Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Diane Abbott gives kiss of death to "Play it again"

The last episode of "Play it again" has been dropped from BBC1 next Sunday following disastrous ratings for last Sunday's episode featuring Diane Abbott learning to play the piano.

While this Abbott/piano episode was, I am told, a very worthy programme, it wasn't a prime time contender. There are many worthy programmes broadcast by the BBC but that doesn't mean they have to go out at prime time.

Only 2.2 million people, or 9% of the audience, watched Diane Abbott's pianoforte efforts.

In contrast, I was among the 7.9 million who watched The Royal on ITV.

I got all this information from Media Guardian, which requires registration to read the stories.

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