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madmusician949 posts since 2 Jun 2006
Central (West) Midlands Today
The Sport Relief telethon has never really manged to carve an identity out for itself that the public have taken to. Clearly this year, for whatever reason, the public just wern't interested. There must be a bit of panic going on at Comic Releif this morning.

It’s interesting you say that, as I thought that it *did* have an identity when it was a Saturday night in the summer, with the Sport Relief Mile taking place during the day, and when there was more of a link to BBC Sport.

It’s obviously now been a while since they moved it to a Friday in March and made it more of a Comic Relief style show, but I’m still not sure that the change has been worth it.
Brekkie34,860 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
3.37 million for last night's Sport Relief, and also taking into account the peak at 4 million, is dire. And the drop in money raised strongly correlates with the ratings drop.

ITV must be chuffed at the BBC's scheduling error.

Ouch. Ridiculous to schedule it against the football - I'm sure it is usually a week earlier.

Personally I'm a bit tired of these mega celeb challenges and would like to see more focus on encouraging the public to fundraise.
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Andrew14,539 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I’m not sure the football effected it, as if that wasn’t on it would have had to face two episodes of Corrie getting 7m

I can’t imagine someone who actually watches football, wanting to watch Ore Oduba and Davina McCall linking into clips and a special edition of Strictly.

Moving it back to a summer Saturday would be a good idea rather than it being a half hearted Children in Need