Nine nabs Big Bang episodes back
Exclusive: Sorry Seven, Nine is now home to all Big Bang episodes ever.
EXCLUSIVE: Nine has finalised a deal to nab back broadcast rights for all episodes of The Big Bang Theory.
In 2015 Seven swooped on rerun rights of archival episodes, leaving Nine with new episodes, and ran them on several channels. But in recent months they have disappeared off Seven as Nine finalised a new deal to be the Free to Air exclusive home for the entire brand.
“All the Big Bangs are back on Nine,” Nine Network Program Director Hamish Turner said.
“Every episode. Every new episode.”
At various times, both Nine & Seven have taken pot-shots at the amount of episodes flogged by their competitors, so it will be interesting to see how frequently it plays from this point.
Last year Nine also dabbled with repeats of new episodes barely two hours after they debuted on the same channel.
“Not everybody is home at 7:30,” Turner continued.
“With that style of show there are plenty of options for people to view content, so it’s another bite of the cherry and it doesn’t cost us any money. It doesn’t count as a run, more specifically.”
This year Nine will also debut spin-off show Young Sheldon which has already been greenlit for a second season.