The Footy Show Axed After 25 Years On Air

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"The new show has not captured audiences in the way we had hoped."

The Footy Show, once Australia's most popular sports series, has officially been cancelled by Channel Nine.

Despite a recent revamp - to include new hosts and styles - the series couldn't claw back views, bringing in only 53,000 viewers in Melbourne on Thursday.

Nine's Melbourne managing director, Matt Scriven, delivered the news last night:

"I want to thank the current hosts, Anthony Lehmann, Neroli Meadows, Dylan Alcott, Brendan Fevola and Shane Crawford, the former hosts of The Footy Show, and the hard-working crew for their great contribution" he said in a statement.

"It is with regret that The Footy Show will no longer be produced. It has been a tough decision to end the program that has been such a trailblazer, but sadly the new show has not captured audiences in the way we had hoped."

The Footy Show first aired in 1994 and underwent a shake-up in 2019 in an attempt to reverse a ratings slide.

The new series lasted only eight episodes.

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