Monday, March 16, 2009

Countdown To Be Axed?

Countdown looks more and more likely to be axed as the long running Channel 4 show is booted out of it's Yorkshire home thanks to cuts made by ITV. The Yorkshire TV studios in Leeds are being closed down and many are being made redundant as filming moves to Manchester in the latest cost-cutting move.

Since new presenters Jeff Stelling and Rachel Riley took over from Des O'Conner and Carol Vorderman in January, viewing figures have failed to increase - now the show is often watched by less than a million viewers. The steady decline saw the show lose half their viewers since 2002 and Countdown's rating no longer appear in Channel 4's Top 10 like it did back in the days of Richard Whiteley.

Some now believe it is only a matter of time before the clock ticks one final time on this once popular TV show.

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