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Gary McEwan
Its been going downhill ever since Jackie Brambles left...
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Cando
Rather shocked to hear of Carol's departure. Can't imagine the show without her.

Am I alone in thinking that the current Loose Women is actually quite good and very watchable? I didn't really think it was as bad as the press made it out to be. I know it's gone through some ups and downs over the years, as I've pointed out myself, but I thought it was actually on a roll just now.


The problem isn't quality but ratings. The show has always been a poor rater. Generally getting at third of what BBC News at One was getting and less than half of Bargain Hunt. That was accepted when most of ITV daytime was under performing but some parts of ITV daytime has had a big ratings increase in recent years (3-6pm especially thanks to Tipping Point and The Chase) and I suspect that ITV think they can do better in that slot. That wouldn't be hard! A few weeks ago they had random Tipping Point repeats in the slot.
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bazinga
Hmm, when was the last time ITV wanted to revamp something and failed..
Ermm, Daybreak Rolling Eyes
Seriously tho, I thought Loose Woomen was high in the ratings..
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Cando
Hmm, when was the last time ITV wanted to revamp something and failed..
Ermm, Daybreak Rolling Eyes
Seriously tho, I thought Loose Woomen was high in the ratings ..


No and as I said above it never did rate that well either. I'd say it only survives because it costs very little unlike today with Des and Mel. The article in the opening post is nonsense, it never had anything like 2m viewers. The Big problem for ITV is that The One O'Clock news is a ratings monster and often gets close to a 40% share. It even out rates the prime time ITV News at Ten.
Back in 2005 ITV introduced the one hour ITV lunchtime news in order to dent it but it only ended up boosting the One O'Clock news as the new lunchtime news programme was filled with awful filler.

The fact that they are only handing panellists 12 week contracts suggests that the show might be getting shorter runs while ITV experiments with the slot.
Last edited by Cando on 25 August 2013 6:10pm - 3 times in total
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A former member
Has Tipping point done rather well in the slot? I still think the ITN news should be at 12.25, with Loses woman/ Lets do lunch and tipping point 1pm -2pm.
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tweedledum
I think if Loose Women was axed, then a debate show could replace it. Maybe even have tie-ins with This Morning Hub.
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Cando
Has Tipping point done rather well in the slot? I still think the ITN news should be at 12.25, with Loses woman/ Lets do lunch and tipping point 1pm -2pm.


Yes it's done very well in the Afternoon winning its slot and destroying Deal or No Deal.
I agree about the scheduling of the Lunchtime news.
DJ
DJ Dave
Yeah I think the ITV News at 12.30 needs to return
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JamesWorldNews
Its been going downhill ever since Jackie Brambles left...


Bring Back Brambles??? BBB?
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A former member
Its been going downhill ever since Jackie Brambles left...


Bring Back Brambles??? BBB?


Its been going down hill since Kay left Razz
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TV Dan
I think if Loose Women was axed, then a debate show could replace it. Maybe even have tie-ins with This Morning Hub.


Can't think of anything worse, I wish This Morning would scrap The Hub - the area its set in looks so cramp, it's usually hosted by presenters who can't read a comment out without stumbling, and are people really that interested in what other viewers think? Always comes across as just a meaningless time filler to me.

I wish Loose Women could be more fierce and gripping like The View, but it needs real hard nut panelists with conflicting views rather than constantly girly girly chats where everyone gets on and laughs with each other.

I'd like to see them tackle meaty topics more and interview a more higher caliber of guests that excludes the likes of Christopher Biggins.

I remember seeing Whoppi Goldberg interviewing Tony Blair on The View and him commenting that The View was "quite a show" to which she replied "this is not like Loose Women, this is real"!
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bilky asko
I think if Loose Women was axed, then a debate show could replace it. Maybe even have tie-ins with This Morning Hub.


Can't think of anything worse, I wish This Morning would scrap The Hub - the area its set in looks so cramp, it's usually hosted by presenters who can't read a comment out without stumbling, and are people really that interested in what other viewers think? Always comes across as just a meaningless time filler to me.

I wish Loose Women could be more fierce and gripping like The View, but it needs real hard nut panelists with conflicting views rather than constantly girly girly chats where everyone gets on and laughs with each other.

I'd like to see them tackle meaty topics more and interview a more higher caliber of guests that excludes the likes of Christopher Biggins.

I remember seeing Whoppi Goldberg interviewing Tony Blair on The View and him commenting that The View was "quite a show" to which she replied "this is not like Loose Women, this is real"!

Here is said interview - the bit referencing Loose Women starts at 00:45.

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