The Latest


#530

Michael Usher’s tweet said 10pm but looking at Foxtel EPG it’s actually starting at 10.16pm.


#531


#532

Why is Alex Hart reporting on a bushfire currently burning in Victoria when he’s Sydney based?


#533

Person who was due to report maybe called in sick?


#534

Victoria will have a special edition of The Latest tonight at 9pm to cover the bushfires in eastern Victoria, especially Bunyip State Park south east of Melbourne. The rest of the country will get the normal bulletin at 11.15pm.


#535

Being advertised via scroller and ads for Tasmania too so I’d assume we’re getting it as well. I wonder if this sort of stuff would have been happening back when Southern Cross had more control.


#536


#537

That means NT could get the bulletin as well as it relays Seven Melbourne’s signal.


#538

Central South is also getting it.

More than likely!


#539




#540

Would love this at 9.30pm every night.


#541

Musher acknowledged the wrong spelling of Morwell before the second cross tonight.


#542

I feel like Seven should trial The Latest at 9.30 for 2 weeks in 2 markets - maybe Melbourne & Perth - then run the numbers against the averaged 9.30-10.30 slot for the last 12 months.


#543

How can they? MKR runs to 9pm to 9.15pm or later every night. There are no normal timeslots any more.


#544

Well at 9 / 9.16 - whatever just earlier. 2 weeks. 2 markets. to compare against entertainment programming at the same time


#545

#546

Interesting. Hopefully the new EP will keep The Latest true to its roots going forward. :slight_smile:

And it seems that Sean has less of a role with The Latest, going by the below tweet. Maybe this leaves open the potential that he’ll get a chance to influence the rest of the 7News branding at some point?? This’d get my vote :smiley:


#547

Put him as the Director of News instead of McPherson. He would do a 10x better job than what McPherson has dished up.


#548

Behind the scenes of The Latest https://twitter.com/michaelusher/status/1106141230654590976?s=21


#549

It will be airing tonight at 9:45pm to cover the events in Christchurch