Big sets, small ratings, and cashing in on fame | TV Blackbox S02E09

There's a lot of talk about ratings (as usual), programming (as usual) and serial killers (VERY UNUSUAL).

There's been a lot of commentary in response to the Leaving Neverland documentary saying friends and family of Michael Jackson's would have known if he was a peadophile. Your view might change when we speak to Rob's co-host of his other podcast Monsters Who Murder. Amanda Howard reveals how the late King Of Pop shares personality traits with cold blooded killers if the allegations are to be believed.

Plus former child star Sarah Monahan brings her unique perspective to the impact on the two people who came forward in the documentary. We really hope you stay to the end to hear this very different conversation on a topic that has dominated headlines this week.

Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.

On this episode:

  • The ABC cops a pasting from Seven and Nine as they refuse to share WILLESEE footage after his death.

  • Rob reports NETWORK 10 execs hold a 2-day creative meeting to help them 'manage their way' out of their 2019 slump.

  • BROOKE BONEY takes advantage of her new commercial fame.

  • Guest contributor BRETT DEBRITZ think Networks have got it wrong investing in big shiny News sets.

  • Sarah lets fly on a massive list HATCHES & DISPATCHES.

  • Molk offers up the WEEK 10/ratings week 4 programming wrap.

  • Where to now for 10? THE MASKED SINGER.

  • Where to now for 10? 2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP (with Foxtel).

  • Where to now for 10? THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA is announced.

  • Where to now for 10? BACHELOR IN PARADISE goes tackier than usual.

  • Where to now for 7? Luke Jacobz to front THE PROPOSAL.

  • Where to now for 7? Jamie Durie joins the upcoming season of HOUSE RULES.

  • Dan delivers the big issue around LEAVING NEVERLAND, with special guest Amanda Howard.

  • The crew chat about WHAT WE'RE WATCHING at the moment.

TV BlackBox is your weekly source of inside information across all facets of the Australian TV industry.

You can listen to more from Amanda in the Monsters Who Murder podcast, available HERE

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