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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

    Why do they do it? Why put Mayday on every night? Why didn't they just put it in the Ripper Street slot and leave it to run each week? It couldn't be that they thought they had a dud on their hands and didn't want it to sit there for several weeks haemorraging viewers? But people had got used to watching in that slot. 9 pm Sunday, straight after midwife, I had a programme space to fill. Despite the rotten reviews, I would probably have watched it. Sunday Night, recording set for Person of Interest and Mr Selfridge - why bother to change the channel? But I have something to watch every night at 9 already. Things I know are good. So why disturb all that to record a risky new prog? It's seems like the BBC are being arrogant - "We're putting this on every night - clear your whole viewing schedule!"

    So if you're going to put something on every night - do a late night repeat. That way we can set the recorder for 5 nights and watch it at our leisure (or not, if the reviews are to be believed)

    Just a final thought - why are the programmes bunched up so 9 every night there's something to watch, sometimes at 10, too, but AT NO OTHER TIME

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

    Why do they do it? Why put Mayday on every night? Why didn't they just put it in the Ripper Street slot and leave it to run each week? It couldn't be that they thought they had a dud on their hands and didn't want it to sit there for several weeks haemorraging viewers? But people had got used to watching in that slot. 9 pm Sunday, straight after midwife, I had a programme space to fill. Despite the rotten reviews, I would probably have watched it. Sunday Night, recording set for Person of Interest and Mr Selfridge - why bother to change the channel? But I have something to watch every night at 9 already. Things I know are good. So why disturb all that to record a risky new prog? It's seems like the BBC are being arrogant - "We're putting this on every night - clear your whole viewing schedule!"

    So if you're going to put something on every night - do a late night repeat. That way we can set the recorder for 5 nights and watch it at our leisure (or not, if the reviews are to be believed)

    Just a final thought - why are the programmes bunched up so 9 every night there's something to watch, sometimes at 10, too, but AT NO OTHER TIME 
    yes I have noticed that ...all the best programmes that I want to watch all seem to be on at 9pm..
    ...then on saurdays there is nothing worth watching at all....smiley - sadface

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

    Two possible reasons...

    1) They think they can have a captive audience for 5 nights running

    2) They've cocked up and don't want episodes towards the end to get lost in the Easter scheduling

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

    I don't just want this to be about Mayday - I don't understand why they did it last time or the time before. It might be "Event TV" if there was only one channel, but when folk have things they watch at 9, they aren't going to change their habits. As Victoria says, put it on on Saturdays, which is usually a howling wasteland of celebrity and game shows. Next Sunday they are trying a 2 night thing - Shetland, on on Sunday and Monday - but then I'll have the same prob with Revenge on Monday. I'll have to sort it out. And there's Person of Interest on Sunday.....smiley - doh It's like some sort of chess game .... Just show the drama in one spot of one day and leave it there FHS...

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    Posted by AmosBurke (U8229185) on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

    ...then on saurdays there is nothing worth watching at all....smiley - sadface  I think Saturday night is the one night BBC shows something that is actually worth watching. I refer, or course, to Engrenages. smiley - ok

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    Posted by Essential Rabbit (U3613943) on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

    To get it over with as quickly and painlessly as possible.

    Otherwise it's just another bluddy stupid scheduling idea.

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

    One other thought is that it gives it a sense of happening in real time

    Just a thought.

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    Posted by Turner (U14992668) on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

    Why do they do it? 
    Because they're getting desperate and they think restricted/different supply is the only way to add value and get people to watch this crap?

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    but then I'll have the same prob with Revenge on Monday. I'll have to sort it out. And there's Person of Interest on Sunday..... 

    We record revenge on +1 and Person of Interest is repeated on Friday afternoon. There's also Dexter and Hawaii Five-0 on at 9.00pm on Sundays.

    It does seem a little silly for Mayday and Broadchurch to be up against each other as they have a similar lost child plot. I can't help wondering if there is some espionage going on and they are merely vying for ratings rather than considering the viewer. A similar thing almost happened late last year. My TV listings guide had a feature advert saying "coming next week" Mr Selfridge and then lo and behold The Paradise appeared so ITV postponed Mr Selfridge. Somebody somewhere must be leaking information to the opposition

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    Posted by dayraven (U13717520) ** on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    It does seem a little silly for Mayday and Broadchurch to be up against each other as they have a similar lost child plot. 
    They're both from the same production company, Kudos, which might make it even sillier.

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    Posted by dayraven (U13717520) ** on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    Somebody somewhere must be leaking information to the opposition 
    Thought I should add that there will be a lot of information about commissions which is public, which people not in the business won't usually look for -- I'm not, but I'd still heard about The Paradise long before it aired.

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    Posted by minimetto (U1159894) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    Two possible reasons...

    1) They think they can have a captive audience for 5 nights running

    2) They've cocked up and don't want episodes towards the end to get lost in the Easter scheduling 


    Well, I might have been a 'captive audience' if it had been shown weekly - I will not stay at home every evening just to suit the vagaries of BBC scheduling. Some of us have lives and responsibilites to carry out not sit with our feet up watching this nightly series.

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    Posted by Pat Shed (U4664057) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    I like strip scheduling. Blimey, I don't know what I'll be doing at 9.00pm this Sunday, let alone at 9pm on the Sunday in 5 weeks' time.

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    Posted by average40 (U14458923) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    Does it really matter n the 21stC? Is there really anyone out there with a TV that does not have some form of recording facility?

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    Well, I might have been a 'captive audience' if it had been shown weekly - I will not stay at home every evening just to suit the vagaries of BBC scheduling. Some of us have lives and responsibilites to carry out not sit with our feet up watching this nightly series 

    I don't know how high the number of people with Sky+ or similar is but I'd have thought that most people have some sort of recording device and so can watch them at their leisure. I don't actually watch that much "live" TV especially on commercial channels because there are far too many ad breaks. I've watched one episode of Mayday and will have 2 in the Skybox by tonight. It will probably be the end of the week before I catch up completely

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    My mum for one. But then she wouldn't be watching Mayday given its content.

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    Monty Burns - I explained this. I watch and record things at 9 on most days. Tonight it's watch Lightfields and record NCIS. I can only record one thing while watching a different channel. So I can't record Mayday as well. I pointed out that if they had given it a late night repeat (they often do this on BBC 3) I could have recorded it all in a week. They didn't so I didn't watch it, and couldn't record it. OK, I'll have plenty to watch, but most of it will not be on the BBC.

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    Posted by scientistamafier (U3083937) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    Does it really matter n the 21stC? Is there really anyone out there with a TV that does not have some form of recording facility?  

    I don't possess any way of recording tv programmes. The DVD player died a while back and we are toying with what we should replace it with. Not a techno phobe but find the range of options bewildering!

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    Posted by zelda (U2012536) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    I don't possess any kind of telly recording thingies either.

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    I have a rather old TV with a digital freeview recorder linked to it. I can watch one channel and record another, or record 2 and not watch Freeview. I can watch a dvd played on my DVD player at the same time, though and record 2 channels. How do you get your digital TV scientistamfier? Or do you just have a digibox with no recorder?

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    Posted by Going_once (U14931925) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    They are doing it again next week with Shetland, over two nights this time, which is a shame because Part 2 is going to clash with Part 2 of Broadchurch. I know I could watch ITV on the hour butI can only do one intense location based detective drama a day, or even in a week. Decisions, decisions. Not to mention that Part 1 of Shetland clashes with the last ever episode of Being Human - which is only repeated in the middle of night. Rats, and double rats. Will have to consider purchasing a recording thingy but that means setting up the TV again and or upping my broadband limit - and where's the money coming from I would like to know. I'm having a stress attack just thinking about it.

    smiley - headhurts

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    Posted by GARGLEBLASTER (U3191065) on Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    Why do they do it? Why put Mayday on every night? 

    Because it's so bad that the sooner it's over the better!

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  • Message 23

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    Posted by scientistamafier (U3083937) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    How do you get your digital TV scientistamfier? Or do you just have a digibox with no recorder?
     


    We bought a tv with inbuilt Freeview in 2010. I suspect that at the time we didn't think we'd want to record much tv. Also the type of recording systems were changing and we decided to wait for things to settle down. Of course since then things like Youview became available

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    Posted by Drsdaughter (U12521046) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    I don't have a recorder now. I have not had one since the Christmas before last. I didn't watch "Mayday" because it put me in mind of Gennette Tate who disappeared in 1978 and who has never been found. Her bicycle was on the ground with a wheel spinning when her friends found it but she has never been seen again. I do wish that the truth would come out.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Only got part way through Mayday so far, I'm not convinced that every night was a good idea. The disruption may not be worth it.

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