Sunday, May 3, 2009
Movies dead but Logies still live
Sunday 3 May 2009
There’s still some life left in the Logie awards, it’s bizarre really that we’re looking at an awards show for a television season that ended more than five months ago, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles I guess, if anything in weather terms, Autumn only really kicked in about a week ago, so I guess you could look at this as the start of the “fall season” for Australian television.
Last night was also the first time that 60 minutes and Sunday night went head to head in all cities and the result was a resounding win (why Nine has never thought of a full time move to 6.30 with the excellent audience flow is beyond me).
Incredibly, despite this great performance, Ten still managed one more big surprise with a huge turnout for the first episode of Merlin, even Masterchef held up alright for its first regular Sunday, the only thing that let Ten down was the bafflingly poor performance of Borat.
Borat now joins the list of films that get copious amounts of press coverage, big response at the box office and on DVD and then flops on free to air (I must compile that list someday!) by contrast two episodes of Bones held up quite well.