An entourage of Perth clients, advertisers, local media and media buyers descended upon Luna Park in Sydney on Wednesday for Nine’s 2023 Upfront event.
The travelling party, hosted by Nine Perth Managing Director Clive Bingwa and Group Business Directors Megan Tuckey, Chris Perera and Gemma White, included guests from Longreach Media, The Brand Agency, Workhouse Advertising, The Marketing Mix, OMD, HBF and many more.
Nine was the first network to hold an in-person Upfront following two years of virtual events, presenting media buyers with a solid slate of new and returning content, commercial changes and new and innovative user experiences.
The big industry event was followed by an interactive ‘House of Nine’ party across three floors at The Rocks, with the Perth entourage, other guests and Nine personalities walking the blue carpet, before interacting with the Big Ideas store, Entertainment Alley, Sports Bar and a LEGO Masters T-Shirt bar.
Every year the 9Network gets stronger with an unrivalled passion to create the greatest shows on any screen and 2023 is going to be huge as we reveal a phenomenal new world-class line-up with the biggest stars and returning shows bigger and better than ever before.
With just over ten weeks remaining in the 2022 ratings survey period, the 9Network is again the number one network with all key demographics.
The eight highest rating programs of the year and 17 of the Top 20 programs of the year have all been broadcast on Channel 9 and 9Now.
The presentation of the Women’s Final of the Australian Open soared to a national Total TV average audience of 4.128 million. It is Australia’s highest rating program of the year to date, while the match itself is the highest rating Australian Open Women’s Final of all time.
The Men’s Doubles Final and the Men’s Final were also ratings blockbusters with respective Total TV average audiences of 2.482 million and 2.333 million.
The three State of Origin matches are among the Top 5 programs of the year with Total TV average audiences of 2.954 million (Game 1), 3.026 million (Game 2) and 3.074 million (Game 3).
Married at First Sight once again completely dominated all opposition in the first quarter of 2022. The series has a national Total TV average audience of 1.806 million viewers per episode. The finale is the highest rating commercial non-sports program of the year with a national Total TV average audience of 2.405 million, of which 587,000 are from 9Now.
Underbelly: Vanishing Act is the highest rating new Australian drama launch in three years. Episode one has a national Total TV average audience of 1.600 million, while episode two has a national Total TV average audience of 1.644 million.
The Block, now enjoying an incredible 18th season, is an unstoppable force in reality television. Each episode in the current series is averaging a Total TV audience of 1.533 million viewers per episode – up by 10.5% on last year.
Also performing strongly for Nine in 2022 have been:
Travel Guides: Total TV average audience of 1.176 million viewers per episode.
The Hundred with Andy Lee: Total TV average audience of 600,000 viewers per episode.
Under Investigation with Liz Hayes: Total TV average audience of 628,000 viewers per episode.
Their dominance also extends to BVOD. 9Now is the No.1 commercial free-to-air (CFTA) BVOD platform across the calendar year, with over 12 Billion minutes consumed (+24% year-on-year). 9Now has won 31 of the 37 weeks of the year so far, securing more than 50% CFTA share in key demos 25-54 and 18-39 and 49% in Total People.
Let’s take a look at what’s still to come in 2022 and the 9Network’s lineup for 2023:
STILL TO COME ON CHANNEL 9 & 9NOW IN 2022
MY MUM YOUR DAD
Australia’s hearts will be opened to a whole new world of grown-up love in My Mum Your Dad.
Kate Langbroek presents this heartfelt series about single parents looking for love for the second time around. What they don’t know is their adult children are secretly guiding them through the perils of modern dating.
While this group of brave mums and dads are gathered at a luxury retreat, their kids have taken up residence in a remote bunker to watch their parents’ every move. Not only do they have their parents under surveillance, they also have a big hand in who they date as their parents navigate new territory in the hope of finding their forever person.
These parents will find themselves in a raw and vulnerable position that their kids have never seen before. From touching, major breakthroughs and shocking confessions to funny, unguarded moments, the parents lay it all on the line in the quest for love.
How well do these kids really know their parents? Would you trust your child to choose the right partner for you?
My Mum Your Dad is produced by ITV Studios Australia for the 9Network.
LOVE ISLAND AUSTRALIA
Prepare to dive in and fall in love with a sizzling-hot new group of singles on the fourth season of Love Island Australia, to be filmed in a new villa on the program’s return to the beautiful island of Mallorca in Spain.
Aussie sweetheart and Love Island’s own Cupid, Sophie Monk, is back as host, alongside the narrator, Irish presenter Eoghan McDermott.
Once again the Islanders must couple up and stay together to secure their place in the villa or risk being dumped and sent packing, all while surviving the temptations of sexy new bombshells arriving. They must also win over the hearts of the viewers who will ultimately decide their fate and the winning couple.
It will be a blistering summer of love with more hilarious challenges, dates, drama and romance than ever.
The past three seasons of Love Island Australia have been a big hit. In 2021, total average BVOD viewing on 9Now drove a 104% uplift on overnight audience. More success is in store for Season 4.
Love Island Australia is produced by ITV Studios Australia for the 9Network.
LEGO MASTERS CHRISTMAS
LEGO Masters, one of the biggest hits on television, will return later this year for a two-part LEGO Bricksmas Special.
This year’s festivities will begin early as some of Australia’s favourite celebrities team up with contestants from the past four seasons in a very special Christmas celebration. Who will take the honours with the best and most magical Christmas build?
The two-part Christmas special will feature Poh Ling Yeow, Emma Watkins, Darren Palmer and Lincoln Lewis. Expect new builds, new twists, and a giant sackful of LEGO as we wish you a very Merry Bricksmas!
LEGO Bricksmas is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (A Banijay company) for the 9Network.
UNDER INVESTIGATION WITH LIZ HAYES
Under Investigation with Liz Hayes reveals investigative twists and turns that make for a gripping, edge-of-seat viewing experience. In each episode, Liz Hayes is joined by a new team of crime and forensic experts who are specially equipped with the know-how to delve deeper into cold cases and ask the right questions to solve them.
Under Investigation with Liz Hayes returns for its fourth series to reopen more mind-blowing mysteries with the help of Australia’s criminal experts. As explosive new evidence is put under the spotlight, viewers are invited to dust off their magnifying glasses to probe and uncover decade-old answers.
The cases in the new series include a gangland war in broad daylight. A top cop whose knowledge cost him his life. A highway stretching 800km with a dark and deadly history. Here lie some of Australia’s most notorious crimes that have left behind unsettling unanswered questions – until now.
Mystifying cases wait to be cracked and closed in Under Investigation with Liz Hayes, which is produced by the 9Network.
NRL GRAND FINAL
The biggest day in the rugby league season is exclusive, live and free on Nine when the premiers are crowned in the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final on Sunday, October 2.
It’s a monster 16 hours of NRL Grand Final day coverage from Accor Stadium in Sydney on Channel 9 and 9Now. Weekend Today will kick things off from 7.00am, leading into a special edition of the Sunday Footy Show ahead of three big games .
First up, the best state-level club in the country is decided in the State Championship Grand Final, followed by the NRLW Grand Final and then the main event – the NRL Grand Final.
Join Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith and Mat Thompson when they call the big game from 7.30pm, with the whole Wide World of Sports rugby league commentary team featuring across the day. Which team will climb the summit to premiership glory in 2022? The only place you can find out live on television is the 9Network.
Returning Thursday, September 29, the factual series Paramedics is a gripping insight into the dedication of our frontline first responders at work.
With a call for help made every 11 seconds to emergency services in Victoria, paramedics work around the clock, bringing hope even in the most dangerous and life-changing medical emergencies.
In season four, a cast of fresh faces and returning favourites must cope with another raft of challenging medical situations. As they race to respond, Paramedics is right there to capture every unguarded emotion in the life-saving work of these everyday heroes.
Paramedics is a WTFN production for the 9Network with the help of Ambulance Victoria.
Snackmasters sweetened up our TV screens in 2021, uncovering the secrets in the recipes of some of our most famous snacks, including the mysterious ingredients of the Cheese Twistie.
This year the uniquely surprising cooking challenge is back, bigger and better with more tasty surprises, as Season 2 tests the limits of eight of the country’s best and most fiercely competitive chefs. They will go head-to-head in a new knockout cooking competition to see who can crack the snack and win the title of Ultimate Snackmaster.
Join hosts Scott Pickett and Poh Ling Yeow as each episode of Snackmasters sees two top chefs in a battle to make perfect replicas of one of the nation’s best-loved snacks, while inveterate snack lover Yvie Jones gains access to the production lines for these delicious treats, giving viewers a sneak peek inside the factories where the snacks are made.
From the classic Arnott’s Tim Tam that’s adorned kitchen cupboards since 1963 and the hugely popular Aussie Four’n Twenty classic meat pie to a Domino’s Pepperoni, the nation’s most popular pizza, our culinary maestros will have nothing but limitless supplies of these products and their own tastebuds as they try to crack the secrets of the snack.
Snackmasters is based on the BAFTA-nominated UK program format and made by Warner Bros. International Television Production for the 9Network.
TARONGA: WHO’S WHO IN THE ZOO
Dual Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts again lends her voice to this award-winning observational documentary series as staff from Taronga Zoo in Sydney, and Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, put the COVID-19 pandemic behind them in sight of a brighter future.
Returning for its third season, Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo picks up where the previous series ended. With unrivalled access to the keepers, vets and support staff, we follow them through more of the high and lows that come with running one of the most successful zoos in the world.
Nothing is more important than upholding the vision and living the philosophy of Taronga’s key message: working together to ensure there is a shared future for wildlife and people.
Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo is produced by McAvoy Media for the 9Network.
Australian music’s night of nights, the prestigious ARIA Awards, will light up our screens again on November 24. The 36th edition of the annual awards night will be available for audiences live and free on Channel 9 and to stream on 9Now, celebrating and showcasing the cream of the Australian music industry.
Everyone is trying to get a piece of the Byron Bay pie. It’s where Hollywood A-listers are living the dream and Instagram influencers are flocking to in droves.
Enter the ultra-competitive, highly focused real estate agents working to sell the sexiest real estate on earth in Dream Listings, a hot new series coming to the 9Network later this year.
Viewers will get a glimpse into Australia’s most prestigious playground, where the spectacular beaches and seaside glamour set the scene for all the action. There will be beachside deals, tussles for premier property listings, and feuds over negotiations as these agents work to secure a piece of paradise for their prestige clients.
Dream Listings is produced by EQ Media Group for the 9Network.
COUNTRY HOME RESCUE WITH SHAYNNA BLAZE
For 14 seasons we’ve seen Shaynna Blaze as a judge on The Block, as well as helping homeowners spruce up their spaces on Selling Houses Australia. Now, for the first time, Shaynna is doing it for herself and her family in the heartwarming new series, Country Home Rescue.
In Country Home Rescue, Shaynna, together with her children, embark on the restoration of a dilapidated historical home in regional Victoria. Watch as they navigate through a never-ending maze of problems when their grand plans are sideswiped by building restrictions, frustrating delays and a huge budget blowout.
It will take every ounce of passion and persistence to turn this renovation nightmare into the forever home of their dreams. But you’ll be amazed as room by room is revealed.
VISION AUSTRALIA’S CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Australia’s annual Christmas Eve tradition continues this year with some of this country’s best performers coming together for Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight, broadcast live from Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday, December 24, at 8.00pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.
2022 UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The world’s best cyclists will take to the streets of Wollongong for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships from September 18 to 25, with every day streamed live, ad-free and on demand only on Stan Sport, plus the final two days live and free on the 9Network.
In only the second time in the event’s 101-year history, more than 1,000 of the top international cyclists from 70-plus nations will compete for a gold medal in this Olympic-scale event, which features 11 different cycling road races, time trials and team time trials.
A crowd of over 300,000 is anticipated to spectate along on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, with Stan and the 9Network there for every moment.
NEW TO CHANNEL 9 & 9NOW IN 2023
GORDON RAMSAY’S FOOD STARS
In a brand-new series for the 9Network, culinary superstar and CEO Gordon Ramsay and business mogul Janine Allis will mentor and guide competing teams in Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars.
Breaking into the multi-billion-dollar food industry can be an impossible feat unless you’re lucky enough to have some big investors. Gordon and Janine are on the hunt for Australia’s most exciting and innovating new food ideas – searching high and low for the next food star to mentor and invest in.
Contestants will need to pitch their concept to win a spot in the competition, before surviving high pressure challenges and intense grilling from two reigning food stars, determined to see if they’ve got the raw ingredients to become Food Stars. They’ll need to prove they have what it takes when it comes to service, marketing, branding and event management.
Battling it out for their place at the top will be Gordon and Janine’s competing teams – 14 potential food stars who are ambitious, competitive and creative. With one winning idea from each team to take home a cash prize to kickstart their new business, everything is on the line.
Produced by Endemol Shine Australia (A Banijay company) and Studio Ramsay Global (a FOX Entertainment company), Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars is a bold and competitive format, already broadcasting in the UK and US and coming to the 9Network in 2023.
In the rugged Alps of New Zealand’s southern island, a group of strangers will embark on an epic quest unlike anything ever seen.
With their backpacks containing an equal share of 1 million dollars, the group must reach the peak of a distant mountain in just 14 days to win the cash they’re carrying.
Along the journey they’ll need to work as a team as they tackle dangerous terrain, wild conditions and overcome adrenaline-charged challenges that block their path to the mountain.
But what happens when members of the group fall behind, will the rest of the trekkers slow down and risk not reaching it up the mountain in time? Or will they cut them loose and press ahead to cash in?
In a thrilling tale of endurance, survival and greed; morals will be tested, physical limits pushed, and bonds broken. Will they reach the summit in time and who will walk away with the money?
A blockbuster action adventure filled with cliff-hangers; this is The Summit…getting up is just the beginning!
The Summit is a 9Network and Endemol Shine Australia (A Banijay company) original series, produced by Endemol Shine Australia.
There has never been and never will be another like him.
Over two big nights, Warnie will be the fitting tribute to one of the greatest Australians of all time, the Aussie larrikin who lived and loved large in the 9Network’s must see drama event of 2023.
Shane Warne was an Aussie legend, a cultural icon, a cricketing genius, a charmer and a rogue. ‘Warnie’ transcended cricket. Like all great characters, he inspired extreme reactions from people from all walks of life, in Australia and around the world.
Warnie is produced for the 9Network by Screentime, a Banijay company, in association with VicScreen. Cast to be announced soon.
Inspired by actual events, 9Network’s new drama series, Human Error, follows Detective Holly O’Rourke and her homicide team as a seemingly open-and-shut murder investigation threatens to destroy her career, her family, and her faith in justice.
As she scrambles to redeem her personal and professional reputation, Holly and her team uncover a criminal conspiracy that will change their lives forever.
From the creative talents behind Underbelly, Bump, Offspring and Love My Way, Human Error is produced by John Edwards, Dan Edwards, Greg Haddrick and Samantha Winston, with The Age’s legendary crime reporter and podcaster John Sylvester (Underbelly) as story consultant. Cast to be announced soon.
Human Error is a Roadshow Rough Diamond production for the 9Network with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Nine. Financed with support from VicScreen. International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios.
RPA is the program that ignited Australia’s love of observational documentaries. For 17 years it gave viewers around the country an access-all-areas pass to the inner workings of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
And now it’s back, narrated by Rodger Corser. RPA follows patients who bravely and generously share their stories, as well as the outstanding surgeons and physicians who not only put broken bodies back together, but in many cases have to break the news to these patients that their prognosis isn’t good. These real-life moments are captured in all their unfiltered emotional rawness.
Embracing the vast changes in medicine in the past decade, RPA will feature advancements and new technologies: from life-saving, minimally invasive brain, heart, and robotic surgery to the 24/7 statewide Clot Retrieval Procedure for stroke sufferers, along with all the immediacy of the hospital’s Emergency Department.
RPA staff proudly claim, “We’re the only hospital in Australia that does a bit of everything”. Now they are doing even more.
RPA is produced by McAvoy Media for the 9Network.
Big Miracles is a groundbreaking new series filled with pure hope, in the name of love, about the most emotional human experience of all: trying to have children.
Starting a family is one of life’s most important milestones. But what happens when pregnancy seems impossible?
In Big Miracles we track an emotionally powerful journey as 10 brave and determined individuals and couples try to fall pregnant when the odds are stacked against them. We also witness the miracle work of doctors, nurses and scientists trying to make their dreams come true. It’s a remarkable story of hope, heartache, and triumph.
Big Miracles is produced by Ronde Media for the 9Network.
AUSTRALIA’S MOST IDENTICAL
A brand new special event series, Australia’s Most Identical is the ultimate search for the nation’s most identical twins.
Hosted by Scott Cam and Dr Jana Pittman, both parents of twins, this social investigation series will find and ultimately determine the nation’s most identical siblings. Through a series of scientific and entertaining challenges, 100 sets of twins will be put under the microscope until one pair is crowned Australia’s Most Identical.
Australia’s leading “Twin Experts” Professor Sarah Wilson and Professor Jeff Craig will supervise and assess the results, in consultation with Twin Research Australia, which is based at the University of Melbourne.
Delving into the unique and fascinating world of twins, Australia’s Most Identical will offer the most compelling and entertaining exploration of what it means to share your identity with someone else.
Australia’s Most Identical is produced by HELIUM for the 9Network.
RETURNING TO CHANNEL 9 & 9NOW IN 2023
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT
In 2023, Australia’s biggest guilty pleasure returns for its most anticipated season yet.
Celebrating a milestone anniversary, the 10th season of Married at First Sight will raise the stakes with a new cast of participants ready for a chance at love. As the experiment marks a decade, expect more breathtaking weddings, thought-provoking commitment ceremonies and dramatic dinner parties.
Certified clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla and relationship experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling will return to pair brave singles from across the country. Testing the bonds of couples, our experts will once again explore the influence of science in developing genuine, long-lasting relationships.
With a signature blend of unfiltered emotion, highly charged passion and genuine love, MAFS will captivate audiences as television’s undisputable reality juggernaut ushers in a new era.
Married at First Sight is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay company) for the 9Network.
The Block is back in 2023 for an incredible 19th season.
Television’s toughest building challenge will transform a brand-new Melbourne property with host Scott Cam welcoming a new batch of eager Blockheads to build five new family homes.
The Block is a Nine production in conjunction with Cavalier Television.
LEGO Masters exploded onto our screens in 2019 and has cemented itself as one of the most popular shows on TV.
In 2023, the feelgood, family-friendly format – a ratings phenomenon – is back with an allstar cast as the best of the very best return with a new wave of brilliant building and imagination for LEGO Masters: Grand Masters. In this epic construction contest, the elite LEGO builders of the past four seasons will be competing for the ultimate title of Grand Masters.
Host Hamish Blake and resident judge Ryan “Brickman” McNaught will be joined by the fan favourites and previous champions, all ingenious builders. Prepare to be dazzled by the most amazing challenges the show has ever seen, both in-studio and outside, when our teams duel it out for the chance to win $100,000 and to be crowned the very best LEGO building team in LEGO Masters history. Grand Masters.
LEGO Masters is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (A Banijay company) for the 9Network.
Logie Award-winning Travel Guides will be returning in 2023 with the ultimate traveller’s guide for your next escape.
All our favourite travel critics are back as they take off for a seventh season filled with more amazing and adventurous destinations.
Each episode will see our fun jet setting Travel Guides share their unfiltered and brutally honest reviews of rip-roaring destinations as they experience the same week-long holiday from local cuisine, accomodation, activities and tourist sights.
Opinions always differ, often leading to outrageous reviews as our Guides tell it how they see it and rate each holiday out of five stars.
Narrated by popular Aussie comedian Denise Scott, Travel Guides is produced by Nine.
When it comes to parenting, everyone has an opinion. Parental Guidance returns in 2023, putting 12 new parenting styles under the microscope to find out what works best.
When Parental Guidance first premiered, it broke new ground and got the nation confronting the biggest question: how should we be raising our future adults?
Now, in this fresh and thought-provoking series, TODAY host Ally Langdon and parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson are back, laying down even bigger and tougher parenting challenges. Designed to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of each parenting style, these challenges are all grounded in real-life scenarios. The results are authentic, joyful and shocking.
From Outback to Spiritual, Gentle to Unstructured, Road School to Influencer, every style will be unpacked, judged, and scrutinised under the guidance of Ally and Justin, to ultimately vote for Australia’s best parenting style.
This new series has a special focus on raising kids in the digital age, from the rise of Influencer Parenting to the dark side of online gaming and the internet. The essentials of parenting are also explored in depth, from dealing with tantrums to sibling rivalry and driving kids to succeed.
As the 12 sets of parents examine, compare and look at their parenting through fresh eyes, viewers have the chance to reflect, learn and even level up their own parenting.
Parental Guidance, the show that puts parenting in the spotlight it deserves, is produced by Eureka Productions for the 9Network.
THE HUNDRED WITH ANDY LEE – SEASON 4
The Hundred with Andy Lee is back in 2023, with 100 everyday Aussies and some of our funniest comedians coming together to find out what the country is really thinking.
Season 4 of The Hundred will tackle more of society’s biggest (and smallest) questions like: How many of the Hundred have seen a UFO? How many would NEVER lend money to their family? How many of the hundred are celibate? How many think regifting is ok?
Handpicked to represent the demographic makeup of Australia, “The Hundred” will once again be polled live via Zoom to give us the stories behind the stats, while three comedy panellists battle it out on each episode to see who knows Australia best.
Fan-favourite segments Couples Court and Celeb-A-Really will return, along with a raft of new games.
The Hundred with Andy Lee is an original concept by Screentime (A Banijay company) and Andy Lee, in association with the 9Network.
With more than two million emergency calls made in Victoria every year, Paramedics is the compelling factual series that captures the unfiltered emotion of these life-changing moments and the reaction of the first responders. With unprecedented insight into life on the road with ambulance crews, the program balances the daily reality of medical emergencies with the paramedics themselves, the people and personalities who bring hope to the most seemingly hopeless situations.
In 2023, a new season of Paramedics takes us back on the road with our emergency service heroes. From unexpected connections and compassion in times of crisis to the heavy toll this work takes on our frontline responders, Paramedics portrays the complete emotional spectrum of their dedicated life-saving duty.
Paramedics is a WTFN production for the 9Network with the help of Ambulance Victoria.
Emergency is back for a fourth series in 2023 with returning favourites and new faces saving lives and winning hearts on the frontline of one of Australia’s busiest hospitals.
Join the dedicated doctors and nurses for a captivating insight into the raw inner workings of Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Emergency Department as they pull back the curtain for unprecedented access to teams of medical heroes dealing with life-and-death cases every day.
This heartwarming series tells the stories of the patients through the eyes of the highly skilled and dedicated staff at Royal Melbourne, who are always ready with the utmost compassion and care for the constant stream of patients coming through the doors – in any emergency.
Emergency is produced by WTFN for the 9Network.
MILLION DOLLAR MURDERS
In the return of this landmark series, retired Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace takes viewers inside six unsolved crimes. These cases are the most chilling murder mysteries in Australia, with the biggest rewards on offer, one million dollars for information that leads to a conviction.
Working closely with Homicide squads around Australia, Wallace discusses the cases with colleagues and interviews detectives, witnesses and family members, hoping to spark a long-forgotten memory or a change of heart that will bring justice for the victims and their families.
In Series 2 of Million Dollar Murders, for the first time the Western Australia Police Force opens the case file on the murder of a child that shocked the entire state.
Also, NSW and Victoria Police announce challenging new cases, while Million Dollar Murders continues the search for answers to the murders explored in Series 1.
AUSTRALIAN CRIME STORIES: THE INVESTIGATORS
The team behind the international award-winning series Australian Crime Stories is back with a brand new series in a brand new format. Australian Crime Stories: The Investigators is lifting the lid on the personal case files of some of Australia’s greatest detectives.
Told by the investigators themselves, each episode will focus on one case, highlighting the hard work, dedication and commitment investigators make in solving the toughest crimes of their careers.
Viewers will have unprecedented insights to all the twists and turns of these major investigations, from the moment the crime occurred to the final confession or conviction.
As well as firsthand accounts from the investigators, we’ll also hear from the families involved, plus journalists and authors who have closely followed these cases.
Dedicated to all police officers who protect and serve our community, Australian Crime Stories: The Investigators will share the greatest stories of determined and exceptional police work; the murder that seemed unsolvable; the crime king who seemed untouchable; and the psycho who seemed unstoppable.
Australian Crime Stories: The Investigators is produced by The Full Box for the 9Network.
FROZEN PLANET II
Eleven years after the phenomenal first series, Frozen Planet II returns to the Arctic and Antarctic with a spellbinding journey through these magical, bone-chilling lands.
Presented by Sir David Attenborough, this series observes the amazing species that thrive at the North and South Poles, as well as exploring life beyond the Poles – seeing wildlife drama play out in all the world’s coldest regions: from high mountains and frozen deserts to snowbound forests and icy oceans.
These are the last true realms of wilderness on Earth, places so challenging that only a heroic cast of animal life can survive there.
Filmed in ultra-high definition, Frozen Planet II features intimate stories and sensational natural spectacles filmed for the very first time. This six-part series is an incredible chance to behold the wonders of our planet’s frozen landmass on the brink of major change as temperatures on Earth are rising.
Frozen Planet II is made by the BBC Studios Natural History Unit, co-produced by BBC America, the Open University, Migu Video , ZDF and France Televisions.
MILLIONAIRE HOT SEAT
Millionaire Hot Seat, hosted by Eddie McGuire, is Australia’s longest running quiz show and since it premiered in 2009, the show has given away over $60 million dollars. Every episode 6 contestants go head-to-head to win a huge $1 million prize.
Inspirational series Space Invaders returns for Season 3, bigger and better, and with a new co-host, to help families confront their physical and emotional baggage.
Our team of remarkable and passionate Space Invaders, the dynamic duo of declutter guru Peter Walsh and renovation queen Cherie Barber, will be joined this season by obsessive collector Angie Kent (Gogglebox) as they show those in need how to transform their lives.
Each week our Space Invaders will unite to help desperate families lighten their homes and their hearts, with amazing renovations and unbelievable transformations, as well as sharing decluttering tips and tricks to help us all improve our lives.
Peter’s mission is to dive headfirst into the relationship clutter that threatens to tear families apart, while empowering people to build strategies for lifelong change.
Cherie then goes beyond the realms of possibility with her mantra of “minimum spend for maximum impact”, creating jaw-dropping transformations, whilst Angie becomes the custodian of each family’s most treasured possessions, discovering the story behind them and helping to bring them back to life.
This season dials up the emotional stakes to a new level and gives some beloved Aussies the helping hand they need the most, with the extraordinary work of the Space Invaders team leaving entire families speechless and overwhelmed with gratitude.
Space Invaders is produced by WTFN for the 9Network.
COUNTRY HOUSE HUNTERS AUSTRALIA
Country House Hunters Australia returns for a third season in 2023, helping prospective homeowners take the leap and relocate from the busy city to the peaceful countryside.
When it comes to dream properties, who better to point you to your happily ever after than Getaway’s Catriona Rowntree? Searching for hidden gems across sweeping plains and often overlooked landscapes, she helps would-be buyers locate their forever home in rural Australia.
The payoff is finding the perfect peaceful, rural retreat away from the stresses and pressures of life in the bustling city.
Australia’s longest-running travel and lifestyle program returns to Nine for its 32nd season in 2023.
Join Catriona Rowntree, David Reyne, Jason Dundas, Charli Robinson and other favourite faces as they explore breathtaking locations across Australia and around the world, and offer holiday tips and ideas to cater for all tastes and budgets. After two years of lockdowns, disruptions and cancelled holidays, Aussies are itching to dust off their passports and get travelling once again, and the Getaway team will lead the way as they explore the globe.
As well as discovering the best holiday spots in our own backyard, the Getaway team’s international travels will take you to Hawaii, Iceland, Germany, and The Netherlands, to name just a few great destinations. And as always, they’ll inform, entertain and surprise you with stunning locations.
Each new episode of Getaway will inspire travellers to get out and about around all points of the compass. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation or a family trip that won’t break the bank, viewers will get all the key info they need to start planning their next holiday.
Aussies love their sport, and the biggest events available to the widest audiences in the country are all on Nine in 2023.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN AND GRAND SLAM TENNIS
Nine is the undisputed home of tennis, with every Grand Slam tournament available on the 9Network and Stan Sport in 2023. And Wide World of Sports is serving up all the aces.
From the Australian Open to Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open, you can catch every moment here, all in one place.
A sizzling Summer of Tennis in Australia gets going with the traditional lead-up tournaments in the new year before it’s time for the big one: the Australian Open from January 16.
The 2023 Australian Open promises to be another champagne tournament as the world’s best players descend on Melbourne to create the spellbinding moments and great stories that audiences crave throughout the biggest national sporting event of the year.
A stellar commentary lineup featuring John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Lleyton Hewitt, Jelena Dokic, Dylan Alcott, Todd Woodbridge, Alicia Molik, Sam Smith and Casey Dellacqua and hosts James Bracey, Roz Kelly and Tony Jones will put you on centre court for another unmissable Australian Open.
All the action, excitement, athleticism and non-stop entertainment of the National Rugby League returns to the 9Network for its 32nd consecutive year in 2023.
Hosted by James Bracey and Danika Mason, the best lineup of rugby league commentators in the game will assemble on Nine’s Wide World of Sports for the 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns, premiership-winning captains Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Brad Fittler, Paul Vautin, Paul Gallen, Darren Lockyer, and multiple premiership winners Billy Slater, Sonny Bill Williams and Phil Gould AM will provide the best insight and analysis there is.
As the Women’s game continues to grow with new teams in 2023, the Wide World of Sports will be right there for another season of some of the most exciting and entertaining footy on offer, thanks to the likes of stars such as Isabelle Kelly and Millie Boyle. You can catch the NRLW season live and free, plus the Women’s State of Origin all on the 9Network, with Emma Lawrence, Ruan Sims and Allana Ferguson on the sidelines to cover it all.
In commentary, Mat Thompson and Peter Psaltis will call the action for NRL and NRLW.
STATE OF ORIGIN
The most gripping sporting contest in the nation is presented exclusively, live and free on Channel 9HD and 9Now in 2023. Offering unmatched drama and passion that captivates record-breaking audiences every year, fans can watch all three games in the State of Origin series, with additional camera angles on 9Now.
Who could forget the dramatic ending of Ben Hunt’s runaway try in Brisbane to seal the 2022 series for the Maroons? Will Brad Fittler’s NSW Blues atone for their heartbreaking defeat, or will Queensland hearts beat true on the way to lifting the Origin shield once again in 2023?
With a lineup of the greatest players in Origin history to call the action, and unprecedented access to both coaches, Slater and Fittler, there’s simply no place like Nine’s Wide World of Sports come Origin time.
The crowning glory of global rugby will be showcased in 2023 when the Rugby World Cup France is broadcast live and free on Channel 9, with every game also shown live on Stan Sport.
Before we get to the World Cup, fans can cast an eye over the candidates for All Blacks and Wallabies RWC jerseys when the best players in the Southern Hemisphere strut their stuff during the Super Rugby Pacific season.
Then there’s the Rugby Championship featuring the Wallabies, All Blacks, Springboks and Pumas of Argentina – and within that tournament, the Wallabies playing the All Blacks in the revered Bledisloe Cup, where any notion of love thy neighbour goes out the window.
Plus, the best of the women’s game will be showcased when the 9Network and Stan Sport broadcast Wallaroos and SuperW games live.
A commentary team of rugby union superstars and experts led by Roz Kelly and Nick McArdle will include Drew Mitchell, Sonny Bill Williams, Tim Horan, Justin Harrison, Allana Ferguson and Morgan Turinui, plus caller Sean Maloney, will make Stan Sport and the 9Network the only place to be to watch the game they play in heaven in 2023.
Cricket returns to its traditional home, Wide World of Sports, for the best men’s cricket on offer in 2023.
Be prepared to be hit for six by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup from October 16, 2022 with every Australia game and the finals available live and free on Channel 9.
Host Roz Kelly is joined by former Australian captain Mark Taylor, Australian representative across all three forms of international cricket, Callum Ferguson, and specialist T20 bowler and former Australian international Steve O’Keefe to cover the competition. Can the Aussies conquer the T20 world once again?
Exclusive to Nine, a thrilling Ashes series shapes up when our Test cricketers don the whites for the oldest running rivalry in sport: Australia v England. Every Test match of the 2023 Ashes series in England will be shown live and free exclusively on the 9Network and 9Now.
Then to finish off the year, the most coveted prize in world cricket is up for grabs when the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India comes live and free to the 9Network. Played across October and November 2023, Australia will be out to add another one to our unrivalled tally of five World Cup trophies, when Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins line up against India’s Virat Kohli, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, England’s Jonny Bairstow and South Africa’s Quentin de Kock.
FINA WORLD SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS MELBOURNE
As Nine continues to expand its sports offering, we will dive in with the best short course swimmers in the world when they arrive in Melbourne for the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships from December 13-18.
Get ready for a duel in the 25 metre pool when Australia’s Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Mack Horton, Kyle Chalmers, Madi Wilson, Meg Harris, Chelsea Hodges and Mollie O’Callaghan power their way towards the medals podium across the 9Network and 9Now.
Plus, 9Now will stream events across swimming, diving, artistic swimming, open water swimming and water polo.
20TH FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS FUKUOKA
From July 14-30 Australia’s best Swimming, Water Polo, Open Water, Diving and Artistic Swimming representatives will take on the world in Fukuoka, Japan for the 20th FINA World Swimming Championships.
The Wide World of Sports will present wall to wall coverage, all live and free, for all events on the 9Network and 9Now.
9Now jumps onto the court for Women’s basketball this year when the WNBL 2022/23 season tips off on November 2, with 68 matches available to stream live and free in a win for hoops fans.
Basketball legend Lauren Jackson will return from retirement this season to mix it with exciting rising stars such as Shyla Heal.
9Now will provide the perfect destination for new and emerging fans of the WNBL to engage with the sport they love, at any time and on any device they choose.
With an outspoken lineup of sporting legends, journalists and commentators, Sports Sunday is the home of hard-hitting opinions about sport in Australia and around the world. Host Roz Kelly leads the panel of sporting legends and personalities as they debate and debunk all the big issues of the week in the world of sport.
This is where the strongest opinions in rugby league are aired from the people who count. With Phil Gould and Paul Gallen squaring off every Monday night, and all the latest breaking news from journalists Danny Weidler and Michael Chammas, strap in with 100% Footy host James Bracey for NRL news and opinion done the way that footy fans deserve.
THE SUNDAY NRL FOOTY SHOW
Hosted by Danika Mason, with rugby league legends Andrew Johns, Billy Slater and Brad Fittler, The NRL Sunday Footy Show in 2023 will cover all the action throughout the competition rounds and the finals. Special guests will dissect and discuss all the news and the big issues from the week, with special guests including Nathan Cleary, Adam Reynolds and Cameron Murray to preview each Sunday game on Channel 9 and 9Now.
THE AFL SUNDAY FOOTY SHOW AND FOOTY CLASSIFIED
Widely regarded as the most knowledgeable of all footy panel shows, Footy Classified reunites Craig Hutchison, Caroline Wilson, Matthew Lloyd, Kane Corne, Eddie McGuire and Ross Lyon across Monday and Wednesday nights.
And The Sunday Footy Show will be huge in 2023 once again, with Tony Jones and the team back for an incredible 31st season, Sundays at 10.00am.
NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
A pillar of Sunday night television since 1979, 60 Minutes is a pioneer of Australian investigative journalism. After more than four decades, 9Network’s news and current affairs flagship continues to unravel the key issues and extraordinary stories at the heart of our nation and across the globe.
The award-winning 60 Minutes team comprises Australia’s most trusted and experienced journalists, including Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Liam Bartlett, Tom Steinfort, Sarah Abo and Nick McKenzie, with new full-time reporter Amelia Adams joining the team in late 2022.
9News provides the most accurate and up-to-date news service in each capital city at 6.00pm every night of the year. Our team of reporters, at home and abroad, take pride in bringing viewers the information that helps them in their day-to-day lives. When the big stories break, Australians turn to 9News bas their trusted source of truth.
And in 2023, we are determined to work even harder to ensure we continue to offer an unparalleled source of news and current affairs that speaks directly to Australians about the issues that affect them most.
A CURRENT AFFAIR
At 7.00pm six nights a week, A Current Affair, hosted by Tracy Grimshaw (until November), is Australia’s most watched daily current affairs program.
This long-running show battles for the underdog, breaks big stories, features agenda-setting interviews, and undertakes major investigations. It gets results for viewers when they have nowhere else to turn and provides information that makes a real difference in their lives.
UNDER INVESTIGATION WITH LIZ HAYES
Under Investigation with Liz Hayes transforms Australian living room walls into detective maps as probes into some of the nation’s most notorious crimes are reopened.
TODAY will deliver more of what its passionate viewers love in 2023. An essential morning ritual for the latest in news and current affairs, sports, politics, showbiz, lifestyle and more, TODAY is the breakfast show that sparks Australia’s daily conversation.
Led by Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon, TODAY’S ensemble team includes entertainment reporter Brooke Boney and news presenter Alex Cullen, with weather presenter Tim Davies on the ground connecting with viewers from coast to coast.
Offering a fresh, light-hearted look at news, entertainment, and celebrity gossip, Today Extra returns each weekday from 9.00am, with hosts Sylvia Jeffreys and David Campbell.
And ease into your weekend with Belinda Russell, Charles Croucher, Richard Wilkins and Jayne Azzopardi for a little bit of fun and everything you should know from around the world with the Weekend Today family.
Linear TV FTA Share: OzTAM Metro (5 City Metro) data, Weeks 7-37 excl 16 + 17, 18:00-MN, Nine Network vs Seven Network vs Network 10 vs ABC Network vs SBS Network, Ppl 25-54/Ppl 16-39/GS+CH, Share % [FTA], consolidated 28 data (at 11 Sep 2022)
Top Programs: OzTAM Metro (5 City Metro) + Regional TAM (Regional Aggregate) data, 1 Jan – 11 Sep 2022, All FTA Primary and Multi Channels, minimum program duration 5 minutes, Total People, AUD (ranked on combined Metro + Regional), consolidated 28 data (at 11 Sep 2022)
Total TV audience: OzTAM Metro (5 City Metro) + Regional TAM Regional (Regional Aggregate) data, 1 Jan – 12 Sep 2022, Nine + Affiliates, Total People, first runs only -excludes encores, Total People, AUD, consolidated 28 data (at 13 Sep 2022); OzTAM Live + VOD VPM, Con28, 1 Jan – 12 September 2022, includes coviewing on connected tv devices
BVOD: OzTAM Live + VOD VPM, CFTA Only, 1 Jan – 10 September 2022 v 1 Jan – 11 September 2021, metric minutes, includes coviewing on connected tv devices