TEN has confirmed it is yanking The Biggest Loser: Transformed from its primetime schedule as from Monday following disappointing figures.
It will now screen at 1.00pm Monday to Thursday where it has been in replay.
Last night the show was fifth in its timeslot with figures this week as low as 254,000. At such dire numbers TEN was forced to act.
TEN Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey: “TEN has had a great track record in recent years in terms of successfully launching new formats and revitalising existing formats. Success stories have included The Bachelor Australia, The Bachelorette Australia, Australian Survivor, Gogglebox, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Family Feud and Shark Tank.
“Obviously we are disappointed that The Biggest Loser: Transformed did not resonate with viewers as strongly as we had hoped it would. We are proud of the show – which will move into TEN’s daytime schedule from Monday 3 April – and proud of the great work done by Shannan Ponton, Libby Babet, Fiona Falkiner and the contestants.”
From Monday TEN will screen:
Monday nights at 7.30pm: Modern Family (new and repeat episodes).
Tuesday nights at 7.30pm: Jamie Oliver’s Superfood Family Classics (repeat episodes).
Wednesday nights at 7.30pm: The Graham Norton Show (new episodes).
Thursday nights at 7.30pm: David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities (new episodes).
No word on other plans for Fridays where Graham Norton screens.