• Eurovision : Denmark "Drama Queen"

    All week I will have a special focus on the build-up to Eurovision, the good, the bad, and the completely camp. There is simply nothing else like it (well Mardi Gras, Miss Universe and The Footy Show sort of come close) Let’s kick off with Denmark’s entry, DQ with “Drama Queen.” The song is suitably […]

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  • Lost’s ending is found

    ABC in the US has announced that Lost will end in 2010 with three more seasons of 16 episodes. The unusual claim has been made to allow writers time to map out the key moves, and they couldn’t be happier. Following a mid-season break this year, word is that these seasons will air unbroken from […]

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  • Returning: Survivor

    Nine is bringing Survivor back to our screens, but in a very low profile timeslot. The hit reality series is back 10.30pm Sunday May 20. This 14th season is set in Fiji. Nine last scheduled survivor at 9:30pm but when it didn’t fire, it was bumped to 10.30pm. Now gaining the old Apprentice timeslot suggests […]

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  • Ratings Week 19

    Saturday:1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,477,0002 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 1,149,0003 Great Comedy Classics Seven 1,145,0004 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,045,0005 The Great Outdoors Seven 1,023,0006 Crocodile Dundee Nine 923,0007 Saturday Night AFL Ten8 Primeval Nine 909,0009 ABC News ABC 850,00010 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Seven 830,000 Friday:1 Seven News Seven 1,424,0002 […]

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  • Dancing to another win

    With 2.2m tuning in the finale of Dancing With The Stars Channel Seven has won Week 18 of ratings. Seven had a 29.2% share to Nine’s 27.2%, TEN’s 22.1%, ABC’s 15.6% and SBS’ 5.9%. Seven won Monday, Tuesday and Friday night, with the other four going to the Nine Network. Seven’s strongest other shows were […]

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  • It’s Kate!

    Kate Ritchie has won her first Gold Logie. In a win that was roundly applauded by the industry in the room, Ritchie won for her twenty years in Home and Away.“I am forever having people stop me in the street and tell me that they know me and have watched me grow up,” she said. […]

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  • Mon May 7

    [ABC/8:00pm] Australian Story [ABC/8:30pm] Four Corners. By the time most baby boomer survivors hit their mid-80s the number of elderly people will have increased 400 per cent… an increasingly activist minority of elderly Australians are saying they will commit suicide before they are overtaken by frailty, illness or dependence. [ABC/9:20pm] Media Watch, Monica Attard. [ABC/9:35pm] […]

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  • Back from the Carpet!

    It was a mad scramble on the Logies Red Carpet this afternoon at Crown Casino’s Atrium. Photographers, journos, frocks, fans and Jacki O. TV Tonight spoke to a who’s who of telly stars. Here’s a few tidbits for you: – Rachel Griffiths was lovely, and very selective about who she spoke to. We chatted about […]

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  • News Special: Carl Williams

    Melbourne underworld figure Carl Williams is the subject of a Nine special Carl Williams: Day of Reckoning to air locally on Monday night. The prime-time news special is an interesting move by Nine to reinforce its brand as a news leader. On Monday Williams will be sentenced by the Supreme Court. The special hosted by […]

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  • On the Red Carpet

    Once again TV Tonight will be there on the Logies Red Carpet to gawk, adore, harass, avoid and drool at our small screen heroes (and a few who aren’t!). Along with JOY 94.9FM Drive Host Damian Nicholas (himself host of Nine’s The Scene), I’ll be recording some Vox Pops. These will again air between 5-6.30pm […]

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  • Neighbours moving out

    Reports today that the BBC have officially withdrawn from negotiations to continue screening Neighbours in the UK and that bidding will now turn to ITV and Five. A BBC insider said, “We made a very generous offer and we were very disappointed when they went off in search of more cash. It shows how greedy […]

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  • Nine bones Jessica Rowe

    In a breathtaking about face, Channel Nine has axed Jessica Rowe. While Rowe is on maternity leave from the Today Show, Nine has issued a brief statement saying simply, she “would not be returning to the Network and that Nine and Jessica had reached an agreement that would allow Jessica to take up other opportunities […]

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