• GTV9 site hits property market.

    GTV9 Richmond is now officially on the market after sales agent Colliers International added it to its portfolio. It follows the Willoughby site being added last month. The GTV site was established in 1908 as the Wertheim Piano Factory. Heinz took ownership of the site in 1935 until the Nine Network’s purchase in 1955. The […]

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  • Old boss returns to Footy Show

    As reported yesterday, David Gyngell has appointed one of Nine’s old mates, Gary Burns, to take charge of the NRL Footy Show. Burns will take the title of “Executive Producer – Event Television”, though The Footy Show is his first order of duty. Burns has 18 years with Nine, 10 in sport, prior to his […]

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  • Guy for Memphis countdown

    Seven is jumping on the “countdown” format that has been so popular for Nine with a music special led by Guy Sebastian. It will count down the most popular Memphis songs in an evening-based Sunrise special, Sunrise Presents: Your Song. Sebastian will sing the top 5 viewer voted songs. The special ties in with a […]

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  • Ratings Week 46

    Saturday:1 New Tricks ABC 1,291,0002 ABC News ABC 1,136,0003 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,100,0004 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,077,0005 Judge John Deed Seven 896,0006 Herbie: Fully Loaded Seven 857,0007 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 831,0008 The Bill ABC 790,0009 Star Wars: Episode Iv – A New Hope Ten 774,00010 Second Test – Australia […]

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  • Kath and Kim readies amid strike action

    The US version of Kath & Kim is “ready to shoot” according to a story that indicates pilots are being ramped up as a way to offset effects of the Writers’ Strike. The show now has a director in Paul Feig. Kath and Kim is one of the formats NBC exec Ben Silverman is pushing […]

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  • Are we there yet? Seven wins again.

    Week 45 was the week networks began to worry about the fallout of the US Writers’ Strike, the ABC pulled the plug on The Sideshow and dissed the AFI Awards, competition phone lines got crossed wires and Kylie got back together with Jason. More importantly, Seven won yet another ratings win, nabbing 28.6% to Nine’s […]

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  • Can Beckham save TEN from being the Biggest Loser?

    Network TEN looks set to finish the 2007 ratings year without a weekly win under its belt. In a ratings walkover by the Seven Network, it has 35 weekly wins to Nine’s 2 and TEN’s 0. TEN has one realistic shot left to volley, the final week of ratings beginning November 25. In that week […]

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  • How to be a Game Show contestant

    Six months John Baily decided to get “on as many game shows as I could. With no expectations of victory, I figured I had nothing to lose but – at worst – a few rejection emails or a couple of wasted days.” Baily tells The Sunday Age he applied for 1 vs 100, Temptation and […]

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  • Fatty gets Footy Show lifeline

    After ongoing speculation about whether he would be dropped from The Footy Show (NRL), Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin looks set to stay with news that former Nine Sports boss Gary Burns is returning to the show as Executive Producer. Burns is known to be a supporter of Vautin’s. Last week he left racing channel TVN and […]

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  • Seven summer: 30 Rock, Amazing Race

    Seven is set to launch one of the brightest new comedies 30 Rock over the summer non-ratings period. The show stars Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and is about behind-the scenes happening of a sketch comedy series, set in the Rockefeller Building. The show started in October 2006, is in its second series and has critical […]

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  • Returning: ER, Nip / Tuck, Hotel Babylon

    Nine is returning ER, Nip / Tuck and Hotel Babylon to our screens over summer. It will also air The Closer, Survivor: China, Till Death, Waking The Dead and vampire drama Moonlight, starring Aussie Alex O’Loughlin. ER is set for an 8:30pm timeslot according to the Sunday Telegraph. Last time we saw Nip / Tuck […]

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  • Gallery: The Kylie Show

    Kylie as Krystal and Dannii as Alexis? That was the Dynasty parody that was set to screen in the ITV special The Kylie Show this weekend in the UK. The special mark’s Minogue’s long career with songs, guest stars and sketches. Jason Donovan was set to reunite with Kylie in a sketch where he mistakes […]

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