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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR and the cricket mow down competitors

The Beast was let loose on a wedding last night. Will the bride and groom watch My Kitchen Rules again? It was a function to remember. All those willing food testers among the bridal party and guests! My Kitchen Rules again feasted richly with 2.221 million viewers, 980,000 more viewers nationally than The Block on […]

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Media briefs: SBS a minnow, says Turnbull … early deadlines at Fairfax … unsettling encounters …

Turnbull says SBS hardly earns any commercial TV revenue, so the networks should stop complaining. And other media tidbits of the day.

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ABC cleared over shirt-fronting skit

The ABC’s “shirt-fronting” satire might have been “in poor taste”, as opined by the Communications Minister, but ACMA says it did not breach the code of conduct.

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Islands in the stream: radio stations v copyright industry over online broadcast

Should radio stations have to pay additional licensing fees for streaming their broadcasts online? The body representing music recording companies certainly thinks so — but radio stations say they can’t afford it.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 10

Voters: you want our data? Get a warrant.

Voters strongly support requiring that agencies get a warrant before searching through their personal data.

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Rundle: the dark side to Mia Freedman’s life blather

Mia Friedman has written a long article about her anxiety and the marvelous medicine that cures it. But she doesn’t mention all those silly side effects — like coma, convulsions and possibly death.

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Keen to evade data retention? Here’s how to choose a VPN

There are readily accessible ways of evading the government’s mass surveillance scheme, but you’ll need to assess what’s best for you, technology consultant Dave Sag writes.

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Media briefs: Netflix arrives … Crikey triumphs … Any minute now …

Could it happen here? Netflix has, after years of delay, finally opened for business in Australia. It is going to change habits here. In the United States, where it all started, it has stormed the family home. According to the latest report from TV ratings company Nielsen on US TV viewing trends, streaming video on demand, or […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: return of The Beast

Oh, no, it was Monday night and Seven let The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) out of its cage and it ate The Block, again. It gnawed gently on the ABC’s worthy line up and SBS’s modest supplications. Seven won big in metro markets and bigger in the regionals, and scooped up the major demos. My […]

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‘When elephants go to war, the ants get trampled’: The Hoopla closes as field gets more crowded

Citing a crowded market and low revenues, The Hoopla is shutting up shop.

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Who’s (sorta) who of Vic journalism turn out for Quills

The Quills provided booze, familiar faces and bad comedy on Melbourne journos’ night of nights.

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How the police and media falsely frame victimhood

After the murder of Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic, women were urged to not walk alone in public places. But after the murder of Morgan Huxley, men did not receive the same warning. Freelance writer Serkan Ozturk reports.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine gets a look-in

Nine had a good old gloat this morning about its win last night thanks to The Block (how many treats, sorry threats?), the 6pm news and 60 Minutes. But what Nine didn’t say (naturally), that it was allowed to win by the generosity of Seven which isn’t running The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) on […]

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Media briefs: AFR v Press Council … selfiegeddon … Ten’s leaks …

The Press Council does battle with the AFR… and other media tidbits of the day.

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‘This is a complete joke’: Labor’s SBS estimates gotcha fizzles

SBS chair Nihal Gupta gave nothing away at yesterday’s Senate estimates, refusing to answer even the most basic of Labor’s questions.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but MKR

Oh, no, not The Beast story again? Yes, reader, I am afraid My Kitchen Rules ate the night’s viewing, again, with nary a sauce or a dressing of quality in sight. It had 2.013 million national viewers, more than 1.37 million metros and 637,000 regional viewers and that won the night for Seven. Seven’s Million Dollar […]

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Media briefs: media couples returns … Wasting Rupert’s money … a saviour for news? …

Stay tuned! Crikey is bringing back our media couples list. And there might be a saviour for online news.

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Live blog: SBS Chairman Nihal Gupta faces Senate Estimates

New SBS chair Nihal Gupta is facing Senate Estimates to answer questions about his qualifications.

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Finally, the Labor-Coalition surveillance deal revealed

In a secret deal hammered out between politicians, Australia’s biggest ever mass surveillance scheme is to go forward, with journalists given special protection.

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Labor gunning for SBS chair in shock estimates appearance

The new chairman of SBS, Nihal Gupta, will come under fire from Labor Senator Sam Dastyari today regarding his donations to the Liberal Party and other matters. Will this be the beginning of the end of a very short tenure?

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Mayne: time to end the Murdoch-Packer Network Ten soap opera

Rupert Murdoch wants to bail his son Lachlan out of floundering Ten. But those pesky media ownership laws are making it tricky …

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: The Block gives in

Hit the instant replay button for Tuesday and Monday nights, but widen the winning margin buffer. Here goes … buzzzz , The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) made an absolute feast of the ratings battle last night, eating viewers left right and centre to completely dominate the night. MKR ended with more than 2.3 million […]

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Digital disruptions: Glyn Davis

Professor Glyn Davis is vice-chancellor of Melbourne University and is a professor of political science. He loves the ABC, but says there’s also room for digital upstarts like Crikey.

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Media briefs: Puccini to 7.30 … Politico to Europe … Weight-loss tips from Margie Abbott …

Margie Abbott’s given her first-ever solo interview. So why is the Australian Women’s Weekly focussing on her weight? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Isentia Index: Lazarus lives on as an independent

The state election in New South Wales bumps Abbott off the top spot in radio.

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