The Seven Network made a big mistake when they axed this great show! We haven’t seen an Aussie period drama like it before and it was hugely popular. Claiming that the ratings were down and that the demographic who watched it most (supposively the over 55’s) didn’t have disposable cash to spend on advertiser’s products, the network axed it with little or no notice. Given that the third season is already written and ready for filming, you have to wonder which so called “experts” at 7 made this call! Many fans are outraged and want to see this drama returned to the screen. If you’re one of them, go ahead and sign!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who is sad to think we’ve seen the last episode of this great Aussie period drama. Believable story lines, fabulous acting and classic Australian scenery should have made this a winning combination. It was indeed a hit with many Aussies. However, as reported in the Sunday Mail on June 29th, it seems that the show was appealing to the older demographic – the over 55’s. Apparently we’re not the demographic most favored by advertisers because we’re not the big spenders – it’s the young ones they’re after! In any case, I think Channel 7 has made a huge mistake and judging by the many comments being made on Facebook and the web, so do many others. Let’s hope Channel 7 replaces this great show with something of a similar standard and not more reality rubbish!