This year of TV has been… pretty. Bad.

For Netflix and Stan, it’s been a ripper but for terrestrial, or normal, TV, there have been some amazing flops.

You may not have noticed it, but Channel Ten’s ‘Great Australian Spelling Bee’ has been dumped into Saturday evenings when TV viewing is at its lowest.

Steven Allen of Fusion Strategy told that ‘’It were dead and buried, there’s no question.’

The show has gone to Saturdays after it only pulled 283,000 on a peak Sunday night slot but Saturday. Now its just getting 160,000 viewers a week.

Other shows that are set to be axed include The Briefcase, which was described as ‘poverty porn’ and lost half its audience in the second episode and didn’t finish its run.

Channel 7’s Kiss Bang Love, which saw people kissing blindfolded is also going after it got slammed by viewers and had been described as ‘filler television.’


The major shock failure of the year was Channel 9’s Reno Rumble, which after just three weeks was moved to a 9 PM slot, with episodes doubling up to get the show finished as quickly as possible. It will now probably be axed alongside Australia’s Got Talent.

For Channel Ten, it looks like Shark Tank, despite low ratings, will be renewed and Offspring looks to still have some life in it.

This week, new shows are launched, and the networks will be back into battle mode, with Australian Survivor on Ten going head-to-head with The Block on Channel 9 and Zumbo’s Just Desserts on Seven.

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