Networks begin yanking Wednesday shows from competing against Matildas semi final

The Block, Thank God You're Here & Inspired Unemployed adjust plans against the might of the Matildas.


TV networks have begun rescheduling Wednesday programming to avoid new content going up against the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with coverage from 7pm AEST on Seven.


Nine has pulled a first run episode of The Block in three markets and replaced it as follows:

Melbourne /Adelaide / Perth
7:30pm RBT rpt
8:30pm Paramedics  rpt

Sydney / Brisbane
7:30pm  The Block
8:35pm Paramedics rpt

In Melbourne / Adelaide / Perth The Block episode will screen at 7:30pm Thursday night.

A Free to Air premiere of Luxe Listings Sydney -previously a Prime Video exclusive- is delayed by a week.
At 9:30pm Footy Classified will run in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth while Sydney / Brisbane get Dream Listing Byron Bay rpt.


Thank God You’re Here, The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers​ and Five Bedrooms are out.

7:30pm The Dog House rpt
8:30pm Ambulance Australia dbl rpt

A 10 spokesperson said, “At Network 10, we’re all about kicking goals, but this Wednesday – it’s not about us. We know the nation will be supporting our amazing Matildas, so we’ve made some scheduling changes. That way, Aussies don’t miss out on 10’s epic hump day programming, and our Tillies get all the claps, chants and cheers they so rightly deserve.”


ABC currently has a full first run schedule of 7:30, Hard Quiz, Gruen and Gold Diggers while SBS has Michael Mosley: Secrets Of The Superagers, How Sports Changed The World and Wolf still in play.

Wolf remains but has a replay 10:20pm Thursday.

SBS VICELAND moves Fanny: The Right To Rock to a week later. The Public Image Is Rotten replays from 8:30pm.

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9 Responses

  1. It seems somewhat unprecedented to remove shows due to strong competition. A nice spin from Ten. If it weren’t about Ten, they wouldn’t have made a fuss about removing the shows. Now, it’s all about how Ten removed their shows due to the competition, deflecting from the Matildas.

    1. That’s more related to Sydney and Brisbane have NRL commitments on Thursday than the fact they have/will host the Olympics. Years ago Seven did the same (move Wednesday schedule to Thursday in NRL dominate states) when Origin games were on.

  2. I knew this would happen. As I mentioned in another post, 10 should put Traitors on wed night, then TGYH next Tues and Wed, makes better sense. Then on Tues Cheap Seats would have a bigger audience to follow on from.

    I wonder if Foxtel will amend the premiere of Gogglebox, or keep it as planned.

  3. 10 should just run TGYH on Thursday followed by gogglebox and impractical jokers.

    If I was nine, I’d run the block from 7 in those cities and avoid the football as much as possible

    1. I think yanking off The Block for one night is far more preferable than doing the same for A Current Affair (news and current affairs are still important to Nine) in response to a major sporting event on a rival network and avoiding a lot of unnecessary noise in the process.

  4. I note that 10 have already scheduled a repeat of Dog House Australia for next Sunday (the night of the final), so I can’t imagine TGYH will remain in the schedule

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