EXCLUSIVE: & # 39; They thought they would be as big as MAFS! & # 39; The Super Switch cast in & # 39; meltdown mode & # 39; after the show is bombed – and they blame Channel Seven for the poor ratings
It was touted as Australia's most daring social experiment.
But the MAFS-inspired reality series from Channel Seven has failed the Super Switch to deliver high ratings for the network – and the glorious cast is not happy with it.
& # 39; They expected the show to be as big as Married At First Sight, so when the ratings came, some of the cast members had a meltdown, & # 39; told a production source to Daily Mail Australia.
EXCLUSIVE: & # 39; When the ratings came, some of the cast members had a meltdown! & # 39; Cast members of The Super Switch are greatly disappointed by the poor reviews of the show
& # 39; It was a very rude awakening for some of them to see that they would not become famous or would get thousands of Instagram followers & # 39 ;, the source continued.
& # 39; A few of them were there for genuine reasons and wanted to use the show to work on their relationships, but the rest thought it would make them famous and lead to lucrative radio appearances and social media sign-ups. & # 39;
Channel Seven quickly pulled the plug of The Super Switch after it had delivered bad reviews in the air for the first two nights, with the network dropping the show from the 7:30 PM time slot and reducing it to just one episode a week.
& # 39; It was a very rude wake-up for some to see that they would not become famous or get thousands of Instagram followers & # 39 ;, a source told Daily Mail Australia.
After the relegation, one of the cast members was so angry that they wrote a long letter to Channel Seven who blamed the network for flopping the show.
& # 39; They said they wanted more screen time and complained that Seven hadn't promoted the show enough, & # 39; said the source.
& # 39; But Seven had billboards and advertisements everywhere and they stopped the show with TV spots – they couldn't have promoted The Super Switch if they tried. & # 39;
& # 39; They expected the show to be as big as Married At First Sight! & # 39; Many of The Super Switch stars expected the series to become a TV phenomenon, such as the MAFS from Channel Nine
Debt game! After the relegation, one of the cast members was so furious that they wrote a long letter to Channel Seven who blamed the network for flopping the show
Daily Mail Australia understands that Seven is about to broadcast two episodes of The Super Switch back-to-back every week in an attempt to pack the show earlier.
The network then shifts its focus to the next season of Bride and Prejudice, which was a huge hit last year, before the recovered version of Temptation Island was released.
The Super Switch, an updated version of the Seven Year Switch, saw troubled couples change partners in an effort to save their relationships.
& # 39; They thought the show would lead to thousands of followers of social media & # 39 ;: some cast members expected to become big Instagram stars, such as Jessika Power from Married At First Sight and Ali Oetjen from The Bachelorette
The series introduced a number of new elements, including MAFS-inspired & # 39; relationship experts & # 39; and dramatic dinners, but failed to hold viewers.
Some members of the cast already had a background in reality television, with Ben Lyall on The Bachelorette, while Marcus Weston had previously audited for Married At First Sight and The Bachelor.
The Super Switch returns to Channel Seven on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.
Not the first time! Ben Lyall of the Super Switch (photo) has previously played in The Ten Tenge on Channel Ten & # 39; s
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