After airing for nearly four years and over 1,200 episodes, the Australian network has cancelled Family Feud. The show’s host Grant Denyer announced the news on his radio show Breakfast With Em, Grant & Ed on 2DayFM. According to Denyer, “We’re probably guilty, if anything, of driving it into the ground a little bit too early. Six days a week, twice a day, plus All Star episodes, we might have squeezed that lemon a bit too much.” Regarding the show’s cancellation, a spokesperson stated “Family Feud has been an important part of our schedule for the past four years, but we feel it is time to rest the show.” Denyer will be back to work on more projects for the network.
Network Ten decided to revive Feud for a third time partly due to the budding success of its US counterpart with Steve Harvey at the helm. The show was an instant hit when it debuted July 14, 2014 with over 700,000 viewers tuning in. Recently, those figures have drastically quelled to only 298,000 viewers on average. Feud moving its tapings from Melbourne to Sydney for budgetary reasons last year was a signal that the show was in trouble, according to The Advertiser. The recent Feud revival had a good run on Network Ten and has produced hundreds of viral moments and several big money and car winners. Over 40 families were fortunate enough to retire as five-game champions and win a brand new car in addition to their winnings. The show’s biggest winners so far are the Clothier family, winning the maximum of $50,000 plus the car earlier this year. Take a look at the family’s fantastic final Fast Money win in the clip below.
The moment the Clothiers made history and won 50k plus the car! 🎉🚗💰 pic.twitter.com/OhfvCXKHJA
— #FamilyFeudAU (@FamilyFeudAU) January 7, 2018