Channel Seven hasn't ruled out a return for mini-golf series Holey Moley 1

Channel Seven hasn’t ruled out a return for mini-golf series Holey Moley

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Seven hasn’t ruled out a return for Holey Moley despite the mini golf series not being included in the network’s 2022 Upfronts


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A second season of mini golf-themed reality show Holey Moley was not featured in Channel Seven’s 2022 Upfronts presentation.

But the network has not ruled out its return, with a senior Seven executive saying it all depends on whether the production makes good financial sense.

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A key factor in Holey Moley’s return will be whether international productions can shoot on the same Brisbane mini golf course used for the Australian series.

Up in the air: Channel Seven hasn't ruled out a return for Holey Moley despite the mini golf series not being included in the network's 2022 Upfronts

Up in the air: Channel Seven hasn’t ruled out a return for Holey Moley despite the mini golf series not being included in the network’s 2022 Upfronts

‘It comes down to other countries coming to Australia to shoot [their versions of Holey Moley], to make it affordable for us to be able to revisit it. So I’m not ruling it out,’ Seven’s Head of Network Programming, Angus Ross, told TV Tonight. 

‘I’d love to get a bunch of new holes and do a bunch of episodes – probably not as many as before,’ Mr Ross added.

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He said the network is ‘still waiting’ to see if the series will make a comeback.

Tough shot: A key factor in Holey Moley's return will be whether international productions can shoot on the same Brisbane mini golf course used for the Australian series. Pictured: Holey Moley commentators Matt Shirvington and Rob Riggle, who also commentates the U.S. version

Tough shot: A key factor in Holey Moley’s return will be whether international productions can shoot on the same Brisbane mini golf course used for the Australian series. Pictured: Holey Moley commentators Matt Shirvington and Rob Riggle, who also commentates the U.S. version

Holey Moley’s season premiere had an impressive 1.01 million metro viewers before dropping sharply, with the finale garnering an audience of 561,000.

This decline in viewers gave the season an average metro audience of 639,000. 

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Mr Ross stressed that the show’s expensive budget means it is only financially viable when the set can be repurposed for the international versions.

‘That is not an inexpensive show, let me put it that way. So we need to come in on the back of some internationals to make it viable for us to look at again, but we’d like to,’ he said. 

Viewership: Holey Moley's season premiere had an impressive 1.01 million metro viewers before dropping sharply, with the finale garnering an audience of 561,000. This decline in viewers gave the season an average metro audience of 639,000

Viewership: Holey Moley’s season premiere had an impressive 1.01 million metro viewers before dropping sharply, with the finale garnering an audience of 561,000. This decline in viewers gave the season an average metro audience of 639,000

The show ended with Brisbane battler Mark Duncan becoming the first Holey Moley Australia champion and winning the $100,000 cash prize. 

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The Australia Post worker said his family was living ‘week to week’ before the win and the money had changed their lives 

A celebrity version of Holey Moley also aired after the regular season, which AFL legend Barry Hall won. 

The celebrity special brought in a disappointing 477,000 metro viewers.  

Winner: Holey Moley ended with Brisbane battler Mark Duncan becoming the first Australian champion and winning the $100,000 cash prize

Winner: Holey Moley ended with Brisbane battler Mark Duncan becoming the first Australian champion and winning the $100,000 cash prize 

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