Title card of Speers Tonight
|Genre||Current affairs, Commentary|
|Presented by||David Speers|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Running time||60 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Original network||Sky News Australia|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||28 January 2016 –|
22 December 2017
|Preceded by||The Nation with David Speers|
Speers Tonight is an Australian television program on Sky News Australia. The program sees host David Speers interview a prominent guest, followed by a discussion of political issues from the week with journalists Paul Kelly and Peter Hartcher.The weekly program replaced similar format The Nation with David Speers on Thursday nights and was one of two programs hosted by Speers, the other being the four-times weekly PM Agenda .
The program debuted on 28 January 2016with Anthony Albanese as the inaugural guest.
Episode 42 of the first season is the highest rated regular episode of Speers Tonight, when it was watched by 49,000 viewers, making it the third most viewed Sky News program and sixth most watched program on the Foxtel platform for that day.A special post-American election episode was watched by 89,000 viewers, ranked as the sixth most watched program on both Sky News and Foxtel for that day.
|No.||Guest(s)||Original air date|
|1||Anthony Albanese||28 January 2016|
|2||Mike Baird||4 February 2016|
|3||Andrew Robb||11 February 2016|
|4||Ken Morrison, John Daley, David Kilcullen||18 February 2016|
|5||Clive Palmer||25 February 2016|
|6||Stephen Conroy||3 March 2016|
|7||John Howard||10 March 2016|
|8||Richard Di Natale, Thomas Lembong||17 March 2016|
|9||David Morrison||24 March 2016|
|10||Daniel Andrews||31 March 2016|
|11||Peter Dutton, Li Cunxin||7 April 2016|
|12||Josh Frydenberg, Gillon McLachlan, Peter Arkell||14 April 2016|
|13||Fiona Nash, Nick Xenophon||21 April 2016|
|14||Marise Payne||28 April 2016|
|15||Jennifer Westacott, Malcolm Turnbull||5 May 2016|
|16 [Note A]||Brendan O'Connor||12 May 2016|
|17||Catherine King||19 May 2016|
|18||no guests||26 May 2016|
|19||Bronwyn Bishop||2 June 2016|
|20||Patrick McGorry, John Daley, Stephen Koukoulas||9 June 2016|
|21||Richard Di Natale||16 June 2016|
|22||David McCann, Paul O'Donnell, Tracy Colgan, Elena Douglas||23 June 2016|
|23||Forum with group of undecided voters||30 June 2016|
|24||Kieran Gilbert, Laura Jayes, Peter van Onselen||7 July 2016|
|25 [Note B]||Tom Switzer, Mark Kenny, Katherine Murphy||14 July 2016|
|26||Brian Loughnane, Michael Gannon, Cathy O'Toole||21 July 2016|
|27||Adam Giles, Bruce Wolpe||28 July 2016|
|28||Nick Xenophon, Tom Rogers||4 August 2016|
|29||Bob Carr, Josh Frydenberg||11 August 2016|
|30||Scott Morrison, Peter Aspinall||18 August 2016|
|31||Rod Culleton||1 September 2016|
|32||Phil Coorey, Andrew Probyn, Mark Dreyfus||8 September 2016|
|33||Scott Morrison, Everald Compton||15 September 2016|
|34||Michael Sukkar, Ron Petersen||22 September 2016|
|35||Nick Xenophon, Will Steffen||29 September 2016|
|36 [Note C]||Frank Jotzo, Brendan Pearson, Miles Kupa, Mark Kenny, Phil Coorey, Andrew Stock||6 October 2016|
|37||Troy Grant, Jason Crusan||13 October 2016|
|38||John Williams, Kate Ellis, Jonathan Mann||20 October 2016|
|39||Bob Walker, Thomas Wright||27 October 2016|
|40||Michael Green, Adam Creighton||3 November 2016|
|41 [Note D]||Richard Marles, Steven Ciobo, Georgina Downer, David Smith||9 November 2016|
|42||Michael Meehan, Barnaby Joyce||10 November 2016|
|43||Jacinta Price, Duncan McFetridge||17 November 2016|
|44||George Christensen, Roger Carr||24 November 2016|
|45||Richard Di Natale, Ian Quin, Kate Ellis||1 December 2016|
|46||Noel Pearson, Tony Wood, Nigel Scullion||8 December 2016|
|47||Zed Seselja, Anne Aly, John Daley||15 December 2016|
|48||Michael Keenan, Sarah Martin, James Massola, Nic Marchesi||22 December 2016|
|No.||Guest(s)||Original air date|
|1||Forum with residents of Morwell, Victoria||2 February 2017|
|2||Steven Ciobo, Paul Collins||9 February 2017|
|3||Julie Bishop, Dean Smith||16 February 2017|
|4||Tony Wood, Danny Price, Peter Burn, Olivia Kember, Martin Ferguson||23 February 2017|
|5||Barnaby Joyce||2 March 2017|
|6||Ashleigh Gillon, Gareth Parker, Gary Gray||9 March 2017|
|7||John Alexander, Paul Broad||16 March 2017|
|8||Penny Wong, Dr Paul Quinnett, Kim Ruocco||23 March 2017|
|9||Derryn Hinch, Bronwyn Bishop, Everald Compton||30 March 2017|
|10||Arthur Sinodinos, Anna Bligh, Hugh White||6 April 2017|
|11||Silma Ihram, Anna Brown, Danielle Wood||13 April 2017|
|12||Peter Dutton, Nick Xenophon||20 April 2017|
|13||Jim Chalmers, Matt Canavan, Janine Perrett, David Weishrot||27 April 2017|
|14||Simon Birmingham, Gladys Berejiklian, Cecil Wiswell||4 May 2017|
|15||Tony Burke, Arthur Sinodinos, Samantha Maiden||11 May 2017|
|16||David Murray, Andrew Shearer, Jonathan Taplin||18 May 2017|
|17||Anne Aly||25 May 2017|
|18||Greg Barton, Warren Mundine||1 June 2017|
|19 [Note E]||Mark Butler, Phil Coorey, Malcolm Farr, Matthew Warren, Latika Bourke||8 June 2017|
|20||Noel Pearson, Mark Leibler, Cory Bernardi, Julian Leeser||15 June 2017|
|21||Peter Dutton||22 June 2017|
|22||Ingrid Irwin, John Edwards||29 June 2017|
|23||Mathias Cormann, Leonid Petrov, Michael Wesley||6 July 2017|
|24||Amin Saikal, Josh Frydenberg||13 July 2017|
|25 [Note F]||Eric Abetz, Lyle Shelton, Harris Faulkner||20 July 2017|
|26||Dan Tehan, serving members of the Australian Defence Force||27 July 2017|
|27 [Note G]||Jim Chalmers, Jim Stanford, Ged Kearney||3 August 2017|
|28 [Note H]||Bob Carr, Hugh White||10 August 2017|
|29||Wayne Swan, Ed Balls, Scott Morrison||17 August 2017|
|30||Peter Leahy, Thomas Wright||24 August 2017|
|31||Mark Butler, Khalid Koser||31 August 2017|
|32||Tim Wilson, Cory Bernardi, Sarah Martin||7 September 2017|
|33||Bill Bashford, Nigel Scullion||14 September 2017|
|34||Frank Brennan, Jim Bolger||21 September 2017|
|35||Mark Coleridge||28 September 2017|
|36||Mark McGowan, Greg Barton, Roger Bradbury||5 October 2017|
|37||Brian Owler, Alistair MacGibbon||12 October 2017|
|38||Rodney Syme, Mark Yates, James O'Doherty||19 October 2017|
|39||Kevin Rudd, Ken Wyatt||26 October 2017|
|40||Barnaby Joyce, Kim Rubenstein||2 November 2017|
|41||Gladys Berejiklian, Nelson Cunningham||9 November 2017|
|42||John Howard||23 November 2017|
|43||Peter Switzer, Andrew Broad, Phil Coorey, Malcolm Farr||30 November 2017|
|44||Bridget McKenzie||7 December 2017|
|45||Penny Wong, Fiona Jose, Francis J. Sullivan||14 December 2017|
|46||Tom Connell, Kerry-Anne Walsh, Sarah Martin||22 December 2017|
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