Main adjustments forward for the Logie Awards as MasterChef beats rankings smash Married At First Sight within the ‘hottest’ class – exposing a critical flaw within the voting system
Main adjustments might be on the horizon for the Logies, after Channel 9 did not win a single award and Married At First Sight misplaced out within the ‘Most Standard Actuality Program’ class regardless of its monster rankings.
TV Week editor Thomas Woodgate hinted throughout an interview with Mediaweek that these shock outcomes may result in adjustments in how votes are forged within the ‘Most Standard’ classes.
Mr Woodgate stated it was ‘stunning’ that reveals like MAFS and Residence and Away, which have enormous followings, did not win sufficient votes via the present system.
Revamp: Main adjustments might be on the horizon for the Logies, after Married At First Sight misplaced out within the ‘Most Standard Actuality Program’ class regardless of its monster rankings. Pictured: MAFS contributors Michael Brunelli and Martha Kalifatidis on the Logie Awards on Sunday evening
Woodgate was unable to elucidate why MAFS, which is Australia’s highest-rating actuality present by a big margin, misplaced out to MasterChef within the well-liked vote.
‘It is stunning for those who suppose that Married at First Sight was getting a median of 1.4 million or 1.5 million [viewers] an evening, that may be a wholesome voting base,’ he stated.
He added that these viewers would presumably be ‘extremely engaged’ on social media and due to this fact prone to need to vote within the Logies.
Modifications: TV Week editor Thomas Woodgate informed Mediaweek that 2019’s shock outcomes may result in adjustments in how votes are forged within the ‘Most Standard’ classes. Pictured: Controversial Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson
Woodgate hinted that there’s ‘potential’ for the voting system to vary to be able to higher replicate the rankings going ahead.
It was a poor evening for each Channel Seven and 9 at this yr’s Logies, with each main networks failing to go residence with any awards.
The ceremony itself was shrouded in controversy as a result of truth comic Tom Gleeson gained the Gold Logie after working a joke marketing campaign.
‘Taking the p**s’: This yr’s ceremony was shrouded in controversy as a result of truth comic Tom Gleeson (pictured) gained the Gold Logie after working a joke marketing campaign
He had prompted upset amongst his fellow Gold Logie nominees within the lead-up to the awards by trashing them in a sequence of political campaign-style movies.
The Laborious Quiz host was extensively accused of ‘ruining the Logies’, however he did not appear to thoughts and overtly declared his victory as a win for ‘taking the p**s’.
His boozy acceptance speech has divided the leisure business, with longtime A Present Affair host Tracy Grimshaw saying Tom had ‘no grace’.
Gutted: Amanda Keller (pictured) was nominated for the Gold Logie and seemed visibly crestfallen within the viewers throughout Tom’s gloating acceptance speech