They also discuss changes to Foxtel Play’s packages, American Gods, War On Waste, Hamish & Andy’s True Stories plus NSW’s hippest regional cinema – South West Roxy.