Voice news media report; Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park,
Sydney, Australia - 12th June 2012
Voice enjoyed a media conference at Hordern Pavilion,
Moore Park, this morning, with Voice coaches and finalists
there to help promote the smash hit TV show, as the
finals approach via Channel Nine.
culling of eight singers from The Voice last night
has set the stage for a controversial finale Channel
Nine's talent comp.
Leahcar, Sarah De Bono, Darren Percival, and Karise
Eden will battle it out in next week's grand final.
one singer per team was permitted to go through and
critics and viewers took to Twitter to complain about
the final line-up.
ruling meant fan favourites on the same team were
Leahcar and Percival battled a virus as well as the
high-pressure nerves, which told in their limited
vocal performances last night.
Charlotte rock god Joel Madden, who had culled Prinnie
Stevens and Layken Heperi, chose Sarah DeBono over
popular lad Ben Hazlewood.
the show's preamble, Madden likened the semi-final
line-up to The X Men: "We all have super powers.
No one is better than anyone else."
final performances will be on Sunday, with each contender
performing one cover and one original song. The winner
revealed on Monday night, no doubt to massive TV ratings,
the likes of which have not been seen by Nine for
years, is the inside word.
contender will perform one cover and one original
the best man or woman win, and hopefully its also
a win for the Australian entertainment industry.
TV Report With Ratings - The Voice leads...
Voice leaped to 2.13 million viewers as the talent
show heads towards to its finale.
figure (based on actual broadcast time - not the preliminary
figure of 2.15 million) is up on last Monday's 1.90
million audience in the capital cities and it appears
the two finales on Sunday and Monday should hit around
three million viewers for Nine.
program gave Nine a 29.6 per cent channel share against
Seven's 21.0 per cent and ABC1's 13.3 per cent, with
its current affairs line-up led by 736,000 viewers
for PM Julia Gillard's appearance on Q&A.
key result for Nine was Tricky Business's performance
into its fifth week. Preliminary figures from OzTAM
demonstrate the Aussie drama rose to 1.091 million
viewers, higher than its launch episode in May. But
the actual figures based on broadcast times show the
drama starring Gigi Edgley averaged 682,000 viewers
with its number rocketed by The Voice's over-run as
"Team Seal" decided its contestant for Sunday
and Monday's finale.
News came in second for the night with 1.55 million
viewers and rare wins over Nine in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Block continued to build for Nine, up to 1.49
million in the 7pm slot, besting Masterchef Australia
(1.08 million), ABC News (1.05 million) and Home and
Away (1.01 million).
continued its awesome run for Seven with 1.218 million
had a stronger Monday night than usual, led by Q&A.
Four Corners was up to 734,000 viewers, Australian
Story 719,000 and Media Watch 712,000, all well up
on their 2012 averages in the 600,000 region.
Sports Monday Night Football match between the Panthers
and Warriors bested the platform, with 278,000 viewers
while 210,000 watched the afternoon AFL match between
Melbourne and Collingwood. Seven's AFL figures were
not yet available for publication.
OVERNIGHT RANKINGS FOR MONDAY JUNE 11, 2012
THE VOICE Nine 2,154,000
SEVEN NEWS 1,549,000
THE BLOCK Nine 1,485,000
TODAY TONIGHT Seven 1,296,000
NINE NEWS 1,279,000
REVENGE Seven 1,218,000
A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 1,137,000
TRICKY BUSINESS Nine 1,091,000
MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA Ten 1,082,000
ABC NEWS ABC1 1,053,000
HOME AND AWAY Seven 1,006,000
THE FORCE - BEHIND THE LINE Seven 998,000
BORDER SECURITY - AUSTRALIA'S FRONT LINE Seven
TEN NEWS AT FIVE Ten 837,000
BILLY CONNOLLY'S ROUTE 66 SNEAK PEEK Seven 799,000
Man does not represent The Voice, Shine Australia
or Channel Nine
TV Ratings - Sunday 18th March 2012
My Kitchen Rules 1,710,000 2 Aust FIA Formula One
1,399,000 3 Sunday Night 1,304,000 4 60 Minutes 1,187,000
5 Seven News 1,179,000
Australian Box Office...
Week TITLE Weeks In Release Last Weekend ($) Total
John Carter NEW 3,092,526 3,092,526
Project X 2 1,098,478 2,920,967
Contraband 3 727,100 4,474,648
This Means War 4 673,397 7,263,919
The Vow 5 550,206 10,439,780
Safe House 5 429,402 8,131,194
The Artist 6 406,205 3,375,922
The Devil Inside 2 380,884 1,339,572
Hugo 9 296,163 9,830,145
My Week With Marilyn 4 228,551 2,161,960
Headhunters NEW 190,187 222,992
A Separation 2 173,093 563,630
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 3 145,330 1,187,455
The Grey 4 132,988 2,295,195
The Descendants 9 120,235 14,930,061
system for the future, by Michael Bodey - 20th March
NEW pay-TV ratings system is likely to give Foxtel,
Austar and pay-TV sales group Multi Channel Network
(MCn) and their advertisers a break on their free-to-air
TV rivals next year.
and regional pay-TV group Austar, in conjunction with
MCn, yesterday announced the launch of a new digital
television audience measurement system (AMS) to begin
will be the largest measurement system in Australia,
providing viewing results from a panel of 10,000 Australian
subscription TV homes.
will give the pay-TV providers research into how Australians
are adapting to the digital TV environment, the acceptance
of the new standard definition and high definition
multi-channels and trends in time-shifted viewing.
one was willing to admit it was a competitive service
to OzTAM's, which measures free-to-air and pay-TV
viewing. Rather the new system is seen as complementary.
will give pay-TV providers robust information about
audience engagement with all aspects of their platform's
programming, advertising and interactive features.
advertisers, it's all about accountability and increasing
the level of accountability is not able to be delivered
by existing measurement systems," said Austar's
chief executive officer John Porter at the annual
Australian Subscription Television & Radio Association
conference in Sydney. "It will really measure
the level of engagement with programming and by default
with the advertising."
will not begin reporting time-shifted free-to-air
TV viewing until February 2010 with its next-generation
TV measurement system Unitam, although unofficial
data is expected to be provided to the networks by
urgency for this is now paramount as the FTAs are
unlikely to like the pay-TV providers having a research
edge with advertisers.
new digital broadcast environment was a key focus
for Mr Porter and Foxtel chief Kim Williams at the
Williams dismissed the FTA broadcasters as "not
adaptive or responsive" and compared them to
the textile and footwear industries.
like all protected industries, while they negotiate
the terms of being less protected, they eventually
Williams said their multi-channel roll-out had been
"particularly inept" and he pilloried the
expected launch of the FreeView brand, which plans
to consolidate the Seven, Nine, Ten, ABC, SBS and
regional TV networks' digital channels.
is a slogan not a product and there's a very big difference
between a piece of branding or sloganeering and a
delivered product," he said.
added the rush to acquire programming for their new
standard definition digital channels, which launch
in January, will stretch their finances.
aware of the number of product deals they've been
doing and if they continue to pay the sort of money
they've been paying to build up their catalogues for
FreeView, let it roll, because let me tell you, they're
going to go out of business," he said.
Williams said the free-to-airs were paying multiples
of five to 20 times the going rates for programming,
which is believed to be primarily in the general entertainment
Mr Williams and Mr Porter were characteristically
optimistic about pay TV's future, despite the threat
of the internet, new FTA channels and a recession.
Porter said interest rate rises mean some subscribers
drop off but: "It's a very small percentage of
our customer base (and) there is no substantial impact
on the financial side of our business".
Williams also noted the troubled launch of Foxtel's
new subscriber management system, particularly the
failure of technicians to adapt to new voice recognition
software, was close to being resolved.
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