Could Channel Ten may axe I’m A Celebrity after record-low ratings


I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! crowned comedian Fiona Fiona O’Loughlin as the Queen Of The Jungle on Monday night.

But with a record-low amount of viewers tuning in for the grand finale, reports have suggested the South African-based show could be axed in 2019. 

According to Sydney Confidential, Channel Ten are considering the future of the series after its underwhelming run this year.

Jungle slump! Channel Ten is considering future of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after record-low ratings for grand finale could see the reality show axed

Jungle slump! Channel Ten is considering future of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after record-low ratings for grand finale could see the reality show axed

Jungle slump! Channel Ten is considering future of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after record-low ratings for grand finale could see the reality show axed

While the reality show’s premiere seemed promising in January with 1.274 million viewers, it quickly lost momentum over its 31-episode season.

The publication claimed Channel Ten were yet to sign on for another season after consisting underperforming in the ratings compared to its rivals Married At First Sight and My Kitchen Rules.

Nine’s controversial dating series has dominated the ratings this year, regularly ranking in top spot, while I’m A Celebrity often failed to crack the top five.

Are viewers tuning out? More than one million viewers tuned in for Casey Donovan being crowned the Queen of the Jungle last year, while Fiona's coronation recorded only 804,000

Are viewers tuning out? More than one million viewers tuned in for Casey Donovan being crowned the Queen of the Jungle last year, while Fiona's coronation recorded only 804,000

Are viewers tuning out? More than one million viewers tuned in for Casey Donovan being crowned the Queen of the Jungle last year, while Fiona’s coronation recorded only 804,000

The show slumped 18 per cent compared to last year’s successful season, which featured fan favourites Casey Donovan, Dane Swan, Kris Smith and Natalie Bassingthwaighte. 

More than one million viewers tuned in for Casey Donovan being crowned the Queen of the Jungle last year, while Fiona’s coronation recorded only 804,000.

Ten program chief Beverley McGarvey told the publication that Ten will give the show due diligence before deciding its future.

 Rival: Nine's controversial dating series Married At First Sight has dominated the ratings this year, regularly ranking in top spot, while I'm A Celebrity often failed to crack the top five

 Rival: Nine's controversial dating series Married At First Sight has dominated the ratings this year, regularly ranking in top spot, while I'm A Celebrity often failed to crack the top five

 Rival: Nine’s controversial dating series Married At First Sight has dominated the ratings this year, regularly ranking in top spot, while I’m A Celebrity often failed to crack the top five

It was the first season where celebrities chose to voluntarily withdraw themselves from the series, with tennis star Bernard Tomic leaving after three days and boxer Anthony Mundine after 11 nights in the camp.

Daily Mail Australia have reached out to Channel Ten for comment. 

Meanwhile, the network are set to launch a ratings hit later this month, with the anticipated arrival of the inaugural Bachelor In Paradise.

Coming soon! Meanwhile, the network are set to launch a ratings hit later this month, with the anticipated arrival of the inaugural Bachelor In Paradise

Coming soon! Meanwhile, the network are set to launch a ratings hit later this month, with the anticipated arrival of the inaugural Bachelor In Paradise

Coming soon! Meanwhile, the network are set to launch a ratings hit later this month, with the anticipated arrival of the inaugural Bachelor In Paradise

 





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