Ten pulls Changing Rooms from schedule

Changing Rooms has been pulled from Ten’s schedule with the show to be ‘rested’ until later in the year.

The program, with stars Natalie Bassingthwaite as host, features a group of couples who swap houses with family, friends and neighbours and decorate key rooms.

It originally premiered at 7:30pm on a Wednesday, but averaged just 204,000 metro viewers. The following evening, the number climbed to 298,000, but the show was quickly moved to Friday and Saturday nights.

On the following Friday and Saturday, the show pulled metro audiences of 196,000 and 135,000 respectively. It is not yet clear when the show will return to air.

A Network Ten spokesperson told Mumbrella: “Changing Rooms is a great production with a great host and great transformations. We will be bringing the show to audiences in a new timeslot which we will announce later this year.”

The show was the least successful premiere for Ten this year, when looking at OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

Dancing With The Stars premiered with 621,000 metro viewers, and Sunday Night Takeaway captured an average audience of 383,000. The most successful program to date was long-standing reality show, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, which pulled 1.098m metro viewers for opening night.

Ten’s decision to ‘rest’ the show comes three weeks after it cancelled its 6pm game show, Pointless.


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