Ten’s dance competition show Everybody Dance Now has been cancelled after its last ditch reformat failed to bring in a bigger audience on Sunday.
No more episodes will air, with this Sunday’s episode dropped from the schedule.
This Sunday, the show rated just 385,000 down on the previous week’s.
The network has ruled out moving the FremantleMedia-made show to Ten’s digital channel Eleven. It was fronted by Sarah Murdoch and featured Kelly Rowland and Jason Derulo as team captains.
James Warburton, CEO of Ten, said in a statement: “As part of the renewal of Network Ten’s creative content, we are trying new formats and creating more programming options. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the Everybody Dance Now format right. Kelly, Jason and Sarah are fantastic presenters. Their professionalism and commitment to Everybody Dance Now was remarkable, and the many talented dancers on the show were amazing. Although we worked with FremantleMedia to reset the program, clearly it has not struck a chord with viewers.”
The show premiered with 598,000 on Sunday 12 August. It was the only episode to get above 400,000. Monday 13 saw a big drop to 304,000 up against Nine’s resurrection of Big Brother, while Tuesday 14 failed to recover, rating 324,000.
The results prompted Ten to reschedule, with the show due to only air on Sundays. However following last night’s ratings the show has been axed entirely.
Ten’s new Sunday line-up is as follows:
6.00pm – The Project
6.30pm – The Simpsons
7.00pm – Modern Family
8.00pm – Graham Norton Express
8.30pm – NCIS