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Steph's Packed Lunch

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Stuart Recently warned West Country (West) Spotlight
If the media get the 'scent of blood from a wounded animal', then it will be hounded to destruction, regardless of any improvement. Daybreak v.1 is a prime example.

Daily Mirror readers could well be her target demographic, so it may not play well for the programme if they continue with negative reporting.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
If the media get the 'scent of blood from a wounded animal', then it will be hounded to destruction, regardless of any improvement. Daybreak v.1 is a prime example.


So was Eldorado, going back even further.
KK
KolonelKlink London London
C4 being quite bold in this claim:

Quote:
C4 said: “On Tuesday Steph’s Packed Lunch attracted an average audience of 87,000 viewers from 12.30pm – 2.10pm and drew 204,000 at its peak.


That peak was at the end of the show when people tuned back in for Countdown. First half hour was rounded down to zero.

Rest of the week’s figures are much the same as last week’s - no 15-minute segment on any day since the show launched has averaged above 0.1.
JKDerry and Meridian AM gave kudos
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
God bless whoever's having to spin these figures into looking good.
JK
JKDerry Recently warned UTV Newsline
I am shocked at how bad the ratings are. I never thought a programme could be such a disaster ratings wise, but since you are up against Loose Women and the news on the other channels, I am still amazed. She is getting the same figures Richard and Judy got when they left Channel 4 in 2008 and moved to the satellite/cable channel Watch now known as W.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The show has looked better this week. They even had Dean Dunham on the show Monday, he's top drawer when it comes to consumer law advice. He has his own weekly show on LBC radio and usually appears on the likes of ITV This Morning, so I was surprised to see him on there. Hopefully they will retain him long term. Ainsley Harriot was also brilliant on Monday. If they get more like these two the show may just may work out

That sums it up though, they are using the same faces that appear on This Morning, so whats the usp?
CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Catching the last 10 minutes or so yesterday whilst off work I thought the programme seemed reasonable. Chances are as the months go on it'll evolve somewhat, a bit like how The One Show and other programmes have over time.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
JK
JKDerry Recently warned UTV Newsline
Catching the last 10 minutes or so yesterday whilst off work I thought the programme seemed reasonable. Chances are as the months go on it'll evolve somewhat, a bit like how The One Show and other programmes have over time.

If Channel 4 give it the time to evolve. That is the big question. It seems in this era, programmes are never given enough time to build an audience, change format, tweak problems and bed in. Howard Stern mentioned this about US talk shows, when James Corden took over from Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show in 2015, they had a go at him for being unknown, and not Craig Ferguson - Howard said, you have to let these shows bed in, give them time. However it does seem some broadcasters want immediate success, otherwise they bin it.
BR
Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
James Corden though was pretty much a hit, critically at least, from the very first week.

I suspect Steph will remain in pretty much the same slot until Christmas, though surely they need to cut it to an hour. I'd go back to a Noon start myself then bring in hour long Come Dine with Me or similar before Countdown. Moving to 3pm after Christmas might be a last roll of the dice but really if it's a flop it's a flop. Probably time to pull the Richardsons pilot out of the bin.

P.S. The Big Breakfast with Mo Gilligan and Steph McGovern - could that work?
Last edited by Brekkie on 25 September 2020 1:03pm
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JO
Johnr
Could be an issue from next week with Leeds having a local lockdown just announced, are the 'lunch mates' technically seperate household (bubbles) meeting indoors?
JK
JKDerry Recently warned UTV Newsline
James Corden though was pretty much a hit, critically at least, from the very first week.

I suspect Steph will remain in pretty much the same slot until Christmas, though surely they need to cut it to an hour. I'd go back to a Noon start myself then bring in hour long Come Dine with Me or similar before Countdown. Moving to 3pm after Christmas might be a last roll of the dice but really if it's a flop it's a flop. Probably time to pull the Richardsons pilot out of the bin.

P.S. The Big Breakfast with Mo Gilligan and Steph McGovern - could that work?

Would they ever consider moving her to 5.00pm and try to restart the 5pm teatime chat shows they used to do with Richard and Judy and Paul O'Grady, or will that just make it worse, going up against Pointless and The Chase?
GO
gottago London London
James Corden though was pretty much a hit, critically at least, from the very first week.

I suspect Steph will remain in pretty much the same slot until Christmas, though surely they need to cut it to an hour. I'd go back to a Noon start myself then bring in hour long Come Dine with Me or similar before Countdown. Moving to 3pm after Christmas might be a last roll of the dice but really if it's a flop it's a flop. Probably time to pull the Richardsons pilot out of the bin.

P.S. The Big Breakfast with Mo Gilligan and Steph McGovern - could that work?

Would they ever consider moving her to 5.00pm and try to restart the 5pm teatime chat shows they used to do with Richard and Judy and Paul O'Grady, or will that just make it worse, going up against Pointless and The Chase?

No that would be commercial suicide.

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