Put a Ring Around 9-1-1

Three will use a top-rating emergency services drama to help launch its 2018 season in the week starting February 3.

9-1-1, which will air 9.05 Mondays, premiered this month on Fox TV in the US and garnered generally favourable reviews and impressive ratings.

Variety reports the premiere posted “solid numbers“, cracking the top 10 in both the 18-49 and total measures.

“In the demo, 9-1-1 went from a 1.8 to a 3.0 for a rise of 67%. In total viewers, it went from 6.8 million to 10.7 million, a rise of 57%.”

It’s this kind of data that would have prompted Three to fast-track the drama to spearhead its 2018 schedule.

The reviews were mostly solid, too. The Los Angeles Times reckons the all-star cast — Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton — “elevate the premise from a suspenseful, action show to an engrossing drama” while The Hollywood Reporter summed it up as “star-studded comfort food” — which is just the kind of fare with which a network wants to start the week.

Three will set it up with Married at First Sight Australia as the lead-in, and do likewise with the season 19 premiere of SVU: Special Victims Unit (9.05 Tuesday) and the debut of Swipe Right For Murder (9.00 Wednesday), a UK reality crime show about the dangers of online dating.

Also new that week on Three will be a reality series about Queensland tow-truck drivers Towies (10.05 Wednesday); the return of 7 Days (9.00 Friday); Snow Wolf Family and Me (4.50 Saturday), in which wildlife cameraman Gordan Buchanan documents one of the closest encounters with wild wolves; and The Lion Queens (5.00 Sunday), which follows the “fearless women” who patrol the jungle to save Asiatic lions.

Three also is revamping its weekday line-up, dropping the movie matinee and adding re-runs of Married at First Sight Australia and new episodes of The Block Australia.

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6 Responses to “Put a Ring Around 9-1-1”

  1. Another one I downloaded …

  2. So are Arrow and The Flash only available on Neon?

  3. Arrow and The Flash will be on Sky 5, a new-look version of The Box; only The Flash can be streamed on Neon — Netflix has NZ streaming rights to Arrow.

  4. If Netflix has the rights to Arrow, then why isn’t it on then? I dont understand. I keep asking them about it. They are unresponsive just like TVNZ and MediaWorks.

  5. There are five seasons on Netflix. I presume the sixth won’t be available until after its US broadcast run.

  6. Thanks for that, Philip.

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