TV ratings thread

Discussion in 'Moopy TV' started by lolly, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Rita

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    I watched the whole series too. What a big pile of NOTHING.
     
  2. Rita

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    I see Ghosts is up there in the Top 20 too. The 3rd episode was nowhere near as funny as the first 2.
     
  3. Indie

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    Does this include on demand services? I watch GoT on NowTV, but I've no idea if they'd include that.
     
  4. Halli

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    I really liked The Bay! :o

    The Widow is up next for me..
     
  5. Rita

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    Has anyone here been watching The Widow? I have also not started it yet, and am not sure I can be bothered. Is it worth a watch?
     
  6. FetchFugly

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    Wouldn't particularly recommend, though I saw it through and finished it tonight.

    There were some exciting sequences and it felt quite high budget for an ITV drama (though it was a co-production). Howevef, it all dragged on a bit, Kate Beckinsale was really quite annoying and the tone felt a bit patronising.
     
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  7. Rita

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    I think I will give it a miss. I know very little about it, but it hasn’t jumped out at me as a must watch.
     
  8. Halli

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    I watched the first Episode of The Widow last night. I wasn't gripped and a little confused. Debating whether to continue with it
     
  9. lolly

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    April 22 - 28

    01 Line Of Duty 10.917m
    02 Britain's Got Talent 9.637m
    03 The Bay 7.318m
    04 Coronation Street 6.458m
    05 Emmerdale 6.040m
    06 Antiques Roadshow 6.027m
    07 Countryfile 5.587m
    08 EastEnders 5.319m
    09 The Widow 5.188m
    10 Victoria 4.655m
    11 Game Of Thrones 4.628m
    12 The Durrells 4.540m
    13 Have I Got News For You 4.324m
    14 Six O'clock News 4.020m
    15 Casualty 3.984m
    16 Ghosts 3.980m
    17 Ambulance 3.851m
    18 In For A Penny 3.813m
    19 Earth From Space 3.612m
    20 Gogglebox 3.527m
     
  10. Rita

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    I can’t wait to see Line of Duty finale figures next week.
     
  11. Rita

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    Britain’s Got Talent seems to be getting figures The X Factor would die for.
     
  12. octophone

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    That reminds me, meant to watch HIGNFY on iPlayer - Katherine Ryan presented it last week.
     
  13. lolly

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    She was a guest on the Jonathan Ross show the other week as well, if you didn't see it.
     
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    Thanks - must check youtube for that; James Acaster's appearance was up there in full.
     
  15. lolly

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    9.1m average in the overnights. By comparison, the show above (which ended up with 10.917m) had a fraction under 8m in the overnights.
     
  16. lolly

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    April 29 - May 5

    01 Line Of Duty 12.138m
    02 Britain's Got Talent 9.520m
    03 Coronation Street 6.697m
    04 Emmerdale 6.061m
    05 The Widow 5.707m
    06 Antiques Roadshow 5.419m
    07 EastEnders 5.291m
    08 Game Of Thrones 5.122m
    09 Countryfile 5.039m
    10 Casualty 4.689m
    11 The Durrells 4.564m
    12 Victoria 4.438m
    13 Have I Got News For You 4.230m
    14 BBC News 4.193m
    15 Six O'clock News 3.909m
    16 Gogglebox 3.689m
    17 In For A Penny 3.649m
    18 Ambulance 3.580m
    19 Ghosts 3.424m
    20 Holby City 3.312m
     
  17. Rita

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    Game Of Thrones keeps growing, and growing. :disco:
     
  18. Rita

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    Also amazing figures for Line Of Duty.
     
  19. lolly

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    May 6 - 12

    01 Britain's Got Talent 9.269m
    02 Coronation Street 6.541m
    03 Emmerdale 6.224m
    04 EastEnders 5.332m
    05 Victoria 4.705m
    06 Game Of Thrones 4.699m
    07 The Durrells 4.695m
    08 BBC News 4.639m
    09 Casualty 4.294m
    10 Countryfile 4.222m
    11 Six O'clock News 4.074m
    12 The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins 3.985m
    13 Ambulance 3.964m
    14 Bradley Walsh's Late Night Guestlist 3.881m
    15 Gogglebox 3.788m
    16 The All New Monty Ladies Night 3.701m
    17 The British Academy Television Awards 3.667m
    18 The Chase 3.525m
    19 Pointless 3.406m
    20 Ghosts 3.353m
     
  20. Rita

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    Britain’s Got Talent aside, everything else seems terribly low.
     
  21. Rita

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    It is the last of the auditions this week on BGT so I assume the figures will fall throughout the daily semi final stage.
     
  22. lolly

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    Yes, a few big dramas finishing has seen EastEnders climb a few places for example, but the figures are pretty much identical to last week.
     
  23. Rita

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    The soaps are falling in ratings so much year by year you tend to wonder where they will be in 10 years time.
     
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    Looking at the viewing figures for last year, the semi finals lost about 2m viewers from the audition stage, but then it climbed back for the finale - although the finale was lower than 3 of the audition weeks.
     
  25. Slave

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    It's getting to that time of the year - the evenings are lighter, the weather is (a little) warmer.

    Save for major sporting events, ratings for most things bottom out a bit. The soaps in particular almost seem to go into summer hibernation with filler plots and then kick off again in September.
     
  26. lolly

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    In fairness everything is falling. Figures are way down across the board as viewing habits change. But soaps do seem to be even worse hit - didn't it used to be Corrie or EE at #1 every week a good few years back? It was rare for them to be beaten by a drama series.

    And as we've said before, I bet people are still watching the whole of Line Of Duty etc on iplayer now, which isn't captured in the figures. I doubt anywhere near as many people are catching up with several weeks of the soaps.
     
  27. Slave

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    In many ways it was a self-fulfilling prophecy. They used to be screened much less, the networks saw the ratings and wanted more. Now there's SO MUCH that it's not an event anymore.

    I think some of the changes are positive - we've seen a lot of drama series' occupy the top spots this year and I can't remember that happening for a while. I do think the style of storytelling more commonly associated with America has infiltrated television habits here thanks to Netflix, etc.

    Plus soaps have always had that disposable convenience to them - miss an episode and it's easy enough to pick up again. Now we're in an age where live TV itself has become disposable and that leaves soaps in a somewhat precarious position because a lot of people are either cherry-picking which episodes to catch up on, or not bothering at all.

    The only soap I watch regularly is Neighbours (:D) but the others? I'll watch a few if they're on but otherwise I wait until there's an event week or a significant episode and just watch on-demand to catch the salient points. It's just not sustainable to write unmissable drama for 3-4 hours EVERY WEEK, so by definition soaps have become incredibly missable.
     
  28. Rita

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    I totally agree. Soaps should go back to twice a week max. Although I do still tune in, I wouldn’t have time to watch anything else if I followed every single episode. Even when I do have them on unless it’s a major storyline concluding it is just background noise for me.
     
  29. SDF

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    Unless it’s in a nursing home I’m not sure any of the soaps will be considered event television anymore
     
  30. lolly

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    May 13 - 19

    01 Britain's Got Talent 8.411m
    02 The Eurovision Song Contest 7.231m
    03 Gentleman Jack 6.483m
    04 Coronation Street 6.429m
    05 Emmerdale 5.879m
    06 Antiques Roadshow 5.507m
    07 Match Of The Day Live: FA Cup Final 5.275m
    08 Countryfile 5.249m
    09 EastEnders 5.020m
    10 Game Of Thrones 4.689m
    11 Midsomer Murders 4.408m
    12 Have I Got News For You 4.128m
    13 Gogglebox 4.034m
    14 What The Durrells Did Next 3.821m
    15 Ambulance 3.575m
    16 The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 3.516m
    17 Six O'clock News 3.500m
    18 Would I Lie To You? 3.369m
    19 Ghosts 3.302m
    20 Not Going Out 3.279m
     
  31. lolly

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    As you'd imagine, Eurovision had very little time shifted viewing. It was the most watched programme in terms of live viewing; 6.180m against BGT's 5.022m.
     
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    That is GREAT for Eurovision.

    I am not too sure on Gentleman Jack yet. I have watched both episodes but it hasn’t quite clicked for me.
     
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    It really is amazing how much Eurovision holds up every year, of course, it's nowhere near as much as it was back in the days but nothing does now. The cost to the BBC per year is less than ONE episode of Casualty!
     
  34. Sheena

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    Imagine what would happen if we actually sent a half decent song and managed to ACTUALLY COMPETE
     
  35. SDF

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    Yes those figures for Eurovision are great, particularly as it went head to head with BGT
     
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    Is Years And Years (THE TV SHOW) a total ratings flop then? Shame tbh
     
  37. Rita

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    I got half way through the first episode and turned it off. I just could not get in to it at all.
     
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    Oh we quite like it. Well it's alright. Russell T Davies productions all have some sincere moments that really grate on me.
     
  39. FetchFugly

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    There was a particularly horrible Russell Tovey speech in the first episode. I quite enjoy it for the most part, it is equal parts interesting and ridiculous. Not sure it is really a BBC1 programme so not surprised it hasn't done too well.

    Also lovely Viktor and Tovey's vindictive ex. :horny:
     
  40. lolly

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    It would be #21 with 3.262m.

    I watched the first two back to back at the weekend and enjoyed it, but cant help but think that they must be disappointed with those figures.
     

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