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Australian Ratings for July 23, 2009

July 24, 2009

Thursday saw the premiere of new comedy series on Seven. TV Burp and Double Take both debut to unspectacular 1m audiences. Rush on Ten and 20 To 1 on Nine beat the debuts, but all three networks were around 200,000 viewers within each other. Seven News once again lead the pack, whilst Ten’s 7PM Project […]

ABC responds to “offensive” Chaser skit on guide dogs

July 23, 2009

ABC Executive Head of Content Creation, Courtney Gibson, issued a statement late this afternoon defending The Chaser after a skit on Guide Dogs (story) attracted criticism, saying: “Contrary to the statement released by Guide Dogs QLD, the guide dog used in a sketch on The Chaser’s War on Everything this week was not degraded, nor […]

Chaser skit “offensive to guide dogs”

July 23, 2009

ABC’s The Chaser program is again under fire for what a charity has described as a degrading and offensive skit about guide dogs. The Chaser on Wednesday night aired a skit centred on an organisation called “Guide Dogs for the Blind and Munted”. It featured guide dogs leading drunken men, one of whom smashes a […]