Top Gear added to GO!

By David Knox on February 26, 2010 / Filed Under Programming 30

Nine shows no sign of discerning titles between Nine and GO! as it adds old episodes of Top Gear to GO!

Episode 2 from Series 9 will air at 8:30pm Thursday March 4, following more Big Bang Theory repeats.

That pushes ER back to 9:40pm for the premiere of its 15th series with a single episode. That’s the umpteenth start time for ER fans.

Meanwhile plans for The Bachelor next Tuesday at 8:30pm are now out, replaced by Seinfeld repeats.

30 Comments »

  1. David Knox March 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm -

    I’m sure you mean Nine and not me….

  2. julie March 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm -

    Just pathetic that you have advertised The bachelor and then offer no explanation as to why it has been pulled or if it is going to be rescheduled. Your programming is very poor.

  3. David Knox March 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm -

    Gossip Girl is 10:30.

  4. critic March 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm -

    So what does this mean for Gossip Girl??

  5. vinny March 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm -

    @ Floss Aus – Maybe Nine’s new channel will be a real youth channel with the MTV deal and GO ! will be rebranded or something.

  6. FlossAus March 1, 2010 at 10:17 am -

    What’s most frustrating about the Bachelor movements is that on Nine, Ellen is often talking about the plot and interviewing cast members from the current US series – which from last two seem to be reality TV slapper town fun.

    I don’t understand the Seinfeld repeat logic for who knows how many times. Most of the real Seinfeld fans would own the box sets etc.

    Can’t Nine just slot the Bachelor into Go on Friday night? Seriously, the promise of a youth channel with specific themed nights was so exciting and well planned and it’s all gone to the toilet now Nine programmers have seen it can help them win the overalls.

  7. Craig February 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm -

    @Stan did you hear BBC Knowledge have the uncut (international) version of the winter special coming up in March… Oh and if you want to see the full 59 minute UK version go over to iTunes and DL for $2.99.

  8. vid February 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm -

    @ andrew B…… mate… over saturation???? geee!! thats a silly statement!! Top Gear will do very well for nine and GO!…. aussies love their cars…
    I think u need to research your answers a little better!!….
    Its a very smart move by Nine/GO! well done!!!

  9. Stan February 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm -

    We get it, Craig! You like to watch Top Gear on BBC Knowledge… Geez.

  10. Nathan February 27, 2010 at 4:06 pm -

    @Andrew B. Top Gear new episodes start on Tuesday, with the American Special after it, and Go! is show repeats of older episodes on Thursday. I don’t see how it’s out of place, it’s like saying Dog the Bounty Hunter is out of place The programs being aired on Go! seems to reach nearly ever demographic, kids shows on in the morning and mid afternoon, all the trendy shows, the reality, the old sitcoms, and recent sitcoms, movies that haven’t been seen on the Nine. It seemed like a logic step to show older episode on Go!, they should have been doing it before the new episodes started

  11. Craig February 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm -

    Andrews if they did that then Nine would never get to the re-runs, here we are the end of Feb and only one ep has been aired, granted the Olympics has messed things up but if this was on SBS we’d be over half way through the series already.

    I don’ thing once a week on GO! is over exposure, just look at BBC Knowledge they have it 7 days a week. Question is on GO! will they be edited down from the 50 or so minutes the BBC send them to 40 or so for more ads?

  12. vinny February 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm -

    I think the reason Nine Go etc are always tweaking program schedules is they are trying to be the no1 network since channel 7 took over this status a few years back.

    It is interesting that as soon as Nine puts a factual on like Customs all of a sudden it rates like crazy.

    All of a sudden 7 sees this and shuffles their programming removing their factual.

    So I think that explains it . If Nine were No 1 and Seven wasn’t , Seven would be making constant changes all the time to its lineup.

    Am I right in saying all this ?

  13. tasmanian devil February 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm -

    I don’t see a problem with having shows on both 9 and GO, after all ABC does it and GO having separate name and branding doesn’t prohibit Nine from doing it too.

  14. Andrew B February 27, 2010 at 11:31 am -

    No, they should hold off on Top Gear until Nine are not showing new ones. Even having it on GO will risk saturation, and seems out of place.

    As for ER, this is the 6th change to its programming.

  15. AndrewK February 27, 2010 at 8:50 am -

    What is the point of having multi channels when a show about nothing replaces content that offers something different. Just what are the ratings for Seinfeld these days?

    Thank you David for keeping us informed.

  16. Craig February 27, 2010 at 8:13 am -

    I was wondering when it would start ‘classic’ eps on GO!

    Not that I’ll watch them much as I’ve seen them and have most recorded now plus there is BBC Knowledge…

  17. Bella February 27, 2010 at 1:18 am -

    Thanks for the update on the 15th season of ER. I’ve been dying to see it.

  18. vinny February 27, 2010 at 1:01 am -

    @ Stephen H – GO! showed the whole of the 2007 season of The Bachelor last month. Yes it was repeated late night and the next day.

    Their plans were to show the next season but this is most likely on hold now.

    So it’s not like they removed the series whilst it was playing or something like that.

  19. Stephen H February 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm -

    I hate this channel so much full of false promise and has delivered next to nothing as long as 7two remains loyal then that will be my digital channel of choice is The Bachelor still on at 1am or 2pm the next day or even back the following week thanks For keeping us informed David.

  20. Brekkie February 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm -

    Letting shows run their course on GO! didn’t last long then!

  21. vinny February 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm -

    Sorry for the 3rd post… I forgot to ask, is Gossip Girl out now or have they still got it on around 10.30 pm David ?

  22. vinny February 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm -

    1. I suppose because of the type of show it is , it wouldn’t matter if they show episodes 2 instead of 1… unless there was some continuity in it

    2. At least E.R has a new home and they are making an effort to show the episodes and get the series finished off on the second channel.

    3. They should show the next season of The Bachelor 2008 series, I mean who wants to see Seinfeld for the 999th time lol.

  23. vinny February 26, 2010 at 8:09 pm -

    @ Scott – They had previously shown the latest 2007 season of The Bachelor on GO! and were going to show the 2008 season called London Calling.

    The plans were to start this in March…. maybe later now. I wish they would show it as apparently we are 3 seasons behind the United States.

  24. Chris February 26, 2010 at 7:45 pm -

    8:30 to 9:40, does this mean they’re not going to shorten it?

  25. RichoTB February 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm -

    Nine are at it again!

  26. Rob B February 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm -

    Thanks for the update on ER. If it wasn’t for you I’d never catch the right start time.

  27. "Anonymous" February 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm -

    Yay, Seinfeld reruns!

  28. Dave February 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm -

    Horray, a second show for me to watch on GO! with Seinfield.

  29. Scott February 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm -

    What happened to The Bachelor? What season were they going to play?

  30. mikeys February 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm -

    May as well play em on GO! too…

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