TV Quick

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TV Quick
Categories TV magazines
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Bauer
Total circulation 113,936 (ABC Jan – Jun 2010)[1]
Year founded 1991
Final issue 2010
Country United Kingdom
Language English

TV Quick was a British weekly television listing magazine published by H Bauer Publishing, the UK subsidiary of family-run German company Bauer Media Group. It featured weekly TV listings, running from Saturday to Friday, and began publication in March 1991[2] following deregulation of the UK listing magazine market.[3]

The magazine had its own annual awards ceremony, the TV Quick Awards, awarded on the basis of a public vote by readers of TV Quick and its sister publication TV Choice. The awards were renamed the TV Choice Awards following the title's closure.

The title's demise followed a 27% year-on-year fall in circulation between 2008 and 2009 according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.[4] In May 2010 Bauer announced that it had commenced a 30-day consultation period with its staff about the magazine's future,[1] and the magazine ceased publication shortly after. It was suggested that the fall in sales was due to the magazine being caught in a no-mans-land between premium titles such as Radio Times and TV Times and budget titles like TV Choice and What's on TV.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ABC Certificates and Reports: Quick". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Timeline". Magforum. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Mark Sweney (12 May 2010). "TV Quick faces closure". the guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Chris Tryhorn (11 February 2010). "Radio Times sales edge back above 1m". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2013.