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media Update OF THE WEEK

Sunrise has confirmed that Matt ‘Shivro’ Shirvington will replace David Koch as the host of the popular morning show. Some people are calling it television’s worst-kept secret.

The Olympic great and respected broadcaster was announced as the outgoing veteran co-host’s replacement on Monday morning and will begin at Brekky Central from next week.

Koch, who announced his departure one week ago, told Shirvo on air: “You are absolutely perfect for us…. You’ve been filling in every Friday, it’s been sensational, you are going to be sensational. You are going to be the perfect fit.”

In a statement released by Seven, he added: “Shirvo has been part of the Sunrise family and filling in for me for the last 18 months. He is the perfect fit to shift into my chair on a permanent basis.

“A good bloke with solid values, he will do a terrific job and I wish him great success.”

Shirvo said he is humbled by the opportunity and is excited to co-host “such an important show”.

“It’s a privilege to follow on from Kochie. He leaves behind a legacy of honesty, humility and a whole lot of fun, and I can’t wait to continue adding to that.

“A big thank you to the Seven executive team, in particular James Warburton and Craig McPherson, for backing me to do this. Sunrise is a tight-knit team of talented and passionate people who work ridiculously hard – none more so than Sarah Stinson and Sean Power. I admire you all and won’t let you down”.


ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence was down 1.1pts to 76.2 this week and has now spent thirteen straight weeks below the mark of 80 – continuing the longest stretch below 80 since the index began being conducted on a weekly basis in October 2008.

Australian consumers continue to have a bleak view on the current/future economic and financial conditions of Australia. Over 53% (up 4ppts) of Australians believe their families are ‘worse off’ financially, with over a third (35%) expecting their personal future financial conditions to be ‘worse off’. Economically, 40% of Australians expect ‘bad times’ presently, with over a fifth (21%) expecting ‘bad times’ in the future.

Overall personal finance situations continue to reduce confidence, the last time Consumer Confidence spent at least thirteen weeks under 80 was during the 1990-91 recession.

tv landscape

Seven have come out on top on Sunday 4th June. A bombshell 7News Spotlight report which included CCTV footage from Parliament House, and audio of Lisa Wilkinson prepping an interview won its timeslot last night.

Seven’s Bruce Lehrmann interview drew 600,000 metro viewers, well in front of MasterChef Australia (483,000) The Summit finale’s 462,000 (rising to 487,000for winner announced) and Designing a Legacy (295,000).

Later 60 Minutes led with 426,000 then Secrets of Prince Andrew (398,000), Silent Witness (251,000) and NCIS: Hawaii (162,000 / 104,000).

Bluey topped multichannels and entertainment at 529,000.

Seven network won Sunday with 32.1% then Nine 28.2%, 10 17.5%, ABC 14.1% and SBS 8.0%.

Seven News was #1 -just- at 818,000. Born to Kill managed 169,000 for Seven.

Nine News was pipped at 810,000 with a late edition at 280,000 on Nine. Australian Crime Stories was 117,000.

The Sunday Project pulled 307,000 / 191,000 for 10. 10 News First was 205,000 / 144,000.

ABC News drew 487,000. Compass (185,000) and The Messenger (106,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (159,000 / 107,000), Pompeii: The Secrets of Civita Giulana (107,000), Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ship Found (104,000) and Patagonia (54,000).

The Summit had its finale with three of the unlikeliest trekkers making it to the top of the icy mountain in New Zealand. The Summit has beaten Farmer Wants a Wife and Nine’s own Masterchef Australia.


In the week up to the 5th of June, 1,106.9 million minutes of BVOD content was consumed, reaching 6.6 million people nationally.

The Top 10 programs consisted of 3 programs: Home And Away, MasterChef and The Summit Season 1. Seven controlled the top 6 programs with Home And Away attracting the most BVOD audience views. Overall BVOD continues to skew to the female demographic, with females aged between 25-39 skewing slightly higher this week across the BVOD programming.


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