• Hole in the Wall or hole in their head?

    Japanese game show Hole in the Wall is rumoured to have been picked up by the Nine Network for an Australian version. If this clip is anything to go by, I certainly hope not. Two teams of three compete against each other to make their bodies fit into a ‘hole in the wall.’ Contestants must […]

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  • Ratings Week 42

    Saturday:1 New Tricks ABC 1,361,0002 Seven News Seven 1,240,0003 ABC News ABC 1,221,0004 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 1,197,0005 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,061,0006 Movie: Are We There Yet? Nine 898,0007 Gardening Australia ABC 830,0008 The Bill ABC 818,000 Nine: 26.7Seven: 24.2ABC: 24.0Ten: 18.3SBS: 6.8Friday:1 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,462,0002 Seven News Seven […]

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  • Angela Bishop has a baby

    Call the papparazzi, Angela Bishop has just become a mum! Congrats to her and hubby Peter Baikie on the birth of Amelia born on Friday night. And who else but Angela, or at least her mates at TEN, would put out a Press Release on the announcement. No word if there was a red carpet […]

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  • Seven crushes rivals

    Week 41 gave Seven a crushing defeat over its commercial rivals. Seven romped home with 31.6% to Nine’s 24.5% and TEN’s 21.5%. The ABC had 17.5% and SBS’ 4.5%. The lead of 7.1% was the biggest Seven has taken over Nine all year, and a full 10% ahead of TEN. Seven won every single night, […]

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  • A Make or Break cast

    A terrific cast is forming for UKTV’s Make or Break drama penned by Cold Feet’s Mike Bullen, who is also making his directorial debut. Susie Porter has been announced alongside Wire in the Blood’s Robson Green. Helen Thomson and Jack Finsterer also appear. The drama is being shot on Sydney’s northern beaches and premieres early […]

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  • Election Watch

    It’s Election Time! Who will you choose? Who is best served to lead the country? David Koch or Ray Martin? These are the men who will spearhead the election coverage on the Seven and Nine Networks. Who will you turn to for your political news? True, they aren’t the reporters in Canberra or on the […]

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  • For Sale: Channel 9

    GTV9 and TCN9 sites will be put on the property market this week. “Those properties will officially be put on the market this week and the Richmond property in Melbourne and the Willoughby property in Sydney will be offered through expressions of interest,” said John Marasco of Colliers International. The sale is part of Nine’s […]

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  • Sit Down, Rip-off?

    Did Chris Lilley base his Mr G. character on another sitcom character? That’s the basis of an argument that the creator of Sit Down, Shut Up has levelled at Summer Heights High‘s star. According to news.com.au, Michael Reed is creator of the one-time TEN classroom sitcom which aired in 2000. Reed’s comedy was short-lived, despite […]

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  • Eurovision limits voting powers

    In an effort to limit the increasing power of Eastern European bloc voting in the Eurovision Song Contest, next year there will be two semi-finals instead of one. In recent years the power of Eastern European countries has enabled smaller nations to dominate the voting system, and long-standing participants have been snubbed missing out on […]

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  • Another Chaser stunt under police investigation

    The Chaser is again in trouble with NSW Police, this time over a complaint in which a ticking parcel was delivered to the office of Energy Australia. The sketch was designed to see just how far couriers could go delivering crazy items. The courier routine aired this week on the ABC, but without the offending […]

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  • Nine and Foxtel win 2012 Olympics rights

    The Nine Network and Foxtel have jointly won the broadcast rights to the 2012 London Olympics and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Together they will provide the most comprehensive coverage of the Olympics ever seen in Australia, across a number of media platforms: free to air, subscription, internet and mobile. The win is part of […]

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  • TEN defends Neighbours ratings

    Network TEN insists it is happy with the ‘new look’ Neighbours and how it is performing in the 6:30pm timeslot. Figures for the soap, are only 3% higher than before the much-publicised, expensive relaunch in July. “The changes to Neighbours already on-air are the first of many; the most significant will be apparent in the […]

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