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(August 2005)

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PA
pad
I tried to bump up Brekkie Boy's old thread, but apparently it's been "archived".

Just wondered if anyone's feelings have changed. Do we think ITV1 needs a new schedule?

What schedule would you suggest, remembering to include the huge amount of soap ITV will never drop, enough News programming to suffice and regional programming?
PA
pad
Here is a schedule I thought up. It's not too different from now I suppose.

http://www.rp-networkservices.com/tvforum/uploads/schedule.gif

I already know I can expect Jez to pipe up about Coronation Street being moved, but it's a good strategy for anchoring viewers to the 9pm period.
NI
Nicky
I don't think that schedule will work well, Emmerdale and Corrie should stay at 7 and 7:30pm respectively, partly because they've been in those slots for quite some time and that the 7:30 edition of Corrie brings in arguably more viewers than the later 8:30 edition (mainly because people forget about it). The newshour should stay from 6-7pm, with the 9-10pm/10:30-11pm slots continuing to contain either 1 film or 1 ITV drama, considering that that's what they do best. Basically the primetime schedule should remain essentially the same as now, maybe programmes need to be changed rather than the current ones being moved around the schedule.
NW
nwtv2003
What's wrong with the current schedule, it makes sense, News between 6pm and 7pm and 10.30pm, Emmerdale at 7pm, Corrie/Regional at 7.30pm and Drama/Entertainment between 8pm and 10.30pm. Though I'd prefer to see more of a lead in into News at 10:30, so ie, the schedule would be like.. 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm

There would be only two things I change, if there's a Football game on, don't end it 9.45pm, end it at 10.00pm, if there's a film start it before 9.00pm would be a sensible idea.
JE
Jez Founding member
BBCNicky@Yorks posted:
I don't think that schedule will work well, Emmerdale and Corrie should stay at 7 and 7:30pm respectively, partly because they've been in those slots for quite some time and that the 7:30 edition of Corrie brings in arguably more viewers than the later 8:30 edition (mainly because people forget about it). The newshour should stay from 6-7pm, with the 9-10pm/10:30-11pm slots continuing to contain either 1 film or 1 ITV drama, considering that that's what they do best. Basically the primetime schedule should remain essentially the same as now, maybe programmes need to be changed rather than the current ones being moved around the schedule.


I agree, Corrie has been in the 7.30pm Monday and Wednesday slots since 1961, and the Friday slot since 1989 so I see no need to move it. If it aint broke why fix it.

I notice its reduced to 3 episodes a week in that schedule, thats how it should be.
WI
Wicko
I don't mean to be rude, but what's the point of creating yet another "fantasy" ITV schedule? They have so few programmes on during the entire week that is different, there is nothing to schedule! That would be Emmerdale (yawn) (4000 episodes a week), Corrie (yawn yawn) (2333 episodes per night), The Bill (yawn yawn yawn) (No one has any decent ideas for new shows so they're flogging this to death) and now the apparent necessity to stretch out 60 minute drama series' into 90 minutes just to allow for more ads.

ITV's heyday of super TV finished the moment ITV1 was born. Their reliance on soaps and Trevor Macdonald has reached a point of sheer tedium. The only improvements to ITV would be the removal of at least two episodes of Emmerdale and the second Monday episode of Corrie where new, innovative programming can be scheduled instead.

I actually believe that, in 10 years time, ITV may not even exist. They are putting their own nails in their own coffin by commissioning crap and scheduling the same old, tired boring shows.

OK, their Autumn schedules look strong, but most of that new drama will be one off 90 minute dramas shown at 9pm on Sunday nights. They are still the most watched channel on Sunday nights at the moment so there's nothing too grand to get excited about. Films will be shown around the 10.30 news, there's no mention of any new sitcoms which the network desperately needs, there's no new great documentary series', indeed they've commisioned a "Walking With Dinosaurs" style documentary series for next year, but BBC1 did that in 1999, and there's a new BBC1 dinosaur series this year so that's hardly original.

I politely suggest that instead of creating fantasy ITV schedules from today, take a look at some past programming from as far back as just 1993, and you will see a far more entertaining and varied line up. Maybe fantasy schedules based on these days of great Tv may be more interesting, because as I have said, if there's nowt to schedule (such as there is now), then what's the point?
SA
saturdaymorning
I've done a bit of the evening:
3.30 CiTV
5.30 ITV News
6.00 Local News
6.30 Coronation Street
7.00 Emmerdale
I prefer Emmerdale to Corrie,probably because it's not made by Granada!
TW
Time Warp
saturdaymorning posted:
I've done a bit of the evening:
3.30 CiTV
5.30 ITV News
6.00 Local News
6.30 Coronation Street
7.00 Emmerdale
I prefer Emmerdale to Corrie,probably because it's not made by Granada!


...and you would condense the 5pm show (Paul O'Grady etc) to half an hour, or get rid of it comletely?
BO
BOL I0X
I just want the programmes changing
AD
Adam
I couldn't care less.
ST
steddenm
saturdaymorning posted:

I prefer Emmerdale to Corrie,probably because it's not made by Granada!


Erm, yes it is. It's a Granada Yorkshire production.
SA
saturdaymorning
Yorkshire make it whether they've been took over by Granada or not.
It's just Granada like to shove their name on everything.

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