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  1. All 5star first look EPs above 400k in the latest Barb ratings. They were up here during lockdown too. Hopefully, if channel 5 do actually market the change and let people know where it is at 6:30 (everyone who has channel 5 also has access to 5 star) it could be over 600k. And as I've said there are adverts that make the show money over on 5star. (C5 have not played adverts during the 6pm showing for years now, just program trailers) 

    There is indeed method in the madness. 

    I do think 5star could run around a week behind aus accounting for the eractic  channel 7 schedule and it would greatly help. 


    I received my standard rubbish reply from C5 that didn't answer any of my questions lol

  2. 3 minutes ago, James Martin said:

    If 5* is outrating the C5 6pm then I guess it's a no brainer.  Furthermore, if you consider the popularity of Love Island as an example, are most of the audience going to be bothered about SD only?  I doubt it.  I'm at my dad's right now and he's watching the Ryder Cup on a 75in telly... in SD.  He doesn't notice the difference when I turn it over for him!

    I have access to RTÉ Two in HD so I'll personally seek it out there.

    But for most for HD you either need to be retired or unemployed!  Is the My5 version in HD these days?

    Yeah My5 is HD so it's not a big deal. It's the perception that others have of the show being moved that seems to be the biggest deal haha


    I have emailed channel 5 asking if they're going to be advertising the changes for Home and Away and not just neighbours and also if they would consider this as an opportunity to catch 5 star upto AUS pace. Let's see what **** and bull I get hahaha

  3. I think they're hoping to bolster the share of the lunchtime and the 5star first look (which by the way is basically the only thing that gets any viewers on 5star) especially now that Wentworth is ending. 

    Here are the top rated programmes on 5star week commencing 6th sept 


    1. Home and Away 389,568

    2. Home and Away 373,491

    3. Home and Away 364,900

    4. Home and Away 350.926

    5. Wentworth Prison 306,616

    6. Home and Away 290,447

    Next in line was a film at 168,000 


    So home and away doubles most other shows on 5star. And this is often higher than the 6pm repeat. 

    Really, they will be hoping they can push this 5star figure above 500,000 and rake more money in as there's 2 advert breaks on the first look showing. 



    Thinking about it, they could soften the blow for us here by announcing home and away will catch up with aus pace on 5star. Imagine that! 



  4. 3 minutes ago, Bri1231 said:

    Oh they will for sure have thought of that, with all those extra commercials. I wouldn't mind watching it on 5STAR but it is just for that exact reason, it's not in HD. 

    If they made it available on My5 right after at 7pm that would be fine as it's be in hd on there and I will just watch that. But you're not going to watch it in SD when you have an HD option elsewhere. That's my thoughts anyway haha

  5. I think they want more of us watching 5 star showing so we are exposed to all those blummin adverts. 🙄


    They're been trying to do it a while now. With all the messages on screen telling us first look is over on 5 star and the direct to camera shots of the cast telling us to switch over if we "can't wait to see what happens next"


    How do we lobby them for 5stsr in HD????? LOL

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  6. 5 minutes ago, ter06 said:

    I don’t think this will make any real difference. This was the third airing of the show, it was bound to rate lower. If anything, they should always have aired the premier at 6pm on the main channel.


    I am guessing H&A is 5Star’s highest rated show and this is only going to increase that and give it a higher audience share too. 

    Providing people know it's still on over on 5star yes. I suspect this will all happen over the winter break so it will return in January at lunchtime and on 5 star only. I guess time will tell, as will the figures! 

  7. It's very annoying that the 6pm slot will be gone that it's had all these years but hopefully it beefs up the audience on 5star. I think that's their plan. 


    Neighbours doesn't rate that better at teatime so it's not like they are replacing it with something that rates loads more. Just frustrating that home and away gets this treatment since neighbours arrived on the channel. Lol. 

    I just hope they put a lot of support and promo into letting the audience know how to find their evening fix of home and away. Should I hold my breath???

  8. On 05/09/2021 at 22:13, Chair said:

    I wasn't a regular viewer at the time but I remember Kylie Watson and Kimberley Cooper (I think in character) debriefed everyone on C5 Back to the Bay the day before it returned to remind viewers what was happening in Summer Bay.

    My grandfather was in hospital in July 2001 and I remember trying to get Home and Away on C5 on the hospital TV.  It was really grainy and practically impossible to hear.  Some days it was a completely fuzzy picture.  I don't miss those days!

    Ironically that programme you're talking about was called Back to the Bay 😊

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  9. 7 hours ago, Little bean said:

    The phone thing is bothering me. I seem to remember that Susie ran it over as she left but I can’t remember if she picked it up again after she did that?
    Did someone else in the bay stumble across it in the road and hang onto it just so they could plant it as evidence?
    If she picked it up then that raises the possibility that she was working with someone else and they turned on her. Unless of course she kept it for some reason and then her killer just happened to find it after bumping her off. Hmmm……

    It's bothering me too. I had assumed Johns texts he was receiving from "Susie" would've been from s different phone and number (as it wasn't a saved number in John's phone when we saw a shot of the screen). So the police would be trying to trace that phone surely? 

    But the phone that has been planted in Justin's car definitely looks like it's been run over....and in no fit state to be sending text messages 

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  10. So Kieran is back! I really enjoyed his first stint in the bay and all the drama he brought the stewarts. First glances look like he's going to use Roo as a shoehorn back into the family. Alf will be inevitably harder to crack when he and Martha return. 


    On 29/07/2021 at 21:45, amygeorgia said:

    I am loving Home and Away at the minute. It's brilliant and while she isn't everyone's cup of tea, I feel that Tori is playing a blinder. I love how she rowed in behind Leah against Justin and made sure Justin stayed the night in the cell. Hopefully the viewing figures are looking good. 

    Christian and his new outlook on life is fascinating as well. I am looking forward to seeing how it plays out with Rachel and Tori. I hope he will be in the show for a good while yet to really tease this out. 

    Loving Sienna too..for more reasons than one :D

    Edit: I was reading up about the gorgeous Emily Weir and IRL she had alcohol problems so this current storyline must be bringing back bad memories for her but it's why she is playing it so well IMO. 

    I have some friends who are casual viewers normally and they've been unable to look away, not missing an episode and not able to wait for the next one. The show is and has been on top of its game a while now IMO. It helps that the characters seem to be sticking around longer now.


    I thought Irene handled Cash with a lot of sass during her interview!!!! As she said, he had done his homework and dug up the Tommy saga, but there's a lot more he could've dug up! Including being in the line for other murders!! Her abuse, alcoholism....the list goes on. It's of course not pleasant for irene to be reminded and have all this dragged up but it would be good to see a bit of story there. No matter what Irene does or becomes she will never be able to shake off these things in her life, and she shouldn't! They brought her to where she is today.... A suspect in another murder 😂

    I'm very interested to find out what actually happened to Susie, how did she get on the water? What was she doing back in the area? How long was she here for? I do hope it gets explained properly

  11. 20 hours ago, amygeorgia said:

    I wish 5 would start updating the Home and Away UK FB page again. There has been nothing in over a year!

    I'm thinking of offering to do it for them. Social media is a big part of show like Home and Away to keep the audience engaged and it helps spread the word..... And it's free. Nuts

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  12. 18 minutes ago, James Martin said:

    How much would it be worth to ITV?  Or has a twice daily Aussie soap in daytime lost its appeal?

    I'm not sure anyone in their right mind would pay the 80k per episode that C5 have been paying these days. The profit on it would be marginal, And commercial TV is difficult enough as it is these days. Both Aussie soaps do well in the demos though so good at attracting advertisers that way.

    To compare, I've heard they pay 3million a year for Home and Away, that's just over 13k an episode and attracts an audience only a couple hundred thousand below neighbours, similar demographic etc. 

    Now if neighbours was pulling in 3 million every night that would be a different story. 

  13. Neighbours is sooooooooo expensive for C5. What they're paying for it, and the return they're probably getting these days don't weigh up. This is probably more telling of how the negotiations of the new contract is going behind the scenes. C5 will want to pay much less. As it stands the current contract is up at the end of the year. 

  14. 17 hours ago, James Martin said:

    Remember the show came to London when the show returned, including a cameo from Atomic Kitten.

    Those are still some of my favourite episodes to date. 

    Fisher was releasing his book about Byron and Marilyn was living here as a nanny, she snook into the book launch but he saw her and chased her through london and to the underground. Only they were on opposite platforms. She got on a train and told Donald not to follow her. 

    I think they hashed it all out in the end  but they were fab episodes. 

  15. 3 hours ago, homeandawayroxsomuch. said:

    So is there an actual problem with the 5* showing then?  I've noticed some big problems a couple of times in the past week or so which ended in me leaving watching early to get ready to go out because the picture and sound kept breaking up, but I thought that was my TV's problem (even though other channels were normal).

    No idea about a specific problem with 5star of late. 

    The main overall issue is that it is not in HD which Is just infuriating. I've noticed it's better on one of my TVs and dreadful on the other. 

    all the films and dramas they show on 5star too you'd think HD would be a must nowadays

  16. 24 minutes ago, James Martin said:

    I wouldn't be completely surprised if the evening showing gets dropped entirely if this goes through (and it's rare these things get refused) with Neighbours taking the 6pm slot.  H&A hasn't rated that well at teatime for a long time now and they've already experimented with going lunchtime-only during the start of the Pandemic.

    With Eggheads and Watercolour Challenge also joining the schedule I can't see where it can all fit in.

    I thought this initially however there's a couple of other things at play when you go a bit deeper.

    The 6pm showing is doing about 400k and. 6% share give or take which isn't as bad as we think. Neighbours at 5:30 is doing similar numbers (it gets most it's audience at lunchtime). Hollyoaks at 6:30 is also similar in numbers.

    There's another 300-400k watching home and away at 6:30 over on 5star so immediately you can double the 5 star showing by having no 6pm airing I guess. Added to the lunchtime figures and we ar rover a million.  However, after home and away the 6:30 news drops off to less than 200k and loses the momentum C5 has for rest of the evening. They've said they're making eggheads a one hour show so I can see that going at 7 perhaps? 

    The neighbours contract renewal with C5 expires at the end of 2021. Could something be afoot there?? It's very expensive! 

    I imagine a likely scenario is that neighbours will go to 6:30 in the view to boosting it more and then the channel can take a larger audience to 7pm. 

    I guess we will find out soon! 

  17. 4 hours ago, CaptainHulk said:

    Surprised Justin didn't turn Green, and Gorilla press Christian through that window!

    Now I feel like slapping Chloe. Again. And Again. That aside, The Truck take away the "Get Mac's Back Up" factor. I love the idea of an alternative place to grab a bite out of the Diner, Surf Club or Salt.

    Alf's not looking too Clever....

    Alf is looking Crook isn't he! He definitely needs a hand in that bait shop of his! 

    Justin should've absolutely drop kicked Christian, I know I would've if he was being like that with my sister and their impending wedding. Justin is only responding in such a strong way though due to his own self absorption and his addiction is getting the better of him. He needs to get that under control and thanks to Leah's discovery I feel like that MIGHT happen now maybe???? Or is it wishful thinking? Not sure Justin can admit his issues just yet

  18. Same I record the 6pm and get round to it at about 8pm normally. 

    Home and away has gone up against Hollyoaks in the past when channel 5 had football on and I don't think Hollyoaks is a big worry these days looking at the figures. 

    If they pushed home and away to 6:30 I do think that the first look should be stopped over on 5star so that the viewing figures are not split in half. It performs really well for 5star though and probably pays to keep the lights on! Haha

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