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Seven’s favourite ad of Tokyo 2020 revealed

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Australian Avocados’ “Our Green Gold” crowned winner

The winner of the Seven Network’s $1 million contest to crown the best ad shown during the Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 has been announced.

Australian Avocados’ “Our Green Gold” campaign won gold with the public, who voted it as their favourite ad shown during Seven’s live, free and exclusive coverage of the world’s biggest sporting event of the decade.

Australian Avocados has won free placement in Seven’s biggest sporting and cultural moments of the next nine months, worth $1 million.

The Olympics is jam-packed full of moments that move us. Drawing on the emotions of Tokyo 2020 provides brands an opportunity to connect at a deeper level with the audience which heightens awareness, recall and consideration.

Tokyo 2020 on Seven was the biggest television and streaming event in Australian history with more than 20 million Australian’s watching the inspiring action. We launched Favourite Ad of Tokyo 2020 to celebrate creativity and showcase the amazing work of the advertising industry in the Games as voted for by the nation. We were stunned by the quality of the ads entered that powerfully tapped into the emotion and excitement of the Olympics and connected with audiences,” she said.

Charlotte Valente, Seven West Media Chief Marketing Officer

A huge congratulations to the team at Hort Innovation and their agencies, TBWA and Atomic 212°. Their humorous and iconic Australian creative resonated with our audiences and demonstrates the power of contextual, creative advertising. Australian avocado farmers will benefit from having their ‘Our Green Gold’ campaign run in the greatest cultural and live moments on Seven between now and the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Katie Finney, Seven West Media’s Director of 7RED

Favourite Ad of Tokyo 2020 was open to advertisers who place an ad in Seven’s Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 coverage. The winner was decided by a public poll, with viewers who voted given the chance to win a Qantas holiday package valued at $25,000, supporting local communities and the travel Industry.

It’s great to see a much-loved Aussie fruit celebrated with this win. The campaign featured perfectly in the Olympics broadcast alongside our incredible Aussie athletes. Well done to the team at Hort Innovation, Atomic 212° and TBWA for delivering such a memorable and iconic campaign.

Claire Fenner, Managing Director and Partner, Atomic 212

Australia is the winner here. With the extra $1 million to put behind the ‘Our Green Gold’ campaign for Australian Avocados thanks to the Seven Network, we will drive more consumption of the best avocados on the planet, provide a nutritional head start for our future Australian Olympic champions and at the same time support our legendary Aussie growers.

Paul Bradbury, CEO, TBWA Australia and New Zealand

The Australian Avocados campaign is a celebration of all things green and gold and all things symbolically Aussie. The Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 provided the perfect platform to remind everyone that our country not only boasts first-class athletes, but the best fresh produce as well. Hort Innovation is thrilled that this campaign has received the viewers’ vote for ‘Best ad of Tokyo 2020’ – it just goes to show how much Aussies love their avocados and support our local growers.

Matt Brand, CEO, Hort Innovation

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The Voice soars on Seven and 7plus

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Biggest show in 2021, biggest season launch since 2015, audience up 24% on 2020

The unmissable new season of The Voice has become an instant hit on Seven, breaking digital and broadcast records in its first three nights.

Hitting the right notes with fans, The Voice is the most-watched entertainment program so far in 2021 in 25 to 54s and total people, with the first three episodes averaging 1.72 million overnight viewers nationally, including 1.19 million in the capital cities.

The spectacular launch episode was watched by 2.14 million Australians nationally, including time-shift viewing and over 226,000 on 7plus, giving the singing competition its biggest launch since 2015 and Seven its biggest entertainment show launch since 2016.

With the megastar line-up of coaches Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy, the first episode also smashed records on 7plus to become the biggest entertainment show launch on the streaming service ever, and the #1 live streamed entertainment show launch in Australia in 2021.

The Voice is #1 in its timeslot across all key demographics and up 24% in total people nationally on the 2020 season and up 21% across the capital cities.

The first three episodes have also lifted Seven’s timeslot audience by an average of 121% in 25 to 54s and 111% in total people.

The Voice has been the #1 live and on-demand streamed show every night in Australia since launch, with the average 7plus audience for the first three episodes up 66% on the same episodes in 2020.

The incredible new season of The Voice on Seven is the best yet. We knew the global mega-hit format would captivate Australian audiences with its strongest ever line-up of superstar coaches and world-class artists, and we’re thrilled at the record audiences on television and 7plus. With more electrifying performances and spinetingling chair-turning moments to come, the new season will only get better.

Angus Ross, Seven’s Network Director of Programming

Source: OzTAM (Metro Broadcast, National BVOD), RegionalTAM (Comb. Agg Markets). The Voice: 8-10/8/2021. Average audience national (metro + regional) and capital cities (metro). Total Audience: Broadcast overnight + BVOD (live + VOD to 3 days, includes co-viewing). The Voice 2021 (Seven) vs 2020 (Nine, 24-26/5/2020). Timeslot growth based on Metro timeslot vs same day/timeslot on 7primary in 2020. Data: Overnight data (preliminary 10/8/2021). The Voice #1 entertainment program based on Eps 1-3 vs full program averages, national average overnight audience. The Voice #1 entertainment program based on Eps 1-3 vs full program averages, national average overnight audience.

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Big Brother VIP rolls out the red carpet

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All-star cast checks in to Big Brother’s first-ever luxury hotel

The Seven Network today confirmed the all-star cast for its hotly anticipated special event series, Big Brother VIP, set to air later this year on Channel 7 and 7plus

Twelve VIPs are taking a vacation from their celebrity lives and checking into an experience like no other, at Big Brother’s first-ever luxury hotel, where they will receive rockstar treatment with a Big Brother twist. 

Removed from the world they know, this elite group will be at the mercy of Big Brother’s wicked game, their every move watched as they face hilarious house tasks, epic nomination challenges and edge-of-your-seat eviction ceremonies; all while they eat, sleep and share a bathroom together. 

With the star power dialled to extreme, host Sonia Kruger will be on hand to keep the celebrities’ egos in check. 

The 12 stars walking the red carpet into Big Brother VIP are: 

  • Bernard Curry – Actor
  • Caitlyn Jenner – Olympian and Political Candidate
  • Danny Hayes – Big Brother 2021 Favourite
  • Dayne Beams – Former AFL Captain
  • Ellie Gonsalves – Actress and Model
  • Imogen Anthony – Fashion Designer and Model
  • Jessika Power – Reality TV Star
  • Josh Carroll – Model and Content Creator
  • Luke Toki – Reality TV Fan Favourite
  • Matt Cooper – NRL Superstar
  • Omarosa – Political Aide and Author
  • Thomas Markle Jr. – Famous Big Brother

They may all be stars but only one winner will walk away with $100,000 for their nominated charity. Who wins? You decide. 

Big Brother VIP is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for the Seven Network.

Big Brother VIP is coming to Channel 7 and 7plus

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Olympic glory: Tokyo 2020 makes history

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Seven’s broadcast up 71% on Rio 2016
Opening Ceremony: 3.85 million viewers
4.74 billion minutes streamed on 7plus
7plus registered users surge 44% to 9.2 million

As the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 came to an inspiring close last night, more than 20 million Australians have tuned in to watch the Seven Network’s innovative coverage of the 17 days of the Games, making it the biggest television and streaming event in Australian history.

From the Opening Ceremony on Friday 23 July to last night’s Closing Ceremony, 20.2 million Australians watched Seven’s live, free and exclusive broadcast of Tokyo 2020, with 41% watching on both Seven and 7plus.

Across the 17 days of coverage (includes Opening Ceremony), the average full day broadcast audience was up 80% on Rio 2016 in the capital cities and up 71% nationally.

Seven’s prime time commercial free-to-air network share across days 1 to 7 of the Games was 60.3%. That increased to 61.9% across days 8 to 16. In week 32 of the OzTAM survey year, Seven Network recorded the biggest prime time commercial share (62.7%) for any network in total people and 25 to 54s since OzTAM ratings started in 2001

Seven Network’s average prime time capital city audience from 6.00pm to midnight grew by 12% from week one to week two of the Games. 

Channel 7’s share alone was 43.0% across the first week and 43.7% across the second week – more than double its closest rival and more than four times the share of the third ranked primary channel

7mate recorded an 11.1% commercial share across Tokyo 2020, making it the #1 multichannel and the #3 free-to-air commercial channel – trumping a rival primary channel.

With a total audience of 3.85 million viewers nationally, including time-shift and BVOD audiences, the Opening Ceremony is the most most-watched TV program of 2021.

Tokyo 2020 has boosted Seven Network’s strong momentum. Seven is currently #1 in the 2021 survey year with a 40.8% year-to-date commercial share. It has won 18 weeks of the 32 weeks so far in calendar 2021 and is the only network growing its commercial share in 2021.  

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With more than 40 Olympics channels, 7plus set new Australian streaming records during the competition, adding more than 2.8 million new registered users, bringing its total number of registered accounts to more than 9.2 million, an increase of 44% since Tokyo 2020 started. 

Australians watched more than 4.74 billion minutes on 7plus, making it the biggest digital event in Australian history.

On 25 July, 7plus delivered the biggest day of streaming in Australian television history with 376 million minutes, shattering the previous record of 86 million (held by a State of Origin rugby league match day this year) and 10 times more than the biggest day recorded for Rio 2016.

7plus was particularly popular with younger viewers, with VOZ data recording 18% of people 18 to 39 watched the Olympic action exclusively on 7plus, delivering an incremental audience reach on broadcast of 32% over the first 12 days. The incremental reach is even higher for men aged 18 to 39, with viewing on 7plus extending the average broadcast day reach by 43%.

We came into the Games confident Tokyo 2020 would be a success, but the record-breaking reaction from audiences exceeded all expectations.

Our exclusive, live and free coverage on Seven and 7plus was unmissable entertainment for millions, as our Aussie athletes equaled their best Olympic performance ever and provided Australia with much-needed inspiration. For the brands involved with delivering the Games across the screens of Seven, it represented the largest and most addressable marketing platform ever created.

The success of our innovative coverage is testament to the incredible people we have behind the scenes and on-screen bringing must-watch moments to viewers. From our exceptional hosts and commentary teams to the excellent production and operations teams across broadcast and digital, everyone worked together to deliver a world-class experience.

Kurt Burnette, Seven West Media Chief Revenue Officer and Director of Olympics

Olympic Games 23 July-8 August
Paralympic Games 24 August-5 September
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Epic new Australian drama takes flight

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RFDS set to soar from 8.40pm Wednesday, 11 August

Based on remarkable real-life stories, the gripping new Australian drama RFDS lands after the Olympics at 8.40pm Wednesday, 11 August on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Filmed on location in and around Broken Hill, RFDS captures the beauty and brutality of Australia’s vast centre, where the doctors, nurses, pilots and support staff of the RFDS negotiate the unique challenges of emergency rescues across some of the most inhospitable places in the country.

RFDS stars Logie Award-winning actor Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Wanted), Logie Award-winning star of stage and screen Rob Collins (Mystery Road S2, Total Control, Glitch) and acclaimed actors Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge, The Tudors), Justine Clarke (Tangle, Hungry Ghosts, The Time Of Our Lives) and Ash Ricardo (Offspring, Bite Club).

Determined to escape her past and start a new life, Dr Eliza Harrod (Emma Hamilton) arrives in outback Australia from the UK. Only days into her new role at the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Eliza finds herself at the forefront of a catastrophic emergency retrieval while Flight Nurse Pete Emerson (Stephen Peacocke) faces an unthinkable tragedy.

Audiences can expect beautiful scenery, deep and thoughtful storylines and a really, good honest look at how the RFDS does its vital work.

Justine Clarke (Base Manager Leonie Smith)

It’s not lost on us that we are representing a really important organisation that means so much to Australia.

Stephen Peacocke (Pete Emerson)

There’s a connection that the folks of the RFDS have with the people that they service which goes beyond doctor patient dynamics. They are a real part of the community.

Rob Collins (Dr Wayne Yates)

RFDS is an Endemol Shine Banks production for the Seven Network, with major production investment from Seven in association with Screen Australia. It was financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW Fund and the Regional Filming Fund.

RFDS premieres 8.40pm Wednesday, 11 August on Channel 7 and 7plus

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Farmer Wants A Wife Reunion: Real love, surprises and secret revelations

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Which Farmer’s love is still burning bright?

The unmissable Farmer Wants A Wife Reunion is just around the corner, premiering 7.30pm Wednesday, 11 August, after the Olympics.

Join host Natalie Gruzlewski as she sits down with Farmers Will, Andrew, Matt, Sam and Rob to find out who is still in love, who has found their happily ever after and whether another Farmer wedding is on the horizon!

Each of our five lonely Farmers opened their hearts in the hope of finding the one. Thousands of single ladies applied to meet them, and each Farmer chose five ladies to embark on a once in a lifetime opportunity. Over six weeks, these ladies got to know their Farmer on their beloved farm.

Farmer Will chose 32-year-old nurse Jaimee to share his life. Despite forming bonds with lots of his ladies, Farmer Matt’s heart was broken when 25-year-old executive assistant Tara left his farm before realising her mistake. Following his heart, he chose Tara to start a life with.

Youngest Farmer Sam was smitten with 24-year-old oncology nurse Mackenzie and 24-year-old student nurse Allanah from the start, and despite having strong feelings for both, he bowed out early on his search for love. Our man from Snowy River, Farmer Rob, said goodbye to his chosen ladies and hello to four new love interests, but decided the lightning bolt had failed to strike on both occasions.

For Farmer Andrew however, it was love at first sight when he met 27-year-old community relations worker Jess.

The Farmer Wants A Wife Reunion is here. Join host Natalie Gruzlewski and Farmers Will, Andrew, Matt, Sam and Rob for a night of surprises, secret revelations and, of course, real love.

Farmer Wants A Wife Reunion – 7.30pm 11 August on Channel 7 and 7plus after the Olympics

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Tokyo 2020 roars out of the blocks

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7plus smashes records, TV audiences surge

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are an instant hit with Australians, generating huge numbers across the Seven Network’s Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus.

After just three days, Tokyo 2020 has reached more than 13 million Australians on television and smashed streaming records.

Last night’s coverage and the Opening Ceremony on Friday night are already the two most-watched TV programs of 2021 and 7plus set new highs for streaming in Australia.

Some of the highlights of the past three days include:

Sunday night: 2.75 million viewers nationally on Seven Network, 1.99 million in the capital cities, taking the crown as the most-watched TV program of 2021.

Opening Ceremony: 2.7 million viewers nationally on broadcast, 2.12 million in the capital cities, making it the second most-watched TV program of 2021. The capital city audience was up 31% on the number of viewers for the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2016, while the national audience was up 20%.

Sunday evening: 2.51 million viewers nationally on Seven Network, 1.73 million in the capital cities.

Saturday night: 2.47 million viewers nationally on Seven Network, 1.78 million in the capital cities.

Saturday evening: 2.4 million viewers nationally on Seven Network, 1.73 million in the capital cities.

Countdown to Opening Ceremony: 2.24 million viewers nationally, 1.64 million in the capital cities.

7mate: 17.4% commercial audience share on Saturday night, its highest ever prime time share.

7plus: Set a new Australian streaming record on Saturday, with 238.7 million minutes streamed (including co-viewing), more than three times the previous record which was held by a State of Origin rugby league match.

7plus: Broke its own record on Sunday, with 272.8 million minutes streamed – excluding co-viewing.

The reaction from Australians to our exclusive, live and free coverage on Seven and 7plus has been extraordinary. The audience numbers have exceeded our forecasts on every level, including 2.3 million reach on 7plus alone.

New viewing records are being set on a daily basis which is great news for our partners, sponsors and dynamic packages. Marketers have well and truly embraced Tokyo 2020 and now that the Games have started, we’re seeing record results with brands capitalising with short-term broadcast and digital investment.

Kurt Burnette, Seven West Media Chief Revenue Officer and Director of Olympics

Olympic Games 23 July-8 August
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TV’s toughest test is back with SAS Australia

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Star recruits pushed to breaking point in SAS Australia’s most gruelling season yet

Eighteen Aussie celebrities take on one of the toughest tests of their lives in the highly anticipated new season of SAS Australia, coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus.

Under the direction of elite ex-Special Forces soldiers Ant Middleton, Mark “Billy” Billingham, Jason “Foxy” Fox and Ollie Ollerton, recruits will face a series of physical and psychological tests from the real SAS selection process – on the most gruelling course ever seen in the UK or Australia.

The star recruits brave enough to take the ultimate challenge are:


Alicia Molik – Tennis Champion
Bonnie Anderson – Singer / Actor
Brynne Edelsten – Socialite
Dan Ewing – Actor
Emma Husar – Former Politician
Erin Holland – TV Presenter
Heath Shaw – AFL Star
Isabelle Cornish – Actor
Jana Pittman – Dual Olympian
Jessica Peris – Sprinter
Jett Kenny – Ironman
John Steffensen – Olympic Runner
Kerri Pottharst – Beach Volleyball Olympian
Koby Abberton – Bra Boy
Manu Feildel – Celebrity Chef
Mark Philippoussis – Tennis Legend
Pete Murray – Singer-Songwriter
Sam Burgess – NRL Star

In punishing conditions, recruits will be subjected to extreme physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation and psychological testing, with no allowances or exceptions made for their celebrity status or gender.


They’ll need to push past their fears and their limits in the hope of passing SAS selection.


Some will reach breaking point and withdraw. Who has the mental strength to tough it out to the end?


The gripping new season of SAS Australia premieres after the Olympics on Channel 7 and 7plus.


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Time to get the feeling!

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Global mega-hit The Voice premieres 7.00pm Sunday, 8 August

The world’s biggest singing competition will debut on its new home with a new look, new feel, an all-star coaching panel and world-class artists waiting to be discovered.

Taking their places on the spinning red chairs are multiple ARIA and GRAMMY© Award winner Keith Urban, UK hit machine Rita Ora, mega selling singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian and, making her coaching debut on The Voice, singing and acting sensation Jessica Mauboy.

I love the spirit of The Voice – the fact that we’re coaches more than judges – and that we get to do hands on mentoring. That’s what sets the show apart.

Keith Urban

Helping people find their voice is truly inspiring.

Rita Ora

It’s not always about hitting the perfect note, it’s about making sure you feel the song because that’s going to help you connect to the audience and the people watching at home.

Jessica Mauboy

What I am looking for is somebody who you can imagine on radio, who is immediately identifiable by their voice, their tone, and the way they tell a story through song.

Guy Sebastian

One of the most successful formats in the world, the 10th season of The Voice hosted by Sonia Kruger premieres 7.00pm Sunday, 8 August on Channel 7 and 7plus. Get the feeling!

The Voice premieres 7.00pm Sunday, 8 August on Channel 7 and 7plus
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Farmer Wants A Wife wins hearts across all screens

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Real love burned bright on the Seven Network this year as the latest season of Farmer Wants A Wife won hearts and viewers across Australia.

The nation’s favourite bush fairy-tale rounded up huge audiences on broadcast and online throughout the series, as viewers were captivated by the farmers’ search for true love.

Last night, 1.41 million viewers nationally, including 853,000 in the capital cities, watched Farmer Wants A Wife – Finale. The finale dominated its timeslot in total people.

Broadcast for the first time across Seven and 7plus, the 2021 season of Farmer Wants A Wife averaged a total audience across linear TV and BVOD of 1.38 million and reached close to 6 million people.

The launch episode had a total audience of 1.53 million, helping lift its timeslot audience 13% year-on-year.

Across the series, Farmer Wants A Wife ranked #1 in its timeslot in total people and women.

Hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski, Farmer Wants A Wife was a hit across all screens. Its average time-shifted and BVOD audience were 89,000 and 163,000 respectively.

BVOD alone added 14% to the total audience, and 23% in 25 to 54s.

On 7plus, more than 128 million minutes of Farmer Wants A Wife were streamed in 2021, with a massive average audience of 163,000 every episode.

In 2021, Farmer Wants A Wife was once again a must-see show as audiences connected with real love and real stories. This year, the series hit new heights on 7plus, with huge audiences falling in love with the show online and helping it become Australia’s second biggest VOD show since its season launch.

Farmer Wants A Wife’s success has set us up to deliver huge, engaged audiences for our upcoming and unmissable coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and is further evidence of the success of our content-led growth strategy.

Angus Ross, Seven’s Network Director of Programming

A new season of Farmer Wants A Wife for 2022 was announced earlier this month and casting is underway.

Farmer Wants A Wife is a Fremantle and Eureka Productions co-production for the Seven Network.

Farmer Wants A Wife by the numbers:

  • • National total audience (includes overnight, time-shifted and BVOD audience): 1.38 million
  • • Capital city total TV audience (overnight, time-shifted and national BVOD audience): 925,000
  • • National average broadcast audience: 1,205,000
  • • Capital city average broadcast audience: 755,000
  • • Average time-shifted audience: 89,000
  • • 7plus average BVOD audience: 163,000 (7 day)
  • • Timeslot rankings: #1 in total people and women
  • • 128.7 million minutes streamed
  • • 28.3 million social media impressions
  • • 6.3 million social video views
  • • 2.3 million social media interactions

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