Ten corrects the episode of new Modern Family they are airing this week (it was previously slated as the second episode of the third season, not the first), removes An Idiot Abroad and advises what the Friday movie will be.
On Tuesday at 7.30pm, the new episode of Modern Family has changed to “Dude Ranch. Previously, the network had the episode as “When Good Kids Go Bad” – the second episode of the third season. The new episode is still followed by a repeat at 8pm “Halloween”.
An Idiot Abroad Gone. Perhaps a lesson for Ten here. An Idiot Abroad originally aired on ONE, where it pulled better figures than it got on Ten last week. Considering the series had already aired twice on ONE, did Ten really think it would pull main channel ratings figures on Ten?
What comes out of this, is 1) close to 90% of all people in the five cities now have digital, most of them HD (remember ONE is an HD channel) – so those who would have wanted to see An Idiot Abroad already have. 2) What happened to not bouncing shows between the channels like Nine / GO! and GEM do? and 3) Ten had the perfect opportunity to fast track right into season 2: An Idiot Abroad Bucket List – which would easily have pulled figures 500,000+ – enough to keep it in a 9.30pm main channel timeslot.
Replacing an Idiot Abroad at 9.30pm Wednesdays, is – wait for it – NCIS repeats.
To Ten’s troubled Friday night, and the movie this week will be Catch Me if You Can at 9.30pm, with American Dreamz at the same time the following Friday (November 4).
Over to ONE, and next Monday October 31 sees new episodes of Burn Notice at 8.30pm, plus Blue Bloods at 9.30pm being given the chance to be played out.