Posted March 15, 2020 12:53:22Why is the ABC TV stand so big, and why does it always have to be full?
ABC Television has been at the forefront of the technology revolution for the past 40 years, but the platform’s popularity has continued to wane.
As the number of Australians watching TV continues to rise, so too does demand for new shows.
The new shows that are popping up are often critically acclaimed and highly anticipated, but a new generation of Australians aren’t buying into the ABC’s hype.
While the ABC has been the home of many successful shows for more than 40 years and boasts a number of hits including the popular The Big Bang Theory and The Neighbours, there are also many niche shows that ABC TV is not yet known for.ABC TV is one of these niche shows, but ABC TV presenter John Bower has seen his show fail to catch on, even though it has been shown on the TV screens of many of the country’s households.”ABC TV has never been the most popular channel, but it has really become popular,” Mr Bower said.
“The more I’ve looked at the ratings, the more I see that ABCTV is in trouble.”
If I had to pick one show to go back to and watch it over again, it would be The Neighbourhood.
“When I did it last year, I was really impressed with it, I thought it was the funniest sitcom on TV.”ABC TV ratings have fallen from 1.7 million viewers in 2010 to a little over 1 million viewers today, with ABC TV showing an average of 1.6 million viewers.
It’s not just the ABC that is struggling with ratings, but all Australian TV is struggling to make money, with many shows not getting a renewal at all.ABC News Breakfast has been unable to get a renewal for its popular daily radio show, and is also facing financial difficulties.ABC Radio One is also struggling to keep up with the demand for its news programs, with listenership falling by 15 per cent over the past year.ABC and The ABC declined to comment.