Tag: The Slap

Paradise Beach, where sand gets in the soap

The Eighties and Nineties sure brought some soapie clunkers to the otherwise top-rating Nine Network. After the demise of former hit series The Young Doctors and The Sullivans, each year brought the promise of a new arrival that would, inevitably, die a ratings death and play out its remaining episodes in the summer non-ratings period. …

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Happy 80th Birthday, ABC!

It was 80 years ago today (1 July 1932) that Australia’s national broadcaster — ABC — was officially opened by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons. The Australian Broadcasting Commission — as it was then — initially comprised of twelve existing radio stations, covering each State capital city as well as Newcastle, Corowa, Rockhampton and Crystal Brook …

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Another year gone… already…?

It doesn’t seem that long since we welcomed 2011! Australian television reached a number of milestones this year: Ten years of digital TV; 40 years of Sesame Street on the ABC; Mal Walden celebrated 50 years in broadcasting and Tracy Grimshaw reached 30 years at Nine; Play School turned 45; Four Corners turned 50; TV …

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Seven wins ‘11

No surprises for anyone to read that the Seven Network has come out as the overall winner in the 2011 ratings battle – its fifth annual win in a row. Seven ends the year (Weeks 7-48, excluding Easter, 6pm-12mn, 5 cities) with a 31.0% share, followed by Nine (26.3%), Ten (21.4%), ABC (15.9%) and SBS …

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