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KolonelKlink12 posts since 30 Oct 2018
London London
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.
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Markymark6,962 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
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.


My father once asked me whether Eddie Stobart had a share holding in C5
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 635 posts since 20 Sep 2007
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.
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 635 posts since 20 Sep 2007
I’m sure the ‘Suicide’ documentary will probably do quite well tomorrow.

Presumably if it doesn’t, it will rebranded as ‘Doing Yourself In’, the following week and shown again.


That’s in very poor taste that last bit.
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Andrew13,664 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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.

I agree that they do seem to overload on lots of overlapping documentaries about similar topics in a short space of time. That’s because you factor in all the different title repeats.

It’s almost as if they asked production companies to make a doc about Aldi, and then commissioned all of them.
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gottago2,839 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
I've been told that Comedy Central is coming under Ben Frow's remit soon and there will be programming changes. This comes a few weeks after Comedy Central was mysteriously grouped with the C5 channels on BARB. I'd speculate that Sky are pulling out of their partnership in the channel ahead of the launch of Sky Comedy. I wonder if it could eventually see them launching it on Freeview.
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PFMC841,552 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
Who will get the high EPG slot though? Will it eventually become FTA?

And most importantly, how long before Comedy Central start showing Can't Pay, We'll Take It Away and Police Interceptors?
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