Seven’s reboot of Australian Idol will go head to head with Nine’s Married At First Sight in the ratings next year
Two of the greatest actuality TV franchises will go toe to toe in the ratings next year.
Channel Seven’s reboot of singing competitors Australian Idol will air in the similar time slot as season 10 of Married At First Sight on Nine, experiences The Herald Sun.
It’s actually a daring transfer from Seven, as MAFS routinely wipes the ground with its competitors throughout the first quarter of the ratings year.
Channel Seven’s reboot of Australian Idol will air in the similar time slot as Married At First Sight on Nine next year. (Pictured: season one winner Guy Sebastian performing in Sydney in 2003)
Going head to head with Nine’s controversial social experiment reveals Seven clearly has confidence in the sequence, which final aired in 2009.
The community has but to lock in a premiere date, however a casting application stated contestants have to be out there for no less than of 40 days from September 2022 to March 2023.
Seven has failed to entice audiences away from MAFS over the years, with reveals like SAS Australia and My Kitchen Rules underperforming in opposition to the ratings juggernaut.
It’s a daring transfer from Seven, as MAFS routinely wipes the ground with its competitors throughout the first quarter of the ratings year. (Pictured: 2022 MAFS couple Jackson Lonie and Olivia Frazer)
After a sluggish begin, MAFS has grown into an unstoppable power for the final six seasons, commonly drawing greater than one million metro viewers per night time.
It comes after MAFS supply revealed in April the present will look very totally different next year after government producer Tara McWilliams stepped down from her function.
Ms McWilliams is credited with remodeling the present from a slow-paced format centered on the ‘experiment’ of pairing strangers right into a extra drama-filled product.
According to the insider, whereas she will nonetheless be concerned in the manufacturing, she is taking a step back from day-to-day manufacturing duties.
Her new government position at manufacturing company Endemol Shine will see Ms McWilliams oversee a portfolio of unscripted reveals as Director of Content.
Seven has failed to entice audiences away from MAFS over the years, with reveals like SAS Australia and My Kitchen Rules underperforming in opposition to the ratings juggernaut. (Pictured from left to right: former Idol judges Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson, Marcia Hines and Mark Holden)
Meanwhile, Australian Idol is part of the most-watched TV franchise in historical past with its first season attracting extra viewers than main occasions like the AFL Grand Final.
It initially aired on Channel 10 from 2003 to 2009 and has a monitor document for making bona fide stars, the most notable being its inaugural winner Guy Sebastian.
Seven introduced plans for an Idol reboot back in 2020. At the time, the community slated the present for 2022, however it’s now going forward in 2023 as a substitute.
Angus Ross, Seven’s Director of Programming, stated: ‘Idol is the granddaddy of all of them! The greatest present in the world comes to Seven in 2022, and we all know Australians are going to like it.
However, a MAFS manufacturing advisor revealed to the Daily Mail in April that Tara McWilliams (pictured), who’s credited with remodeling the present right into a ratings juggernaut, stepped down as the present’s government producer
‘We cannot wait to deliver Idol back to Australian audiences in 2022, placing our prime time content material line-up even additional forward of the competitors.
‘We’re house to the greatest franchises in tv at Seven, and Idol is the greatest of all of them. Bring on 2022!’
Australian Idol applications are open now, with hopefuls ‘from wherever in Australia’ aged between 15 and 28 invited to showcase their abilities.
Married At First Sight applicants have to be over the age of 25, and be Australian residents or have held everlasting residency for no less than two years.
Meanwhile, Australian Idol is part of the most-watched TV franchise in historical past with its first season attracting extra viewers than main occasions comparable to the AFL Grand Final. (Pictured: Rob Mills on Australian Idol in 2003)