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Old 15-09-2011, 20:30
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Any one know who gets the biggest ratings between 5pm-6pm. Is it ITV1 for The Chase as it starts at 5pm or is it BBC1 for Pointless from 5.15pm-6pm.

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Old 15-09-2011, 21:16
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Any one know who gets the biggest ratings between 5pm-6pm. Is it ITV1 for The Chase as it starts at 5pm or is it BBC1 for Pointless from 5.15pm-6pm.
They don't show the ratings for the 2 programs very often but when they do, Pointless normally wins!

The chase normally gets between 1.7million & 2.1 million

Pointless normally gets between 2.2million & 2.5 million
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Old 15-09-2011, 21:19
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Overnight ratings so far:

.....Pointless...The Chase...Difference
05/9...2.61m.....1.94m.......+35%
06/9...2.67m.....2.03m.......+32%
07/9...2.50m.....2.05m.......+22%
08/9...2.27m.....1.93m.......+18%
09/9...2.46m.....1.77m.......+39%
12/9...2.59m.....2.15m.......+20%
13/9...2.48m.....2.06m.......+20%
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Old 15-09-2011, 21:53
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Thanks for the info I just wondered.
Its Pointless I seem to watch the most on BBC1 when im in as I think that seems a better quiz and at times I try and play along with the show.

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Old 15-09-2011, 23:57
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pointless is just pointless, i prefer the chase
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Old 16-09-2011, 01:39
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I used to really like Pointless, but I find it tiresome nowadays. The Chase can have several different outcomes and is hardly repetitive thanks to the banter between the chasers, the contestants and Bradley.
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Old 16-09-2011, 10:03
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Pointless might be winning because you can watch the Chase on ITV1+1, whereas there are no BBC +1 channels. However, that might change now that Challenge is showing Pointless reruns.
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Old 16-09-2011, 11:12
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I like both quizzes but there's too much waffle on Pointless. 6 mins of introductions alone. For that reason I watch The Chase.
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Old 16-09-2011, 11:18
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I like both quizzes but there's too much waffle on Pointless. 6 mins of introductions alone. For that reason I watch The Chase.
Definitely too much waffle, particularly from the host, if only because everytime they give an answer he seems to say practically the same thing twice, albeit in slightly different ways. For me they could EASILY cut it down to 30mins.
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Old 16-09-2011, 12:34
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Definitely too much waffle, particularly from the host, if only because everytime they give an answer he seems to say practically the same thing twice, albeit in slightly different ways. For me they could EASILY cut it down to 30mins.
I record it, skip all the way to the fist question and fast forward the bits in between. Get it watched in half an hour easily.
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Old 16-09-2011, 13:26
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Two very good shows head-to-head in that timeslot.
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Old 16-09-2011, 23:31
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I love Pointless and if there was to be anymore recorded I would apply to be on the show with my sister as I want the Pointless trophy. My sister wants the money as well.

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Old 17-09-2011, 00:19
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Good to see the Chase will be on prime time saturday nights soon with celebrities. (I imagine a different studio possibly, so a real audience is there!)
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Old 17-09-2011, 08:59
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Pointless is full of padding and is far too slow. I used to watch it occasionally but it doesn't have much longevity imo. Can't see it having a 10 year run.
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Old 17-09-2011, 10:58
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Good to see the Chase will be on prime time saturday nights soon with celebrities. (I imagine a different studio possibly, so a real audience is there!)
Where did you hear that?

EDIT: Never mind. Just read that he said so on Lorraine.
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Old 17-09-2011, 11:27
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I like both quizzes but there's too much waffle on Pointless. 6 mins of introductions alone. For that reason I watch The Chase.
I like the waffle on Pointless, there is now a good repore between Alex & Richard, and the contestants seems to enjoy it all. Having watched an old episode on Challenge you can see how it has now improved.

As for padding, what about the Chase, take away the advert breaks and promos and you can cut that down by 15-20 minutes

I would watch the Chase if it didn't clash with Pointless, haven't got enough time to watch one and record the other, so for me it's Pointless everytime, no adverts and good entertainment.
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Old 17-09-2011, 11:34
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Good to see the Chase will be on prime time saturday nights soon with celebrities. (I imagine a different studio possibly, so a real audience is there!)
Yet another show that's going to have a celebrity version. Oh joy. No doubt like most other celebrity programmes, the celebrities will be people who aren't celebrities, who want to be celebrities, who used to be celebrities and now need to get back in the limelight, or Z-listers. Sick of everything becoming celebrity this, celebrity that, especially when half the time the majority of the people aren't celebs anyway. What next, celebrity weather, where celebrities get taught how to do a weather forecast, and the public gets to decide who did the best job?
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Old 17-09-2011, 11:36
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Yet another show that's going to have a celebrity version. Oh joy. No doubt like most other celebrity programmes, the celebrities will be people who aren't celebrities, who want to be celebrities, who used to be celebrities and now need to get back in the limelight, or Z-listers. Sick of everything becoming celebrity this, celebrity that, especially when half the time the majority of the people aren't celebs anyway.
I'd imagine bit like celebrity family fortunes type guests.. who are mostly soap folk or people who are in TV. Bradley said that many famous people wanted to try and beat the chasers!

Only issue is that on celeb FF everyone seems to win... as it is for charity... may well happen on the Chase.
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Old 17-09-2011, 11:37
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I'm addicted to the thrill of getting a pointless answer, makes me so clever
And I love the Alexander and Richard banter.. it has really improved since the early episodes you see on Challenge.
Watched the Chase a few times but the questions are more like a normal quiz, though Bradley can be quite funny at times.
Still I have to choose Pointless.
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Old 17-09-2011, 11:39
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Yet another show that's going to have a celebrity version. Oh joy. No doubt like most other celebrity programmes, the celebrities will be people who aren't celebrities, who want to be celebrities, who used to be celebrities and now need to get back in the limelight, or Z-listers. Sick of everything becoming celebrity this, celebrity that, especially when half the time the majority of the people aren't celebs anyway. What next, celebrity weather, where celebrities get taught how to do a weather forecast, and the public gets to decide who did the best job?
wow that is a very good idea, channel 5 should do it, they rating will go over the top..
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Old 17-09-2011, 11:40
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Only issue is that on celeb FF everyone seems to win... as it is for charity... may well happen on the Chase.
The charity aspect (for those where you have a chance to win money for charity) is the only thing for me that makes any celebrity programmes remotely acceptable.
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Old 17-09-2011, 11:49
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As for padding, what about the Chase, take away the advert breaks and promos and you can cut that down by 15-20 minutes
There's a bit of a difference between an ad break and "pointless" waffle. Like after every answer Richard has to comment. Would be slicker if Richard only spoke at the end of each round.
I like the idea but it just needs to flow better. Obviously it done to fill more time, a bit like DOND is 95% filler but not as bad, thank God.
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Old 17-09-2011, 12:11
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There's a bit of a difference between an ad break and "pointless" waffle. Like after every answer Richard has to comment. Would be slicker if Richard only spoke at the end of each round.
I like the idea but it just needs to flow better. Obviously it done to fill more time, a bit like DOND is 95% filler but not as bad, thank God.
The original Pointless shows started with 5 couples. At some point they reduced that down to 4 couples so there would have been some extra time to fill. I prefer the current format as you have more time to learn something from the questions and it doesn't feel rushed, but you would call it waffle, fair enough

Don't get me started on DOND since it went to an hour, completely ruined the show IMO. If you say DOND is now 95% filler how can Pointless be padded out anymore than that.
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Old 17-09-2011, 13:04
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If you say DOND is now 95% filler how can Pointless be padded out anymore than that.
I worded it badly. I meant Pointless is nowhere near as bad as DOND, which was poor even before they extended it.

Nothing wrong with learning something from the questions, I just feel it would be better for Richard to explain it all at the end of the round. Just my opinion.
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Old 18-09-2011, 10:01
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I've not watched Pointless for a few months, but they ruined it when they dumbed down the first round, giving possible answers on the board, rather than making contestants come up with them. Leave that to the second round if they have to do that. There's no sense of achievement to getting a pointless answer if it's staring you in the face on the board (even if you don't know which it is).

Yet another show that's going to have a celebrity version. Oh joy. No doubt like most other celebrity programmes, the celebrities will be people who aren't celebrities, who want to be celebrities, who used to be celebrities and now need to get back in the limelight, or Z-listers. Sick of everything becoming celebrity this, celebrity that, especially when half the time the majority of the people aren't celebs anyway. What next, celebrity weather, where celebrities get taught how to do a weather forecast, and the public gets to decide who did the best job?
Totally agree - celebrity versions are never as good as shows with members of the public, where the contestants actually give a toss.
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