The Shire fizzling to a finish

By David Blight | 31 August 2012

Ten's declining program The Shire will come to an end in less than a fortnight, after dropping to ratings of 204,000 and airing for just nine episodes.

The program is set to conclude on Monday 10 September.

The controversial 'dramailiy' series, set in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney, was launched to much hype and fanfare, but has been on a downward spiral since its inception.

While the show launched in a prime time spot with viewers just shy of a million, it has since been moved around the schedule, finding itself in a later slot with only 204,000 viewers in its most recent episode.

The show will come to an end after just nine episodes.

A Ten spokesperson said: “The Shire was always intended to be a short run series and no fixed episode length had ever been confirmed.”

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