It is not part of a general decline in reading of mass market publications.
Week ending November 14 The power combo of Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford was not enough to beat the English sense of humour in Australian cinemas last weekend. I'm talking, of course, about Channel Nine and Channel Seven. Australia's edgy taste in entertainment this year is evidence of a change in public mood since the early Noughties, when viewers preferred shows about cooking, gardening and home renovating.
According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, To discuss the death of The Tall Poppy Syndrome, go to Who We Are by David Dale Let us examine two high achievers. This column wrote: "Australia's current preference for Channel Seven, which offers novelty, over Channel Nine, which offers 'we know what's best for you', suggests that the nation is in 'sit-forward' mode.
, 25/11/2007 Does it sound snobbish to say I'm cheered by the revelation that Australians are losing interest in their weekly gossip magazines?
Would it be fair to conclude that this indicates an improvement in national taste?
Nine did try to pull a few rabbits out of its hat as the year proceeded, but its bunnies died within weeks.
Seven is currently averaging 37 per cent of the prime time commercial audience, Nine is averaging 34 per cent and Ten has 29 per cent.
Leader A is perceived by the audience as old, tired, backward-looking, arrogant, lurching from one embarrassment to another -- once unstoppable but now unsaveable. If an election were held now, we'd vote for surprise and risk rather than predictability and comfort.
Leader B is perceived by the audience as fresh, energetic, inventive, and ready for the future. "You can expect the prime minister to hold off the election date till as late as possible this year.
The downward sales trend, shown in figures released last week by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, is startling.
Overall, the five mags that specialise in paparazzi pics and celebrity speculations seem to have lost 141,000 regular buyers between September 2006 and September 2007.
Or maybe the celebrity gossip just hasn't been that hot lately. David Dale is the author of by David Dale The silly season is only a week away, so we'd better get cracking on the task of identifying the trends in television this year. At breakfast, Lisa Wilkinson's fixed smile didn't help , the first misstep of High Jackman. The year began with three lavish new game shows -- lasted just two episodes. Man of the year: Shane Bourne, reliable bass player for two roaring successes.