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Rip it up

I read at the weekend that 92% of Radio Times readers are opposed to the axing of ‘Ripper Street‘. The decision has been taken on the ground that the series doesn’t attract enough viewers, yet it still has two episodes to run. If those audience figures were to double for tonight’s and next week’s episodes wouldn’t the decision-makers at New BroadcastingHouse look more than a little silly? Tonight is an opportunity for fans of the series to fight back. Let’s spread the word on Twitter.

To keep the debate alive, I have a question for those in charge at the BBC. Given the millions of people who now watch telly through devices that allow them to watch one programme while recording another to be watched later, just how accurate are those viewing figures?

 

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  1. December 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Is the BBC run by the same gang of single-celled idiots that rule the roost at US nets? First, they kill off “The Hour” (don’t get me started on that one), then “Copper,” now “Ripper Street.” Based on airtime ratings, when most people DVR *everything* – WTF are they using for brains? Don’t answer that, I’m afraid I already know …

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