Nine's Blockbuster Back Half

After a strong start to the year, Nine will continue to create and distribute great content that connects Australian audiences in a blockbuster back-half of 2017. 

From comedy, to big event television, action and entertainment, drama with a difference, and great sporting moments that unite Australia, Nine will engage audiences and advertisers. 

Home to all key demos, Nine is leading the calendar and survey year to date with 25-54, 16-39 and GB+CH.

 
Furthermore, Nine is the only channel to see growth in its primetime audience year on year:
TOTAL PPL is up 1.9 share points
PPL 25-54 is up 2.6 share points
PPL 16-39 is up 2.0 share points
GB+CH is up 7.5 share points

Here's a taste of what's to come:

TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY

True Story with Hamish & Andy will bring to life the best Australian tales you’ve never heard, told by the very people who experienced them and then humorously and cinematically realised through dramatic recreations.

In each half-hour episode, Hamish and Andy will meet one regular Australian storyteller who will recount their amazing, surprising, funny and above all true story, which will be simultaneously recreated by a cast of Australia’s most renowned performers.

True Story airs Mondays at 7:30pm on Nine.

HERE COME THE HABIBS

Here Come the Habibs is back for a second series, following a smash hit Season 1.

It’s trouble with an “H” as the Habibs returns for a second series on Monday, June 5, at 8.00pm on Channel 9. Comic mayhem engulfs the ritzy (middle) Eastern suburbs as lottery winner Fou Fou Habib and his family resume hostilities with their blueblood neighbours, the O’Neills.

Here Come the Habibs airs Tuesdays at 9:00pm on Nine.

AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR
Hosted by Rebecca Maddern, Australian Ninja Warrior will be the ultimate television event to hit our screens in 2017. Only 250 from 3,000 hopefuls have been selected to take on the biggest and most challenging outdoor sports course in the world.
Set on the mythical “Ninja Island”, Australian Ninja Warrior will be the ultimate test of strength, stamina and mental toughness.  Who will be the first Australian Ninja Warrior? 
 

20 TO ONE

20 to One, featuring new hosts, Erin Molan and Dave Thornton, returns to Nine with a fresh look and star-studded line up of international and home-grown stars.

Erin and Dave are fired up for the new season and ready to present the world’s Greatest Comebacks, Superstar Feuds, Mega Crazes, Epic Pranks and Viral Megastars, with guest commentators giving their hilarious and often shocking take on everyone and everything.

THE BLOCK

The Block is Australia’s favourite renovation reality program, and one of the most successful franchises on television. This year on The Block, five new teams of renovators from different generations leave their old lives behind for the challenge of a lifetime as they set to the task of renovating another derelict Melbourne location but this time a whole street!

THIS TIME NEXT YEAR


This Time Next Year is an exciting prime-time series showcasing an array of incredible real-life transformations over the course of 12 months. 

This Time Next Year will deliver these transformations in an instantaneous time travel style format. Once each pledge is made the participant will leave the studio, ready to begin their challenge and reappear just moments later, completely transformed one year on. Only then will the viewers learn how they have achieved it.

THE A LIST

The A List is an exciting new eight-part entertainment program hosted by Nine Entertainment Editor, Richard Wilkins. This series will feature in-depth interviews with the world’s most topical and talked about artists, actors and A-list superstars. 

In similar fashion to Inside the Actors Studio, The A List will be enthralling, amusing and highly entertaining. 

FAMILY FOOD FIGHT

Big characters, bold recipes and beautiful food: Family Food Fight is a fresh, exciting and relatable take on the food reality genre.  

In this competitive cooking series, diverse and multi-generational Australian families will go head-to-head in high-pressure cooking challenges, to not only win the experience of a lifetime but also take home the title of “Australia’s Greatest Food Family”.

DOCTOR DOCTOR

Doctor Doctor, 2016’s big drama hit, is back for a second season.

Series Two sees Hugh (Rodger Corser) determined to live out his probation in peace. However there is no peace in Whyhope. Relationships will be tested and the dysfunctional Knight family will face a tough decision. Will their struggles bring them closer together or tear them apart? 

An outstanding cast is returning for the 2017 season: Rodger Corser (Hugh), Nicole da Silva (Charlie), Steve Bisley (Jim), Ryan Johnson (Matt), Tina Bursill (Meryl), Hayley McElhinney (Penny), Matt Castley (Ajax), Chloe Bayliss (Hayley), Charles Wu (Ken) and Belinda Bromilow (Betty). 

STATE OF ORIGIN

Referred to as Australian sports’ greatest rivalry, the State of Origin series is Australia's premier sporting events. 

The 2017 Holden State of Origin series kicked off with a national average audience of 3.527 million viewers tuning in to Game One, making it Nine's No.1 program of the year.  The match also topped the night as the No.1 program across all key demos and total people. 

There’s still more action to come exclusively live and free on Nine’s Wide World of Sports: 
GAME TWO: 21 June 
GAME THREE: 12 July

2017 TELSTRA NRL FINALS SERIES AND GRAND FINAL

It’s what months of hard work are leading up to… The 2017 Telstra NRL Finals Series and Grand Final and it plays out on Nine.
The 2016 Telstra NRL Grand Final delivered its highest rating in history, reaching a national average audience of 3.794 million viewers. 
All Games Live and Exclusive on Nine.

THE ASHES 2017/18 SERIES

Nothing can deliver your brand’s ‘IMPACT’ more than an Ashes year.
Cricket is summer…and summer is cricket.  It’s our true national sport and it’s been that way forever. The beaches, the BBQ’s and the backyard bashes, the best of summer.  It’s engrained in our DNA…in the fabric of our country. 
 And this summer it promises to be so much more with The Ashes.
• 5 Epic Test Matches
• 5 ODI’s
• 3 Massive Twenty/20’s
Live & Free on Nine’s Wide World of Sports November 23 - February 10. 

SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL FINALS

Nine has completely reinvented the way in which Australian’s connects with Netball in 2017, and it’s set to get even better with the countdown to the Suncorp Super Netball Finals airing across 9Gem and Channel 9 in June.

Clint Stanaway will be hosting all the Suncorp Super Netball finals action and will be joined by an expert commentary team including Australian netball legends Liz Ellis, Anne Sargeant, Cath Cox, Sharelle McMahon and Sue Gaudion.

Source: Every demo one home based on Metro OzTAM consolidated data, 6:00 – MN up to week 21. Nine growth based on Metro consolidated data Weeks 7-21 excluding Easter Primary Channel 18:00 – 22:30.