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JKDerry1,351 posts since 15 Oct 2016 Recently warned
UTV Newsline
6.5m viewers last night, the highest rated show of the weekend. The Greatest Dancer and The Voice got 4.7m and 5.3m respectively on Saturday.

https://tellymix.co.uk/reality-tv/dancing-on-ice/389483-ratings-dancing-on-ices-new-series-launches-with-big-viewing-figures.html

The interesting factor will be the loss from weekend two onward. Let see how many remain faithful to each show for their duration. The one thing Strictly Come Dancing has is that it has a loyal audience who stay with it from mid-September until mid-December. I wonder if this will apply to these shows?
JKDerry1,351 posts since 15 Oct 2016 Recently warned
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Joe Sugg and Gemma Collins are two very different types of reality stars. I don't see many people rooting for Gemma in DOI this year. They will keep her in for a few weeks for the entertainment factor.
Shiruba98
Central (West) Midlands Today
Joe Sugg and Gemma Collins are two very different types of reality stars. I don't see many people rooting for Gemma in DOI this year. They will keep her in for a few weeks for the entertainment factor.

I think she'll get made fun of by the press soon once she gets the boot

I don't see her as a good contestant this year, I'm afraid...
Last edited by Shiruba98 on 7 January 2019 7:08pm
Johnr409 posts since 6 Apr 2004
She wasn’t even that entertaining anyway, they’ve got an uphill battle trying to compete with Todd Carty and the late Tony Gubba trying to provide some sort of commentary in between his laughter!
Steve Williams2,599 posts since 1 Aug 2008
She wasn’t even that entertaining anyway, they’ve got an uphill battle trying to compete with Todd Carty and the late Tony Gubba trying to provide some sort of commentary in between his laughter!


The thing that baffles me about Dancing On Ice is that Todd Carty was voted off really quickly, given on Strictly John Sergeant was on for weeks and weeks.

But it seems to break all the rules of these kinds of shows - it's the most derivative programme ever made, it's on for too long, all the contestants are absolute nobodies, and all the funny contestants get voted off immediately - and yet it's a big hit. Not that I can ever watch it, because I'm so scared somebody will die.
bilky asko5,296 posts since 9 Sep 2006 Recently warned
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I sat through a full Dancing On Ice episode for the first time ever because Gemma Collins was on it and they left her till the end predictably.

I definetely won't be doing that again. I'll just watch her bit on Youtube.

The 2 hours consisted of a lot of waffle and filler.

Strictly did the same with Joe Sugg, to keep his fanbase watching until the end.

Interesting situation with Joe Sugg. The BBC wanted a safe YouTuber to bring in the demographic, after the celebrity Jungle business with Jack Maynard. He was as safe as they could get. Given he co-owns a management company looking after many YouTub floggers - sorry Vloggers, and has been completely media trained nothing could possibly go wrong - except his business partner Caspar Lee gets into a fight with one of the people they manage (and Lee lives with) over not flushing the loo (the Sun missed out on a 'Turdgate' headline there. Not to mention Suggs sister and a rather idiotic boyfriend release pointless books & advent calendars, no pun intended Wink
If you want the demographic I suppose you have to put up with the childish behavior.


The childish behaviour being a tenuous story that got hardly any coverage, and not your hilarious headline suggestion for the equally childish newspaper?
noggin14,116 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Joe Sugg and Gemma Collins are two very different types of reality stars. I don't see many people rooting for Gemma in DOI this year. They will keep her in for a few weeks for the entertainment factor.


To be fair - Joe Sugg only became a reality TV star by doing Strictly. His fame was more from YouTube and social media.

Gemma Collins is a mainstay of the TV reality show circuit...
cliffc10040 posts since 10 Aug 2016
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The one thing I like about this show is the do not pretend their results are live when they are not. No pre-recorded results as Strictly do, with spoilers leaking every week. All live in one night.


Hi

I don't think strictly actually pretend the Sunday shows are live. And I don't think any actually believes its live anymore, although I have to agree I do prefer the DOI way of doing the results, and I think that Strictly should consider going back to doing the results live on a Saturday as If I remember they did for the first few series,
cliffc10040 posts since 10 Aug 2016
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
She wasn’t even that entertaining anyway, they’ve got an uphill battle trying to compete with Todd Carty and the late Tony Gubba trying to provide some sort of commentary in between his laughter!


The thing that baffles me about Dancing On Ice is that Todd Carty was voted off really quickly, given on Strictly John Sergeant was on for weeks and weeks.

But it seems to break all the rules of these kinds of shows - it's the most derivative programme ever made, it's on for too long, all the contestants are absolute nobodies, and all the funny contestants get voted off immediately - and yet it's a big hit. Not that I can ever watch it, because I'm so scared somebody will die.


Hi

I don't think there is actualy a risk of any one getting killed in DOI I think you may be getting it confused with The Jump where that was a distinct possibilty