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  • Message 1. Posted by Goodbyegirl (U9926258) on Tuesday, 6th October 2009 permalink

    I do not know if this is the most appropriate forum for this thread but I have just read that X Factor has beaten SCD again this week a- adding over a million viewers on last week - Mr C must be loving all this SCD drama and farce smiley - smiley

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  • Message 2. Posted by archipelago (U14141038) on Tuesday, 6th October 2009 permalink

    I think this is the right forum because one of the judges is the probable reason for the viewing figures.

    Mr C owns and controls his program and is on the ball when it comes to giving the public what they want.

    Unfortunately for SCD no one person is in control and a winning formula is being destroyed by too many suits with too little experience muscling in on the SCD decision making process as a way of furthering their careers.

    With things now going wrong they deny responsibility in order save their bonuses and reputations. Unlike the successful Mr C, no one at the BBC will correct mistakes.

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  • Message 3. Posted by ConwayTwitty (U14142939) on Tuesday, 6th October 2009 permalink

    Hi Goodbygirl, could you possibly let me have the link to the article you read re viewing figures? I started a thread in the Fans' Spa last week in order to publish the weekly BARB figures. I've just checked on the BARB website and the latest ones they have are for 14-20 September.

    If you want to see those figures go the Fan's Spa and the thread is called 'Viewing Figures'.

    Many thanks, CT. smiley - ok

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  • Message 4. Posted by landgirl (U14141191) on Tuesday, 6th October 2009 permalink

    Well said archipelago!!

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  • Message 5. Posted by Prodancers fan (U14129939) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    I love Strictly Come Dancing but I must admit I hope their viewing figures and voting monies plumet. I cannot accept Alesha Dixon as judge. Karen Hardy would have been perfect.

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  • Message 6. Posted by David Tee (U6814587) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    I think this is the right forum because one of the judges is the probable reason for the viewing figures.


    There will be many reasons behind the viewing figures - Alesha's role as a judge will be just one of them. So, possible, rather than probable.

    However, two factors are likely to figure ahead of that one

    1) The celebrities are unknown / not interesting enough
    2) The program clashes with X factor

    Without research it is impossible to say what are the reasons behind the viewing figures, and what the priority of those reasons are.

    For those who insist that Alesha Dixon IS to blame for the viewing figures, it's worth pointing out that the viewing figures for last saturday rose by nearly 1 million viewers compared to the previous Saturday.

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  • Message 7. Posted by highlandlassie (U14119791) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    totally agree with you David Tee

    there are many reasons why the viewing figures are lower than x factor, but to try and blame them on Alesha is just the latest bandwagon to jump on.
    I also feel to see where the "crisis" is that people are talking about, I think the show is fine as it is, but if you want to get all negative then it's easy to blame the change in judges

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  • Message 8. Posted by disco bunny (U12791625) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    and voting monies plumet


    The BBC don't make a profit out of that so it's no skin off their nose how many people vote. Or how few.



    (And for any casual readers - no, there is no link to 'Children in Need' and there wasn't last year either.)

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  • Message 9. Posted by disco bunny (U12791625) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    In reply to the OP.

    Is nobody stunned that a programme like SCD comes anywhere /close/ to The X Factor?

    We've got used to it now but think - a programme based around ballroom dancing, with miliions and millions of viewers.

    That's an incredible success in anybody's book.

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  • Message 10. Posted by TomChambersFan (U14140810) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    I agree that there are many factors in the viewing figures but the audience has been treated very shabbily by the BBC. Not being listened to is the greatest insult and as it is competition the integrity of the Judging is important. I could not watch X Factor under any circumstances but can understand why Strictly is losing out

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  • Message 11. Posted by disco bunny (U12791625) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    Morning TomChambersFan smiley - hug, he was great wasn't he?

    Excuse me whilst I shout.

    as it is competition the integrity of the Judging is important.



    IT'S A BUNCH OF Z LIST CELEBS WHO WANT TO INPROVE THEIR PROFILE, IT IS NOT LIFE AND DEATH, THEY ARE DAMN LUCKY TO BE IN THE SHOW!!!

    Thanks, I needed that. smiley - hug

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  • Message 12. Posted by Redcurrant (U1754354) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    as it is competition the integrity of the Judging is important.


    Hilarious, absolutely hilarious.

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  • Message 13. Posted by Redcurrant (U1754354) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    Looking at the BARB site I can only see that the figures are the same as last year - give or take a few hundred people.

    So what's all the fuss again?

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  • Message 14. Posted by chirpergirl (U14141189) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    Wonder how viewing figures compare with same week show last year for SCD.

    I was under impression candidates are approached by BBC to take part so perhaps some people were asked and couldn't do it due to pressure of other work so lesser known celebrities were found.

    I would have thought there are many reasons for variations in viewing figures for any programme but I hazard a guess Alesha being on judging panel would be high in a list of reasons for not watching or even tuning in of course.

    Personally, I find Alesha a turn-off and have not watched SCD since second show.

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  • Message 15. Posted by Redcurrant (U1754354) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    Wonder how viewing figures compare with same week show last year for SCD


    1st week 2008 - Sat 8480000, Sun 8610000
    1st week 2009 - Sat 8919000, Fri 8425000

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  • Message 16. Posted by BBC CiN Paul_Host (U14107885) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    Yes, viewing figures for Strictly Come Dancing this year are fairly consistant for the same period of the show last year, give or take a couple of hundred thousand viewers each way.

    However, ITV's voting shows - such as The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent - have seen a major increase of between 2 and 3 million on the same time period last year. Some commentators have referred to the "Susan Boyle Factor" raising the figures.

    I do need to address a common misconception though in the thread above. Whenever anyone votes in Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC does not take any money whatsoever from those calls. There is NO profit derived from running the vote.

    The cost of making a call to vote on Strictly Come Dancing covers the cost of running the vote and the fees of the telephone companies you're dialling (BT, etc). No money AT ALL goes back in to the BBC's coffers from the voting.

    So anyone hoping that lower viewing figures will impact on the BBC's profits is sadly mistaken.

    Kind regards,

    Strictly Host '09

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  • Message 17. Posted by buttercup (U14143875) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    Itv has said they have less money to make Dancing on ice 2010 and there will be lesser known celebs. I am sure the BBC has same problem.
    Both show started off with Eight or Ten couples and now have thirteen or sixteen couples which more or less doubles the cost of the show.
    I am glad they make these sort of show all we had few years ago was gladiators and not much else for years.

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  • Message 18. Posted by ConwayTwitty (U14142939) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    <So anyone hoping that lower viewing figures will impact on the BBC's profits is sadly mistaken.>

    What an odd tone for a Strictly Host to adopt.

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  • Message 19. Posted by Goodbyegirl (U9926258) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    I agree Conway Twitty - I started the thread to highlight that despite changes/clashes etc - the X Factor is the show which benefitting - I am pro BBC but they do make mistakes on occasions and I think that they have with SCD this year - not just replacing Arlene but the deliberate clashes with X Factor - IMO viewers have voted with their feet so to speak

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  • Message 20. Posted by kim (U14148808) on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 permalink

    well Mr Cowell will have 1000001 extra viewers this coming sat becasue i'll be watching XF. AND the reason is - XF have robbie williams and SCD is much better watched from recorded because then you can FF the annoying bits - and we all know which bits they are

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