It's behind a paywall so here are the pertinent parts...
In their annual report on the BBC, the media regulator said that the show attracted average viewing figures of 15,890 per episode during its first year.
The average audience among 16-34 year-olds was “very low” with under 1,000 tuning into the programme which is presented by Martin Geissler and Rebecca Curran.
Its average audience share in Scotland was just 0.84 per cent compared with 28 per cent for Reporting Scotland on BBC One Scotland."
In the same paper, Nicola Sturgeon announced that she wants to hold a referendum "as soon as next year".
With a referendum looking increasingly likely to return a "Yes" vote, is there an argument for closing the channel and using the funding instead to relaunch BBC THREE with a bigger budget and as a linear channel?
In recent discussions on the merit of relaunching BBC THREE as a linear channel, the argument was put forward that linear channels do a very effective job of promoting a channel's content.
Another article in today's Times stated that "16 to 34-year-olds spend less than an hour a day with the BBC, and that’s going down".
Does it increase the Beeb's chance of long-term survival to invest much more in programming for 16-34 year olds with a relaunched BBC THREE as this demographic contains the licence payers of the future (and of now too)?
It's a tough one but, if I were making the decision, I would choose to spend the money on BBC THREE even though this would mean that the already unfair gap between what Scots spent on the BBC and what the BBC spent on Scotland widened further.
And, if our Scottish brothers and sisters choose to leave the Union, the BBC's investment in the channel would turn out to be unintentionally wasted anyway.
PS. The source for this article in this post is The Times. I know and understand that many people dislike strongly and distrust the Murdoch press - not an unreasonable position, in my opinion. However, I'd love to know Forumers' opinions on the topic so I would be grateful if we could stick to the subject rather than talk about Murdoch et al.