2009 – How was it for you?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 by

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Alongside planned end-of-the-decade business, OTT is hunkering down once again to prepare its review of the year’s television.

And, as always, we’d really like your contribution. Jack Kibble-White will be putting together the finished piece (and to see previous years, click here) so please email him your comments, essays, paeans and poison pen letters to him by Tuesday December 15 (erm, 2009).

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5 Responses to “2009 – How was it for you?”

  1. Stuart Ian Burns on November 24th, 2009 5:10 pm

    Good god, was Trimble this year!?! I thought it was at least two cycles ago.

    Otherwise, I’ll put my thinking cap on.

  2. Iain Griffiths on November 24th, 2009 11:45 pm

    Cycles? What is this? America’s Next Top Model? Series, man series…

  3. Glenn Aylett on November 26th, 2009 7:51 pm

    As was pointed out last year, the soaps are no longer guaranteed top billing every week. The week I’m A Celeb was launched saw The X Factor, I’m A Celeb, Strictly Come Dancing and Doc Martin grab the top four places with Corrie and Eastenders down to fifth and sixth in the charts. On one occasion this year Strictly went head to head with Corrie and beat it by 4 million viewers. The overkill with episodes, repetitive and often depressing plots and poor acting are seeing viewers turn away and in a time of recession this isn’t what people want.

  4. Stuart Ian Burns on November 28th, 2009 1:20 am

    I of course meant cycles in the Martian sense of the word (looks for the door).

  5. Glenn Aylett on December 24th, 2009 3:55 pm

    This could be seen as the year when seventies type ratings returned for entertainment shows: the final of BGT pulling in the highest audience figure for a Saturday programme since the early 80s and episodes of the X Factor pulling in 15 million viewers.