Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Scandal-Free Practice

14 March 2011

Q: What is 11 years of Australian TV heritage worth in the ratings these days?
A: 37,000 viewers

That's how many more people watched ACA over Today Tonight on Monday. The reason, an A Country Practice retrospective with the series' creator - James Davern.

Frankly it was refreshing to see a retrospective on an Australian television without the requisite scandal attached, although Nine has been plowing this groud a LOT lately, a few weeks ago it was the cast of Young Talent Time.

At the rate they're going it can only be a matter of time before we see ACA track down the cast of Bingles.

On a side note they mentioned that Joyce Jacobs, who played Esme Watson, is still alive and in a retirement home, my jaw was on the floor when I heard that, especially given the roll call of former cast members who had passed away, they should totally interview her if its possible.

In other news, the news dominated proceding with every news program receiving a boost, including George Negus and his 6.30 lead out which both posted over 400,000 and Ten's 5pm news got over 900,000 which is its biggest aud in a while.

Q&A which featured the PM, Julia Gillard actually increased on Four Corners' audience - the first time I can remember something like that happening

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