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Aaron_20151,110 posts since 11 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
Didn't the previous interviews get a late night slot rather than prime time?


IIRC the first interview went out at 9pm, and the two since have had post-news slots. With all of the press coverage surrounding the state visit this interview might do better than the previous few.

Skipped through today’s show, the interview itself was quite good but they got far too carried away in my opinion. The countdown graphic, the 10 second TOTH countdown at 7 and labelling every topic as breaking news was a little ridiculous I feel.

The newsreader role always seems a bit pointless whenever they have a ‘special edition’. Maybe they should have sent Charlotte to Portsmouth instead of having a newsreader, I don’t think Charlotte even spoke once!
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Reece24336 posts since 16 Mar 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Didn't the previous interviews get a late night slot rather than prime time?


IIRC the first interview went out at 9pm, and the two since have had post-news slots. With all of the press coverage surrounding the state visit this interview might do better than the previous few.

Skipped through today’s show, the interview itself was quite good but they got far too carried away in my opinion. The countdown graphic, the 10 second TOTH countdown at 7 and labelling every topic as breaking news was a little ridiculous I feel.

The newsreader role always seems a bit pointless whenever they have a ‘special edition’. Maybe they should have sent Charlotte to Portsmouth instead of having a newsreader, I don’t think Charlotte even spoke once!


Charlotte had the one crucial line (only one from memory): "#GMBTrump is trending number one of Twitter worldwide!"
Brekkie32,568 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Piers even more unbearable around Trump. Interview is getting an 8.30pm airing tonight, though I think similarly to the past the news agenda moves on so fast nowadays it seems rather out of date already.
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Jay Lee615 posts since 7 Apr 2015
London
Piers Morgan tweeted earlier that Good Morning Britain got 24.1% viewing share yesterday for the Trump interview - "fourth highest share ever". He didn't refer to the actual rating, though.

Presumably the very moving BBC Breakfast D-Day special from Portsmouth was second place then?
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Brekkie32,568 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I wouldn't have thought so - Piers would definately have mentioned it, and I'm sure Breakfast gets close to 40%.

I think they really misjudged the mood of the nation by focusing on Trump rather than the D-Day activities. The trouble is the story isn't even the Trump interview, it's Piers interviewing Trump. The first time it was quite a coup, but now it's the third time he's got the UK exclusive it just highlights everything that is wrong with Trump. Piers only gets the interview because Trump is too much of a chloronated chicken to face a real interrogation.
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noggin14,631 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Piers Morgan tweeted earlier that Good Morning Britain got 24.1% viewing share yesterday for the Trump interview - "fourth highest share ever". He didn't refer to the actual rating, though.

Presumably the very moving BBC Breakfast D-Day special from Portsmouth was second place then?


Ha ha ha ha !

If GMB beat Breakfast that would have made huge broadcast headlines across the industry.

On Wednesday Breakfast got 1.4m/40.2% share, GMB got 0.8m/24.1% share.

Piers is trumpeting GMB's 'highest ever shares' - but never putting them in the context that they are still a long way behind Breakfast's... (Well - it leaves Dan Walker something to do I guess)
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Rkolsen2,924 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
A poor 1.76m for the Trump interview, with a 10% share. The repeat of The Cruise would probably have rated better.


But surely the cheapest half hour of the night.

Probably, but wouldn't be surprised if Trump insists on being paid for interviews.

I think that’s one thing the media even Fox would push back at (especially given the frequency). If that got out I think it would cause quite a row.
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