TEN is stepping up the number of Australian Survivor episodes from next week, adding an extra episode on Tuesday nights.
It will now screen 7:30pm Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
The move appears to be a plan to build the audience given the show has trailed The Block and Zumbo’s Just Desserts. While feedback has been strong for Survivor it has been softer in its numbers, with 784,000 its best figure so far.
But the move does bring it closer to a ‘stripped’ format, with Australian networks barely able to resist the ‘less is more’ approach of a weekly format.
It will also mean the show now finishes earlier in TEN’s annual schedule, leaving some premium slots to fill later in the year -no doubt some juggling going on as we speak.
As a result of the change, Modern Family (repeat) and Life in Pieces are currently out of Tuesdays.