Seven is moving on its Sunday schedule following low numbers this week for new local drama Between Two Worlds and UK import Liar.
This Sunday a true crime special Seven News presents: Anita Cobby screens at 8:30pm, which pushes Between Two Worlds to 10pm and Liar to 11pm.
From August 16 Between Two Worlds will revert to a 9:30 slot with a double episode. Liar will screen at 11:30pm.
It’s a disappointing result for the big budget local drama by writer Bevan Lee. It premiered to 419,000 Overnight metro viewers with 279,000 this past Sunday. Originally due to screen in 2019, it was held to follow the 2020 Olympics but those plans were out due to the pandemic.
Launching during a tug of war around local drama quotas the Seven Studios drama also landed under a new network regime which has also seen severe cuts to the Publicity department, and potentially their agility on new campaigns.
Networks are pushing to drop sub-quotas for drama, documentary and kids as part of a push to ‘de-regulate’ arguing that numbers for the genres are slipping.