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Friday 19 December 2014
  MultiScreen Report Q3: Time spent watching conventional TV rises to 97 hours monthly
-   91% of all television viewing live, Aussies online 37 hours monthly, 74% own smartphone
  The delicious. deal: NewsLifeMagazines buys ABC Mags' steak(!) in monthly food mag
  Reports: Fairfax Radio close to merger with Macquarie, plus looking at 96FM sale to ARN
  Seven signs ABC producer Steve Taylor as the new EP for Sunday Night
  Pac Mags: promotions for marie claire sales duo Anne-Marie Clarke, Apsara Baldovino
  The courts: UK journo avoids jail after admitting hacking, Melbourne's 3RRR settles case
  Christmas video: Seven & Sky News talent feature in annual Dan News NZ blooper reel
  Regulation: Vladimir Putin explains how FTA broadcasters instigated pay TV ad ban
  Media tech: PlayStation4 owners able to access ABC catchup service iview via new app
  Plus: Mail Online busts another record, News UK reports loss – Sun down, legal fees

Today's Morning Report is our last of 2014; we will be back mid-January 2015. To all our readers and advertisers, thank you for your support throughout the year and we wish you a happy and safe Christmas and New Year period. Bring on 2015!

Magazines on sale this week

TV Week Soap Extra
The Bold And The Beautiful
OK! Best And Worst Of 2014
Who Taylor Swift
TV Soap The Bold And The Beautiful
Limelight Recording Of The Year
Inside Films The 2015 IF List
Home Design The Summer Living Issue
Practical Parenting New Mum Survival Guide
Film Ink Unbroken
Catalogue Into The Wild
MiNDFOOD Jennifer Aniston
Golf Australia Top 100 Public Access Courses
PC Powerplay Overwatch
Famous Best and Worst Bikini Bodies
New Idea Bec and Lleyton Hewitt
Woman's Day Nicole Kidman
NW Khloe Kardashian
TV Week Georgie Parker
The Spectator Christmas Special
Home Beautiful Star Style at Home
InStyle Miranda Kerr
Vogue Gisele Bündchen
Harper's Bazaar Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Inside Cricket Mitchell Johnson
Healthy Food Guide Your Guide to Healthy Shopping
ProPhoto Wave Motion
Empire The Hobbit
The Economist On trial
Time Person of the Year
New Scientist How To Think About Everything
New Statesman Great White Male

On The Box

Channel Ten has released the first peak into its upcoming reality series Shark Tank. Produced by Shine Australia, the series will air on Ten in 2015.

Latest Podcasts

It's a INXS special this week:

Mediaweek Podcast 71/2014
INXS part 1: Andrew, Tim, Jon and Kirk

During a day of media interviews at Universal Music, Mediaweek's James Manning and Brenden Wood managed to get access to the band just before they were given quadruple platinum plaques celebrating their success this year as the biggest-selling Australian artist. The three Farriss brothers and Kirk Pengilly talked about their involvement with the Seven/Shine miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart and what it did for the band and their catalog this year. Each of the members talks about their life in music now and Brenden Wood gets them to talk about their favourite INXS gig of all time – and they each choose a different performance.

Mediaweek Podcast 72/2014
INXS part 2: Manager Chris Murphy

We initially had just 20 minutes to spend with the legendary manager of INXS, but we ended up staying with Chris Murphy for just under 45 minutes as he talked about everything from helping the band with their initial investments when they started to earn big money, his work with Seven and Shine on the miniseries through to having to get the music world interested again in the INXS catalog when he returned to manage them. Murphy also mentions his family life and even his new organic egg business. There is plenty of fruity language, music business insights and plenty of laughs too.

 Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes.

Top 10 Spots by Airplay Nationally

1 Harvey Norman
2 Domayne
3 National Tiles
4 Digital Radio Plus
5 Coles
6 Foxtel
7 Bertocchi
8 Big W
9 Woolworths
10 Vodafone

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending December 15, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 Happy - Pharrell Williams
2 Geronimo - Sheppard
3 Chandelier - Sia
4 Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
5 Rather Be - Clean Bandit f. Jess Glynne
6 She Looks So Perfect - 5 Seconds Of Summer
7 Stolen Dance - Milky Chance
8 Stay With Me - Sam Smith
9 Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
10 Brave - Sara Bareilles

Compiled from 58 stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, Central Coast, Newcastle & Geelong, plus triple j and FBi 94.5 in Sydney. Total airplay for 2014


Inside the Magazine: 22-29 December

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Hall Of Fame

The names who made it into Mediaweek’s coveted Person of the Week club this year





Top 25 Media People Of 2014

Our annual look at 25 senior execs from all sectors of the media who made a difference this year and who have helped shape what 2015 will be like




Best Magazine Covers Of 2014

Magazine editors choose their most significant covers of the year. Pictured: Justine Cullen’s choice for Elle




Best Newspaper Covers Of 2014

Newspaper editors choose their most significant front pages of the year. Pictured: Sam Weir’s choice for The Advertiser




Podcast Highlights Of 2014

It’s the golden age of podcasts (Serial, anyone?) and Mediaweek hosts Brendon Wood and James Manning haven’t been slacking off. Out of 73 recording sessions (all free to stream or download on iTunes) here’s a choice selection



Outdoor Images Of 2104

We review some of the best work produced by major players in out-of-home advertising this year




Nielsen Radio Ratings Survey 8, 2014

The final radio ratings for the year with expert analysis of the results of Nielsen’s 2014 Survey 8 for five capital cities, plus a five-page photo gallery of radio stars



Best Of 2014

The highs and lows of the year as experienced by a Mediaweek panel of media people





The Year In Music

2014 was a big year for honouring Denis Handlin, but who could have predicted that INXS would dominate 2014’s music sales off the back of Seven and Shine’s hit TV miniseries?



Inside Reality TV 2014

From newcomers (The Voice Kids, The Big Adventure) to veterans (The Block, Big Brother), here’s the lowdown on 13 of this year’s reality formats




Inside Subscription TV

The top 50 programs of week 50 and the top 50 sport and non-sport programs from January 1 to November 30 as compiled by OzTAM




iPad Extra: Quotes Of The Year

A reminder of who said what in the pages of this year’s issues of Mediaweek





iPad Extra: Television Extra

OzTAM’s top 100 programs and channel shares for week 50





iPad Extra: Nielsen Radio Ratings Survey 8, 2014

Five pages with all the ratings data – complete dayparts, demos and the change in each survey-on-survey