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ABC Kids celebrates a BLUEY Christmas with a special festive episode on December 1

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Australia’s favourite Blue Heeler family is kicking off the gift giving with Christmas Swim, a brand new Yuletide episode of Bluey to delight families during the festive season.

In this special episode, the Heelers gather for a classic Aussie Christmas, Bluey gets a new teddy and introduces him to the whole family. But the family play too rough with him and now he wants to go home. Until Frisky convinces him to stay.

This true-blue Australian series is created by creator/showrunner Joe Brumm, Emmy® awarding-winning executive producers Charlie Aspinwall and Daley Pearson, producer Sam Moor and supervising director Richard Jeffery. The series is executive produced by Libbie Doherty, ABC Head of Children’s Television, and Henrietta Hurford-Jones, Director of Children’s Content for BBC Studios.

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Bluey continues its spot at number 1, following the launch of new episodes in October, Bluey wins again and maintains its position as #1 show on the #1 destination for kids with over 1 million metro viewers and a VPM average audience of 2.2 million*.

Key Stats

  • ABC Kids has the #1 children’s program in Australia. Bluey continues to smash viewing records with the new episodes that aired on the 26/10/2020, 27/10/2020 and 6/11/2020 all averaging over 1 million metro viewers. Since the launch of new episodes, Bluey has been the #1 daily program on broadcast TV across all networks on five days (based on C7 data: 27/10, 30/10, 31/10, 6/11, 7/11).
  • ABC Kids is the #1 channel for Australian children. New episodes of Bluey airing at 6.20pm on ABC Kids are achieving an average 85% of total TV share of viewing among children aged under 10.
  • Bluey is the #1 timeshifted program in Australia. New episodes of Bluey continue to draw massive timeshifted ratings, cementing Bluey’s position as the #1 timeshifted program ever!
  • Bluey is the #1 program on ABC iview. To date, the second series of Bluey has achieved a VPM average audience of 2.2 million and is currently the second most watched series on ABC iview, only just behind the first series of Bluey (2.4 million).

Production credit: BLUEY series 2 is a Ludo Studio production for ABC KIDS. Principal production investment from BBC Studios, in association with Screen Australia. Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects work undertaken in Queensland, Australia with funding from The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and the Australian Government.

Bluey Christmas Special – December 1 on ABC and iview

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