News Corp reports the date in an article today about the big guns kicking off the ratings season (which starts a week later Sunday February 7).
The show will go up against the Australian Open Men’s Final, just as it did last year (last year it was a 6:30pm start). My Kitchen Rules and Australia’s Got Talent launch a day later, Monday February 1st -at least TEN is avoiding those.
Last year the Australian Open drew 2.08m viewers and I’m a Celebrity pulled nearly 1.2m viewers -both good results for their respective networks. Nine had Cricket at 991,000.
This year TEN also has the companion series I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now with Joel Creasey and Heather Maltman on ELEVEN, for those who can’t get enough of the franchise.
The newspaper also speculates on Dr. Chris Brown as a potential host for Australian Survivor and Biggest Loser as being “shelved.”