Easter treats for viewers

By David Knox on March 14, 2013 / Filed Under Programming, Top Stories 6

2013-03-14_0026In a little more than a week’s time we head into two weeks of Easter non-ratings -Sunday March 24 – Saturday April 6 to be precise.

On Sunday April 7 we get the Logie Awards and a slew of new shows, particularly many that have been long-promoted by Nine.

Post-Easter Nine has The Voice, The Great Australian Bake-Off, Celebrity Apprentice. The Following is also tipped, whilst we are also awaiting Arrow. There are whispers that Underbelly: Squizzy will come a little later.

Seven has the anticipated A Place to Call Home plus House Rules, Celebrity Splash and Hannibal. As quarter two highlights, they may not arrive immediately.

TEN will have The Biggest Loser, and is yet to schedule Offspring, Reef Doctors, Ripper Street and The Americans.

Meanwhile TV Tonight can confirm some key shows will continue through the Easter period*, if not for all of it, at least for some.

Seven is yet to reveal its plans for a My Kitchen Rules finale but it looks like the show will continue (Seven has a number of TBAs at 7:30pm). Maybe it is planning an April 8 finale to try and spoil The Voice?

Nine has also not revealed its Easter plans. Most Foxtel shows are continuing.

ABC
Antiques Master,
Compass,
David Attenborough’s Galapagos,
Call The Midwife,
Rev,
The Fades
Unsafe Sex In The City (ABC2)
7:30
Australian Story,
Four Corners,
Media Watch,
Q & A,
Foreign Correspondent
At The Movies,
Artscape,
Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell,
Tractor Monkeys,
The Agony Of Life,
Adam Hills: The Last Leg,
The Checkout,
Kangaroo Dundee,
Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?,
Gardening Australia,
The Doctor Blake Mysteries,
Last Tango In Halifax,
Inspector George Gently,

SEVEN
Sunday Night,
Downton Abbey,
The Force,
Sunrise,
The Morning Show,
Deal or No Deal,
Today Tonight,
Home & Away,
Revenge,
How I Met Your Mother,
Private Practice,
Happy Endings,
Packed To The Rafters,
Parenthood,
Better Homes And Gardens,
Last Resort,

NINE:
TBA

TEN
Bondi Rescue,
The Biggest Loser,
Elementary,
The Graham Norton Show,
The Project,
Mr & Mrs Murder,
The Good Wife,
Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals,
American Idol,
Before The Game

SBS
The Ultimate Mars Challenge,
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Australia v Oman,
Wildest Arctic,
World’s Most Dangerous Roads,
Food Safari,
Gourmet Farmer,
Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars,
24 Hours in Emergency,
The Great British Countryside,
Salvage Hunters,
Lilyhammer,

* may exclude public holidays

6 Comments »

  1. Jel March 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm -

    So no news there on Grey’s Anatomy, I thought for sure it wold return after Easter given the finale in the US is only seven episodes away.

  2. Pertinax March 19, 2013 at 11:08 am -

    Nine appears to have just been scrambling till the Easter break and launching a new lineup with The Voice afterwards.

    They look to be switching entirely to repeats for the non-ratings period. And even pulled a new episode of TBBT the week before non-ratings to save it for “After Easter”.

  3. deedeedragons March 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm -

    Revenge has some shocking episodes coming up (not in a good way) so it’s fine by me if they don’t take a break during Easter.

  4. carolemorrissey March 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm -

    I’ll believe it when I see it, that they will show new shows during Easter Don’t even know why they take stuff off, it’s only Easter for the weekend.

    Don’t know how 9 are going to fit all their reality shows on after Easter. They have The Voice, Celebrity Apprentice & the Bake Off show. Be interesting to see how they stretch them all out.

  5. poss March 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm -

    Wow more reality shows that i shall not be watching!

  6. Pertinax March 14, 2013 at 10:20 am -

    Last year 7 kept Revenge on for one week. After that it lost nearly 400k live viewer because of Easter, The School Holidays and The Voice starting (though many viewers just switched to recording Revenge).

    Revenge and Downton have already suffered dips in the ratings so they will be worried about them losing momentum. Will be interesting to see what happens this year.

    Channel 9 will exploit the situation to launch a new lineup after Easter.

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