Network Ten commissions The Audience from Granada Media

28 May, 2012 by IF

Press release from Granada Media

ITV Studios local company, Granada Media Australia has signed a deal for brand new format The Audience with an Australian broadcaster. Network Ten has commissioned the series and the deal takes the program into production in five territories worldwide.


“I’m delighted Network Ten has secured this commission and look forward to working with them again. It’s a highly-anticipated prime-time series!” commented, Leonie Lowe, Managing Director Granada Media Australia

These deals follow the news that TF1 has commissioned a series of the show from ITV Studios France and ITV Studios Global Entertainment has closed a deal with RTL 4 in the Netherlands.

Paul Buccieri, Managing Director ITV Studios International and CEO ITV Studios America said: "Broadcasters around the world are eager to secure the rights to The Audience. This is testament to the originality of The Garden format, which sees an individual who is at a crossroads in their life draw on the wisdom of a crowd to solve their predicament. We look forward to working with our partners around the world to start local productions of this unique show."

The Audience is an innovative new format from independent production company The Garden, the BAFTA award-winning team behind One Born Every Minute. In each episode, The Audience meets someone at a crossroads with a life-changing decision to make. To answer their big dilemma, they open up their life to The Audience – 50 ordinary people of diverse age and backgrounds who follow them constantly for a week, and draw on their collective life experience to solve the protagonist's problem. Leaving no stone unturned, The Audience meet friends, family and colleagues to find out where the trouble really lies. Can The Audience bring the wisdom of the crowd to bear for people in need and change their lives for the better?

In the UK The Audience is currently in production by The Garden for Channel 4.

The Audience series commissioned by Network Ten will be executive-produced by Granada Media Australia’s Rod Parker.