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  • AJ
    AJ
    Participant

    In my opinion, Sky doesn’t really pay enough attention to it’s schedules on Sky News. The prestige channel is just a bit… erm… stale. They’ve been concentrating too much on Sky News Today recently. Which part of the schedule do you think needs the most attention?

    #18487
    Stevo
    Stevo
    Participant

    Which part of the schedule do you think needs the most attention?

    Dunno, but there should have been an option in your poll for the adverts. I don’t have a problem with much in the Sky News schedule, but the commercial breaks and that Halifax ad just before the weather drive me up the wall. It’s the one advantage that BBC News 24 has, no adverts. (It’s just a pity about their dull presentation. – They are getting better though, I’ll give them that.)

    #22413
    AJ
    AJ
    Participant

    there’s nothing you can really do about the adverts – they have to exist to fund the channel – no ads, no channel – it’s simple. I know they didn’t have many/any ads during the war last year, but i’d imagine they lost an awful lot of money then.

    IMO ITV News is worse for ads – every time I flip onto that channel they have an advert on.

    With regards to BBC News – its funded by the licence fee, so they don’t have to worry about advertising etc.

    #22414
    Stevo
    Stevo
    Participant

    IMO ITV News is worse for ads – every time I flip onto that channel they have an advert on.

    That always seems to be the case with me too, although I think Fox News is even worse.

    I remember in the aftermath of the events of 9/11 Sky News didn’t have any commercial breaks for days!

    I hate adverts! Necessary they may be, but they are still bloody annoying at times.

    #22415
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    I would like to see some Programs on in the back half hour. Maybe bring back technofile, Showbiz, Money, Your call ETC..

    I was looking at Sky News’ ratings in 1998/9 and program’s like Sportsline, Fashion TV and Technofile were in the ten 10 for most watched programs on Sky News (per week)

    The Saturday edition of Sunrise (8am) is currently the most watched show on Sky News and has been for the last 4 weeks.

    (Ratings information from BARB)

    #22416
    Newsroom
    Newsroom
    Participant

    Johnnie have u got a link to tell us how we can view individual sky news program ratings?

    BARB??

    #22417
    Kev667
    kev667
    Participant
    #22418
    Fusionlad
    fusionlad
    Participant

    From that link…

    Sky News – Millions Viewing (Including Timeshift) – w/e 18/04/2004

    1 SKY NEWS AT TEN (Wed 2200) 0.11

    2 SUNRISE (Sat 0800) 0.10

    3 LIVE AT FIVE (Sun 1800) 0.10

    4 LIVE AT FIVE (Sat 1800) 0.09

    5 SUNRISE (Mon 0900) 0.09

    6 LIVE AT FIVE (Fri 1700) 0.08

    7 SKY NEWS (Wed 2237) 0.08

    8 NINE O’CLOCK NEWS (Wed 2100) 0.08

    9 SUNRISE (Thu 0900) 0.07

    10 SKY NEWS TODAY (Thu 1000) 0.07

    #22419
    Barty
    barty
    Participant

    The Saturday edition of Sunrise (8am) is currently the most watched show on Sky News and has been for the last 4 weeks.

    Is this because Emma is presenting the Saturday edition of Sunrise?

    #22420
    Newsroom
    Newsroom
    Participant

    Id say so and dont forget its normally Steve Dixon aswell whom Im sure the girls dont mind looking at!!

    But I do find it strange that the Saturday edition beats the weekday ones-like u would assume ppl are in bed that hour of a Sat morning, wouldn’t you?

    #22421
    Steven
    Steven
    Participant

    But I do find it strange that the Saturday edition beats the weekday ones-like u would assume ppl are in bed that hour of a Sat morning, wouldn’t you?

    Well, Sky News does have a good track record at the weekends in term of audience; the evening bullitens often do well. It’s essentially, I believe, to do with the fact that terrestrial news programmes are thinner on the ground over the weekend.

    #22422
    Breakfast News
    Breakfast News
    Participant

    IMO Sunrise should try to get viewers from BBC Breakfast. Have more discussion like Brekkie, and make good use of the newswall.

    #22423
    Hello
    Hello
    Participant

    Which part of the schedule do you think needs the most attention?

    coloro:darkblue[color=darkred]Dunno, but there should have been an option in your poll for the adverts. I don’t have a problem with much in the Sky News schedule, but the commercial breaks and that Halifax ad just before the weather drive me up the wall.[/colorc

    Stevo has a point about the adverts. Necessary as they are couldn’t they have fewer but longer commercial breaks. Also, the music used at the top of the hour when they are reading the headlines doesn’t sound as good since they changed it. They should have left it as it was.

    #22424
    ST34
    ST34
    Participant

    I’m surprised by the poll results to date. Now with Lorna, Sunrise is twice the program it was before (she joined).

    8-12 is bland. Weekend is dull.

    #22425
    AJ
    AJ
    Participant

    The poll was started quite a while before the Sunrise revamp though. I’d agree that Sunrise is much MUCH better now though.

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