Tuesday May 2 2017
|ABC ME||0.7%||7mate||3.8%||GEM||2.0%||ELEVEN||2.9%||Food Net||0.7%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||13.4%||7||19.9%||9||17.6%||10 NNSW||3.8%||SBS One||3.3%|
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||5.5%||GEM||2.9%||ONE||3.0%||Food Net||0.9%|
|MONDAY 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
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It was a night of changing fortunes for the FTA broadcasters.
Nine took back top spot after dominating most of the previous week. Nine had to take second place on Sunday though, but it sprang back to #1 as The Voice asserted itself as the #1 program at 7.30pm.
However, The Voice only narrowly out-rated the return of MasterChef at 7.30pm as the returning series debuted with 1.06m. That gave TEN its equal best Monday share of the survey year and saw TEN slip into second place ahead of Seven in Melbourne.
Seven had a shocker with its lowest Monday share since week 2 back in January. The cause of the problem was the small audience watching the second episode of House Rules, which lost out big time to both The Voice and MasterChef at 7.30pm.
Home and Away started its new week on 722,000 after a week 17 average of 736,000.
The second episode of House Rules did just 606,000 after the new season launched on Sunday sandwiched between Seven News and the My Kitchen Rules final with 1.0m. The format has started low in the past and has managed to rebuild and it has that challenge ahead of it now.
An episode of Seven Year Switch followed on 465,000 after the Monday episode last week did 493,000.
The night then belonged to Gordon Ramsay with Ramsay’s Hotel Hell on 245,000 followed by Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA on 164,000.
A Current Affair started its new week with some exclusive footage of the notorious Apex gang on camera. The Monday episode did a massive 1.01m, its best this year, after a week 17 average audience of 802,000 which was up from 782,000 the week prior.
The second Monday of The Voice did 1.16m after 1.18m for the launch episode on Monday last week.
Nine then went to an Elton John Brits special from 2013 despite some guides indicating the Bee Gees Grammy Salute concert. The Elton John outing had 475,000 watching.
The launch of MasterChef season nine pushed the channel higher with a launch audience of 1.06m. The show featured some very impressive cooks on debut, starting with a 19-year-old who wooed the judges and then ended with an 18-year-old who also left them (almost) speechless.
The three MasterChef judges also appeared on The Project 7pm, which did 653,000 which is amongst the biggest audiences this year.
An encore screening of a recent This Is Us episode followed with 236,000 ahead of new episodes resuming midweek.
Australian Story nearly made it into the top 10 with 685,000 watching the amazing story of maths teacher Eddie Woo.
Media Watch did 668,000 with Four Corners on 607,000. The series was looking at athletes after they retire from their sports, issues also explored recently on two episodes of Insight on SBS.
SBS World News had the channel’s biggest audience with 171,000.
The Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox is in talks with Blackstone Group, the giant investment firm, to make an offer for Tribune Media and its stable of television stations, people briefed on the negotiations said Sunday night (Monday AEDT), reports The New York Times in an item also republished by The AFR.
Such a move that would potentially forestall a rival bid for Tribune.
The move by Fox and Blackstone is aimed at not only bolstering Fox’s television portfolio but also beating an offer by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the country’s biggest station operator, before a bidding deadline this week.
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The Turnbull government’s Children’s e-Safety Commissioner has intervened after revelations about Facebook’s ad sales tactics, forcing the social network to admit it had “accepted responsibility” for collecting data on vulnerable children in a presentation to a major bank, reports Darren Davidson in The Australian.
Facebook is unlikely to face serious legal problems as the publisher falls through the cracks of privacy and data protection laws.
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The intervention of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner comes after Davidson yesterday reported Facebook is using sophisticated algorithms to identify and exploit Australians as young as 14, by allowing advertisers to target them at their most vulnerable, including when they feel “worthless” and “insecure”, secret internal documents reveal.
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The report created headlines elsewhere yesterday and Davidson was featured on The Project last night where the impact of Facebook’s action was discussed.
A Sydney-based deputy editor of an influential pro-Syrian government news site has been outed for posting racial slurs on notorious neo-Nazi white supremacist website Stormfront, reports Jennine Khalik in The Australian.
Paul Antonopoulos, who was also employed by Charles Sturt University as a lecturer, has resigned from Al-Masdar News following revelations he used an alias on online forums, including Stormfront, railing against interracial relationships and advocating white supremacy.
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Eden Gaha is departing his post as unscripted president of Endemol Shine North America, reports Variety.
Gaha, who joined Shine America in 2011, prior to Shine’s merger with Endemol, helped oversee the launch of MasterChef Jr. and sustain its parent MasterChef as well as the overall MasterChef franchise. CEO Chris Abrego will continue to oversee the company’s unscripted team with Rob Smith as exec VP, head of unscripted and Michael Weinberg as senior VP of unscripted development.
“After 15 years in unscripted television, going from PA to President, it’s time for me to move on to the next challenge,” Gaha said in a statement. “While it’s difficult to say goodbye to such an incredible team at Endemol Shine, I’m excited by the opportunities that have come my way and look forward to soon sharing details of my new venture.”
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Former Australian TV actor and host Gaha is the latest Australian executive to quit the US production house. Both Paul Franklin and Chris Culvenor left over 12 months ago to start their TV production business Eureka TV.
After programming the 30th anniversary conference held in March in Melbourne, the Australian International Documentary Conference programmer Alice Burgin (pictured) will step up to the role of AIDC director.
She will replace Andrew Wiseman who earlier decided not to renew his contract and to pursue his own film projects.
Burgin brings experience in festival and conference curation and programming, having worked nationally and internationally with broadcasters, festivals, independent film teams and educational organisations in Australia, the USA and Europe.
She has over a decade of experience working in various programming capacities including for A-List festivals such as the Melbourne International Film Festival, as well as with festivals including the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, The Hamptons International Film Festival, and Rooftop Films (USA). In 2016, Burgin was promoted to Associate Shorts Programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival (USA) and is currently in her third year working with the US television broadcast network PBS as a screening committee member on the multi-award winning documentary program, POV.
Burgin will take up the position in May.
Williams joins the Nova Network from 949 Power FM in Nowra NSW, where she held the dual role of music director and announcer for over 12 months.
Previously she was music director and announcer at Zoo FM/2DU in Dubbo and prior to that Williams was held multiple roles, including announcer at 2LM/ZZZFM in Lismore.
Paul Jackson, Nova Entertainment’s group program director, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Jodie to the Nova family. She joins a strong programming group around the country and I’m sure she’ll be a great addition to the team.”
Williams replaces Josh McCabe, who is returning to Perth to take up the role of music director for Nova 93.7.
Reporting to Paul Jackson, Williams will work alongside Scott Baker-Smith, the Nova network’s head of music. She will commence in the role on Monday 22 May.
SBS Radio kicks off Eurovision celebrations this week with the launch of SBS Eurovision Radio, a nonstop soundtrack to the world’s biggest song contest, broadcasting 24 hours a day for the next two weeks until Sunday May 14.
This year’s Eurovision is set to be the most exciting yet, with audiences in Australia and around the world full of anticipation after Dami Im‘s second place finish in 2016 cemented Australia as a crowd favourite.
SBS Eurovision Radio delivers back-to-back Eurovision hits on digital radio, online and mobile showcasing the official Top 100 Eurovision hits of all time, as voted by Australian Eurovision fans. Top tracks include Dami Im’s “Sound of Silence” (Australia), Conchita Wurst‘s “Rise like a Phoenix” (Austria) and Loreen‘s “Euphoria” (Sweden).
Read more at mediaweek.com.au.
“I think we all thought about [quitting] seriously after season five,” Preston said, “but I think we were all really glad we came back because we got the show back on track and we reverted back to what the show is all about which is to give the contestants every chance to succeed”.
Season five of MasterChef was won by Emma Dean with 1.06 million people tuning in for the winner announcement, a far cry from the 2.19 million who tuned in the previous year for the same segment.
“In series five we strayed from the tried and true formula and started to get a bit cheesy,” Preston admitted to news.com.au.
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Netflix is taking action in response to the recent criticisms against 13 Reasons Why, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The streaming service has upped its trigger warnings for the teen drama based on Jay Asher‘s best-selling book of the same name, which centres on Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) and the 13 cassette tapes she leaves behind after committing suicide.
Netflix issued a statement Monday saying that it is adding more warnings to the series. In addition to the warnings that were already in place for the three episodes that feature graphic rape scenes and Baker’s suicide, a new warning card will precede the beginning of the series.
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Flight Instructor Lynton Dalla Rosa has won TEN’s failed reality show The Biggest Loser: Transformed, scooping a $100,000 prize in the process, reports TV Tonight.
He lost 43 kilos and was voted the audience favourite as “most transformed” despite Stonemason Brett earlier winning $50,000 as Biggest Loser.
“It was hard for me, but I had the support of friends and family,” Rosa said.
The live final produced by Studio 10 asked the TBL hosts why the show had not been a success in the ratings.
“I think it challenged a lot of people,”said Shannan Ponton. “When your contestants are 250 kilos there’s a degree of separation. We now know that about 70% of Australians are overweight or obese. That’s a lot in that middle section. I think people who are 80 or 90 kilos were being challenged by the show.
“It was a little bit too close for comfort.”
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Ryan Seacrest, the master Hollywood multitasker, was named Kelly Ripa’s Live co-host on Monday, giving him a high-profile platform and bringing stability to an important US ABC network morning show as it prepares for new competition, reports The New York Times.
Setting up what promises to be one of the most intriguing battles in television, an NBC spokeswoman said Monday that Megyn Kelly’s new daytime talk show will go up against Ripa and Seacrest. Cue the Kelly-versus-Kelly tabloid headlines.
Kelly joined NBC in January after a successful ratings run at Fox News.
Seacrest’s Los Angeles radio show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, which iHeartRadio broadcasts on weekday mornings from 6am to 10am Pacific time, will continue in its present form. But he will now work from a New York recording studio instead of a California one, at least for most of the year, and some segments during the radio program’s first hour – since it will overlap with Live – will be taped.
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In addition to co-hosting what will be re-titled Live with Kelly and Ryan, Seacrest will become an executive producer on the long-running daytime series.
Seacrest made his debut early into Monday’s show, walking out hand-in-hand with Ripa in front of the new Live with Kelly and Ryan marquee. “Kelly and I have known each other for a long time and when this happened we were told to keep it a secret and we’re not great at that,” Seacrest explained before airing video of his clandestine ride to set that morning.
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Samantha Bee, host of the SBS Viceland late-night series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, is following White House tradition by hosting her own inaugural Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner which will air Thursday May 4 at 8.00pm on SBS Viceland.
Bee, noted purveyor of fake news, will host the gala affair, welcoming journalists and non-irritating celebrities from around the world.
The latest data collected in the Nielsen Social Content Ratings for the week ending April 30 sees two reality formats and two news programs in the top five for non-sport content. Nine News dominated the week with over 59,000 interactions. The Sunday Night final of My Kitchen Rules was next followed by the first two episodes of The Voice last week.
In sport, AFL matches took the top four spots on the chart with the Anzac day match between Essendon and Collingwood screened by Seven and Fox Footy ranking #1.
A-League clubs should soon be able to start budgeting for next season, with Football Federation Australia to finally provide annual grants from the broadcast deal, reports Fairfax Media’s Dominic Bossi.
A high-profile meeting between club owners and FFA will take place at 11am on Tuesday when the governing body is set to provide its biggest indication yet on what the clubs should receive from the new broadcast deal. Until now, owners have been kept in the dark as to what their share of the $56 million-a-year new TV deal with Fox Sports will be, with many clubs claiming difficulty in making financial plans beyond salary-cap expenditure.
FFA is reportedly in talks with ABC to sell the free-to-air component of the deal, after major networks declined to purchase the rights and contribute to the production costs of covering the competition.
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• Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 opens with $8.61m
It was all about the #1 movie this week. The takings for the movies ranking from #2 to #20 on the top 20 rankings earned $7.04m, less than the $8.61m take for the top film. Thanks to Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 the weekend gross was up 14% to $15.64m.
Once you get past the #1 movie the numbers drop away quickly with just one other movie over $1m, although a film had to earn $800,000 to make the top five this week.
Although the second instalment of the franchise took $8.61m across the traditional four-day Thursday to Sunday weekend, when you factor in its Anzac Day opening last week, its total to-date is $15.68m. Across the traditional four days the film had a screen average of $12,222 from 705 screens. That is one less screen than the 706 that Beauty And The Beast opened on. The first Guardians Of The Galaxy opened in July 2014 on 584 screens with a four-day opening weekend of $6.55m. That film ended the year the sixth biggest movie with a gross of $26.73m.
In its third weekend the earnings dropped 65% as its box office total sits at just under $26m. The number of screens dropped on the weekend from 580 to 426.
It has taken six weeks for the movie to drop out of the top two with total earnings so far on $44.48m, which would have been enough to rank #2 on the 2016 list of the biggest earners.
The hit Indian franchise appears twice in the top six this week. This entry is for the Hindu version which opened on just 45 screens with an impressive screen average of $18,652. Meanwhile ranking at #6 is another language version which did $571,000 on 58 screens at a screen average of $9,849.
The second weekend saw the movie hold on close to 240 screens with a total earn of $2.71m to-date.
• Sky News creating national video news hub
• Fox Sports News brand to be retained
Fox Sports Australia and Australian News Channel (ANC) have announced that ANC will produce the Fox Sports News channel, with the move to be completed within three months.
Production of the Fox Sports News Channel will move from Fox Sports’ Artarmon headquarters to ANC’s Macquarie Park facility creating a combined powerhouse for breaking sports news which will now be part of a new national video hub that will serve News Corp across multiple platforms.
Fox Sports News will join the stable of news brands Sky News Live, Sky News Business, Sky News Weather and Australia’s Public Affairs Channel, A-PAC, which are all produced by ANC.
Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany said: “Fox Sports News is Australia’s only 24/7 sports news channel, powering News Corp’s national websites and the number one online destination news.com.au.
“ANC’s extensive news gathering capabilities and state of the art production facilities will enable it to deliver more up-to-the-minute live breaking news to sports fans than ever before.
“The strengthened Fox Sports News Channel will continue to provide video content for Fox Sports’ website, the Fox Sports App and social channels with both teams working closely together.”
Australian News Channel CEO Angelos Frangopoulos said: “Australian News Channel delivers more news and public affairs programming than 7, 9, 10, ABC and SBS combined. The addition of Fox Sports News to our operations will create a groundbreaking centralised national video hub which will service a range of 24-hour news channels across all platforms.
“Today’s announcement will see a further investment by ANC in live Australian content. We are a business built on quality journalism and we welcomeFox Sports News into the fold.”
Fox Sports Australia and Australian News Channel are 100% owned by News Corp.
News Corp Australia has named the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 Australian Cannes Young Lions competition.
A group of over 80 industry judges across Australia have determined the finalists who will now go onto the second and final round of the competition where shortlisted finalists in print, media, young marketer and cyber categories will receive a 24-hour brief, emulating the international competition format in Cannes.
News Corp Australia’s chief marketing officer Tony Phillips said: “News Corp’s Young Lions Competition is now in its seventh year and 2017’s talent is better than ever.
“The Young Lions Boot Camp running next week will see our finalists receive hands-on training tailored to their category as well as a team-building experience. I wish all finalists the very best of luck.”
The final round of the competition will commence on Tuesday May 9 for all categories. Teams will attend a three-day Young Lions Boot Camp held at News Corp Australia’s head office in Surry Hills. The winning and runner-up teams in each category will be announced next Thursday evening, May 11, 2017.
The winning teams in the final round will receive return flights to Nice in France, accommodation and Cannes Lions festival registration and will represent Australia in the international Young Lions competition.
Runner-up teams in media, print and cyber categories will represent Australia at the Young Spikes Asia Competition and the young marketers category runner up will attend the Young Marketers Academy at the Spikes Asia Festival in Singapore this September.
Holly Burgess and Lucy Logan, The Royals, VIC
Sarah Muscat and Marina Vasilieva, Leo Burnett Sydney and VML Sydney, NSW
Ash Myburgh and Jane Le, Ogilvy Sydney, NSW
Jenna Morrissey and Rachel Harley, Grey, NSW
Rodrigo Cunha and Rodrigo Soares, M&C Saatchi, NSW
Grace Espinoza and Charlotte Berry, UM Sydney, NSW
David Toussaint and Max Broer, UM Sydney, NSW
Ashleigh Vogel and Jacqueline Osborne, UM Sydney, NSW
Jack Bellamy and Luke Wesney, UM Sydney, NSW
Kaia Webber and Millie Di Maio, Slingshot, NSW
Alex Little and Karsten Jurkschat, Ogilvy Melbourne, VIC
Tristan Viney and Rosie Stone, Ogilvy Sydney and LOUD, NSW
Emilie Tan and Matthew Newman, BCM Partnership, QLD
Courtney Walter and Robert Mead, SapientRazorfish, NSW
Emma Borland and Omar Farwahl, Cummins&Partners, VIC
Nicola Godsafe and Amanda Margariti, Universal Pictures and Diageo, NSW
Patricia Magat and Nathan Maroon, Stockland, NSW
Jesse Arundell and Michael Stocks, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Google, NSW
OzTAM has appointed Richard Herring as independent chairman.
Herring has more than 30 years’ media industry experience spanning television, radio and outdoor. He has been CEO of APN Outdoor since 2004 and is a board member and past chairman of the Outdoor Media Association and the Australian out-of-home media industry’s measurement system, Move.
OzTAM’s outgoing independent chairman Michael Anderson said: “Richard brings exceptional understanding of our highly dynamic media sector and the critical importance of accountable audience measurement to stakeholders.
“OzTAM’s shareholders are delighted Richard has accepted the role of independent chairman. His commercial acumen and extensive industry relationships will be a tremendous asset to the board and management team as OzTAM continues to evolve to capture changing audience behaviour.”
Richard Herring said: “It is a privilege to be joining such a high profile brand with a strong reputation for delivering a high quality product. I am excited to be part of OzTAM’s highly respected team who are dedicated to providing a world’s best audience measurement system.”
Herring’s appointment follows Anderson’s decision to step down as OzTAM chairman to focus on his recent appointment as CEO of MediaWorks New Zealand.
When the merger of APN Outdoor and oOh!media was announced late last year, it was also announced that – if the merger eventuated – Herring would leave the business after an initial consultation period.
Mediaweek’s Kruti Joshi pays a visit to the News Corp offices to talk Vogue Living’s 50th anniversary with editor-in-chief Neale Whitaker. The pair also discuss the upcoming season of The Block, new Foxtel series Love It or Leave It. Whitaker talks about his former life as a publicist and how his former boss, British PR guru Lynne Franks, was the inspiration behind the character of Eddy in BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous.