“Bye for now!” said host Simon Reeve as Seven’s game show Million Dollar Minute exiteed our screens yesterday.
There were no farewells or looking back on past winners as the show took its leave after 2 years on air.
But it did manage to give away $200,000 to its champion Michael Nunan.
Thankfully he opted not to play on for the $300,000 -surprisingly host Simon Reeve went through the motions of giving him the option. What if he had said ‘Yes?’
The show departs after Seven acknowledges it has not performed well enough against Hot Seat (last week averaging 470,000 viewers to Nine’s 587,000).
Over its 2 year run, originally launched with host Grant Denyer, $MDM only managed to give away its million dollar prize once, to Andrew Skarbek -something Hot Seat is yet to achieve- but there were 3 winners over $500,000.
Previous champ Brydon Coverdale will surface as The Shark in the replacement series The Chase, hosted by Andrew O’Keefe from 5pm on Monday.
Million Dollar Minute will now live on in Vietnam where a local version of the Seven-devised series is in production.