Australia Some questions to answer as eyes take a detour after Back Roads
As Power Outages Continue in Texas, Portland, Oregon Struggles With 'Unprecedented' Winter Storm
"The destruction and damage to kind of every aspect of our system was significant. The storm was unprecedented and came in three waves which created its own set of challenges," Elizabeth Lattanner, a spokesperson for Portland General Electric told Newsweek.While speaking with Newsweek, Elizabeth Lattanner, a spokesperson for Portland General Electric (PGE), explained that electrical crews have been able to restore power to more than 566,000 customers, but "about 98,000 remain without power.
Q+A on the ABC was down to 428,000 nationally last night after the Back Roads lead-in rose to 787,000 at 8pm. That was a drop of 359,000 people — up from 276,000 people last week. Not a good look. Again.
Gogglebox Australia returned to Ten for the first time this year — 711,000 nationally but didn’t make the national top 10.
Nine edged home with the night session of the tennis averaging 740,000 as The Joker qualified for his ninth Australian Open final by beating unseeded Aslan Karatsev. It was a straight-sets bashing, just as Naomi Osaka whacked the 23-slam winner Serena Williams in straight sets and very easily. Tennis can be very brutal at the top — especially for newbies and those on the way down.
Warmer winters threaten Canada's seasonal ice roads
Canadian Gilbert Cardin worries about the future of the ice road he maintains every winter on a frozen river west of Montreal. It is thick enough to allow cars to drive across the frozen river, but not trucks. In past winters the ice has usually been as much as one meter (three feet) thick."At this time of year, we should be seeing 26 inches (65 cm) of ice," he says.He doesn't expect to make a profit this year, given his late start and forecasts of an early spring, which will likely force him to close the ice road in a few weeks.
In breakfast Sunrise got 432,000 nationally and 252,000 metro; Today, 316,000 and209,000; ABC News Breakfast, 307,000 and 208,000.
In regional it was Seven News and Seven News 6.30 with 500,000 each; Home and Away, 354,000; 7pm ABC News, 313,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 283,000.
Network channel share:
- Nine (27.3%)
- Seven (26.6%)
- Ten (19.3%)
- ABC (17.8%)
- SBS (9.0%)
Network main channels:
- Nine (19.4%)
- Seven (17.5%)
- ABC (12.4%)
- Ten (12.3%)
- SBS ONE (5.0%)
Top 5 digital channels:
- 7TWO (3.9%)
- 10 Bold, 7mate (3.6%)
- 10 Peach (2.9%)
- ABC Kids Comedy/Plus, 9Life (2.6%)
Top 10 national programs:
- Seven News — 1.441 million
- Seven News 6.30 — 1.399 million
- Nine News 6.30 — 1.044 million
- Nine News, 7pm ABC News — 1.011 million
- 7.30 (ABC) — 837,000
- Home and Away (Seven) — 813,000
- Back Roads (ABC) — 787,000
- The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 779,000
- Australian Open, day 11, night (Nine) — 740,000
Top metro programs: no program had a million or more viewers.
Reporter questions State Department spokesman whether Biden taking credit for Trump accomplishments
Reporter questions State Department spokesman whether Biden taking credit for Trump accomplishments An Associated Press reporter took State Department spokesman Ned Price to task Monday for suggesting that President Joe Biden was responsible for a policy that had started under the Trump administration. Price, highlighting a report sent to Congress, said some 18 entities have engaged in "good faith efforts" to scale back their involvement in Nord Stream 2, a controversial $11 billion pipeline project designed to transmit Russian natural gas to Germany.
Losers: tennis is on, but Q+A weaker this week.
Metro news and current affairs:
- Seven News — 942,000
- Seven News 6.30— 899,000
- Nine News — 773,000
- Nine News 6.30 — 764,000
- 7pm ABC News —698,000
- 7.30 (ABC) — 576,000
- The Project 7pm (Ten) — 442,000
- Ten News First —358,000
- Q&A (ABC), The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 280,000
Morning (national) TV:
- Sunrise (Seven) — 432,000/252,000
- Today (Nine) — 316,000/208,000
- News Breakfast (ABC) — 307,000/208,000
- The Morning Show (Seven) — 217,000
- Today Extra (Nine) — N/A: AO tennis
- Studio 10 (Ten) — 62,000
Top five pay TV programs:
- The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 88,000
- Credlin (Sky News) — 77,000
- Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 73,000
- Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 66,000
- Alan Jones (Sky News) — 60,000
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‘Catastrophic’: Outrage grows over Egypt’s new tourist attraction .
Many Egyptians worry the Cairo Eye tourist attraction will destroy the ancient city’s environment and heritage.Last month, Cairo’s Governor Khaled Abdel Aal launched the Cairo Eye project – a 120-metre high Ferris wheel to be completed by 2022 along the River Nile in Zamalek, an upscale district on Gezira Island in the heart of the capital.