Million Dollar Minute, AFL-style.

2014-09-25_1152Seven is adding a one-off AFL-themed episode of Million Dollar Minute to air on Grand Final night.

No doubt with the big lead-in audience, Seven is maximising its opportunity to encourage new viewers to sample the show.

Tim Watson, Wayne Carey and Cameron Ling will compete for charity, with all prize-money to be donated to The Royal Children’s Hospital in Victoria.

Despite an expected big crowd for the AFL in Sydney, this is just airing in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Arguably the greatest player of all time, Kangaroos’ premiership captain and Seven AFL commentator Wayne Carey said “Tim is well read, but not very street smart and Lingy is street smart, but not well read – so I will be very competitive somewhere in between”.

Just as he was throughout his 246-game career with the Cats, Seven AFL commentator, Cameron Ling, said he is primed to play hard and fast in the Million Dollar Minute Grand Final Showdown. “Nothing beats competing on AFL Grand Final day especially against a couple of blokes named Watson and Carey,” Ling said.

Renowned for explosive bursts of pace during his Essendon days, Seven News Melbourne sport presenter Tim Watson said it’s been 21 years since he last competed on grand final day. “I will get butterflies entering the Million Dollar Minute arena but at least I know more about Essendon than my competitors and I just hope the questions don’t relate to Geelong or North Melbourne,” he said.

Host of Million $ Minute, Simon Reeve, said “We’re turning the tables on these footy greats to see how they fly in a very different competition arena….They each have impressive form so it’s a level playing field.”

Saturday 27 September at 7.00pm on Channel Seven (Melb / Ade / Per).


  1. While I admire that this will raise some money for a worthy cause, I doubt that a few has-been footballers will do anything for the on-going ratings of this shabby little show.

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