TEN has pulled Young Talent Time from Sunday nights and bumped it to Friday nights at 7pm from Friday March 30th.
The move is a major blow to TEN’s Super Sunday and ambitions to revive the iconic talent show for a new generation.
The show’s ratings had slipped from its million plus debut, to 689,000. But significantly it was down in key demos. The show also had next to no lead-in from TEN’s insistence on a Sunday edition of The Project.
While the young talent has been solid, and host Rob Mills has received good reviews, it hasn’t been able to attract the kind of buzz afforded to Australia’s Got Talent. In an era of Reality-driven talent shows, having an optimistic family-friendly show has been a challenge.
David Mott, Chief Programming Officer, Network Ten, said; “As we move through the year we will continue to reinvigorate our Super Sunday line up and our move this weekend of The Biggest Loser
“We’ve built Friday nights for family-friendly entertainment, fun light programming and now the perfect for Young Talent Time as it heads into the big semi final and final weeks. The first Friday is a Michael Jackson special and audiences are going to love it.”
TV Tonight understands TEN has an option for three seasons of the talent show.