Tuesday June 6 2017
Survey day: GfK Radio Ratings survey 3, 2017
|ABC ME||0.5%||7mate||3.2%||GEM||2.1%||ELEVEN||2.6%||Food Net||0.6%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||12.7%||7||27.2%||9||17.5%||10 NNSW||3.2%||SBS One||3.7%|
|ABC ME||0.9%||7mate||4.1%||GEM||2.5%||ONE||2.7%||Food Net||0.8%|
|MONDAY METRO ALL TV|
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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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Nine secured a Monday victory despite no reality franchise holding down the 7.30pm slot. Instead Nine managed to win the night with comedy shows in the key timeslots.
The leading primary channel also had a little help from One Love Manchester which averaged just over half a million late into the evening.
Although Nine ranked #1 primary channel, Seven snuck ahead with a combined share win thanks in part to the 3.5% of viewers tuning into 7TWO.
TEN was off the pace all people but its shows MasterChef and Have You Been Paying Attention? were more competitive in the key demos.
Home and Away started its week on 837,000 after a week 22 average of 754,000.
It was the first elimination on House Rules with Troy and Bec out of what has been the hottest reality show on TV for a little while now. Although House Rules didn’t win its timeslot initially, it did grow its audience week-on-week from 1.14m to 1.21m.
It would have been ambitious to expect Wanted to grow year-on-year. The launch of the second season didn’t as it posted its smallest audience yet, which was well off the pace from the 1m+ watching the show launch in 2016. Two episodes back-to-back did 648,000 and then 534,000.
The channel had a memorable Monday and its first without a reality TV franchise.
A Current Affair was close to 950,000 after an average of 853,000 last week, which was up week-on-week. Last night the program helped promote Hamish and Andy as did 60 Minutes a week prior. It helped! ACA also covered the London terror attack and looked at the impact the arrival of Amazon.com is having on retail already.
True Story With Hamish And Andy drew a very impressive 1.28m on debut which was enough to rank #1 overall on Monday. Even if the series settles over the next couple of weeks, it marks a successful return to TV for the comedy duo as they choose TV for the next part of their careers.
Following H&A was the return of Here Come The Habibs!, which did 826,000. That might be down on the 1.2m+ launch for season one, but it is up on where that series ended up – under 700,000.
The One Love Manchester concert did 566,000, which was a good result for the special which finished around midnight.
Because of the UK benefit concert, Footy Classified screened on GO! at 8.30pm with an audience of 63,000 – 48,000 of them in Melbourne. Not much chance Classified will outrate The Footy Show this week!
The Project started its week on 733,000 after a week 22 average of 586,000. Colin Lane was a guest last night and the program covered One Love Manchester.
MasterChef sent home Peter Morgan, who battled hard in the epic challenge that saw the judges asking the competitors to prepare five dishes in one hour. The Monday episode was steady week-on-week at 767,000.
Have You Been Paying Attention? then recorded its first night under 800,000 this season with 764,000 watching after 812,000 last week. Regulars Ed and Sam were joined by semi-regulars Marty and Jane plus special guest Anne Edmonds. Guest quiz masters were music legends Pete Murray and Melissa Tkautz.
Prison Break then did 146,000, a drop from 178,000 a week ago.
Australian Story was up over 100,000 week-on-week to 774,000 with its story about an unsolved murder of a Sydney mother.
Four Corners too was up over 100,000 to 687,000 with its combined ABC/Fairfax investigation of the Chinese Communist Party in Australia.
Media Watch then did 585,000 followed by Q&A on 435,000.
The biggest audience was the average crowd of 197,000 watching two episodes of 24 Hours In Emergency after 8.30pm.
The medical theme didn’t work so well earlier in the night with 126,000 making an appointment for Dr Christian Will See You Now at 7.30pm.
Nine Entertainment has completed its board reshuffle with the appointment of former Pacific Brands general manager Janette Kendall as its newest director, reports The Australian’s Mitchell Bingemann.
As revealed by The Australian’s Margin Call column last week, Kendall will join Samantha Lewis in replacing former directors Elizabeth Gaines and Holly Kramer, who left the company in February.
Gaines’s decision was linked to her new role of finance chief at miner Fortescue Metals while Kramer made the decision to “restructure her board portfolio”.
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Journalist Caroline Overington yesterday accused actor Rebel Wilson of lying and told the Victorian Supreme Court she was shocked to learn how much of her original article on the star later turned out to be false, reports The Australian’s Tessa Akerman.
Wilson is suing Bauer Media for defamation, claiming eight articles published in mid-2015 by the publisher – which alleged she lied about her age, the origin of her name and her working-class background – ruined her reputation in Hollywood.
Overington, a former Australian Women’s Weekly associate editor, was cross-examined yesterday by Wilson’s lawyers about her articles for the magazine.
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Businesses looking to benefit from digital media must share their story in an authentic and engaging way, reports The Advertiser’s Luke Griffiths.
That was the key message from former Facebook and Twitter employee Nick Bowditch, who was in Adelaide last week to speak at a News Corp digital strategy forum.
“Each company has a personality, but it seems like they don’t want to surprise anyone, [it’s] down the line conservatism,” Bowditch said.
“Brands can and should use boldness to their advantage. It’s easy for a small business to think that they’re little and meek, but every brand is a global brand now, every brand has the ability to grow far beyond borders and shores.”
News Xtend – a division of News Corp Australia – specialises in digital marketing, including landing page development, email, video and search engine optimisation.
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The ABC journalist and broadcaster, Mark Colvin, an early evening fixture for many Australians, whether they were driving home, listening on earbuds or peeling vegetables for dinner, has been farewelled by friends, fans and colleagues who worked with him over six decades, reports Fairfax Media’s Damien Murphy.
His public memorial service was held at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on Monday. He had been ill for years after contracting a debilitating disease while covering the 1994 Tutsis massacre in Africa, but died on May 11 after being treated for lung cancer. He was 65. A private funeral was held on May 26.
Among the attendees were the Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield, Deputy Opposition Leader, Tanya Plibersek, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie, and a host of ABC staff, past and present.
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House Rules host Johanna Griggs has hit back at Woman’s Day over an article in this week’s issue of the mag claiming she has “snapped” over the show and is “crumbling,” reports news.com.au’s Nick Bond.
The double-page spread is headlined: “Joh Snaps: Enough is enough!”, and claims that the host has found herself caught in the crossfires of the feuding judges on the hit home renovation show.
Reposting the article to her official Instagram account, the 43-year-old former Commonwealth Games swimmer had a blunt message for the magazine.
“This is just crap that you’ve made up to try and have a dig at #Houserules which FYI has just been renewed again for another season. Oh and that pic you have used is several years old! #fictionandmakebelieve #womansday #makinguprubbishforyears.”
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The Channel 4 board has appointed Alex Mahon (pictured) as the next chief executive of the publicly owned not-for-profit British broadcaster.
Mahon is currently CEO of Foundry, a global technology business delivering visual effects and virtual reality for the entertainment industry. She was previously CEO of Shine Group until 2015.
Mahon will join Channel 4 in the autumn, with an exact start to be confirmed in due course. She succeeds David Abraham, who announced his intention to step down in March and will continue in post as chief executive until Mahon starts at Channel 4.
Since 2015 Mahon has been CEO at Foundry, a leading global developer of software to deliver high-end visual effects, 3D, virtual and augmented reality. It has offices in the UK, USA, China and Ireland – and works with clients across the entertainment, design and digital sectors including Disney, Sony Pictures, Facebook and Google.
She was previously CEO of Shine Group, departing in 2015 after successfully contributing the company into a joint venture with Endemol to form Endemol Shine Group owned by 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global. She joined Shine as managing director in 2006 and built the group through M&A and organic growth into an organisation with 27 creative labels in 12 countries and £700m revenues.
Commencing June 28 2017, Orlando will be responsible for the financial management of the Isentia business as it continues to grow across Asia-Pacific.
Orlando joins Isentia after more than three years as CFO of Australian credit analytics company Veda Group. He has experience across a number of industry sectors and was previously CFO of telecommunications companies AAPT and PowerTel.
John Croll, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Isentia, said: “With his experience in finance leadership and delivering value for investors, we’re pleased to welcome James to Isentia’s executive team.
“James has a strong track record of working with fast-paced and data-rich companies in a career spanning nearly three decades. His expertise will be invaluable as Isentia continues to integrate its media intelligence, insights and content-marketing capacities.”
James takes over from outgoing CFO Nimesh Shah, who announced his resignation in March. Shah has remained with the business to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
“I’ve focused my career on working in fast-moving companies within dynamic and growing industries. I am thrilled to be joining the Isentia team,” Orlando said.
“Isentia has a reputation of being at the cutting edge of the media insights industry and I’m looking forward to driving further growth for the business, its clients and its shareholders.”
KIIS Presents iHeartRadio Live with Jennifer Hudson, powered by Optus, will be an intimate show so fans will be able to get up close to the multi-Platinum artist as she performs her new single “Remember Me” and other hits.
Brett “Nozz” Nossiter, content director of iHeartRadio Australia, said: “iHeartRadio is excited to host an exclusive and intimate performance with the incredible Grammy and Oscar award-winning Jennifer Hudson performing her latest single ‘Remember Me’. Once again iHeartRadio is proud to bring passionate fans even closer to the artists they love.”
Geraint Davies, COO of iHeartRadio Australia, said: “We are ecstatic to be working with our great partner Sony to add Jennifer’s amazing talent to the iHeartRadio Live series in Australia. Those KIIS winners lucky enough to get to see her perform will be blown away and will be the first to hear some of her new material.”
22-year-old Amelia Navascues has been selected as triple j’s new film and TV reviewer. After Marc Fennell announced his decision to step down from the role in May 2017, a nationwide search was conducted by the station to find the new voice to replace him. More than 1,300 people registered their interest in the role by submitting tips on the best TV, film and web series they’d been binge watching.
Pandora has launched its first custom client event in Sydney, with award-winning German folk sensation Milky Chance performing for 200 Pandora listeners at the exclusive event sponsored by Set for Life.
The Sunset Sessions event, held in May, was the first in an ongoing series that Pandora will host this year in conjunction with Universal Music Australia. In partnership with Universal Music Australia, Pandora will use its audience data to unearth hot trending artists who appeal to millennial listeners, while also providing advertisers with a unique sponsorship experience.
“Pandora’s Sunset Sessions give our advertising partners the opportunity to engage with the difficult-to-reach millennial audience through their passion point of music in an exclusive and intimate environment,” Pandora Sales Director for Qld and NSW, Fiona Roberts, said.
Pandora is investing in building its live events offering to give listeners access to the music they love through live events, and provide advertisers with a platform to create emotional connections with this audience through engaging musical experiences. Pandora launched a number of live events across 2016 with seven Pandora Sessions and the inaugural Pandora Warehouse featuring the likes of Urthboy, The Jezebels and Seth Sentry.
Pandora’s event offering continues to evolve with 2017 focus moving into custom events for advertisers and partners. Pandora partnered with Rolling Stone Australia to launch Rolling Stone Radio in April with an event featuring an exclusive performance from award-winning Vintage Trouble.
Pandora will host Sunset Sessions across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane throughout the year, working with Universal Music to access its hottest newcomer artists.
Radio insiders are hoping for a digital overhaul of “archaic” radio surveys, which still rely on paper diaries to rank radio programs, reports The Courier-Mail’s Amy Price.
Confidential has heard whispers from executives at a number of commercial radio stations in Brisbane that the surveys don’t reflect what they hear in the market place.
Researcher GfK conducts the surveys by selecting participants – 60,000 people nationally each year – to fill in a log that tracks every 15 minutes of their day including what station they listened to, where they were and on what device.
The diary is collected at the end of the week, outside the 20% of E-diary users who input the data online.
“These are survey books. It’s archaic,” one insider told Confidential.
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The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has awarded Medium Rare Content Agency the new contract to supply publishing services for its monthly magazine, Company Director.
Medium Rare is the current content provider for Qantas, Coles, Foxtel and David Jones. It will produce the first issue of Company Director magazine in October 2017, which will be redesigned and reformatted.
Company Director is the AICD’s official member magazine, mailed directly to all members 11 times a year. The magazine is read by an audience of board directors, C-cuite executives, not-for-profit and government leaders in the governance space.
AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust said Medium Rare’s extensive experience in publishing, as well as content creation, design and development across multiple platforms, will deliver an improved member experience.
Gerry Reynolds, managing director, Medium Rare, said the agency is delighted to have been appointed publisher of Company Director.
“AICD’s magazine, website, EDMs, videos and events combine to provide a comprehensive content ecosystem that communicates directly with Australia’s most influential business and governance leaders,” he said.
“We very much look forward to offering members inspiring and engaging content and providing advertisers with greater opportunities to reach a highly desirable audience across platforms.
“Our aim is to take the AICD’s content to the next level in order to help increase its relevance, reach and engagement.”
Seven Productions, the production arm of Australia’s market-leading Seven Network, has confirmed that one of its key franchises, House Rules, has secured a significant international broadcast breakthrough.
House Rules has been commissioned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media in Germany. It will be produced by RedSeven Entertainment, a part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group.
This new commission builds on the enormous success House Rules has achieved in the Netherlands where a second season has delivered exceptional ratings for Net5. In addition to a continued focus on the development of local formats, the Australian version of House Rules is broadcast across multiple international markets, including Ireland, Spain, the Philippines, Canada, France, Russia, Portugal, South Africa, Hungary, Belgium, Latin America, Germany, New Zealand and Italy.
Therese Hegarty, director of content and rights for Seven, said: “The confirmation of this local commission with ProSiebenSat.1 Media in Germany is testament to the strength of the House Rules format. We are excited with this development and look forward to House Rules’ continued success in global markets.”
While reality TV may have more diversity than other genres on TV, it still has ground to make up when it comes to relationship shows this year, reports TV Tonight’s David Knox.
MasterChef, The Voice and My Kitchen Rules are doing their bit for reflecting the face of Australia, but shows such as Seven Year Switch, The Last Resort and Married at First Sight are dominated by “cookie-cutter casts” ripped from the 1950s.
Thankfully there are a handful of others, including First Dates and Undressed, that are unafraid to mix up ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, (dis)ability and ages.
Encouragingly shows such as The Voice prove that talent isn’t restricted to being white, heterosexual, able-bodied and under the age of 25 – just like the audiences that watch them.
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The UK overnight viewing figures are in for Sunday’s One Love Manchester charity concert – and it is the most-watched TV event of 2017 to date in Britain.
Broadcast live on BBC One in the UK, the concert at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground had an average audience of 10.9 million, or 49.3% of the that night’s total TV viewership (69% of viewers aged 16-24).
Meanwhile in Australia, the benefit concert helped Nine win the night with an average metro audience over half a million until the last time Ariana Grande left the stage close to midnight.
• Wonder Woman does a wonderful $6.76m, Baywatch makes smaller waves
Weekend box office surged 27% to $15.95m thanks to the performance of two new releases – Wonder Woman and Baywatch – which between them accounted for more than $10m. Between them the two movies opened on over 1,000 screens.
After a long gestation period over many years the DC Comics project is finally a reality. This is the first live action movie starring the Wonder Woman character after her appearance last year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros opened this movie on 607 screens which returned $11,150 per screen. Wonder Woman had the best opening weekend since Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 did $8.61m on the last weekend of April.
Given that critical expectations would not have been too high, an opening close to $3.5m is not a bad thing. In terms of meaningless yet interesting stats, Baywatch had the best weekend as the #2 movie since Logan took second place to Kong: Skull Island back in mid-March when Logan recorded its second weekend gross of $4.52m. Baywatch opened on 403 screens with a screen average of $8,638.
Takings dropped 58% from the opening weekend, which is close to the biggest percentage drop this year for a film on its second weekend. Pirates shed 178 screens to be on 454 at a screen average of $5,485.
After six weeks in the top five the Walt Disney release is close to $32m. It remains on over 200 screens with a screen average across the weekend of $2,603.
Although a global box office disappointment, the movie has managed to last three weekends in our top five. The film remained on just under 150 screens on the weekend with a screen average of $1,900. In its three weeks of release King Arthur has taken close to $5m.
Outside the top five: After 11 weeks The Boss Baby is about to drop off the chart after grossing a tidy $21.42m. It was still on 98 screens across the weekend, taking $60,000 which was enough to keep it in the top 20 at #18.
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.
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.