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JKDerry1,803 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
So I guess it will be This Week in all but name? The only reason Andrew left This Week, and pulled the whole programme down with him with his exit was that he just found it too late at night. 7pm, up against the might of Emmerdale, The One Show and Channel 4 News - my guess it will fail after a few weeks, unless they can attract a loyal audience at 7pm.


Talk about being negative.

Andrew Neil is widely acknowledged as the best political interviewer around right now.

I can’t see him suddenly becoming a failure overnight.

Explain to me where in my previous statement did I say/predict it would be a failure? I didn't. I like Andrew Neil, and I would have preferred This Week to have continued. Good Luck to Andrew - I hope it works, I just think it would be better in a slightly later slot.
Jon7,947 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
So I guess it will be This Week in all but name? The only reason Andrew left This Week, and pulled the whole programme down with him with his exit was that he just found it too late at night. 7pm, up against the might of Emmerdale, The One Show and Channel 4 News - my guess it will fail after a few weeks, unless they can attract a loyal audience at 7pm.


Talk about being negative.

Andrew Neil is widely acknowledged as the best political interviewer around right now.

I can’t see him suddenly becoming a failure overnight.

Explain to me where in my previous statement did I say/predict it would be a failure? I didn't. I like Andrew Neil, and I would have preferred This Week to have continued. Good Luck to Andrew - I hope it works, I just think it would be better in a slightly later slot.

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my guess it will fail after a few weeks, unless they can attract a loyal audience at 7pm.

Also that statement is a bit like saying “it will fail, unless it doesn’t”.
Last edited by Jon on 29 August 2019 7:19pm
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London Lite10,567 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
At least by keeping Andrew in a evening slot on BBC Two, it resolves the issues when Brexitcast takes over the This Week slot of having an accessible show for politics that isn't skewed towards one political issue.
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Andrew13,662 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
A bit odd that is just been announced at such short notice, I’m guessing it hasn’t literally just been invented overnight.

Regarding whether or not it will be a success, like most politics shows, it’ll hardly do big numbers but it’s not a big slot for BBC2 anyway.
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JKDerry1,803 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline

Talk about being negative.

Andrew Neil is widely acknowledged as the best political interviewer around right now.

I can’t see him suddenly becoming a failure overnight.

Explain to me where in my previous statement did I say/predict it would be a failure? I didn't. I like Andrew Neil, and I would have preferred This Week to have continued. Good Luck to Andrew - I hope it works, I just think it would be better in a slightly later slot.

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my guess it will fail after a few weeks, unless they can attract a loyal audience at 7pm.

Also that statement is a bit like saying “it will fail, unless it doesn’t”.

I also said - unless they can attract a loyal audience at 7pm - I never said it will be an utter failure, time will tell if they get an audience, and I want it to succeed, as This Week did, it is just politics at 7pm is not appealing to viewers, with Channel 4 News doing their bit, I suggest a slightly later slot, before 10.00pm would be better.