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Channel Seven axes prime-time reality show Ultimate Tag moving it to multi-channel

Channel Seven axes primetime reality show Ultimate Tag after it failed to find an audience – hitting a low of only 260,000 viewers on Monday night

Channel Seven’s new series Ultimate Tag has been dropped from the network’s line-up due to low ratings. 

TV Blackbox reported on Thursday that the reality series was dropped after only 260,000 viewers tuned in on Monday night.

The show, which was up against Oprah’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview and juggernaut Married At First Sight, did not fare well. 

Gone! Seven has axed reality show Ultimate Tag after it failed to find an audience hitting a low of only 260,000 viewers on Monday night. Pictured: Matt Shirvington and Abbey Gelmi.

The quirky reality show only managed to get 477,000 viewers when it premiered on Sunday night, with it being a disappointing result.

Tuesday once again failed to make much difference with the show only attracting 277,000 viewers with it not showing a significant jump. 

Channel Seven decided to move the show over to its multi-channel, 7flix from now on. The show reportedly cost $1 million per episode to produce. 

Oh no! The show, which was forced up again Oprah's Harry and Meghan interview and Married At First Sight, has failed to get an audience. It premiered to 477,000 viewers on Sunday

Oh no! The show, which was forced up again Oprah’s Harry and Meghan interview and Married At First Sight, has failed to get an audience. It premiered to 477,000 viewers on Sunday

The show was fronted by former Olympian Matt Shirvington and Abbey Gelmi.

In a report in The Daily Telegraph last month it was revealed that athletes who joined the series trained up to seven hours per day. 

‘Ultimate Tag is deadly serious for its stars, who train up to seven hours a day and risk serious injury,’ the publication reported.  

In July, a preview for the new series was uploaded to Channel Seven’s YouTube page asking for applicants.

‘It’s the game you played as a kid, but not like this,’ begins a voice over. 

The ad showed children laughing and chasing each other around a lawn.

Multi-channel: Channel Seven decided to move the show over to its multi-channel, 7flix. The show reportedly cost $1 million per episode to produce

Multi-channel: Channel Seven decided to move the show over to its multi-channel, 7flix. The show reportedly cost $1 million per episode to produce

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