Nine’s experiment with The NRL Footy Show on Wednesdays in Sydney and Brissy is over.
Next week it is screening at 9:40pm on Thursday, following a Live NRL match.
On Wednesday Nine has RBT at 7:30pm followed by the Movie: Skyfall.
NRL Footy Show on Wednesday pulled modest figures for Nine, and was a huge disruptor to other states, with Nine unable to screen profile content nationally. ‘AFL states’ were instead lumbered with movie reruns and lightweight lifestyle titles.
But producers managed to put a positive spin on things.
“We are thrilled to be ‘coming home’ to Thursday nights as we make the run into one of the most exciting finals series in memory. I’m sure our fantastic and loyal viewers will be just as excited,” Executive Producer Glenn Pallister said.
Meanwhile the show has announced it will adopt a carnival theme for the Grand Final Footy Show under the “Big Top” at North Sydney Oval on Thursday, September 29.
Both Grand Final teams, illusionist Cosentino, Bliss N Eso will all appear.