Gallipoli v Downton v Broadchurch?
Updated: 3 way battle avoided as Nine indicates Monday February 9 for Gallipoli.
Gallipoli vs Downton Abbey vs Broadchurch? Don’t rule it out.
Nine is widely tipped to screen Gallipoli on Sundays but with The House of Hancock also waiting in the wings it isn’t clear if it would air February 8 or 15. With a major 60 Minutes interview with survivors of the Sydney siege, and The Block, either way Nine could be confident of a strong lead-in.
Seven is yet to confirm its programming for Sundays. Seven also has interviews on the Sydney Siege and is expected to screen My Kitchen Rules. Downton Abbey, which is also due to resume, has traditionally been a Sunday night show for the network.
Meanwhile ABC has confirmed Broadchurch for 8:30pm Sunday February 15, followed by new drama Fortitude. Broadchurch could avoid Gallipoli‘s two hour premiere if the latter starts Feb 8 but would almost surely compete at some point.
Meanwhile TEN has Shark Tank at 8pm Sundays from Feb 15 followed by NCIS: New Orleans at 9pm.
UPDATE: Nine on-air watermark indicates Monday week (Feb 9) for Gallipoli.