Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hey Hey kills Masterchef

by Nathan Taylor

It was the TV battle audiences had been waiting for and 38 years after it had its debut on air Hey Hey it's Saturday was back with Hey Hey the Reunion and it blew its competition Celebrity Masterchef out of the saucepan.

Hey Hey reached 2.16 million viewers nationwide and managed to keep viewers glued for nearly three hours, making it one of the highest rating shows of the year.

Channel Ten's offering of Celebrity Masterchef rated 1.3 million and in all reports was very dull and the "celebrity" talent on there last night would be somewhat questionable. I'd only heard of the guy from INXS on last night's show.

But Hey Hey proved itself in the modern day of television, by bringing back old gags and favourite segments. I must say John Blackman is a true genius and Daryl did a great job too.

And what's best is it will be back next week and hopefully the big wigs at NINE will resurrect it for a whole season in 2010.

Hey Hey ROVE it's time to pack your bags, your mediocre 600,000 viewers last Sunday night was childish. It's time to mix it with the big boys now!

(Pic: TV Tonight)