Since 2008 Seven’s show has an unbeaten run in the Lifestyle category. It still outranks TEN’s show in the ratings, which puts The Living Room as an outside chance.
Yet in recent weeks The Living Room has been one of TEN’s better performers.
“We were nominated last year but got pipped by the Better Homes team. So we’ll see how we go this year. A year on it feels like more people are switching on and giving us a go,” says Brown.
“It feels like a dinner party for use every Friday night. Hopefully people enjoy the fact that we all get along and that we’re bringing something new to the lifestyle genre. It’s information but it’s done in a really fun way.”
TEN will even schedule a special Wednesday night edition of the show in coming weeks.
Of course, Selling Houses Australia, Domestic Blitz: The Block to the Rescue and Embarrassing Bodies Down Under will also be hoping for a Logies upset.
Meanwhile Brown’s television commitments have him running a punishing schedule.
“I don’t really have a day off until about July at the moment. With Bondi Vet, The Living Room and a bit of The Project thrown in, it’s flat chat at the moment,” he recently told TV Tonight.
“I feel like I’m on some sort of surfing safari at the moment. I’ve been in Java, Bell’s Beach and now off to Hawaii, but it’s all for work, which has been brilliant.”