ABC observational series Auction Room presented by William McInnes has been renewed for a second season.
The news was buried deep in an article in The Australian in which ABC Managing Director Mark Scott told a Senate Estimates communications committee a second series would go ahead.
It follows concerns over ABC productions in Tasmania.
A petition of hundreds of signatures in support of continued local production had been received by new ABC chairman Jim Spigelman.
Auction Room had not attracted “stellar” ratings, said Scott, but was enough to commission another series.
Last Sunday night the show pulled 235,00 viewers.
There are 4 more episodes in the current season.