A Network 10 spokesperson told TV Tonight, "Unfortunately Saturday Night Rove hasn’t resonated with viewers the way we had hoped, so Rove and 10 have made the decision to remove it from the schedule. Rove is a sensational entertainer and a close friend of 10, and we thank him for all his hard work, and all the laughs, on Saturday Night Rove."
Speaking to the publication, Rove said: "It was clear looking at the numbers that the audience we hoped would find a freewheeling live show on a Saturday night just weren’t there. We spoke with 10 today and we both called it.
"The opportunity to play live in front of Australia again was fun, no matter how brief, and I would like to thank my amazing co-stars, the behind the scenes team and everyone at 10 who got behindSaturday Night Rove."
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Prior to the airing of the pilot episode, Rove appeared to be aware of the challenges before him.
"Finding a way of getting people’s attention is the big one — there are so many options for an audience now," he told Hit TV.
"But not only is the audience fractured, within each household the audience is fractured. You could have each individual member of the house watching their individual program on a laptop or a tablet or a phone. So how do you get everyone in a household together to watch something?"
Rove McManus's show, Saturday Night Rove has been axed after just two episodes.