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Sunday, June 11, 2006


Someone needs to explain to me why Endemol are doing this? In Steve's excellent post, he highlights the danger of two shows per night, particularly the loss of familiarity/attachnment from viewer to contestant. But who, out there, has been asking for this?

Now don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of DOND, but you can have too much of a good thing. If Michelle Pfeiffer came to my door every night demanding to have her wicked way with me, eventually I would have to say, 'No Michelle, I need my own space', and close the door on her. Can you imagine how upset Michelle would be? Well its the same for DOND, Noel is going to be working his tail off to try to maintain the interest, and people are going to be switching over in their 1000s just because they have had enough.....poor Noel will be left devasted just like Michelle.

And Sue, who doesn't seem to be at all worried about Michelle coming round, has just suggested that maybe Noel was off ill at the end of May as a direct result of doing too much.

So why on Earth are you doing this Endemol?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you were asking seriously or not, but on the assumption you were I have several answers:

For those who don't want to follow the footy, DOND is a strong alternative and they know it.
It's on at primetime 8-9pm which means 3 things:
1. It will attract more attention. This means more viewers which means more advertising revenue and more people phoning in for the daily prize, which you can bet will be very high every day.
2. 3 ad breaks = more income over 2 ad breaks.
3. Big brother immediately follows it. Publicity for one = publicity for the other. And again that means more advertising revenue and if people get hooked, morecash to vote people out.

Endemol know exactly what they're doing and I suspect the numbers coming in will be higher than any numbers they lose.

Money aside, I've seen the special thing they're going to do (I won't spoil it here but wikipedia / dond uk article has the details) and I'm rather excited about it.

Hearing Noel remind us it musn't be the quarter mill, musn't be the 100 thousand over and over again twice a day and hearing his hilarious (sarc.) puns into ad breaks 5 times a day will be the hardest part for me.

Having said all that I agree with Sue; Noel's getting on a bit now and this much work can't be good for him.
However I'm not so sure this week was the cause of him being ill. The show is filmed something between 1 month and 5 months in advance depending what you believe. They may have doubled the production rate to get everything filmed to the end of the year which would probably be the cause.
We need more players to show up and tell us when they actually played.