The Courier-Mail

WHY TV HAS GONE TO THE DOGS

- NATHANAEL COOPER

TELEVISION has gone to the dogs as our obsession with cute animals outrates everything rival networks can put up against it.

Channel 7’s latest episode in the Animals Make You Laugh Out Loud series was an easy winner in its timeslot. It was the highest-rating program after the news.

This is the third incarnatio­n of the show about amusing animals. We have already laughed our way through Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud, while Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud was watched by 841,000 people nationally, easily beating The Hotplate on Nine and The Great Australian Spelling Bee on Ten.

Brisbane viewers even prefer pet stories over the news.

In Brisbane, more viewers tuned in to Home and Away than Animals Make You Laugh Out Loud but both outrated Seven News and ABC News.

Just to show we can’t get enough of pampered pooches, this Saturday, Brisbane’s first Woofstock, a big day out for dogs and their owners at Manly, has its own canine version of some popular reality shows.

It will be dog-eat-dog on the catwalk for the K9 Next Top Model competitio­n, followed by Doggies Got Talent and, for the best barkers, The Voice.

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 ?? Picture: Ric Frearson ?? QUICK PAWS: Shae the american bulldog is all dressed up in her 1970s-inspired fashion to attend Saturday’s Woofstock at Manly.
Picture: Ric Frearson QUICK PAWS: Shae the american bulldog is all dressed up in her 1970s-inspired fashion to attend Saturday’s Woofstock at Manly.

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