Wednesday June 7 2017
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||3.6%||GEM||3.0%||ELEVEN||2.8%||Food Net||0.9%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||9.4%||7||24.8%||9||14.9%||10 NNSW||4.0%||SBS One||4.9%|
|ABC ME||0.9%||7mate||6.3%||GEM||4.8%||ONE||2.7%||Food Net||1.1%|
|TUESDAY METRO ALL TV|
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Seven moved back to first place last night with House Rules securing the win with support from Seven News, Home and Away and the return of First Dates. The latter perhaps didn’t contribute as much as it could have.
Seven also ranked #1 in combined share with 29.9% with 7mate’s Outback Truckers close to 200,000.
TEN narrowly trailed Nine on its most competitive night since last Thursday. TEN was equal #2 in Melbourne and a clear #2 in Adelaide and Perth.
Home and Away dropped close to 40,000 from Monday with 790,000.
House Rules was on 1.08m after 1.14m on Tuesday last week. The remaining teams had 24 hours to fix one zone in their own homes.
First Dates then returned with a slightly disappointing 589,000 after House Rules. However, half a million is the new 1m and four of the networks had shows just over 500,000 after 8.30pm last night.
A Current Affair had a second consecutive night over 900,000 with an amazing story about a neo-Nazi sparky.
20 To One has returned with new hosts Erin Molan and Dave Thornton taking over from Fitzy and Wippa. While 500,000+ might now be the norm for 8.30pm or later, broadcasters want to do better than 530,000 at 7.30pm, which is what 20 To One did last night.
The new 7.30pm program proved to be another poor lead-in for Love Child which climbed a little week-on-week from 471,000 to 523,000.
Comedian Bridget Everett was a special guest on The Project with 637,000 watching after 7pm.
MasterChef had its best Tuesday for three weeks with 927,000 watching the immunity challenge after 875,000 last Tuesday. The cooking series also announced applications are now open for series 10.
NCIS was on 565,000 and then NCIS: Los Angeles did 379,000.
Ask The Doctor was just under 500,000 at 8pm.
The first of the three-part David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema then did 555,000 with an episode labelled Game Changers.
It was the battle of two great British broadcasters last night.
The special guest on Insight was Dr Michael Mosley with a show on the gut which managed to draw 375,000, which was enough to outrate the channel’s other great British broadcaster,
Michael Portillo, on Great Continental Railway Journeys, which did 340,000.
Launched in 2007 Time Out Australia has established a digital portfolio across online, mobile and social channels as well as monthly magazines in Sydney and Melbourne.
The acquisition follows the addition of Time Out Hong Kong in March 2017 to the group’s network of owned and operated businesses which now comprise 71 cities in 17 countries.
Including its licensing partners, Time Out has a worldwide presence in 108 cities across 39 countries.
Michael Rodrigues, MD Australia of Time Out Digital:
“October will see the tenth anniversary of the Time Out brand in Australia. From humble beginnings in a warehouse apartment in Camperdown, our audience across multiple platforms has been in steady ascent. As the dominant urban media and entertainment brand, joining the mothership at this point gives our advertiser base something our rivals will never be able to offer – access to key international markets in Asia, like Hong Kong, and cities further afield like London, Paris, Chicago and New York.”
The event, which is one of three forums that will be held in regional Australia this year, is designed to bring the community together to share ideas about the future direction of the ABC.
New ABC chairman Justin Milne said that he was looking forward to the forum and to meeting with the local community.
“The ABC Community Forum provides a valuable opportunity for the board and its employees to hear feedback directly from the community. It also allows us to meet with representatives from a diverse range of organisations to learn more about their experiences and expectations of the national broadcaster.”
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie said that the location of the ABC’s first community forum had been carefully considered.
“We wanted to ensure that the first community forum was held in regional Australia. It’s no accident that the forum coincides with NAIDOC Week and the ABC’s 85th birthday. The ABC tells Australian stories so it’s fitting that we are heading to the heart of Australia for our first community forum.”
Police are looking for three men seen on CCTV at a restaurant in Carlton, where Bolt was launching a book on Donald Trump called “The Art of the Impossible” by Steve Kates, Sky News reports.
Bolt said a woman approached him wanting a selfie when “two masked protesters then jumped me, spraying me in the face and all over my suit with some sticky liquid with some glitter and dye” before a fight broke out.
Two men reportedly attacked the Sky News host and columnist while another loitered outside the venue and filmed the incident.
The actress broke down as Nementzik defended writing the article the star said ruined her career.
Nementzik rejected accusations from Wilson’s lawyer, Matthew Collins QC, that she breached the journalistic code of ethics in writing the May 2015 article by leaving out relevant facts and not giving the Pitch Perfect star an opportunity to reply.
Nementzik told the court everyone knows tabloid magazines work on “chequebook journalism” in order to secure stories, and that her anonymous source was negotiating for payment between $2,000 and $8,000.
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After checking into the famous Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood early on Monday morning, winners and the tour group on Mazda3 Presents Nova’s Red Room Global Tour spent their first day in LA seeing the sights before enjoying their first group dinner at the popular Red O Mexican restaurant on Melrose Avenue.
On Tuesday in the US winners have again checked out the sights of LA and in a couple of hours will board a bus for their first artist experience. Winners will enjoy a private Nova’s Red Room experience and meet and greet with Katy Perry at the iconic Capitol Records studio in LA. Perry has only just returned to Los Angeles after her performance at Sunday night’s One Love Manchester benefit concert.
Mazda3 Presents Nova’s Red Room Global Tour’s group will then head straight to LAX to catch a flight to Rhode Island for a Nova’s Red Room with The Chainsmokers. Winners will then attend The Chainsmokers’ live stadium show at the, get this, Dunkin Donuts Arena at Providence, Rhode Island.
Next stop will then be a few days in Las Vegas for Calvin Harris at the Wet Republic inside the MGM Grand before heading to NYC.
Studio 10 is mixing things up this week with a controversial panel of guests, reports News Corp’ s Karlie Rutherford.
The morning television show welcomes former ABC newsreader Natasha Exelby today, TV presenter Kelly Landry tomorrow and Real Housewife Krissy Marsh on Friday.
Executive producer Rob McKnight said he wanted to have the women on the panel because they are strong women who tell it like it is, including Landry.
“She’s shown she will stand up for what she believes in and she’ll need that skill when she tackles the hot topics of the day with our panel.”
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Channel Nine has shot down allegations that Andy Lee “stole” the idea for his new series with Hamish Blake from a fellow radio presenter, reports news.com.au.
Nova host David “Luttsy” Lutteral claimed he’d told Andy three years ago about a show he’d dreamt up called Cracking Yarns.
But a Nine spokesman has denied the claims, stating: “Radio Karate have confirmed that the format for the program True Story with Hamish & Andy was conceived, and was in development by Radio Karate, over a year before Andy and Luttsy met for a drink in New York.”
According to Luttsy, True Story is “word for word” the idea they’d discussed during the conversation back in 2014.
“I’m just throwing it out there,” he said during the segment on Ash, Kip and Luttsy.
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SBS is ending its online SBS Comedy platform, which includes comedy articles and video, after three years, reports TV Tonight.
A small team of editors and freelance writers are understood to be impacted by the change.
An SBS spokesperson said: “SBS has recently undergone a review of our websites and is making changes within its online team dedicated to exploring particular topics to direct more investment into distinctive content that goes to the heart of our Charter, ensure our content teams have a greater multiplatform focus in the creation and delivery of content across genres, and to simplify internal structures.”
SBS comedy and satire online content will now be managed out of The Feed.
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Also on the non-sport chart this week is Nine’s Today show and the first Live Final on this year’s The Voice.
In sport there are several new arrivals including Nine’s State Of Origin coverage which dominated social chatter for the week. The other newbie is ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Finals.
• New-look streaming service brings HD, Chromecast and browser support
• Low-cost way to stream Foxtel, instantly, from $10 monthly
Foxtel last night unveiled Foxtel Now, a revamped and re-energised, internet-delivered subscription TV service, offering a low-cost way to sign up and stream Foxtel instantly. Foxtel Now arrives as part of the company’s effort to provide Foxtel for everyone across IP-delivered and cable/satellite services. Foxtel Now is now available, launching from 7 June 2017.
These Foxtel releases detail the new product and the company rebrand:
Foxtel Now is a new evolution of the Foxtel Play streaming service and features low-priced and flexible bundles that ensure subscribers have greater freedom and access to sign up to Foxtel’s incredible content with no setup costs and the ability to cancel at any time.
Foxtel Now arrives with the widely anticipated addition of HD streaming on select devices combined with a brand new user interface plus the ability to stream Foxtel Now to the big screen via Google Chromecast.
Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh said, “Foxtel Now is here and we’re thrilled to share it with customers hungry for the best choice in live sport, new movies, TV and complete seasons.
“Over the past few months we’ve introduced some fantastic new changes to our subscription streaming service including lowering the entry point to $10 per month and launching on Telstra TV. As part of the evolution of our streaming service, we felt the time was perfect to relaunch the service as Foxtel Now.
“Foxtel Now represents our most flexible and affordable entertainment service and brings with it HD streaming, a great new look and feel and the freedom to jump in and out based on your viewing preferences.”
New Foxtel Now pricing
Foxtel Now features five entry level packs to match viewers’ interests including drama and pop packs priced at $15 per month each or $25 for both. Lifestyle, Docos and Kids packs are available at $10 per month each.
The Drama and Pop packs both feature the showcase channel, which airs HBO’s award-winning Game of Thrones, meaning fans of the series can enjoy the upcoming Game of Thrones season seven, in HD, for only $15 per month.
Foxtel Now’s Movies pack is available for $20 per month in addition to an entry level pack and the Sports pack is available for an extra $29 per month, meaning Sports lovers can now get access to Foxtel’s incredible sports programming for a little as $39 per month.
Foxtel Now is available now on PC/Mac via the Google Chrome browser, Telstra TV, iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, and Chromecast.
Additional devices will be updated in the coming months. Until then, other devices, including PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One and select Smart TVs are able to stream Foxtel content in SD via the Foxtel Play app.
Foxtel Now comes with a two-week free trial. For more information visit: foxtelnow.com.au
Photo: Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh at the launch of Foxtel Now
• New “Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck” podcasts coming soon on Nova podcast platform
Nova Entertainment announced Phoebe Parsons (pictured), host of the podcast Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck, as the inaugural winner of Podquest, an initiative which was launched to discover and support new and emerging podcasters from around Australia.
Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck focuses on Parsons, a twenty-something train wreck who’s failed just about every aspect of adult life. From men and money, to health insurance and housemates, she has been there, done that. Her podcasts will feature interviews with specialists in different fields to help her recover from the train wrecks.
Nova Entertainment received hundreds of entries, from content creators all over the country, since launching the initiative in April this year. A second series of Podquest will commence shortly to kickstart the careers of more aspiring podcasters.
Parsons entered her podcast, Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck, and has won a production and marketing grant. The Queenslander will have access to Nova Entertainment’s production facilities, technical expertise and distribution channels to create a podcast series.
She will also talk about her winning entry at the Audiocraft Conference 2017 on June 10 in Sydney.
Jay Walkerden, Nova Entertainment’s head of podcasting, said: “We were impressed with the quality and diverse range of subjects that were submitted for the first ever Podquest initiative. Our internal and external judging panel, including Adam Martin, Acast’s chief content officer, and Ashley Earnshaw, chief investment officer for Carat Australia, found Phoebe presented in a humorous and engaging way while being an excellent storyteller. Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck stood out as an authentic concept that had great potential to extend into a series.”
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.