After being concerned the nation would have hit Schapelle Corby fatigue by Monday, it has opted to screen a Nine News special on her at 8:40pm followed by a rerun of the telemovie at 9:40pm.
Last night the drama attracted 1.02m against Seven’s INXS miniseries.
With the news today that convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has walked free from Kerobokan Prison, Nine News will broadcast a special presentation tonight at 8.40pm –Schapelle: Finally Free.
After nine long years in the notorious Balinese jail, Corby was released on parole today, under strict conditions that will see her remain on the Indonesian island until 2017.
Schapelle: Finally Free will present unrivalled reporting on what the future holds for Corby, who is arguably Australia’s most infamous criminal of all time.
Hosted by Peter Overton, the programme will feature analysis and commentary from Nine News’ stable of expert reporters on the ground in Indonesia, including Karl Stefanovic, Tim McMillan, Mark Burrows, Tracy Vo, Michael Best And Lizzie Pearl.
Then, at 9.40pm, Channel Nine will broadcast a special encore presentation of the highly anticipated movie event of the year, Schapelle, based on Corby’s arrest, trial and conviction.