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TV Tonight

TV Tonight is an Australian-based website which features reviews, news and programming information related to television in Australia as well as OzTAM ratings information. As of April 2014, the site places 838 in the Australian Alexa ranking system and 72,997 worldwide.[2]

TV Tonight
TV Tonight webpage logo.png
Type of site
Entertainment, media, news.
Available in English
Owner Private
Created by David Knox
Slogan(s) Australia's Leading TV Blog.
Website tvtonight.com.au
Alexa rank

72,997 (worldwide)
838 (Australia) (April 2014)[1]

[2]
Commercial Yes
Registration Free
Launched January 2007 (2007-01)[3]
Current status Online

The site was started by television critic David Knox in 2007 after listeners of his radio programs asked him for information they had missed.[4] Knox runs the site,[3][5] publishing his interviews with Australian media actors, producers, directors and programmers.[6] Knox regularly visits the sets of Australian television series[7][8][9] and reviews television programs.[10]

Knox also served as television critic for Radio National's breakfast program from 2009 - 2015.[11] Dan Barrett is now in this role.[12] Knox has an advanced diploma in screenwriting and was the founding Artistic Director of Screenplay.[6]

TV Tonight is also referenced in Australian media, including The Sydney Morning Herald[13] and news.com.au,[14] while Knox gives commentary for other media outlets including News Corp Australia,[15] MediaWeek[16] and ABC.[17]

The website began a campaign to include more female Logie Award Hall of Fame inductees.[18] A year after the campaign, the event's second female inductee was admitted in Noni Hazlehurst at the 2016 ceremony.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tvtonight.com.au Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Tvtonight.com.au - Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet, Inc. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Sinclair, Lara (29 September 2008). "It's tough making a living in the local blogosphere". The Australian. p. 35. ISSN 1038-8761. 
  4. ^ "TV Tonight". Melbourne Media Map. La Trobe University. 
  5. ^ Barrett, Dan (10 February 2011). "TV Tonight – Unexpected Downtime". Televised Revolution. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "TV Tonight". onlymelbourne.com.au. 
  7. ^ "Patrol Pranking the kids of Oz". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Gallery: Neighbours new sets". TV-Tonight. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Gallery: COPS L.A.C.". TV-Tonight. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "TV Tonight - Matchbox Pictures". Matchbox Pictures. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "David Knox: TV Tonight - RN Breakfast". Radio National. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Talking TV with Dan Barrett". Radio National. 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  13. ^ Lallo, Michael (1 September 2013). "TV gripes could send viewers online: survey". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Channel Nine's still the one to annoy viewers". news.com.au. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  15. ^ Burfitt, John (25 August 2014). "Canberra Confidential: TV looks to politics for next great Aussie drama". news.com.au. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "TV podcast with TV Tonight's David Knox". MediaWeek. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  17. ^ Knox, David (29 September 2010). "Current affairs taste test: ACA vs TT vs 7PM". ABC. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  18. ^ Molloy, Shannon (27 April 2015). "'It's a disgrace!' The biggest names in TV call for an end to the Logie Awards gentleman's club". news.com.au. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  19. ^ Blackwell, Eoin (9 May 2016). "Noni Hazlehurst Stuns With Logies Speech". The Huffington Post Australia. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 

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