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Channel Seven's Between Two Worlds sees disappointing ratings

por Seymour Tremblay (2021-02-24)


Channel Seven's new drama, Between Two Worlds, has been moved to a later time slot due to disappointing ratings.

The series, which stars Hermoine Norris and Philip Quast, saw a measly 419,000 metro viewers tune in to its premiere last month - and its second episode saw viewing numbers whittle down to 279,000 viewers.

has now claimed the locally produced show's failing figures is a result of budget constraints and poor promotion, with a source telling the publication: 'It's almost as if the higher-ups want the show to fail.' 

Failing: Channel Seven's new drama, Between Two Worlds, has been moved to a later time slot due to disappointing ratings. Pictured: Hermoine Norris

Between Two World's second episode was entirely overshadowed by its rivals, including Channel Nine's 60 Minutes which bagged 662,000 viewers, and ABC's Vera, which boasted a whopping 637,000 viewers.

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Between Two World's third episode has now been pulled from its 8.30pm time slot to a new 10pm time slot on Sunday evening as a result of lacklustre figures. 

Speaking of the show's lack of promotion, the source elaborated: 'There was no prelaunch, no interviews, radio or print. You won't see the show promoted on Channel 7's social media.  

Low ratings: The series, which stars Hermoine Norris [pictured] and Philip Quast, saw a measly 419,000 metro viewers tune in to its premiere last month - and its second episode saw viewing numbers whittle down to 279,000 viewers

'Episode two was put up for streaming online when episode one aired which likely affected the ratings. There's been little explanation as to why this happened.'

Daily Mail Australia has contacted a representative for Channel Seven for further comment.

Between Two Worlds is produced by Bevan Lee, and was commissioned by the former CEO of Seven Network, Tim Worner, last year before James Warburton replaced him.

This comes after Channel Seven's show My Kitchen Rule suffered abysmal ratings earlier this year against its Channel Nine rival, Married At First Sight.

No promotion: The Daily Telegraph has now claimed the locally produced show's failing figures is a result of budget constraints and poor promotion, with a source telling the publication: 'It's almost as if the higher-ups want the show to fail'

MKR: The Rivals premiered to a record low 498,000 metro viewers in February failed to win over audiences during its latter episodes.

Likely, a second series of MKR scheduled to air later this year will not go ahead.

However, there has been some good news for Channel Seven, after the new season of Farmer Wants A Wife debuted to 908,000 viewers last month.

Bumped: Between Two World's third episode has now been pulled from its 8.30pm time wild zone slot to a new 10pm time slot on Sunday evening as a result of lacklustre figures