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Someone’s going to be a Millionaire - ITV

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Well Clarkson is never sarcastic so I'm sure we can read everything into that.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
I’d say it looks like a pretty firm confirmation.
JO
Johnr
ITV went through a strange period in 2008ish where they were continually trying new game shows with rather random hosts to fill the Tuesday evening slot which never really got very good ratings for some reason, the best they produced was The Exit List with Matt Alwright who turned out to be a surprisingly good game show host, the less said about High Stakes with Jeremy Kyle the better...

In fact most of the Watchdog alumni have had a crack at hosting a game show on ITV, Nicky Campbell managed to make watching some paint dry the more attractive option than putting the TV on!

MY
MY83
I guess it
Clarkson has confirmed this via twitter, that he will be hosting the reboot.


No he hasn't...post the tweet if he has.





Burned.
DE
DE88 UTV Newsline
Johnr posted:
ITV went through a strange period in 2008ish where they were continually trying new game shows with rather random hosts to fill the Tuesday evening slot which never really got very good ratings for some reason...


Some medical drama on the other side, immediately preceded by some East End soap. Wink

Tuesday 8pm was a death slot on ITV as early as 2004, when the third and final series of The Vault attracted less than four million viewers while the aforementioned medical drama attracted more than six million. (The episode below is from the year before, when the show was still on Saturday nights - but the format remained largely unchanged throughout the show's run, dead air and all, and Mel stayed on as host for the first few episodes in '04 before having her second child.)



Even the novelty of someone winning the million-pound jackpot over the phone, on 3 August '04, attracted only 3.87 million viewers - compared to 6.76 million for that night's episode of the medical drama, and 6.61 million for Pat Gibson's Millionaire win less than four months earlier. ITV's faith in The Vault was already low, and this may well have been the final straw - they brought the series to an end on 24 August, a week earlier than originally planned.

Of course, Millionaire itself ended up on Tuesdays at 8pm in its later years - and fared no better. Only difference was, ITV had more faith in it...
"What is two plus two?" "Rather more than three." "Yes, but can you be more specific?" "The Belgians."
SW
Steve Williams
DE88 posted:
Tuesday 8pm was a death slot on ITV as early as 2004, when the third and final series of The Vault attracted less than four million viewers while the aforementioned medical drama attracted more than six million. (The episode below is from the year before, when the show was still on Saturday nights - but the format remained largely unchanged throughout the show's run, dead air and all, and Mel stayed on as host for the first few episodes in '04 before having her second child.)


The amazing thing was that The Vault lasted three series as it did (the last going on for weeks and weeks and weeks) because it was always a dreadful series. You mention the dead air, which was a regular feature of the show because the questions were generally far too hard - they were really big on asking for the names of cabinet ministers, I recall - and you couldn't pass, so you would spend several minutes watching the contestants just try and guess the name of the Education Secretary. Because it was live too there were loads of mistakes, the idea was that you could "buy" answers from the panel, but because it was so frantic the panel kept forgetting to ask for payment. Awful programme.
RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
I really liked The Vault. I just think it needed a few tweaks to the format so there wasn't a minute of airtime watching someone go "um.... erm...".

And I don't think they ever found the right host for it. Davina McCall, Melanie Sykes and Gabby Logan all weren't great hosts and needed someone who was more in control of the situation. Mel was probably the best but not by much.
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DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
When are they going to bring back The 24 Hour Quiz? It was the most entertaining daytime telly ITV has ever produced.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
RDJ posted:
I really liked The Vault. I just think it needed a few tweaks to the format so there wasn't a minute of airtime watching someone go "um.... erm...".

And I don't think they ever found the right host for it. Davina McCall, Melanie Sykes and Gabby Logan all weren't great hosts and needed someone who was more in control of the situation. Mel was probably the best but not by much.

Of course the big thing about the vault was rolling jackpot and the fact viewers at home could win it.
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gottago London London
RDJ posted:
I really liked The Vault. I just think it needed a few tweaks to the format so there wasn't a minute of airtime watching someone go "um.... erm...".

And I don't think they ever found the right host for it. Davina McCall, Melanie Sykes and Gabby Logan all weren't great hosts and needed someone who was more in control of the situation. Mel was probably the best but not by much.

I really liked it as well. I enjoyed the messiness of it all and the fairly unique interactivity. Credit to its many hosts, they did a reasonably good job at remembering the endless rules the format had while facing the clock.
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Wasn't The Vault all pre-recorded apart from the viewer call?
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Well Clarkson is never sarcastic so I'm sure we can read everything into that.


Everybody knows sarcasm doesn't translate on the internet.

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