Seven is acting on its underperforming Seven News in Melbourne by trying to shore up its lead-in programmes.
From Monday The Price is Right moves to 3pm in the Melbourne market to be replaced by repeats of Victorian-based travel series Coxy’s Big Break, hosted by Geoff Cox. It remains at 5pm in all-other markets.
This week Seven News has rated 192,000 on Monday (its lowest since Xmas Day 2007), 245,000 on Tuesday and 235,000 on Wednesday while Nine has scored 350,000 / 413,000 / 365,000.
Around the rest of the country Seven News either wins or, as in Sydney, remains competitive.
There are also problems at 5:30pm with Hot Seat scoring 190,000 in Melbourne and Deal or No Deal on 105,000 yesterday .
Speculation about the future of Deal or No Deal continues with the show not rating a mention in Seven’s release of 2013 Programming highlights.