Seven drops The Super Switch to one night a week amid poor ratings

After just two nights on air, Seven has already made the decision to drop a night of The Super Switch.

The show, which was airing Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7:30pm, will now only air on Wednesday night. Next Tuesday will see a House Rules special air instead.

The Super Switch is a revamped version of Seven Year Switch which was based on an American format. It aired in 2016 and 2017 and saw four married couples switch partners to test their relationships.

At the upfronts in 2018, Seven announced The Super Switch, to be produced by Seven Studios, which would see six couples split and paired with strangers.

But the show hasn’t grabbed viewers like Seven hoped, and it premiered to just 308,000 metro viewers. The second night saw it climb slightly to 381,000, narrowly beating the ICC Cricket World Cup which aired on Nine’s multi-channel Gem to 380,000.

In 2016 The Seven Year Switch premiered to 858,000 metro viewers, while in 2017 that figure was down to 618,000 for season two.

Seven has struggled in the past with new show formats. The Single Wives didn’t make it past one season, Back with the Ex hasn’t had a new season announced, Dance Boss didn’t return in 2019 and Australian Spartan had a tough 2018 with a two-week break pushing it into non-ratings period.

Seven’s best-rating programs are often its long-running shows, including Seven News, Home and Away, and the AFL.


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