Didn’t the 2010 revival series of Hey Hey It’s Saturday get ratings around 700k or even lower towards the end?
Anyway, for what it’s worth I actually think that the concept of variety television (especially if it’s live) is still a good idea these days. It’s got to be better than yet another cooking/reno/talent show, right?
I also wouldn’t be terribly surprised if Nine decides to revisit the concept of variety television sometime in the short-medium future, especially with Seven supposed to be doing Sunday Night Takeaway (which I think is a variety format) sometime in 2016. But I think that Hey Hey It’s Saturday should stay as a part of history.