Sam I agree with you that 5m+ for drama is normally very good. But Itv were hoping for maybe 6m+ or 7m for Mr Selfidge because of the publicity it got. As for the NTAs, a 5.5million rating is fine, but questions need to be asked: why is it down 0.7million from last year and almost 2million from 3 years ago? Is this because the awards show isnt well produced, is it because people dont like the host, is it because people arent tuning into Itv anyway? Questions need to be answered and Pete Fincham will be investigating this as we speak.
I have come to accept the Chase is rating well, even if it gets beat by Pointless sometimes. So I wont be criticising it in a ratings crisis thread anymore.
Ok SamuelW. Last year on BBC 1 they had a program that got less then 4m. DIY SOS. Last night Africa got over 5m. The Competion was stronger this year then last year.