From Monday Seven extends its Seven News at 4:30pm to one hour, every weekday.
The move follows Nine recently extending its arvo news to one hour.
As a result Surf Patrol is out.
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To be honest the Mash Repeats were getting rather old and stale so a change was in order but couldn’t they have gone with some 2000-2010 versions of Proven American or British Comedies instead of shoving us with more news.
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I don’t have children but surely a better choice would be a 4 to 6pm offerings of shows suitable for a generation too young for an after school job and too old for most of the ABC Kids/Disney and Nickelodeon offerings for those lucky enough to have Pay TV.Who needs an excess of News.If you can’t be there for the earlier bulletins watch the 7pm Project or hold out till 9:30pm for SBS or Lateline on the ABC or the Late News at whatever time they show it on 10.
Would rather watch 7 or 9 News and not 10. Bill Woods is horrible and the red headed Victorian who reads Sydney sport is imo the worst sports presenter in Aus. Maybe he’d be served best by going back to Victoria.
geez, whats the point, it doesnt even count to their share for the night.!
I’m really surprised 9 don’t go with a 7pm News bulletin next year as well, to compete with Ten and 7’s Home and Away.
Why Seven and Nine always copy formats to win the ratings war?. First it was Kerri-Anne and the MorningShow, then Deal or No Deal and Hot Seat, and now the 4:30 news? Re-instate MASH and Antiques Roadshow, we are all sick of watching news!
It was much better coming from Melbourne. It actually seemed like a national bulletin then.
I’m with you Damian – I used to watch all those shows you mentioned religiously.
Bring them all back and wipe away the dreck that’s on afternoon TV now – the good old days were good for a reason!!
I couldn’t agree more & I’m still amused by the comment that 7″s 4.30 news was best when the news was “made” in Melbourne.
News rates. it is cheap content, and viewers seem to want it.
Also Nine and Seven are trying to protect their 6pm news hours in the face on increased competition from News 24 and in particular Ten
Nick is right. Deal is the problem.
The only thing keeping Deal afloat these days is the strong figures in Adelaide and Perth.
Seven should be looking at revamping 5:30 on the east coast (creating a “local hour” from 5:30 to 6:30 with Deal moving to 5pm), while retaining Deal (reboot, new host etc.) at 5:30 in Adelaide and Perth (which already have this “local hour” concept with local TT’s at 6:30).
Why do people still fight over the tiny differences between Nine & Seven? It’s a television version of those Ford Vs Holden bogans. They’re both the same!
remember the days when news was at 6. Afternoons after school were cartoons-like scooby-doo, top cat, the flintstones. With live action series like-Jim Bowie, Batman,The Samuari,The mann from Uncle, and comedy such as (reptsof Gilligan, Jennie, Hogan Heroes,Patty Duke Show and ete. All the british kids series- like ace of wands, tomorrow people, catweazle,Flaxton boys, classic Dr.Who.
Now we have News, News, News instead of game show,s game shows, game shows-Today I like Tv is losing battle with the net
I’m bored with the early evening news, rather watch the 10:30 one on TEN or SkyNews during the day.
So there’s only 30 minutes between the afternoon news and the 6pm news? That’s stupid, but I suppose it’s not as bad as Ten’s 2.5 straight hours of news. What’s with all the news, people?? So unoriginal.
Huh? Why would they extend news to 5.30pm and then only half an hour later another news service begins at 6? Surely not another earth shattering event would happen in 30 minutes?
What with 10’s coming news serivce, isn’t this all overkill? Do people really want non-stop news??
At least 7’s move has banished MASH to the ether – for now, I’m sure it will return yet again one day!
Surely more expensive than MASH repeats? And for what purpose? The dead duck is Deal or No Deal. It’s time for Walter to bankrupt this repetitive and tiresome format.
I use to watch Ten News…and loved it….But then they ‘dumped’ Ron Wilson…..and replaced him with that stiff…uninteresting….sports presenter person…..
They still have Tim.. the great little weather man…..and now Sandra Sully is back after many years….all they need is Ron….and it would be perfect……
Until that happens…..I have not and do not watch news….other than news breaks…
Get my news online……
after ten years, no more mash repeats… what a relief. I wonder if this will eat into ten’s news share.
I loathe Ten News. Especially in the weekend. I avoid it. Seven or Nine news is better.
Actually Seven was first with the 4.30 news back in 2003, and Nine followed, Seven dropped their late news first, and Nine followed. 9 and 7 both copy each other! They follow one another all the time.
And yes Sevens 4.30 News was the best when presented from Melbourne with Rebecca Maddern and David Johnson.
7 following the leader again. why don’t they come up with something original for once. you could see this happening from a mile away
I love how everyone is saying seven is following nine when in fact both networks are doing this to follow ten. 7 and 9 are starting to get a little worried about tens news block in 2011
7’s 4.30 news has been crap since they stopped making it in Melbourne.
Nine leads and Seven follows, but Seven wins the ratings.
Nine news is awful – that Overton guy is such a w*nker. I can’t to see his face for more than 2 seconds before reaching for a hammer.
Seven & Nine you both suck.
I’ll still be watching Bold & the Beautiful at 4.30 followed by Ten’s 5pm news
The big question for 7 and 9 is: Why?
10 for me typical seven copying nine again
perennial copier, I reckon Seven should be rebranded and call itself Xerox!
What is with all the news?? Its going to be worse next year with TEN showing 2.5 hours of news each weeknight.
I hope they change the format because it is in a shocking state.
I’d rather watch repeats of MASH.
Ugh.. looks like 7 is back to the old books again and copying what 9 has done. Sorry 7 but you are abit too late.
I’ll still tune into 10 news.
As per normal, Nine leads and Seven follows
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