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WEDNESDAY 22 October 2014
  We want Gough: Tributes to former PM dominate media with mixed ratings results
-   Newspapers devote front pages and wrap-around sections to Gough Edward Whitlam

  Southern Cross Media shares dip as management revises outlook and talks strategy review

  Pacific Magazines' celebrity weekly to launch iHeartRadio station for Sexiest People issue

  TV Tonight busts commercial networks for running short Winner Announced programming

  Magazine sales: Nextmedia picks up fishing quarterly, Sterling buys Lawyers Weekly from Cirrus

  NT News finds Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear team in The Territory, but no details from BBC

  Sports: Aust v Pakistan cricket test on Fox Sports, Golf summer starts Thursday 7TWO & 7mate

  Plus: Laurence Freedman on Ten challenges, Ciarán Norris joins Yahoo7 from Mindshare

 Television: The dismissal: Mark Holden booted off Dancing with the Stars as Seven wins again
-   Mixed results for shows covering the death of Gough Whitlam: ABC up, ACA down
Magazines on sale this week

NW Khloé Kardashian
New Idea Nicole Kidman
Famous The Bachelor
Woman's Day Nicole Kidman
TV Week Home and Away
The Spectator It's Our Inquisition
Healthy Food Guide Recipe Special + Free Food Label Magnifier
Cosmopolitan Bride Romance Was Born

On The Box

Channel 9's new observational documentary The Embassy, produced by Southern Pictures' Laurie Critchley and Freebird's Craig Graham, will begin screening four one-hour blocks from Sunday, October 19 at 6:30pm.

Latest Podcasts

Three new podcast this week:

Podcast 58/2014: Fashion Bloggers
As it launched on Style last week, we talk to executive producer Philippa Whitfield Pomeranz about her new series looking into the exciting world of Fashion Bloggers, Margaret Zhang from Shine By Three, Mandy Shadforth from Oracle Fox, Sara Donaldson from Harper & Harley, Zanita Whittington from Zanita and Kate Waterhouse.

Podcast 59/2014: Big Brother EPs
During our visit to the Gold Coast and the Big Brother house, we talked to the executive producers representing Nine – Karen Dewey – and Endemol – Alex Mavroidakis. They explained their shared vision and what they argue about!

Podcast 60/2014:
Television critics

Everyone's a critic – but we have three of the best. Entertainment reporters Peter Ford, Luke Dennehy and David Knox talk about The Bachelor, Big Brother, Foxtel price cuts and more in a short but sharp TV podcast.

Podcast 61/2014: The Embassy
One of the most exciting ob docs this year will be Nine's The Embassy launching this Sunday night. The series is a project from Laurie Critchley's Southern Pictures and Craig Graham's Fredbird. James Manning and Brenden Wood speak with Critchley about the challenges of getting inside the Australian Embassy in Bangkok and the thrill of flying a drone across the Thailand capital.

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 Coles
5 Vodafone
6 Chemist Warehouse
8 McDonald’s
9 National Australia Bank Home Loans
10 Woolworths

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending October 13, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (UMA)
2 Blame - Calvin Harris Feat John Newman (SME)
3 New Thang - Redfoo (UMA)
4 Jubel - Klingande (UMA)
5 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor (SME)
6 Live Louder - Nathaniel Willemse (SME)
7 Prayer In C (Remix) - Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz (Warner)
8 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (Warner)
9 Freaks - Timmy Trumpet & Savage (UMA)
10 Cool Kids - Echosmith (Warner)

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. Week ending October 13, 2014


Inside the Magazine: 20 October

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First Look

iSUBSCRIBE announced the winners of the annual Maggie Awards for magazine covers and we have a double-page spread of some of the best




Person of the Week

Damian Eales, Group Marketing Director, News Corp





Media Buzz

Fairfax Women of Influence Awards, Seven’s Big Adventure, The Saturday Paper expands, Vogue Online Shopping Night, Endemol EP’s Big Brother gripe





Photos from NewsLifeMedia’s Moving Mindsets, The Fairfax Women of Influence Awards and Miley Cyrus on Sunrise




Media People

Staff changes at BBC Worldwide, Fox Studios, Southern Cross Austereo, Seven West Media, Fairfax Radio, Heart 107.3,, Seven, Network Ten and ARN




Inside News Brands

BBC Global News’ director of sales and marketing Chris Davies discusses next week’s launch of’s dedicated Australian news service




Inside Magazines

Liz White, the ABC’s head of publishing and licensing, on ABC Magazines’ new title ABC Football




Inside Digital Media

Instagram turns four, launches advertising across the platform, and we hear from Sophie Blachford, leader of brand development for Australia and New Zealand




Inside Radio

Just before this week’s 2014 National Radio Conference  and the Australian Commercial Radio Awards, Mediaweek spoke to CRA CEO Joan Warner about conference issues 




Inside Television #1

Fascinating insights into Nine’s Big Brother from our visit to the Gold Coast set with executive producers Karen Dewey from Nine and Alex Mavroidakis from Endemol 




Inside Television #2

Laurie Critchley, EP of ob doc series The Embassy starting this Sunday on Nine, talks about their experience getting access to Australia’s Bangkok embassy for the film shoot




Inside Subscription TV

VJ, TV host and model Kate Peck on working with co-host Krit on their unique new countdown clip show MTV Pop 20 




Entertainment Charts

This week’s MPDAA box office chart, the top 20 iTunes TV episode sales chart, the top 20 iTunes TV music albums chart and the ARIA top 20 albums and singles charts




iPad Extra: Inside Television Extra

OzTAM’s Top 100 Consolidated Chart for Week 40 and our extended OzTAM Top 100 chart for Week 41