The future of long running reality series The Farmer Wants A Wife is in doubt as the show counts down to the finale of its eighth season.
The show, which debuted on Nine in 2007 sees six farmers choose from their personal group of three girls a potential love interest.
The show has had a successful run, producing more love stories (including contestants getting married and having children!) than the average dating show, and pulling in a popular fan base.
The show used to pull in more than a million viewers on a regular basis and even reached as high as 1.6m. However, despite a season chock full of twists, including the introduction of a fourth girl (chosen by the farmers’ families- a popular twist from last season), a makeover episode and the opportunity for all farmers to date all potential girls, viewing figures for the show have been modest at best, and have declined despite moving to a once-a-week showing.
Debuting at 0ver 900,000 viewers, the show has not managed to break the 800,000 viewer mark in some time. It has not been helped by Nine pushing back the start time of the show due to extended editions of Big Brother.
Nine have so far made no comment on the future of the show, and no casting call has yet been announced.
The Farmer Wants A Wife concludes tonight, 8.30PM, on Nine.