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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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Media briefs: Rundle v Cater … Media Watch watch … Medicare report …

Cater smokes it on Furnival … Maiden’s dismissal of Medicare Locals … Insert title here …

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News tsar Meakin’s already firmly in charge at Ten — seriously

Channel Ten welcomes its new director of news and current affairs on Monday, but does he have a vision to turn the floundering network around? Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer go inside a drama-packed newsroom.

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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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Media briefs: TV in doldrums … republican fact-check … Bolt’s indigenous …

Hey, Australian commercial TV networks aren’t doing so badly after all, right? Wrong. Plus other media tidbits.

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Hang Ten: will anyone watch the Winter Olympics?

Viewership numbers for the Winter Olympics have fallen down a ski slope in recent years, so Crikey intern David Ross asks: will Ten make its money back? Maybe not — but that’s not the point.

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Media briefs: Fairfax gets work … TV to watch … Boss on Christie …

Fairfax back in the jobs game … Video of the day … Front page of the day …

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Rinehart a no-show as Ten telecasts its financial woes

There was no sign of Ten’s most high-profile shareholder, nor was there any good news.

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Murdoch clan play the field on sports rights

Conflicts of interest are turning television regulation into a political football, but will News Corp score an own goal?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Ten Wakes Up to terrible ratings

Channel Ten’s great white breakfast hope, Wake Up, is sinking fast.

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Media briefs: Fairfax redundos … Wood winner … Boland leaves …

Are Fairfax’s business reporters lining up to take redundancies, or will there be taps on the shoulder? Plus other media snippets of the day.

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Ten’s new morning shows reviewed: don’t Wake Up for this

Channel Ten has two spanking new morning television shows on offer. Our fearless reporter watched both — and wondered if the execs thought the viewers had had lobotomies. But it wasn’t all tedious and lacking in news …

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Lachlan Murdoch’s grand vision for Ten, two years on

Lachlan Murdoch promised to take Channel Ten in a new direction, declaring the company to be “totally stuffed”. Has his promised turnaround in the company’s fortunes eventuated?

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Media briefs: ACA conspiracy … citing sights … McBreakfast TV …

A Current Affair has found a group of outraged ratepayers — but it turns out they have some less-than-orthodox ideas.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ho hum, is it footy finals yet?

You know it’s a bad night of TV when Home and Away and Big Brother are the best things on.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: struggling Ten hires new exec

Channel Ten has fallen into a distinct fourth place in the ratings, with weak programming failing to find viewers. The network has hired a new news and current affairs boss.

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Media briefs: Baker shamed … ABC groupthink … Ten’s ratings dramas …

The Australian Press Council has taken a whack at The Age for its reporting on the AWU slush fund affair. That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Wharfie review … Age literals … Ten’s eye …

The Brisbane Times has recruited ordinary punters to review the Brisbane Festival. Professional reviewers aren’t happy. That and other media tidbits.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Seven won last night’s programming comfortably, with ABC’s Clive James interview the only other option that came close.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Channel Nine still can’t get programming right

Channel Nine’s line-up of reality shows and expensive-but-boring drama continues to be out-rated by soaps and the news.

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TV merry-go-round: Ten’s Meakin coup turns to confusion

Channel Ten’s move to poach TV veteran Peter Meakin may have hit a hurdle — and has raised interesting questions about who’ll be who in the Ten zoo, if and when Meakin arrives.

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Media briefs: ALP ad ban … Oz twits … Murdoch affairs? …

The Australian published a story online with a quote from a fake Joe Hockey Twitter account, and the error has yet to be corrected.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MasterChef off the boil

MasterChef is suffering the same fate as Big Brother, with viewers tired of the same old, same old,

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Media briefs: GetUp! stunt … Shine on Ten … AFR on ICAC …

Channel Ten will be airing a new season of So You Think You Can Dance, bringing the number of related-party dealings between the Murdoch companies to new levels.

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