Tag: So You Think You Can Dance

Seven wins 2014

The television ratings have ended for another year. While Seven has claimed the main prize, it is a contest where Nine and Ten also find something to celebrate. Nine claims it has won the contest for the advertiser-friendly younger demographics and for the 6.00pm news battle. Ten, which just scraped ahead of ABC after being beaten by them last …

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Ten: 2000 to now

[Part V marks the conclusion of this week’s tribute to Network Ten on its 50th anniversary. Refer to earlier posts Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Network Ten’s 50th anniversary special 50 Years Young screens Sunday 3 August, 6.30pm] The new millennium saw Ten sign up comedian Rove McManus (pictured), whose late …

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Lachlan Murdoch exits Ten

Lachlan Murdoch has stepped down as a Director and Chairman of the Ten Network to take up a co-chairman role at News Corp and its sister company 21st Century Fox, working alongside his father, Rupert. For the younger Murdoch it’s a return to the family business since they parted ways in 2005. Murdoch’s tenure at …

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INXS wins first ratings battle

The new ratings year got off to a huge start last night with four networks rolling out their big guns. Seven‘s night started with My Kitchen Rules followed by Sunday Night and then the much-publicised mini-series INXS: Never Tear Us Apart (pictured). Network Ten had the series revival of So You Think You Can Dance …

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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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Nine adds STW Perth to network

Nine Entertainment Co, owner of the Nine stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin, has confirmed its purchase of Perth’s STW Nine from regional broadcaster WIN. The sale, effective 30 September, now gives Nine ownership of its network channels in all five major capital cities for the first time. Nine CEO David Gyngell announced …

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Ten loses programming chief

The Ten Network’s failed post-Olympics program line-up has triggered the resignation of longtime Chief Programming Officer David Mott (pictured). Mott’s resignation, which was effective immediately, comes only days after the cancellation of talent show Everybody Dance Now after only four episodes.  The big-budget series, hosted by Sarah Murdoch (wife of Ten chairman Lachlan Murdoch) and …

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TV Week Logie Awards 2009

Packed To The Rafters star Rebecca Gibney has won the TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV. The hit Seven Network series won a total of six awards in tonight’s presentation, including two for new talent Jessica Marais and Gibney also winning the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress. The Nine …

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TV’s gold rush begins early

Who was the most popular personality on Australian television in 2008? The list of nominees for the major award for this year’s TV Week Logie Awards has found itself inadvertently promoted in advance of the awards’ launch party scheduled for today. The Nine Network yesterday (Sunday) ran advertisements for the special edition of TV Week, …

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