Ita under attack, Big Fines & The ultimate ratings breakdown


Buckle in friends because it’s going to be a bumpy ride! | TV Blackbox S05E17

Aaron’s had a week to do some research and he’s coming out fighting as he takes Molk to task about the ratings performance of Channel 7.

In fact, there’s a lot of talk about ratings this week as we look at a few key elements when it comes to the ratings race.

Seven and 10 have launched campaigns for two of their biggest shows but will the promos actually get viewers in? We deliver our verdict.

In this episode:

  • 2.13 – Conservative commentators call for Ita Buttrose to resign from the ABC
  • 12.26 – News media organisations fined for breaching suppression orders
  • 15.22 – Week 23 ratings wrap (including discussion on whether sport is the only thing saving Seven’s schedule)
  • 27.02 – The figures are in: Sunrise is dominating breakfast
  • 37.06 – Seven launches The Voice and 10 launches Survivor: Brains v Brawn
  • 46.10 – Hatches & Dispatches
  • 47.13 – The Big Issue: Should the private social media accounts of ABC employees be considered official accounts?
  • 56.30 – TV Bingebox

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Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently, Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcasts plus host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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