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Hatton Cross3,222 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today

Real Time with Bill Maher averaged 1.6 million on HBO (full subscription channel). Last Week Tonight with John Oliver averaged 1 million.


Real Time pulls in more than Last Week Tonight?
Last Week Tonight should really be doing much better than scraping a million - even more so, when it's got the early switcher overs waiting for GoT for the last few weeks.
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JKDerry1,606 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline

Real Time with Bill Maher averaged 1.6 million on HBO (full subscription channel). Last Week Tonight with John Oliver averaged 1 million.


Real Time pulls in more than Last Week Tonight?
Last Week Tonight should really be doing much better than scraping a million - even more so, when it's got the early switcher overs waiting for GoT for the last few weeks.

Well, John Oliver does have a much larger online presence than Real Time which might balance it out. Last Week Tonight has over 6.9 million YouTube subscribers, whereas Real Time has just over 1.6 million YouTube subscribers.
Charlie Wells3,777 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
With regards to why a daily late night chat show wouldn't work in the UK compared to the USA I'm guessing some have already forgotten ITV's The Nightly Show from two years ago. Admittedly that attempt suffered from a lack of consistency, in terms of rotating hosts and features/elements which came with each host.

Going back to the topic of Bradley Walsh's new show I've not yet had chance to watch it to be able to really comment on it. It sounds like the format needs some rethinking if it comes back as a full series to flow well and showcase Bradley's many talents.
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mccanmat564 posts since 15 Jul 2005
Graham Norton did something similar in the early 2000's on channel 4 AISTR.

Graham covered for Jack Doherty on channel 5.... that was a nightly chat show.
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