Hinch Live

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Hinch Live logo
Also known asHinch Live
GenreNews, Current Affairs, Commentary
Presented byDerryn Hinch
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
Running time1 hour (including commercials)
Original networkSky News Australia
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Original release
  • 1 February 2015 - 24 March 2016
  • 4 July 2019 - 5 December 2019

Hinch (originally Hinch Live) is an Australian television current affairs and commentary program, broadcast on Sky News Australia and hosted by Derryn Hinch. The program initially aired as a twice weekly program on Saturday and Sunday nights (later airing solely on Sundays), and was originally scheduled to premiere on 31 January 2015,[1] however the launch date was moved back a day to 1 February 2015.[2]

The format is a continuation of weeknight Sky News program Paul Murray Live, which Hinch had been both guest host and a regular contributor.[3]

Natasha Chadwick, a producer and commentator on the program, and then-girlfriend of Hinch, resigned from the program on 27 March 2015 following the couple's separation.[4]

Despite announcing his intention to stand for a Senate seat as head of Derryn Hinch's Justice Party in October 2015, Hinch remained as host of Hinch Live until the election campaign, in a decision supported by Sky News.[5]

The show's final episode aired on 24 April 2016, ahead of the impending 2016 election campaign, with Hinch telling viewers the show was entering either "semi or permanent recess" depending on Hinch's success in winning a Senate position.[6] Hinch was successful in his campaign and was elected as a Senator for Victoria, therefore ending the program.[7]

Reboot (2019-present)[edit]

Following Hinch's defeat in the 2019 Australian federal election, Hinch returned to Sky News as host of weekly Thursday night program Hinch.[8] However, low ratings suggest that the show may not return in 2020.[9]

In November 2019, it was confirmed that the show will not return in 2020. While the last episode was expected to air on 12 December[10] it concluded one week earlier on 5 December 2019. Hinch claimed the reason for his show's cancellation was that he "wasn't right wing enough".[11]


  1. ^ Knox, David (15 December 2014). "Derryn Hinch joins SKY News". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ "SKY NEWS LIVE and ready in 2015". 20 January 2015. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Derryn Hinch 'won't pull any punches' in his new TV show and Yumi Stynes just might be his first guest". 14 December 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  4. ^ Good, Jenna (29 March 2015). "'I need to rebuild my life...I'm devastated': Natasha Chadwick, 35, opens up her heart on social media as she announces her shock split from radio host Derryn Hinch, 71". Daily Mail Australia. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Perry, Kevin (13 October 2015). "Derryn Hinch to remain on-air for now, as political campaign commences". Decider TV. Archived from the original on 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  6. ^ "SkyNewsAust on Twitter". Twitter. 24 April 2016. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  7. ^ Holmes, Adam (3 August 2016). "Hinch in, Muir out as Senate results confirmed". The Bendigo Advertiser. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016.
  8. ^ Knox, David (24 June 2019). "Hinch returning to SKY News". TV Tonight.
  9. ^ Tabakoff, Nick (28 October 2019). "Media Diary: Hamish Macdonald short odds for Q&A gig". The Australian. The Human Headline tells Diary: “The ratings haven't been great. I'm the first to admit it...
  10. ^ Knox, David (18 November 2019). "Axed: Hinch". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  11. ^ Knox, David (19 November 2019). "Hinch: "I wasn't right wing enough"". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 December 2019.

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