Seven Network officially renewed Highway Patrol for series 9 to premiere in 2017

The release date for Highway Patrol series 9 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Highway Patrol Series 9 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Seven Network has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

About the series

An Australian factual documentary, Highway Patrol has been on the air since 2009 and is currently in its 8th series, which aired on Seven Network on July 5, 2016. The show is executive produced by Nick Murray, narrated by Hugh Wade and produced by Greenstone TV.

The show features members of Victoria Police Highway Patrol on duty, as they attend to traffic offenses of various sorts on major highways in their area. Several cases are portrayed in each episode from the onset of the incident to the final stages of dealing with it. The wide range of problems covered includes drunk driving, accidents of various caliber, car chases, road rage, defiant drivers and other, smaller offenses.

Viewership and renewal prospects

The series has originally averaged above one million viewers per episode in the premiere installment, and while the current series’ ratings are lower, approximately 0.75 million viewers per episode, the loss is perfectly expected and understandable. In fact, considering the rather long run that the show has had, it is holding up very well. Highway Patrol has a 6.8/10 IMDb score, which is indicative of its solid stance. The current series has already featured a cyclist who refused to wear a helmet, a large sum of money found in a car, a number plate cover that could be controlled by a remote, and other instances of unlawful behavior. In March 2016 an announcement was made that series 9 of Highway Patrol was already in production, and is tentatively scheduled to air in 2017.

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