Wednesday May 31 2017
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||3.5%||GEM||3.2%||ELEVEN||2.6%||Food Net||0.8%|
|ABC||Seven Affiliates||Nine Affiliates||Ten Affiliates||SBS|
|ABC||11.3%||7||24.7%||9||14.6%||10 NNSW||3.7%||SBS One||4.0%|
|ABC ME||0.8%||7mate||6.4%||GEM||4.3%||ONE||3.1%||Food Net||1.0%|
|TUESDAY METRO ALL TV|
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Seven has made it three from three in what some states refer to as Origin Week. Seven will need a big lead on other nights given the audience that Nine should attract tonight.
Seven won big last night though with House Rules again over 1.1m and then a good audience for the final of Seven Year Switch. Seven was also a big winner in combined channel share with 30.5%, which pushed it well clear of its rivals.
MasterChef ensured TEN stayed competitive while both its US dramas were up week-on-week.
The ABC farewelled War On Waste with the all-too-short three-part series ending with its biggest audience.
After just reaching 800,000 last night, Home and Away slipped only a little to 783,000.
House Rules packed them in again with over 1.1m seeing Andrew get a nasty cut to his hand as he threw a piece of glass into the dumpster. The ambos on hand looked after him on the site of the reno for Aaron and Danielle‘s house.
The final episode of Seven Year Switch dragged in 649,000 after 660,000 watched the penultimate episode on Monday.
A Current Affair was down close to 100,000 on the Monday numbers, yet the episode was still close to 900,000. The program featured reporter Taylor Auerbach copping a beating outside a court house while later on viewers learnt about a depraved dentist.
Britain’s Got Talent got the 7.30pm Tuesday slot in Origin Week with an audience of 642,000, close to last week’s 636,000 at 7.30pm Wednesday. Nine will have a flood of episodes now to program with ITV screening the semifinals across five nights this week ahead of the Grand Final next Sunday. The BBC’s decision to screen the Ariana Grande Manchester benefit concert next Sunday night means it will be up against the BGT final in the UK.
Nine’s Love Child couldn’t grow week-on-week though. It had 564,000 last week off the back of The Voice, but last night it did 473,000.
The Project was again close to 625,000 with reports last night including the Heart On My Sleeve movement and an interview with Derryn Hinch.
On MasterChef it was immunity battle Tuesday where Tamara fought off Ben and Samuel for a pin. Despite a good effort, she didn’t manage to win immunity. The audience of 874,000 was close to the 900,000 from Tuesday last week.
Both US crime dramas recorded gains last night week-on-week. NCIS grew from 490,000 to 551,000 while later in the night NCIS: Los Angeles was up from 348,000 to 399,000.ABC
Sleep and the effect it has on a person’s overall health was the main topic on Ask The Doctor with 534,000 a much bigger audience than 452,00 a week ago.
Also posting a bigger audience, and its best in the three-part KEO Films series, was War On Waste. The last episode before a year-end special did 770,000 with many viewers no doubt contemplating life with BYO coffee cups.
Michael Portillo‘s Great Continental Railway Journeys was first for SBS last night with 291,000.
An episode of Insight then did 205,000 with an examination of grandparents caring for kids.
News Corp executive chairman Michael Miller writes in The AFR in response to a Google column yesterday:
On these pages yesterday, Google’s Australian managing director Jason Pellegrino portrayed Google as a friend of journalism.
This is a gilding of the lily at its worst: Google is no friend and has done more than anything to destroy the journalism model.
Google is only ever one’s “friend” if you obey the rules it dictates for your business in a digital world.
Pellegrino has argued news publishers know they are free to withdraw from Google Search and Google News at any time.
The reality, however, is Google’s dominance of search means local publishers have little choice other than to be on Google: it is the digital distribution method and journalism needs to be discoverable.
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One Nation has put key budget measures worth at least $5 billion in doubt as the minor party hardens its stance against the government’s agenda, declaring it will oppose almost all Coalition bills unless ABC funding is slashed, reports The Australian’s Rosie Lewis.
As leaked recordings embroil One Nation leader Pauline Hanson in controversy and infuriate her senators and staff, party whip Brian Burston said One Nation would vote against budget items and major packages such as the media legislation changes.
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Revenue grew by 6% year-on-year to $58.2 million as opposed to the 10.8% ($60.8m) previously reported on May 5 2017.
Year-to-date net media revenue was $244.9m as opposed to the $247.6m previously reported. The $244.9m represents an increase of 5.8% year to date on the $231.6 million in 2016.
The revised figures mean that digital OOH net media revenue made up 43.5% year to date, as opposed to the 44.1% previously reported.
Charmaine Moldrich, CEO of the OMA, said: “The mechanical error occurred in the Retail/Lifestyle/Other category and arose from system upgrades by one of our members. It was discovered by that member and immediately communicated to the OMA’s accountants.
“We are satisfied that the member has now audited its figures, and all other members’ data is correct. The adjusted figures are a true reflection of the net media revenue for April,” Moldrich added.
To coincide with Reconciliation Week, Omnicom Media Group (OMG) agencies have held all staff events to officially launch their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The plan outlines their commitment to creating social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders in the workplace.
The RAP, which has been 12 months in preparation, was endorsed by Justin Mohamed, CEO of Reconciliation Australia. Mohamed said: “OMG’s RAP involves multiple initiatives to develop cultural learning, cultural protocols and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment. On behalf of Reconciliation Australia, I commend Omnicom Media Group on its inaugural RAP and look forward to following its reconciliation journey.”
Peter Horgan, CEO, Omnicom Media Group Australia & New Zealand, said at the event, “As part of OMG’s diversity strategy, we are keen to build a strong and productive relationship with Australia’s First People. We have set ourselves employment targets and promote career opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We want to make a contribution to, and learn from, Australia’s First People and acknowledge their place in our history and culture and their future part in making Australia a proud and successful nation.”
Events were held at each of the offices of OMD, PHD, Resolution, OMGP and Annalect. nationally, featuring a Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and didgeridoo performance by local indigenous performers.
Photo: Indigenous performers at OMD Brisbane
SBS chief content officer Helen Kellie said: “National Reconciliation Week is an opportunity for the nation to come together to reflect on our reconciliation journey. With multiplatform coverage across the network, SBS is encouraging all Australians to explore our rich indigenous history and cultures through diverse stories that not only celebrate our triumphs and achievements, but also explore the challenges that we continue to face as a nation.”
Media executives are to launch a last-ditch attempt to get Bill Shorten to give ground on industry ownership laws when they hold talks with Labor today aimed at scrapping rules that prevent mergers in the industry, reports The Australian’s David Crowe.
The executives will also try to convince Senate crossbenchers to agree to the changes, despite signals from Labor and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation that put the plan in doubt.
Labor’s spokeswoman on communications, Michelle Rowland, said there was no change to the party’s support for the existing rule despite arguments from the industry and government.
“Our position is crystal clear – we don’t support the repeal of two-out-of-three at this time,” Rowland said, adding that media ownership was already too concentrated.
As her defamation trial rolled on in the Supreme Court in Melbourne on Tuesday, Rebel Wilson said she had sought to make changes to an article in a Fairfax publication because she found it unflattering, reports AAP.
Wilson again repeatedly denied claims from defence barrister Georgina Schoff QC that she had lied to journalists about her real age.
Wilson told the court she did not tell reporters she was 29 when she was in fact 35, but simply used her “standard comment” that “a lady never tells”.
“I understand you’re being paid per day and you’re trying to drag this out as much as possible,” she told Schoff.
She admitted she had asked Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood to change elements of an “unflattering” article that made reference to her age, and included the toothy photo.
She said she made the request when she was the face of online streaming service Stan, and Hywood had offered to assist her if she ever needed help.
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Insiders at major television and radio networks are running from speculation they will offer big money for an interview with Schapelle Corby, claiming they will talk to the convicted drug smuggler only for free, reports The Australian’s Nick Tabakoff.
Sources at the Nine, Seven and Ten networks and radio network KIIS FM say the legal minefield that is proceeds of crime legislation has left them wary of any interview with Corby.
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Vogue Australia, in partnership with Westpac and Telstra, will hold the Vogue Codes 2017 Summit on Friday 28 July. The following day, Vogue Codes: Kids will return. NewsLifeMedia has added Vogue Codes Live to the event lineup this year. The new addition is aimed at young tech-minded women early in their careers. The global first Vogue Codes summit was launched last year to encourage women to be empowered by technology in an effort to see more women pursue careers in tech-related industries and be the creators of the digital future.
Hoyts chief executive Damian Keogh received an 18-month good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, reports The AFR’s Misa Han.
Keogh pleaded guilty to possessing an illegal drug, namely cocaine, on Tuesday. The guilty plea was accepted by the court and his case will not proceed to conviction.
The Cronulla Sharks chairman has also announced his resignation from the NRL club’s board.
“With regards to the Sharks, I have decided to step down entirely from the board,” Keogh said.
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Keogh was last week in attendance at a party at Hemmesphere in Sydney celebrating 100 years of cinema advertising. The party was held by Hoyts cinema advertising division Val Morgan.
Keogh can be seen toward the rear in this group photo from the party.
The return of Network Ten’s family entertainment series Australian Survivor is imminent, leading to speculation the show could return earlier than it did last year. The first season of the reality reboot launched in late August last year.
Network Ten is promising season two of the critically acclaimed human drama will see the country’s best game players take Australian Survivor to a whole new level.
A former special operations commander, an endurance athlete, a marriage celebrant, an Olympian, a doctor, an adventure guide, a plumber and an international poker player are just some of the contestants selected from over 20,000 applicants.
Hosted by Jonathan LaPaglia and set again in the tropical paradise of Samoa, Australian Survivor is currently in production and will return to television screens later this year.
Seven’s House Rules has been setting ratings records this week and the trend has been tracked on Nielsen’s Social Content Rankings. House Rules has four episodes in the top five of the non-sport category.
Meanwhile in the sport category, AFL dominates with four of the top five. The other entry on the chart is ABC’s shambolic coverage of the Liverpool v Sydney FC football match last week in Sydney.
Horse racing broadcaster Racing.com is poised to announce it has won the rights to South Australian racing and will unveil a new lineup of sponsors this week, reports The AFR’s John Stensholt.
The joint venture between Seven West Media and Racing Victoria will reveal corporate bookmakers Sportsbet and Bet365 will join CrownBet in multimillion deals to sponsor Racing.com coverage spread among race meets and days of the week.
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Twitter has partnered with video game publisher and eSports tournament organiser Riot Games Oceania to live stream the inaugural League of Legends: League of Origin tournament globally on Twitter and connected devices.
Taking place June 3-4 from the ESL Studios in Sydney, League of Legends: League of Origin will feature an array of eSports stars representing New Zealand, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. They will clash head-on for two days of intense League of Legends matches.
Regions will be piloted by affiliated casters, who have each selected a coach and team to represent their turf, with the most stellar Oceanic Pro League (OPL) and Oceanic Challenger Series (OCS) players their region has to offer.
To celebrate the inaugural League of Legends: League of Origin, Twitter is also launching special tournament emojis. Users can Tweet with #LoLOrigin or one of the team hashtags (#NSWWIN, #NZWIN, #QLDWIN and #VICWIN) to add a custom emoji automatically to their Tweets.
The live content on Twitter, which is set to begin on June 3, will be available globally at Leagueoflegends.twitter.com.
• Radio remains only traditional medium to continue to see consumption growth
Mobile internet use will account for 26% of global media consumption in 2019, up from 19% in 2016, according to Zenith’s Media Consumption Forecasts. People around the world will spend an average of 122 minutes a day accessing the mobile internet via browsers and apps, an amount that has grown from just ten minutes a day since 2010.
In Australia, total media consumption has increased +2.4% in 2016 vs 2015. This is a continuation of the trend over the last few years of flat to minimal growth year-on-year, with the total increase over the last five years of +7%.
Zenith Australia expects this conservative level of growth to continue over the next three years. Primarily the growth is being driven by an increase in digital consumption, which is up +4.4% YOY.
Most of the traditional mediums have continued to decline: print consumption is down -8.6%, magazines are down -11.2% and TV is down -1%. Radio is the only traditional medium bucking the trend with an increase of +7% YOY.
Zenith Australia CEO Nickie Scriven said: “The growth of online video content is one of the key drivers of digital consumption growth. Households who subscribe to an SVOD service have grown from close to zero at the start of 2015 to 34% by the end of 2016. Meanwhile, traditional television networks are increasing the amount of content and the quality of their VOD services.
“On top of the increase in content, internet accessibility continues to increase. While broadband enabled homes are stable at 80%, smartphone ownership is now at 84% and tablet ownership at 59% of households.
“Radio remains the only traditional medium to continue to have consumption growth. Radio has been impacted the least by the convergence of digital with only 25% of the population streaming music or radio online regularly, vs 45% of the population streaming online video.”
Newcastle University student Rachel Storer (pictured) has won the inaugural Brian White Scholarship awarded by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).
Storer is currently in her final year of study at the University of Newcastle and part of the student news team at the university radio station.
“I’m very excited to be the recipient of the Brian White Scholarship,” she said. “I’m looking forward to making the most of this opportunity and gaining firsthand experience within the radio news industry.”
Storer was one of eight student finalists who attended a news workshop at the Nova studios in Sydney last week. Commercial radio news directors Deborah Clay (ARN), Michelle Stephenson (Nova), Erin Maher (MMR) and Natasha Jobson (SCA) spoke to the group and set several journalist tasks for judging.
All the radio news directors were impressed by the enthusiasm and expertise of the finalists.
Southern Cross Austereo news director Natasha Jobson said: “If the finalists for the Brian White Scholarship are any example of the next generation of radio journos, we’re in great shape! While all were impressive, Rachel shone with her ability to identify the nuances between AM and FM style news, and her understanding of the importance of news to both regional and metro audiences.”
Storer will now commence an eight-week paid work attachment in Sydney, consisting of two weeks each at Macquarie Media, Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment.
Joan Warner, chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia, said: “The applicants for the inaugural Brian White Scholarship were outstanding. We hope we can help and support even more aspiring young radio journalists next year.”
Applications for the 2018 Brian White Scholarship will open in March 2018.
SBS’s Marc Fennell joins James Manning and Kruti Joshi at the Mediaweek HQ in this weekly episode of the Seven Days podcast. Topics discussed include the Senate Estimates hearing, the latest on Fairfax, Rebel Wilson v Bauer, plus Fennell reveals a top-secret project involving Tom Cruise and talks about his resignation from triple j and involvement co-curating Junkee Media’s film festival.
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.