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Old 30-08-2014, 15:10
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Fair point!

Although, as previously pointed out are afternoon shows & not peak time.
I still don't understand the mindset that 5pm is 'afternoon', because in broadcast it's usually referred to as "teatime".

Also, let's be honest, as good as they are, do we want gameshows everywhere in primetime? No.
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Old 30-08-2014, 15:14
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Reviving Through The Keyhole with Keith Lemon as host is one of the problems.
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Old 30-08-2014, 16:22
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DOND is abysmal, even ITV wouldn't go as far as to make a game show where there's no skill involved.
I must have dreamed Golden Balls.
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Old 30-08-2014, 16:53
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I must have dreamed Golden Balls.
At least with Golden Balls you had to be a convincing liar.
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Old 30-08-2014, 18:19
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At least with Golden Balls you had to be a convincing liar.
I forgot about Red or Black, which was the most mindless game show ever and proved to be a very expensive failure for ITV.
However, the ITV ratings crisis should be relieved tonight with the return of The X Factor. Also the autumn seems to be ITV's strongest period with new dramas, Downton, Celeb Jungle and The X Factor.
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Old 30-08-2014, 20:51
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The regular 13 to 16 million watching ITV1 at primetime is a thing of the past.

If what was broadcast in the 1970's and 1980"s was broadcast now they would get nowhere near the viewing figures they got way back then. Same with BBC1.
13 to 16 m watching tv in general is a thing of the past as well.
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Old 30-08-2014, 20:57
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I forgot about Red or Black, which was the most mindless game show ever and proved to be a very expensive failure for ITV.
However, the ITV ratings crisis should be relieved tonight with the return of The X Factor. Also the autumn seems to be ITV's strongest period with new dramas, Downton, Celeb Jungle and The X Factor.
it will boost the shares as we go into autumn and will help to improve the overall share for the year which has been pretty dire.

at the end of the day, the most important thing for itv is to keep the share holders happy and rich, as long as profits are up that is the most important thing. its a business, it's less about programme making and viewing figures.
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Old 31-08-2014, 18:19
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it will boost the shares as we go into autumn and will help to improve the overall share for the year which has been pretty dire.

at the end of the day, the most important thing for itv is to keep the share holders happy and rich, as long as profits are up that is the most important thing. its a business, it's less about programme making and viewing figures.
However, a string of poor ratings could hit ITV. A dire period in the noughties where trashy reality shows dominated the schedule nearly put ITV out of business. Also many of their hits are getting on now and should The X Factor start to tank, or a bad set of celebs on I'm A Celeb sees ratings plummet, then ITV could be in trouble. They really don't have much beyond six or seven programmes.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:22
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Itv 9pm ratings for this week:

Mon - 3.8m
Tue - 1.5m
Wed - 4.5m
Thu - 3.3m
Fri - 2.3m

Average - 3.1m

BBC One 9pm ratings

Mon - 5.3m
Tue - 4.7m
Wed - 8.3m
Thu - 4.1m
Fri - 2.6m

Average = 5.0m

BBC One wins the week in the high profile 9pm slot by 1.9m viewers.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:27
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Itv 9pm ratings for this week:

Mon - 3.8m
Tue - 1.5m
Wed - 4.5m
Thu - 3.3m
Fri - 2.3m

Average - 3.1m

BBC One 9pm ratings

Mon - 5.3m
Tue - 4.7m
Wed - 8.3m
Thu - 4.1m
Fri - 2.6m

Average = 5.0m

BBC One wins the week in the high profile 9pm slot by 1.9m viewers.
And a very well done for BBC One for that.
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