Channel TEN has moved on its under-performing new dating show, Taken Out.
It will move from 7pm to 6pm immediately, with Friends moving back to the 7:00 slot.
Taken Out has been on air for two weeks now, with disappointing figures. It premiered to 851,000 but dropped to 581,000 on Friday.
The show hosted by James Kerley pits 30 contestants for a date with one single, so far only girls have comprised the group. 30 guys will get their turn for a date with a single female next week.
Of most concern for TEN is that the show has lost viewers who have been watching Neighbours, which had a knock-on effect for other shows, including the debut of Bondi Rescue: Bali. Reviews for the show have been almost universally negative.
Moving the show to 6pm will take the heat off the show somewhat where it will hope to find a renewed following.
Meanwhile, TEN also has 130 episodes of Out of the Blue up its sleeve…