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Old 19-02-2013, 23:00
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534k watched BH at 6.30A.M LMFAO
Perhaps they missed it the first five times it was shown:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0094zrh/broadcasts

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Old 19-02-2013, 23:09
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Strange that briers signed up for a show he didn't like. I dont remember the david renwick series at all but id have expected those two to be comedy gold together. One foot in the grave was also quite bleak and dark too. Geoffrey Palmer was considered as victor wasn't he. Briers would have been an excellent victor too I think.
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:09
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Thank god for a new thread as today's discussion was awful. Yet again people unable to accept that ITV had a good rating programme. Remind me, some people think this thread is biased pro-ITV?!
I agree, it's incredibly tiresome. I thought this was the 'ratings' thread.
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:11
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Perhaps they missed it the first five times it was shown:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0094zrh/broadcasts

Disappointing figure.

I feel sure the testcard would have pulled in at least 600k...

Maybe they could have had Susanna Reid as the testcard girl playing noughts and crosses with Bill Turnbull. That would have got at least a million...

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Old 19-02-2013, 23:42
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Perhaps they missed it the first five times it was shown:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0094zrh/broadcasts

A new fan from 2011
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:45
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On the last thread Robbie mentioned If You See God Tell Him which you may have noticed was also mentioned in The Guardian's editorial today ... Episode one was bleak enough, having not seen it for twenty years I can't imagine what the final episode would come across like now.
I have the DVD. I think it's quite astonishing - it's as though it completely undermines the whole world Briers had once embodied, which by that time had been laid waste by neoliberalism. The use of Briers I think makes the point that the people who felt they would preserve that world actually ended up voting for its destruction.

As you say, not the sort of thing the mass audience was going to respond to, as it undermined their own delusions. But/and a great series.
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:59
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Another star of yesteryear has passed away (and again, missed by Digital Spy), Elspet Gray (you'll know the face from Fawlty Towers as soon as you see the pic)...

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/enterta...y-dies-1717497

For what it's worth (in case a scheduler (or someone from the BSI!) happens to read), when we do eventually have a Richard Briers night, The Good Life was a really good show. Ever Decreasing Circles was a great show though, and here's hoping that gets due recognition too. Bung a Roobarb cartoon inbetween obviously.
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Old 20-02-2013, 00:12
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Does anyone have the figure for Mad Fat Diary (Mon, 10pm, E4 exc. +1) please?
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Old 20-02-2013, 00:40
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Another star of yesteryear has passed away (and again, missed by Digital Spy), Elspet Gray (you'll know the face from Fawlty Towers as soon as you see the pic)...

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/enterta...y-dies-1717497
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R,I.P dear Elspet.
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Old 20-02-2013, 00:45
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Another star of yesteryear has passed away (and again, missed by Digital Spy), Elspet Gray (you'll know the face from Fawlty Towers as soon as you see the pic)...
"So you're three doctors then?"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnaHybw6CBI

RIP...
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Old 20-02-2013, 00:56
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Does anyone have the figure for Mad Fat Diary (Mon, 10pm, E4 exc. +1) please?
Mad Fat Diary - 398,492 (2.3%) inc. HD

Some more multi-channels if anyone's interested:

E4 inc HD exc. +1
Revenge - 363,617 (1.5%)

ITV 2 inc HD exc. +1
Animal Practice - 190,517 (0.8%)
Ben and Kate - 67,717 (0.3%)
Ben and Kate - 63,333 (0.3%)
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Old 20-02-2013, 00:57
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Broadchurch should do well for ITV, wonder if there is plans for a second series should it be a hit?
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Old 20-02-2013, 01:13
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Geordie Shore back last night - only stumbled across it on the EPG, until today I hadn't seen any promotion for it whatsoever. and I watch quite a bit of Comedy Central (sister channel) And that was just one article I saw on DS. Unusual as MTV usually plug it like crazy.
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Old 20-02-2013, 08:29
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A question re: how ratings are calculated, and apologies if this has been asked and answered before.

As I understand it, there are around 5,000 households where a BARB box is installed, and it records which channels are selected, and how many people are in the room. The households are selected to reflect a wide range of demographics.

So, based on a sample of a few thousand, they extrapolate the number watching to declare that, say, 7.6 million people watched last night's Eastenders.

This is a similar methodology to that used by the likes of NOP when predicting the outcome of elections, which can be subject to quite a wide margin of error. What sort of margin of error do BARB claim for their ratings figures?
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Old 20-02-2013, 08:52
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But was it that big a flop as you remember? I seem to think it got ok ish reviews at the time, and didn't stand out as getting stinker ratings considering what most post-9pm news output on BBC1 tended to get those days.
I can't remember now but if it was rating that well they probably wouldn't have just flung that last episode out in a post-10pm slot. I seem to recall Renwick saying the first episode also got the most complaints of any show on the Beeb for years and years, speficially for the scene where kids played football with a dead duck. Good job nobody was watching the last one when he was sent to prison for murder. Do you like how this show is sounding bleaker and bleaker?

Strange that briers signed up for a show he didn't like. I dont remember the david renwick series at all but id have expected those two to be comedy gold together.
I guess Briers knew and liked One Foot and expected something a bit like that but it turned out to be substantially different. I know Marshall and Renwick wanted the actor Richard Pearson, who was Victor's brother in One Foot, to play the lead role. The concept for If You See God had been knocking around for ages, though, I think they'd first tried to get it made about a decade earlier when they were still doing things like Whoops Apocalypse.

I dunno about Geoffrey Palmer being considered for One Foot because Renwick wrote it especially for Richard Wilson and was most upset when he turned it down, to the extent he kept sending him more scripts and almost begging him to do it.

Maybe they could have had Susanna Reid as the testcard girl playing noughts and crosses with Bill Turnbull. That would have got at least a million...
I notice the front page of the Daily Express on Tuesday had the same picture of Susanna Reid they had on the front page about two weeks ago. Last time it was because she'd won some half-arsed internet poll with about three voters, this time it was because she wasn't on Breakfast because of the strike. I know the Express has the same stories every day but the same pictures is really taking the piss.
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:11
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I notice the front page of the Daily Express on Tuesday had the same picture of Susanna Reid they had on the front page about two weeks ago. Last time it was because she'd won some half-arsed internet poll with about three voters, this time it was because she wasn't on Breakfast because of the strike. I know the Express has the same stories every day but the same pictures is really taking the piss.
I thought Peppa Pig was Dirty Desmond's horse in the breakfast show race.
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:27
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A question re: how ratings are calculated, and apologies if this has been asked and answered before.

As I understand it, there are around 5,000 households where a BARB box is installed, and it records which channels are selected, and how many people are in the room. The households are selected to reflect a wide range of demographics.

So, based on a sample of a few thousand, they extrapolate the number watching to declare that, say, 7.6 million people watched last night's Eastenders.

This is a similar methodology to that used by the likes of NOP when predicting the outcome of elections, which can be subject to quite a wide margin of error. What sort of margin of error do BARB claim for their ratings figures?
There's a lengthy debate here from 5 years ago.

The suggestion is a margin of error of +-1.4% but.....
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:42
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BBC One inc HD
Pointless - 3,468,100 (21.5%)
The One Show - 4,689,780 (21.1%)
EastEnders - 7,761,880 (33.2%)
Holby City - 5,084,042 (21.0%)
Death in Paradise - 6,103,583 (24.8%)

BBC Two
The Fixer - 2,179,967 (9.0%)
The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track - 1,786,650 (7.3%)
The Sarah Millican Television Programme - 1,492,767

ITV inc HD exc. +1
The Chase - 3,368,118 (22.1%)
Emmerdale - 7,030,840 (31.6%)
Champions League - 4,898,673 (20.2%)

Channel 4 inc HD exc. +1
Supersize v Superskinny - 1,525,050 (2.3%)
The Fried Chicken Shop - 1,718,883 (7.0%)
Utopia - 530,187 (3.5%)

Channel 5 inc HD exc. +1
Benidorm ER - 974,500 (4.0%)
CSI - 880,482 (3.6%)
Brain Hospital: Saving Lives - 983,533 (5.8%)
Dallas - 252,267 (2.8%)
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:51
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so the Arsenal proves more popular than Celtic game

does anyone know if STV opted out of last night's match?
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:51
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BBC One inc HD
Pointless - 3,468,100 (21.5%)
The One Show - 4,689,780 (21.1%)
EastEnders - 7,761,880 (33.2%)
Holby City - 5,084,042 (21.0%)
Death in Paradise - 6,103,583 (24.8%)

BBC Two
The Fixer - 2,179,967 (9.0%)
The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track - 1,786,650 (7.3%)
The Sarah Millican Television Programme - 1,492,767

ITV inc HD exc. +1
The Chase - 3,368,118 (22.1%)
Emmerdale - 7,030,840 (31.6%)
Champions League - 4,898,673 (20.2%)

Channel 4 inc HD exc. +1
Supersize v Superskinny - 1,525,050 (2.3%)
The Fried Chicken Shop - 1,718,883 (7.0%)
Utopia - 530,187 (3.5%)

Channel 5 inc HD exc. +1
Benidorm ER - 974,500 (4.0%)
CSI - 880,482 (3.6%)
Brain Hospital: Saving Lives - 983,533 (5.8%)
Dallas - 252,267 (2.8%)
Around where I expected for BBC One and ITV. The Chase seems to be hovering around 3m, as does Pointless. I think you should include Tipping Point. How did the Channel 4 gameshows do (Face the Clock, Countdown, Common Denominator, DOND)?
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:52
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does anyone know if STV opted out of last night's match?
no, there a limits to stv's parochial cost saving measures.
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:55
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no, there a limits to stv's parochial cost saving measures.
well I hope last night's figures show STV that Scots will watch CL games involving English teams

I'm guessing Barca's return leg match will be the odd one out in ITV's 4 Tuesday matches, regarding matches of a British interest
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:58
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BBC One inc HD
Pointless - 3,468,100 (21.5%)
The One Show - 4,689,780 (21.1%)
EastEnders - 7,761,880 (33.2%)
Holby City - 5,084,042 (21.0%)
Death in Paradise - 6,103,583 (24.8%)

BBC Two
The Fixer - 2,179,967 (9.0%)
The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track - 1,786,650 (7.3%)
The Sarah Millican Television Programme - 1,492,767

ITV inc HD exc. +1
The Chase - 3,368,118 (22.1%)
Emmerdale - 7,030,840 (31.6%)
Champions League - 4,898,673 (20.2%)
I presume no HD for BBC Two. The Fixer does really well. Good for ITV brilliant as always for BBC One on a Tuesday. Holly still should do better. At least EE didn't fall on yesterday.

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Old 20-02-2013, 10:01
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Around where I expected for BBC One and ITV. The Chase seems to be hovering around 3m, as does Pointless. I think you should include Tipping Point. How did the Channel 4 gameshows do (Face the Clock, Countdown, Common Denominator, DOND)?
Face The Clock - 180,220 (2.7%)
Countdown - 395,444 (5.7%)
The Common Denominator - 322,660 (3.4%)
Deal or No Deal - 841,600 (8.0%)
Tipping Point - 1,995,555 (18.9%)

Inc HD exc. +1
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Old 20-02-2013, 10:03
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BBC One inc HD
Pointless - 3,468,100 (21.5%)
The One Show - 4,689,780 (21.1%)
EastEnders - 7,761,880 (33.2%)
Holby City - 5,084,042 (21.0%)
Death in Paradise - 6,103,583 (24.8%)

BBC Two
The Fixer - 2,179,967 (9.0%)
The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track - 1,786,650 (7.3%)
The Sarah Millican Television Programme - 1,492,767

ITV inc HD exc. +1
The Chase - 3,368,118 (22.1%)
Emmerdale - 7,030,840 (31.6%)
Champions League - 4,898,673 (20.2%)

Channel 4 inc HD exc. +1
Supersize v Superskinny - 1,525,050 (2.3%)
The Fried Chicken Shop - 1,718,883 (7.0%)
Utopia - 530,187 (3.5%)

Channel 5 inc HD exc. +1
Benidorm ER - 974,500 (4.0%)
CSI - 880,482 (3.6%)
Brain Hospital: Saving Lives - 983,533 (5.8%)
Dallas - 252,267 (2.8%)
The Holby figure will include about 400,000 watching River City in Scotland.
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