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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a trashy night of reality TV

Nine’s The Block Glasshouse had 1.691 million national/ 1.137 million metro/ 555,000 regional viewers and dominated the night, along with The Bachelor on Ten with 1.216 million national/ 895,000 metro/ 322,000 regional viewers. Big Brother had 934,000 national/ 658,000 metro/ 276,000 regional viewers. As a result Nine did better in the demos in metro markets, […]

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Does the Australian government commit torture?

Crikey readers have their say on the matters of the day.

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Media briefs: Clare on community TV … Grey Lady cuts … ISIS began here? …

Labor doesn’t mind community TV being kicked off the airwaves — it just says they need more time. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Kaspar Wowser

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Tips and rumours

Public broadcasters go to Cannes … getting titles mixed up in NSW … coal seam gas connections …

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Crikey says: it’s not really about burqas

Keane and Brandis aboard the lunchtime freedom ride. What budget crisis? Public broadcaster bigwigs head to Cannes. Questions over Twiggy’s job numbers. New York Times slashes jobs. Murdoch’s retirement plans. What the Hun got wrong about the Fairfax-ABC-Crikey tax axis. Turnbull’s unlikely ally. Melbourne’s cleaners go on strike. How taxpayers prop up the Oz. And Helen Razer on the hipsterfication of porn.

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iSentia index: terrorism, asylum seekers and George Clooney’s wedding

The marriage of the world’s (formerly) most eligible bachelor was light relief in a week of grim news.

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Who made that pendulum?

Crikey readers have their say on the inventor of the electoral pendulum, whether East West Link can be killed and whether Bernard Keane is being too flippant.

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Media briefs: Dempster v Mitchell … real estate empires … ‘insiders’ say thanks …

News Corp ties its future (further) to real estate. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: another go-round for Dancing with the Stars

Seven returned Dancing With the Stars to the screen for its 14th series last night and viewers hung round —  though not in the same numbers as in past years. The metro figure of 1.040 million for two and a half hours from 7.30 was the lowest so far for the series starter. But it was enough […]

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Tips and rumours

Does who you know matter at the ABC? … call centre jobs go at Westpac … Abbott is always watching Wyatt …

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Crikey says: Turnbull must come clean on ABC cuts

Been wondering what you’re missing at Crikey? Here’s a taste of today’s edition, including the first Guy Rundle’s dispatches from the US mid-term elections, the pressures facing Aussie journos in China and protests over the threat of ABC cuts. Want to know more about the rich listers fighting wind farms, ‘absurd’ conditions of our FTA with South Korea or the likelihood of Campbell Newman keeping his seat? Sign up for the full Crikey Insider here.

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What really happened with Operation Neath

Crikey readers have their say about NIMBYism, development and The Australian’s account of how it handled Operation Neath.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Ten calls the Cops on ratings

Ten failed with its two new cops programs; Seven safely downloaded, sorry, fast tracked the first of the new season episodes of The Blacklist and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Blacklist did well, finishing third nationally, up from sixth in the metros. Nine depended on the durable episode of The Block Glasshouse, while Big Brother failed […]

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Media briefs: stymying Rundle … Essential on ABC cuts … the ABC from Laos …

One in four people are concerned about cuts to the ABC, but Coalition voters generally aren’t among them. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Terror at the ABC … Lingerie left loveless … MPs say hello to ello

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Crikey says: don’t justify your right to privacy

Meet the ABC’s terrifying grammar Nazis. Vic election primer. Napthine’s dire economic record. Gillard dodges gay marriage question. Rupert’s pay cut. The Hun on a terror rampage. How the big banks stiff the Tax Office for billions. Voters support detention without charge. SBS outsources broadcast depts. Annabel Crabb on why we all need a good wife. And football in your undies? Lingerie league booted off TV.

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Kaspar Wowser

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Don’t touch that dial

Crikey readers have their say about digital radio, Cambodia and the definition of torture.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother fails to keep its audience

A big win for Nine thanks to the dominance of The Block Glasshouse. It had 2.206 million national/ 1.546 million metro/ 660,000 regional viewers. Seven’s The X Factor Live Performance did OK in the metros, but again was boosted by strong regional support to finish second nationally with 1.718 million national/ 1.113 million metro/ 605,000 […]

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Media briefs: ABC staff turn poetic … swanning about … crybaby liberals …

ABC staff circulate a petition to save programs facing the axe, including Lateline. And other media tidbits for the day.

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Tips and rumours

RACV elections get political … Abbott left hanging on the line … SA public service feeling secure …

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Crikey says: tougher lending will affect home buyers first

Julia’s burn book: we read My Story and plucked out the best insults. How News Corp’s terror scoop made life harder for journalists. When Abbott stalked the Malaysian PM. Public servants under armed guard. Terror hysteria distracts from rising workplace fatalities. Numbers key to Morrison’s Cambodia deal. Electoral fraud in Indi? No, Brandis hasn’t reversed the onus of proof. ABC staff rally to save Lateline. And Crikey’s guide to vigilante justice for iPhone-owning hipsters.

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