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Media briefs: twice the voice of God … Barry v Fordham … poems and sport …

Only in Melbourne would an editor try to mix poetry and sport on a front page. And other media tidbits of the day.

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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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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’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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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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Rinehart’s lawyers blow up House of Hancock‘s Hollywood ending

Channel Nine reached a last-minute settlement with Gina Rinehart’s lawyers over a telemovie based on her life. So what was cut?

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A fourth network by stealth? Media buyers shrug off SBS’ threat to commercials

The TV networks are in uproar about the increase of ads on SBS, saying it’ll pull millions from their revenues. But ad buyers don’t think it’ll play out like that.

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Media briefs: cartoon theft … Seven West slump … audience shuffle …

Jacqui Lambie pilfered someone else’s cartoon, recaptioned it and posted it to her Facebook page without permission — and she’s not in the least bit sorry. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Courier-Mail sorry … reality TV shake-up … Scott beat-up …

The Courier-Mail finally apologised, explicitly, for that front page on Saturday. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

The AFL Footy Show gave Nine the edge last night. Also, there are NRL finals tonight and tomorrow night, if anyone is interested.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Quality TV notched plenty of wins last night with the return of Mad As Hell, and 7.30 helping to shunt The Bachelor to fourth spot.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Seven’s Winners & Losers edged out Nine’s Big Brother. And Mad As Hell returns to ABC1, much to Abbott’s chagrin.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Brownlow fever tipped the ratings in Seven’s favour last night. Even The Block Glasshouse couldn’t win it for Nine.

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Media briefs: Nine locks down… $15 million to Guardian Australia?… Keating responds …

The Guardian’s financial accounts reveal clues about how much money the Australian operation got from Graeme Wood. And other media tid-bits of the day.

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Media briefs: no more Good Food … fight pics … Block trading …

Fairfax axes specialised Good Food Guides … The right to use Packer/Gyngell fight pics … Insider trading hits The Block … Is the media making indigenous Australia sick? …

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR back to burn the competition

Seven’s cooking juggernaut My Kitchen Rules is still a ratings winner.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: stay away from the box over Easter

Last night’s TV was mostly lacklustre, except for the always excellent Mad as Hell.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: My Kitchen Rules still cooking with gas

Channel Seven is still easily winning the ratings battle, with My Kitchen Rules top of the popes.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC proves why it leaves Ten in the dust

ABC’s The Checkout may be the best show on prime-time TV. Take note, Channel Ten …

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Media briefs: Oz losses… Sky on FTA … Tele v Press Council …

News Corp’s vanity Australian newspaper has revealed exactly how much money it loses every year. It’s not as much as Paul Barry had said on Media Watch, but the numbers are still staggering. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven’s Kitchen crushes Ten

Seven won the night with My Kitchen Rules, crushing Ten’s line-up which is setting new lows each night.

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More news, better informed? The bloated TV news battle

For a couple of weeks now, both Nine and Seven have significantly upped the hours of news they’re beaming into Australian homes. Why are they doing it, and what exactly are audiences getting?

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Schapelle Corby’s $3m payday — or will she be smart and shut up?

Schapelle Corby could net the biggest payout in Australian TV tell-all history once she’s released from her Bali prison. But the convicted drug smuggler also has good reason not to say anything.

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Analysts bullish on free-to-air TV spend, but Ten might miss out

There’s good news in advertising forecasts for media proprietors — even those dinosaur free-to-air networks. But Channel Ten’s recent gains might be short-lived.

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