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With big promises of a surprise twist that no one expected, I watched this episode simply waiting for something terrible to happened. Big surprises usually mean death and heartache. Fortunately there was no death, but there was heartache. Sometimes you wonder if happiness simply eludes Nina.

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It is the final service challenge! Jamie, Emelia and Brent are heading to Vue de Monde, a three hated restaurant. They’re cooking for 60 patrons. What’s at stake? Nothing, except maybe upsetting a bunch of VIP customers. Though there is a huge advantage in that the best performer is going to get the recipe for the pressure test tomorrow.

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How many times have you seen someone on TV try and understand something they clearly have absolutely no idea about?

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Hugh Jackman and his best mate Gus Worland are teaming up once again for a signature original television production, an inspirational new doco-reality series, titled GUS WORLAND: MARATHON MAN.

To be broadcast on Foxtel’s A&E Channel later this year, GUS WORLAND: MARATHON MAN is a six-part series that will follow the transformation of radio host and media identity Gus Worland from an overweight, unhealthy couch potato to a lean, mean marathon man after he accepts a life-changing challenge from his best mate, Hugh Jackman. Continue reading »

FTA TimeShifted Top Programs

Rank Description Channel\
Market
Consolidated Overnight Increase
1 UNDER THE DOME Network TEN 688,000 522,000 166,000
2 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 1,101,000 946,000 156,000
3 ARROW -EP2 Network 9 363,000 209,000 154,000
4 HAMISH & ANDY’S GAP YEAR SOUTH AMERICA Network 9 1,137,000 1,016,000 121,000
5 ARROW Network 9 431,000 322,000 110,000
6 CHICAGO FIRE-EP.2 Network 7 303,000 195,000 108,000
7 CHICAGO FIRE Network 7 411,000 309,000 102,000
8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES RPT Network TEN 406,000 329,000 77,000
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES LATE RPT Network TEN 304,000 231,000 73,000
10 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Network SBS ONE 519,000 454,000 65,000
11 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 1,020,000 957,000 64,000
12 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUES Network TEN 1,027,000 973,000 54,000
13 THE X FACTOR-TUE Network 7 1,299,000 1,246,000 53,000
14 AT THE MOVIES-LE Network ABC1 362,000 322,000 41,000
15 MIDSOMER MURDERS-PM Network ABC1 263,000 230,000 33,000
16 DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK-PM Network ABC3 167,000 135,000 32,000
17 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 266,000 235,000 31,000
18 BOGAN HUNTERS Network 7mate 262,000 232,000 30,000
19 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 291,000 262,000 29,000
20 LAH-LAH’S BIG LIVE BAND-PM Network ABC2 159,000 130,000 29,000

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FTA Top Programs

Rank Description Channel\
Market
(r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,206,000 378,000 398,000 250,000 70,000 109,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,189,000 357,000 413,000 222,000 88,000 110,000
3 THE X FACTOR-TUE Network 7 1,166,000 288,000 319,000 248,000 152,000 160,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,148,000 268,000 271,000 242,000 161,000 205,000
5 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUES Network TEN 1,123,000 349,000 379,000 174,000 113,000 108,000
6 HAMISH & ANDY’S GAP YEAR SOUTH AMERICA Network 9 1,047,000 314,000 348,000 204,000 75,000 105,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,009,000 224,000 265,000 239,000 127,000 155,000
8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,002,000 337,000 292,000 187,000 79,000 107,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 913,000 205,000 242,000 234,000 101,000 131,000
10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 889,000 244,000 287,000 134,000 89,000 135,000
11 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 860,000 205,000 246,000 168,000 122,000 119,000
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 740,000 218,000 239,000 147,000 71,000 65,000
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 709,000 224,000 219,000 130,000 61,000 74,000
14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 701,000 171,000 262,000 104,000 74,000 90,000
15 HOT SEAT Network 9 662,000 220,000 205,000 147,000 37,000 53,000
16 7.30-EV Network ABC1 648,000 185,000 205,000 95,000 65,000 99,000
17 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 645,000 185,000 184,000 117,000 89,000 71,000
18 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 626,000 160,000 172,000 114,000 74,000 106,000
19 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 601,000 163,000 198,000 91,000 66,000 84,000
20 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Network SBS ON 514,000 134,000 184,000 92,000 44,000 60,000

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