On Friday night TEN’s Neighbours hit an alarming low figure of just 386,000 viewers.
The soap trailled Today Tonight on 1.1m viewers and A Current Affair‘s 897,a000.
Viewing numbers for TEN were down across the night with only a 15.8% network share.
Its top audience for the night was TEN News on 702,000 -even Junior MasterChef slumped to 657,000.
The switch-off is part of the reason TEN wants to address its 6-7pm hour in 2011. But part of the plan is for Neighbours to shift to ELEVEN as one of the flagship shows.
With figures like that it may have its work cut out. Regional Neighbours fans are also still waiting to learn if they will lose the show if ELEVEN isn’t transmitted in some rural areas.
Neighbours‘ top audience for the week was 590,000 on Monday.