Bluey

i have been known to watch it as well :stuck_out_tongue: :shushing_face: :rofl: :relaxed: :flushed:

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Kids are in bed and I’ve been known to be found streaming it on my own with a beer in hand!

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Bluey has done it!

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:laughing: Great to hear.

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Enjoy an eggs tra Bluey Easter Special this year!

While the smash hit series cements its place as the #1 series EVER on ABC Kids,

ABC iview and all BVODs in Australia!

Spend more time with Australia’s favourite Blue Heeler family this April, with a brand new eggs ellent Bluey Easter Special to premiere at 8am Sunday 4 April on ABC Kids and ABC iview.

It’s the night before Easter in this special episode and Bluey and Bingo are worried the Easter bunny is going to forget about them like last year. Mum and Dad reassure the girls but when they wake up to no chocolate eggs, Bingo fears the worst. Luckily Bluey finds a series of clues and a treasure hunt throughout the house begins.


As the #1 series EVER on ABC Kids, ABC iview and across all BVODs in Australia, there is little doubt that families will flock to the premiere of the brand-new Bluey Easter special.

“ABC Children’s congratulates the Ludo team on the brilliant creativity and heart they bring to Australia’s most beloved program. Bluey continues to smash ratings records with each new episode as the team works on Series 3 for release later this year. We wish all Australians an enjoyable Easter with this gorgeous Easter treat,” said Libbie Doherty, Head of ABC Children’s Production.

This true-blue Australian series is created by creator/showrunner Joe Brumm, Emmy® awarding-winning executive producers Charlie Aspinwall and Daley Pearson, producer Sam Moor and supervising director Richard Jeffery. The series is executive produced by Libbie Doherty, ABC Head of Children’s Production, and Henrietta Hurford-Jones, Director of Children’s Content for BBC Studios.

Key Stats

  • Bluey is still the #1 children’s program in Australia and has been the highest rated program in the history of ABC Kids, with the latest series achieving a complete audience of 7.2 million, across all broadcasts and on ABC iview (comprising 506k metro + regional AVE AUD first-run premieres, 3.9m metro + regional AVE AUD all encore & repeat broadcasts, 2.8m VPM).
  • Bluey is the most timeshifted program ever on Australian Television, with the latest series recording close to 60% of its total (first-run and encores) broadcast audience as timeshifted viewing.
  • Bluey ’s ‘Christmas Swim’ is the highest rated ABC television episode across all broadcast content, since 2007! The evening ‘same-day’ encore of Bluey S2 episode ‘ Christmas Swim ’, broadcast on 1st Dec 2020 and with a combined metro & regional audience of 2.566 million, has been the highest rated single episode, across all ABC television since the infamous The Chaser’s War on Everything APEC prank episode in 2007! Bluey’sChristmas Swim ’ episode sits in 11th place overall as the ABC’s most watched episode of television.
  • Share of broadcast viewing among preschoolers was over 90% for some Bluey episodes. On a total of 28 occasions in 2020, Bluey episodes achieved a broadcast share of viewing above 90% for the target 0-4 audience.

Source: OzTAM & Regional TAM 2020 full-year data, OzTAM VPM data. Bluey Series 2 complete audience includes first-run episodes, repeats/encore broadcasts + ABC iview.

Production credit: Bluey series 2 is a Ludo Studio production for ABC KIDS. Principal production investment from BBC Studios, in association with the ABC and Screen Australia. Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects work undertaken in Queensland, Australia with funding from The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and the Australian Government.

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Ahh. So that was the missing episode from season 2. That brings us up to 104 episodes.

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This has always fascinated me as BBC is the worldwide distributor of the show yet it was not available on any BBC platform in the UK.

The show already airs re-runs on the Australian version of CBeebies on Foxtel and Fetch but the ABC has first run rights.

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Aaaah, that explains it. I was wondering why Bluey rated so well yesterday. It was a new Easter Special episode. This episode came in at THIRD place in the total ratings. Yes, you read right. Third for the whole day. Only behind Seven and Nine News. What an achievement. Especially for a show that was on at 8am.

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Previously, Bluey had been available to French audiences via Disney Junior since December 2019.

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An opinion piece by ABC journalist Beverley Wang about Bluey has generated some controversy.

What a wank! I saw this earlier and didn’t want to give it any oxygen because it’s a moronic claim. Bluey’s world is extremely diverse. All of Bluey’s friends are different breeds of dogs and the theme of difference (but being the same), is woven through many episodes.

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To be fair, the actual opinion piece is incredible positive of the show and just poses a question on a very gentle way. Like most things, the headlines of the reporting of the article are way more dramatic than the article itself.

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That’s is true, but I think she’s missing the subtle way diversity is presented in Bluey. Could there be more diversity? Sure, let’s see what future seasons serve up.

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There is a feature interview with Bluey creator Joe Brumm in the Good Weekend magazine inside The Age and SMH tomorrow (May 8).

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https://images.app.goo.gl/EUqLdBKy3JwwhcnR6

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This show keeps getting bigger and bigger. I’m assuming a movie will be following shortly.

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There is a feature article on Bluey in this week’s issue of New York Magazine, calling it “one of the greatest TV shows of our time”.

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