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The ratings race: Week 38

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Jamie Oliver does Venice.

Jamie Oliver does Venice. Photo: iStock

To discuss whether Bourne was the most influential trilogy of all time, click on the weekly column 

 

Here's a mystery: why is Channel Ten only showing Junior MasterChef one night a week? Ten had the most watched show last week, but that hardly helped its average prime time audience share, as this chart demonstrates: Seven 20.3%; Nine 20.1%; Ten 15.8; All Pay Stations 14.5; ABC1 11.9; SBS1 3.8; GO 3.6; 7TWO 3.2; ONE 1.5; ABC2 1.3; SBSTWO 0.6; ABC3 0.4; ABCNews24 0.3. 

Mad Men season 2 on SBS, season 4 on Movie Extra.

Mad Men season 2 on SBS, season 4 on Movie Extra.

This was Pay TV's account of itself for the week:  53.8 per cent share of viewing in STV Homes, 20.6% share of viewing in the five capital cities and 17.6% in regional markets (6am-12mn). Monday night’s Live: AFL on the Couch was watched by 143,000 viewers, followed by AFL: All Australian Awards which was watched by 114,000, both on FOX SPORTS 1; Live: Tennis US Open Day 13 on FOX SPORTS 2 aired to 86,000 people.

"Australia’s Next Top Model on FOX8 ranked number 1 in all genres (non-sport) with 194,000 viewers followed by The Simpsons with 157,000 and Glee (S1) with 136,000. Disney Channel also made the Top 10 with 82,000 viewers for Hannah Montana Forever and The LifeStyle Channel aired Come Dine With Me Australia to 107,000. Year-to-date from 6am to midnight, share of viewing in STV Homes is 56.5%, in Metro 22.4% and in Regional 20.4%." 

What Australia watched, week ending September 18

Rescue: Special Ops goes the way of Rush and Cops LAC

Rescue: Special Ops goes the way of Rush and Cops LAC

Description   Total   Sydney   Melbourne   Brisbane   Adelaide   Perth

 1   JUNIOR MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA - LAUNCH   Ten   2,202,000   562,000   774,000   354,000   238,000   275,000

2   PACKED TO THE RAFTERS   Seven   1,879,000   528,000   572,000   313,000   223,000   242,000   

Clare Werbeloff, presenting The Real Hustle.

Clare Werbeloff, presenting The Real Hustle.

   3    SEVEN NEWS - SUN    Seven    1,656,000    390,000    552,000    332,000    146,000    235,000   
  
4    NINE NEWS SUNDAY    Nine    1,610,000    532,000    464,000    320,000    167,000    127,000   
  
5    THE FARMER WANTS A WIFE    Nine    1,461,000    384,000    495,000    273,000    156,000    153,000   
  
6    MIDSOMER MURDERS-SU    ABC1    1,433,000    372,000    436,000    237,000    185,000    203,000   
  
7    THE GRUEN TRANSFER    ABC1    1,417,000    450,000    387,000    255,000    165,000    161,000   
  
8    RBT    Nine    1,405,000    429,000    444,000    282,000    129,000    122,000   
  
9    SEVEN NEWS    Seven    1,378,000    335,000    425,000    265,000    153,000    200,000   
  
10    TALKIN' 'BOUT YOUR GENERATION TUES    Ten    1,365,000    389,000    395,000    247,000    153,000    181,000
11    MODERN FAMILY SUN    Ten    1,364,000    330,000    472,000    234,000    141,000    188,000   
  
12    AFL: PRELIMINARY FINAL 1: COLLINGWOOD VS GEELONG    Seven    1,341,000    68,000    801,000    43,000    216,000    213,000   
  
13    TOP GEAR    Nine    1,338,000    387,000    399,000    282,000    124,000    146,000   
  
14    TODAY TONIGHT    Seven    1,314,000    338,000    370,000    255,000    165,000    186,000   
  
15    SPICKS AND SPECKS    ABC1    1,303,000    401,000    367,000    228,000    149,000    157,000     

16   SEVEN NEWS - SAT   Seven   1,288,000   298,000   411,000   311,000   125,000   142,000   
  17   HOT PURSUIT   Nine   1,275,000   394,000   416,000   243,000   116,000   105,000   
  18   THE X FACTOR-MON   Seven   1,233,000   387,000   336,000   206,000   143,000   162,000   
  19   CRIMINAL MINDS-MON   Seven   1,216,000   337,000   373,000   197,000   134,000   173,000   
  20   NINE NEWS   Nine   1,213,000   325,000   389,000   248,000   128,000   124,000   
  21   SUNDAY NIGHT   Seven   1,211,000   350,000   356,000   223,000   129,000   154,000   
  22   TWO AND A HALF MEN -WED   Nine   1,201,000   287,000   443,000   226,000   104,000   140,000   
  23   OFFSPRING   Ten   1,160,000   280,000   427,000   172,000   117,000   165,000   
  24   TWO AND A HALF MEN -MON   Nine   1,160,000   334,000   350,000   219,000   102,000   154,000   
  25   A CURRENT AFFAIR   Nine   1,158,000   310,000   399,000   220,000   110,000   120,000   
  26   HOT PROPERTY   Nine   1,155,000   263,000   419,000   213,000   124,000   136,000   
  27   60 MINUTES   Nine   1,133,000   320,000   362,000   223,000   110,000   118,000   
  28   FOUR WEDDINGS   Seven   1,100,000   344,000   297,000   191,000   150,000   118,000   
  29   BONDI VET   Ten   1,084,000   296,000   303,000   183,000   141,000   161,000   
  30   THE X FACTOR-SUN   Seven   1,074,000   390,000   290,000   178,000   116,000   101,000   

It looks as if the NRL is starting to catch up with the AFL. 

What Australia watched, Saturday

Description   Total   Sydney   Melbourne   Brisbane   Adelaide   Perth   

  1   SEVEN NEWS - SAT   Seven   1,288,000   298,000   411,000   311,000   125,000   142,000   
  2   NINE NEWS SATURDAY   Nine   1,045,000   298,000   369,000   195,000   120,000   63,000   
  3   TEN'S AFL FINAL 2010: 2ND PRELIM. FINAL ST K V WB   Ten   973,000   41,000   538,000   59,000   155,000   179,000   
  4   AUSTRALIA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS   Nine   935,000   296,000   288,000   192,000   107,000   52,000   
  5   RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF2   Nine   852,000   555,000   21,000   259,000   8,000   8,000   
  6   NEW TRICKS RPT   ABC1   805,000   224,000   259,000   153,000   84,000   85,000   
  7   ABC NEWS-SAT   ABC1   736,000   233,000   217,000   151,000   65,000   69,000   
  8   MARTIN CLUNES: A MAN AND HIS DOGS   Seven   727,000   187,000   170,000   206,000   76,000   87,000   
  9   THE BILL  ABC1   689,000   197,000   200,000   126,000   71,000   95,000   
11   M-DIE ANOTHER DAY   Seven   531,000   152,000   145,000   99,000   68,000   67,000   
15   SPIDERMAN 2   Nine   455,000   163,000   134,000   71,000   45,000   42,000   
17   HOME COOKED! WITH JULIE GOODWIN   Nine   384,000   103,000   197,000   84,000         
  18   LEWIS   7TWO   361,000   81,000   114,000   69,000   50,000   46,000   
32   IRON CHEF   SBS ONE   226,000   68,000   59,000   44,000   15,000   42,000   
38   SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2010 DAVIS CUP: AUS VS BELGIUM D2   Seven   202,000   44,000   64,000   49,000   22,000   24,000   
40   TEN'S AFL FINAL 2010: 2ND PRELIM. FINAL ST K V WB   ONE   199,000   10,000   122,000   13,000   28,000   27,000  
(OzTAM preliminary estimates, mainland capitals)

It looks as if the AFL finals are sparking more interest than the NRL finals.

What Australia watched, Friday

Description   Total    Sydney   Melbourne   Brisbane   Adelaide   Perth   

  1   SEVEN'S AFL: PRELIMINARY FINAL 1: COLLINGWOOD VS GEELONG   Seven   1,341,000   68,000   801,000   43,000   216,000   213,000   
  2   SEVEN NEWS   Seven   1,307,000   295,000   405,000   239,000   177,000   191,000   
  3   NINE NEWS   Nine   1,161,000   313,000   402,000   231,000   113,000   102,000   
  4   TODAY TONIGHT   Seven   1,076,000   302,000   365,000   222,000   186,000      
  5   A CURRENT AFFAIR   Nine   1,016,000   273,000   389,000   164,000   96,000   95,000   
  6   RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF1   Nine   942,000   604,000   30,000   296,000   3,000   8,000   
11   THE 7PM PROJECT   Ten   713,000   190,000   219,000   159,000   83,000   63,000   
  12   WAKING THE DEAD   ABC1   696,000   200,000   184,000   123,000   95,000   95,000   
 15   JAMIE DOES...   Ten   598,000   132,000   187,000   131,000   71,000   77,000   
  16   BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS   Seven   560,000   337,000      222,000         
36   HOOKER HARLOT WHORE   SBS ONE   271,000   80,000   83,000   47,000   32,000   28,000   
 68   SEVEN'S TENNIS: 2010 DAVIS CUP: AUS VS BELGIUM D1   Seven   150,000   26,000   56,000   38,000   16,000   13,000   
 100   ENOUGH ROPE WITH ANDREW DENTON RPT   ABC1   97,000   32,000   30,000   17,000   11,000   7,000

The word is LACklustre, for the ratings of Cops, which seems unlikely to be commissioned for a second series -- or even to retain its Thursday night slot. But at least it's still beating Rush.

 

What Australia watched, Thursday

Description   Total   Sydney   Melbourne   Brisbane   Adelaide   Perth  
  1   SEVEN NEWS   Seven   1,360,000   345,000   461,000   251,000   121,000   182,000  
  2   TODAY TONIGHT   Seven   1,235,000   327,000   346,000   230,000   154,000   178,000  
  3   NINE NEWS   Nine   1,106,000   291,000   347,000   224,000   125,000   119,000  
  4   BONDI VET   Ten   1,084,000   296,000   303,000   183,000   141,000   161,000  
  5   ABC NEWS-EV   ABC1   1,030,000   279,000   302,000   173,000   133,000   143,000  
  6   GETAWAY   Nine   1,020,000   257,000   367,000   157,000   134,000   105,000  
  7   A CURRENT AFFAIR   Nine   1,014,000   250,000   377,000   181,000   102,000   103,000  
  8   RECRUITS   Ten   962,000   261,000   287,000   153,000   127,000   133,000  
  9   THE 7PM PROJECT   Ten   898,000   263,000   245,000   166,000   102,000   123,000  
14   COPS L.A.C.   Nine   787,000   242,000   235,000   132,000   91,000   87,000  
  15   RUSH   Ten   776,000   156,000   263,000   121,000   134,000   102,000  
 22   9/11: PHONE CALLS FROM THE TOWERS   ABC1   575,000   183,000   149,000   132,000   51,000   61,000     


What Australia watched, Wednesday

Description   Total    Sydney   Melbourne   Brisbane   Adelaide   Perth   
  1   THE FARMER WANTS A WIFE   Nine   1,450,000   381,000   492,000   272,000   152,000   152,000   
  2   THE GRUEN TRANSFER  ABC1   1,407,000   446,000   385,000   252,000   163,000   161,000   
  3   SEVEN NEWS   Seven   1,356,000   312,000   410,000   282,000   156,000   196,000   
  4   TODAY TONIGHT   Seven   1,337,000   337,000   387,000   272,000   154,000   187,000   
  5   SPICKS AND SPECKS   ABC1   1,322,000   407,000   372,000   232,000   151,000   159,000   
  6   NINE NEWS   Nine   1,205,000   315,000   396,000   238,000   126,000   129,000   
  7   TWO AND A HALF MEN -WED   Nine   1,190,000   287,000   438,000   225,000   100,000   141,000   
  8   A CURRENT AFFAIR   Nine   1,172,000   334,000   379,000   229,000   106,000   124,000   
  9   HOT PROPERTY   Nine   1,151,000   262,000   419,000   213,000   123,000   134,000   
  10   FOUR WEDDINGS   Seven   1,100,000   344,000   297,000   191,000   150,000   118,000   
 19   CITY HOMICIDE   Seven   824,000   249,000   261,000   128,000   83,000   103,000   
  20   THE NEW INVENTORS   ABC1   812,000   251,000   238,000   161,000   78,000   85,000   
  21   LIE TO ME   Ten   754,000   209,000   237,000   143,000   85,000   80,000   
24   UNITED STATES OF TARA   ABC1   673,000   204,000   205,000   105,000   72,000   88,000   
31   POH'S KITCHEN   ABC1   432,000   123,000   120,000   82,000   51,000   57,000   
  45   INSPECTOR REX RPT   SBS ONE   264,000   65,000   85,000   51,000   25,000   38,000   
58   WIPEOUT   GO!   170,000   36,000   64,000   12,000   29,000   29,000   
 64   SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND    GO!   161,000   28,000   46,000   40,000   19,000   28,000  

IF you're a believer in the principle "Cheats never prosper", you'll be pleased with the audience figure for The Real Hustle, a collection of con tricks partly presented by Clare Werbeloff, who conned Channel Nine into believing she had seen a shooting ("chk-chk-boom") and was rewarded with a TV career.

 

What Australia watched, Tuesday

Description  Total     Sydney   Melbourne   Brisbane   Adelaide   Perth   

  1   PACKED TO THE RAFTERS   Seven   1,867,000   524,000   569,000   311,000   221,000   241,000   
  2   SEVEN NEWS   Seven   1,385,000   368,000   406,000   263,000   149,000   199,000   
  3   TALKIN' 'BOUT YOUR GENERATION TUES   Ten   1,365,000   389,000   395,000   247,000   153,000   181,000 

 4   TOP GEAR   Nine   1,339,000   387,000   400,000   282,000   124,000   146,000   
  5   TODAY TONIGHT   Seven   1,326,000   360,000   352,000   271,000   160,000   183,000   
  6   A CURRENT AFFAIR   Nine   1,299,000   373,000   411,000   251,000   117,000   146,000   
  7   NINE NEWS   Nine   1,253,000   382,000   349,000   268,000   125,000   129,000   
  8   TWO AND A HALF MEN -RPT   Nine   1,122,000   301,000   379,000   219,000   75,000   148,000   
  9   ABC NEWS   ABC1   1,067,000   323,000   320,000   153,000   136,000   134,000   
  10   HOME AND AWAY   Seven   975,000   293,000   249,000   197,000   111,000   126,000   
  11   NCIS RPT   Ten   972,000   259,000   326,000   198,000   76,000   114,000   
  12   PARENTHOOD   Seven   965,000   307,000   322,000   132,000   103,000   101,000   
  13   THE 7PM PROJECT   Ten   916,000   259,000   255,000   196,000   104,000   102,000   
  14   BEAT THE STAR   Seven   862,000   250,000   270,000   129,000   98,000   114,000   
18   THE REAL HUSTLE   Nine   740,000   190,000   223,000   129,000   90,000   107,000   
  19   QI   ABC1   722,000   216,000   226,000   114,000   87,000   78,000   
26   20 TO 1   Nine   551,000   146,000   185,000   94,000   51,000   75,000   
39   FAWLTY TOWERS   7TWO   282,000   66,000   84,000   49,000   41,000   42,000

 

What Australia watched, Monday

Description   Total    Sydney   Melbourne   Brisbane   Adelaide   Perth

 1   SEVEN NEWS   Seven   1,481,000   355,000   442,000   290,000   163,000   231,000

2   TODAY TONIGHT   Seven   1,400,000   358,000   401,000   275,000   173,000   194,000   
  3   NINE NEWS   Nine   1,340,000   321,000   450,000   278,000   150,000   141,000   
  4   A CURRENT AFFAIR   Nine   1,252,000   307,000   431,000   262,000   127,000   125,000   
  5   THE X FACTOR-MON   Seven   1,234,000   387,000   336,000   206,000   143,000   163,000   
  6   CRIMINAL MINDS-MON   Seven   1,215,000   337,000   373,000   197,000   134,000   172,000   
  7   TWO AND A HALF MEN -MON   Nine   1,163,000   334,000   352,000   218,000   102,000   155,000   
  8   TWO AND A HALF MEN -RPT   Nine   1,122,000   299,000   370,000   226,000   99,000   128,000   
  9   ABC NEWS   ABC1   1,102,000   306,000   326,000   186,000   127,000   156,000   
  10   HOME AND AWAY   Seven   993,000   271,000   258,000   191,000   134,000   139,000   
  11   THE 7PM PROJECT   Ten   959,000   234,000   289,000   213,000   118,000   105,000   
  12   HOT IN CLEVELAND   Nine   935,000   274,000   301,000   189,000   61,000   110,000   
  13   GOOD NEWS WEEK   Ten   922,000   227,000   300,000   179,000   96,000   120,000   
16   RESCUE SPECIAL OPS   Nine   856,000   256,000   244,000   167,000   98,000   91,000   
18   THE OBAMAS: INSIDE THE WHITEHOUSE   Ten   829,000   203,000   296,000   149,000   82,000   98,000   
22   COVERT AFFAIRS   Seven   695,000   210,000   212,000   121,000   80,000   72,000   
  23   THE SECRET MILLIONAIRE   Nine   675,000   188,000   234,000   99,000   86,000   68,000   
33   HEARTBEAT   7TWO   389,000   82,000   103,000   57,000   77,000   70,000   
  34   SUNRISE   Seven   384,000   108,000   82,000   97,000   50,000   47,000   
41   TODAY   Nine   307,000   111,000   79,000   69,000   19,000   29,000   
 56   THE VAMPIRE DIARIES   GO!   199,000   40,000   63,000   56,000   16,000   25,000  

 

WITH viewers under the age of 50, Channel Ten had the top three shows of Sunday night. But even when it contains contestants who could be their grandchildren, MasterChef still fails to entrance the geriatrics. Look at the chart for people over 50, below the "all people" chart.

To find out where Junior MasterChef fits with the most-watched programs of all time, go to The TV Australia loved

 

What Australia watched, Sunday
Description   Total     Sydney   Melbourne   Brisbane   Adelaide   Perth   
  1   JUNIOR MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA - LAUNCH   Ten  2,202,000   562,000   774,000   354,000   238,000   275,000 
2   SEVEN NEWS - SUN   Seven   1,656,000   390,000   552,000   332,000   146,000   235,000   
  3   NINE NEWS SUNDAY   Nine   1,606,000   532,000   460,000   320,000   167,000   127,000   
  4   MIDSOMER MURDERS-SUN   ABC1   1,433,000   372,000   436,000   237,000   185,000   203,000   
  5   RBT   Nine   1,416,000   432,000   445,000   283,000   134,000   122,000
6   MODERN FAMILY SUN   Ten   1,364,000   330,000   472,000   234,000   141,000   188,000   
  7   HOT PURSUIT   Nine   1,275,000   396,000   417,000   242,000   115,000   103,000   
  8   SUNDAY NIGHT   Seven   1,213,000   349,000   357,000   223,000   129,000   155,000   
  9   OFFSPRING   Ten   1,160,000   280,000   427,000   172,000   117,000   165,000   
  10   60 MINUTES   Nine   1,150,000   321,000   364,000   228,000   116,000   121,000   
  11   THE X FACTOR-SUN   Seven   1,074,000   389,000   289,000   180,000   116,000   101,000   
  12   MODERN FAMILY SUN RPT   Ten   973,000   239,000   311,000   162,000   106,000   156,000   
15   IRON MAN   Nine   881,000   242,000   287,000   165,000   99,000   88,000   
19   RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES QF4   Nine   605,000   389,000   12,000   193,000   5,000   5,000   
39   COPS L.A.C. -ENCORE   Nine   243,000   54,000   76,000   52,000   30,000   30,000   
55   AFL GAME DAY   Seven   169,000   Not shown   107,000  Not shown   23,000   39,000   
 80   MAD MEN   SBS ONE   123,000   37,000   45,000   22,000   6,000   14,000  

What viewers over 50 watched, Sunday

1 Network ABC1 MIDSOMER MURDERS-SUN 1,103,000
2 Network 7 SEVEN NEWS - SUN 925,000
3 Network 9 NINE NEWS SUNDAY 771,000
4 Network 7 SUNDAY NIGHT 732,000
5 Network ABC1 ABC NEWS-SUN 635,000
6 Network 9 RBT 622,000
7 Network TEN JUNIOR MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA - LAUNCH 554,000
8 Network 9 HOT PURSUIT 549,000
9 Network 9 60 MINUTES 543,000
10 Network ABC1 LIFE 535,000
(OzTAM mainland capitals totals)

David Dale teaches communications at UTS, Sydney. He is the author of The Little Book of Australia - A snapshot of Who We Are (Allen and Unwin). For daily updates on Australian attitudes, bookmark The Tribal Mind

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  • Did not watch junior cooks last night.

    Did see Despicable me and I really want minions now..Also Girl Who played with Fire very good and by all reports close to book, and Sorcerer's apprentice - no great brain strain but fine.

    Not impressed with Nein who replaced second last Cold Case with repeats of Cops LAC... if I did not want to watch it the first time I certainly did not want to record the repeat!

    Note that Nein has announced third digital channel to be GEM aimed at women over 35 - Weeds, The Big C (with Laura Linney) and Wife Swap on the schedule. GEM stands for General Entertainment and Movies. Surely we can think of a better phrase... my brain hurts just at present so have no suggestions -will put thinking cap on.

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    Cathy
    Location
    werk - really wanting minions now
    Date and time
    September 13, 2010, 1:05PM
    • Big numbers for Junior Masterchef but not sure if this is due to the lack of anything else on TV at the moment or real interest. It was good but a little blah for me.I did feel bad for those who didnt go through

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      Sonia
      Date and time
      September 13, 2010, 3:18PM
      • I'm back at work after a week off so my brain hurts too, Cathy.
        So Nine's GEM sounds like it isn't to me. (Got Enough Money? Get Eddie's Minions?)

        I must have been one of the few people in the country NOT to watch Kiddiechef. No real desire to either.

        Is it just me or has "Offspring" gone from quirky and possibly interesting to silly, stupid and just another series that's going to stretch out the "unresolved sexual tension" between the lead characters for as long as humanly possible? So much potential, so little result. Pretty much how I feel about whats on TV at the moment.

        BTW I did go and see "Tomorrow when the war Began" on the weekend. I thought it was pretty good, for an Aussie teenage action flick. And thought it was pretty close to the book. Also bought "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" on DVD and finally watched it. Also pretty close to the book and good movie.

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        em
        Date and time
        September 13, 2010, 3:38PM
        • GEM. I'm feeling slightly patronised. (But, oooh! Weeds!)

          I'm yet to see "Despicable Me", but have always felt that minions should be a required part of modern life.

          Mr Dale, thank you for the photo of the wonderful Joan. Will have to give up watching my recordings of (*coff*) last season's Mad Men and just get them on DVD one day. (Someone pointed out the other day that Joan is of course played by Mal Reynold's wife from "Firefly"/"Serenity". How did I never notice???)

          TV was pretty much ignored this weekend, but I am appreciating "Mr Maker" on ABC2 in the mornings. Lots of good messy craft ideas for Miss Boo. She loves it.

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          tqd
          Date and time
          September 13, 2010, 3:39PM
          • em, you may be back at work after a week off - this is my last week (gloats) before a 6 week break Whoo Hoo.. Loved the GEM suggestions, apparently it is to commence/ launch the day before 7maaaaaate... did see that 7maaaaaaate has released soem of first week's schedule - Caprica and Warehouse 13 on Thursdays -good as there is less and less (aside from Burn Notice) on the main channels..

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            Cathy
            Location
            werk minionless
            Date and time
            September 13, 2010, 4:07PM
            • You'll find the minions in the veggie section at Coles.
              Didn't watch 'MasterJuniorChefsAreMostlyTallerThanGeorge' last night. I don't know where people get the energy for all that relentless positivity. It's very tiring.
              If women are feeling patronised by GEM, they should see the new promo for 7Mate. I saw it on the weekend. It seems I'm not a real man. Blocks like footy, V8s and beer. Girls like dollies, gossiping and romance. The world according to morning show hosts. Sophistication in Australian televisual programming is dead. Or maybe just imagination.
              TM, is your teaching communications at UTS a new thing or have I just not noticed?

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              darren
              Date and time
              September 13, 2010, 5:49PM
              • Feeling most unhappy at being called a geriatric, yet again. Don't need reminding I'm over 50 and therefore useless, thanks. Already feel alienated at the listing of total garbage in the TV guides. Who watches all that crap?
                Didn't watch the kiddies cooking (gag) but couldn't find anything particularly interesting so watched The Edge Of Darkness movie on Foxtel Box Office. Mad Mel Gibson was good, as was the movie.
                Have the original series to watch again one day too.
                Still remember it well.

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                Jen13
                Location
                Sydney
                Date and time
                September 13, 2010, 11:12PM
                • Jen13, I recommend a good book over TV almost every night of the week. (Thursday looks like it's shaping up to be a good one, but if Caprica clashes with Burn Notice there are going to be some upset people at Chez TQD).

                  Turned off after Good Game/Media Watch last night and curled up with "Monster Blood Tattoo" (Vol 1: Foundling). Not highbrow, but good fun. (And due back at the library this Saturday, hence I'm finally starting it.)

                  darren, I'm clearing the decks before I start "Infinite Jest". Returned a whole lot of *unread* books to the library (wah!) on the weekend, but still have a whole lot more to go. (How dare libraries be so tempting, flaunting their *FREE* books to people like me with no willpower.)

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                  tqd
                  Date and time
                  September 14, 2010, 10:06AM
                  • OUTING: heh. Went to Canberra for the weekend as it seemed that nobody wanted to run the place. They'd gotten their acts together by the time the kids and I got arrived.

                    Saw non 3D version of "Despicable Me" on Saturday evening. Could have done with some of those minions when making plans to take over the Government. Wondering if they'd modelled the minions on the faceless Labor men.

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                    Bereft Skerrick
                    Date and time
                    September 14, 2010, 11:25AM
                    • I take no responsibilty whatsoever tqd Re 'Infinite Jest'. I keep reminding myself to recommend nothing but I never listen to me. It's just asking for trouble. There's a couple of gruesome bits I remembered the other day but oh well. Mainly it's just wonderful. Hope you enjoy it.
                      I have my fingers crossed that Stewart and Colbert are back tonight. Have been watching nuffink.

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                      darren
                      Date and time
                      September 14, 2010, 12:17PM

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