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 in regards to the good climate actually is not one thing you will hear British individuals doing usually.

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

Scores are likely to drop off a cliff every time the climate is sweet outdoors, 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 reveals misplaced out because of this.

On Saturday night time, all the foremost networks have been punting their large reveals, with a couple of newcomers on the block.

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Pitch Battle is a sing-off contest with totally 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 median 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 sequence.

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

A Channel 5 spokeswoman mentioned Blind Date greater than doubled their common variety of viewers for its primetime Saturday night time 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 unbelievable 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 liked it.

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Twitter/Sally Goodwin

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

“Attributable to track 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 night time was ITV’s expertise present The Voice Children, which aired similtaneously Pitch Battle.

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

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

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