Seven’s new current affairs show Sunday Night won’t be launching on February 1st -the night of the Australian Open’s Men Final.
Instead Seven has Outback Wildlife Rescue screening at 6:30pm and the Open from 7pm with a half hour “intro” hosted by Johanna Griggs and Jim Courier. The match telecast kicks off at 7:30pm AEDT.
That means a more likely premiere date is February 8th, the first day of the 2009 ratings season.
The new Mike Munro and Chris Bath-hosted show would likely have one week before 60 Minutes returns, expected to be February 15th, due to cricketing obligations.
Had Seven slated Sunday Night for February 1st it would have hit trouble in some states with timezone conflicts because of the tennis.