If there’s more proof that we prefer bad dates over bad cooking, comes last night’s Oztam figures that show Nine’s Married At First Sight has toppled Seven’s My Kitchen Rules for only the second time ever.
The dating show pulled in 1.11 million viewers, just pipping Pete and Manu with 1.1 million. The win follows on from news today that Nine has inked a new deal for a fifth series of Married At First Sight for 2018.
However, it wasn’t all grim news for Seven who still won last night with 29.9 per cent audience share. Nine was second with 27.8 per cent, the ABC was third with 18.4 per cent, Ten with a worrying 16 per cent and SBS 7.8 per cent.
The ABC’s aggressive Sunday schedule is also hurting the free to airs. Midsomer Murders was the fifth most watched show last night beating both Nine’s 60 Minutes and Seven’s Sunday Night.
SBS tried something new with the Ray Martin-hosted Is Australia Racist? However, it could only manage 242,000 viewers.
Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 705,000 rising to 777,000 for the elimination of Tziporah Malkah.
Medallia has appointed Heather Paterson as its new ANZ country manager to drive further growth across Australia and New Zealand. With a strong sales performance and leadership background, Paterson joins Medallia as ANZ country manager following more than seven years with leading SaaS financial technology provider, Intralinks, where she was most recently director for Asia […]
Spikes Asia today announces that the 2021 awards will take place in February, bringing them forward to the first quarter of the year. Judging for the Spikes Asia Awards, the region’s most prestigious creative branded communications accolade, as well as the Tangrams Awards and Young Spikes competitions will all take place in February 2021. In […]
Following a rigorous round of online judging by 133 industry experts, The Communications Council today announced that 88 finalists from 24 agencies on behalf of 36 clients have made it into Round Two of the Australian Effie Awards. Finalists will now compete for Effies, Australia’s only awards based on proven advertising effectiveness – across 26 […]
Integral Ad Science (IAS) today announced the launch of “Channel Science”, an industry-leading partnership between Channel Factory and IAS. The Channel Science solution helps advertisers to leverage both companies’ technologies through a single product to ensure their YouTube campaigns are brand-safe, brand-suitable, and performance-optimized. More than ever before, advertisers are searching for ways to streamline their media buying and improve […]
WPP AUNZ has launched its inaugural podcast series, led by WPP AUNZ Chief Strategy Officer, Rose Herceg (pictured). The podcast series will focus on the company’s recent thought leadership study: Secrets & Lies Chapter 4, Humanity & the Machine. Aired over the next few weeks, each discussion will take a deep dive into exploring the role […]
Westpac Group today announced it has partnered with Verizon Media’s Omnichannel DSP across its entire brand portfolio including Westpac Bank, St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and Bank of South Australia. The new partnership gives Westpac Group access to Verizon Media’s end-to-end strategic marketing and planning capabilities including: first-party data based audience insights; full-service omnichannel […]
Network 10 is set to undergo a massive restructure, leaving a number of high-profile journalists out of a job, including Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Natarsha Belling and Tim Bailey, B&T understands. As first reported on The Sydney Morning Herald, the restructure was announced to staff on Tuesday. As part of the restructuring, the presentation of the weekday […]