I noticed that Nine televised a ODI cricket match between England and Australia (during the 2nd half). This simply backfired its telecast. To make matters worse, Nine televised small amounts of Wimbledon. This was the end for Nine’s Wimbledon Tennis coverage after 40 years due to dwindling ratings.
Start of the end for WIN WA - WIN used to televise both Nine and TEN programming back in the early days. This was due to the launch of new licence, Ten West Regional aka, West Digital Television. During that year, WIN would still show a bit of Ten programming, while TEN West was a simulcast of Ten Perth.
Yes that’s correct. We’ll never see a match of that magnitude ever again as long as the current final-set tiebreak rules at the Majors (first to ten rather than the standard first to seven) is in effect.
Seven HD and TEN HD show some breakaway programs during 2008 period, while Nine HD was a simulcast of Nine Perth. I believe that other markets like Sydney, Melb, Brisbane had breakaway channels under the Nine Entertainment Co, while STW9 and NWS9 were under WIN.
This was the final episode for Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune. That show got the axe after 5 weeks due to very low ratings. John Burgess and the late Adriana Xenides criticized this show. The problem is that this show was a distant third behind Deal or No Deal and Ten News at Five. Following the sudden axing of this game show, Nine would return to Antiques Roadshow. In the past 5 years, Nine tried The Price is Right, then Bert’s Family Feud and Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune. Sadly, the audience numbers were soft.
But on the other hand, NIne Perth showed a Rugby League match at 4AM the following day. The problem is that the NRL match was 11 hours old. in WIN Territory, they didn’t have Big Brother, which simply backfired and hurt their network. Only Channel 10 Perth had Bib Brother (which was in its final year).