Blind Date

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Channel 5

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Paul O’Grady is the brand new host of the Blind Date remake

Complaining concerning the good climate actually is not one thing you may hear British folks doing usually.

However there’s one group of people that would actively welcome rain and chilly: TV producers.

Scores are inclined to drop off a cliff every time the climate is sweet exterior, as viewers head to the park or have a BBQ of their backyard.

This weekend was no exception – and a few of the main TV exhibits misplaced out consequently.

On Saturday evening, all the main networks had been punting their massive exhibits, with a couple of newcomers on the block.

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Pitch Battle is a sing-off contest with completely different visitor judges every week

BBC One launched its newest music present, Pitch Battle, which noticed Kelis and Gareth Malone on the judging panel of the brand new expertise contest which pits choirs and a capella teams in opposition to one another.

However the present, which aired at 19:30 BST, solely attracted a mean viewers of two million viewers, round 800,00zero fewer than watched quiz present Who Dares Wins in the identical timeslot final week.

Channel 5 additionally aired the primary episode of the reincarnated Blind Date at 19:00 BST, which noticed Paul O’Grady taking on the presenting reins from Cilla Black, who fronted the unique collection.

The present carried out extraordinarily nicely for the channel, with a mean of 1.5m viewers watching it dwell and peaking at 1.9m, in keeping with in a single day figures.

A Channel 5 spokeswoman stated Blind Date greater than doubled their common variety of viewers for its primetime Saturday evening slot.

There was plenty of love for O’Grady on social media:

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Adam Salkie tweeted: “By no means a simple job taking on a TV basic from an unimaginable hostess. Nevertheless, Paul O’Grady is good. Fulfilling present #BlindDate.”

However not everybody was a fan.

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Twitter/Arlene Woollard

Pitch Battle additionally had a combined response.

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Twitter/Deborah Glover MBE

However some viewers cherished it.

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Twitter/Sally Goodwin

The BBC confirmed a unique instalment of Pitch Battle than the one initially scheduled because of the latest Grenfell fireplace tragedy.

“On account of tune lyrics and themes, the choice has been taken to interchange the unique opening episode,” the corporation said in a statement.

The highest present of the evening was ITV’s expertise present The Voice Youngsters, which aired concurrently Pitch Battle.

The singing contest, judged by, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones, averaged 2.9m dwell viewers and peaked at three.5m.

But it surely was down on final week’s episode, which noticed 4 million tune in dwell, peaking at four.3m.

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