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JamesM0984394 posts since 21 Jun 2018 Banned for 1 week
Central (East) East Midlands Today
This is what I mean. The PSBs should do something, well, at least a little bit PS!

For ITV, one option is repeating earlier content. The other option would be some sort of HD Showcase of sister channels - a chance to see Love Island and TOWIE etc. in HD, albeit at an unsociable hour. I think they're crap but over 2 million people disagree with me so, hey.

On the subject of players, I wish All4 and ITV Hub would get content from their main channels up to 720p. It would make both players far more appealing. Stuff where the HD channel is behind a paywall I get, but the main channels, no.
Revolution284 posts since 27 Oct 2005
London London
Don't the late shows also go out quite late in the US? By which I mean 11:30pm or even later? Most UK viewers would be in bed by that point - even compared to our continental cousins, we go to bed fairly early as a nation, wheras elsewhere 11pm is slap bang in the middle of primetime! I always felt that was what harmed The Nightly Show - it should have gone on at 11pm.

Something like Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver meets The Graham Norton Show going out in the post late news slot would be awesome, but again could you pull off four hours of that a week in the UK?

The Nightly Show harmed itself with poor hosts. John Bishop's "gags" were basically Donald Trump which were terrible.

Like panel shows in the US, Nightly shows in the UK will never translate.
thegeek4,567 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
Get to about 4am and most of the entertainment channels on Freeview have closed down for the night, so if you don't want to watch news or repeats of Channel 4's mid-afternoon quiz shows, you're out of luck. I don't do nightshifts anymore, but the last few hours could drag.

It's interesting reading in this thread about how late US talkshows are on, and then in the Local TV thread how early the morning shows are on. Do Americans never sleep?
Mr-Stabby2,740 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London
Even when Craig Ferguson used to joke when he hosted the show that the budget was very small, it is huge compared to how much ITV would be willing to spend.


I'd love to see where that money went. It certainly didn't go on-screen Very Happy I went to see the show at CBS Television City once, and the place was horribly run down, with bits of the set borrowed from other big productions. I'm guessing it has had a refurbishment for James Corden though.
Richard863 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today

For ITV, one option is repeating earlier content. The other option would be some sort of HD Showcase of sister channels - a chance to see Love Island and TOWIE etc. in HD, albeit at an unsociable hour. I think they're crap but over 2 million people disagree with me so, hey.


The other ITV channels are HD with a Sky subscription, aren’t they? People who really want HD TOWIE can pay for it.
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JKDerry871 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Even when Craig Ferguson used to joke when he hosted the show that the budget was very small, it is huge compared to how much ITV would be willing to spend.


I'd love to see where that money went. It certainly didn't go on-screen Very Happy I went to see the show at CBS Television City once, and the place was horribly run down, with bits of the set borrowed from other big productions. I'm guessing it has had a refurbishment for James Corden though.

Possibly it went to Craig's $13 million a year salary as host, along with employing 100 staff to work on the show. Craig admitted that he didn't really use the writers material on the show, but kept them on so they could still claim a pay cheque and have a job. That is why most of the budget went on the salaries of staff, and not on the set.
JKDerry871 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Even when Craig Ferguson used to joke when he hosted the show that the budget was very small, it is huge compared to how much ITV would be willing to spend.


I'd love to see where that money went. It certainly didn't go on-screen Very Happy I went to see the show at CBS Television City once, and the place was horribly run down, with bits of the set borrowed from other big productions. I'm guessing it has had a refurbishment for James Corden though.

Possibly it went to Craig's $13 million a year salary as host, along with employing 100 staff to work on the show. Craig admitted that he didn't really use the writers material on the show, but kept them on so they could still claim a pay cheque and have a job. That is why most of the budget went on the salaries of staff, and not on the set.

When did you go to CBS Television City?
JKDerry871 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline

For ITV, one option is repeating earlier content. The other option would be some sort of HD Showcase of sister channels - a chance to see Love Island and TOWIE etc. in HD, albeit at an unsociable hour. I think they're crap but over 2 million people disagree with me so, hey.


The other ITV channels are HD with a Sky subscription, aren’t they? People who really want HD TOWIE can pay for it.

ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 HD channels on Virgin Media are not part of the basic package and you are charged more to receive them I think.
Steve Williams2,422 posts since 1 Aug 2008
The founders of ITV may not have had to schedule anything past midnight, but equally they would never have considered broadcasting something as desperate as this at any time of the day.


Well, maybe, but then in the early days of ITV we had admags, which were literally adverts masquerading as programmes, so let's not get too carried away.
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