According to an article in Brisbane's Sunday Mail on June 29th, the problem is that the larger part of he audience is in an older demographic which Chanel 7 sees as no good from an advertising point of view. They think that the younger generation need to be targeted to make money from advertising. So, it's not about the quality of the series at all. As usual it's about the $$$$$$$ !! Disgusting and really disappointed in Chanel 7! Should those of us over the age of 55 just throw our televisions out the window?
If they have to cut back they have to cut back. If it was bringing in enough money for them for it to more profitable to keep it, then I'm sure they wouldn't have cancelled it, and looked to chop something else.
Axed???? Oh no!! I didn't know that & it's one of the few series I watch. If they are going to axe it, I hope they tie up all the storylines by the last episode. If Sarah & George get married & live happily ever after, that will keep me satisfied for the end of the series.
I find Channel 7 very good at "ruining" a programme's popularity by its haphazard programming & scheduling. Quite often I've got hooked on a series, then all of a sudden they stop it for no reason. Then they bring it back but on a different day. Then they will transfer it to Channel 72 & by the time you find all this out, you've missed so many episodes that you lose interest. Prime example - Once Upon A Time. I enjoyed this show but I ended up missing so many episodes that I lost track of the storyline & gave up.
I'm disappointed to hear A place to Call home may be axed .We need an historical drama such as this to keep curouristy alive for the young ones to research our past . The quality of the actors & actresses are very pleasing .I'm what you would call "Mrs Average" I do hope my opinion matters.
Thank you Sandra
BIG MISTAKE!! This is such a great show. At least give us a final season with a proper conclusion! I have sent the DVD to my daughter and friends in England and they look forward to the second series. Please oh please reconsider and give us a good concluding season 3. Such a shame! A great cast! The same thing happened to Neighbours. And it wad picked up by another channel and the rest is history.
I couldn't have put it better - it's a tough call for me to watch channel 7 anyway, but watch I did, despite ads. Am sick to death of the sport, cooking and other inane programmes they serve up to us. !!
I rarely watch programmes on commercial stations however "A Place To Call Home" was a "must see". Very few TV series worldwide compared with the quality of this one and it is a grave mistake to discontinue it. Please change your mind.
yes i think it's a big mistake considering you leave that useless crappy home and away show still on, to me that show is wasted space on your channel, i would rather watch an hour of stupid adds, perhaps you might want to consider what people want instead of what you want to put to air,,,,,,,,,,,,big mistake
This was a show of quality and class. The characters were realistic and the issues it dealt with, gave insight of the time period. I cannot understand Channel 7's decision here. many of my friends, family and work colleagues enjoyed it also. Please reconsider Channel 7.
Please don't say this is true! We love that show. To axe a wonderful Australian series with such a great cast is a joke, so much for channel 7 wanting to support local productions. I suppose we will have to watch more American rubbish.
My oath its a mistake !!
And I agree with the comment of how it wrecks other programmes.
I also use to watch Once Upon a Time and it was relegated to some obscure time and channel without fanfare so it was difficult to follow.
A Place to Call Home had top Australian actors and a fantastic true to the period story line.
It dealt with issues that many could relate to, both old and young.
It was one of the few programmes that my football mad husband watched with me.
What they did was an insult to seasoned Australian actors and Australian drama in general.
Huge mistake - one of the best things on the box this year, widely watched and awaiting season three - good actors, intriguing storylines, looks beautiful, Australian cast and settings, hands off!!!!!!!
Foolish Channel 7,
your scheduling is what caused the problem, going up against your own and opposition short term programs like X Factor, House Rules, Voice Kids, etc etc what do you expect. Schedule when they finish as they are only short term. Bring it back and continue to support the best show ever , Australian at that, where is your heart and passion for our country?
Yes it is a humungous mistake. Now Elizabeth Bligh has been listed in the Top 10 TV characters - 7's only entry and they tossed it into the tip. Why? When an average of 1M viewers watched it, even when it ran 20 minutes late in starting on a Sunday night. Bring it back before it's top quality actors are locked into new contracts with other shows.
This was one of the few shows I watched on 7. Now I know why. Brilliant actors, gr8 story line, well produced, what more do they want. A lot of young people watched this show, for the acting alone. Not enough Aussie dramas.
Do they realise how many young people do Drama & want to be in this type of show. Congrats to all those involved from the camera crew to actors. Top show