mre29 1096 Posted May 14, 2022 Share Posted May 14, 2022 Who Cares About Your Opinion? Why the Foxification of British News Isn’t Working (Column) https://variety.com/2022/tv/global/piers-morgan-uncensored-talktv-gb-news-foxification-1235266461/ Quote So why is it all so strange? Well, despite heavy publicity, these shows and channels don’t appear to be resonating with U.K. audiences. “Piers Morgan Uncensored” has consistently shed viewers, from 317,000 overnight viewers on launch day, to less than 60,000 just over two weeks later. Wednesday’s episode received an average of 44,000 viewers, according to ratings body BARB. In comparison, a repeat of digital channel Quest’s “Salvage Hunters,” where people discover rusty old objects, received on average three times more viewers. [...] GB News has since widened its reach to a radio station and on-demand. It has relied on clips being spliced up to be shared on social media and has touted “billions” of digital views. In an interview with Press Gazette, the news network claimed that TikTok was one of their most popular platforms, where it has more than 200,000 followers. Yet in comparison, a TikTok account of a British man feeding his pet seagull currently has 3.2 million. Fantastic. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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