Seven open to more TV romance
"We're not doing the saucier, trashier, 7:30 stripped stuff," says Seven's Angus Ross.
With the long runs of Married at First Sight on Nine and The Bachelor on 10, could Seven be looking to more romance on the schedule?
Its sole remaining relationship show is Farmer Wants a Wife, but new offerings such as Ultimate Tag and, to a lesser extent Holey Moley, have struggled. Earlier this year TV Tonight asked Programmer Angus Ross about Seven’s interest in the genre.
“We’re not doing the saucier, trashier, 7:30 stripped stuff. In my view, there’s definitely a place for that -it delivers good Demographics, and typically delivers good Streaming numbers. It would be nice to find something new in that space for us, I think,” he said.
“But it’s also about finding the right place to schedule that sort of thing. There’s no point scheduling it up against Married at First Sight clearly, or up against Bachelor franchise.
“It’s about looking at the those parts of the year where you’ve got gaps and where the opportunities are.”
Farmer Wants a Wife, which was Seven’s biggest show in 2020, is due in coming months.