The Governess and Andrew O’Keefe join The Chase Australia

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Seven has all but confirmed that they are launching a local version of The Chase. A new advertisement reveals that Anne Hegarty aka The Governess from the UK version will be one of the four chasers on the local program. The popular UK quiz show currently airs during daytime at 3pm, hosted by Bradley Walsh. She will be…

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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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Hugh Riminton joining the Ten News desk

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Ten senior journalist and Canberra correspondent Hugh Riminton will be joining Sandra Sully at the desk to co-anchor TEN Eyewitness News Sydney from next Monday. Sully had been presenting the bulletin solo since Bill Woods was sacked as part of Ten’s cost cutting regime back in 2012. There are swirling rumours Ten may also be adding…

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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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Logies Hall of Fame 2013: Brian Henderson

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TV Week has announced that the 2013 Logies Hall of Fame Inductee will be former newsreader and presenter Brian Henderson. Henderson was the host of music show Bandstand from 1958-1972 and was the Sydney newsreader for Nine News at 6pm from 1957-2002. He has since retired from television, only making rare appearances within the media…

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Close tussle between The Block and MKR

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Last night the ratings battle between Channel Nine and Seven grew even stronger with less than 300,000 viewers separating Seven’s My Kitchen Rules and Nine’s The Block. The show that is supposedly about cooking (and not just back-stabbing) drew in 1.79 million viewers, while the show that is supposedly about building (and not just random off-site challenges)…

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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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