British Television

16.8 million watch England v Switzerland on BBC One and 8.9 million streams on BBC iPlayer

BBC Sport coverage of England at Euro 2024 drew in more than three quarters of the nation’s TV viewers as the Three Lions took on Switzerland in their quarter final match last night. England’s reward for their dramatic penalty shootout win is a place in the last four with the semi-final against Netherlands on Wednesday against.

BBC Sport brought the nation together in huge numbers across BBC TV and iPlayer with a peak audience of 16.8 million people watching BBC Sport coverage live on BBC One. The match was also streamed 8.9 million times across BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app and there was an average match audience of 13.6 million, resulting in a 77 % share. The expectation and build up to the game pulled in a huge audience on the BBC Sport website with 10.5 million visitors throughout the day, and 5.3 million following the match online with the page being viewed 16.6 million times during the nail-biting game.

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BBC commentator John Hunt’s wife Carol Hunt and two daughters have been killed in an alleged crossbow attack.

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Terrible, terrible news. That monster is just disgusting.

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Leading story on breakfast news.


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Should this have been in a radio thread?

I find it disgusting when they mention the value of someone’s home when reporting a tragedy like this. Or any story about someone famous or wealthy. The value of their assets has nothing to do with the story. It happens in America but now creeping into British and Australian media too.

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It’s always been a thing in the UK. The Daily Mail are notorious for it.

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A peak of 21.6 million viewers across TV and streaming watched ITV’s coverage of England v Netherlands as the three lions secured their place in Sunday’s Euro 2024 final.

Across TV and streaming, an average audience of 19.6 million viewers watched the match between 8pm and 9:55pm across ITV1 and ITVX, with 12.7 million viewers watching the overall coverage between 6.30pm and 10.45pm/ a 64% share of viewing.

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All three have signed off on the dissolution of their company W. Chump and Sons, which made the shows.

On July 11th, it filed three documents with Companies House (UK companies registrar) – declaring solvency, appointing a voluntary liquidator and making a ‘special resolution to wind up.’

The most recently filed accounts by the company indicate an annual turnover of £6 million and assets of £3.8 million.

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The coverage on both the BBC and ITV averaged around 15 million across its hours-long run time, which was just ahead of the semi-final victory over the Netherlands.

According to Barb data supplied by overnights.tv, the game was viewed by 11.3 million on BBC One and a further 3.7 million on ITV, with a share just shy of 75% of overall viewers.

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The original Bergerac series (1981-1991) was also filmed in Jersey, and produced by the BBC in association with Seven.

With Cher’s I Got U Babe in the background, UKTV’s ‘bland’ new name is out:

  • Drama put a Gaussian(?) blur on top of the previous set - feels less clever than making the D symbol part of the background. Both it and Yesterday aired a special welcome, before cutting back to the infomercials (thanks to Terence of TVWhirl for pointing it out on Pres Cafe):
  • Yesterday’s new set looks good - if you squint a bit at some of them, you can see the diagonal strokes in the Y too.
  • W just swapped the W animation for U (then the &W):
  • Dave’s just a name change.
  • Their off-air loop got a new look too:

Kinda smart on how they put the U logo first in both the ident and DOG, but I do feel like it’ll still make sense if it’s a stacked UKTV logo.

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Such a silly rebrand. There was nothing wrong with the old logos or idents. U&BOLLOCKS, more like.

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It’s a streaming first rebrand.

The streamer is now called U

The linear channels wont be around for more than a decade

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Even so, I still think U is a stupid name for a streamer.

“Ooh, Red Dwarf’s back on. What’s it on again?”
“It’s on U.”
“What’s on me?”

:laughing: It’s giving Who’s on First.

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Perhaps. But there would be an entire strategy and plan around why they went with the name.

The commercial with Cher is brilliant in creating memorability

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