Seven has backflipped and ditched Semi-Final 2, due to air next Monday night.
Instead it is skipping straight to the Grand Final, by burying it at the low-rent time of 8:45pm Thursday May 16 in all markets.
Next Monday night Seven will air Dynamo: Magician Impossible at 7:30pm, but also has AFL in some markets.
Updated: Contestants Denise Drysdale, Nick Bracks, Adam Richard and Koby Abberton who were due to qualify in Semi-Final 2 will now dive at the beginning of the show before a Grand Final dive.
Last night the show averaged 821,000 down from its premiere of 1.31m viewers. It was trounced by The Voice on 1.96m viewers.
The show is still advertising audience tickets for Monday May 20 four days after its now-rescheduled Grand Final.
The last time I can remember a Reality show of this scale having such a major backflip was Nine dumping Excess Baggage onto GO! at the top of last year and TEN fiddling with the The Hothouse and axing The Resort without any finale.
Celebrity Splash will now go down as one of the year’s biggest blunders.
A Seven spokesperson said, “The four remaining contestants will compete in a Semi Final dive in the first portion of the show and we proceed straight into the Grand Final.”