George Negus: The big question is Why?

6pm_with_george_negusTen will tonight air its first promo for new news show 6PM With George Negus.

In the promo, Negus – one of the original reporters on Nine’s 60 Minutes – says the key question that he will be asking is “Why?”.

The show goes to air early next year as Ten moves to an extended run of news and current affairs starting with its 5pm bulletin, running to 6PM With George Negus followed by a state evening news bulleting at 6.30pm before The 7PM Project.

Neighbours and The Simpsons will move to Ten’s new digital channel Eleven which launches in January.

Meanwhile, Tony Ritchie, EP of 6PM With George Negus,  has told Mumbrella that the program’s individual items will be longer than rivals, with more live interviews. He said: “Whatever we do on day one, we won’t be doing on day 361. I’m sure it will have evolved.”

As to potential audience size, he said: “We’re coming off a programme that’s doing 500,000 now and we’ve now got to find that audience in an older demographic. I’d be happy with half a million.”


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