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Neil Jones4,881 posts since 23 Dec 2001
deejay posted:
According to overnights, 16 million people tuned in to see the return of Dirty Den - something like a 65% audience share. If it can still pull in figures like that there's no way the Beeb would axe it


Well it said 16.8m for the Monday episode but apparently shedded 10% (1.6m) of those viewers for yesterday's episode, down to 14.2m.

I reckon it's just a one-time blip. It'll fall back to its usual 10-12m viewership ratings eventually, Den or no Den.
Square Eyes7,663 posts since 31 Mar 2001
Katherine posted:
They could cobble together the best/more important reports from BBC regional news shows and transmit these so that ex-pats could keep abreast of the bigger reports that concern the part of the UK the person came from......


Yes but BBC is a commercial operation, it isn't providing a public service remit to ex-pats. Frankly if Eastenders wasn't popular over there, I can't see reports of old ladies losing cats up trees and complaining about the local council being a big success.
Katherine4,494 posts since 4 Aug 2001
Square Eyes posted:

Yes but BBC is a commercial operation, it isn't providing a public service remit to ex-pats. Frankly if Eastenders wasn't popular over there, I can't see reports of old ladies losing cats up trees and complaining about the local council being a big success.

I'm not talking about cats up trees, I'm thinking about IMPORTANT stories, like Caroline Stuttle, Toni-Ann, Peter Falconio etc....
Lee M309 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Apparently a retailer based in Texas that sells British food and goods has withdrawn advertising on BBC America because EastEnders has been dropped.
NickyS1,570 posts since 1 Apr 2001
Katherine posted:
Square Eyes posted:

Yes but BBC is a commercial operation, it isn't providing a public service remit to ex-pats. Frankly if Eastenders wasn't popular over there, I can't see reports of old ladies losing cats up trees and complaining about the local council being a big success.

I'm not talking about cats up trees, I'm thinking about IMPORTANT stories, like Caroline Stuttle, Toni-Ann, Peter Falconio etc....

but BBC America isn't BBC World - they take a few key bulletins. It's an entertainment channel - and in the commerical world if EastEnders wasn't pulling in the viewers then it's not commerically viable. By all accounts it was the most expensive show they put out. You have to remember that BBC America would have to pay a commerical rate to show EE ... no licence fee money could be used to subsidise it. Ground Force, Graham Norton etc etc obviously pull in a bigger audience and no doubt cost less to buy. Strange that Keeping Up Appearances is popular.
nwtv20038,297 posts since 5 Jan 2003
NickyS posted:
Strange that Keeping Up Appearances is popular.


Yes it is and to my suprise that Waiting For God is popular, which IMO is was one of the dullest sitcoms ever, but I think some PBS stations still show both of them.
Woody_streatham385 posts since 25 Jul 2003
Lee M posted:
Apparently a retailer based in Texas that sells British food and goods has withdrawn advertising on BBC America because EastEnders has been dropped.


Blimey how low key are the advertisers on BBC America? I take it AT&T and Intel aren't rushing to advertise on there!
Whataday9,603 posts since 13 Sep 2001
Woody_streatham posted:
Lee M posted:
Apparently a retailer based in Texas that sells British food and goods has withdrawn advertising on BBC America because EastEnders has been dropped.


Blimey how low key are the advertisers on BBC America? I take it AT&T and Intel aren't rushing to advertise on there!



Texas is a big place. It's not a little county like Wiltshire or Powys.
DJGM2,679 posts since 4 Jan 2003
A vaguely EastEnders related question . . .

In the EE episode last week, where Den and Dennis chucked a bunch of trouble makers out of the club,
what was the background music being played by the DJ? It sounded very much like a remixed version
of the theme from Knight Rider! Does anyone know the name of the remix, and whether it's available
anywhere, aside from the (not strictly legal) P2P download services like KaZaaLite and Gnutella?