No struggle for ratings for SBS

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While the commercial networks were once again pitting their noisy reality programs against one another last night, the biggest winner was actually SBS. The network’s newest observational series Struggle Street won it’s timeslot at 8:30pm last night with a sizeable 935,000 viewers tuning in. To put those ratings into context, last Wednesday night’s SBS programs Sacred Wonders of Britain and London’s Super Tunnel both struggled…

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Masterchef premiere scores big numbers for Channel Ten

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Masterchef Australia returned with a bang last night, netting 1.271 million viewers across its premiere episode. The food-inspired reality show filled the void of My Kitchen Rules effortlessly for Channel Ten, smashing renovation options Reno Rumble and House Rules on Channel 9 and Channel 7 respectively. Masterchef topped all the demos, and was the #1 trend on Twitter in Australia last night. At…

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The Bachelor interview lifts The Project

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The first television interview with The Bachelor’s Blake Garvey and Sam Frost by Carrie Bickmore drew 1.192 viewers to the 7pm portion of The Project. Earlier the show drew an average of 793,000 for the first half of the show from 6:30pm. It seems plenty of viewers were keen to hear all the details regarding reasons for why…

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Today Tonight Axed on the East Coast

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Today Tonight has been axed on the East Coast, effective immediately. In its place will be a one hour bulletin of Seven News, followed by regular programming at 7pm. The move follows Nine’s decision to move A Current Affair to 7pm, and extend Nine News to one hour. With Ten and SBS already airing one…

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The Project celebrates 1000 episodes!

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The Project is celebrating its 1000th episode  – with the big event happening tonight! The show’s core ensemble of Dave Hughes, Carrie Bickmore and Charlie Pickering initially struggled when the show first launched in July 20th 2009 as The 7pm Project. There was poor chemistry between the 3 presenters, most jokes fell flat, guest hosts…

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Daily Picks: Tuesday 2nd April

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Who Do You Think You Are? – Adam Hills Comedian and television presenter Adam Hills traces the desperate journeys undertaken by his migrant ancestors. Adam is keen to find out what brought his two great grandfathers to Australia in the early 20th century. His great grandfather, Oscar Kluckhenn, who arrived in Australia in 1907 at…

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Another win to Channel Seven

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Another night. Same story. Channel Seven won the night with a 30.9% share, compared with 18.3% for Nine, 12.7% for Ten, 11.8% for ABC1, and 3.6% for SBS1. The key to Seven’s success was naturally My Kitchen Rules, which came in with a strong 1.92m viewers. Packed to the Rafters remained fairly strong with 1.3m…

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Hughesy returning to The Project

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After a 10 week holiday, Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes will be returning to Channel Ten’s The Project this Monday 11th Feb to join fellow co-hosts Carrie Bickmore and Charlie Pickering. As in previous years, Dave Hughes will be on air from Monday-Thursday, with Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann filling in for Hughes most Friday nights. The show is…

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