I feel I should thank the people at Channel 7 who produced Molly, documenting Molly Meldrums life. It inspired me after watching it to write about it and the media I watch generally. I had at the time just Graduated and didn’t really know what to do next.
This is what I said on my social media…
“I just watched the Molly series on Ch 7 and loved it. What a great cast and wonderful way to portray Molly’s life. It reminds me exactly how blessed we were in Australia to have had such a show like Countdown growing up on Free to Air TV.”
I guess I wasn’t the only one who felt this way as the viewer ratings were pretty impressive as well. Part 1 saw 1.79 million viewers tune in and Part two dipped a bit to 1.52 million. MKR lost out to Molly last week but with 1.67 million viewers narrowly pegged the Channel 7 mini-series this week.
There is some controversy about the claimed figures as Channel 7 last week used a combined regular viewer and “catchup viewer” statistic to announce it’s end figures.
Mumbrella said “Today is also the first time that Oztam has published its new digital ratings in the form of the Oztam VPM Report which, after multiple delays, is giving the industry the first audited numbers on the size of the network’s online catch up services.”
Samuel Johnson who plays Molly Meldrum, Australian music Producer and TV Personality has an uncanny resemblance. He absolutely nails Molly’s mannerisms and styles of speech.
I enjoyed the Mini-series so much that I purchased the Molly Album on iTunes. It has 60 great songs for $22 which is amazing value. These are cherry picked from some of the best 70’s and 80’s albums…
Do yourself a favour! This is one Album to own.
The mini-series is currently available at Target for $20. That’s amazing for an Australian mini-series of such high production value.
Stats taken from Nielsen Australia.
Neill Barry is a Graduate in Communications, loves Advertising, statistics and lives almost entirely off caffeine related products.