He gained millions of fans and multiple syndicates after his successful BBC launch in 2009.
But the popular Pointless quiz would have benefited from an increase in audience ratings following the coronavirus crisis, with more viewers listening if the daily briefing – which is broadcast at the same time – is led by a deputy unpopular.
It is understood that the popularity of each conservative figurehead determines the number of people who connect to the show, which will air on BBC2 at 5:15 a.m. while the briefing will take place on BBC1.
Inconsistent: Useless would have suffered from fluctuating audience figures due to the coronavirus crisis, the ratings increasing or decreasing depending on the political figure who animates the daily government briefing
According to Richard Osman, who created the series, the odds increase if the besieged Secretary of Health, Matt Hancock, faces the question-and-answer session live, only to dive if the popular Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak takes the reins.
He told The Mirror: ‘Pointless definitely gets a new audience, although we are sometimes against Boris Johnson or Matt Hancock.
“If it’s Matt Hancock, our grades go up, but when it’s Rishi Sunak, we’re in trouble. He truly is the Bradley Walsh of the Cabinet. ”
Divider: according to Richard Osman, who created the series, the grades drop if the besieged Secretary of Health, Matt Hancock, directs the Q&A live
… only to increase if the popular chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak takes the reins
You don’t need to see four teams of two contestants trying to find the right answers to four sets of factual questions, with the winning team having the opportunity to win the show’s cash prize.
Reflecting on its growing popularity, host Alexander Armstrong admitted that the current lockout had a positive effect on the ratings.
“We spend a lot of time in our heads,” he told the Radio Times. “For some people, it is a pleasant place to live, and for some, it is a very difficult place to live.
Funny: “If it’s Matt Hancock, our grades go up, but when it’s Rishi Sunak, we’re in trouble. He’s really the Bradley Walsh Cabinet, “said designer Richard Osman.
“A quiz distracts you. You can’t worry as much if you try to think of an African country. ”
The show had a peak audience of seven million in the years following its launch, its success having led to the transition from BBC2 to BBC1 in 2011.
Its easily reproducible format has also been syndicated worldwide, notably in Australia, where it was launched in 2018.
Serbia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland and Switzerland also offer their own versions of the show.
Success: Reflecting on its growing popularity, host Alexander Armstrong (photo with Osman) admitted that the current lockout has had a positive effect on ratings
Popular: The show had a peak audience of seven million in the years following its launch, its success having led to the transition from BBC2 to BBC1 in 2011