Logie Award for Most Popular Entertainment Program

The Logie for Most Popular Entertainment Program is an award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. It recognises the popularity of an Australian light entertainment program from various formats including comedy, talent, variety, music, talk, and traditional game shows.

Logie Award for Most Popular Entertainment Program
CountryAustralia
Presented byTV Week
First awarded1986
Currently held byGogglebox Australia (2019)
Most awardsHey Hey It's Saturday (9)
Websitewww.tvweeklogieawards.com.au

It was first awarded at the 28th Annual TV Week Logie Awards, held in 1986 when the award was originally called Most Popular Australian Light Entertainment Program.[1] Over the years, it has been known as Most Popular Light Entertainment Program (1987–1988, 1993–2014),[2][3] Most Popular Light Entertainment or Comedy Program (1989–1992),[4] Most Popular Entertainment Program (2015) and Best Entertainment Program (2016-2017).[5] From 2018, the award category name was reverted to Most Popular Light Entertainment Program.[6]

The winner and nominees of this category are chosen by the public through an online voting survey on the TV Week website.[7] Hey Hey It's Saturday holds the record for the most wins, with nine, followed by Rove with six wins.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Key Meaning
  Indicates the winning program
Year Program Network Ref
1986 Perfect Match 
Network Ten
[8]
1987 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
1988 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
1989 The Comedy Company 
Network Ten
1990 The Comedy Company 
Network Ten
[9]
1991 Fast Forward 
Seven Network
1992 Fast Forward 
Seven Network
1993 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
1994 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
[10]
1995 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
1996 Don't Forget Your Toothbrush 
Nine Network
1997 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
1998 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
[11]
1999 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
[12]
Battle of the Sexes
Network Ten
Midday with Kerri-Anne
Nine Network
The Panel
Network Ten
2000 Hey Hey It's Saturday 
Nine Network
[13]
Australia's Funniest Home Video Show
Nine Network
The Panel
Network Ten
Rove
Nine Network
2001 The Panel 
Network Ten
[14]
Rove (Live)
Network Ten
Surprise Surprise
Nine Network
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Nine Network
2002 Rove (Live) 
Network Ten
[15]
Australia's Funniest Home Videos
Nine Network
The Crocodile Hunter
Network Ten
The Panel
Network Ten
This Is Your Life
Nine Network
2003 Rove (Live) 
Network Ten
[16]
The Crocodile Hunter
Network Ten
Kath & Kim
ABC TV
Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures
Network Ten
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Nine Network
2004 Rove (Live) 
Network Ten
[17]
Australia's Funniest Home Video Show
Nine Network
Kath & Kim
ABC TV
Merrick and Rosso Unplanned
Nine Network
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Nine Network
2005 Rove (Live) 
Network Ten
[18]
Dancing with the Stars
Seven Network
Deal or No Deal
Seven Network
Kath & Kim
ABC TV
Merrick and Rosso Unplanned
Nine Network
2006 Dancing with the Stars 
Seven Network
[19]
Deal or No Deal
Seven Network
The Glass House
ABC TV
Rove Live
Network Ten
Spicks and Specks
ABC TV
2007 Rove Live 
Network Ten
[20]
20 to 1
Nine Network
Bert's Family Feud
Nine Network
Deal or No Deal
Seven Network
Thank God You're Here
Network Ten
2008 Kath & Kim  
Seven Network
[21]
The Chaser's War on Everything
ABC1
Spicks and Specks
ABC1
Summer Heights High
ABC1
Thank God You're Here
Network Ten
2009 Rove 
Network Ten
[22]
Australia's Got Talent
Seven Network
Deal or No Deal
Seven Network
Spicks and Specks
ABC1
Sunrise
Seven Network
2010 Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation 
Network Ten
[23]
Deal or No Deal
Seven Network
Hey Hey It's Saturday: The Reunion
Nine Network
Spicks and Specks
ABC1
Sunrise
Seven Network
2011 The Circle 
Network Ten
[24]
Good News Week
Network Ten
Hey Hey It's Saturday
Nine Network
Sunrise
Seven Network
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation
Network Ten
2012 Hamish and Andy's Gap Year 
Nine Network
[25]
Australia's Got Talent
Seven Network
The Project
Network Ten
Spicks and Specks
ABC1
Sunrise
Seven Network
2013 The Voice 
Nine Network
[26]
Gruen Planet
ABC1
Hamish & Andy's Euro Gap Year
Nine Network
The Project
Network Ten
The X Factor
Seven Network
2014 Hamish & Andy's Gap Year Asia 
Nine Network
[27]
Ja'mie: Private School Girl
ABC1
The Project
Network Ten
The Voice
Nine Network
The X Factor
Seven Network
2015 Hamish & Andy's Gap Year South America 
Nine Network
[28]
Family Feud
Network Ten
The Project
Network Ten
Sunrise
Seven Network
The Voice
Nine Network
2016 Family Feud 
Network Ten
[29]
Gruen
ABC
Have You Been Paying Attention?
Network Ten
The Voice
Nine Network
The X Factor Australia
Seven Network
2017 Have You Been Paying Attention? 
Network Ten
[30]
Anh's Brush with Fame
ABC
Family Feud
Network Ten
The Voice
Nine Network
Upper Middle Bogan
ABC
2018 Gogglebox Australia 
Network Ten
Foxtel
[31]
Anh's Brush with Fame
ABC
Family Feud
Network Ten
Hard Quiz
ABC
The Project
Network Ten
2019 Gogglebox Australia 
Network Ten
Foxtel
[32]
Anh's Brush with Fame
ABC
Dancing with the Stars
Network Ten
Gruen
ABC
Hard Quiz
ABC
The Voice
Nine Network

Multiple winsEdit

Number Program
Wins
9
Hey Hey It's Saturday
6
Rove
3
Hamish and Andy's Gap Year
2
The Comedy Company
Fast Forward
Gogglebox Australia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1986 – The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ "1987 – The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014.
  3. ^ "1993 – The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  4. ^ "1989 – The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ Knox, David (16 November 2015). "Voting opens for 2016 Logie Awards". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  6. ^ Knox, David (5 March 2018). "Voting opens for 2018 Logie Awards". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  7. ^ Knox, David (5 December 2011). "Logie 2012 voting opens". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  8. ^ "1986–1989 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  9. ^ "1990–1993 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  10. ^ "1994–1997 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  11. ^ "1998 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  12. ^ "1999 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  13. ^ "2000 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  14. ^ "2001 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  15. ^ "2002 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  16. ^ "2003 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  17. ^ "2004 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  18. ^ "2005 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  19. ^ "2006 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  20. ^ "2007 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  21. ^ "2008 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  22. ^ "2009 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  23. ^ "2010 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  24. ^ "2011 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  25. ^ "2012 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  26. ^ "2013 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  27. ^ Knox, David (27 April 2014). "Logie Awards 2014: Winners". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  28. ^ Knox, David (3 May 2015). "TV Week Logie Awards 2015: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  29. ^ Knox, David (9 May 2016). "2016 Logie Awards: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  30. ^ Knox, David (23 April 2017). "TV Week Logie Awards 2017: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  31. ^ Knox, David (1 July 2018). "60th Logie Awards: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  32. ^ Knox, David (30 June 2019). "Logie Awards 2019: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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