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Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby scott » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:04 pm

The Nine Network this year have had got good use out of their axe. Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune is now the latest program to be boned this year after being thrashed by Seven's Deal or No Deal.

What could be done to reverse Channel Nines's fortunes and bring them back to their former glory?

My Plan:-

* Sack the current executives
* Bring back Hey Hey It's Saturday
*Bring back Burke's Backyard
*Put Gordon Ramsey back to late nights where he belongs
* Sack Tony Grieg from the cricket coverage
* Some good quality Aussie Drama series such as The Flying Doctors
* Some good quality Aussie Mini Series and telemovies such as Halifax FP
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Flexity110 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:34 pm

My method for fixing Channel Nine is much simpler. It involves turning off all the machines, making all the employees walk outside, then locking the doors after them.

It is unfortunate that Channel Nine is losing its target audience to Channels Seven, Ten, ABC and SBS; Nursing Homes or Heaven... only that they dont do much about changing their target audience. I flicked over the other night to a rather tragic program which seemed to be delivered entirely in geriatrivision. Even their recent legal/medical (in one) drama got the pan-searing it deserved from less than impressed critics.

I feel more and more like the "fix" for Channel Nine is like the "fix" for a terminally ill animal - have it put down humanely while its still only mildly painful.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby hornetfig » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:03 pm

scott wrote:Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune is now the latest program to be boned this year after being thrashed by Seven's Deal or No Deal.


But they won't learn the lesson. What was wrong with Wheel this time around?
* The host was boring
* The set was purple :o
* The wheel was small and flimsy
* There was no prize gift shop for winning a round

Basically, it screwed with the format and was tacky. If they'd done it properly it would have done well. Wheel of Fortune is a perfectly decent gameshow and is far more fun to play at home than Deal or No Deal, but the production was so abysmal that after viewing one show it would be obvious it was doomed.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby PETERGRIFFIN888 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:05 pm

Bring back Looney Tunes Cartoons to the hour before the News comes on
Bring back Temptation For Goodness Sake we are already halfway through 2008 and they are still showing repeats of Two and a Half Men
Give us a Decent talk show in the mould of Oprah or Geraldo or anything else of that kind that comes out of America
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby T1248 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:55 pm

Those repeats of Two and A Half men are about all I bother to watch on Nine.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby 2MSJ » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:16 pm

scott wrote:*Put Gordon Ramsey back to late nights where he belongs


Why would they do that? Ramsey's shows are consistently winning the timeslot. So far this week, 9 are ahead in the ratings.(Although they did have the Corby special)
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Member1100 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:40 pm

Hazards & Dome wrote:
scott wrote:*Put Gordon Ramsey back to late nights where he belongs


Why would they do that? Ramsey's shows are consistently winning the timeslot. So far this week, 9 are ahead in the ratings.(Although they did have the Corby special)


Yes, but give it 3 months and Mr Ramsay will be ###### wearing ###### thin on all the ####### who think he is ####### funny.

Channel 9 seem to have lost sight of what is entertaining to watch on TV. Instead all they show is stuff that is cheap to make/import.

Sadly I think its only going to get worse. Bad Lads Army seems like another stinker for Channel 9. I cant remember the last time I saw a video on the now terminally stale Australias Funniest Home Videos that was actually at least mildly amusing. I get more laughter at looking at what hideous frock the host is wearing each week.

And next Saturday night, Channel 9 is playing The Wedding Singer as its primetime movie. I mean seriously, how many times to they want to play that movie? Sure it was ok, but move on for ####s sake.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby 2MSJ » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:16 pm

Eratik wrote:And next Saturday night, Channel 9 is playing The Wedding Singer as its primetime movie. I mean seriously, how many times to they want to play that movie? Sure it was ok, but move on for ####s sake.


Channel 10 have shown Mean Girls 3 times this year already I think, they showed it twice in 6 weeks!

Don't forget, it's almost time for Ch9 to roll out True Lies and Entrapment for the quarter :roll:
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Crispy! » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:49 am

Bring Back Comedy Inc with Ernest The Engine Car skits. bagging out Thomas The Tank Engine

Voice: Ernest The Engine Car had finally cracked

Ernest: get outta the F*cking way F*cking move it get off the f*cking road

Stevie: Ernest

Voice: Said Stevie The Steam Train

Stevie: "Are you alright"

Ernest: I'm Fine

Voice: Said Ernest

Ernest: I'm just practising my road rage i'm fed up with Public Transport i'm always late so i'm getting a car with big booming Stereo
and numberplate that says CHX DGGGT

Stevie: W*nker W*nker W*nkker

Voice: Said Stevie Who stuttered at the worst possible moment"

Stevie: "how would you even fit in a car"

Ernest: i'll get the biggest 4WD i can find

Stevie "Oh so plan on being a C*nt being a C*nt being a Country driver

Voice : Said Stevie who's stutter not getting any better

Ernest: "Oh No"

Voice: Said Ernest

Ernest: I'll be just driving it around the city"

Stevie "Oh so you'll be just looking like a c*nt looking like a c*nt looking like a country driver and driving like a c*nt driving like a c*nt like a country driver and parking like a c*nt parking like a c*nt parking like a country driver and everyone else that see's you will think there's a real a c*nt there's a real c*nt there's a real country driving experience that his missing out on

Said: Stevie

Ernest: "I Dont care what else anyone thinks"

Stevie: Then a 4WD is perfect" Arent your worried about being stuck in Traffic"

Ernest "not at all" i'll be using the Bus Lane".
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby MAN NG313 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:26 am

Last night Channel 9 had 'Cats and Dogs' on. I have seen it before. It is such a XXX movie I don't even know why they bother. My god it was horrid.
One of the channels also had Richie Rich on, can't remember which but it is a XXX movie too.
That million dollar wheel of fortune is crap. Bring it back to 7 with the old hosts and format where it was pretty good.

Channel 9 could do well by bringing back Temptation, which was a good good good game show and exciting to watch. Pity they got rid of it :evil:

And why can't television networks put something GOOD on Friday and Saturday nights? All thats usually on is football and some crap movie. It sucks.

Meh, TV is getting crapper and crapper as each year goes by 8)
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby gravesend_king » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:22 am

With all the reality shows like
Big Brother
Surviver
Farmer Takes a wife
Race around the world

and the like no one has any imagination, remember all tv channels have an interest in PAY TV

Where I live we get those stupid Infomercials from 11.00p.m.weekdays and on weekends it is usually from 1.00p.m to 4.00p.m if there is no football on.

Glad to have videos and DVDs to watch. I did a count of how many DVDs I had and when I went to the local video shop I noticed that I actually had more DVDs than they did, go figure
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby pakenhamtrain » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:02 pm

MAN NG313 wrote:Last night Channel 9 had 'Cats and Dogs' on. I have seen it before. It is such a XXX movie I don't even know why they bother. My god it was horrid.

Channel 9 could do well by bringing back Temptation, which was a good good good game show and exciting to watch. Pity they got rid of it :evil:

If I recall correctly Temptation is coming back, it's just on an extended break. The Channel 9 website had it listed as Returning Soon.
As for Cats and Dogs.....well St Kilda's first Quarter last night was more exciting and I'm a saints supporter. :roll:
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby PETERGRIFFIN888 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:53 pm

how soon is returning soon for Temptation
We can all blame the success of Frasier for how long it took Channel Nine to bring back a game show almost five years and costed Red Symons his game show
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Stoney! » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:23 pm

PETERGRIFFIN888 wrote:Bring back Looney Tunes Cartoons to the hour before the News comes on


oh my god YES! i remember that now, loved watching looney tunes before dinner when i was little. It made up for the hour of news i had to watch after cartoons lol.

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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Member1100 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:44 pm

PETERGRIFFIN888 wrote:how soon is returning soon for Temptation
We can all blame the success of Frasier for how long it took Channel Nine to bring back a game show almost five years and costed Red Symons his game show


Correction, Channel 9 and Red Symons costed their own game show. That program was absoultly abhorrent, and doomed from day one.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Flexity110 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:03 pm

True... Channel 9 cost* themselves a lot, namely their entire audience, when they do stupid things like go to air.

*I assume you mean "cost" which is also the past tense of the verb "to cost" - "costed" relates to the activity of "costing" which is a synonym for "pricing".
i.e. "Once the project was fully costed out, it was deemed unviable" as opposed to "It cost me my job."
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby scott » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:20 pm

Another one of Channel Nine's failures was back in 1992 when Doug Mulray hosted Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos.

Kerry Packer rang the Channel Nine switchboard and barked, "Get this s^&t off the air". Then instantly the screen turns black.

Remember Keynotes with Richard Wilkins? , brought in as a summer replacement for Sale of The Century in the 1992/93 summer season. lasted only that period, but was repeated several years later.

Also, The 1990's version of The Price Is Right with Larry Emdur was brought in again as the summer replacement for Sale Of The Century in the 1993/94 summer period, but it was very successful and was made a permanent program in the 5:30 time slot in early 1994, where it stayed for quite a few years.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby boronia » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:46 pm

We never got to see the shows, so we will never know if it really was a failure.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby melbtransport » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:24 pm

I don't agree with you on Gordon Ramsay being put on later at night, because look at the ratings for Gordon Ramsay's shows, they've gone gangbusters :wink: :twisted: :!:
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Member1100 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:41 pm

melbtransport wrote:I don't agree with you on Gordon Ramsay being put on later at night, because look at the ratings for Gordon Ramsay's shows, they've gone gangbusters :wink: :twisted: :!:


Yes, but its hardly mind blowing entertainment. I suggest most people who are watching it are doing so simply because there is nothing much else on, so they might aswell laugh "at the silly pom who says C*** and F*** alot."
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby dave » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:55 pm

scott wrote:The Nine Network this year have had got good use out of their axe. Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune is now the latest program to be boned this year after being thrashed by Seven's Deal or No Deal.

What could be done to reverse Channel Nines's fortunes and bring them back to their former glory?

My Plan:-

* Sack the current executives
* Bring back Hey Hey It's Saturday
*Bring back Burke's Backyard
*Put Gordon Ramsey back to late nights where he belongs
* Sack Tony Grieg from the cricket coverage
* Some good quality Aussie Drama series such as The Flying Doctors
* Some good quality Aussie Mini Series and telemovies such as Halifax FP

I agree scott, hey hey went for over 25 years and they never have filled that void. burkes backyard and other shows that we grew up with are all gone. we also had some great mini series made in australia in past. Maybe if the nine executives asked the viewers what they want, things may change.anything would be better then repeat shows all the time.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby melbtransport » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:06 pm

Another suggestion would be show new episodes of Two and a Half Men
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby PETERGRIFFIN888 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:40 pm

Here are some things that would help Channel 9

HI 5 OR Humphrey B Bear right after the Today show on weekdays for the mothers out there with preschoolers and small children and again at 3:30pm
Less Crime Shows
Suitable Viewing for Children 5 to 18 Years of age after school
Shows that cater for the under 40's
New Two and a Half men episodes while we wait in anticipation for Temptation to Return
More of those Ladette to Lady style programmes
Something along the lines of Family Guy
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Member1100 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:57 pm

PETERGRIFFIN888 wrote:Here are some things that would help Channel 9
More of those Ladette to Lady style programmes


You are kidding right? This is the kind of half arsed bullshit that has Nine in so much trouble at the moment with poor ratings. :lol:

If I wanted to sit around and watch a bunch of foul mouthed tarty looking women with no dignity and no brains, I can do that simply by heading down to Fountain Gate for the day. But keep it off my TV set for gods sake.
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Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:24 pm

MAN NG313 wrote:And why can't television networks put something GOOD on Friday and Saturday nights? All thats usually on is football and some crap movie. It sucks.
For Sats &/or Suns., what about shows like Some Mothers Do Ave Em or Keeping Up Appearances?

For Ch. 9, ACA should stop trying to outdo Today Tonight, & the same with TT versus ACA.

Not sure if RAy Martin is still on 60 Minutes, but if he is, he should go to.
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