If anything Hardtalk should be shoved further into the night or even moved to weekends. There is nowhere suitable for a long-form interview programme aimed mostly at a global audience in the weekday daytime schedule and with 20:00 being the only full hour of UK only news during the evening there is certainly nowhere for it during the evening.
Other than for a short while between the number of evening shifts being reduced when OS began to be shown on the NC and the start of 100 days it has never had a daytime slot.
If they put it further into the night, they would just say "there is no point in broadcasting it on TV any more" and it would become online only, as the viewership would be extremely low. And with the fact that overnight schedules can change within a moment for any breaking news, it would be unreliable as a way of locally recording the programme on set top boxes. Friday would be a good day to broadcast at least one of it though, because there is no Beyond 100 Days, allowing for an extra hour of news.
Last edited by SuperSajuuk on 15 March 2019 1:16pm