Kevin Rudd has totally dominated the media during his first flit across the world stage, while Brendan Nelson hasn’t yet got the expected avalanche of media for his grocery bagging tour of our own little corner of the world.

Water Minister Penny Wong jumped seven spots in the wake of the Murray Darling Agreement, but Victorian Premier John Brumby trumps her, with a billion reasons to smile from sixth spot on this week’s list.

SA Premier Mike Rann was the other big mover, again due largely to water, while the first Tuesday of the month sees Malcolm Turnbull sneak back into Top 20.

TW

Move

Position

Politician

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Grand Total

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,621

13,217

6,993

11,618

33,449

2

0

Opp Leader

Brendan Nelson

274

1,965

1,185

4,279

7,703

3

0

Premier

Morris Iemma

260

2,167

449

2,269

5,145

4

1

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

215

1,767

855

2,128

4,965

5

2

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

281

1,370

364

2,481

4,496

6

8

Premier

John Brumby

272

2,036

639

887

3,834

7

2

Cabinet

Stephen Smith

112

1,333

81

2,071

3,597

8

-2

Premier

Anna Bligh

243

969

293

1,430

2,935

9

7

Cabinet

Penny Wong

143

1,087

129

716

2,075

10

-6

Cabinet

Nicola Roxon

103

479

193

1,234

2,009

11

19

Premier

Mike Rann

114

993

257

567

1,931

12

-4

Cabinet

Joel Fitzgibbon

112

726

16

1,049

1,903

13

0

Cabinet

Peter Garrett

160

552

152

907

1,771

14

-3

Cabinet

Jenny Macklin

110

362

223

952

1,647

15

13

Shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

99

172

32

1,199

1,502

16

-6

Shadow

Tony Abbott

55

179

105

1,030

1,369

17

1

Shadow

Joe Hockey

61

261

4

1,019

1,345

18

6

Backbench

Alexander Downer

112

246

117

726

1,201

19

-2

Cabinet

Anthony Albanese

67

279

1

678

1,025

20

-1

Cabinet

Tony Burke

70

234

3

584

891

Talkback Top Five

Absence is keeping the heart fond for the PM… well they’re still talking about him anyway…

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

363

2

Brendan Nelson

70

3

Mike Rann

69

4

John Brumby

60

5

Morris Iemma

53

And our celebrity control sample of the week: Good for number three on this week’s list. Potential candidate for Higgins, now that Bolty’s out of the race (or is he…?).

Wayne Carey

236

2,586

1724

760

5,306

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

Peter Fray

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