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19-09-2020, 22:36   #5851
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Will they ever get rid of Virgin Media Three?
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19-09-2020, 23:32   #5852
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I see VM are now promo-ing - and I quote (from it) - "That Who Wants to be a Millionaire episode we've all heard about!" ... Apart from the fact that over the past 2 weeks the whole county now knows who, how, & when the million was won, they even show the final answer and the celebrations in the promo! Before they've even shown the episode!
Awful promo. How can anyone sign off on that.

So judging by tonight's repeat of Sunday's episode - they've shown Ep 5 and 6 of Series 34 so far. So now they'll jump to Series 35 Episode 5 for the 1million show. So they'll be skipping 7 episodes. What an odd way of doing things.
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Haven't seen the ad when are they showing the million winning episode?

Oh I see it's on now oops

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21-09-2020, 16:23   #5854
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The new Tonight Show appears to be struggling, scraping into VM1's Top 20 with 82,000 viewers - evidently people are missing Ivan Yates.
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21-09-2020, 20:23   #5855
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The new Tonight Show appears to be struggling, scraping into VM1's Top 20 with 82,000 viewers - evidently people are missing Ivan Yates.
Also covid helped those figures at this point there's only so much covid talk you can take. Would be interesting to know how news at 8 is doing.
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21-09-2020, 21:25   #5856
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Also covid helped those figures at this point there's only so much covid talk you can take. Would be interesting to know how news at 8 is doing.
I like the news at 8. Think they do a good job producing news programmes. I used like the Tonight show but I haven’t really watched it since it came back for that very reason - I’m limiting my Covid intake every day. I watched Ciara interview Niall Collins FF the other night and some other person (name escapes me now) and thought she was good. But I’ve found myself watching documentaries or comedy at night now
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21-09-2020, 23:43   #5857
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Family Fortunes next Sunday - a week late.
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surely they need to send their scheduling intern back to school... all over the place random itv programmes that have already been shown 100 times pop up in prime time.
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22-09-2020, 12:49   #5859
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surely they need to send their scheduling intern back to school... all over the place random itv programmes that have already been shown 100 times pop up in prime time.
If you like Autopsies, then your choice last night was:
9pm VM3
12:30am VM2
1am VM1

And for next Monday:
9pm VM3
12midnight VM3
1am VM1
2.30 VM2

Tonight on VM2
8pm Heartbeat - Series 6 - First broadcast 24 years ago
9pm A Touch Of Frost - Series 1 First broadcast 28 years ago

And the alternative to that schedule on VM3 is Vera - Series 1 - First broadcast 9 years ago
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Tonight on VM2
8pm Heartbeat - Series 6 - First broadcast 24 years ago
9pm A Touch Of Frost - Series 1 First broadcast 28 years ago

And the alternative to that schedule on VM3 is Vera - Series 1 - First broadcast 9 years ago
I have no real problem with this as long as they know their audience. All of these shows are really for VM3, I am sure they could find other alternative repeats for VM2.

Can you imagine the faux outrage from the media if UTV Ireland carried on the way VM have done with WWTBAM?
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22-09-2020, 15:54   #5861
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Could they not aim VM2 at the youth like E4 or would that not work.
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Could they not aim VM2 at the youth like E4 or would that not work.
Because they're so dependent on the ITV Studios catalogue, if they tried that - they'd just end up being a mini ITV2, where Celebrity Juice and You've Been Framed would be on rotation.

3e did have Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Futurama, The Middle, That 70s Show, 30 Rock and more only a few years ago. They gave up on Family Guy and American Dad once the ITV Studios programming became available - and so instead there's repeats of Midsomer Murder, Frost, Morse.
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Because they're so dependent on the ITV Studios catalogue, if they tried that - they'd just end up being a mini ITV2, where Celebrity Juice and You've Been Framed would be on rotation.

3e did have Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Futurama, The Middle, That 70s Show, 30 Rock and more only a few years ago. They gave up on Family Guy and American Dad once the ITV Studios programming became available - and so instead there's repeats of Midsomer Murder, Frost, Morse.
From what I can tell VM see the value of their daytime &news output, sports and ITV

Films are on rotation, with the odd import e.g schitts creek not sure how they have that.
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From what I can tell VM see the value of their daytime &news output, sports and ITV

Films are on rotation, with the odd import e.g schitts creek not sure how they have that.
Just go to https://www.itvstudios.com/ - and you'll see Schitt's Creek at the very top - due to their Emmy wins recently.

They have actually showed some newer films - even a few premieres which was unheard of for a while for VM. Now, not such blockbusters, but films like Den Of Thieves and Sleepless (yes, I never heard of them either) have been premieres recently. Not sure where they come from in terms of package rights.
There have also been some straight to TV Movies, like Eight Days To Live and The Triumph - that must come from some sort of Lifetime TV Movie deal.

Would like if they rebranded one of the channels to certain times. For Halloween, change VM3 to VM Halloween, and show some horror films - maybe even the cheap muck they have on Sci-Fi.
Then for Christmas - Virgin Media Christmas Three. There is a mountain of Xmas films out there - you only have to see how Channel 5 go huge on these in November and December. It's all about generating some publicity. Look at how easily Sky rename their channels like Sky Darts, Sky Sports Ashes, Sky Cinema Harry Potter etc..
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Those temporary renames cause (or used to) cause the cable side of VM headaches of a massive order because of the different way their conditional access system works from Sky...they had to keep a dummy channel open in the 800s with the old name so customers could keep access to their recordings. Don’t know if that’s still the case these days.
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