STATE-OF-AFFAIRS

FTA TimeShifted Top Programs

Rank Description Channel\
Market
Consolidated Overnight Increase
1 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 1,018,000 877,000 141,000
2 WONDERLAND Network TEN 529,000 418,000 111,000
3 THE CODE-ENCORE Network ABC1 288,000 182,000 106,000
4 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) Network 7 690,000 585,000 105,000
5 EXTANT Network TEN 229,000 137,000 92,000
6 UTOPIA-EV Network ABC1 715,000 623,000 92,000
7 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -WED Network 9 1,277,000 1,193,000 84,000
8 BIG BROTHER -WED Network 9 669,000 594,000 75,000
9 SHAUN MICALLEF’S MAD AS HELL S4-EV Network ABC1 718,000 643,000 75,000
10 BORGEN Network SBS ONE 194,000 135,000 59,000
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2 Network 9 326,000 273,000 54,000
12 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 944,000 893,000 51,000
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 356,000 306,000 50,000
14 MOTIVE Network 7 250,000 200,000 49,000
15 BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE Network 7 920,000 876,000 44,000
16 REALITY CHECK-EV Network ABC1 432,000 388,000 44,000
17 THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA: BACHELORETTES TELL ALL Network TEN 678,000 640,000 38,000
18 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 1,005,000 972,000 33,000
19 A TOUCH OF FROST Network 7TWO 323,000 292,000 31,000
20 BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM-PM Network ABC2 255,000 230,000 26,000

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FTA Top Programs

Rank Description Channel\
Market
(r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -WED Network 9 1,137,000 294,000 424,000 209,000 99,000 110,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,072,000 328,000 358,000 236,000 65,000 84,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,071,000 323,000 362,000 243,000 71,000 72,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,013,000 250,000 278,000 175,000 137,000 173,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,011,000 300,000 326,000 218,000 78,000 89,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 983,000 250,000 281,000 183,000 124,000 145,000
7 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 938,000 309,000 258,000 191,000 81,000 100,000
8 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 936,000 267,000 250,000 193,000 101,000 125,000
9 THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA WED Network TEN 895,000 282,000 288,000 119,000 75,000 130,000
10 BORDER SECURITY – AUSTRALIA’S FRONT LINE Network 7 863,000 270,000 248,000 177,000 73,000 94,000
11 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 813,000 263,000 221,000 116,000 94,000 119,000
12 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 715,000 199,000 260,000 99,000 79,000 78,000
13 CRIMINAL MINDS (R) Network 7 673,000 203,000 204,000 110,000 71,000 85,000
14 BIG BROTHER -WED Network 9 658,000 161,000 238,000 139,000 61,000 59,000
15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 648,000 178,000 206,000 112,000 66,000 86,000
16 HOT SEAT Network 9 621,000 180,000 208,000 152,000 37,000 43,000
17 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 621,000 125,000 208,000 118,000 77,000 92,000
18 UTOPIA-EV Network ABC1 620,000 165,000 231,000 94,000 79,000 52,000
19 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 608,000 145,000 195,000 113,000 83,000 73,000
20 7.30-EV Network ABC1 574,000 164,000 190,000 99,000 69,000 51,000

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crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon-jenYesterday it was announced that Netflix was going to release the sequel Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend through their on demand streaming service on the same day as its theatrical release. In typical fashion, a number of cinema chains in the US have now decided they won’t be screening it in protest.

The “Crouching Tiger” standoff heated up Tuesday after the four largest exhibitors in the U.S., AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike, pledged not to show the martial arts sequel next year. That represents 257 of IMAX’s 418 U.S. screens, and these theater chains were joined by Canada’s largest exhibitor Cineplex, and Europe’s second largest theater chain, Cineworld, in a boycott that has grown international in scope.

Talk about stupidity. As a parent with young children, I don’t get to go to the movies as often as I’d like now. Streaming services provide excellent opportunities for those of us who can’t easily get to a cinema but would love to spend some money to have access to content that many others are talking about on social media. There is always something special about going to the cinema but sometimes it’s just not possible. Continue reading »

TB2 Ep 19 - Lisa, Blake and Sam

The Bachelor Blake Garvey said a tearful goodbye to event planner Louise, 26, during last night’s penultimate rose ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.

Blake struggled with the decision and even acknowledged he had “fallen for all three ladies”, but eventually decided his connection with Lisa, 27, and Sam, 25, was much stronger, sending them through to the final rose ceremony where he will make one of them the ultimate offer of lasting love: a proposal of marriage. Continue reading »