Channel Nine Launch Their 2012 Schedule And It Is All About Reality TV
Channel Nine who have been beaten in the ratings by SEVEN this year, are using reality TV to bring them back to being number one in 2012.
This strategy might just work for them with what looks to be a very solid lineup of exciting new reality shows to capture the viewers attention. Expect most of them to be in the 7.00pm timeslot which has been a strategy that has worked so well for them this year.
The shows are:
The Voice: The ratings smash hit in the US with more than 10 million viewers a week. The hook for this show is the judges have to pick their contestants on their voices only which will make for some interesting contestants.
The judges and coaches will be Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, international country music star Keith Urban, Grammy Award winning soul singer Seal and Aussie pop singer Delta Goodrem. Expect it to rate big.
Excess Baggage: Eight celebrities, eight ordinary Australians who have physical and emotional baggage is holding them back. The show will be hosted by Kate Ceberano with celebrities: Kevin Federline, Christine Anu, Kate DeAraugo, Gaby Millgate, Darryn Lyons, Brant Webb, Ajay Rochester and Robert “Dipper” DiPierdomenico.
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Big Brother: The ‘mother’ of all reality shows returns to Australian television on Nine in 2012. The show that changed the face of Australian television will be reborn on Nine with a bold new attitude and a brand new host, Sonia Kruger.
Expect social media interaction by viewers to be huge.
Shows returning will be The Celebrity Apprentice Australia with a whole new cast and The Farmer Wants A Wife, hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski. Farmer Wants A Wife needs a format change or some casting twists arrest the rating slide it had this year. A gay farmer would be a good start.
The Block 2012
The Block in the 7.00pm time slot was the hit of 2011, reaching 3.7million viewers. In 2012, Channel Nine are saying there will be a new elimination round and new challenges. It will again be shot in Melbourne.
GO Channel will also have Survivor and The Bachelor.
Which of these shows will you be watching in 2012.