Nine has announced The Footy Show (AFL) will move to a new timeslot of 8:30pm next year, in its 20th season.
Nine made the announcement this morning at its 2013 Upfronts presentation in Melbourne.
Meanwhile Craig Hutchison will take over as host of The Sunday Footy Show for its 21st season.
Matthew Lloyd also joins Footy Classified in 2013.
source - http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/11/foo ... -2013.html
What do you reckon about this move? Hopefully it works out. But is this just to battle it against the Before the Game show, which changed to Thursday nights mid-2012? I thought that the AFL Footy Show rates well for the 9.30 slot (in Melbourne anyway. Not sure how it does in Perth / Adelaide).
Sam Newman may have to be more careful in what he says now, with the show moving to an earlier slot. lol
No word on the NRL Footy Show for 2013 at this stage. But since it's ratings are still on the decline, i don't see it moving to an earlier slot. This probably means that the AFL Show will still air after the NRL version. With the way it's been run over the last few years, AFL will still air late here in Sydney and in Brisbane (around the 11.30pm mark!). The NRL always runs overtime!
There was also talk in a rugby league forum that i go on that Tim Gilbert will be a co-host of the Thursday NRL Footy Show in 2013. But i can't find any official word on it, so i don't know if it's true yet. In 2012, he was the ''Sunday Roast'' segment host for the Sunday Footy Show, and was terrible at it! I hope he isn't pushed towards the Thursday show. However, he was good as simply the ''Around the Grounds'' reporter, when he was doing it until 2011. Nothing more.