Could easily have aired 6.55-7.15. No reason really to begin the rugby coverage till 4.15pm either.
Airing the news at that time would probably have retained viewers post-rugby and given the BBC moderately better viewing figures as well against the first 15 minutes of Saturday Night Takeaway - as opposed to the poor 2m figure (if that) that The Greatest Dancer will get. Oh well.
Also wouldn't want to put Reporting Scottland up against The Seven that would also mean moving BBC News at Ten to 10:15
As pointed out the Saturday junction they aim for is 10.30 with Match of the Day, so usually the news is at 10.10 rather than 10pm anyway.
Interesting point about the Seven though - I highly doubt network schedulers would even consider that but does raise the question of whether BBC Scotland could put both out at the same time - I'd have thought they probably share a gallery.
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