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#1 Paul Raven

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

The Nine Network has announced that the last episode will air Friday April 26th. No reason was given,just that they are readjusting their schedule.

 

Last week it won its timeslot against Dr Oz and Ready,Steady Cook.

 

A few years ago Y&R was cancelled by the same network and moved to a cable network.

 

That leaves B&B as the only soap still airing free to air.

 

Interesting to see what the backlash will be.


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#2 Golden Duck

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

:(

 

Poor Aussies who watch DAYS.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

They should be so lucky.  That show is pretty much crap.

 

They gave us Olivia Newton-John, INXS and Prisoner:  Cell Block H.

 

We gave them the poor man's soap opera, Days of Our Lives.

 

I think we owe them in spades!!!!


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:14 PM

Sorry, I can't feel sorry for the Aussies.  Anyone that knows how to use Youtube can keep track of DOOL on a daily basis, canceled in their country or not.  Wish we could have said the same for GL,ATWT, and up to recently OLTL and AMC.


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#5 Ira

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

They should be so lucky.  That show is pretty much crap.

 

They gave us Olivia Newton-John, INXS and Prisoner:  Cell Block H.

 

We gave them the poor man's soap opera, Days of Our Lives.

 

I think we owe them in spades!!!!

Girl bye.


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#6 jfung79

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

Aww, that's too bad for Australians.  It's not just something that affects Australians though.   Less international revenue coming in could also mean Sony or whoever distributes the show internationally won't fight as hard for the show.  I still have a lot more faith in Sony than I did with P&G fighting for GL and ATWT though, that's for sure.

 

Also the show in general is pretty quality right now, character-driven and compelling aside from one bad story that is ending.


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#7 alexisfan07

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:53 PM

Damn that sucks. How many years behind were they?


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#8 ~bl~

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

The episodes they are showing in Australia are behind what we see here in the US. I wonder what is airing there now. If it was going into a bad period, I can understand that. I feel sorry for the viewers as trying to catch the backlog would be a pain.


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#9 y&r_fan

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

Foxtel will snatch it up, just like they did with Y&R 6 years ago.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

if you havent gotten up to this yet, then consider yourself lucky

 

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#11 ChitHappens

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:05 PM

Now that's just nasty!  He looks like a caveman!


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#12 dragonflies

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

Those poor Australians will be spared the ickiness that is "Dannifer"


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#13 London

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

LMAO Cheap, love the photo you posted as well.


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#14 AdelaideCate007

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:24 PM

Foxtel will snatch it up, just like they did with Y&R 6 years ago.

Yeah, I bet this is what happens.

 

We're at October or November of 2011.


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#15 AlexElizabeth

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

That picture of Shawn Christian literally shared the [!@#$] out of me. Good god.


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#16 Paul Raven

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:47 PM

Because Days goes off every year for the summer break,they were getting further and further behind and I think ratings were slipping.

 

A number of years ago they decided to skip 3 years of DOOL and Y&R and show a special catch up episode to help viewers keep track. Melody Thomas Scott hosted the Y&R catch up but I'm not sure who hosted the Days ep.

 

I think the problem was that viewers now had the internet to catchup on stories and the Aussie soap magazines found it difficult to balance what was airing in Australia with what was happening in the States.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

Because Days goes off every year for the summer break,they were getting further and further behind and I think ratings were slipping.

 

A number of years ago they decided to skip 3 years of DOOL and Y&R and show a special catch up episode to help viewers keep track. Melody Thomas Scott hosted the Y&R catch up but I'm not sure who hosted the Days ep.

Drake Hogestyn did. It's on Youtube, Days of our Lives: A New Day.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:27 PM

They really should've just aired it year-round in that case. What a waste sad.png Though, to be fair, if the ratings posted are correct, that means that LESS THAN 1% of Australians were watching DAYS every week. Not that they're comparable, but it'd be like the show getting a 0.5 on NBC. YIKES!


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#19 Golden Duck

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

He's so....Orange.


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#20 will81

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

Days and Y&R got interrupted by the Cricket every summer (starting around 1980 when the network got the rights) and would go on hiatus for December each year, regardless of any Cricket being shown. So we would lose around 2-3 months every year.

 

Back then you couldn't do much unless someone could tape it and send it to you, now I watch online, because who wants to wait a year and a half. I think that is where most people have gone to get tv from overseas. Networks here have been smart enough to show some primetime shows within hours of airing in the U.S but a daytime soap has less value to them.

 

Sad to see it go, but with such low ratings not a surprise. Feel more sorry for any older generations not tech savvy who might have still been watching. 


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