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Ratings 2013: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2013. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show  ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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1993: November 6-12

Cover: Lisa Lackey, Simon Denny (Home And Away) Stars desert ‘reborn’ Wandin Valley Shane Porteous, one of the few A Country Practice stars to survive the show’s entire 12 year run, will not be following the series when it takes up residence at Network Ten next year. The main factor in his decision was Ten’s …

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1993: October 30-November 5

Cover: Natalie Imbruglia (Neighbours) Seven figures… it’s a Sweet deal! Police Rescue star Gary Sweet is tipped to sign an exclusive $1 million contract with the Seven Network. This follows Seven’s recent signing of Andrew Denton from ABC for a significant sum. The deal between Sweet, producers Southern Star Xanadu and Seven is expected to lead …

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Seven wins 2012

The Seven Network did not have two of TV’s biggest events this year — the Olympic Games and The Voice — but it has claimed ratings victory for the sixth consecutive ratings year. For the ratings year (Weeks 7 to 48, including the Olympic Games, 6pm-12mn, 5 cities), Seven claimed 30.6 per cent followed by …

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Looking sharp for the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s longest running annual sporting event — this year is the 152nd running of the ‘race that stops the nation’.  But the Melbourne Cup isn’t just about the horses… some would say more importantly it’s about the fashions on the field. The occasion of the Melbourne Cup usually gives the TV …

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1992: November 1-7

Lights, camera… Kieren! Swimming champion Kieren Perkins (pictured far right) has signed a two-year deal with Network Ten as a station personality and star of its Commonwealth Games coverage in 1994.  The 19-year-old who laughs at his perceived public image of “the boy next door… superhero” says there is little chance of getting too confident of …

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1992: October 25-31

Ballroom blitz! Paul Mercurio, star of the box office hit Strictly Ballroom, is currently on a whirlwind tour of the United States and United Kingdom to promote the film.  He laughs at the comparisons made from American journalists that liken him to other actors that have starred in dance-themed movies, such as Patrick Swayze and …

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1991: November 2-8

Hey, Ben’s a dad! It might be a shock to some to realise that Ben Oxenbould, the newcomer to the cast of Hey Dad!, is himself a dad.  The 22-year-old, who got his big break at the age of seven in the film Fatty Finn, has a one-year-old son but is very protective of him …

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Sandra Sully signs off from Late News

It was the end of an era last night as Network Ten newsreader Sandra Sully signed off from the Late News for the last time. The former Canberra correspondent, who’d also had a stint as co-host of Good Morning Australia and the Sydney edition of the 5pm Ten News, took on the role of presenting …

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