Brownlow bumps X Factor, Rafters.

By David Knox on September 19, 2011 / Filed Under Programming 29

With Seven having the Brownlow Medal next Monday, the same weeknight it’s doing live X Factor shows, something has had to give.

So next week X Factor will switch its two hour live show to Tuesdays and a verdict show to Wednesdays.

That means other shows have been affected too including Packed to the Rafters -which is out as a result.

On Wednesday World’s Strictest Parents will move to 8:30pm, while Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior is out for the week.

On Monday night when the Brownlow is on, Sydney and Brissy viewers will have the following:

7:30pm The Force (compile of previous eps)
8:30pm Body of Proof
9:30pm Castle rpt

AFL fans in those cities can catch the event on 7mate. Programming info is here.

Viewers in Melb / Ade / Per will catch-up with a double Body of Proof on Mon. Oct 3.


  1. David S September 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm -

    @ Jerome. Not all regions of Australia have all the digital channels yet.

    It’s not about technology uptake it’s about networks not putting the money into upgrade.

  2. alastair September 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm -

    If the girls are naked i’ll watch, otherwise… “Not”

  3. deedeedragons September 20, 2011 at 11:46 am -

    @Geoff: It not that it’s an AFL award really. I don’t like watching the Allen Border medal or the Dally M either it’s just very boring to watch a room full of people sit around watching someone on stage count votes.

  4. Moanique in Brisbane September 20, 2011 at 9:51 am -

    The Brownlow Medal telecast is so boring. They need to spice it up a bit, with a player from each club stripping, then I might watch it.

  5. Geoff September 20, 2011 at 9:07 am -

    @ deedeedragons, once again you exaggerate to explain your hatred for all things NRL.

    The Brownlow medal count will get much more then 200,000 viewers (1%) of the population next Monday and Seven will win the night in MEL, ADEL & PER comfortably with it.

  6. callas September 20, 2011 at 8:43 am -

    i’m liking luke jacobz more and more this year and so cute too !!.. thanks for that nice pic david !!

  7. Leo September 20, 2011 at 8:41 am -

    People only watch for the red carpet anyway – put the other crap on 7Mate – why move the highest rating show on tv?

  8. MJ September 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm -

    Thanks for reminding me to find the Brownlow Medal drinking game again. After all, it’s the only reason why some people watch the Brownlow (and to see Demetriou stuff up the names, heaven forbid if Karmichael Hunt got a vote!)

  9. Ryano September 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm -

    Judd won, what else is on?

  10. Jerome September 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm -

    @Brad, why should anyone care about analogue viewers in 2011. If they chose to be lazy and have not yet upgraded then they need to accept that there are things they are going to miss out on.

  11. David Knox September 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm -

    Yes Body of Proof will be fast-tracked.

  12. Guy September 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm -

    David does this mean Body of Proof is being fast-tracked because the episode next week shown in Syd/Bris is the Season 1 finale. If its what you are suggesting then its good news.

  13. Dongquan September 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm -

    Wednesday’s verdict show will bump back The World’s Strictest Parents again :(

    Axle Whitehead deserves much better than this. Channel Seven should have thought about putting TWSP on Monday night instead.

  14. Paul September 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm -

    Living in regional SA and still with no 7two or 7mate, happy with this.

  15. Secret Squïrrel September 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm -

    Just show the red carpet and the votes from the final round. The reading out of all the individual votes from every round is interminably dull television.

  16. Macarthurblack September 19, 2011 at 9:13 pm -

    What a shamozzle! So many changes affecting so many fans of different genres all for… sport! And even amongst the sports fans it’s a limited audience. I agree with others who have commented already in saying this sort of thing should be shown on 7Mate or 7Two.

  17. Nick September 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm -

    It makes no sense, i think it should be on 7mate.

  18. deedeedragons September 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm -

    So the country’s biggest city has to to wait because of something 99% of it’s population could care less about.

  19. MuchoTB September 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm -

    Bloody Brownlow Medal. Who cares?

  20. Brad September 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm -

    The Brownlow will get massive ratings in MEL, ADL and PER. Seven will win the night easily even though it will rate very poorly on Mate in BNE and SYD.

    If 7 put it on Mate in MEL etc they would be criticised for making analog viewers miss the Awards.

  21. Matthew September 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm -

    why don’t they put it on 7mate, isn’t that the sports type channel or even One HD

  22. Johnson September 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm -

    Seven has the rights to Brownlow Medal Count for the next five years as part of the new AFL broadcast deal, so as long as it has The X Factor also, at this time every year The X Factor will be bumped to make way for the Brownlow.

  23. Jerome September 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm -

    What a mess. Just put the red carpet and first hour of the brownlow on 7mate.

    PTTR will need to go to twice a week to finish within the ratings year.

  24. P September 19, 2011 at 4:54 pm -

    Is 7 fast tracking Body of Proof because we’re at the end of S1 eps.

    Why not the final season of DH too? I know they dont really need to fast track but they should for the viewers sake.

  25. Trent September 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm -

    Luke Jacobz is hot, thanks for the cute snapshot TvTonight

  26. Nik C September 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm -

    So Bris & Syd don’t deserve main channel and have to wait a week for other shows!!
    Rafters is losing viewers (it is rating lower than it ever has), not a way to keep them happy….
    Programmers think they know what they are doing….

  27. P September 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm -

    Is 7 fast tracking Body of Proof because were at the end of S1. Why not the final season of DH too? I know they dont really need to fast track but they should for the viewers sake.

  28. Mickle September 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm -

    Sport > Lame Aussie drama

  29. coolgirl September 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm -

    just put the brownlow medal on seven mate or seven two

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