Big guns take aim at TV next Monday

Scenes from Day 1, Ep. 1 shooting, Kurnell

In case you hadn’t noticed, next Monday is shaping up as one of the biggest TV fights in recent months.

Seven is effectively resetting its schedule for the final assault on the year -one it already has in the bag.

The X Factor is back at 7:30pm with its first auditions and new judges Guy Sebastian, Iggy Azalea and Adam Lambert. It will follow with the first of 6 episodes of The Secret Daughter featuring Jessica Mauboy.

Nine continues The Block which is having a good run this season and will lead into the premiere of Hyde & Seek led by Matt Nable. It effectively puts two new local dramas head to head.

Sunday would have been an ideal night for one of the dramas to take up residence but it would doubtless mean a late start short of moving 60 Minutes or a 9pm start for Seven.

TEN will hold steady with Australian Survivor and Have You Been Paying Attention?

Pay TV weighs into the fray with the launch of Westworld. This will have a 12 midday AEDT simulcast with the US followed by a primetime repeat. Another new HBO drama will premiere at 9:30pm with Quarry, which includes Aussie Damon Herriman in the cast.

Amongst the other additions to next Monday include the return of Person of Interest at 10:45pm on Nine, while Stan returns Ash vs Evil Dead for Streaming subscribers.


  1. Not sure that 7 care about ratings when they have nearly won the year. They are showing copious repeats of Escape to the Country on 7two and it reminds me when they yanked City Homicide (has that been axed yet?) mid season and I stopped watching.

    • I agree. Some of the dramas are not PG-rated enough for 7.30, but others are. Even if it has to start after 8.30pm, please make it 8.30 sharp, not wandering in somewhere after the previous show decides to end.

  2. With all the new Aussie dramas it’s become like the American fall season. I’ll probably end up checking them all out and watching shows I originally thought I wouldn’t. It’s happened with Doctor, Doctor, I’m along for that ride.

  3. Seven’s figures should be good with multis added in then, as also you have Once Upon A Time, Grey’s Anatomy, Quantico, How To Get Away With Murder and Scandal on 7Flix.

  4. As someone who doesn’t like 60 minutes or Sunday night style shows I’d Love to see a good new Drama go in on Sunday nights after the reality shows!

  5. Aussie drama overload! While I want to watch them all, the scheduling means I need to make allegiances. I think I’ll stick with Doctor Doctor (Sunday encore hopefully continuing), The Wrong Girl and Brock.

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