FTA TimeShifted Top Programs

Rank Description Channel\
Market
Consolidated Overnight Increase
1 RESURRECTION Network 7 1,638,000 1,385,000 254,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -TUE Network 9 1,383,000 1,211,000 172,000
3 MY KITCHEN RULES-TUE Network 7 1,816,000 1,672,000 144,000
4 NCIS Network TEN 618,000 484,000 135,000
5 THE BLOCK: FANS V FAVES -TUE Network 9 1,618,000 1,509,000 109,000
6 PARENTHOOD-EP.2 Network 7 306,000 203,000 103,000
7 PARENTHOOD Network 7 519,000 420,000 99,000
8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES Network TEN 557,000 463,000 94,000
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 945,000 859,000 86,000
10 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 1,088,000 1,026,000 62,000
11 2 BROKE GIRLS -TUE Network 9 558,000 508,000 51,000
12 NEW TRICKS RPT Network ABC1 688,000 646,000 42,000
13 PEPPA PIG-AM Network ABC2 304,000 262,000 42,000
14 PEPPA PIG-PM Network ABC2 285,000 256,000 29,000
15 2 BROKE GIRLS -RPT Network 9 378,000 351,000 27,000
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN -RPT Network 9 273,000 248,000 26,000
17 NEIGHBOURS Network ELEVEN 337,000 312,000 25,000
18 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Network TEN 416,000 392,000 24,000
19 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-AM Network ABC2 311,000 289,000 22,000
20 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 635,000 613,000 22,000

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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 1,254,000 388,000 429,000 248,000 68,000 121,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,199,000 383,000 416,000 227,000 66,000 108,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,058,000 243,000 290,000 206,000 160,000 159,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 993,000 218,000 296,000 200,000 137,000 142,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 970,000 253,000 258,000 198,000 116,000 145,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 959,000 279,000 344,000 145,000 88,000 103,000
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 959,000 285,000 275,000 128,000 107,000 163,000
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 945,000 280,000 283,000 147,000 101,000 134,000
9 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 929,000 296,000 310,000 165,000 63,000 96,000
10 TOM & BEN’S SINGAPORE SLING Network 7 792,000 216,000 212,000 168,000 91,000 104,000
11 NCIS Network TEN 789,000 236,000 243,000 113,000 82,000 115,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC1 762,000 226,000 269,000 124,000 67,000 76,000
13 HOT SEAT Network 9 718,000 231,000 234,000 147,000 45,000 61,000
14 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 673,000 187,000 193,000 108,000 75,000 110,000
15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES Network TEN 618,000 161,000 220,000 90,000 65,000 81,000
16 2 BROKE GIRLS Network 9 615,000 146,000 207,000 88,000 78,000 96,000
17 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 611,000 177,000 177,000 121,000 63,000 73,000
18 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV Network ABC1 594,000 174,000 210,000 99,000 48,000 64,000
19 DEAD DRUNK: LIGHTS OUT IN THE CROSS?-EV Network ABC1 558,000 179,000 175,000 106,000 38,000 60,000
20 JAMIE & JIMMY’S FOOD FIGHT CLUB Network TEN 531,000 156,000 148,000 88,000 59,000 80,000

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Ricky Gervais has revealed that his character, David Brent, who manned The Office is the subject of interest from both the BBC and Netflix for a possible return to TV.

Gervais told the U.K.’s Radio Times magazine that both the public broadcaster and the online subscription giant have expressed a desire to work out a spinoff.

The comedian, who co-created and co-wrote The Office with Stephen Merchant, resurrected the character 10 years after the original program went off the air for Britain’s Comic Relief charity show in 2013, and for the subsequent launch of Gervais’ own YouTube channel. Continue reading »


Sex and the City creator Darren Star has Sutton Foster (Bunheads), Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire), Debi Mazar (Entourage) and Miriam Shor (GCB) join the cast of his new series Younger.

Nazneen Contractor (24) has picked up a role on the fifth season of Covert Affairs.

Dominique McElligott (Hell on Wheels) has landed the lead in Astronaut Wives Club

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Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today.

Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) 49
Jordana Beatty (Legend of the Seeker) 16
Billy West (Ren & Stimpy) 62
Shay Johnson (Flavor of Love) 25
Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon) 43
Lily Loveless (Skins) 24
Alina Foley (The League) 11
Lukas Hass (Criminal Minds) 38
Sean Maher (Firefly) 39

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Before the 2013 Federal Election Tony Abbott said that there would be “no cuts to the ABC or SBS”.

But the debate has fired up again. First Prime Minister Abbott went on the attack, blasting the ABC for taking “everyone’s side but our own”. Now the Government has announced an “efficiency study” into the costs of the ABC and the SBS.

Many are calling for the Government to stick to its election promise including GetUp!, the online petitioning group who have released this TV ad.

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Here’s a novel idea. The producers are calling for fans to help crowdsource fund a bonus scene for Sharknado 2: The Second One that will involve chainsaws.

Want to get involved? Visit IndieGoGo.

Spoiler warning: Do not watch this if you haven’t seen episode 2

Just how bad is Kings Cross on a Saturday night?  How littered with the drunk and disorderly is it?  ABC braves the streets to find out in tonight’s Dead Drunk.

Part observational documentary, part event TV, Dead Drunk responds to current concerns about Australia’s drinking and party culture and the propensity of young men and, increasingly, women for violence.

Focusing on the country’s ultimate party strip for an intense 12 hours, the film follows key characters as they party hell for leather in Kings Cross one Saturday night – cramming it all in before new lockout laws end their fun slightly earlier. Continue reading »