Bumped: Kitchen Nightmares USA, CSI: NY.
Is Gordon Ramsay the victim of over-exposure? Nine moves swiftly on a series with undercooked returns.
Months ago he was the hottest thing on television, now he can’t get the figures and is replaced by a movie.
Nine was so unhappy with its 732,000 for the (fasttracked) series of Kitchen Nightmares USA on Monday that it is moving the reality series immediately. Next week (Wed Sept 17) it screens at 10pm, replacing a repeat of CSI: NY.
A new episode of CSI: NY planned for 9:30pm Monday is now out schedule too. Instead Nine will fill its Monday with a repeat of a 2003 Jack Nicholson movie, Something’s Got To Give. You would almost be right in thinking Nine is giving up the fight with City Homicide.
A week later on Monday Sept 22 Nine airs the 2005 Kurt Russell movie Poseidon followed by Sensing Murder.
On Wednesday Sept 24 Kitchen Nightmares airs at 9:30pm.
In the premiere episode this week Nine had considerably more censoring of the swearing Chef than usual. While it may have been affected by the challenges of fasttracking, Nine is aware that ACMA is still assessing complaints over the series.
Many will argue that Nine over saturated its schedule playing Gordon Ramsay up to 3 times a week, though it is also interesting to note that Seven’s Ugly Betty has also seen a fall from grace this year.
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