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JKDerry2,316 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
7-8pm on BBC2 is pretty much a wasteland so perfect for PSB content like this.

Exactly what I feel, and I get the sense this is a rushed job of a programme, which probably was in the pipe line to air in the autumn, but they are doing a "TV-am" approach and rushing it on air, because of the latest news from our beloved Prime Minister.
Andrew14,081 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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.

Nobody would watch a politics show in the heart of prime time.
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JKDerry2,316 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
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.

Nobody would watch a politics show in the heart of prime time.

Political shows are best after 10.00pm. Peston has carved out a nice niche for himself at 10.45pm on Wednesdays, with This Week being a great post Question Time programme on the BBC. They could have put him on after Newsnight at 11.15pm, but Andrew left This Week because of the live late night schedules, he wanted to move away from it, so prime time BBC Two seems sensible to the BBC schedulers.
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Jon8,234 posts since 11 Apr 2005 Recently warned
Central (West) Midlands Today
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 know what you said. Maybe you should sit this one out?
JKDerry2,316 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
“Before 10.00pm would be better”

Two mins later in response

“Politics shows are best after 10:00pm”

I’m totally confused

I was trying to convey that of the BBC really wanted to make it a success, they should try 9pm if that is the plan, however my hunch has always been that these type of political shows suit the post-10pm slot - I am sorry for not making myself clearer, but it does seem to me that sometimes on here you have to be Sir Humphrey Appleby in terms of writing to clarify what you want to convey.
A former member
You sound like John birt. Only popular high rating stuff should go out at peak times.
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