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BBC Three returns to TV on BBC One

Monday - Wednesday at 10:35pm (February 2019)

UT
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Ratings for last night:
1.5M for Fleabag (14.99%) and 600K (8.7%) with Jerk.
DB
dbl London London
Nice to see BBC Three back on linear, albeit a strand. I do like the ident they've created for it - although I do think the Nations should use the Network voiceover, which seems more on-brand.
MR
mr_vivian UTV Newsline
I think most regions want a break from Oneness so they'll take a BBC Three ident.

But I agree the BBC Three announcer should be announcing for all regions.
KE
kernow
The amount of regional variations means it might not be practical to have the BBC Three announcer in all the nations.

For example, on BBC One Scotland tonight, they've got Holby City in the middle of the 2 BBC Three programmes, with Northern Ireland and Wales showing the BBC Three strand at a later time because of regional programmes at 10:35pm.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Simple. Make sure the announcements don't say what time it is, and say the second programme is on "later", not "next". That way, the same pre-recorded announcements can be used in England, Scotland, NI, and Wales.
JO
Jon Recently warned Central (West) Midlands Today
JAS84 posted:
Simple. Make sure the announcements don't say what time it is, and say the second programme is on "later", not "next". That way, the same pre-recorded announcements can be used in England, Scotland, NI, and Wales.

Or just pre-record different announcements?
:-(
A former member
BBC Scotland now has the BBC 3 ident.

177 days later

GO
gottago London London
So Broadcast are saying the BBC3 on BBC1 block has actually seen a drop in the share of 16-34s compared to the regular BBC1 repeats that were in the slot last year. IPlayer requests for BBC3 shows are up by 40% however.
BR
Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
I suspect taking the 10 35-10.45 regional news slot does the stats no favours considering how well regional news rates on the BBC.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
So Broadcast are saying the BBC3 on BBC1 block has actually seen a drop in the share of 16-34s compared to the regular BBC1 repeats that were in the slot last year. IPlayer requests for BBC3 shows are up by 40% however.

Sounds like it did it's job then - raised awareness that those programmes exist. It's not surprising that people are watching them on iPlayer and not TV. But if you don't see a programme in the TV listings, you won't be looking for it on iPlayer.
Jeffmister and Brekkie gave kudos
PP
Po6xyPop77 UTV Newsline
Speaking of BBC Three strands, wasn’t there a short-lived one on BBC Two back in about 2003-2004? Or was that just for the launch presentation?
Retired from TVForum.
BA
Ballyboy UTV Newsline
family guy was on bbc two maybe cause of that?

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