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Australian TV Ratings Friday 6 March, 2015 – Doctor Blake still strong



ABC-1’s Doctor Blake Mysteries is Australia’s favourite non news show on Friday nights at the moment, good to see scripted drama back up there.

Report:  Daily Free-to-Air Share
Channels: All Free-to-Air Channels
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure)
Demographics: Total People (incl. guests)
Day-part: 18:00 – 24:00
Date: 06/03/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
ChannelVariable FTA SHR %
Network ABC 15.0
Network ABC2 2.5
Network ABC3 1.1
Network ABC News 24 1.5
Network ABC TTL 20.0
Network 7 22.0
Network 7TWO 5.0
Network 7mate 5.0
Network 7 TTL 32.1
Network 9 19.4
Network GO! 4.8
Network Gem 3.9
Network 9 TTL 28.1
Network TEN 11.9
Network ONE 2.1
Network ELEVEN 2.3
Network TEN TTL 16.2
Network SBS ONE 2.4
Network SBS 2 1.1
Network NITV 0.1
Network SBS TTL 3.6



Report:  Top 20 Programs
Channels: All Free-to-Air
Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Demographics: Total People
Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00
Date: 06/03/2015
Deliverable: Overnight
TV Item Description (grouped) ChannelMarket (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 904,000 246,000 325,000 200,000 64,000 69,000
2 THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES-EV Network ABC 890,000 211,000 297,000 150,000 115,000 117,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 862,000 244,000 307,000 188,000 61,000 62,000
4 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 841,000 209,000 259,000 172,000 85,000 116,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 826,000 188,000 215,000 164,000 107,000 152,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 804,000 198,000 220,000 162,000 84,000 140,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 708,000 224,000 207,000 176,000 47,000 54,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 662,000 143,000 240,000 105,000 86,000 87,000
9 QI RPT Network ABC 572,000 153,000 169,000 82,000 73,000 95,000
10 7.30-EV Network ABC 571,000 139,000 182,000 76,000 75,000 98,000
11 THE LIVING ROOM Network TEN 559,000 152,000 168,000 123,000 53,000 63,000
12 M-FORREST GUMP Network 7 542,000 140,000 178,000 90,000 50,000 85,000
13 HOT SEAT Network 9 539,000 153,000 197,000 121,000 31,000 36,000
14 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 530,000 374,000 156,000
15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 500,000 148,000 160,000 70,000 66,000 57,000
16 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 480,000 145,000 126,000 89,000 47,000 73,000
17 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 473,000 108,000 161,000 98,000 36,000 71,000
18 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW Network TEN 462,000 131,000 174,000 73,000 42,000 41,000
19 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 418,000 106,000 109,000 87,000 65,000 51,000
20 SILENT WITNESS RPT Network ABC 398,000 94,000 112,000 75,000 62,000 54,000


Free to Air: 25-54 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) ChannelMarket (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 309,000 87,000 86,000 67,000 21,000 47,000
2 M-FORREST GUMP Network 7 299,000 79,000 95,000 51,000 25,000 48,000
3 NINE NEWS Network 9 280,000 79,000 106,000 45,000 19,000 31,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 277,000 79,000 85,000 65,000 22,000 26,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 270,000 59,000 72,000 54,000 29,000 55,000


Free to Air: 18-49 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) ChannelMarket (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 M-FORREST GUMP Network 7 275,000 69,000 90,000 44,000 21,000 51,000
2 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 268,000 67,000 76,000 69,000 19,000 36,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 234,000 45,000 83,000 54,000 15,000 36,000
4 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 233,000 160,000 73,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 225,000 63,000 83,000 38,000 19,000 23,000


Free to Air: 16-39 demographics (Overnight)

TV Item Description (grouped) ChannelMarket (r) 5 City Metro Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 M-FORREST GUMP Network 7 182,000 48,000 57,000 31,000 12,000 34,000
2 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS Network 7 174,000 37,000 49,000 45,000 15,000 28,000
3 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 136,000 25,000 50,000 29,000 9,000 22,000
4 FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Network 9 131,000 91,000 40,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 128,000 23,000 37,000 33,000 13,000 22,000



© OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Ranking information is for individual episodes. Includes Preliminary data.



ITV, Kate Beckinsale to star in The Widow, a Harry and Jack Williams series




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ITV have announced that Kate Beckinsale will take the leading role in ITV and Amazon Prime Video Drama, The Widow, from acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams. The series will be produced in conjunction with Amazon Prime Video.

In The Widow Kate will play Georgia Wells who has her life turned upside-down with a phone-call in the middle of the night. Her husband of over 10 years, Will, has been reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.

Three years later, with her old life now a thing of the past, Georgia learns something shocking. Something that will take her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, looking to uncover the truth about his disappearance.

Still haunted by the past, Georgia is grieving for the man she loved and the life they’ve lost, but she hasn’t given up hope.

The Widow has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill, who said: “I’m delighted to announce Kate Beckinsale’s casting in The Widow. She is perfect for the role of Georgia in what is, as always, brilliant, compelling and surprising storytelling from Harry and Jack Williams. We’re very pleased to have secured the series which is an ITV original commission and co-production with Amazon Prime.”

On behalf of Amazon Prime Video, Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition said: “We are thrilled to continue our existing relationship with Kate Beckinsale on the heels of her incredible performances in Amazon Studios’ critically acclaimed films.”

“Harry and Jack Williams have created a powerful story, which will be brought to life by one of the world’s most talented actresses, and we are excited to bring this thrilling series to Prime members around the world,” he added.

Commented Harry and Jack Williams: “Kate Beckinsale is a brilliantly talented actress and we’re thrilled she’s joining us on this journey – we couldn’t imagine anyone more perfect for the role. The Widow is our most ambitious and cinematic piece to date and we can’t wait to bring the dark heart of the Congolese jungle to the screen.”

The Widow will be produced by Eliza Mellor (Liar, The Living and the Dead, Poldark, Death Comes to Pemberley) and will be directed by lead director Sam Donovan (Humans, Liar, Utopia) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue) who is also directing four episodes of the series. Jack and Harry Williams will executive produce the drama.

The series will go into production in January 2018 in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam.

The Widow will premiere on ITV before airing as an Amazon Prime Original in the US. The series will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories for members to watch via the Prime Video app for popular smart TVs, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Android and iOS phones and tablets.

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Channel 9, Married At First Sight 2018 New Series Premieres 29 Jan




What started as something of a social experiment but is now more or less straight reality (but still calling itself a social experiment), Married At First Sight will premiere it’s new series on Channel 9 on Monday January 29 at 7.30pm.

Once again the team – relationship expert John Aiken, neuropsychotherapist Dr Trisha Stratford, and dating and relationship expert Mel Schilling – aim to put relationships to the test in a unique experiment designed to determine if science can predict true love in couples who will get married at first sight.

The experts will undertake the mammoth task of pairing 20 brave singles to create their perfect match as 10 brides and 10 grooms undergo the most intense experiment yet.

The experts will match all our couples on the basis of extensive psychological and neurological testing and profiling.

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Each couple meet for the first time on their wedding day, and from the moment they exchange vows their relationships are thrust under a microscope as they experience the highs and lows of marriage at full speed – alongside other couples riding the same rollercoaster.

Once again, the couples will reside under the same roof as relationships are tested like never before.

They’ll get the chance to compare their experiences at often explosive dinner parties – and put their relationships to the test at the most confronting commitment ceremonies we’ve ever seen.

But while some couples will struggle with all the complexities an intense relationship experiment brings, others will find true joy as their fairytale blossoms from first glance.

10 brides. 10 grooms. 10 weddings. Who will find true lasting love?

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Netflix, German Supernatural drama Dark given Second Season




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Netflix has renewed its first German original production, DARK, for a second season. The acclaimed drama created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese has resonated with audiences in Germany and around the world, including the U.S., Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Spain and France among other countries. DARK, a family saga with a supernatural twist, is now one of the most-watched entirely non-English shows on Netflix, a German series that transcends borders to connect with audiences in every country.

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix, said: “When we first heard about DARK, we realized very early on that we hadn’t seen anything like this show before — in Germany or anywhere else in the world. DARK is a testament that great storytelling transcends geography. We’re excited that our members around the globe are captivated by the mysterious world of Winden, and will now be able to continue to see how the story unfolds.”

Showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese about the audience reception and the renewal of season two added: “We are overwhelmed by the response to DARK and are thrilled that our story has been a success with a global audience. Viewers have been captivated by the secrets of our protagonists and have taken delight in unravelling the various puzzles that the story presents. To know that we will now embark on our next journey is, for us showrunners, a dream come true. And our fans can be sure that we have plenty of surprises in store for the second season of DARK.”

Producer Quirin Berg concludes: “Jantje Friese, Baran Bo Odar, our wonderful actors and our fantastic team have put an incredible amount of energy into making DARK a unique and gripping series. We thank all of those who have accompanied us on this path. And we thank Netflix for their trust and for the excellent cooperation. We are extremely happy that DARK has by now received such an overwhelming response, both in Germany and around the world, and we are particularly thrilled about the quick decision by Netflix to take it into a second season. We can hardly wait to continue telling the story!”

DARK is now streaming on Netflix, it is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

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