The message at sold-out Realscreen 2012 was “Welcome to the Reality Gold Rush!”
The vibe was all business.
It was an honest industrial experience that had more in common with a trip to Arkansas to pitch Walmart than with the fading glamour of the international program development process at, say, MIP.
- The hotel was locked down against lobby rats, badge swappers and other kinds of gatecrashers.
- Delegates flocked between sessions and pitch meetings in search of some pick or shovel of knowledge that might uncover their “Eureka!” moment.
- Harried commissioners coped with pitch meetings that were often double-booked and timed to the minute.
- Many thanks to all who joined in that effort!
- And what was the very first sign that blocked my path as I stepped out of the gangway?
UK Factual Ratings 2011
So, it’s a great pleasure to shift our focus to the #2 English-speaking market.
A friend shared a recent a top level report on the average ratings for UK Factual and Documentary programs broadcast last year.
- Our list below shows #36-70 (sometimes with abbreviated titles)
- The data demonstrate the wonderful and enduring British appetite for Unscripted programs delivered across an eclectic range of topics and formats
In our next post from ‘Marvelous Melbourne’:
- Watch out for the UK’s #1-35
- And our Takeaways
|36||Inside the Human Body||BBC 1||7.5||4271||Science Series|
|37||Kate in Canada||ITV1||7.5||4280||Curr Affs Special|
|38||Strictly Kosher||ITV1||7.4||4266||Obs Doc Series|
|39||The Dales||ITV1||7.4||4226||Obs Doc Series|
|40||Great British Weather||BBC 1||7.4||4237||Science Series|
|41||The Real Thumberlina||ITV1||7.2||4171||Bio|
|42||Britain’s Royal Weddings||BBC 1||7.2||4105||History|
|43||Madagascar||BBC 2||7.1||4063||Travel / Nat Hist|
|44||The Betty Driver Story||ITV1||7.1||4028||Pop History|
|45||Smugglers||ITV1||6.9||3974||Investgn / Series|
|46||Will Kate – Their Words||ITV1||6.9||3951||Current Affs|
|47||Famous, Rich + In the Slums w/Comic Relief||BBC 1||6.9||3976||Travel / Comedy|
|48||Motorway Cops||BBC 1||6.9||3950||Cop Doc Series|
|50||Wonders of the Universe||BBC 2||6.8||3905||Science|
|51||One Born Every Minute||CH4||6.8||3889||Obs Doc Series|
|52||Natural Treasures Live||BBC1||6.8||3887||Hist / Travel|
|53||Attenborough / Giant Egg||BBC2||6.8||3873||Nat History|
|54||Britain’s Royal Weddings||BBC 1||6.7||3859||History|
|55||Will Kate: Royal Love Story||BBC 1||6.7||3856||Bio|
|56||The Queen’s Palaces||BBC1||6.6||3816||Hist / Travel|
|57||Poms In Paradise||ITV1||6.6||3790||Trav / Lifestyle|
|58||The Secret Mediterranean||ITV1||6.6||3763||Doc|
|60||The Lakes (Series 2)||ITV1||6.5||3690||Travel Series|
|61||Supersize Ambulance||BBC1||6.4||3664||Obs Doc Series|
|62||The Dales||ITV1||7.4||4226||Obs Doc Series|
|63||The Real King’s Speech||CH4||6.4||3637||History|
|64||Martin Clunes: Man / Manta||ITV1||6.4||3632||Nat History|
|65||One Born Every Minute||CH4||6.3||3618||Obs Doc Series|
|66||Nature’s Miracle Babies||BBC1||6.3||3610||Nat History|
|68||Sir Jimmy Saville||BBC 1||6||3467||Bio|
|69||The Lakes at Christmas||ITV1||6||3429||Travel Series|
|70||Bang Goes the Theory: Japan Earthquake||BBC 1||6||3414||Science|