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Pointless ratings depend on who's leading daily coronavirus briefing, says Richard Osman

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

Pointless co-host Richard Osman has said that the show's viewership depends on which Cabinet minister is presenting the coronavirus daily briefing that day.
Speaking to Radio Times , Osman said that although daytime TV has a “very healthy” audience, the lockdown has introduced new viewers to the programme.
“Pointless is definitely getting a new audience, although we're up against Boris Johnson or Matt Hancock sometimes,” he said.
“If we're up against Matt Hancock, our ratings shoot up, but when it's Rishi Sunak, we're in trouble,” he continued. “He's very much the Bradley Walsh of the...
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Pointless Host Richard Osman Reveals Secret Weapon To Increasing Show's Ratings Is. Matt Hancock

Pointless Host Richard Osman Reveals Secret Weapon To Increasing Show's Ratings Is. Matt Hancock

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Make the most of your time in lockdown with a daily dose of celebrity news and guides to the best shows. Sign up to the entertainment newsletter. Richard Osman has claimed Pointless ' ratings increase when health secretary Matt Hancock is delivering the daily government briefings on the other channel. The quiz show often goes head to head with news coverage of the press conferences, after being bumped from its usual teatime slot on BBC One to BBC Two during the pandemic. And Richard has said viewing figures for Pointless fluctuate depending on which minister is speaking - and it's awkward...
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