From Mediaweek this morning the rating numbers for TV last night:
Mediaweek @MediaweekAUS SunTV:Seven#1 33.1% #INXS 1.97m SNight 1.79m #MKR 1.64m 7News 1.29m #TheBlock 1.27m 9News 1.22m #Schapelle 1.02m #Sochi2014 996k 60Mins 866k
I was thrilled to discover that Australians appear to be less interested in the reports about convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby and more interested in the music of INXS and the genius of Michael Hutchence.
I’ve read Fairfax journalist Eamon Duff’s book, Sins of the Father and felt it made a compelling case. After I read the book I felt done, that I didn’t need any more news or spin from, by or about the Corbys and their associates. One thing the family has been good at is making drama to sell stories to media outlets. The ratings last night indicate that interest may be waning. I hope so.
The drug smuggler has got parole. So what? If I see a Schapelle story I’ll look the other way – she and the family have nothing to say that I am interested in or would be likely to believe.
In our newsagencies today we have a commemorative one-shot from Pacific Magazines on INXS. This is well worth focusing attention based on the ratings for the telemovie last night.