‘Australia’s Got Talent’ On To Its Last Season? Reality Show Haunted by low TV Ratings

Australia's Got Talent

The TV show Australia’s Got Talent last night got over 908,000 views. People were glued to their screen just to watch the sweet 14-year-old Fletcher Pilon be declared as the winner of the competition.

He sang a song he wrote for his late brother. The 14-year-old star was left astonished after being named as the winner of Australia’s Got Talent and was given a price money of $250,000 for his musical career.

“I’d just like to firstly thank my brother Banjo and my sister Gabby, my parents, family and friends and everyone who voted at home, the judges and the contestants,” he said. “It’s been such a great time being on the show,” according to Daily Mail.

Australia’s Got Talent lost to Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, which had 1.418 million metro viewers while the premiere of Ten’s “All Star Family Feud” had 648,000 viewers. My Kitchen Rules was the most watched show (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54), according to Mumbrella.

“Sunday night’s first instalment of the two-part AGT grand final attracted 575,000 five-city viewers, another record low audience for AGT in a season of record low audiences, and seems the death knell for the show,” reports News Au.

One of the insiders told News.au: “AGT was a bad choice. For more than five years Seven has opened the year with MKR, and it’s been unstoppable.”

Weekend program chief Andrew Backwell has said AGT “has performed below expectations” and “has probably been too passive in an extremely competitive environment.”

“Nine Network has suffered a major hit in the TV ratings war, having lost nearly 13 percent of the total prime time audience between 6 p.m.- 12 a.m. thanks to several flops, including the latest season of Farmer Wants A Wife,” reports Daily Mail.

While there is no update whether it will be back with a new season in 2017, one may wonder if the low ratings force producers to end the reality show.

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