Well that didn’t take long…
Seven has reacted swiftly to the dismal reception for Australia Versus, moving it to 10:30pm after just one week.
In TV terms for a new local production, that is the equivalent of giving up any hope.
The show hosted by Tim Ross managed just 623,000 viewers on Tuesday night, despite the whopping lead-in of 1.8m viewers from Packed to the Rafters.
Yesterday some media were even asking if it was the “worst show ever.”
In its place Seven will play new episodes of Ghost Whisperer from next week.
The Apprentice (UK) will move to 11:30pm as a result.
Seven’s light entertainment year has been dogged by misfiring new formats with The White Room and The Bounce both removed off air.
In the case of Australia Versus, the show is produced by FremantleMedia Australia -but still Seven couldn’t find success.