Airdate: INXS: Never Tear Us Apart

By David Knox on February 2, 2014 / Filed Under Programming 10

2014-02-01_2339Seven’s anticipated miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart will launch, as widely expected, on Seven’s first night of 2014 ratings.

It will play at 8:30pm Sunday February 9 and 16. Downton Abbey is tipped to begin a week later.

“The appeal of INXS, apart from loving the music and being a fan myself, is … when you drill down into it … it’s a really good underdog story. These guys started in a garage and really did take on the world.,” Head of Production Brad Lyons told News Corp.

“When you look back on it, you forget how big they really were and you learn so much about how hard they worked, how some of the guys didn’t really like being on the road, how the music was everything and then fame came into it … it’s just a rollicking good yarn.”

It stars Luke Arnold, Alex Williams, Hugh Sheridan, Ido Drent, Andrew Ryan, Nicholas Masters, Damon Herriman, Jane Harber and Samantha Jade.

But it will be a double dose of Aussie drama with INXS going head to head with the return of Rake.

TEN has Winter Olympics and Nine will reveal its hand later today.

10 Comments »

  1. Dutchie February 3, 2014 at 12:03 am -

    Looking forward to watching this. Not a massive INXS fan, but I do like them enough to watch. Getting sick of seeing the add for it too. They are killing a great song with overplay…

  2. peter February 2, 2014 at 11:30 pm -

    Well played channel 7 in announcing the Sunday night timeslot for INXS before 9 played their cards for the opening of ratings season night. I don’t think 9 would have had Schapelle to screen on a Monday night as their first choice timeslot but still both Mini-series/telemovies will rate very well. But thems the games between both networks.
    Even tonight on channel 9 The Block finished at 7:38 when the T20 international commenced at 7:40pm when it was also a design to stop/delay a % of viewers flicking over to MKR at 7:30.

  3. nik c February 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm -

    I will be watching Rake! I prefer to support an ongoing drama that I have what he’d for years! I am sure it will be a ratings smash!

  4. amanda_20 February 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm -

    @tvaddict

    I am 20, and I will be watching.

  5. tvaddict February 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm -

    Being a huge Inxs fan & 80’s tragic i am really looking forward to this one but i wonder if anyone under 30 will be watching?. Not sure that airdates matter so much nowdays when many people have some method of time shifting available, i will probably pvr it & watch the Olympics, one of the only sports that interests me.

  6. Pertinax February 2, 2014 at 3:57 pm -

    Unlike the S*mm$r @l^mp!cs the W!nt$r @l^mp!cs are an unknown and are neither likely to be attractive enough that the other networks are best off giving Ten a free run, nor not attractive enough that you could run just anything up against them and play safe.

    It always seemed possible that INXS, Rake, The W!nt$r @l^mp!cs and Nine would have to respond with Schappelle (or Love Child or Underbelly). Nine’s other option is stick with The Block and TBBT and run stuff like The Mentalist and movies and try to launch stuff against established shows in March.

    Nine listed a movie length TBA for Monday night then switched to TBBT repeats and a movie. Whether that means they are planning to stick with TBBT or get an audience to promote something new for the 9th who knows. Nine have a track record of making last minute erratic decisions and not caring that newspapers run incorrect listing…

  7. catherine February 2, 2014 at 3:10 pm -

    This looks interesting. Im not a big INXS fan but I like some of there songs. I will watch it just to see how they formed together and there story.

    The actors they got to resemble the band members are just so alike 100%

  8. alvar February 2, 2014 at 11:59 am -

    Doesn’t really interest me, but why oh why does everything have to be on Sundays when there are other nights of the week just screaming for something more competitive.

  9. Bella February 2, 2014 at 11:09 am -

    I think I will record both episodes and then watch them together. From all the ads, it does look good.

  10. Andrew S February 2, 2014 at 5:43 am -

    This should be interesting

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