This must be one of the shortest evening news bulletins ever on BBC One - even shorter than Christmas Day's - any indications why they've gone so short?
Actually 1st January had even less presenters to cover than Christmas Day. Christmas Day news channel was one three-hour cover and three four-hour shifts (the same as much of the Christmas period). Not as few as a weekend cover. 1st January was proper weekend cover - three five-hour shifts.
Today has been back to weekday normal, except for the News at When? For the flagship show, they seem to be wanting to get it out of the schedule and move people to teatime (having had no news at teatime on Christmas Day). Tomorrow's late News at When seems to be shorter than even today's.
But other than News at Ten being late and shorter, BBC Scotland been on a single-presenter The Seven today - but back to a full hour Nine tomorrow - and no Newsnight on BBC Two, no Victoria Derbyshire, it has otherwise been a full weekday programming set.
Last edited by TVNewsviewer on 3 January 2020 4:06pm