Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Funny Valentine

More than a tad counter-intuitive for Valentine's Night, BBC1's scheduling of The Moorside paid off last night, with an average of 7.21 million viewers watching the second and final part, according to the overnight figures - a 33.7% share. People who know think both episodes may eventually hit 10m with catch-up - a triumph, we should note, for ITV Studios, who presumably offered it to ITV first.

News at Huw benefited, reaching 4.69m, 29.7% share, compared with News at Tom on 1.61m, 10.2% share.

ITV's gamble on The Nightly Show does, as predicted, begin on Monday 27th February, straight after the launch episode of Broadchurch III.  The BBC can't expect to win at 9pm with Crimewatch.

Meanwhile The Nightly Show pilots continue at the Cochrane Theatre, with John Bishop and Gordon Ramsay both being put through their paces with a range of c-list guests.

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