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1996: June 22-28

Cover: Tom Cruise Angel’s saviour Home And Away‘s recently-widowed Angel (Melissa George) is set to be swept off her feet by Simon Broadhurst (Julian Garner) in a storyline that is to mark George’s departure from the series. “Simon’s a rich businessman who develops (computer) software. He’s kind of the Bill Gates of England,” Garner tells TV Week …

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1996: June 8-14

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century), Sam Newman (The Footy Show, Melbourne) Damian’s alcohol abuse warning This week’s episode of Blue Heelers sees Constable Adam Cooper (Damian Walshe-Howling) deeply distressed by the alcohol-related death of a teenage boy. “A group of young people, bored with living in a country town, get stuck into the …

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1996: June 1-7

Cover: Katrina Hobbs, Nic Testoni, Isla Fisher, Emily Symons (Home And Away) ‘I wanted to be the next Ray Martin!’ Former model Nic Testoni is enjoying current success in Home And Away, having scored a TV Week Logie Award earlier in the year, but recalls his start in the industry was far from glamorous. “I …

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1996: May 18-24

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Simon’s US success Aussie actor Simon Baker-Denny has landed a starring role in a pilot for an American series, plus a small role in an upcoming Hollywood film. Baker-Denny, whose Australian TV credits include E Street, GP, Naked and Sweat, has scored the lead role in The Last Best Place, …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin (pictured) is a surprise nomination — and the first ever for SBS — for the Gold Logie at the 58th annual TV Week Logie Awards. Nominations for the event were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne last night. Also nominated for Gold this year are The Project’s Carrie Bickmore and Waleed …

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Ratings 2015: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2015. 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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1995: December 30-January 5

Soaps ’96 TV Week has the rundown of what to expect in TV’s new and returning dramas in 1996: Blue Heelers returns with a two-part storyline focusing on Maggie Doyle (Lisa McCune), whose life will be in danger during a hospital siege. “We plan to have a few two-parters at the start of the year,” …

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Seven wins 2015

The ratings year has come to an end. While the Seven Network claims the overall contest (6pm-12mn, 5 cities), as usual each of the players have claimed various prizes and achievements of their own. The Nine Network, coming second overall in prime time, has claimed to have victory over the advertiser-friendly demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. …

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Nine launches 9HD and 9Life

The Nine Network has revealed its plans for 2016, including a raft of new shows and returning titles — but there are some announcements that are set to shake things up. Firstly, Nine’s primary channel is returning to High Definition broadcast. From 26 November, Nine will resume the HD simulcast of its primary channel for the …

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Nine secures NRL deal for 2018 to 2022

Nine Entertainment Co, owner of the Nine Network, has announced that it has secured coverage to the National Rugby League (NRL) for the 2018 to 2022 seasons. There had been earlier speculation in media reports that the Ten Network, which failed in the last round of NRL rights, was again seeking to access NRL. The deal, worth …

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