A HUGE prime-time BBC show is reportedly facing the ax as viewers ‘tune out’ after just two episodes.
The television company brought back the legendary reality show Survivor after a 20-year hiatus.
Big BBC primetime show faces the ax as viewers ‘tune out’ after just two episodes Credit: BBC
Beeb bosses are reportedly holding crisis talks as the Survivor reboot is poorly watched Credit: BBC
Now hosted by Joel Dommett, the rebooted series launched immediately after Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday.
Survivor sees 18 castaways head to the Dominican Republic for “the ultimate physical and mental game.”
Castaways are abandoned in a tropical location before being split into two tribes and forced to compete against each other for prizes or immunity from expulsion.
However, despite Strictly attracting a massive eight million viewers, many tuned out when Survivor started.
The Beeb deliberately crashed straight into the launch vehicle to prevent as many viewers as possible from transferring.
But only 2.6 million watched as the contestants began the grueling challenges.
The second episode, which aired on David Attenborough’s Planet Earth III show, attracted 2.3 million fans.
This has reportedly led BBC bosses into crisis talks over what to do with the show’s remaining 14 episodes.
A source told MailOnline: “It’s crazy. BBC One had a winning Saturday and Sunday night schedule that would surely see it through to Christmas – and panicked bosses simply tore it up to make way for a show that cost license payers so much money who could not afford to fail.
“It’s terrible news for the BBC, it’s an absolute disaster. It’s cost a fortune and it just doesn’t appeal to the masses – now there are conversations about what can be done to turn things around quickly.”
However, tonight’s statistics do not show the full picture as the consolidated viewership figures, which are released weekly, will result in an increase in viewership for Survivor.
An insider told The Sun: “In the world of on-demand viewing, programs are not judged solely on overnight performance, and the iPlayer figures are still to come.”
Survivor viewers tuned out the show and took to social media to claim it was ‘terrible’.
Survivor sees 18 castaways head to the Dominican Republic for ‘the ultimate physical and mental game’ Credit: BBC
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