Blog entry 4a

TV shows in Australia

The X Factor (channel 7)

The X Factor is a television music competition created by Simon Cowell, and it start from UK, the final winner can get 500,000$ as bonus; However, it developing in many of countries such as Australia. The “X Factor” of the name means “something” undefinable that makes for star quality. An out-of-court settlement was reached in 2005 allowing Fuller to gain a 10% share in The X Factor format, and preventing an American version until 2010. The X Factor as known as the most powerful competitor of The US version of Pop Idol, which was created by Simon Cowell before. (BBC, 2007)

In the online marketing activities, it created an official Facebook and Twitter, if audience likes the shows they can “follow” and “like”.


The Ellen DeGeneres show (channel 9)

The Ellen DeGeneres show, debuting on September 8, 2003, is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. The program combines comedy, celebrity, musical guests and human-interest stories. The program often features audience participation games where prizes are awarded. During her Twelve Days of Giveaways promotion, audience members receive roughly $1,000 worth of prizes on each of twelve episodes.

The talk show, now in its 10th year, has seen its ratings swell 13% this season compared with the previous period. It has steadily been moving up the hierarchy of daytime television since Oprah Winfrey retired nearly two years ago. (James, 2013)


The Doctors (channel 10)

The doctors is an American syndicated talk show airing daily in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Sweden and Finland. It debuted on September 8, 2008.

The Doctors is an Emmy(R) Award-winning daily, nationally syndicated series airing in over 200 markets.(The futon Critic,2013) there are many of Doctors offers viewers a reliable source of fascinating health and wellness advice. (The futon Critic,2013)

In the November sweeps, The Doctors averaged a 2.0 live-plus-same-day household rating, according to Nielsen, and grew 18% over November 2008, the show’s first sweeps. That’s the largest year-to-year percentage gain of any show in syndication, and a rare feat in today’s challenged daytime TV environment.(Albiniak,2012)



“NBC stations renew ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ through 2017”Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 11, 2013.

“X Factor copyright case settled”, BBC News, retrieved 15 May 2007

Simon Cowell: And the real winner is… The Independent, retrieved 15 May 2007

“”The Doctors” Kicks Off Its Sixth Season This Monday, September 9 with New Additions to the Team”The Futon Critic (Press release). Retrieved September 6, 2013.

“The Doctors’ Renewed Through 2012 – December 14, 2009 06:00:00 | Broadcasting & Cable”. Retrieved August 31, 2012.


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