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MYRIAM ROBIN | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

Shut yer trap, SBS staff told, as management struggles to plug leaks

The internal workings of SBS have been aired to all and sundry in the media recently — and SBS management is considering launching an investigation to hunt down the leaker.

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR goes on holidays

Nine’s night because Seven went to sleep, resting The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules). The Block in all its glory did OK for Nine, but without any competition at all except the ABC’s news and current affairs line up (which appeals to grey headed, balding people like myself) failed to have any real impact on the […]

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: nothing stands in the way of cricket

Well, there was only one thing on TV last night and we all know what that was, don’t we? The World Cup cricket final and as expected, it dominated the night. The final had 3.155 million national viewers watching the final session (the Australian innings). 2.223 million in the metros and 932,000 in the regionals […]

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Harsh reality for networks as viewers turn off

Reality TV is cheap, but viewers are getting bored with it.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but the cricket

Seven rested The Beast last night, so instead of My Kitchen Rules eating its rivals last night, it was the second World Cup cricket semi final that devoured the opposition, setting up a big final on Sunday.  Nothing else mattered last night — Nine’s domination was complete. The coverage though from Star of India (part of the […]

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Fin Review Sunday gets the boot

Financial Review Sunday is no more, with Nine axing the program for not being commercially viable. It’s just the latest in a long line of failures to make business journalism work on TV, write Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer.

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

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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MYRIAM ROBIN | TV & RADIO | 1 UNLOCK?

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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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

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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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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‘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 | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

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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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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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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STEPHEN MAYNE | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

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 | TV & RADIO | UNLOCK?

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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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine checks out

Another Tuesday night, another feeding time for The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules), another clean up for Seven in metro and regional markets. My Kitchen Rules managed to grab 2.344 million national and 1.567 million metro viewers. And it was no wonder Seven did it easily last night. Nine’s offering, apart from The Block which […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: back to reality for Ten

Kerthump! That’s the sound of Ten coming back to earth after the Sunday night boost from the final episode of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.  Hear that? It’s the high-pitched scream of triumph from The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) after it had eaten another Monday night’s offerings from Nine (The Block […]

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: how Seven helped Ten succeed with I’m A Celebrity

Channel Ten got a look-in because Channel Seven kept The Beast (My Kitchen Rules) inside for the night.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | TV & RADIO |

How to cover international news without paying (much) for it

Foreign coverage is expensive. From fixers to freelancers, former foreign news editor and academic Colleen Murrell tells Crikey how Australian media organisations are trying to make it less so.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: not Marcia Brady!

My Kitchen Rules rules. Again.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: My Kitchen Rules rules

Will Seven renew its hit new series Winter?

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SBS ad averaging bill likely to be stymied in the Senate

Unless it can secure the support of the Palmer United Party, which is looking unlikely, the Government will not have the votes it needs to change the SBS Act to allow ad averaging.

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PATRICK BAUME | TV & RADIO |

Isentia Index: Policy debate returns from a long nap

Political debate has turned back to policy, as calls for a spill die out.

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GLENN DYER | TV & RADIO |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR rules the night

Same old story: cue the beast/monster (AKA My Kitchen Rules), this time with a record setting meal from WA, and the night is all over, although the final week of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here gave some cheek for Ten. My Kitchen Rules had 2.526 million national viewers, including 1.78 million in metro […]

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