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View Poll Results: What's your favourite Channel 5 programme?
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Old 21-05-2011, 14:24
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looking into reasons at why channel 5 is the least watched main channel out of the 5 main ones with an average audience share of 3.8-5%. Why do u think it is?
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Old 21-05-2011, 14:26
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Um.

Look at it.
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Old 21-05-2011, 14:27
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I used to watch all the CSIs and other US shows. Stopped watching when they started with those horrid Neighbours/Jumping Kangaroo strap ads spoiling my viewing. Never went back. If they are going to spoil shows like the Americans do, then may as well watch at US pace.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:15
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I think CSI takes up too much of the Channel's scheduling.

- Have a new talent show maybe or bring back Family Affairs or a primetime cooking show like Masterchef?
Any other ideas please give them
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:16
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[LIST][*]Because it's newest[*]Because it doesn't have universal coverage[*]Because it's sh!t[/LIST]
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:21
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My budgie loves Channel 5.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:38
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Should this be in the Broadcasting Forum?
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:39
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Because when it launched, for many, it was just another channel.

Unlike C4, which launched when everyone just had three channels.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:39
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It doesn't have one outstanding show that can draw millions to it( it seems to be like a dumping ground for shows well past their best like Big Brother). BBC One has Eastenders and Doctor Who as guaranteed hits, Channel 5 seems to go more for cult shows like NCIS. This explains why ratings are rarely higher than 5 per cent.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:41
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lol whoops im new to this
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:42
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looking into reasons at why channel 5 is the least watched main channel out of the 5 main ones with an average audience share of 3.8-5%. Why do u think it is?
Because it's rubbish?

I can't remember the last time there was anything on Channel 5 that I wanted to watch. It seems to be nothing but indistinguishable US crime shows.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:43
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Because it doesn't have the heritage of the other terrestrial channels, and because it has a lower programming budget.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:45
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Because it's rubbish?

I can't remember the last time there was anything on Channel 5 that I wanted to watch. It seems to be nothing but indistinguishable US crime shows.
Does that explain why Neighbours shed a couple of million viewers when it moved from BBC1? Does it explain why a major terrestrial film premiere might only get 2.5m on C5, when a similar title would get 6m on ITV1?
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:47
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Channel 5 now have rights to BIG brother, can somebody give an estimate of how many viewers this will rake in?
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:47
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lol whoops im new to this
If you use the red alert button on the left you can ask the mods to move it into the correct Forum. You will probably get better answers in that one. Up to you really.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:48
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Does that explain why Neighbours shed a couple of million viewers when it moved from BBC1? Does it explain why a major terrestrial film premiere might only get 2.5m on C5, when a similar title would get 6m on ITV1?
Possibly, though Neighbours ratings were in a big decline on BBC One anyway. However, except for the Daily Express which owns Channel 5, the television pages of the papers pay little attention to Channel 5 and also it came to the party late as Sky was well established when it opened.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:49
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looking into reasons at why channel 5 is the least watched main channel out of the 5 main ones with an average audience share of 3.8-5%. Why do u think it is?
They have a DOG, IPPs, credit squeezes and they split films with the news.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:51
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IIRC it didn't have Nationwide reach when it first started. Has it now got 100% coverage with all the various means of reception. Maybe that had some effect on viewer numbers? Just a thought.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:51
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Channel 5 now have rights to BIG brother, can somebody give an estimate of how many viewers this will rake in?
250,000 viewers.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:52
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They have a DOG, IPPs, credit squeezes and they split films with the news.
That's why I stopped watching the channel. Not because of the programmes on it. I don't know what it's like now because I've never been back.
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:53
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I see you are a half full kind of guy
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:55
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250k? No way im thinking more like 2.2-3.2 million
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Old 21-05-2011, 15:57
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Possibly, though Neighbours ratings were in a big decline on BBC One anyway. However, except for the Daily Express which owns Channel 5, the television pages of the papers pay little attention to Channel 5 and also it came to the party late as Sky was well established when it opened.
Yes, in part. But this lack of press attention is symptomatic of something larger - people just pay more attention to the biggest channels. It's not purely about a dearth of quality content, and anybody who claims that it is is massively oversimplifying the issue, either because they can't grasp the complexities or because they're trying to be funny on an internet message board.
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Old 21-05-2011, 16:02
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Yes, in part. But this lack of press attention is symptomatic of something larger - people just pay more attention to the biggest channels. It's not purely about a dearth of quality content, and anybody who claims that it is is massively oversimplifying the issue, either because they can't grasp the complexities or because they're trying to be funny on an internet message board.
It's not that Channel 5 is any worse than the big two stations, their imports and films are quite good, but they came to the party late and have never had a major ratings grabbing show. Many people just see it as another digital channel, while something like ITV1 has a long heritage and still has a large core audience.
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Old 21-05-2011, 16:03
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Channel 5 has a high number of excellent quality documentaries, films and drama, I can't understand why the ratings are so low. Many people are snobs I guess.
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