Thursday, March 23, 2006

Near miss of the TV titans

The Daily Star got very excited today, splashing its front cover with the story that 'Big Brother' and the 'Celebrity X-Factor' are set to go head to head.

It's exclusive front-page story talks of a ratings war, with ITV throwing the first punch with 'Celebrity X-Factor' set to launch on bank holiday Monday, clashing with the first week of 'Big Brother 7'.

Hang on a second? Doesn't 'X-Factor' run on Saturday night's and 'Big Brother' every weeknight, with its ratings puller on Friday night?

But then "ITV and C4 reality TV shows not to clash in schedules" makes less of a headline. Maybe that's why the full story was moved to page 23 of the Daily Star, which seems to be generally fulfilling its mission of taking the news out of news.


At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Wayne said...

I haven't read today's Star but I'm assuming it's actually referring to Celebrity X Factor. This is planned to be shown on consecutive nights, so it WILL actually clash with Big Brother.

At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be Celeb X-Factor that's the one up next although they have been quiet about who's on it. I still don't see how they clash?

Other than Kate Thornton and Davina McCall being two TV air heads sharing primetime. It could well be that.

At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking as someone without the X Factor I find it hard to get excited about this.

Nice Cheryl Tweedy picture.


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