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Gary McEwan3,483 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Hasn't STV always done pretty well compared to Reporting Scotland due to it's more regional nature.


Yeah it always has done, but since the revamped format it's been steadily increasing.

So what they are doing of definitely working.

Ratings for the 24th of October...



Then ratings for the 4th of November...


Jeffmister183 posts since 30 Jan 2007
BBC World News
Have STV stuck with the split presentation from Edinburgh and Glasgow or is it a gimmick which has quietly disappeared in the time since they launched it?


Still got it, and the ratings are actually increasing leaving Reporting Scotland way behind.

Surely the growing gap between STV News and Reporting Scotland should be a major concern for BBC Scotland (the division, not the channel)?
globaltraffic24483 posts since 23 Jun 2013
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Have STV stuck with the split presentation from Edinburgh and Glasgow or is it a gimmick which has quietly disappeared in the time since they launched it?


Still got it, and the ratings are actually increasing leaving Reporting Scotland way behind.

Surely the growing gap between STV News and Reporting Scotland should be a major concern for BBC Scotland (the division, not the channel)?



It is. A new presenter’s been hired, new theme and studio and the programme is featuring more reporters from The Nine to create a fresher feel. Sadly none of it has much impact. Ultimately the editorial decisions are to blame. Rep Scot feels sluggish, parochial and out of touch. The ratings will continue to fall for some time. Change is needed behind the scenes urgently.
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London Lite11,275 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
The only time in recent memory when Reporting Scotland felt like it was being produced in the present was during last month's election bulletins from The Nine studio, when it felt like it had an identity of its own.

RS really needs to stop being treated as an extension to the English regions and go their own way editorially. BBC Scotland have shown how it can be done with The Nine.
globaltraffic24483 posts since 23 Jun 2013
STV Central Reporting Scotland
For years the Reporting Scotland nightly running order has been:

1. Scottish Govt announcement
2. SNP story/something on independence
3. Glasgow-based crime story
4. Wildlife story from the Highlands
5. Celtic/Rangers
6. Something about Andy Murray
7. Weather


Laughing


It’s sad but true! A lot of SNP supporters use it as an opportunity to attack perceived bias, but I think the reality is far more pathetic. I think the pen pusher management are just running the show in a formulaic fashion out of apathy. It must be incredibly frustrating for staff on the ground, particularly for the new recruits who joined the Nine. There’s now a wealth of talent at Pacific Quay. It’s about time they were given the freedom to flourish.
cityprod2,073 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
For years the Reporting Scotland nightly running order has been:

1. Scottish Govt announcement
2. SNP story/something on independence
3. Glasgow-based crime story
4. Wildlife story from the Highlands
5. Celtic/Rangers
6. Something about Andy Murray
7. Weather


Laughing


It’s sad but true! A lot of SNP supporters use it as an opportunity to attack perceived bias, but I think the reality is far more pathetic. I think the pen pusher management are just running the show in a formulaic fashion out of apathy. It must be incredibly frustrating for staff on the ground, particularly for the new recruits who joined the Nine. There’s now a wealth of talent at Pacific Quay. It’s about time they were given the freedom to flourish.


It is a bias, but it's not a political bias, it's more cultural. It is very much treating Scotland as a region, rather than a nation, and thus, Reporting Scotland does feel more parochial than STV News. The BBC should be re-evaluating the editorial content of Reporting Scotland, as that is the only way they are likely to change anything.
Gary McEwan3,483 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
For years the Reporting Scotland nightly running order has been:

1. Scottish Govt announcement
2. SNP story/something on independence
3. Glasgow-based crime story
4. Wildlife story from the Highlands
5. Celtic/Rangers
6. Something about Andy Murray
7. Weather


Laughing


It’s sad but true! A lot of SNP supporters use it as an opportunity to attack perceived bias, but I think the reality is far more pathetic. I think the pen pusher management are just running the show in a formulaic fashion out of apathy. It must be incredibly frustrating for staff on the ground, particularly for the new recruits who joined the Nine. There’s now a wealth of talent at Pacific Quay. It’s about time they were given the freedom to flourish.


The new recruits that went to The Nine is a who's who of ex STV staff...
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