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By satnav
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Both TalkTV and GBNews seem to be targeting the 8-9pm slot like it is a spot in the schedules that no other broadcaster has ever tapped into in the past. The reason broadcasters have not thrown the kitchen sink at this particular time slot is probably because they realise that it is not particularly popular with viewers. The 9-10 slot has more potential for viewers because by then people are ready to settle down to watch TV for a hour or so before going to bed or catching up on the news. I'm really struggling to think of a really successful show that has ever aired in the 8-9 slot.
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By Andy McDandy
#24719
Countryfile, Casualty, many soaps, X Factor and all its spin-offs.

The problem isn't the time itself, more that there's plenty of other options already available.

I also think that just as Jonathan Ross and Danny Baker spent the 80s trying to emulate David Letterman, all these channels are assuming there's a British appetite for Fox News beyond a few thousand obsessives.
By Youngian
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I also think that just as Jonathan Ross and Danny Baker spent the 80s trying to emulate David Letterman, all these channels are assuming there's a British appetite for Fox News beyond a few thousand obsessives.

ITV tried the late night US chat show slot more recently than that (Bradley Walsh, IIRC doing the honours). For some reason UK audiences haven’t taken to that schedule. Neither do they watch a broadcast version of the Sun as Murdoch discovered in the early days of Sky. Why he’s having another go, I don’t know. Bit late for a platform to slag off Tom Watson and Max Mosley.
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By Spoonman
#24736
davidjay wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:42 pm I can't see much of a market for this channel. Talk Radio's audience have got ITV2 and Channel 5 to cater for their televisual needs and it's going to be a bit downmarket for KGB News viewers.
I read somewhere else on T**tter (Apologies for a lack of source) that the audience breakdown figures for Morgan's show skewed towards 65+ years old. Not exactly a demographic that most advertisers are drooling at.
By MisterMuncher
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Youngian wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:39 am
I also think that just as Jonathan Ross and Danny Baker spent the 80s trying to emulate David Letterman, all these channels are assuming there's a British appetite for Fox News beyond a few thousand obsessives.

ITV tried the late night US chat show slot more recently than that (Bradley Walsh, IIRC doing the honours). For some reason UK audiences haven’t taken to that schedule. Neither do they watch a broadcast version of the Sun as Murdoch discovered in the early days of Sky. Why he’s having another go, I don’t know. Bit late for a platform to slag off Tom Watson and Max Mosley.
Because OAN and other such micro-networks in the US show that it's a viable, if difficult business model as the TV marketplace becomes more fragmented. Murdoch (famously) can't do internet, but this kind of thing is right up his street. The costs are minimal, and the well-intentioned think pieces are free advertising.

I reckon it's a test-bed for a global-ish rollout of similar no-budget all opinion, no news mini-Foxes.
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By Spoonman
#24750
Going down faster than a nympho in Ibiza...

Piers Morgan has suffered another blow to his new show on TalkTV, losing nearly half its viewers overnight.

The former Good Morning Britain host made a decent start to his tenure on Monday, with a peak audience of nearly 400,000 tuning into his Donald Trump debate.

His second show saw a massive decline in viewers overnight, with 216,000 opting for the Tuesday edition of Uncensored.

However, he’s lost yet more of the audience share, with just shy of 100,000 switching off.

The BARB figures for Wednesday night’s viewership have almost halved, this time from 215,900 to 123,000...

...Sharon Osbourne’s show, which airs straight after, pulled in a crowd of just 10,000 in the 9pm slot.

Tom Newton Dunn’s The News Desk at 7pm crashed to just 15,300, the night after an interview with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/28/piers-mo ... -16551583/

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By satnav
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I watched a bit of the Jeremy Kyle show earlier and it was pretty dire. He was predicted that Keir Starmer would eventually get a fixed penalty fine and this would 'level up the field with Boris Johnson'. Thankfully his fellow host pointed out that it was very unlikely that this would happen.

Kyle doesn't appear to realise that if the police in Durham can be pressured into reopening the Starmer case then eventually similar pressure could be put on the Met to issue further fines to Boris Johnson.
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