Speers Tonight

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Speers Tonight
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Title card of Speers Tonight
Genre Current affairs, Commentary
Presented by David Speers
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s)English
Production
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Release
Original network Sky News Australia
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release28 January 2016 (2016-01-28) 
22 December 2017 (2017-12-22)
Chronology
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. [1] [2] 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 . [3]

Contents

The program debuted on 28 January 2016 [4] [5] with Anthony Albanese as the inaugural guest. [6]

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. [7] 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. [8]

Episodes

David Speers, host of Speers Tonight. David Speers.jpg
David Speers, host of Speers Tonight.

Season 1 (2016)

No.Guest(s) [9] Original air date
1 Anthony Albanese 28 January 2016 (2016-01-28)
2 Mike Baird 4 February 2016 (2016-02-04)
3 Andrew Robb 11 February 2016 (2016-02-11)
4Ken Morrison, John Daley, David Kilcullen 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18)
5 Clive Palmer 25 February 2016 (2016-02-25)
6 Stephen Conroy 3 March 2016 (2016-03-03)
7 John Howard 10 March 2016 (2016-03-10)
8 Richard Di Natale, Thomas Lembong 17 March 2016 (2016-03-17)
9 David Morrison 24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
10 Daniel Andrews 31 March 2016 (2016-03-31)
11 Peter Dutton, Li Cunxin 7 April 2016 (2016-04-07)
12 Josh Frydenberg, Gillon McLachlan, Peter Arkell14 April 2016 (2016-04-14)
13 Fiona Nash, Nick Xenophon 21 April 2016 (2016-04-21)
14 Marise Payne 28 April 2016 (2016-04-28)
15Jennifer Westacott, Malcolm Turnbull 5 May 2016 (2016-05-05)
16 [Note A] Brendan O'Connor 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
17 Catherine King 19 May 2016 (2016-05-19)
18no guests26 May 2016 (2016-05-26)
19 Bronwyn Bishop [10] 2 June 2016 (2016-06-02)
20 Patrick McGorry, John Daley, Stephen Koukoulas9 June 2016 (2016-06-09)
21 Richard Di Natale 16 June 2016 (2016-06-16)
22David McCann, Paul O'Donnell, Tracy Colgan, Elena Douglas23 June 2016 (2016-06-23)
23Forum with group of undecided voters [11] 30 June 2016 (2016-06-30)
24 Kieran Gilbert, Laura Jayes, Peter van Onselen 7 July 2016 (2016-07-07)
25 [Note B] Tom Switzer, Mark Kenny, Katherine Murphy14 July 2016 (2016-07-14)
26 Brian Loughnane, Michael Gannon, Cathy O'Toole 21 July 2016 (2016-07-21)
27 Adam Giles, Bruce Wolpe28 July 2016 (2016-07-28)
28 Nick Xenophon, Tom Rogers 4 August 2016 (2016-08-04)
29 Bob Carr, Josh Frydenberg 11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
30 Scott Morrison, Peter Aspinall18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
31 Rod Culleton 1 September 2016 (2016-09-01)
32 Phil Coorey, Andrew Probyn, Mark Dreyfus 8 September 2016 (2016-09-08)
33 Scott Morrison, Everald Compton15 September 2016 (2016-09-15)
34 Michael Sukkar, Ron Petersen22 September 2016 (2016-09-22)
35 Nick Xenophon, Will Steffen 29 September 2016 (2016-09-29)
36 [Note C] Frank Jotzo, Brendan Pearson, Miles Kupa, Mark Kenny, Phil Coorey, Andrew Stock6 October 2016 (2016-10-06)
37 Troy Grant, Jason Crusan13 October 2016 (2016-10-13)
38 John Williams, Kate Ellis, Jonathan Mann 20 October 2016 (2016-10-20)
39 Bob Walker, Thomas Wright 27 October 2016 (2016-10-27)
40 Michael Green, Adam Creighton3 November 2016 (2016-11-03)
41 [Note D] Richard Marles, Steven Ciobo, Georgina Downer, David Smith9 November 2016 (2016-11-09)
42Michael Meehan, Barnaby Joyce 10 November 2016 (2016-11-10)
43Jacinta Price, Duncan McFetridge 17 November 2016 (2016-11-17)
44 George Christensen, Roger Carr 24 November 2016 (2016-11-24)
45 Richard Di Natale, Ian Quin, Kate Ellis 1 December 2016 (2016-12-01)
46 Noel Pearson, Tony Wood, Nigel Scullion 8 December 2016 (2016-12-08)
47 Zed Seselja, Anne Aly, John Daley15 December 2016 (2016-12-15)
48 Michael Keenan, Sarah Martin, James Massola, Nic Marchesi 22 December 2016 (2016-12-22)

Season 2 (2017)

No.Guest(s) [12] Original air date
1Forum with residents of Morwell, Victoria [13] 2 February 2017 (2017-02-02)
2 Steven Ciobo, Paul Collins 9 February 2017 (2017-02-09)
3 Julie Bishop, Dean Smith 16 February 2017 (2017-02-16)
4Tony Wood, Danny Price, Peter Burn, Olivia Kember, Martin Ferguson 23 February 2017 (2017-02-23)
5 Barnaby Joyce 2 March 2017 (2017-03-02)
6 Ashleigh Gillon, Gareth Parker, Gary Gray 9 March 2017 (2017-03-09)
7 John Alexander, Paul Broad16 March 2017 (2017-03-16)
8 Penny Wong, Dr Paul Quinnett, Kim Ruocco23 March 2017 (2017-03-23)
9 Derryn Hinch, Bronwyn Bishop, Everald Compton30 March 2017 (2017-03-30)
10 Arthur Sinodinos, Anna Bligh, Hugh White 6 April 2017 (2017-04-06)
11 Silma Ihram, Anna Brown, Danielle Wood 13 April 2017 (2017-04-13)
12 Peter Dutton, Nick Xenophon 20 April 2017 (2017-04-20)
13 Jim Chalmers, Matt Canavan, Janine Perrett, David Weishrot27 April 2017 (2017-04-27)
14 Simon Birmingham, Gladys Berejiklian, Cecil Wiswell4 May 2017 (2017-05-04)
15 Tony Burke, Arthur Sinodinos, Samantha Maiden 11 May 2017 (2017-05-11)
16 David Murray, Andrew Shearer, Jonathan Taplin 18 May 2017 (2017-05-18)
17 Anne Aly 25 May 2017 (2017-05-25)
18 Greg Barton, Warren Mundine 1 June 2017 (2017-06-01)
19 [Note E] Mark Butler, Phil Coorey, Malcolm Farr, Matthew Warren, Latika Bourke 8 June 2017 (2017-06-08)
20 Noel Pearson, [14] Mark Leibler, Cory Bernardi, Julian Leeser 15 June 2017 (2017-06-15)
21 Peter Dutton 22 June 2017 (2017-06-22)
22Ingrid Irwin, John Edwards29 June 2017 (2017-06-29)
23 Mathias Cormann, Leonid Petrov, Michael Wesley 6 July 2017 (2017-07-06)
24 Amin Saikal, Josh Frydenberg 13 July 2017 (2017-07-13)
25 [Note F] Eric Abetz, Lyle Shelton, Harris Faulkner 20 July 2017 (2017-07-20)
26 Dan Tehan, serving members of the Australian Defence Force 27 July 2017 (2017-07-27)
27 [Note G] Jim Chalmers, Jim Stanford, Ged Kearney 3 August 2017 (2017-08-03)
28 [Note H] Bob Carr, Hugh White 10 August 2017 (2017-08-10)
29 Wayne Swan, Ed Balls, Scott Morrison 17 August 2017 (2017-08-17)
30 Peter Leahy, Thomas Wright24 August 2017 (2017-08-24)
31 Mark Butler, Khalid Koser31 August 2017 (2017-08-31)
32 Tim Wilson, Cory Bernardi, Sarah Martin7 September 2017 (2017-09-07)
33Bill Bashford, Nigel Scullion 14 September 2017 (2017-09-14)
34 Frank Brennan, Jim Bolger 21 September 2017 (2017-09-21)
35 Mark Coleridge 28 September 2017 (2017-09-28)
36 Mark McGowan, Greg Barton, Roger Bradbury5 October 2017 (2017-10-05)
37 Brian Owler, Alistair MacGibbon12 October 2017 (2017-10-12)
38Rodney Syme, Mark Yates, James O'Doherty19 October 2017 (2017-10-19)
39 Kevin Rudd, Ken Wyatt 26 October 2017 (2017-10-26)
40 Barnaby Joyce, Kim Rubenstein2 November 2017 (2017-11-02)
41 Gladys Berejiklian, Nelson Cunningham 9 November 2017 (2017-11-09)
42 John Howard 23 November 2017 (2017-11-23)
43 Peter Switzer, Andrew Broad, Phil Coorey, Malcolm Farr 30 November 2017 (2017-11-30)
44 Bridget McKenzie 7 December 2017 (2017-12-07)
45 Penny Wong, Fiona Jose, Francis J. Sullivan 14 December 2017 (2017-12-14)
46Tom Connell, Kerry-Anne Walsh, Sarah Martin 22 December 2017 (2017-12-22)

Notes

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