• Mary quits SBS

    Respected newsreader Mary Kostakidis has quit SBS after 21 years. The decision follows months of speculation about unhappiness over the new format World News in which Kostakidis was made to share the desk with Stan Grant. Kostakidis was part of the initial 0-28 team when the network was born. She also took a sudden absence […]

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  • Emmys live on Bio

    The Biography Channel will air the 59th Annual Emmy Awards live in real time from 10am Monday September 17. Ryan Seacrest from American Idol has been announced as host. This year it seems super-smooth will take precedence over comedy. Foxtel has a long history of live-to-air award telecasts including The Golden Globes and The Tony […]

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  • Power of Ten for Nine

    The Nine Network has announced yet another game show it will develop, Power of Ten (slightly unfortunate title, guys?). The show has recently launched to good ratings in the US where it is hosted by Drew Carey. Essentially the show has contestants predict the outcome of pop culture and general knowledge questions which have been […]

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  • Wedged out?

    TEN is dropping The Wedge from its Sunday schedule. The sketch show will not screen this Sunday, instead replaced by a movie, Happy Gilmore. This week the show only had 529,000 (ep 1) and 347,000 viewers (ep 2). TEN came fourth behind the ABC for the night. As the show still gives TEN local quota […]

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  • Lock it in, Eddie.

    Who Wants to Be A Millionaire is on the way back, five nights a week at 7pm. Channel Nine confirmed the news yesterday to the Herald Sun. Making a nightly version of the show will mean Temptation is to be moved, in all likelihood, to a 5:30pm slot, though this has yet to be confirmed. […]

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  • TEN gets OK for restructure.

    CanWest has been given approval by the Foreign Investment Review Board to convert its 56% economic stake in Network TEN to shares. It follows the Canadian company’s inability to sell the broadcaster earlier this year. But Treasurer Peter Costello has placed conditions on the deal including that the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer reside […]

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  • Ratings Week 34

    Saturday:1. Seven News Seven 1.31m2. Australia’s Funniest Homne Videos Nine 1.14m3. Saurday night AFL Ten 1.07m 4. Nine News Nine 1.02m5. Ten News Ten 980,000. Friday:1 Seven News Seven 1,427,0002 Today Tonight Seven 1,247,0003 Home And Away Seven 1,209,0004 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,149,0005 Nine News Nine 1,128,0006 A Current Affair Nine 1,064,0007 Temptation […]

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  • 2.5m for Kath & Kim

    A staggering 2.52m viewers tuned in to last night’s Kath & Kim premiere on Seven. It peaked at 2.73m. Its competition Australian Idol had 1.4m and 60 Minutes 1.1m. In their last outing in Da Kath & Kim Code telemovie, the girls scored 2.1m. The audience quickly fell away after the sitcom with My Name […]

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  • Neck and neck as second half aligns

    It didn’t all go Seven’s way last week but the network managed to fall over the finish line -just. Seven scraped in with 27.8% to Nine’s 27.1% and TEN’s 23.3%. The ABC had 16.6% and SBS 5.2%. Seven won Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday night, while Nine took Thursday and Saturday and TEN Wednesday. Seven […]

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  • Idol judge harassed

    Australian Idol’s Mark Holden says he may have to call in police to put a stop to harassment from aggrieved contestants. Holden says rejected contestants are phoning his house in the early hours of the morning. “My wife keeps picking up the phone. The people are always asking to speak to me,” he told the […]

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  • An answer to Nine’s News question

    There’s been way too much wild speculation this last week about Nine considering moving its news to 5pm, and Eddie stepping in to host some sort of chat show from 6pm. Don’t believe a word if it. It’s true that this year National Nine News has been under attack from Seven News, but so has […]

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  • ‘New’ French and Saunders series

    Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders will celebrate 20 years as a comedy team with a new sketch series, A Bucket o French and Saunders. It will comprise previously-screened classic sketches alongside some new material. Debuting in early September on the BBC, the series will be introduced by Joanna Lumley who tells viewers they can watch […]

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