26/07/2014

TV Guide for week ending 19/11/11

Now that the second last week of ratings is upon us (Week 47), we can start to ponder the year that’s been. What’s been a winner and what’s tanked for the networks. It’s a decent review and I’ll be publishing a report card for each network through this week to account for their wins, losses and line balls – there’s plenty of all of them for each primary channel. There’s also the concern of what we’re faced with over Summer as far as programming goes… you’d be surprised what the networks will offer us. But more on that when the ratings year ends.

CAN’T MISS

  • Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Frozen Planet – Sun 6:30pm, Ch9
  • Wild Boys – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Junior Masterchef – Sun/Mon/Tue 7:30pm, Ch10
  • CSI – Sun 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Terra Nova – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Celebrity Apprentice Australia – Mon/Tue/Wed 7pm, Ch9
  • Australian Story “When William Met Sarah” (season final) – Mon 8pm, ABC1
  • The Mentalist – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Breaking Bad – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Blue Bloods – Mon 9:30pm, ONE
  • Housos – Mon 10pm, SBS one
  • Good News World – Mon 10:30pm, Ch10
  • NCIS – Tue 8:30pm, Ch10
  • The Office (US) – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Survivor: South Pacific – Tue 9:30pm, Ch9
  • American Horror Story – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Glee – Wed 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Spicks and Specks (Best of E02) – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • The Killing – Wed 9:30pm, One
  • The Gruen Planet (season final) – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • The Hamster Wheel – Wed 9:35pm, ABC1
  • Recruits: Paramedics – Thu 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Keeping Up With The Joneses – Thu 8pm, Ch10
  • The Slap – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Beauty and the Geek Australia – Thu 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Unforgettable – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Crownies – Thu 9:30pm, ABC1
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:30pm, SBS one
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Sat 10:40pm, ABC1

BURIED TREASURE

  • Can Of Worms (rpt) – Tue 9:30pm, ONE
  • The League – Tue 11:30pm, ONE
  • Lockdown – Thu 9pm, 7mate
  • Big Love – Thu 10pm, SBS one

SECRET TV PLEASURES

  • The Project – Weeknights 6:30pm, Ch10
  • CSI: Miami – Mon 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Good Game – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • The Amazing Race US – Thu 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Embarrassing Bodies – Thu 9:30pm, GEM

AT YOUR OWN RISK

  • The X Factor Australia – Mon/Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • William Shatner’s Weird or What – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Australia’s Got Amazing Talent – Tue 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Poh’s Kitchen on the Road (season final) – Wed 8pm, ABC1
  • Young Doctors – Wed 8pm, Ch9
  • Hawaii Five-0 – Wed 9:30pm, Ch10

LAST CHANCE(S)

  • Undercover Boss USA – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • House – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10

DO. NOT. BOTHER.

  • Ringer – Sun 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Two and a Half Men (feat Ashton Kutcher) – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Australia’s Got Amazing Talent – Tue 8:40pm, Ch7
  • Pete Vs Life – Tue 9pm, ABC2
  • The One – Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Rush (series final) – Thu 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Outsourced – Thu 10:30pm, Ch7

Bye bye Gruen Planet for the year. How we’ll miss you. The expansion of your brand to include spin was timely as well as inspired, and we’ve all appreciated it. Hurry back soon.

Season 3 of Breaking Bad continues to amaze at the drama in the bleak and insane. If you’ve not seen the series at all, get involved.

This week’s penultimate episode of The Slap focuses on Aisha, and the world crumbling around her. More spectacular drama from a series that deserves every accolade we can give it. This week on MolksTVTalk – the Podcast we interview one of the writers (and bit-part actors) Brendan Cowell and discuss making the series, as well as the state of Australian drama (out Thursday).

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