Nine is throwing down the gauntlet with its Sunday night programming post-Easter.
It is moving Customs to 6:30pm Sundays to be followed by UK factual Send in the Dogs (now there’s a title ripe for gags) at 7pm.
The change begins April 11th, the first return date of ratings.
Domestic Blitz, which had been airing at 6:30pm Sundays, is now out of schedule.
Nine’s switch is triggered by the return of Hey Hey it’s Saturday on Wednesday April 14, where Customs had been pulling good audiences.
Nine is clearly hoping Customs will diminish the appeal of Seven’s Border Security at 7:30pm. But after Seven slated Sunday Night to… Sunday nights… who can really blame them?
The factuals will be followed by 60 Minutes, a two hour premiere of Underbelly: The Golden Mile and V at 10:30pm. Survivors concludes this Sunday with Nine not rolling straight into Series 2 which aired in the UK in January.
Send in the Dogs follows police dog units in London and Manchester as they chase down hardened criminals and take to the front line in the war against drugs.