How The Bachelor Saved Network Ten

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It was the day when the shit hit the fan for Ten. On the 24th August 2012, the network’s long standing Programming Chief David Mott resigned suddenly after 16 years in the job. Mott’s lengthy tenure with the network delivered a string of landmark and distinct programming to Australian screens including Masterchef, Australian Idol, Rove…

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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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Charlie Pickering returns to the ABC with The Weekly

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Not only does Charlie Pickering have a new show launching on ABC in April, it now has a name: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. A decade and a half after he began his broadcast career at Triple J, Charlie Pickering – political junkie, former lawyer, elegant gentleman and seriously funny stand-up comedian – returns to…

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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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Charlie Pickering quits The Project

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On Wednesday night Charlie Pickering announced on The Project that he will be leaving the show as of April. The show has recently had to deal with the loss of former regular Dave “Hughesy” Hughes, who was replaced by fellow comedian Peter Helliar. This will leave Carrie Bickmore as the last standing original member of the panel,…

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The Project: 30 Dec – 3 Jan

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A few interesting guests popping up this week on The Project, including the always hilarious Colin Lane as co-host on Monday and Thursday. There is also interviews with Hollywood stars Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, plus the team chat cricket with Big Bash commentator Mark Waugh. Good to see the team is still…

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Hughesy’s Final Night On The Project

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Tonight marks Dave “Hughesy” Hughes’ final night on The Project after over four and a half years behind the desk. The comedian will be be returning to his first love in 2014 – stand up comedy, with a nation-wide tour planned to go on throughout next year. The 43 year old was one of the original presenters…

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