Home And Away ‘facing the axe’ after 31 years on TV

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HOME And Away is ‘facing the axe’ after 31 years on TV.

The Aussie soap has been a big hit Down Under and in the UK since it began in 1988.

Home and Away is ‘facing the axe’ after 31 years on TV

The show currently airs on Channel Seven in Australia and Channel 5 here in the UK, but sources claim bosses at the Australian network are “under pressure” after falling ratings.

Home and Away’s slot in the TV schedules Down Under – 7pm every Monday to Thursday – has been blamed by industry insiders as well as the rise in reality TV.

Australia now has its own versions of Love Island as well as Married at First Sight, and prove to be much more popular than the Summer Bay soap.

Channel Seven is reportedly “under pressure” to change the show’s time slot, but there’s rumours it could axe it completely.

The Aussie soap has been on air since 1988
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During its run it has created iconic characters such as Alf Stewart
Channel 5 Press release

During its 31 years on air, Home and Away has created iconic characters such as Alf Stewart and Sally Fletcher.

It has also given a number of Aussie actors their start in the industry, including Thor hunk Chris Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, Melissa George and even the late Heath Ledger.

But TV Blackbox reported that on Monday this week, the network lost 454,000 people after Seven News – which airs just before Home and Away – ended and the soap began.

While the news drew 1.115 million viewers at 6.30pm, that number plummeted to 661,000 as the opening titles for Home and Away started.


But the shows current 7pm time slot in Australia is being blamed for its falling ratings
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