Embattled Channel 10 bumps dud reality series The Challenge to a later time slot after bad ratings

Embattled Channel 10 bumps dud reality series The Challenge to a later time slot after shocking ratings and a year of flops

Channel 10 has bumped reality series The Challenge to a later time slot of 8.30pm.

It comes as the embattled network has faced a pitiful year of dud TV shows which have failed to win over audiences. 

The Challenge brought in just 257,000 metro viewers when it premiered on November 14 in the prime time slot of 7.30pm, and it has continued to shed fans since. 

Channel 10 has bumped reality series The Challenge to a later time slot of 8.30pm. Pictured: The Challenge host Brihony Dawson

Channel 10 has bumped reality series The Challenge to a later time slot of 8.30pm. Pictured: The Challenge host Brihony Dawson

The show will now air on Mondays at 8.30pm. 

Based on a US format, The Challenge sees celebrities compete with athletes in a series of elimination games. 

Hosted by non-binary presenter Brihony Dawson, the program plummeted to a mere 136,000 fans in the major centres on Tuesday.

The new time slot begins next week with a double episode – the first week of the non-ratings period. 

A repeat double episode of 10’s reality hit Bondi Rescue is now scheduled for 7.30pm.

The Challenge brought in just 257,000 metro viewers when it premiered on November 14 in the prime time slot of 7.30pm, and it has continued to shed fans since

The Challenge brought in just 257,000 metro viewers when it premiered on November 14 in the prime time slot of 7.30pm, and it has continued to shed fans since 

This is the third major flop for the embattled network after reality shows The Real Love Boat and The Traitors tanked earlier this year.

It comes after the network was brutally mocked over its casting selection for the gruelling game show.

But viewers took to social media ahead of the premiere to savage the cast, after Channel 10 spruiked them as  ‘Australia’s most talked-about celebrities’.

‘Australia’s most talked-about celebs? Who are 95% of these people?’ one tweeted.

This is the third major flop for the embattled network after reality shows The Real Love Boat (pictured) and The Traitors tanked earlier this year

This is the third major flop for the embattled network after reality shows The Real Love Boat (pictured) and The Traitors tanked earlier this year

The cast for the series includes Bachelor rejects like Konrad Bień-Stephen, Megan Marx and Kiki Morris.

It’s been a year of disastrous year of non-starters as Channel 10, including 10 News First: Breakfast, which recently set a new record for the worst rating program in Australian TV history.

One time crowd-pleasers The Project, MasterChef and The Amazing Race Australia have also underperformed for the network.

The Real Love Boat sank after premiering to a pitiful metro audience of 215,000

The Real Love Boat sank after premiering to a pitiful metro audience of 215,000

Channel 10’s failure to attract viewers for its most-hyped shows will inevitably lead to a decline in market value, especially their ad revenue, say insiders.

The Real Love Boat premiered to just 215,000 metro viewers last month. 

Based on the 70s sitcom The Love Boat, the dating show eventually sunk in a matter of weeks, with one episode luring a mere 141,000 fans.

The Traitors continued the network's misfortunes. Premiering only two weeks after The Real Boat sank, the real-life mystery adventure managed to draw just 257,000 metro viewers for its debut

The Traitors continued the network’s misfortunes. Premiering only two weeks after The Real Boat sank, the real-life mystery adventure managed to draw just 257,000 metro viewers for its debut 

The Traitors continued the network’s misfortunes.

Premiering only two weeks after The Real Boat sank, the real-life mystery adventure managed to draw just 257,000 metro viewers for its debut. 

Viewers found ‘the traitors’ dressed up in robes and hooded masks unpalatable for dinner time viewing: ‘What is this cult sh*t? I’m scared,’ one person tweeted. 

Viewers mocked the Aussie version of The Traitors online calling the reality show: 'cult sh*t'

Viewers mocked the Aussie version of The Traitors online calling the reality show: ‘cult sh*t’

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