In my mind, it makes no sense:
- in terms of ratings, apart from those odd days when BBC News at Ten is delayed for whatever reason, it beats the competition hands-down;
- in scheduling terms, is there any evidence to suggest people flock over to itv at 10:45pm? Is it really that much of a key slot for either channel? Question Time on Thursdays still seems to be retaining a decent chunk of the news audience, example;
- on nights when there is very little of note on BBC One, the 6 and 10 News bulletins are often the highest rating programmes;
- with a pretty busy news agenda at the moment, it seems daft to cut down news output on BBC One in a key peak-time bulletin.
If the rationale for this is to divert people to the BBC News Channel or online, purely for the sake of chasing the "yoof", how utterly foolish. BBC One needs all the help it can get at the moment in terms of viewing figures and shares and cutting down a tentpole at 10pm seems utterly misguided.
In my humble opinion.
Last edited by Jay Lee on 10 February 2019 11:35am