News Bulletin: Married beats I'm A Celeb finale; Fairfax promotes Chessell to national role

By AdNews | 13 March 2018

I'm A Celebrity finale draws poor ratings

The grand finale of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here has drawn a paltry 696,000 metro viewers, while the 'winner announced' program attracted 872,000 - both well behind Married At First Sight (1.26 million) and My Kitchen Rules (926,000). The decider, well below last year's 989,000 viewers, was won by comedian Fiona O'Loughlin with singer Shannon Noll the runner up. Nationally, the finale was watched by 979,000 people, while the winner announced hit 1.18 million average viewers. The series average was about 650,746 metro viewers.

Fairfax Media promotes Chessell to national group editor

Fairfax Media has promoted James Chessell to group executive editor of Australian Metro Publishing, effective immediately. He will lead editorial teams across Fairfax’s capital city mastheads, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, WAtoday and Life Media. He steps up from national editor of Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Australian Metro Publishing managing director Chris Janz said: “James is a journalist and editor of remarkable talent. He’s one of Australia’s best business journalists with extensive international experience and an insider’s knowledge of the local and global political landscape.  

Lavender's Marco Eychenne resurfaces

Ex-Lavender ECD Marco Eychenne has resurfaced at independent digital creative agency Romeo as creative director. Now in its third year of operation, Romeo is the digital sibling of leading Brisbane independent, Rumble. Eychenne left Lavender in 2017 after five years at the business, replaced by Anna Karena

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