Channel 10 has swung the axe on gameshow Family Feud.
Family Feud found it's third home on Australian TV when it returned to our screens on Channel 10 after previous stints on Nine (1977-11984) and Seven (1989-1996) with Grant Denyer given the hosting gig.
Despite being a massive success early on, pulling in nearly 600,000 viewers around the country per show, Family Feud's ratings have dipped to around 250,000 per episode, forcing Ten to announce it's axing.
“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," a Network Ten statement read.
“It will be put on hold later this year and we will be announcing an exciting new game show very soon. We will also have some exciting news about Grant Denyer’s new show on Ten soon.”
Host Grant Denyer said on his 2Day FM radio show this morning that Ten put pressure on the show by airing too many episodes.
“It did good things but we are probably guilty of driving it into the ground a bit too early, we gave it a bit too much," Denyer said.
"It’s six days a week, twice a day, plus All Star episodes.”