BBC receive complaints after Tiger Woods coverage of 19th February
BBC News at Six and Ten, BBC One, 19 February 2010
Publication date: 23 February 2010
We received complaints that these bulletins led with the story of Tiger Woods' public apology following revelations about his private life.
The BBC's response
As the first sports personality to become a billionaire, Tiger Woods is a colossal figure in the sporting world and therefore of huge interest to many people. His highly unusual apology after his very public fall from grace is therefore, in our opinion, a big news story that warrants a prominent place in our bulletins. On that particular day we did not feel there was another story with bigger news impact. The public interest is illustrated by our website statistics, where the Tiger Woods story was the most read item with more than a million readers.