Wo…that’s a surprise. News 24’s straps and settings aren’t as good as Sky’s, nor the presenters. But i suppose the BBC has an underlying credibility with the public, that perhaps Sky News does not have. Nevertheless, the ratings stated above don’t take into account pubs. During the London attacks, I heard that my local pubs at least, were showing Sky News and not News 24.
Maybe one reason why N24 is more bearable is that it doesn’t have Kay Burley working for it. Seems to me N24 is not personality nor tabloid driven. The comparison daved2424 makes seems to me to very valid.
but isn’t that just the ratings from multichannel homes what about the rest. i think news24 is so boaring to watch. if this new studio is as good as people are saying sky are going to wipe the board wiith ratings.
I’ve been a keen viewer of Sky News since about 1992, I still prefer them to BBC News 24 (and the others, including the American news channels) but, personally speaking, I’m repeatedly annoyed by all the bright on-screen graphics. They make Sky appear like a TV version of The Sun, which perhaps does nothing for their image. And I hate the ticker as it’s way too distracting (but maybe that’s just me?!). But do others perhaps think Sky News is also losing viewers to BBC News 24 because they’re not broadcasting in widescreen; I hate to say it but I often turn over for live events to the Beeb because they broadcast in widescreen (although…BBC News 24’s banners are becoming increasingly intrusive too)? Does anyone have any idea if Sky will soon be widescreen?