It appears I wasn't speculating

Back in May, we were told by a source that TV3 were working on a sports show along the lines of Sports Cafe that would be hosted by Ben Hurley and Dai Henwood. It sounded like the perfect solution for TV3’s newly vacated 7pm Friday night slot.

TV3 have announced that show today. 7 Days of Sport launches on Tuesday 29 September at 9.30pm.

At the time, the Herald’s recidivist fabulist, John Drinnan, referred to our story as speculation. The conversation that then took place between Ben Hurley, John Drinnan and the NBR’s Nick Grant is well worth revisiting.


I’m not sure whether Tuesday is the best night for a sports show so it will be interesting to see if 7 Days of Sport can provide a boost to their evening ratings.

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • benpaul12

    This idea sucks. The whole Friday night line-up on TV3 has done its dash well and truly – now they want to compete in the tired genre of sports comedy with The Crowd Goes Wild too?

    • Regan Cunliffe

      To a degree I agree with you but 9:30pm is a very different time than 7:00pm. And lets face it, Urzila Carlson is no Haley Holt so I wouldn’t say it’s competing by any stretch of the imagination.

      • benpaul12

        Yeah the timeslot thing will be interesting, aren’t most people watching netflix by 9.30?

  • aaronimpact

    Can’t wait to miss it.

  • Dave Ian Batten

    Dumb! Dumb! Dumb! The people at TV3 have no idea what they’re doing!