tip off

CULTURE |

Could Manuel Noriega lawsuit determine creative licence for the gaming industry?

Important boundaries under which the gaming industry will have to operate in the future may be determined by two curious court cases.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the beginning of the end for reality shows?

Nine won the night thanks to the final of The Voice, but the ratings were not very good. In fact, they contained the death cross for reality programs — that’s when the lead up to the winner’s announcement is watched by more people than actual naming of the winner. That happened with The Voice last night, and […]

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers indulge in Baden-Clay voyeurism

A night when Australia split into two camps about the Allison Baden-Clay murder in Brisbane. Those in the metros preferred Nine’s 60 Minutes and its uneasy interview with the mistress of Allison’s husband (and convicted murderer) Gerard Baden-Clay. It did far better than Seven’s Sunday Night (in the metros) which had letters from Allison Baden-Clay and spoke to […]

READ MORE
CATHY ALEXANDER | CULTURE | 8 UNLOCK?

Crikey survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

Some religions prohibit women from having formal power, while others are open-minded. You might be surprised where some religions fall on the spectrum …

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: could Ten be staging a comeback?

Nine’s night nationally and in the metros, and a very good night for Ten in the metros (break out the Fanta gang, the good times are back!), thanks to MasterChef Australia. In fact in the metros, Ten’s main channel nipped in front of Seven to finish second on the night behind Nine. But that wasn’t […]

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a mid-tier response for a mid-tier lineup

It’s been another fun Fanta-soaked morning of celebration at Ten — MasterChef Australia and Offspring helped the network beat Nine into second (and a distant second) behind Seven last night in the metros in its strongest result for yonks. But in the regions it was more of the same  old - third behind Seven and Nine.  But for […]

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: is Ten fudging the figures on Family Feud?

Seven’s night as The X Factor regained its ratings mojo after Monday night’s big dip, managing 1.929 million national/ 1.244 million metro/ 685,000 regional viewers (where it was also number one). Ten’s Family Feud jumped to 929,000 national/ 719,000 metro/ 210,000 regional viewers. But how do we know? Ten is pulling a swiftie — it’s simulcasting the program at […]

READ MORE
MARGOT SAVILLE | CULTURE | 31

Climate sceptic HQ: undercover at Ian Plimer’s book launch

Ian Plimer’s latest book argues manmade climate change is not real and environmentalists are damaging the planet. Crikey infiltrated the book launch to see Plimer’s fans in action.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a nasty shock for Seven as The X Factor flops

Seven got a shock this morning after looking at the overnight ratings which showed a sharp and worrying fall by The X Factor on its second night out in the current series. It averaged 1.607 million national/ 969,000 metro/ 638,000 regional viewers. It’s worth noting the high proportion of regional viewers which boosted the program’s […]

READ MORE
CULTURE | 16 UNLOCK?

Want to improve teaching? Ask a teacher

The media has been full of complaints about poor-quality teachers. But does the answer really lie in choosing teachers with better academic marks? Teacher Chris Fotinopoulos is not convinced.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins, despite Ten’s star interview

Ten’s interview with Ian Thorpe wasn’t enough to topple Seven from the top spot.

READ MORE
CULTURE | 19 UNLOCK?

Get Fact: how accurate is Ian Plimer’s new book?

The climate sceptics’ hero, Ian Plimer, has a new book out. Climate academic Ian McHugh fact-checks some of his claims about climate change. And did Plimer plagiarise?

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: World Cup finals steal viewers from Sunrise, Today

A strange day of TV, with MasterChef coming up trumps and Clive Palmer storming off 730.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Origin dominates the night

Nine was always going to win last night in metro and regional markets because of the third NRL State of Origin game. It dominated viewing last night, though not to the same level as we saw with the record numbers for Game 1, and then even higher viewing figures for Game 2. The dead third […]

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but MasterChef

Well, what can top 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semi-final belting of Brazil this morning? NSW beating Queensland 50 -7 in tonight’s third and final State of Origin on Nine. Not on, but it’s not often sport makes history in a conventional sense.  Given the importance of soccer to Brazil’s national psyche and […]

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven slumps into second place

No House Rules and Seven was beaten by The Voice  (1.860 million national/ 1.323 million metro/ 537,000 regional viewers), meaning Nine won easily in the metros. In the regionals it was closer. Seven had the tiniest of margins in All People, but Nine won the main channel battle. And Nine clearly did better in the […]

READ MORE
CATHY ALEXANDER | CULTURE | 15

Crikey list: most memorable books by politicians

Here are some of the best and worst books by Australian politicians in recent times. You be the judge on which one to demand at Christmas time …

READ MORE
CATHY ALEXANDER | CULTURE | 15

Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day. We look at what makes for a good read in this tricky genre.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the House Rules ratings juggernaut comes to an end

With the Grand final of House Rules, Seven was always going to win the night, which it did in the metros and in the regions. The ABC beat Ten in the regions again, reversing the pecking order of the metros. The rest of the week looks a bit bleak for Seven with Nine having the […]

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: technical difficulties sink Seven’s chances

Seven had no chance of coming in first last night, with technical difficulties during the evening news, and no House Rules.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine gives up as Seven surges ahead

Nine’s reliance on sitcome repeats shows it’s out of ideas when it comes to new programming.

READ MORE
SALLY WHYTE | CULTURE | 18

Disgraced Harris’ reputation will never recover

We will never be able to hear Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport without cringing.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE | 1

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine wins the night in spite of House Rules

House Rules might’ve been the most popular show on TV last night, but it wasn’t enough to put Seven on top.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Sunday night football a disaster for Seven

Putting an Aussie Rules game on during Sunday night prime time proved to be a bad decision for Seven and the AFL.

READ MORE
GLENN DYER | CULTURE |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a quiet night overall was good news for MasterChef

With no House Rules or The Voice, MasterChef Australia finally managed to get a decent audience.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...