It may seem that the beginning panel show of Dastyari is doomed – but do not be surprised if it returns next year.
The show would never beat its established (and popular) rivals on ABC or the commercial networks. The biggest problem was the program that preceded at 20.00: Skit Happens .
On social media, the reaction to the sketch comedy was overwhelmingly negative.
This corresponds to his minute per minute. ratings. In the five major capitals Skit Happens started with 577,000 viewers. Ten minutes later, it had crashed to 338,000. By the end of the episode there were only 313,000 viewers in the city.
The disgrace ended with an audience of only 197,000 (Ten will not thank me for pointing it out). But Schande cast fewer viewers, and dropped by a smaller percentage than Skit Happens .
More encouraging, it enjoyed at least some praise on Twitter; a platform that is not known for its generosity.
Tien has not yet released the results of his viewing gagging, but on the TV-tonightblog, Schande is well ahead Skit Happens . At the time of writing almost 40 percent of the respondents said they would watch Disgrace again, while 21 percent said they would not. Compare this with Skit Happens : only 21 percent want to see more, while 59 percent do not. (Those who have "maybe" or "did not see" explain the excellent percentages.)
My guess is this: Shame will attract a larger catch-up audience and more viewers vote than Skit happens . It certainly makes a better chance of being converted into a complete series.
The rest of Ten's pilot shows will be broadcast this week: Drunk History (21.30pm Monday); Taboo (21:00 Tuesday); Kinne Tonight (Wednesday 9pm); Process by Kyle (8.30pm Thursday); Dave (Friday 8:30 pm) and Saturday evening (7:30 pm Saturday).
Loading  These are not the most glorious time slots available and it is unlikely that a certain pilot will go through the roof. Indeed, the mere existence of the pilot week reveals the extent of the struggle of Ten; a network with a full range of popular programs does not have to take such risks.
This also means that Ten has the least to lose. If it does this well – and do not get scared by & # 39; overnight-ratings & # 39; – it could change one of two of these shows into hits.
"We are delighted that we have kicked off the pilot week with some original entertainment and comedy, and appreciate the efforts of all our employees," said Ten & # 39; s program leader Beverley McGarvey.
"We will be reviewing a series of measures in the coming weeks before we make decisions about which pilots are giving a complete order.We look forward to sharing the rest of the shows with the audience and hearing their feedback."