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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: BBC lose Neighbours Reply with quote

The BBC has withdrawn from bidding for the rights to show Aussie soap Neighbours. This means that from next year the programme will move to either ITV or five.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't say I will mourn it's passing, waste of money if you ask me.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A silly move by Freemantle (Neighbours owners) - the ratings will inevitably drop, and the show could be cancelled. They're going for the quick buck rather than thinking long-term.

I'm glad the BBC didn't pay 300m for 8 years. That's extortionate, and if Grade wants to pay it for ITV he's a bigger fool than I took him for.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
A silly move by Freemantle (Neighbours owners) - the ratings will inevitably drop, and the show could be cancelled. They're going for the quick buck rather than thinking long-term.

I'm glad the BBC didn't pay 300m for 8 years. That's extortionate, and if Grade wants to pay it for ITV he's a bigger fool than I took him for.


I dont see why ratings would inevitably drop? ITV seem to be doing ok ratings wise with their other soaps.
I'd say ITV can still make money on the show at that price. The average hour of TV would cost at least 50k-100k in daytime anyway.

300m/ 8 years = 37.5m per year / 50 weeks = 750k per week or 150k per day.

Still probably works out cheaper than making a show in the UK.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that mean that we can have Rolf's cartoon club back? Embarassed showing my age.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
Does that mean that we can have Rolf's cartoon club back? Embarassed showing my age.


Dr Kildare perhaps?
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M A G I C R O U N D A B O U T Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the testcard would be better than Neighbours Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:

Dr Kildare perhaps?

Isn't that the one which R2's Desmond Carrington starred in?
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Showing my age now)

No, that was Emergency Ward 10
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
gfloyd wrote:

Dr Kildare perhaps?

Isn't that the one which R2's Desmond Carrington starred in?

Richard Chambermaid was Dr Kildare Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
I dont see why ratings would inevitably drop?

It's not completely inevitable, but it's most likely. They've been on a downward trend for a while now (in line with most TV) but it depends on what the BBC do now - if they drop one or both showings before ITV or Five can start theirs the momentum will be lost and the audience will drop off, just like what happened when Home And Away went to Five. There's also the fact that many of the BBC1 viewers simply don't turn over to ITV1 during daytime.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There's also the fact that many of the BBC1 viewers simply don't turn over to ITV1 during daytime.


Well its going to five anyway, so that wont be an issue Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I discovered that right after I posted. So bye-bye Neighbours!
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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M A G I C R O U N D A B O U T Laughing Laughing Laughing


Yeah!

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and all of the other five minute shows before the 5.35 news.... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time for bed said Zebedee!

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOINNGGG!!!
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never mind it saves the licence fee so they can spend it on Graham Norton Shocked....... It wont be a loss to my TV screen as I havn't watched it in years.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Never mind it saves the licence fee so they can spend it on Graham Norton


Hopefully someone will poach him. Although boiling might be a better option. Or deep frying.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:


Hopefully someone will poach him. Although boiling might be a better option. Or deep frying.


Maybe we could have a BBQ?

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Showing my age now--we might get Masterteams back!

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