Nine Perth announces a fresh lineup of afternoon news and entertainment

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Nine Perth announces a fresh lineup of afternoon news and entertainment

Nine Perth has reinvigorated its afternoon programming, giving audiences a fresh lineup of news and entertainment, starting next Monday, March 18, on Channel 9 and 9Now.


At 4.00pm, media stalwart Monika Kos will front 9News Afternoon, a live one-hour, state-wide bulletin that will bring viewers up to date with the news and debates of the day with a mix of live reports and expert chats.

Whether it be delving into a debate on politics, a comment on the day’s latest sporting or entertainment story, or seeking a response from a featured guest, 9News Afternoon offers West Australians a unique afternoon news experience.

Renowned tennis legend Todd Woodbridge then serves up an hour of entertainment with Australia’s newest game show, Tipping Point, moving to 5.00pm.

Already proving a smash hit with viewers across the country, in Tipping Point Woodbridge will test and tempt three lucky contestants, including an entourage of Perth hopefuls, on their quest to beat the infamous Tipping Point machine.

Just like its UK counterpart, the Aussie game format sees four rounds starting off with the Bank Builder round – the goal being to acquire a counter to play in the machine.

Invigorated with a studio audience, only one contestant will make it to the final Jackpot round and get the chance to win $20,000. However, Todd’s Jackpot Temptation could also come into play, with the lure of even more money, a holiday, or a new car.

Woodbridge said the addition of Tipping Point at 5.00pm will feed the Perth audience’s appetite for light entertainment from the moment they get home.

“Tipping Point has taken Australia by storm, not only because it’s a quiz show with an addictive format, but because you grow a connection with the contestants, many of whom are from Perth,” he said.

“You be cheering them on to win big! I’m thrilled to bring West Australians all the fun of the game at the new time of five o’clock.”

Michael Thomson, who has worked in the Perth media for over 40 years, continues at the helm of the network’s flagship 9News 6.00pm week night bulletin live from the top of the terrace, with its team of journalists delivering in-depth analysis, breaking local national and international news, plus the latest in sport and weather. Tracy Vo continues in the 6.00pm weekend news chair.

Nine Perth Director of News, Gareth Parker, said: “Monika Kos and the team have already proven they have the recipe for success, having established themselves as Perth’s most watched news at 5pm. Now they will take that strength earlier to 9News Afternoon at 4pm.

“Perth viewers continue to turn to 9News, and our flagship bulletin with Michael Thomson and Tracy Vo is growing audience year-on-year across the key demographics of People 25-54, 16-39 and Total People.”