TalkTV ratings drop after high profile launch

Piers Morgan Uncensored’s audience has plummeted despite a massive advertising campaign, while another show has registered ‘no viewers’

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The film began with a riveting interview with former US President Donald Trump but now seems to be struggling to retain viewers, according to the latest ratings.

So what is its audience – and how can you watch TalkTV?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Piers Morgan will headline TalkTV’s flagship show (pictured: PA)

What is TalkTV?

TalkTV is a new channel that started broadcasting on April 25th.

It is run by News UK – Rupert Murdoch’s UK media empire, which includes newspaper headlines The Times and The Sun, as well as radio stations including Talksport, Virgin Radio and Times Radio.

Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch is behind TalkTV (Image: Getty Images)

It mainly focuses on news and current affairs, with hourly news bulletins, political debates and views, as well as documentary and entertainment programmes.

When was Piers Morgan uncensored on TalkTV?

Piers Morgan Uncensored is an hour-long news program that is TalkTV’s flagship program.

He has said he wants to bring ‘cancelled’ people, such as JK Rowling, on air to talk about their views and has vowed to honor “everyone’s right to an opinion”. and let those opinions be vigorously considered and challenged”.

Piers Morgan Uncensored airs on TV from 8 p.m. Monday to Friday.

What’s on the TalkTV schedule?

Like Piers Morgan, TalkTV viewers have a number of other shows to choose from.

At 7 p.m., political journalist Tom Newton Dunn hosts a show called The News Desk.

The program promises “frank and balanced” news, interviews and experts from News UK newspapers and radio stations.

It also has a rotating discussion board featuring voices from “across the political spectrum”.

This dashboard includes people like:

  • Former Sky News host Adam Boulton
  • Ex-Evening Standard Editor (and David Cameron’s sister-in-law) Emily Sheffield
  • Economist and socialist commentator Grace Blakeley
  • Labor MSP Anas Sarwar
  • Conservative MP Bim Afolami
Sharon Osbourne has been ‘cancelled’ after defending Piers Morgan’s comments about Meghan Markle (Image: Getty Images)

TalkTV is known to be looking to set up a satirical show in the style of the BBC’s Have I Got News For You.

What channels is TalkTV available on?

TalkTV is set to appear on all major digital TV services.

Here is a list of channels you can find it on:

  • Sky 526
  • Virgin Media 627
  • Freeview 237
  • Freesat 217

It also streams via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus (channel 4316), YouTube, as well as its own dedicated websites, apps, and social media.

What are TalkTV ratings?

Despite the hype surrounding the launch, TalkTV struggled to maintain an impressive number of audiences in its first week.

According to the broadcasters’ Audience Research Unit, TalkTV was rated as having “no viewers” during parts of the Tom Newton Dunn moment on Tuesday (May 3).

While this doesn’t necessarily mean that no one watches the show, it does show that the audience is small.

Piers Morgan Uncensored saw its metrics drop 80% from an average of 317,000 viewers on its premiere night to just 62,000 viewers a week later. TalkTV ratings drop after high profile launch


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