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And was replaced with The Simpsons. Just like many other shows. Ten kept trying to replace Simpsons at 6 but the shows they replaced it with failed and back to Simpsons very quickly.

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2008 seemed to be the year they were desperate to replace The Simpsons at 6, They had ran Friends in that slot earlier in the year. Obviously, they stopped trying after this until the “News Revolution” in 2011 when the entire early evening schedule changed massively.

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Today’s TV: 20.9.1984, Sydney

Source: TV Week

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Today’s TV: 20 September 2004, Perth
Source: The West Australian


Didn’t realise that SBS had highlights of the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens.

Over on TEN, they had the Brownlow Medal Red Carpet arrivals at 7pm followed by Australian Idol: The Live Verdict at 7:30pm followed by the BM Count at 8:30pm.

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I remember the Lana/Sky storyline on Neighbours.

TOday’s TV: 20 Sep 2006, Perth
Source: The West Australian


Noticed that Seven, Nine and Ten showed a replay of the Memorial Service for Steve Irwin.

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Today’s TV: 22.9.1976, Melbourne

Source: TV Week

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Today’s TV: 22 SEp 2006, Perth
Source: The West Australian


Interesting that WIN showed ACA at 9PM straight after the AFL match between SYdney and Fremantle.
Seven showed a Davis Cup Semi Final match between Argentina and Australia from Buenos Aires during midnight due to time zone difference.

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Today’s TV: 23.9.1973, Melbourne

Source: Listener In-TV

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Today’s TV: 23 SEptember 2005, Perth
Source: The West Australian


This was David Johnston’s final Seven News bulletin. Bec Maddern would replace Johnston as the next 4:30 news presenter.

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Ten’s late news at 12.50am Saturday morning. Those times are long gone.

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I doubt it was live. Most likely pre recorded around 10.30pm.

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Todays TV: 23 Sep 2010
Source: The West Australian


I even noticed that there was an AFL Game Day being shown in prime time at 7:30pm in the lead up to the AFL Grand FInal.

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Wasn’t unusual to see it as late as 2am at least a couple times a year on a Friday or Saturday night.
Hard to believe nowadays.

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Probably true, they would have had normal rosters needing to record by a certain time.

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A bit off topic, but it’s amazing how much cheaper data has become over the years. I’d go through 2GB of data in a day, let alone a month.

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Melbourne TV: Sunday 24 September 1989
from The Age

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[quote=“Ricketycricket, post:6231, topic:511”]
A bit off topic, but it’s amazing how much cheaper data has become over the years. I’d go through 2GB of data in a day, let alone a month.
[/quote]Our home broadband at that time (2010) was still 20GB a month and around the time of that guide is when we got upped from 20GB to 200GB.

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Today’s TV: 24 September 2011, Perth
Source: The west Australian


Quite a heavy sports schedule from WIN during primetime. On WIN, they broadcasted an AFL match between Geelong and West Coast at 5:30pm, which was very unusual (given that the Geelong Cats had already won that match). Channel 10 and even Regional station, TEN West had live coverage of the AFL match.

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Why does that make it unusual, though?

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