I notice CH5 are showing a programme tonight called ‘Aldi vs Lidl: Supermarket Wars’.
Immediately my spidey sense started tingling, considering they broadcast a show entitled ‘Inside Aldi’ just two weeks ago in the same 9pm Monday slot. It appears, however, they are different shows with different production teams.
How many programmes about German supermarket chains does one channel need in such a short space of time? There’s “knowing your audience” and there’s losing the plot; CH5’s commissioners seem to have fallen into the latter category.
The Aldi doc did 2.5m consolidated so it's no surprised they've ordered another documentary so soon.
Tomorrow, there's showing a documentary about Male suicide so it's swings and roundabouts, the light factual docs allows them to do more serious programme that won't rate so well.
gottago and Whataday gave kudos