It must be tricky to replace a beloved but declining prime-time TV show. You want to boost your ratings, but you don’t want to alienate the actually pretty large number of people still watching the show you want to replace. You want to keep those viewers and build, not lose them too. And there are all the wider issues of protecting the company brand, protecting it from employment litigation etc.
Fortunately TV3 has highly paid wealth-creating thought-leading executives like Mark Weldon and Julie Christie, who get paid the big dollars to carry out these tasks that appear so daunting to lesser beings. I don’t think they’ve quite nailed this, though, what with the nationwide outcry and viewer petitions and pending lawsuits and allegations of political interference and government cronyism. Only six-figure bonuses for them this year!