A Place To Call Home

placeGreat news for all the Place To Call Home fans who have been petitioning hard to get the period drama renewed after Australia’s Channel Seven cancelled it.

The Seven Network and Foxtel today confirmed the signing of a landmark agreement that will see Seven Productions produce one of Australia’s most-watched drama series, A Place to Call Home, exclusively for Foxtel.

In a move that will delight passionate fans of the show, Foxtel has made an initial order of two seasons of the popular period drama. The third series of the top-rating program, which averaged 2.2 million national viewers during its first two seasons ‎on the Seven Network, will premiere only on Foxtel’s SoHo drama channel next year. The agreement underlines Seven Productions’ leadership in Australian programming and is a significant step for the business in expanding its production of programming beyond the Seven Network. Continue reading »

KEY: BLUE - A PLACE TO CALL HOME (2013) / RED - NOTHING TRIVIAL (2012)

KEY: BLUE – A PLACE TO CALL HOME (2013) / RED – NOTHING TRIVIAL (2012)

In regards to TVNZ’s decision to cancel Nothing Trivial Matt Griffiths said in the comments:

The lower ratings are probably caused from the timeslot switch to Wednesday from Sunday after NZ Got’s Talent (last year’s highest rated show, eh?). Not sure why TVNZ are so surprised.

He’s right, of course, that Nothing Trivial did air after New Zealand’s Got Talent for part of the season in 2012 and NZGT was the highest rating show of the year.  But let’s take a look at some context just for a minute, which I suspect would be part of TVNZ’s response to that statement.

There are two things to consider.  Firstly, the ratings of New Zealand’s Got Talent this year and secondly, the show that replaced Nothing Trivial. Continue reading »