The Farmer Wants a Wife (Australian TV series)

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The Farmer Wants a Wife
The Farmer Wants A Wife 2016 Logo.png
2016 logo
Genre Reality
Presented by
Opening theme
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 69
Production
Producer(s) FremantleMedia Australia
Running time 60 minutes (inc. commercials)
Release
Original network Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 24 October 2007 – 14 March 2016
External links
Website

The Farmer Wants a Wife is an Australian reality television series based on the British reality show Farmer Wants a Wife. Hosted by Getaway presenter Natalie Gruzlewski, the first six-episode series commenced on the Nine Network on 24 October 2007. Another 3 series have since aired, with Series 4 coming to an end in November 2009. The fifth season began airing on 28 July 2010 and finished on 15 September 2010, the sixth season began airing on 9 February 2011 and finished on 30 March 2011 also the reunion special on 6 April 2011, the seventh season began airing on 22 August 2011 and finished on 3 October 2011, the eighth season began airing on 15 August 2012.

In May 2015, the Nine Network announced the series will be revived for a ninth season,[1] it will be hosted by Sam McClymont and will air on 1 February 2016.[2] As of December 2016, The series has officially been cancelled.[3]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Viewership
Series premiere Series finale Average Viewers
(millions)
Average Rank
1 6 24 October 2007 28 November 2007 1.250 N/A
2 30 June 2008 4 August 2008 1.381 #8
3 8 11 February 2009 1 April 2009 1.207 #6
4 3 August 2009 14 September 2009 1.191 #8
5 28 July 2010 15 September 2010 1.247 #8
6 9 February 2011 30 March 2011 0.914 #9
7 22 August 2011 3 October 2011 0.975 #7
8 9 15 August 2012 26 September 2012 0.895 #10
9 8 1 February 2016 14 March 2016 0.662 #15

Farmers[edit]

Number of farmers home states
States Series Total
(by state)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
New South Wales 5 4 3 2 1 2 1 18
Queensland 3 1 4
South Australia 1 1 2
Victoria 1 2 1 2 1 7
Western Australia 1 3 1 2 1 8
Tasmania 1 1 2
Total 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 39

Eligible bachelors[edit]

First series (2007)[edit]

Farmer Age Location Quote
Tyson Collins - Dennington Vic "I have a cheeky nature... the lovable brat. There is never a dull moment in my life."
Brad 30 Swan Hill, Victoria "Really I'd like to settle down with a woman who's not so ready and wants to share her journey with me."
Gus 32 Warren, NSW "I come from a close and happy family and firmly believe this has made me the happy confident person I am today."
Jon 28 Deniliquin, NSW "I hope to find a person with an easy going nature to share the good and bad times together."
Craig 27 West Wyalong, NSW "I am looking for a girl that would be with me for the right reason; start a new life and then see where we would end up."
Chris 34 Tamworth, NSW "You get a long way in life with a smile and a friend, someone who can laugh at themselves."

Second Series (2008)[edit]

Farmer Age Location Quote
Rob 42 Mount Gambier, SA "It hasn't all been easy, but the most difficult part is having no partner to share it all with."
James 36 Deniliquin, NSW "Once I enter a relationship with someone I am intensely loyal."
Mick 24 Goulburn, NSW "My female friends describe me as the perfect catch for any lady."
Howie 29 Weabonga, NSW "I have a fair amount of determination. I need someone with equal or more amounts to keep me in line and to handle country life."
Ben 30 Jamberoo, NSW "I'm now ready for someone to settle with and share what I have with me."
Nick 27 Wahgunyah, VIC "I pride myself as a bit of a gentlemen - that is the way I have been brought up."

Third Series (2009)[edit]

Farmer Age Location Quote
Jenny Blake 32 Tumbarumba, NSW "I'm into serious relationships, not casual flings or time wasters."
Andrew Hall 25 Manoora, SA "I like to brighten someone's day when they are down."
Paul Macdonald 36 Tarcutta, NSW "I am not afraid to show affection in public."
Ralph Lyster 29 Mandurah, Western Australia "The Playboy farmer"
Tim Farr 26 Mulwala, NSW "The good looking one"
Damian Atkins 29 Caveside, Tasmania "the Tasmanian"

Fourth Series (2009)[edit]

Farmer Age Location Note
Brad Crane 29 Lithgow, NSW N/A
Scott Warby 28 Mungindi, NSW
Russell Macgugan 27 Grampians, VIC
Nate Cahill 37 Goovigen, QLD
Phil Newton 42 Mansfield, VIC
Gavin Phalke 49 Norwell, QLD Gavin & Steven are Father & Son
Steven Phalke 27

Fifth Series (2010)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Becky Cassanova 34 SA
Devon Mill 25 Hopetoun, VIC
Jamie Morgan 40 Monkey Mia, WA
Charlie Norton 25 Walcha, NSW
Nathan McClymont 26 Wiluna, WA
Shaun Fewson 31 Nyabing, WA

Sixth Series (2011)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Nick 26 Gordon, VIC
Melia 30 Margaret River, WA
Charles 32 Barraba, NSW
Ben 33 Clare, SA
Kieran 24 Young, NSW
Mark 27 Mareeba, QLD

Seventh Series (2011)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Trent 24 Lameroo, South Australia
Will 25 Warialda, New South Wales
Tim 29 Murrayville, Victoria
Frank 32 Hughenden, Queensland
Kevin 33 Maryborough, Victoria
John 58 Merriwa, New South Wales

Eighth Series (2012)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Nikko 26 Richmond, Queensland
Matt 26 Waubra, Victoria
Todd 28 Bruny Island, Tasmania
Tom 31 Beeac, Victoria
Sam 33 Kununurra, Western Australia
Paul 46 Gnaraloo, Western Australia

Ninth Series (2016)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Adam
(Dairy)
25 Drouin South, VIC
Matt
(Cattle)
25 Marble Bar, WA
Lachlan
(Beef Cattle & Hay)
36 Camden, NSW
Julz
(Mixed & Livestock)
36 Tumby Bay, SA
Jedd
(Oysters)
37 Coffin Bay, SA
Lance
(Cattle)
52 Rockhampton, QLD

Series ratings[edit]

First series (2007)[edit]

Averaged 1.250 million, 1.35 million highest episode

Second series (2008)[edit]

Episode Air date Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Night
rank
Source
"Episode 1" 30
June 2008
Monday
8:00 pm
1.267 #11 [4]
"Episode 2" 7
July 2008
1.270 #9 [5]
"Episode 3" 14
July 2008
1.373 #7 [6]
"Episode 4" 21
July 2008
1.184 #14 [7]
"Episode 5" 28
July 2008
1.492 #5 [8]
"Episode 6" 4
August 2008
1.700 #2 [9]

Third series (2009)[edit]

Episode Air date Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Night
rank
Source
"Episode 1" 11
February 2009
Wednesday
8:00 pm
1.074 #10 [10]
"Episode 2" 18
February 2009
1.053 #9 [11]
"Episode 3" 25
February 2009
1.184 #5 [12]
"Episode 4" 4
March 2009
1.251 #5 [13]
"Episode 5" 11
March 2009
1.180 #5 [14]
"Episode 6" 18
March 2009
1.198 #5 [15]
"Episode 7" 25
March 2009
1.224 #6 [16]
"Episode 8" 1
April 2009
1.494 #2 [17]

Fourth series (2009)[edit]

Episode Air date Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Night
rank
Source
"Episode 1" 3
August 2009
Wednesday
8:00 pm
1.001 #11 [18]
"Episode 2" 10
August 2009
1.125 #12 [19]
"Episode 3" 17
August 2009
1.180 #9 [20]
"Episode 4" 24
August 2009
1.169 #8 [21]
"Episode 5" 31
August 2009
1.114 #10 [22]
"Episode 6" 7
September 2009
1.257 #7 [23]
"Episode 7" 14
September 2009
1.263 #7 [23]
"Finale" 1.422 #3

Fifth series (2010)[edit]

Episode Air date Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Night
rank
Source
"Episode 1" 28
July 2010
Wednesday
7:00 pm
1.192 #9 [24]
"Episode 2" 4
August 2010
1.343 #6 [25]
"Episode 3" 11
August 2010
1.218 #8 [26]
"Episode 4" 18
August 2010
1.262 #8 [27]
"Episode 5" 25
August 2010
1.020 #16 [28]
"Episode 6" 1
September 2010
1.273 #7 [29]
"Episode 7" 8
September 2010
1.221 #7 [30]
"Episode 8" 15
September 2010
1.450 #1 [31]

Sixth series (2011)[edit]

Episode Air date Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Night
rank
Source
"Episode 1" 9
February 2011
Wednesday
8:00 pm
0.891 #9 [32]
"Episode 2" 16
February 2011
0.887 #11 [33]
"Episode 3" 23
February 2011
0.786 #11 [34]
"Episode 4" 2
March 2011
0.925 #8 [35]
"Episode 5" 9
March 2011
0.950 #8 [36]
"Episode 6" 16
March 2011
0.918 #11 [37]
"Episode 7" 23
March 2011
0.919 #10 [38]
"Episode 8" 30
March 2011
1.034 #6 [39]

Seventh series (2011)[edit]

Episode Air date Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Night
rank
Source
"Episode 1" 22
August 2011
Monday
7:00 pm
1.169 #3 [40]
"Episode 2" 24
August 2011
Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.965 #9
"Episode 3" 29
August 2011
Monday
7:00 pm
1.024 #7 [41]
"Episode 4" 5
September 2011
0.962 #7 [42]
"Episode 5" 12
September 2011
0.969 #9 [43]
"Episode 6" 19
September 2011
0.792 #9 [44]
"Episode 7" 26
September 2011
0.864 #9 [45]
"Episode 8" 3
October 2011
1.058 #5 [46]

Eighth series (2012)[edit]

Episode Air date Viewers
(millions)
Night
rank
Source
"Episode 1" 15
August 2012
0.909 #11 [47]
"Episode 2" 16
August 2012
0.938 #7 [48]
"Episode 3" 22
August 2012
0.936 #10 [49]
"Episode 4" 23
August 2012
0.970 #9 [50]
"Episode 5" 29
August 2012
0.894 #10 [51]
"Episode 6" 5 September 2012 0.784 #11 [52]
"Episode 7" 12 September 2012 0.775 #12 [53]
"Episode 8" 19 September 2012 0.867 #11 [54]
"Episode 9" 26 September 2012 0.987 #8 [55]

Ninth series (2016)[edit]

Episode Air date Timeslot Viewers
(millions)
Night
rank
Source
"Episode 1" 1 February 2016 Monday 8:52 pm 0.858 #13 [56]
"Episode 2" 8 February 2016 0.758 #13 [57]
"Episode 3" Monday 9:52 pm 0.681 #14
"Episode 4" 15 February 2016 Monday 8:53 pm 0.660 #15 [58]
"Episode 5" 22 February 2016 Monday 8:47 pm 0.560 #18 [59]
"Episode 6" 29 February 2016 Monday 8:52 pm 0.570 #19 [60]
"Episode 7" 7 March 2016 Monday 8:57 pm 0.488 N/A [61]
"Finale" 14 March 2016 Monday 9:02 pm 0.724 #14 [62]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Nine Upfronts 2016: Nine goes HD, new lifestyle channel -and Daryl Somers returns". 28 October 2015. 
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  5. ^ "Week 28". 7 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Week 29". 14 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Week 30". 20 July 2008. 
  8. ^ "Week 31". 28 July 2008. 
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  11. ^ "Week 8". 15 February 2009. 
  12. ^ "Week 9". 22 February 2009. 
  13. ^ "Week 10". 1 March 2009. 
  14. ^ "Week 11". 9 March 2009. 
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  17. ^ "Week 14". 29 March 2009. 
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  19. ^ "Week 33". 9 August 2009. 
  20. ^ "Week 34". 16 August 2009. 
  21. ^ "Week 35". 24 August 2009. 
  22. ^ "Week 36". 30 August 2009. 
  23. ^ a b "Week 37". 7 September 2009. 
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  26. ^ "Week 33". 8 August 2010. 
  27. ^ "Week 34". 15 August 2010. 
  28. ^ "Week 35". 22 August 2010. 
  29. ^ "Week 36". 29 August 2010. 
  30. ^ "Week 37". 5 September 2010. 
  31. ^ "Week 38". 12 September 2010. 
  32. ^ "Week 7". 6 February 2011. 
  33. ^ "Week 8". 13 February 2011. 
  34. ^ "Week 9". 20 February 2011. 
  35. ^ "Week 10". 27 February 2011. 
  36. ^ "Week 11". 6 March 2011. 
  37. ^ "Week 12". 13 March 2011. 
  38. ^ "Week 13". 20 March 2011. 
  39. ^ "Week 14". 27 March 2011. 
  40. ^ "Week 35". 21 August 2011. 
  41. ^ "Week 36". 28 August 2011. 
  42. ^ "Week 37". 4 September 2011. 
  43. ^ "Week 38". 11 September 2011. 
  44. ^ "Week 39". 18 September 2011. 
  45. ^ "Week 40". 25 September 2011. 
  46. ^ "Week 41". 2 October 2011. 
  47. ^ "Wednesday 15 August 2012". 15 August 2012. 
  48. ^ "Thursday 16 August 2012". 16 August 2012. 
  49. ^ "Wednesday 22 August 2012". 22 August 2012. 
  50. ^ "Thursday 23 August 2012". 24 August 2012. 
  51. ^ "Wednesday 29 August 2012". 29 August 2012. 
  52. ^ "Wednesday 5 September 2012". 5 September 2012. 
  53. ^ "Wednesday 12 September 2012". 12 September 2012. 
  54. ^ "Wednesday 19 September 2012". 19 September 2012. 
  55. ^ "Wednesday 26 September 2012". 26 September 2012. 
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