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The Northern Territory news Mon 18 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Mon 18 Jan 2010

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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18 Northern Territory News, Monday, January 18, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 8 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K HOT STUFF: Cooking shows Pohs Kitchen (above), MasterChef (top right) and My Kitchen Rules (right) will compete for viewers this year Whats cooking COOKING shows, international sports and reallife dramas are the big guns Aussie TV networks are taking into the 2010 ratings battle. This years TVwar looks set to be the fiercest yet, as channels 7, 9 and 10 pull out all the stops to keep their viewers from straying to the many free-to-air and Pay-TV stations now on offer. It will be very fierce, Fusion Strategymanaging director Steve Allen says. The sheer volume of choices for viewersmeans the programmers at themain stations have to perform. Much like this year, the networks will rely heavily on cooking showsMasterChef (Ten),Pohs Kitchen (ABC) andMyKitchen Rules (Seven) and real-life dramas such asNines third season of Underbelly and TensHawke to retain their audiences. Channels 10 and 9, as well as Foxtel, also have ratings winners up their sleeveswith the Commonwealth Games and theWinter Olympics. Ten is lucky the Commonwealth Games are in India,making it easier to show events in prime time and as close to live as possible. Ninewill again see a ratings pay-off for investing in reallife crime dramawith Underbelly: The GoldenMile, starring Sigrid Thornton, and TheMaria Korp Case: The Woman in the Boot Story, with RebeccaGibney and Vince Colosimo. I see no reasonwhy