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Which channel will you watch? We look at what's in store – could Seven, Nine, or Sky News match the ABC this election?
When it comes to the election, most viewers choose the ABC for television coverage. For the last three trips to the polls, the broadcaster has finished ahead in the ratings – in 2010 ABC1 attracted more than a million viewers to Nine's 0.75 million and Sky News' 65,000.
And Saturday marks a significant milestone for ABC viewers. After 30 years and 10 federal elections, Kerry O'Brien – semi-retired from the ABC for almost three years – has made it clear to colleagues that this will be the last time he crunches the numbers as the face of the broadcaster's election night coverage.
When O'Brien stepped down from the show, »
- Amanda Meade
If a colleague is a known prankster, it's probably a good idea to read the script before going on air.
One reporter learned that the hard way when TV host Karl Stefanovic pulled an "Anchorman" prank on Australia's "Today" show and changed the teleprompter in order to trick his colleague into reading a humorous line.
Sports reporter Roz Kelly was recapping a recent soccer match in the Europa Cup when she fell for trick, reading straight off the screen.
"How good are the cookies... there," she says with some hesitation, as Stefanovic breaks into laughter.
"You didn't check your scripts did you?" co-host Lisa Wilkinson questions.
The presenters then joke about who may have planted the line -- "your flatmates upstairs?" -- but its fairly obvious from Stefanovic's reaction that he was the culprit.
While Kelly admitted that she "knew exactly what had happened" as she was reading the line, »
- The Huffington Post
Dr Mumbo quite looks forward to seeing what happens next.
He suspects that in future episodes the joke will usually be on Karl Stefanovic…
It’s like Larry Sanders never went away.
The post Is the door locked? appeared first on mUmBRELLA. »
The Ten Network may have been the ratings basket case of 2012 but readers of TV Tonight have given it a vote of confidence in the website’s annual awards.
Ten programs Homeland, Offspring, Modern Family, The Project, The Living Room, Before The Game and Puberty Blues were all winners in their various categories, with Offspring’s Asher Keddie voted Favourite Female Actress for the third year running in the show voted Most Popular Drama.
“Once again I am absolutely thrilled that Offspring has connected with so many viewers,” Keddie told TV Tonight.
“The third series was a challenge but as always a pleasurable and fulfilling experience for me, and I couldn’t be happier to be back for a fourth series, one that I feel sure will be our most exciting yet.”
But the pleasure was dulled as viewers also decided Ten’s The Shire was Worst Show of the year, »
- Marcus Casey
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