Being Lara Bingle

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Being Lara Bingle
Genre Reality television
Created by Lara Bingle
Written by Claire Haywood
Directed by Ben Thompson
Presented by Jack Torracka
Starring Lara Bingle
Joshua Bingle
Hermione Underwood
Sharon Bingle
Opening theme "Bop Girl" by Pat Wilson
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) John McAvoy
Producer(s) Claire Haywood
Camera setup Craig Donaldson
Wayne Vinten
Broadcast
Original channel Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 12 June 2012 (2012-06-12) – 7 August 2012 (2012-08-07)
External links
Website

Being Lara Bingle was a short-lived, Australian reality television series that premiered on 12 June 2012 on Network Ten.[1][2] The series follows the misadventures of model and minor television personality, Lara Bingle.[3]

After two years, Network Ten has not commissioned a second season of the series and no second series of the failed first has been spoken of publicly since.[4]

In April 2013, Network Ten expressed that "the extreme youth focus that led to programs like (similarly failed) 'The Shire' and 'Being Lara Bingle' being commissioned is not quite right for us" and that Ten would now move on from that focus, being obviously unappealing to its audience.[5]

Cast[edit]

  • Lara Bingle – Model and TV personality
  • Hermione Underwood – Lara's former manager and best friend
  • Josh Bingle – Lara's brother
  • Sharon Bingle – Lara's mother

Ratings[edit]

The series aired in the 8:00 pm–8:30 pm timeslot on Tuesdays. Ratings aggregated by OzTam subsequent to the premiere of the series indicate that the premiere episode received an estimated viewership of 925,000 viewers, during which a peak of 1.3 million was reached.[6]

Episode
number
Original air date Viewers Nightly
rank
Weekly
rank
1 12 June 2012 925,000[6] 13[6] 41
2 19 June 2012 786,000[7] 14 44[8]
3 26 June 2012 684,000[9] 17 N/A
4 3 July 2012 728,000[10] 13[11] N/A
5 10 July 2012 650,000[12] 16 N/A
6 17 July 2012 713,000[13] 11 N/A
7 24 July 2012 768,000[14][15]
931,000[n 1][16]
9 N/A
8 31 July 2012 463,000[n 2] 20[17] N/A
9 7 August 2012 N/A N/A N/A
10 7 August 2012 387,000[18] N/A N/A
Notes
  1. ^ Numbers were inflated because Being Lara Bingle took in MasterChef viewers when the show ran overtime. On actual screening minutes, it attracted 768,000 watchers.
  2. ^ Ratings for this episode dropped lower possibly due to coverage of the Olympics on another channel.

Location[edit]

The reality series was filmed at Bondi Beach in New South Wales and other locations including Los Angeles, Melbourne, India, and New Zealand.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Being Lara Bingle" Reality TV Show Confirmed For Channel 10 – Entertainment News". Pedestrian TV. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Knox, David (24 May 2012). "Airdate: Being Lara Bingle". TV tonight. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (26 February 2012). "Being Lara Bingle for TEN". TV tonight. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.larabingleonline.net/2013/05/lara-eyes-private-time.html
  5. ^ http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/article/16640608/ten-admits-bingle-bungle-in-243m-loss/
  6. ^ a b c Dale, David (11 June 2012). "THE RATINGS RACE: Week 24". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Idato, Michael (20 June 2012). "Being Lara Bingle ratings". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Dale, David (18 June 2012). "THE RATINGS RACE: Week 25". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Dale, David (25 June 2012). "THE RATINGS RACE: Week 26". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Winners & Losers dips below 1m for Seven". mumbrella.com.au. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Bodey, Michael (4 July 2012). "Masterchef climbs after The Block finishes". The Australian. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Hayes, Alex (11 July 2012). "Bingle and The Voice US slide further". bandt.com.au. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Dale, David (16 July 2012). "THE RATINGS RACE: Week 29". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "MasterChef wins as Being Lara Bingle grows". Bandt.com.au. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "MasterChef heating up nicely for big final". News.ninemsn.com.au. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  16. ^ Meade, Amanda (25 July 2012). "Even the strength of MasterChef couldnt stop Seven from winning Tuesday's ratings". The Australian. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  17. ^ Dale, David (30 July 2012). "THE RATINGS RACE: When Aussie athletes are losing, we find our champions in fairyland". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Ratings gold again for the Olympics". bandt.com.au. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.