60 Minutes

Discuss things in regards to Australia’s longest serving news current affairs show.

…which will apparently be refreshed in 2016.

Obviously I’d expect any possible new look to be launched with the first new program of 2016, but I wonder which sort of direction Nine will go in with the graphics. Obviously the stopwatch motif will be kept, as it’s been part of the Opener to 60 Minutes for the better part of 36 years now.

Also, I reckon 60 Minutes might run at 7pm right after the news (and right up against Sunday Night) in the new year as it is at the moment. Thoughts?


@SydneyCityTV You seriously think Nine would move there reality programs to 8pm in 2016.

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I’d expect any possible new look to be launched with the first new program of 2016, but I wonder which sort of direction Nine will go in …
[/quote] I don’t think we will see any significant changes. Hopefully the opener with “I’m Liz Hayes, I’m Liam Bartlett…” etc. remains since it was only just re-introduced. Set wise I would be really surprised if 60 Minutes stops using a green screen for the show although I would like to see otherwise.

Hmm…good point. Having the reality programs airing after 8pm would be a rather brave move by Nine, but it could probably work.

From what I’ve seen, the ratings of 60 Minutes at 7pm over Summer so far would keep Nine pleased. Granted that the numbers would probably be influenced a bit by having cricket as a lead-in program to the news, but that could potentially work in Nine’s favour during Winter (when NRL is the lead-in to the 6pm news in Sydney/Brisbane) as well.

Yeah I think Nine uses a green screen for the show because for the most part, story-specific graphics are used for the backdrop behind the presenters for the story intros/outros. The actual program Opener/Closer is about the only time a “generic” backdrop is used on 60 Mins.

Who’s to say that Sunday Night will be at 7pm next year?

Hint of the graphics for 60 Minutes appeared on their Facebook page



Looks pretty classy IMO! :grinning:

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Promo here.

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Promo here.
[/quote] Thanks. Not a bad promo, however don’t replay it too many times. For one of their best reporters, Tara Brown, I think she got the bad end of the stick, IMO. Here is an insight at the new virtual set, as seen in the promo, stilling using a greenscreen:<img src="/uploads/default/original/2X/c/cdbf27c3317e06b728eb1bee76bfba698a83907f.png" width=“610” height=“390”

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I think it’s quite an excellently produced promo. Sunday Night will definitely have to do something really impressive to top that effort!

From the snippets we’ve seen so far, I think the brighter look of white/silver with hints of red will be a nice change from however many years we’ve had red/black as the primary colours of 60 Minutes.


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60 Minutes scheduled run time for its return on 7 February is 8:10 PM - 9:20 PM

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Isn’t that misleading promotion if a program titled 60 Minutes actually runs for 70? :stuck_out_tongue:


Ha, indeed, the preceding Talent show already factored in to run 10 minutes overtime and 60 minutes as well - very strange schedule.

###60 Minutes

Sunday 7 February at 8:15pm

2016 Season Premiere

Roshani Priddis was born into unimaginable poverty in Sri Lanka. When she was six weeks old her mother made the heartbreaking decision to give her up in order to save her life. Roshani came to Australia, to the Priddis family in Tamworth, NSW. They gave her a new life and all of their love. She grew up in a comfortable home and went to good schools. Roshani even lived her dream of becoming a singer - on Australian Idol and last year’s The X Factor, when she shot to No. 1 on iTunes. But here in the lucky country something has always been missing and 28 years after leaving Sri Lanka, Roshani is embarking on a search to find her long lost mother. Allison Langdon joined her for this incredible journey full of emotional twists and heartbreaking turns.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Jo Townsend

He was the world’s most wanted drug trafficker. For decades, the ruthless Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman destroyed millions of lives and reaped billions of dollars. But when he was finally captured a few weeks ago, pulled out of a sewer in Mexico wearing a filthy singlet over his middle-aged paunch, El Chapo looked more like El Cheapo. While law enforcement authorities rejoiced at his arrest, they are not even close to mission accomplished in the brutal war against drugs. In fact, the reality is just the opposite. Business is booming. El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel rules with murderous force and record quantities of drugs are still being smuggled around the world. Australia is the new market place where the street value of a kilo of cocaine is 10 times that of America. Liz Hayes goes inside El Chapo’s secret tunnels, patrols the dangerous drug streets of Mexico and speaks to the drug cops who hunted El Chapo.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Phil Goyen

Some more of the new graphics shown during tonight’s preview at the end of Nine News:

Of course, I’ll definitely be covering the new look 60 Minutes with more caps later tonight or sometime tomorrow! :slight_smile:


Love the new look

Any caps yet

So good to see the presenter intro making a return, even though it did appear briefly last year.