Quote: Lazzard @ 13th June 2021, 9:11 PM
There's plenty of competion.
All of which contract their news out to one same provider, ITN. Competition indeed.
BBC, ITN, Sky. There were effectively only three British TV news providers. A fourth is going to harm no one.
Quote: chipolata @ 14th June 2021, 6:49 AM
Dan Wootton did have some genuinely impressive white supremacy teeth
Quote: chipolata @ 14th June 2021, 9:50 AM
I turned it on this morning and it was just Andrew Neil from last night on a loop. I thought it was supposed to be 24 hours news/half-baked opinions from Twitter blowhards?
No - it's explicitly not a 24-hour, rolling news channel. They're doing something subtly different, with each programme more akin to topical discussion rather than just a new presenter fronting the next X-hour block.
I believe the main broadcasting hours are 6am - midnight, with repeats airing overnight.
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 14th June 2021, 10:14 AM
Probably every viewer they gain is a loss to other news stations.
I think their target demographic is people who don't watch existing news channels much because they don't like their style or perceived agenda, rather than explicitly taking viewers from others.
Anyway. The launch last night rated very strongly, with an average of 262,000 viewers (1.7%) across the hour. Of digital channels, only E4 performed better.
BARB figures reported in Broadcast:
Welcome to GB News peaked in its opening minutes with 336,000 (2.3%), helping it to easily outperform BBC News' audience of 100,000 (0.6%) across the hour and Sky News' 46,000 (0.3%).
The majority of GB News' opening show's audience was male (57%) and aged 65-plus (52%). The bulk (82%) were from the ABC1 demographic.