Archive for September 4th, 2009

TV Ratings to include recorded programs next year

Shows recorded and watched later, or “timeshifted” will be included in TV ratings figures next year, according to Media Spy.

The count will now be split in to two categories. One for “live” which for some reason includes programs watched at a later time on the day of broadcast, and one for “timeshifted” which is for programs watched on a day other than the day of broadcast.

This will undoubtedly boost the number of people listed as watching shows, but I have to wonder if it will favour the ABC who do not run advertising or promos during shows. I wonder this because the story says that ratings will only be counted for “content watched at normal speed”. Technically, my skipping of ads, could be considered “watching at an increased speed”, and in my case this would favour the ABC as I timeshift The Bill, MDA and Media Watch on a regular basis on the ABC, as well as programs such as Rush and Law And Order on Ten, and the ones on Ten might not be counted as I skip the ads.

To the same extent, with two episodes of The Bill being screened back-to-back, I usually pause for a coffee break at the end of the first episode…so I could be watching it “at a decreased speed”. The ABC will solve this problem by catching up to the UK air date of episodes shortly, and drop back to one episode per week.

It will be very interesting to see what effect this change has on the ratings.


It should be interesting to see what happens

September 4th, 2009 at 02:27pm

KXNT Jerk Of The Week sumbission for September 3

Your “Jerk of the Week” submission
Senator Penny Wong, the Australian minister for Climate Change and Water

Why should this person be the “Jerk of the Week”?
For going on a surprise two day tour of five towns which have been very critical of her policies, so she can “hear from a range of people” only to not actually talk to the people who really wanted to talk to her, and instead make announcements. She’s the Harry Reid of the Australian Senate.

Your Name (Optional)
Samuel Gordon-Stewart

As you probably know by now, Jerk Of The Week with Casey Hendrickson and Heather Kydd airs shortly after 6pm Thursday Las Vegas time, which currently equates to shortly after 11am Friday Canberra time, on Newsradio 840 KXNT in Las Vegas and their webstream, and is podcasted a short time after that. Submissions are welcome by clicking on the large yellow “Jerk Of The Week” image on


September 4th, 2009 at 10:23am

2QN/Classic Rock Regional News September 4

Water restrictions will be eased in Deniliquin tomorrow from stage 4 to stage 3A, allowing for watering of gardens on certain days. The easing of water restrictions is in response to the increase in water allocation to high-security entitlement holders earlier this week.

Echuca’s unmetered parking zones are now being monitored by electronic sensors, to detect when people stay for longer than is permitted by signs…but September is being considered a grace period in which nobody will be fined by the new system, or be informed that they have overstayed their welcome.

Campaspe Shire Mayor Peter Williams has welcomed the Federal government’s announcement of the funding which it has allocated to the Financial Assistance Grants program for this financial year.

Mr. Williams says the funding is slightly more than what Council was expecting, but is still far below what some other states receive.

Dairy Farmers in Northern Victoria are being encouraged to have their say on the future of the dairy industry in the Goulburn Valley at Dairy Australia’s public meeting this morning.

The Murray Catchment Management Authority has opened applications for its 2.8 million dollar program of grants for landholders.

In Deni Ladies indoor netball, Monkey Magic defeated Amcal Crocs 45 to 25 and the RSL Retreads defeated Odd N Ends 33 to 22.

And in the single stroke competition at the Deni Golf Club, L. Brant was the A Grade winner, A. Veenstra won B Grade, and C Grade went to F. Munnerly.

The Picola Football League grand final is on tomorrow, with Jerilderie taking on Berrigan in Blighty.

And the finals continue this weekend in Greenham Murray Football and Goulburn Valley Football

September 4th, 2009 at 10:07am


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