Just one day after his season return, Nine has dumped Gordon Ramsay.
From next week Kitchen Nightmares is replaced by the return of RPA.
Last night the show attracted just 515,000 viewers. In Brisbane where the show didn’t air CSI: New York took 144,000 viewers – a timeslot total of 649,000.
It was thumped by the premiere of Life on Mars with 1.14m and Grey’s Anatomy on 1.08m.
Both Ramsay and CSI: NY have been removed by Nine effective immediately.
Just 12 months ago Gordon Ramsay was a hero of Nine’s, but played as many as three times a week has undermined his long term appeal to Aussie viewers. It has also been a show that put Nine in hot water with ACMA.
Earlier this week Nine Programmer Michael Healy was reported as saying Nine’s schedule was not packed with risky shows which would fall by the wayside quickly.
In the lead up to the start of ratings, Nine has lost four nights to Network TEN this week.