Despite changing the format of the show earlier this year in an effort to boost ratings, the show has struggled to keep up with Channel Seven show The Chase.
The Daily Telegraph reports the show’s attempt to rejig its format has ‘flopped - with network insiders confirming the changes are now unlikely to save the game show long term.’
The Chase, hosted by Andrew O’Keefe, has consistently beaten Hot Seat in ratings since February.
Media analyst Steve Allen told News Corp that viewers have become bored with the format.
‘It’s getting a bit long in the tooth when essentially it all revolves around the host and the prize money,’ he said.
Channel Nine are yet to comment on the future of Hot Seat.