2014 Report Card – @Channel7, @7Two_tv, @7mate_tv
Dec10

2014 Report Card – @Channel7, @7Two_tv, @7mate_tv

Seven have maintained their market dominance and made some big promises about staying at the top for the next 5 years and while that seems likely this year saw some pretty expensive uh-ohs on their part. News is slipping on the east coast, and they continue to lean on the old-school “you’ll watch it when we tell you” mentality. With the rise in 2015 of the subscription video on demand service – which...

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2013 Report Card – @Channel7, 7Two, 7mate & TV4ME
Dec06

2013 Report Card – @Channel7, 7Two, 7mate & TV4ME

It was the year that Seven didn’t slide, but didn’t improve as much as Nine did. An end of an era for Packed to the Rafters and the beginning of a new empire with House Rules and A Place To Call Home. But was it enough? Their News product is now nationally only held up by Adelaide and Perth (and occasionally Brisbane, and even that’s slipping) so something’s gotta give. Is the time of the 6pm News hour truly...

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Should Australian TV take a summer ratings break?
Oct22

Should Australian TV take a summer ratings break?

It’s almost summer. Time for a backyard barbie with friends, lazing on the beach and very little of value on TV. Long before the Internet had as much influence over TV as it does now it made sense for the Australian TV networks to have a period where the competition didn’t exist. A period where they could give their stars and program makers a well-earned rest. Recharge for the ratings battle in the new year. Relax....

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The end of an era: @melissadoyle leaves @sunriseon7
Aug09

The end of an era: @melissadoyle leaves @sunriseon7

The Sunrise family couldn’t believe it over a month ago when Melissa Doyle announced she’d be leaving the show to move on to other opportunities. Doyle has been at the helm of the breakfast TV program that reinvented the genre and made her so popular she and her co-star need only be referred to by their nicknames “Kochie & Mel”. The end of an era for a woman who’s had a 3:15am alarm for over 14...

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MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S03E18
Jul08

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S03E18

Time for another episode of the all too oft-ignored “Best Podcast Ever About TV”. This week Josh and I shoot the breeze on: the ongoing-but-hopefully-over saga surrounding Melissa Doyle departing Sunrise; The shows that haven’t been a success that the Networks wished you cared more about; a whole raft of new shows coming your way – including THE NEWSROOM and GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFF; and Ten Watch returns to...

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