Seven has announced an unbeatable content line-up for 2023 across all screens, with the best news, sport, drama, entertainment and special events coming to Seven and 7plus.
As 2022 draws to a close, Seven is the #1 network nationally in total people, 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s across the ratings survey year, and the #1 network in the capital cities in total people.
The powerful line-up for next year includes Australia’s #1 news and public affairs programs, the #1 sport schedule, the #1 regular Australian drama series, and new and returning entertainment shows.
On 15 January 2023, Seven will reveal the most exciting new channel launched in Australia in years: 7Bravo, a partnership with global entertainment and media powerhouse, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer. 7Bravo will bring the very best of NBCUniversal’s extraordinary reality and true crime content to all Australians, live and free.
Key new content across the screens of Seven in 2023 will include Australian Idol, Million Dollar Island, Blow Up, The Claremont Murders, The 1% Club, We Interrupt This Broadcast, the TV WEEK Logie Awards, Animals Aboard With Dr Harry, Con Girl and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
Before 2022 is over, Seven will celebrate the return of Australia’s foxy morons when Kath & Kim returns to our screens. Kath Day-Knight and hornbag daughter Kim Craig (nee Day) will mark their 20th anniversary across two “yuge” nights, with the real housewives of Fountain Lakes bringing Australia a slice of their lives today.
The new shows for 2023 will join an unmatchable content schedule that already stars Australia’s #1 sport: the AFL, 7NEWS, Sunrise, 7NEWS Spotlight, Home and Away, The Chase Australia, The Voice, Farmer Wants A Wife, RFDS, SAS Australia, My Kitchen Rules, Big Brother, horse racing, cricket, Supercars and much, much more.
Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton said: “Our national network reaches all Australians, across the capital cities and regional areas, and we are #1 this year in more weeks nationally and in metro markets than any of our competitors. We have a superior offering in total TV, and no one can match the reach of Seven.
“We are very proud and honoured to be Australia’s most-watched television network. As our 2023 content clearly shows, we are working very hard to give our viewers and clients what they want.
“Our new partnership with NBCUniversal is a great example of how we strive to give Australians more of what they want. NBCUniversal is one of the leading entertainment and media companies in the world and we can’t wait to bring 7Bravo and its amazing content to viewers.
“7Bravo is a game-changer. It’s an exciting and important addition to our network and the perfect complement to our existing channels. With 7two, 7mate and 7flix, Seven is already the undisputed leader in multi-channels. The addition of 7Bravo, with its strong appeal to women, will make us even stronger.
“Similarly, our new, long-term partnership with the AFL from 2025 will take Australia’s best and most popular sport to a new level. Seven and 7plus will be the new home of the AFL for fans and advertisers alike. For the first time, all Australians will be able to access the best AFL games and video content – live and free – how, when and where they want it.
“These two partnerships, plus all the great new and returning content we’re announcing today, clearly demonstrate our commitment to keeping Australia entertained, informed and engaged.”
Seven Chief Content Officer, entertainment programming, Angus Ross, said: “Our aim in 2023 is simple: to be #1 for the moments that stop the nation, unite us and inspire us. From the heartland to the beating heart of cities across the country, Seven is – and will remain – Australia’s #1 for the moments that matter.
“No other network can match our extraordinary line-up of news, sport, entertainment and special events.
“Our content ‘spine’ of Sunrise, The Morning Show, The Chase Australia, 7NEWS, Home and Away and Better Homes and Gardens continues to rank #1, while our 7.30 pm tentpole shows, including The Voice, Farmer Wants A Wife, Big Brother, SAS Australia, My Kitchen Rules and Kitchen Nightmares Australia are drawing strong total TV audience numbers across broadcast and digital,” he said.
“Next year, we will add more 7.30pm tentpole programs as we find new and engaging ways to connect with audiences, including younger viewers. The highly anticipated return of Australian Idol leads the charge, along with fresh new formats including Million Dollar Island, Blow Up, We Interrupt This Broadcast and The 1% Club, with more in development.
“The Claremont Murders will be a major television event in 2023 and we know Australians are very excited about the return of RFDS. We’re also delighted to be the new home of the TV WEEK Logie Awards, along with other special events including the much-loved Carols In The Domain,” Mr Ross said.
“Sport is a critically important part of our content schedule and no one has a stronger wall of sport than Seven, including the AFL, AFLW, cricket, horse racing, Supercars, the NFL, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ and much more.
“The addition of 7Bravo and its wonderful content from NBCUniversal gives Seven an unbeatable line-up of channels and even more choice for our viewers and clients,” he said.
“Launching on 15 January, 7Bravo will the home of great reality and true crime content. Key new programs on 7Bravo will include Below Deck Down Under, Below Deck Adventure, The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, The Real Housewives of Dubai, The Real Housewives of Miami, Love Without Borders, Southern Hospitality and Real Girlfriends in Paris, among others.
“Complementing the schedule, 7Bravo and 7plus be the free-to-air home of NBCUniversal’s stellar portfolio of reality content, including the world’s most iconic unscripted TV franchises and series from Bravo and E!,” Mr Ross said.
“The new channel will also feature The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Top Chef, The Kelly Clarkson Show and Judge Jerry, as well as compelling true crime content from Oxygen True Crime, the destination for quality crime programming in the US, and all the red carpet glamour from the biggest awards shows with Life From E!. It will also be the first broadcast home in Australia for reality and true crime content produced for Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.
“Add it all up, and Seven has a highly compelling, engaging and entertaining line-up for 2023, a line-up that will capture the hearts and minds of all Australians,” he said.