TEN Network – Are They Bringing Back Australian Idol?
Network TEN is looking to rebuild after a bleak few years rating wise for them, and the new CEO Hamish Mclennan has said he wants to bring back event television to make sure people are watching the show when it is screened.
It appears people are more likely to time shift drama but not so much sport or reality TV.
In fact he has hinted he might bring back Australian Idol.
“Live sport doesn’t get time-shifted, and we will have a greater focus on news, and big franchises like Australian Idol. That’s why you’re now seeing a strong commitment from advertisers for upcoming programs on TEN like The Bachelor.”
If Australian Idol came back in it would be entering a very crowded reality TV singing show market with The Voice and The X Factor and maybe it would struggle to find a solid audience.
However The Bachelor is a great show for TEN as it has never been done here and is huge in the US. Also hopefully this will mean So You Think You Can Dance Australia. These two shows would definitely help TEN differentiate themselves from the other free-to-air channels.
Also if SEVEN are not going to renew The Amazing Race Australia they should try and get it.
Also the Sunday Telegraph was also reporting that former Australian Idol host James Mathison is being considered as host of their new breakfast show. I think that would be a good choice I thought he was quick and intelligent when he was on Idol.
Do you think Australian Idol should come back? Also what show would you like to see on Australian screens?