Saturday 3 January 1976 — SYDNEY

The ABC Sportsman Of The Year Awards were started in 1951 and first televised in 1957. Despite the gender-specific title, both males and females were eligible. The awards were eventually re-named the ABC Sports Award Of The Year in 1984 and later merged with the Sport Australia Awards to become the Australian Sports Awards. They continued until 2006.

The 1975 ABC Sportsman Of The Year was hosted by Norman May, with the major award won by racehorse trainer Bart Cummings.

See also: Saturday 3 January 1976 — MELBOURNE

Source: TV Week, 3 January 1976

6AM (Movie Marathon continued from Friday)
7AM 7am Zoopops. Dave Jeffrey 7am Cartoon Corner
7.30 Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon (B&W)
8AM 8am Circus
9AM 9am Sound Unlimited. Donnie Sutherland, Jeffrey James 9am Jungle Jim (B&W)
10AM 10am Movie: Hostile Country (B&W) [IMDB]
11AM 11am Tennis: Australian Open Championships. Live from Kooyong, Melbourne 11am World Of Sport Presents TV Form Guide
11.30 World Championship Wrestling
11.30am Animal Kingdom
12PM 12.55pm Sportsview. Includes 1pm Racing Preview, 1.05 Soccer: The Big Match, 2pm Volleyball: The 1975 Asian Championships, 3.10 Racing: 1st Leg Daily Double, 3.15 The Winning Breed, 3.40 Rapids Of The Colorado, 4.30 Racing: 2nd Leg Daily Double 12.30pm The Home Show 12pm Movie: Muscle Beach Party. 1964 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm Gene Autry (B&W) 1.30 Movie: Indian Paint. 1954 [IMDB]
2PM 2pm Movie: Me And The Colonel. 1955 (B&W) [IMDB]
3PM 3.58 Cricket: Fourth Test. Australia v West Indies. Day One. Live from the Sydney Cricket Ground 3pm Laramie
4PM 4pm Cricket: Fourth Test. Australia v West Indies. Day One. Live from the Sydney Cricket Ground 4pm The Curiosity Show. Rob Morrison, Deane Hutton 4pm Junior Jury
4.30 What In The World
5PM 5pm Safari To Adventure (B&W)
5.30 The Mouse Factory
5pm The Brady Kids
5.30 The Cowboys
6PM 6.05 You Asked For It
6.30 Occasional Wife
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News
6.30 Special: Sports Flashback 1975. Rex Mossop
6pm News Centre Nine. Ian Ross
6.30 The Thrillseekers
6pm Eyewitness News. Dal Myles, Kerry Buckeridge
6.30 Young Talent Time
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.15 Sports Review
7.30 Special: 1975 ABC Sportsman Of The Year
7.30 Homicide 7pm Paper Moon
7.30 The Carol Burnett Show
7.30 High Chaparral
8PM  8.30 Saturday Week. Clive Hale, Helene Chung, Peter Collins, Elizabeth Doyle, Paul Griffiths, June Heffernan, George Negus, Richard Watson 8.30 Special: Stanley Baxter’s Big Picture Show 8.30 Colditz 8.30 Tenafly
9PM  9.10 Weather
9.15 With Sir Robert Helpmann At The Ballet: Red Detachment Of Women
9.30 Movie: You Can’t Take It With You. 1938 (B&W) [IMDB] 9.30 Movie: A Twist Of Sand. 1968 [IMDB]
10PM  10pm Movie: A Breath Of Scandal. 1960 [IMDB]
11PM  11.05 Cricket: Fourth Test. Day One. Highlights
11.35 Swimming: New South Wales Championships. Highlights
11.30 Movie: Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein. 1948 (B&W) [IMDB] 11.10 Movie: Light Up The Sky (B&W) [IMDB] 11.50 Movie: The Witches [IMDB]
12AM  12.15am Close 12.45am Viewpoint
12.50 Close
1AM  1.15am Close 1.50am Close