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VMPhil6,881 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Is it any wonder why TV is full of tired ancient programmes, fillers and nothing much new after 10:30 when you get a negative reaction like the one seen here. Like Sunday side up and Adrian Chiles's Sunday show, rather than watching something a bit iffy with good and bad bits people seem to prefer to watch nothing instead.

This forum gets more like Digital Spy by the day. Quips about Stephen Mulhern I expect from there.

Well, I liked Sunday Side Up for all its flaws. And I've liked Stephen Mulhern since watching him on CITV (although he's changed his style a bit since then). I'm just basing my opinion on the fact that a stripped late night talk show has not worked on UK TV previously.
62305818,039 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
10.30 onwards can be a good if use correctly, STV has Scotland Tonight. ITV uses the slot for Current affairs but I agree it could do with some other stuff, but ITV2 now covers that department, and during the summer there even repeated a few ITV2 shows after the news at ten
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Square Eyes7,118 posts since 31 Mar 2001

Is it any wonder why TV is full of tired ancient programmes, fillers and nothing much new after 10:30 when you get a negative reaction like the one seen here. Like Sunday side up and Adrian Chiles's Sunday show, rather than watching something a bit iffy with good and bad bits people seem to prefer to watch nothing instead.


It's hardly the audience to blame, it's ITV's short-termism at fault here. For them everything has to be an instant hit, nothing is given time to grow or develop. If you schedule new programmes in parts of the schedule that you've neglected for years (Sunday morning / Sunday late, weeknights after 10.30pm) you can't expect the viewers to come instantly flocking. They just don't have the time, money or inclination for the long game or for shows to find an audience.
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LiamFJournalist52 posts since 6 Jan 2015
Granada North West Today
What is the point of ITV investing money in News at Ten, just to move it back to 22:30? There's no point! Kevin Lygo (for whatever reason) is trying to ruin the programme. Going by the reaction on Facebook/Twitter viewers don't want News at Ten to be moved. They really need to rethink this terrible decision!