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111 April 14th, 2013 Australia’s Channel Nine Axes Days Of Our Lives After 45 Years!

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Now here is some not so good news for the folks down under and Days of our Lives!  After 45 years on the air in Australia having debuted there in 1968, Channel Nine is discontinuing airing episodes of DAYS and will air its final episode on April 26th.

According to Australia’s TV Tonight a network spokesperson said, “Nine is revamping the timeslot. We made a commercial decision not to renew Days Of Our Lives.”  However, last week DAYS ratings were up in Australia, averaging 126,000 viewers and beating TEN’s Ready Steady Cook (124,000) and Seven’s Dr. Oz (118,000). It ranked second the week before.

This isn’t the first time Nine has dropped a Sony soap, either!  In 2007 Nine dropped The Young and the Restless after 31 years for the short-lived panel show The Catch-Up. Fans flooded Nine’s online forums at the time. Foxtel wasted no time in snapping up the show, which now airs on Arena.

Let it also be known that DAYS in Australia is at least a year and half behind on U.S. episodes, as it gets pushed back each year for Cricket season televised games by the television network.

Looks like Australia is getting a bad case of the cancellation soap flu!   Why are the American soaps not captivating foreign audiences anymore, unless it’s The Bold and the Beautiful?   Why do you think the Australian market lost interest in DAYS?  Weigh-in!

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  1. su0000 says:

    Perhaps Sony has intentions to putting the soap on-line..
    The networks are struggling trying to compete with the internet and Netflix, HuLu Plus, Amazon and the TV internet streaming devices, that people are using to watch most of their TV shows, now days..

    There are the networks CBS and FOX who now are thinking of ”charging’ to watch their networks shows..
    things are rapidly changing for media viewing..
    Network TV is failing/can not compete. ..

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    Vicsze replied

    This doesn’t apply to anyone that lives outside of the USA, as none of the above are able to be accessed outsiside of Nth America.

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    Such is life replied

    Get this show back on now Or I’ll chop of cancels

  2. Natalie says:

    I can tell you why as an Australian with many friends who watch it. Channel 9 have dropped it to play sports over summer to the point we are once again about 2years behind. SO we have only recently aired and gotten rid of Carly Manning. Everyone I know said what they did to Bo & Hope (who had a HUGE following here) was disgusting and they stopped watching and never returned.

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    Sarah replied

    I’d still be watching if they genuinely made good on opportunities like Carly coming back to mess with Bo and Hope. I’m not shocked this show is missing the mark both with audiences in Australia and if we are honest in the US too. They are too fixated on old news couples. The show lacks punch and creativity. It all takes a backseat to baseless historically driven drivel.

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  3. Bec says:

    Michael, unfortunately here for a soap to work it seems to have to named Home & Away. This seems to be the only soap Australians will watch. It also doesn’t help that we are back to being over a year behind due to ch9 yanking Days off the air everytime a sporting event occurs. Over summer Days is lucky to air once a week while the cricket is on.

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  4. KateK says:

    Its already been said that one of the major networks is thinking of going to cable. So, this does not surprise me.

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  5. Vicci says:

    I think it’s mainly the storylines. I am from Australia and have watched Y&R and used to watch Days for years until the storylines went pearshaped with the possession of Marlena and all sorts of weird ones. Have to say that I still watch Y&R but stopped watching Days.

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  6. Jolene says:

    A show that has been on tv for 45 years must be popular. What a joke to can a show watched by so many viewers. Shame on channel 9.

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    Carolyn replied

    I agree. Can’t believe they did that to us :(

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    Marion replied

    I live a country area where we have very poor radio reception so have been watching days for 30 years and I like it, channel 9 what are you going to put on to replace it – not a thing so far!!!!!!!
    VERY UNFAIR CHANNEL 9!!!!!!!!!

  7. Barbara Golding says:

    channel nine is useless watching DOOL is the only reason i bother turning the television on here during the day, hopefully another channel will pick up the soap, we love it in Australia, in the meantime i can now be freed from watching the endless commercials for funerals and life assurance that we are inflicted with on day time TV.

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    rhonda osborne replied

    I also agree there will be no reason for me to ever switch onto channel 9 again ,I have watched days since day 1 and that is the ONLY day time tele i ever watch these days ,once again channel 9 has ignored the viewers and just dumped a show that is popular here

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    Barbara Golding replied

    Write to Channel 9 Executive Channel 9 David Ginger and let him know of our displeasure about their programming decisions and the comments about Channel 9 being a blokey station is right, HOW MANY WOMEN ARE ON THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

    Marion replied

    The only other program I watch on channel 9 is the voice. good bye channel 9

    Robyn replied

    Refuse to watch Nine anymore as I have been watching days for 45 years and loved the show. Stick the sports programs.. come on how much cricket can one person watch and it runs all day.. sorry nine but you have lost me.

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  8. jimh says:

    Maybe this is where Brian Frons now works? lol

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    Lawrence replied

    Lol

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  9. Sam says:

    I have been following days of our lives on and off since I was in high school back in the 80′s. I am disappointed its being cancelled, there’s absolutely mouthing worth watching at that time slot. I was so disappointed when young and the restless was cancelled a couple of years back, now days of our lives. Channel 9 is making lots of silly decisions, what do we housewives watch while having lunch for that half hour or so until we pick up our kids from school

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  10. Brett says:

    We have exactly the same issue in the UK, All the US soaps were treated like crap in England and then just cancelled with no consideration for the fans at all.

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  11. Julie says:

    I understand that they want the timeslot, no doubt for age old repeats. Why not show it at another time, even if it was on at 2 in the morning. What is the problem, you have three stations to put it on. Very poor decision channel 9, not everyone has paid TV. Looks like less and less viewing of CHANNEL NINE. You should be ashamed…

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    Carolyn replied

    Yer bloody idiots

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    paula healey replied

    Couldn’t agree more , wih all the new usless channels , they could put it on one of them and that way we wouldn’t have to miss it through the summer.
    Just because the story has been a bit off lately doesn’t mean we stop watching, we all know it has to improve as the story changes from time to time.Disgusting decision.

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  12. Julie Gray says:

    Put it on another time, you have three stations to use. Very poor decision

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  13. Mary SF says:

    Thanks to all you folks Down Under giving your opinion on the matter. You guys know the situation better than we do here. But networks there sound a lot like networks here. The suits don’t put on shows people want to watch, but try to get us to watch the shows they think we should want to watch. I guess they will all have to get new jobs when network television becomes extinct, which should be in the next ten years or less.

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  14. Joshua says:

    Australia gave us the beautiful “Prisoner: Cell Block H.”

    We gave them the crappalicious “Days of Our Lives.”

    Just doesn’t seem fair. The Aussies are better off without “Days.”

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    suzanne williams replied

    You speak for yourself ,we don’t all think like you .!1

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  15. Dmitri says:

    It will probably come on another channel like Y&R did. Days is terrible anyways now.

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  16. Vicsze says:

    Channel dumped Y&R a few years ago & Foxtel picked it up, so maybe Foxtel will pick up DOOL too?
    Unfortunately in Australia episodes of Y&R are about 9 months behind & I think that DOOL are about 6 months behind, so what happens here is that we have to scour the Internet to try to source up to date episodes that are posted by wonderful people who are dedicated to bring fans who live outside of Nth America episodes of our favourite shows.

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  17. Patrick says:

    My “DAYS” soapbox is drained….

    sapped of all energy… to champion much more…..

    near bereft – idleless –

    then Rafe came to mind….

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  18. other channel says:

    The cricket certainly robs time for DOOL. But with digital TV each channel has more than one to transmit on. So why can’t the show be on one while cricket is on the other? It doesn’t make sense to have excess transmisssion ability but not use it wisely.

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    Barbara Turner replied

    I just hope foxtel picks it up it,s been good lately shame on channel 9:-(

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  19. danny says:

    I am really pissed off with channel 9.i have been watching dool for 26 years.how am I going to watch it now.what show are they going to replace it with? I hope channel 9 loses more money.please channel 7 or 10 take on dool.

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  20. OzDaysFan says:

    Channel Nine failed Days of our Lives fans year after year by preempting it to telecast cricket. Days of our Lives became ridiculously outdated at one point being over 4 years behind US episodes.

    They did a catch-up where a summary of the those 4 years was telecast and episodes fast forwarded so that we were only 3 -6 months behind US episodes. Then despite having access to multiple channels to broadcast on, Channel 9 continued on the same path. Each summer we fell another 3 months behind. I believe we are currently 15 months behind US episodes.

    During this same time period, technology has offered television viewers other alternatives. If our television broadcasters couldn’t provide up to date content then tech savvy consumers would find it elsewhere.

    Meet YouTube, TV.com, Hulu , iTunes and the US network sites. My computer or iPad and smartphone have access to better content than the TV that sits in my Australian living room.

    Sad. Very sad.

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    Lydia replied

    I have been a Days watcher for over 20 years (now aged 45), and am a third generation fan in my family. Channel nine has always shown disrespect to the DOOL watchers every cricket season. It always seemed lame to me to replace DOOL with cricket in what is obviously a traditionally female viewing timeslot …and now they decide to take it off air permanently, without consulting their viewers.
    (Interestingly they have replaced it with House Husbands, which is in my opinion a male oriented soap too.) They could just have easily shifted it to another time or better yet channel so that cricket didn’t interfere with it again. Needless to say that I only watch channel nine for The Voice and Big Bang Theory now (so once this season of The Voice is over one show one slot per week). Hardly worth it as I have Big Bang on DVD now.

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  21. Patrick says:

    #1. I HOPE Australia – finds another home. Days of our lives…. i’ve lived with for so long… I can’t give up.

    2nd…. HOT PIC… of John & Marlena…. above.

    cute! Handsome! Classic…. she reels chic and kept up! Drake…. What a Handsome Man! kinda reminds me of Michael Mulhaney…. ie: Adam, Y&R.

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  22. John says:

    Blame the Channel 9 programming director. Michael Healy. He’s an idiot, and hopefully
    jobless shortly.

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  23. mary says:

    Now if they would drop it on US that would be great tired of people trying to cram things at me as if all people want to see guys kissing. And people who have treated a person horribly gets that person to fall in love with them…get real. And please do have Jennifer trot off to London. That character is a bore…and Daniel and she have no chemistry.

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    jane constant replied

    If you hate it so much…. Why are you watching it? Hypocrite!

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    suzanne williams replied

    I think all the characters had their own part,and all did well,bring it backChannel 9 you have made the biggest mistake ever.!!

  24. Coral says:

    How about thinking of all the oldies who live their lives through these characters. I suppose it will be replaced by some short lived reality rubbish. If people have watched a show for 45 years wether it’s behind 18 months or not they want to watch it. Come on 9 keep it!!!!!!!!!

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    Coral replied

    Most oldies & those on pensions can’t afford Foxtel!!

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    Lyn Robeson replied

    I am a pensioner Coral, and I also have Foxtel, but I cannot afford to pay the extra it will take to watch DOOL if Foxtel picks it up….

    Lorraine Martret replied

    I have been watching it for 44 years. I hope it gets picked up soon so we don’t have to miss any more when it finishes on Friday 26th.

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  25. Jo says:

    Although I am not a constant viewer of DAYS I do know a lot of people who are, because they spend most of thier days at home. As has been stated online DAYS have been part of many people’s lives for years and years. To callously just stop showing the program with out a thought for the thousands of viewers who have watched DAYS for so many years shows quite clearly why your ratings are not up where they used to be and I have absolutely no doubt that channel nines ratings are about to go down quite considerably. The fact that the show is still being shown, and is continuing to be made after all these years makes your decision to drop DAYS totally ridiculous ..

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    Lydia replied

    Hear hear!!! Especially when the Australian dollar is doing so well…it is cheaper to buy the show now than it has ever been, so no excuses on the ‘financial decision’ front.

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  26. franz chong says:

    Nine is a disgrace.I wonder what the Ghost of Kerry Packer would have to say about this decision.

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  27. Lyn Robeson says:

    Well that’s it..The only show I watch during the day and have done since the onset…How could channel 9 stop this show and again in the middle of a storyline..Grrrr….I only hope someone picks it up as there are thousands of viewers feeling the same as me…No wonder Channel nine goes down in ratings.,..I missed out on Young and the Restless by this happening and at the time could not afford to pay extra on Foxtel to watch it..CHANNEL 9, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES….WHY CAN’T GEM OR GO HAVE IT ON THEIR CHANNEL INSTEAD OF THOSE OLD CRAP SHOWS DURING THE DAY…

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  28. Lyn Robeson says:

    Channel 9 takes off DOOL that we all love to watch and they keep Sam Newman….Get your priorities right for once…We all want to keep watching DOOL and I know of many people all over Australia including me who will not watch the Footy Show because of Sam Newman…

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  29. Tess says:

    I’m disgusted with channel 9, my mum has been watching this show since it started on Aussie tv. We know dozens of devoted fans even though the storylines can be a bit ridiculous at times, it is still an escape for a lot of people and with the good ratings that it still gets, I can’t understand this decision. Haven’t channel 9 learnt anything from the outrage they caused when they cancelled Y&R? We have been watching channel 7 more and more and we will definitely be giving channel 9 and whatever show they replace DOOL with, the big flick. Whoever made this decision should be sacked just like they got rid of Eddie McGuire when he got rid of Y&R!

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  30. Dawn says:

    So WIN tv (our equivalent of Nine) are putting on the first series of House Husbands in DOOL’s spot – ridiculous, I thought they were going for a new lineup – must be a new line up of RERUNS!

    I hope Foxtel pick it up too, run some marathons, and we’ll soon catch up to the US.

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    Marion replied

    I would be tempted to get foxtel if they pick up days

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  31. Rosaria Russo says:

    I am disgusted with Channel 9 – I have been watching the show since 1987 – and my mum longer than me. Channel 9 didn’t do the show any justice as it always ran the cricket instead (in the cricket season) – but to axe it completely ! – They should be ashamed of themselves. If goes to Foxtel will have to go to the expense of connecting it.

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  32. janice woodward says:

    As an ardent viewer of days of our lives since 1968,I want to know why it cant be shown (same time if possible) on gem or go….why cancel !!!! theres a lot of unhappy people out there…..

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  33. D Harvey says:

    Discusting channel 9… Alot of people do watch the show. You will lose more ratings now.

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  34. D Harvey says:

    Every one will be watching Dr Oz on channel 7 now.

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  35. Aaron Harvey says:

    Viewer for over 28 years why take days of air thats a fact!!! we should all write to channel nine cmon guys and gals!!

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    Lydia replied

    And you do have to write (snail mail)…so antiquated…probably because they know they would be absolutely inundated by emails of complaint about this decision. To me this smacks of disrespect to the viewers, both from the decision to take a show off air without adequate reason and when it was still rating well and then to make it so difficult to voice a complaint. Clearly they do not want feedback. But clearly they need it!

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  36. Aaron Harvey says:

    could it also be a publicity mmmm

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  37. jane constant says:

    I left a message on Channel 9′s Facebook page, telling them if they didn’t move DOOL to GEM, I would boycott 9 and suggest to every DOOL fan I can find, to do the same. We can’t all afford pay tv. What about the old folk who’ve watched it for 45 years. They LIVE for it! Maybe some will die without it!

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    Marion replied

    I know people who have watch days from the very first episode = how can channel 9 do this to their valued viewers?

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  38. Nelson says:

    days of our lives is the best show and it better come on again or I’m calling the stupid channel of the TV!!

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    Singing mouse replied

    I agree with you Nelson!!

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  39. Andrea says:

    I agree with all other fan comments. This was the only show on 9 that I watched. We can only watch a repeat so many times and that is what 9 is now, on all their channels. REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT! Why just cancel it??? At least if they’d moved to another nine channel it wouldn’t have been interupted by sport or whatever else!!
    It’s no wonder ch. 7 is on top, they’re the only one with lots of different shows & nine is losing patrons. WAKE UP!!!! & give us back DOOL

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  40. Rach says:

    so where can we watch it now all streaming videos are broadcast only in America its hardly fair. it was the highlight of my day to watch that, you could escape into another world for an hour before the kids came home from school.

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  41. ursula says:

    Congratultions to channel nine, you get people hooked on programmes and then to cancel them after so many years. Being a pensioner I can not afford Foxtel.

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  42. Diana says:

    I have watched Days of Our lives from the start, before I was married and all those years, since. It was always the bright spot to look forward to in my day. I knew the characters in the ‘spring’ of my life to the ‘winter’ of my life. They are all like family to me. Now, out of the blue; no more.
    After 45 years, they are gone- just like that! No apologies. No closure. To-day I am bereft, lost without them, and knowing what will become of them all. I miss them so, on this first day without them.
    To-day is bleak . I am devastated! Please HELP!
    Please tell me how I can view where we were up to, in Australia, in Days of Our Lives. This goes for my sister in law and so many other loyal Australian fans who are still “in shock” !
    Diana
    Moruya
    NSW Australia

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    Shayne replied

    Diana, like you I was devastated after45 years of watching to find it gone! I’ve had enough of Channel 9 and of free to air tv all round. You’ll be happy to know you can watch DOOL on you tube!!!!

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  43. phoebe says:

    I have been watching this show since I was in high school in the 70′s and have recorded it when at work to watch later. My kids have grown up with it on as a daily show and now we have the timeslot filled with re-runs of evening shows that we have already watched the week before. What the!!!! I’m fed up with not being able to watch my fav shows as they get axed and there is no respect shown to viewers by 9 as there wasn’t even any announcement or warning! SHAME

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    Lucie replied

    I agree with you Phoebe, shame on Channel nine. Days of our lives is popular with the young and old. I refuse to watch Channel nine between 12 and 2pm and especially House Husbands, no thanks!!!

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    D Harvey replied

    me too!!!!

  44. Lou Stevens says:

    Shame on you Channel Nine, it’s a popular show with the young and old. I don’t watch Channel Nine between 12 and 2pm anymore. I will not be duped in to watching House Husbands, with all their old weathered faces yuk. Honestly your’re stupid

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  45. Mim says:

    Let common sense prevail. We deserve better. Put DOOL on GEM. what have you got to lose …only more viewers if you don’t reschedule this on digital!

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  46. karen says:

    what a joke with all these new channel on free to air ,why can’t days of our lives go on one of those it disgusting i have been watching this show for ages since i was a kid . put days back on tv win

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  47. stephanie merazzi says:

    I have followed Days since 1986 was my favourite soap nine have no respect for fans we always miss out on seeing it in summer because of sports they cut 4 years of episodes in 2004 and right in middle of storyline the writing was on wall when they axed Young and Restless they could put in on Gem or Go what do they replace it with old episodes of House Husbands sad Bo and Hope fan shame on you nine i hope your ratings go down now

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  48. Pepi Pearce says:

    Absolutely disgusted, Iove my Dool fix & tape it every day. Have been watching it for close to 40 yrs. Love all the characters & especially loved watching Alison Sweeney grow up on the show. Like prior comments, don’t know why you can’t show it on Gem or Go. I unlike many other people, don’t have pay tv & was just as infuriated when YTR was axed. Hope you will LISTEN TO THE FANS channel 9 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. Jenifer says:

    Shame on NINE-
    they’re dumping iDOOL because of the gay characters no doubt-
    SHAME!

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  50. sue says:

    Cannot believe win television has dumped Days….not be watching the crap that is on there now instead, very dissappointed I have been a fan for over 30 years.

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  51. Sarah says:

    RUDE!!

    I’m 24 and I’ve grown up on this show. I’m so mad lmao. EJAMI, Shaun/Phillip & Belle…Chloe & Brady/Daniel/Phillip…Sami and her many men lol. You know that episode of The Big Bang Theory and Sheldon is livid that his favourite show was cancelled on a cliffhanger and Amy puts him through treatment and Sheldon responds that he wants to rip off his skin into Sheldon confetti… THIS IS ME RIGHT NOW.

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  52. Lorraine says:

    Why would you axe a show that has been on for years and everyone enjoys it . I am not happy

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  53. Jodie says:

    I think it totally stinks that you have axed Days. Now putting House Husband repeats on. What the????? I have watched this show for a good 20 years and have to say u suck for cancelling it : P !!!

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  54. stella says:

    I think that is wrong that nine has axed days off the air, I also have been watching this show for many years, whats the world coming to, there are to many reality shows. and repeats, I can’t believe this is happened again, young and the restless and now days, this is totally crap.

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  55. suzanne williams says:

    I cannot believe Days of our Lives has been axed after 45 years,this soap has been viewed religously by my family for the majority of those years.The soap had fondly become a part fo our daily life and if things were not running smoothly,The Days episode for an hour while we had lunch surely took our minds off the problems.I am really upset to think this part of our lives is no longer there and feeling empty as it was such a great soap for all those years,my children grew up withit.We had no idea days was being axed,we sat as normal to watch the days episode,not there,not the next day and noone has said a thing about it,i found out by asking my computer 20 minutes ago that Days had been axed.I for one will miss my Days very much and want it back please.The programme that has replaced it is utter rubbish and has nothing on Days.house husbands is a load of crap,old men running around like a lot of confused idiots.Bring Days back you always take what people enjoy themost.WHY!

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  56. Robyn says:

    I am so disappointed in channel 9. I have been watching ‘Days” for probably the whole 45 yrs. This was my sit and relax time before the kids came home. I think this is just a push to get more on foxtel. The ammount of repeats and stupid shows that are coming on free to air is just plain stupid……
    How about before axing shows, ask the public, what they want!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    suzanne williams replied

    Just as it was our time out to relax and take our minds off our day for an hour,they take everything people enjoy most,but don,t shock horror take off the cricket,tennis ,or football.So rude and typical.

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  57. jen says:

    How disappointing my mum used to watch, she would be on the lounge when i came home from school,
    then i found myself watching, sitting on the lounge when my kids came home. Well channel 9 youve lost
    this veiwer

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    V.S replied

    I’m with you Jen….I think channel 9 will loose a lot of veiwers…..

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  58. Carolyn says:

    So not fair, i looked forward to days of our lives each day now its gone just like that. What about all the followers? Idiots

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  59. V.S says:

    House Husbands repeats don’t work…not long ago sore these episodes….bring Days Of Our Lives back & I will watch Win TV…but at the moment PRIME is looking REAL good..

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    carmen replied

    I am so angry they have taken off days of our lives ,i use to get everything i had to do for the day done in the morning so i could sit down with my lunch and have my chill out time . My favourite was the young and the restless and was devestated when that dissapeared had been watching that since i was in high school use to race home just in time and like so many others could,nt really afford the extra money for another fox channel ,my mum also loved it and like alot of people in her age group dont even have fox ,so we all dealt with that and got to just enjoy dool and now they have taken that from us,why when so many people obviously enjoyed it and replaced it with house husbands ??? PLEASE well i wont be watching that, its rubbish in fact i wont be watching nine at all any more they have blown for me .

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  60. kerry says:

    I will never never watch channel nine again how dare they take days of our lives of the air i started watching it over 25 years ago and for them to just rip it away with no warning is terrible not just to me but to the millions of followers Australia wide.To some older people days is like their family and you just killed them off pfft you suck channel nine big time !!!!!!

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  61. ANNA says:

    CHANNEL NINE YOU HAVE A HAD CAPTIVE AUDIENCE FOR THIS PROGRAM FOR MANY YEARS, WHY NOT THINK ABOUT THE ELDERLY, WHO DON’T PARTICULARLY LIKE SPORTS, AND MODERN SHOWS, BUT, ASK ANY RETIREE, MALE OR FEMALE ABOUT DAYS, AND THEY WILL ALL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU BLOW BY BLOW DESCRIPTIONS ON WHO EVERYONE IS AND WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON, I KNOW A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WHO USED TO MAKE IT THEIR TIME OUT FOR THE DAY, THEY REVOLVED THEIR APPOINTMENTS AROUND THE SHOW. NOW ALL DISAPPOINTED, SHAME ON YOU CHANNEL NINE, FIRST YOU TOOK THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS AWAY AND NOW YOU’VE TAKEN DAYS.

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  62. Dani says:

    I am shattered !! Totally Shattered :”(
    I’ve been watching Days for 32years ! Nine says its revamping
    The time slot. All good but pleeeease play DOOLs early AM hours
    I don’t care what time they play Days as long as they play it!!
    Yes I hated summer, when channel nine
    Would broadcast cricket instead :( NOT ALL AUSSIES LIKE CRICKET !!

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  63. di says:

    I love days and now my days off dont seem to be what they used to be. will foxtell screen days of our lives like they do for young and restless? i sooo hope so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. Julie says:

    Can’t believe it about dool, they were my escape from reality, felt like l knew them personally, really hope someone is smart enough to take it on, as others said why couldn’t they change time slot to middle of night so we could tape it. or swap to go or gem whats the problem with that. Clearly channel nine don’t care about the public viewers, top dogs do whatever they like and trod on all the little people like we don’t matter, well we do and l hope your ratings for the 2pm timeslot is never the same and you regret your decision and realize what a huge mistake you made. l will never watch channel nine at 2pm ever again no matter what is on just on principle.

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  65. Doreen Kuszczakowski says:

    Bad move to axe Days of our Lives that was the only time I would sit and watch TV in the day time. The repeats of programs that has replaced it will not be watched by me or any other fans of this soap. Again bad move to the people who choose programs that go to air.

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  66. ann says:

    little regard for their viewers….will write channel 9 off

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  67. Merryl says:

    I am a pensioner who has been watching “Days of our lives” for 38 yrs. This is a disgrace channel 9. You have Gem and Go that you could have easily switched “Days” to. Like many others I cannot afford Foxtel. To replace it with re-runs is beyond me. You have just lost me as a viewer, I will be watching any other channel in the future

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  68. Merryl says:

    I would also like to add , channel 7 or channel 10 ….if you take up “Days of our lives” your ratings will go through the roof.

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  69. Anne says:

    Absolutely the worst thing ever Channel nine dropping Days Of Our Lives! I and many like me having been following it from the start! I hope Arena takes over!

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  70. Maria says:

    Just typical of Channel Nine, axe a favourite and in ts place but some crap show on. There is enough horrible shows on TV at the moment including Channel Nine and some of us were joyed when we were given more options to watch more Channels with free to air but I am one viewer that cannot to pay for Foxtel either. Bring back Days of Our Lives Channel Nine.

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  71. Edith says:

    This is so upsetting the only reason I found out because I goggled to find out if the show has taken a break, this was my time to watch Dool, I used to get everything done just to watch the show and if any chance I miss it I used to record. It’s unfair, I loved Young and Restless watch all the time when you guys axe all the favourite soaps and replace it with rubbish all your view ratings will go down the drain no wonder why I don’t watch channel 9 anymore. You’re disgrace to all soap worlds!!!!!! Very un happy :(

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  72. Rach says:

    A show that has been running for 45 years
    Aah I would say that is successful!!
    What are you doing, seriously!!

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  73. deb mcleod says:

    please will some TV network pick up ‘days of our lives” -very angry at channel 9.

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  74. Rita Mauri says:

    I don’t watch these soaps. .I work, but my mum does.She loves this show. .It is what makes her day.Channel nine the reason you are going to go down the tube is you have no idea what the general public want..After 45 years and still popular are you joking??? This will be a domino affect .All these disgruntled fans will boycott your station.They should, they have been loyal to you and they get this slap in the face.I hope another station picks it up.It would be a wise move.

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  75. Michelle says:

    I agree with these comments above, but more importantly respect peoples right to have their opinion and say it in a public forum. Can someone please forward this thread Channel 9, so they can see what people are saying. It MUST be shown to them how much it is AFFECTING THEIR REPUTATION

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  76. lulu says:

    bring back days my days are now boring there is something missing i grew up watching days,with my mum.i am devastated knowing never to see these people again.it has seen me through [4 boys 4 pregnancy] .

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  77. lulu says:

    yeh channel nine as if want cricket any way,. what about us mums and grand mothers. must be a male running the channel.

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  78. Crystal says:

    I’m probably going to kill myself now. Thanks very much channel nine, I hope you can live with this on your conscience!!!
    I have watched Dool for many many years, it was the highlight of my day. My life is over now.
    what were you thinking when you axed this show.!!!!
    I WILL NOT WATCH CHANNEL NINE EVER AGAIN FOR ANY REASON!
    BRING BACK DAYS !!!!! PLEASE.

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  79. Mim says:

    Just heard that Sony will be putting episodes of DOOL on crackle.com from June 17. Still not tv but better than nothing!

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  80. Trish says:

    The axing of Days was a mistake on so many levels – people have been watching that show for generations, my own kids were just getting into the show just as I watched it during school hols when I was a child. Shows like this, that have gone on for decades with the same characters and many times the same actors, come along once in a lifetime. They establish an intimacy and emotional connection with viewers that just doesn’t happen any more; a link to another time and place – it is contemptuous and beyond understanding that it was treated as only as a ‘commercial decision’. Channel nine you are beneath contempt for the way you took days off air with not so much as an explanation or a thank-you to loyal viewers . . . we will not forget this as easily as you have forgotten us . . . .

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