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Ten Network Holdings Limited has today announced their revenue and cost guidance ahead of the end of the financial year.
While recent ratings have improved . largely thanks to season 5 of Offspring and the latest Masterchef offering . Ten still expects its television revenue for the 2014 financial year to be down approximately 3.5% - 4.5% from last year.
Ten acknowledges that the popular series starring Asher Keddie, coupled with the competitive cooking show, had much to do with their total people audience increasing by 38% over the last six weeks.
It.s interesting to note that amid whispers Offspring may not return for Season 6, the drama is one of the channel.s strongest performers.
Ten.s revenue market share for the nine months to 31 May 2014 is approximately 20.7%.
In terms of cost, Ten has confirmed that ex-selling costs will increase by eight per cent in the 2014 financial year, excluding broadcast costs associated with one-off events.
Those one-off events, »
- Emily Blatchford
The premiere of season 5 of Offspring attracted 929,000 viewers in the five capital cities and 1.17 million nationally on Wednesday night, winning its timeslot.
Network Ten said that was 7% higher in all people and up 15% in women compared to the 2013 launch episode.
The Endemol Australia produced drama beat Seven's The Blacklist and Nine's Us sitcom Mom, benefitting from a solid lead-in from Shine Australia's MasterChef Australia, which had 891,000 viewers in the capitals and 1.17 million nationally.
Ten had its biggest prime time audience in 25-to-54s, under 55s and women for the 2014 survey to date. The network reported MasterChef Australia had 1.53 million video views on tenplay between May 7 and May 14.
.We said recently if TV can ever successfully tackle the tougher issues then »
- Don Groves
Michael Lucas (Offspring, Not Suitable for Children) created the 6-part series which stars Asher Keddie as Premier Kate Ballard, whose campaign to be re-elected is upset when popular TV and radio personality David McLeod (Rodger Corser) is drafted in as the Opposition.s candidate.
It turns out Kate and David had a secret, tumultuous affair several years earlier. Party Tricks becomes a cat-and-mouse game which culminates in an election night finale.
Imogen Banks and John Edwards are producing for Endemol Australia, co-funded by Screen Australia and Film Victoria. Endemol Worldwide Distribution is distributing internationally.
- Don Groves
Presenter blocks Asher Keddie most popular actress and most outstanding actress from making a clean sweep of TV awards
Cam was the hot favourite to win gold on Sunday after a betting plunge a few weeks ago. He said the highlight of winning was the chance to kiss the pop princess Kylie Minogue, who presented the award.
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- Australian Associated Press
It's the biggest night in Australian TV, with reality shows, comedy and heavyweight drama all vying for the big prizes. Join us as we find out who's sweeping the board and who's going home empty-handed
It's ended! Twitter can now go to rest, knowing that it did its job: howling in 140-character chunks at no one in particular about a thing we could all just be watching in silence.
The credits are there. This is definitely, somehow ending. And yet they're still broadcasting. Do I have to blog this bit? Do I have to live blog the hedonism of the television industry as I sit here with my left leg that's now got moss growing on the inside?
It's official. Scott Cam's got the biggest deck in Australia. »
- Jazz Twemlow
The ABC is looking to commission a second series of It.s a Date, the narrative comedy created by Peter Helliar.
Brendan Dahill, Head of Programming for ABC1 and ABC2, rates It.s a Date and Upper Middle Bogan as the broadcaster.s stand-out comedy hits of last year. The shows aired back-to-back on Thursday nights.
Dahill says he is talking to the producers of It.s a Date, Princess Pictures, about a second series. The show explores the tension, expectation and complication of finding true love, with each episode following two self-contained dates as they head toward desire or disaster.
Helliar was lead writer with a team of Phil Lloyd, »
- Don Groves
Baz Luhrmann.s opulent romantic drama won six awards tonight, for best film, director, adapted screenplay, lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio, supporting actor Joel Edgerton and supporting actress Elizabeth Debicki.
That.s in addition to the six awards in craft categories plus the Aacta award for outstanding achievement in visual effects bestowed on Luhrmann.s film on Tuesday.
The outcome is likely to reignite the debate about the near-impossibility of comparing a lavishly-mounted 3D film financed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, which cost $160 million, with an independently-funded Lao-set film from a first-time director budgeted at about $2 million. »
- Don Groves
7 items from 2014
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