Archive for April 12th, 2009

Today outrates Sunrise for the first time in five years

Finally some good news for Channel Nine Sydney’s news and current affairs department:

Nine’s Today Show outrated it’s Seven rival Sunrise on Friday for the first time in five years.

The Sun Herald reports that Sunrise, which was broadcasting from Melbourne’s Good Friday appeal, was watched by 275,000 viewers on Friday compared to 279,000 watching Today on Nine, which was presented by Lisa Wilkinson, Karl Stefanovic, Mark Ferguson and Andrew Voss.

Today also won Sydney 107,000 to 96,000.

Executive Producer of Today, Tom Malone, told the Sun Herald: “We’ve been slowly closing in on them for 18 months. It’s a small but significant step in the breakfast TV ratings war. This year I think we’re up about 10 per cent and they are down about 10 per cent. We’re really happy, but it’s one day so there’s a lot of work still to do.”

One does have to wonder if the excellent Mark Ferguson has anything to do with the recent gains by Today. I know that I stopped watching Nine News when they booted him in favour of Peter Overton. Peter is a good journalist, but he just doesn’t have the “anchor vibe” in my books.

Anyway, all of this gives me an excuse to run a video I’ve been holding on to for a very long time, just waiting for the right moment.


April 12th, 2009 at 12:23pm

This is an unusual Easter Sunday for me

This could very well be the first Easter Sunday in living history that I have not eaten a single Easter Egg. It will be after midnight by the time I get home, and that’s where the Easter Eggs are.

Last night was a bit odd for a Saturday as well. I was delaying The Bill until the conclusion of the Carlton Vs Essendon AFL match at 10pm, however I was tired and was planning on getting up at 3am, so it’s recorded but unwatched.

I might watch it after I get home in the early hours of tomorrow morning…or I’ll hold it over until the daylight hours. I haven’t decided yet.


April 12th, 2009 at 09:17am


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