Osher Günsberg brushes off Bachelor ratings drama and says the revamped series is the ‘best’ season in the dating franchise’s history – as he launches satirical news show
From Australian Idol through to The Masked Singer and The Bachelor, Osher Günsberg has hosted some of Australia’s most successful reality shows.
But now the industry veteran is turning his attention towards a passion project with the launch of his own satirical news program, Night Time News Network National Nightly New (NTNNNN).
‘I’m mad for politics, I’m mad for news,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Friday.
Osher Günsberg is launching his own satirical news program called Night Time News Network National Nightly New, which will have live shows in Melbourne and Sydney
‘I’ve always wanted to host a satirical news show, kind of like halfway between The Tonight Show and a news commentary show, and I realised pretty quickly that no TV network was gonna knock on my front door and say, “Hey, we’ve got this show lined up, can you host it?”
‘So I decided that I’m just gonna have to make my own!’ he added.
Explaining the concept, Osher said: ‘It’s the news of the day in a way that you’ve never seen it before.’
The show, which is currently in a live format with performances in Melbourne and Sydney scheduled, sees Osher playing newsreader alongside real-life news reporters and ‘some of Australia’s funniest and most brilliant actors’ reacting to the news of the day.
‘We basically take the news story that we’re talking about and run with it and create the most extraordinary reflections and explorations of what is going on in our country and our world.’
Explaining the concept, Osher said: ‘It’s the news of the day in a way that you’ve never seen it before’. He also promised that it’s a ‘lot of fun’, even for people who don’t watch the news
Despite the seemingly serious nature of the show, Osher insister that it’s ‘very silly and a lot of fun’ and that even people who don’t keep up with the news will be able to enjoy it.
Night Time News Network – National Nightly News with Osher Günsberg and the NTNNNNN News Team will debut weekly at Sydney’s Factory Theatre, Marrickville, from Friday, January 27.
Meanwhile, Osher is currently busy with the latest season of The Bachelor, which he dubbed one of the ‘best’ in the franchise’s history due to the revamped format.
Osher is currently busy with the latest season of The Bachelor, which he dubbed one of the ‘best’ in the franchise’s history due to the revamped format
The show is now set on the Gold Coast, and the women are now competing for three different suitors instead of just one.
‘We all worked so hard on making it be what it is, and I’d like to think that it’s one of the best, if not the best one we’ve ever done aside from Brooke Blurton’s,’ he gushed.
‘It’s incredible,’ he added, insisting that he was proud of the how the season turned out and wasn’t bothered by negative chatter surrounding the ratings.
The show is now set on the Gold Coast, and the women are now competing for three different suitors instead of just one. (Pictured from left: new Bachelors Jed McIntosh, Felix Von Hofe and Thomas Malucelli)
‘They all do an amazing job and I’m really proud of the numbers we’ve got, but the TV market is changing so much and so quickly. How people watch has changed enormously since we started making The Bachelor,’ he said.
‘I just have to detach from it in order to do my job because I’ve been there. I have in the past had a terrible or a great week because of a ratings number that ultimately I cannot control that.’
The Bachelors premiered to 439,000 viewers earlier this month across metro, regional, and streaming.
‘It’s incredible,’ Osher added, insisting that he was proud of the how the season turned out and wasn’t bothered by negative chatter surrounding the ratings