The first game of the AFL premiership season is on Thursday March 24 between Richmond and Carlton.
This year, the Thursday season opener is on Ten which will mean very different programming in each market on that night, with AFL states either falling behind or missing out on an episode of The Good Wife and Law & Order: SVU.
In Melbourne, the AFL on Thursday March 24 will be live from 7.30pm on Ten and ONE. As a result, The Biggest Loser will not be seen in Melbourne that night, instead there will be a double on Friday night – which in turn, pushes out Undercover Boss as well.
In Adelaide and Perth, the AFL airs from 8.30 on Ten and ONE, leaving the Biggest Loser in place as usual at 7.30.
In Sydney and Brisbane, the AFL does not air until 11pm on Ten, so Thursday night programming remains as normal until then. AFL fans in Sydney and Brisbane will be able to see the game on ONE from 7.30pm.
Ten also airs the Adelaide vs. Hawthorn game that plays on Saturday March 26 – this will be live on Ten and ONE in all markets except Sydney, where it is delayed on both Ten and ONE.