Friday 15 September 2000 — MELBOURNE

The Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXVII Olympiad from Sydney — a telecast that set a new record for the most watched program ever on Australian television.

The lead-up to the opening ceremony includes extended editions of Olympic Sunrise and Follow The Flame and a broadcast of the official film of the 1956 Olympic Games, the only other time that the Olympic Games have been hosted in Australia.

(This listing excludes community Channel 31 which is not listed in TV Week)

Source: TV Week, 9 September 2000

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6AM 6am Open Learning 6am Olympic Sunrise. Johanna Griggs, Andrew Daddo 6am National Nine News 6am Ocean Girl
6.30 Aerobics Oz Style
6.05am Worldwatch: 6.05 Cantonese News, 6.25 Mandarin News, 6.55 Telegiornale, 7.30 Das Journal, 8am Ta Nea Ton Ennea, 9am Le Journal, 9.30 Sevodnia, 10.10 Telediario, 11am Siaran Berita, 11.30 The Journal, 12pm Business Report
7AM 7am Mixy
7.25 Pablo The Little Red Fox
7.30 Teletubbies
7am Today 7am Cheez TV. Jade Gatt, Ryan Lappin
8AM 8am The Forgotten Toys
8.10 Magic Mountain
8.25 Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends
8.30 Sesame Street
8.30 The Book Place 8.30 In The Box
9AM 9.25 Kitu And Woolf
9.30 Play School
9am Olympic Sunrise. Johanna Griggs, Andrew Daddo, Georgie Gardner 9am Hi-5
9.30 Blue’s Clues
9am Good Morning Australia. Bert Newton
10AM 10am For Schools: Stage One, Book Bug, Africa’s Child, Behind The News, Inside Out, Artzone, Discovering Science 10am The Jamie Foxx Show
10.30 Fresh Cooking
11AM 11am National Nine News
11.30 Entertainment Tonight
11am Huey’s Cooking Adventures
11.30 Ten News
12PM 12pm The World At Noon
12.30 Something In The Air (Rpt)
12pm Special: The Friendly Games — The Official Film Of The Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games 12pm Days Of Our Lives 12pm Xena: Warrior Princess 12.30pm Movie: C’est La Vie. 1990 (France) [IMDB]
1PM 1pm Foreign Correspondent (Rpt) 1pm The Young And The Restless 1pm Judge Judy
1.30 Beauty And The Beast. Stan Zemanek
2PM 2pm Straight Talk
2.50 Consuming Passions
2.20 Olympic Games: Dreamtime Sydney 2000 Olympics Preview 2pm Movie: The Redhead And The Cowboy. 1950 (B&W) [IMDB] 2.30 Oprah 2.10 Weatherwatch, Music
3PM 3pm Tweenies
3.25 Bananas In Pyjamas
3.30 Play School
3.55 Pingu
3.30 The Book Place 3.30 Max Steel 3pm TV Ed
3.30 World Sports (Rpt)
4PM 4pm Little Bear
4.25 Small Stories
4.30 George And Martha
4.55 Little Monsters
4pm Wipeout
4.30 Follow The Flame. Mark Beretta, Georgie Gardner
4pm Pig’s Breakfast
4.30 The Cool Room
4pm Thunderstone
4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful
4pm Insight (Rpt)
5PM 5pm Round The Twist
5.25 Zoo Olympics
5.30 Daria
5pm Wings
5.30 Burgo’s Catchphrase
5pm Ten News. Mal Walden, Jennifer Hansen 5pm Newshour (PBS)
6PM 6pm Stateline
6.30 Gardening Australia
6pm Seven Nightly News. David Johnston, Anne Fulwood
6.30 Games Of The XXVII Olympiad: Opening Ceremony. Live from Homebush Olympic Stadium
6pm National Nine News
6.30 A Current Affair. Mike Munro
6pm The Nanny
6.30 Neighbours
6pm Global Village
6.30 World News. Mary Kostakidis
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.30 The 7.30 Report
7pm Sale Of The Century. Glenn Ridge, Karina Brown
7.30 The Best Of Burke’s Backyard
7pm Seinfeld
7.30 Movie: Matilda. 1996 [IMDB]
7pm World Sports. Les Murray
7.30 Sounds Of The Eighties
8PM  8pm The Royle Family
8.30 McCallum
8.30 Farscape 8pm Sophie Grigson’s Herbs
8.30 About Us
9PM  9.30 Movie: Almost An Angel. 1990 [IMDB] 9.30 Movie: The Naked Gun. 1988 [IMDB] 9.30 World News Tonight. Indira Naidoo
10PM  10.10 The Last Word
10.30 Lateline
10.30 Seven Nightly News. Chris Bath 10pm Movie: You Shouldn’t Have. 1996 (France) [IMDB]
11PM  11pm Movie: Vicious Circle. 1999 [IMDB] 11pm Movie: Chariots Of Fire. 1981 [IMDB] 11.30 Nightline 11.15 Ten News 11.40 Movie: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door. 1996 (Germany) [IMDB]
12AM  12.40am Rage
(Continues to 12pm)
12am Vengeance Unlimited 12.15am Ground Zero
1AM  1.40am Today (NBC) 1am The Late Show With David Letterman 1.10am Close
2AM  2am Entertainment Tonight
2.30 The Martin Short Show
2am Shop America
3AM  3.40 Home Shopping 3.30 Home Shopping 3am Home Shopping
3.30 Infobreak
4AM  4.40 Infobreak 4.30 For Your Love 4am The Roseanne Show
5AM  5.10 California Dreams
5.35 Hang Time
(Continues to 6am)
5am Paradise Beach
5.30 The Bob Morrison Show
(Continues to 6am)
5am This Is Your Day With Benny Hinn
5.30 Jesus Television
(Continues to 6am)
5.30 Worldwatch: Japanese News
(Continues to 6.05am)