Following a stellar 1.2 million ratings boost for Channel 7, Hey Hey It’s Saturday may be returning.
Seven CEO James Warburton this week told Mediaweek that “We will look at doing a part two and there might be some content for 7plus too.”
While the Hey Hey It’s 50 Years special attracted older viewers, it managed to bring in 400,000 viewers aged between 24 and 54.
Seven’s director of network programming Angus Ross added: “It was an amazing result for Daryl and the team and they should be really proud of generating a massive result like that on a Sunday night with very heavy traffic.”
Viewers took to social media to urge the network to bring the show back, with one person saying: “Reliving my childhood then adolescence then early adulthood. Hey hey it’s 50 years so many memories so much fun some scripted some gone wrong. Early morning Sat before sport then must watch before heading out to the pub on Saturday early evenings.”
Watching Hey Hey It’s Saturday 50th anniversary tonight I thought about how simple life used to be, how easy it was to laugh, to take the mickey without offending, and how simple humour could enrich our lives. We need what this show gave us. #HeyHeyIts50Years #heyhey #Australia pic.twitter.com/pSdcFVdW0t
— Peter Jolly (@Pete_Jolly) October 10, 2021
I enjoyed the Hey Hey 50 year special
It’s a show that means something different to many people
Yes some of it hasn’t aged well. Can’t deny that. We acknowledge that
To me, it meant 2-3 hours on a Saturday night having a laugh with my dad
Nothing more, nothing less#HeyHey
— Luke P Gavin (@LukePGavin) October 10, 2021
We are watching Hey Hey it’s 50 years. Loved Hey Hey it’s Saturday, it was a Saturday night ritual to watch it! Ahh yes, the memories.
— Lynn Wood (@LynnWoo68285430) October 10, 2021
Watching the Hey Hey It’s Saturday 50th Special makes me realise even more than ever that we have next to no avenues for Australian creative talent to get exposure or their break out. How sad considering the talent we have here
— Hayden Stringer (@haydenrstringer) October 10, 2021
How much I miss solid entertaining loose live TV such as Hey Hey It’s Saturday… it’s such a shame for the spirit of television and for fun family entertainment that we don’t have a replacement. #HeyHeyIts50Years #livetv #funtv
— ｃｈｅｚｚｉｄｅｎｙｅｒ (@ChezziDenyer) October 10, 2021
Gonna say it again: Australia is seriously missing out on a good variety entertainment show like Hey Hey It’s Saturday. I’m sick of reality singing and dancing, bring us a show that showcases the best Aussie entertainment has to offer! #HeyHeyIts50Years
— melissa (@melissapisan) October 10, 2021
It’s possible to both,(rightly),call out/reject the bad aspects of #HeyHeyIts50Years and to also enjoy what was the good.
— Fully vaxxed J🍩 (@jojoeyjo9) October 10, 2021