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 [...]

Should Australian TV take a summer ratings break?

TV ratings in summer

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 [...]

The end of an era: @melissadoyle leaves @sunriseon7

Sunrise Farewells Melissa Doyle

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 [...]

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S03E18

Wednesday Night Fever - Cast

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 [...]

Top 5 TV News Tidbits #3

Danger 5

1. Great Australian Bake Off FINALLY GETS AN AIRDATE!!! Yes, it really has. Nine have advised (as predicted) that the Great Australian Bake Off will hit our screens from 8pm Tuesday 9 July, allowing all to see if the wait and end-to-end promotion has been worth it – I think it is. (At least they [...]

@MelissaDoyle to leave @sunriseon7

Melissa Doyle & David Koch

It’s big news indeed – after 14 years on the Sunrise set and a majority of them next to David “Kochie” Koch, Melissa Doyle announced on-air this morning she’d be leaving Sunrise… soon. There’s some life left in her yet and much to be done, but the big sizzle is what her next project will [...]

What has derailed @Channel7′s Big Red Train?

Celebrity Splash - Andrew Symonds

2013 is fast becoming the Seven Network’s annus horribilis. Sure it started strong with the best results My Kitchen Rules has seen in its five year life, and a lot of its other programming continues to deliver strongly, despite the feeling some shows feel decidedly out of place (Mrs Brown’s Boys anyone?). There have been [...]

Adam Boland joins @channelten

Adam Boland joins Ten

Stunning news for Channel 10 viewers and shareholders to hear that Adam Boland – the man who reinvented breakfast and morning television in Australia – is joining the network as their Director of Morning Television. Perhaps the executive team *did* read my open letter? From the press release: Network Ten today announced the appointment of [...]

That’s Life – @HumanHeadline returns to Seven

Derryn Hinch rejoins Channel 7

While 3AW management might have no freaking idea what they’re doing, Channel 7 management have pounced on the opportunity and signed Derryn Hinch to the network in a sizeable role – National Public Affairs Commentator. It’ll be great to have the man dubbed the “Human Headline” return to our national television screens and offer his [...]

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E12

Raising Hope

Oh. Em. Gee. Boy do we at MolksTVTalk know how to jump on a bandwagon. You may look in One Direction, but we’ll point you in the other One Direction. #1D. And so forth. With the Logies all but upon us there was lots to talk about there, including the recording of our very special [...]