Family Feud to be “rested.”

EXCLUSIVE: Industry sources tell TV Tonight that TEN’s Family Feud will halt production.

Crew were told on Thursday the show was being “rested,” with a few more weeks before it halts.

Despite Logie nominations for the Grant Denyer-hosted game show, ratings have not been strong of late, last week averaging 298,000, lower than its TEN Eyewitness News lead-in of 415,000.

Against the might of Seven News and Nine News, on 968,000 and 916,000 respectively, that’s a tall order.

Late last year the show relocated from Melbourne to Sydney to save on costs under renowned producer Pam Barnes.

It isn’t clear what the show’s future holds, but TEN is currently casting for another quiz show, seeking Sydney-based teams of two skilled in general knowledge. There are rumours the new Endemol Shine series may be Pointless, which screens as a UK quiz on ABC.

An All-Star Family Feud special with former MasterChef champions screens tomorrow.

TEN and FremantleMedia have both been contacted for comment but did not reply before deadline.

48 Comments:

  1. Family Feud has become a constant pop up on Ten, a time filler during the periods when people are eating an evening meal and not all that interested in whats on the TV anyway, which you would have to be to stick around to watch The Project which follows not long after. I’m not sure what Grant Denyer will do if Family Feud eventually ends, start his own Top Gear show perhaps.

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