Nice to see Adrian Chiles back making programmes for grown-ups who aren't making breakfast. But what a pity he allowed the first of a new series of That Sunday Night Show to be dominated by the preposterous The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins. I'm so sick of being asked to laugh at allegedly lovable dimwits.Kevin O'Sullivan, The Mirror, 15th January 2012
In the style of Mock The Week, with guests straight off Have I Got News For You and a format borrowed from that other topical debut of the week, 10 O'Clock Live, this new panel show has launched itself in an already overcrowded genre.
And with in-depth discussion of Jordan's latest failed marriage and in-depth handling of some stress-ball breasts, That Sunday Night Show clearly had its brows aimed significantly lower than any of the aforementioned shows.
In this episode, Kevin Bridges, Catherine Tate and John Prescott joined host Adrian Chiles to discuss everything from Ricky Gervais' performance at the Golden Globes to the suspension of the Education Maintenance Allowance for young people, as the emollient Max Clifford and Piers Morgan were wheeled on to comment.
But if the range of topics covered was impressive, the profundity with which they were discussed was something else, as the time constraints of the show allowed only for a cursory glance to be cast over each of the subjects.
So, with the comedy already covered on 10 O'Clock Live, interviews carried out competently on Piers Morgan's latest venture and the serious stuff sorted by Have I Got News For You, can there really be any place for this slapdash and skin-deep attempt from ITV? Unless it changes its tack, this show will find itself superfluous to requirements pretty quickly.Rachel Tarley, Metro, 24th January 2011
Daybreak may still be finding its feet, but this post-watershed magazine show seems a better fit for Adrian Chiles's wry sense of humour. Tonight he takes another sideways look at the most interesting stories of the week with two guests likely to deliver piquant views: comedian Catherine Tate and former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.Vicky Power, The Telegraph, 21st January 2011
The ratings are decent, but is Adrian Chiles's new show about the chat or the gags?Mark Lawson, The Guardian, 20th January 2011
With the right guests, That Sunday Night Show could mimic the similar successes enjoyed by Clive James in the 1980s - or perhaps the show is damned to failure as it seeks to copy an outdated formula - but needs to bring in a whole panel of comedians or inventive thinkers.The Custard TV, 17th January 2011
Adrian Chiles' new ITV1 show got off to a shaky start as it lost a quarter of its audience during its first outing.Colin Robertson, The Sun, 11th January 2011
It did take me a few minutes to get my head round the format, and to adjust to the odd - and often rather hurried - mix of serious news, sports and quirky stories. But I have to admit I enjoyed the show.Jane Murphy, Orange TV, 10th January 2011