• Dancing gets some stars

    No real surprises in the new line up for Dancing With The Stars. It’s certainly a better line up than the also-rans in the last series, thanks mostly to Naomi Robson and Jamie Durie in there. Seven has also added a disco dance to the format, and announced a twist (singing with Daryl perhaps?). Here’s […]

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  • New shows. Where are these now?

    The schedules for Week One of official ratings (Feb 11) are in… and we’re still waiting for some big name shows! Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Shark, The Nine, Kidnapped, Monarchy, Lost Tribes, Australia’s Got Talent, Raines, Tsunami: The Aftermath, Sea Patrol, 3LBS. Without breaking any embargos here are a […]

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  • Foreign Correspondent inaccurate

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation breached clause 4.1 of the ABC Code of Practice 2004 in a Foreign Correspondent segment broadcast on 11 July 2006. The ABC did not make every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of factual content in relation to statements made by reporter […]

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  • First Review: The Code

    * Note: Review based on Segment One preview only. Nine has noticed the success of shows like Border Security and and produced The Force and produced The Code: Crime and Justice, which launches next Monday night at 7:30pm. This factual series has been produced in conjunction with Victoria Police (The Force is in WA). Most […]

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  • A Heroic debut

    Heroes managed a terrific 2.1m average for its debut episode, soundly firing off the first salvo of Seven’s 2007 American drama acquisitions. It was the best figure for a drama debut since Lost (2.3m). Seven has scheduled an Encore (aka repeat) of both Heroes and Prison Break (1.2m) next Tuesday evening from 10.30pm. Next week […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun Feb 2 / 3 / 4

    FRIDAY 2[Ovation/7:30pm] Inside the Actors’ Studio. Tom Cruise. Rpt. [Ovation/9:00pm] Pennies From Heaven (US 1981) This is a rare screening of a wonderful film, one of the last great musicals before they went into hibernation and were eventually resurrected by Moulin Rouge. But this salute to the Busby Berkeley musicals is full of dark undertones. […]

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  • Thu Feb 1

    [Seven/7:30pm] Will and Grace. Final. In tonight’s one hour final episode, will Will and Grace raise a child together and find ultimate happiness? Will Jack find anyone that loves him as much as he loves himself? Will Karen find true happiness with the absence of Stan? All these questions and more will be answered once […]

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  • Wed Jan 31

    [Seven/8:30pm] Heroes. Premiere. CHAPTER ONE ‘GENESIS’ Pace yourself for this action drama. Not everything will be readily understood in the first episode but there are enough bread crumbs to hook you in, and to make it quite clear that this will be a smart, slick series. [Seven/9:40pm] Prison Break. New Series. The boys are on […]

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  • Game on!

    The first round of Game Shows 2007 has gone down. And Nine wins it. 1 vs 100 had an average audience of 1.958m viewers and a peak of 2.403 (which is in itself extraordinary). The Rich List averaged 1.411m viewers and peaked at 1.50m. Certainly everyone seemed to be talking about these and making comparisons […]

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  • Ten and Spicer shake hands.

    TEN has settled its discrimination case with former newsreader Tracey Spicer. Spicer was taking legal action against TEN for unfair dismissal alleging breaches of the federal Sex Discrimination Act. This was a charge Ten aggresively denied, saying “Ten does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion or sexual preference. Ten employs more […]

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  • Show Nine the Money

    Nine’s revenue share slipped below Seven’s in the last six months according to The Australian In the July to Dec half, Seven attracted a 35.8 per cent share of the market,Nine had 33.80% and Ten had. 30.32%. Nine’s $955 million was its lowest result since 2003.

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  • Tue Jan 30

    [Seven/8:30pm] 24 – The New Beginning. New Series. 6:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. In the thrilling, two hour movie length season premiere, terror grips the nation as weeks of horrific terrorist attacks continue with two bombings in Los Angeles. With nearly 1,000 people dead and the public’s fear mounting, the new President and CTU are […]

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