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DE88308 posts since 8 Jan 2017
I'd be pretty surprised if Tarrant was tempted back.

Hasn't he said on at least one occasion in the last four years that he doesn't think he'd ever do Millionaire again?
I prefer the second Grange Hill theme tune to "Chicken Man". Does that make me weird?
Woodpecker66 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
Can't be surprised about the Nightly Show being cancelled. Most viewers didn't like it, and the show couldn't find its feet with the double-edged idea of having a different host each week.


Moving News at Ten was a stupid, stupid idea anyway, IMO. I appreciate ITV trying something different, but I think The Nightly Show should have been put after News at Ten, where it would have had more of a chance to bed in.
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MetalGearRex1,461 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Can't be surprised about the Nightly Show being cancelled. Most viewers didn't like it, and the show couldn't find its feet with the double-edged idea of having a different host each week.


Moving News at Ten was a stupid, stupid idea anyway, IMO. I appreciate ITV trying something different, but I think The Nightly Show should have been put after News at Ten, where it would have had more of a chance to bed in.

Totally agree with this.

It never worked back in 1999, where the flagship ITV news bulletin subsequently lost viewers - then the BBC carried out a preemptive strike in moving the Nine O'Clock News to Ten. ITV has never recovered from this catastrophic move.

Moving the News to 10.30pm last year never worked at all - do it the other way round and you could still retain a relatively decent late night ratings figure.

Looking back, I really tried to like the Nightly Show, but after the first episode aired, I came away very unimpressed.
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Amber Avenger29 posts since 15 Jun 2017
Granada North West Today
I see the 2nd series of Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule is moving to Saturday for 7 episodes from April.

Presumably in a TV Burp kind of timeslot (pre BGT).


Last year's timeslot of Thursday at 8.30 was a bit odd especially for ITV. I think the Sunday afternoon/evening repeat did decent numbers though.

I wonder if Sky were looking at ITV's thinking of Alien Fun Capsule with their scheduling of series 2 of Harry Hill's Tea Time which went out at 8.30 on Tuesdays for the first few weeks before quietly being shunted to Saturday early evenings
Square Eyes7,303 posts since 31 Mar 2001
I think they schedule cautiously to enable the show to gain a following in a lower profile time slot before putting it straight in on Saturday and potentially failing. Didn’t they do the same with TV Burp ?
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nwtv20038,130 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
I think they schedule cautiously to enable the show to gain a following in a lower profile time slot before putting it straight in on Saturday and potentially failing. Didn’t they do the same with TV Burp ?


Yep, the first two series were shown at 10:30pm on a Thursday, the third was shown at 11pm on a Friday (due to the News moving) and then the following series went out Saturday teatime. The rest being history.
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Steve Williams2,219 posts since 1 Aug 2008
I think they schedule cautiously to enable the show to gain a following in a lower profile time slot before putting it straight in on Saturday and potentially failing. Didn’t they do the same with TV Burp ?


Yes, the first three series of TV Burp were in post-watershed slots, 10.30 for the first two, 11pm for the third - familiar comedy slots. The move to a teatime slot seemed a bit of a left-field move at the time, and I think it was a pretty last minute decision too, I remember the Radio Times the week before suggesting it would be in a similar kind of slot to the previous series on a weeknight.

That said, in 2012 they shoved You Cannot Be Serious, the Harry-produced sports comedy show with Alistair McGowan straight into a Saturday night slot, and it absolutely died on its arse. That was such a shame, it was a nice little series, but it was totally exposed in that slot. The working title for it was "Sports Burp" so clearly ITV decided it had to go in the same slot, but of course TV Burp had already established itself in off-peak slots first, and it was surrounded by stronger shows on a Saturday too.

I wonder if Sky were looking at ITV's thinking of Alien Fun Capsule with their scheduling of series 2 of Harry Hill's Tea Time which went out at 8.30 on Tuesdays for the first few weeks before quietly being shunted to Saturday early evenings


I know the ratings for Tea Time absolutely plummeted for the second series, it was getting something like 500k for series one on Sunday evenings but nearer 50k on Tuesdays at 8.30, hence presumably the swift rescheduling to Saturdays. Such a shame, was a great series. Sky One seem to be trying to move away from the Sunday teatime slot, what with the new episodes of The Simpsons now being on Fridays. Seems a bit of a daft move, though, that slot has been very useful for the channel over the years.

This has been mentioned in the Takeaway thread but it seems more appropriate to mention it here, Alan Carr has ended his golden handcuffs deal with C4 to do a new show for ITV. I think this is a good idea, he's been stagnating on C4 for quite a while now, being shoved around any format going to give him something to do, and I think the move will do him a lot of good, it'll be a new challenge and I think he'll do very well there. I think he's too mainstream for C4 these days as well. It's like when Graham Norton left C4 and joined the Beeb because he thought he'd done all he could at C4 and wanted to do new things.
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