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Old 31-12-2012, 21:16
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I reckon Miranda and MBb could be higher tomorrow, as its New Year's Day
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Old 31-12-2012, 21:17
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A reminder that last year New Year Live peaked with a bonkers high of 12.82m (64%). The year before the peak was 11.2m, which seems a little more likely for tonight.

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...postcount=2304
Interesting to see that the show is 10 minutes longer tonight. I'm expecting Olympic Montages hopefully.
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Old 31-12-2012, 21:18
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Not being presumptuous, but given the length of my post above, can I suggest if anyone does wants to quote it, they don't quote the whole lot!

I've enough enemies on here as it is...
A good round-up post.
I may not agree with ever single thing in it, but it was an enjoyable read and overall it was a pretty accurate take.
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Old 31-12-2012, 21:21
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- Martin Clunes scoring a big stinker late in the year with The Town, possibly now holding the record for ITV's lowest ever prime time first run drama audience
Just watched it tonight. It wasn't that bad and didn't deserve such appalling figures.

With so much commercial free viewing this year on the BBC with the Olympics, the masses seem to be turning against ITV, where the ads appear to be getting in the way of the programmes.

The Town was basically a two and a bit hour film, shown by ITV in twelve 11 minute segments over three weeks.

Not the way to enjoy TV. Wonder how many are 'stacking' and watching these short run ITV dramas, outside the BARB seven day window?
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Old 31-12-2012, 21:21
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"Such a shame that flopped" of the year
I thought Let's Get Gold (ITV1) had lots of potential but it didn't pay off; maybe it was too close to Britain's Got Talent in format and didn't have the people to pull it off. )
I forgot about this when I posted my list. I'm sorry, but this was a really, really bad idea and an indication of why ITV are struggling to find new LE hits.
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Old 31-12-2012, 21:30
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Just watched it tonight. It wasn't that bad and didn't deserve such appalling figures.

With so much commercial free viewing this year on the BBC with the Olympics, the masses seem to be turning against ITV, where the ads appear to be getting in the way of the programmes.

The Town was basically a two and a bit hour film, shown by ITV in twelve 11 minute segments over three weeks.

Not the way to enjoy TV. Wonder how many are 'stacking' and watching these short run ITV dramas, outside the BARB seven day window?
IIRC The Town had good reviews, that's why there was such surprise in this thread when the final episode did so shockingly bad, But it came up against Last Tango In Halifax, the big new drama hit of the autumn.
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Old 31-12-2012, 21:44
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What could be interesting (maybe) would be a category

2012 : Shows killed by bad scheduling.
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Old 31-12-2012, 22:05
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Saw a trailer of Challenge just now for the new series of Got To Dance on Sky One. I forget about this A relatively new reality show that was a hit albeit that it doesn't need very many viewers on Sky to do that.

One of its judges is Kimberley Wyatt. We've got Nicole Scherzinger on X Factor and now Ashley Roberts as a judge on DOI (). There's a real invasion of pussycats on British television these days.

ITV3's showbiz slot FYI reported on Ashley joining DOI. "Can she do for DOI what Nicole did for X Factor? they asked. What, help it attract 7m less viewers than it had two years ago, you mean?
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Old 31-12-2012, 22:15
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Wonder if New Year Live will get a good peak tonight?

Also Channel 4 needs new people in charge, The best programs on Channel 4 this year have been in bad slots
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Old 31-12-2012, 22:22
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ITV3's showbiz slot FYI reported on Ashley joining DOI. "Can she do for DOI what Nicole did for X Factor? they asked. What, help it attract 7m less viewers than it had two years ago, you mean?
If she did that Dancing on Ice wouldn't have any viewers left. To be fair, not many shows could lose 7m viewers in two years and still, on paper without any backstory, rate well.
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Old 31-12-2012, 22:37
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Saw a trailer of Challenge just now for the new series of Got To Dance on Sky One. I forget about this A relatively new reality show that was a hit albeit that it doesn't need very many viewers on Sky to do that.

One of its judges is Kimberley Wyatt. We've got Nicole Scherzinger on X Factor and now Ashley Roberts as a judge on DOI (). There's a real invasion of pussycats on British television these days.

ITV3's showbiz slot FYI reported on Ashley joining DOI. "Can she do for DOI what Nicole did for X Factor? they asked. What, help it attract 7m less viewers than it had two years ago, you mean?
I don't think that celeb news report should be on ITV3 and ITV4 because no-one is interested outside the ITV2 audience
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Old 31-12-2012, 22:52
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Worst Channel: C4 - not that long ago at pretty much any point in the schedule you could rely on C4 to offer an entertaining alternative to what was on offer elsewhere, but under current management it's not even worth looking at the schedules.
Agreed. Unless something changes, C4 will continue to drop.

What could be interesting (maybe) would be a category

2012 : Shows killed by bad scheduling.
I have to agree. Whilst we have seen some very good shows, others were hidden amongst piles of crap!

Also Channel 4 needs new people in charge, The best programs on Channel 4 this year have been in bad slots
If Jay Hunt and George Dixon are still at C4 this time next year, I will be gobsmacked! Having said that if C4 have made a miraculous recovery, ratings wise, I will be amazed.

There are some good things for C4 in the new year. One Born Every Minute, C4 Racing, Grand Designs etc... Will be interesting to see how many shows are burned out, with Location, Location, Location looking like it could be on for 3 series in 2013.

Happy new year to everyone on the Forum! Hope you all have a very happy and healthy 2013.
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Old 31-12-2012, 22:59
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A example for Channel 4 could be that Last Leg program that was better then the Big Fat Quiz Of The Year on before it, It was on a silly time-slot of 23:05 but it looked liked a program Channel 4 should be doing: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/t...f-the-year/4od
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Old 31-12-2012, 23:12
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I can't believe how low Channel 4 have slumped in recent years.
I'd now say that Channel 5 are the better channel.

Channel 4 now seems to be about daytime type shows like house hunting, house renovation, and cooking shows....in primetime. And now they've got Gok Wan presenting any of them whatever the genre is.
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Old 31-12-2012, 23:16
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I've noticed that Channel 5 have held up quite well this Christmas with programmes rating over 1m, I think they should think of maybe investing a bit more at Christmas in order to take on BBC Two and Channel 4 but it's an improvement on previous years.
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Old 31-12-2012, 23:33
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Anyway, having enlightened the thread with that pearl of wisdom, does anyone fancy a little Christmas quiz and a guess at my Great Christmas Confession of 2012?
You were once on an ITV show?
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Old 31-12-2012, 23:37
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Channel 4 now seems to be about daytime type shows like house hunting, house renovation, and cooking shows....in primetime.
Now????????
Were you in a coma for the 90's and noughties. Location, Location location, Property Ladder, A place in the Sun, Grand Designs, Sarah Beeney, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson aren't recent inventions.
C4 has been dominated by Lifestyle shows for ages. I actually think that they've less 'home' shows now than they did 10 years ago.
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Old 01-01-2013, 00:01
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Thank you to everyone on this thread who take the time and effort to post the ratings and their thoughts, making it the best thread on DS in my opinion

Hope you feel better soon DMN!

What's your Christmas confession Robbie? - very intriguing



I wish everyone who posts on this thread and also those who lurk a very happy New Year. I hope 2013 is a great year for us all
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Old 01-01-2013, 00:04
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Old 01-01-2013, 00:08
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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE
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Old 01-01-2013, 00:09
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Happy New Year, one and all!
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Old 01-01-2013, 00:11
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Worst Channel: C4 - not that long ago at pretty much any point in the schedule you could rely on C4 to offer an entertaining alternative to what was on offer elsewhere, but under current management it's not even worth looking at the schedules.
Happy New Year everyone.

And I pretty much agree with everything in this post. Channel 4 lacks direction and it shows painfully in its schedules. It's a scheduling mish-mash and it's dreadful. Personally, I think it needs a few more returnable dramas, build its sports coverage reputation and get a few more rights (after the Athletics World Championships shocker in 2011) and it needs a juggernaut in the schedule to hold up primetime. F1 was a big opportunity missed. A new look wouldn't go amiss because Channel 4 has had the same idents since late 2004, so 8 years. C4 needs one hell of an overhaul because the whole schedule looks so dry and so many shows on C4 have been milked to death.
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Old 01-01-2013, 00:22
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I forgot about this when I posted my list. I'm sorry, but this was a really, really bad idea and an indication of why ITV are struggling to find new LE hits.
I think it had a lot of potential but the execution was very poor.
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Old 01-01-2013, 00:30
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Happy New Year everyone! I've enjoyed agreeing and disagreeing with you. Here's to more of the same in 2013!
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Old 01-01-2013, 00:35
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Happy New Year, read the thread nearly every day and dipped in and out of posting.

Love this little corner of the web, such an amazing community!
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