The Weakest Link plummets in ratings as viewers reveal what annoys them most about the recently rebooted game show
Just a week after its premiere on Channel Nine, The Weakest Link continued to lose viewers.
According to a report by the Australian on Wednesday, the newly revived game show lost more than 123,000 in its second week.
The show’s second episode drew just 300,000 subway viewers across the country’s five major capitals.
Wrestling: The Weakest Link continued to lose viewers just a week after its Channel Nine premiere. Pictured, host Magda Szubanski
Tuesday’s episode failed to enter the top 20 of the evening’s shows, dropping to number 26.
All in all, The Weakest Link has lost 29 percent of its viewership since its May 25 premiere episode.
The show was originally scheduled to air on May 4, but was rescheduled for later in the month, with Channel Nine claiming a “tight production schedule” was the cause.
Down: According to a report from The Australian on Wednesday, the recently revived game show lost more than 123,000 in its second week
Comedy actress Magda Szubanski has taken on the presenter role in the rebooted series and has received a lot of criticism so far.
But the biggest problem for many viewers seems to be the echo sound effect that plays every time Magda, 60, says “The Weakest Link.”
“They could immediately make the Weakest Link better by dropping the horrible echo effect on Magda’s voice,” one disgruntled viewer tweeted.
Losing viewers: The show’s second episode brought in just 300,000 subway viewers in the country’s five major capitals
Sounds out: The biggest problem for many viewers seems to be the echo sound effect that plays every time Magda, 60, says ‘The Weakest Link’
“I love watching #theweakestlinkau, but is the echo necessary every time @MagdaSzubanski says ‘the weakest link’???” another complained.
One person wrote: ‘I hope the producers of #WeakestLinkAU have already figured out that they should delete the echo when Magda says ‘The Weakest Link’.
Other complaints about the show include its often chilling attempts at humor and the structure of the game itself.
“I love watching #theweakestlinkau, but is the echo necessary every time @MagdaSzubanski says ‘the weakest link’???” complained one viewer