My Kitchen Rules is AXED from Sunday evening and has been replaced by koala rescue documentary after record low ratings against Married At First Sight
This week Channel Seven has adjusted My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals from Sunday night’s programming.
As reported by TV Blackbox, the struggling cooking show will now be replaced by a ‘rushed’ documentary about koalas being saved during the recent bush-fire crisis.
It is the second time that MKR is dumped out of Sunday’s line-up after Channel Seven knocked out the show last weekend because of the Fire Broad Australia concert broadcast.
My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals is AXED from Sunday evening: Channel Seven will replace the cooking show flop this weekend with koala rescue documentary after weeks of record low reviews. Pictured: MKR jury members Pete Evans (left), Colin Fassnidge (center), Manu Feildel (right)
As a result of the change, MKR will broadcast three episodes instead of the usual four next week.
MKR’s Sunday episodes struggle to compete with people like Married At First Sight, Dancing With The Stars and I’m A Celebrity … Get me out of here! this month.
On Sunday, February 9, MKR dropped to 476,000 (five city metro) in the ratings, while MAFS stole the top position with a whopping 1,091,000.
Replace: the struggling cooking show will now be replaced by a ‘hasty’ documentary about koalas being saved during the recent bush-fire crisis
DWTS also met MKR that night and earned a solid 593,000.
On Sunday, February 2, MKR clocked in with just 498,000, while I’m A Celebrity (it’s the only competitor for the night) hit 803,000.
It comes after an insider on the network has told women’s Day that the days of MKR are numbered.
Out of the boil! It comes after a Seven insider Women’s Day said that My Kitchen Rules will soon be canceled. Pictured: MKR jury members Pete Evans (left) and Manu Feildel (right)
It is over! The reviews from MKR, which recently reached a record high against Married At First Sight, would be untenable and “push” seven executives to cancel it
Relief! MKR judge Manu Feildel (photo) apparently is offered other roles within the network because he ‘is worshiped there’
The assessments of MKR, which have recently fallen to a low point, would be untenable and “push” seven executives to cancel it.
A source told the magazine: “MKR is no longer safe. There are people in power who want to end the show forever. “
Judge Manu Feildel apparently is offered other roles within the network because he “is worshiped there.”
In the meantime, Colin Fassnidge is said to have the opportunity to pursue ‘passion projects’.
The fate of Pete Evans, whose views on health and conventional medicine have attracted controversy, is unknown.
No hope: meanwhile, fellow MKR judge Colin Fassnidge (photo) recently destroyed Seven’s management, saying that poor programming decisions had resulted in the show’s failure
Furious: “Not everyone is currently watching it, because there are a few people in Channel Seven who don’t know how to program!” Colin told Chris Smith of 2 GB