Little love for I Love My Country | Series dropped amid poor ratings

Little love for I Love My Country

Series dropped amid poor ratings

Frank Skinner and Micky Flanagan's game show I Love My Country has been dropped after one series.

Although it went out in a primetime Saturday Night slot on BBC One, the series averaged a disappointing 2.8million viewers over the series.

Hosted by Gaby Logan, it also attracted critical brickbats; the Independent said: 'The whole thing is as stiffly formatted but soggy-bottomed and unappealing as an Iceland ready-made that's been left out of the freezer'.

Trade magazine Broadcast also reports that BBC entertainment has dropped another high-profile Saturday night show, That Puppet Game Show.

A co-production with the Jim Henson Company, its six teatime episodes averaged an audience of 1.6million.

The BBC said they were proud of the shows but 'they didn’t find the audience we hoped for.'

Published: 25 Oct 2013

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