To a lesser extent. For a start, I don’t think we’ve seen movie/musical performances where non-Christmas songs have been sung on Carols by Candlelight yet.
I praise and criticise all networks whenever I feel it’s warranted. Have you not seen the numerous posts where I’ve criticised Nine for Married At First Sight, The Block, The NRL Footy Show, Hot Seat, A Current Affair, Today and even Nine News Sydney for their sometimes dubious presenter choices?
Carols in the Domain was only on a Sunday night last year and the year before.
Like Sydney Weekender (which is still on Sunday), it’s something that always worked best on Saturday & never quite felt right on Sunday IMO.
From what I’ve seen of the ratings in recent years, it’s getting to the point now where Carols in the Domain probably should have its first run on the main channel in Sydney/NSW only with the telecast being shown on 7TWO in other markets.
Better yet would be another network trying to poach either or preferably, both Carols events. Despite being associated with them for decades, “In The Domain” & “By Candlelight” haven’t always aired on Seven & Nine respectively. If they wanted to, I reckon Ten (who actually aired Carols By Candlelight many, many years ago) might be able to do a good job at rejuvenating the telecast of either or both event.