You can check out Seven’s plans for 2018 thanks to a Programming Grid presented yesterday to advertisers and media.
Whilst this doesn’t include every show it does indicate highlights across the year. Note some show trail across more than 1 quarter.
From Q1 to Q4 the shows are:
Australian Open, First Wives Club My Kitchen Rules, Winter Olympics, Front Chalet (Front Bar Korea), AFLW, AFL, Commonwealth Games, Front Balcony (Front Bar Gold Coast), Australian Spartan, House Rules, Olivia, Interview, The Rich House, Dance Boss, The Mentor, Jimmy Barnes, Back with the Ex, The Real Full Monty, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, AFL Grand Final, Melbourne Cup, Australian Gangster, Little Big Shots.
Yesterday CEO Tim Worner told media buyers the network had fallen short in the second half of this year but promised to address it in 2018.
“It wasn’t our best year, and in fact, was our toughest year, ” he said. “We like to think we set the bar pretty high for ourselves, and in the second half we didn’t reach those lofty expectations. We came up short. We didn’t deliver the demos. Our audience has spoken and we need to refresh what we’re doing, and we have.”
Meanwhile there were appearances by Mark Bouris, Andrew Denton and Mick Molloy, who ad-libbed his spiel for The Front Bar.