The Nightly Show (British TV series)

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The Nightly Show
The Nightly Show logo.jpg
GenreComedy, news satire, talk show
Presented byVarious presenters
Theme music composerMedina Sound[1]
Opening theme"Almost (Feel It)" by Medina Sound[2][3][4]
Ending theme"Almost (Feel It)" by Medina Sound[2][3][4]
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes39
Production
Executive producer(s)Katie Taylor
Lee Hupfield
Production location(s)Cochrane Theatre[5]
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Second Act Productions
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkITV
Picture format1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Audio formatStereo
Original release27 February (2017-02-27) –
23 April 2017 (2017-04-23) [6]

The Nightly Show is a British late-night entertainment and chat show hosted by various presenters each week, which premiered on 27 February 2017 and ended on 23 April 2017.[6] The show aired on ITV at 10:00 pm on Monday to Friday evenings. Each episode was taped at the Cochrane Theatre in London at 6:00 pm, every weekday, four hours before that night's episode is scheduled to air on ITV.[7]

Before the show's premiere, non-broadcast pilot episodes were filmed in December 2016 and February 2017 to test filming equipment, audience interaction and the show's set design.

The main purpose of The Nightly Show is to serve as a British response to the popularity of late-night television shows present in the United States, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Due to underperforming viewing figures and poor critical reception, ITV decided not to renew the show for a second series.[8]

Format[edit]

ITV said the series would feature a "high tempo mixture of topical monologue, studio games, celebrity guests, experts and VTs (pre-recorded items)". It has been described by the British media to be a cross between Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and The Late Late Show with James Corden.[9]

Presenters[edit]

Series 1 (2017)
Week Episodes Dates Hosts
1 1–5 27 February – 3 March David Walliams
2 6–10 6–10 March John Bishop
3 11–15 13–17 March Davina McCall[10]
4 16–19 20–24 March Dermot O'Leary
5 20–24 27–31 March Gordon Ramsay
6 25–29 3–7 April Bradley Walsh
7 30–34 10–14 April Jason Manford[11]
8 35–39 17–21 April Dermot O'Leary[12]

Episodes[edit]

Series Episodes Originally Aired
Series premiere Series finale
1 39 27 February 2017 21 April 2017

Series 1 (2017)[edit]

The episode due to air on Wednesday 22 March 2017 was cancelled due to ongoing ITV News coverage of the Westminster attack, reducing the series episode count to 39. The post-midnight repeat was replaced by a repeat of Countrywise.

On Monday 27 March 2017, ITV lost signal before going into the second part of the episode. The episode finished three minutes later than usual.

On Tuesday 18 April 2017, the show was transmitted late at 11.00 pm because of extended news coverage resulting from the announcement of the UK general election which replaced the regular 10:00 pm slot.

Episode no. Date Host(s) Guests Viewing figures
(millions)
1 27 February 2017 David Walliams Martin Clunes and Nina Conti 2.86 (overnight)[13][14]
2 28 February 2017 Kim Cattrall and Katherine Ryan 1.30 (overnight)[13]
3 1 March 2017 Rob Brydon and Forrest Galante 2.01 (overnight)[13]
4 2 March 2017 David Haye, Tom Payne and Ross Marquand 1.30 (overnight)[13]
5 3 March 2017 will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones, Gavin Rossdale and John Bishop 1.38 (overnight)[13]
5 March 2017 Compilation Show
6 6 March 2017 John Bishop Roger Daltrey 2.36 (overnight)[15]
7 7 March 2017 Martin Kemp and Sandra Strong 1.53 (overnight)[13]
8 8 March 2017 Fay Ripley 1.69 (overnight)[13]
9 9 March 2017 Pamela Anderson and Tony Bellew 1.40 (overnight)[13]
10 10 March 2017 Joan Collins, Davina McCall and Adam Ant 1.45 (overnight)[13]
12 March 2017 Compilation Show
11 13 March 2017 Davina McCall1 Boy George and Vicky McClure 1.80 (overnight)[16]
12 14 March 2017 David Baddiel and Sara Cox 1.03 (overnight)[17]
13 15 March 2017 Paddy McGuinness and Julian Clary 1.34 (overnight)[13]
14 16 March 2017 Kimberly Wyatt, Jack Savoretti, The Cuban Brothers and Ben Hanlin 1.16 (overnight)[13]
15 17 March 2017 Melanie C and Dermot O'Leary 0.993 (overnight)[13]
19 March 2017 Compilation Show
16 20 March 2017 Dermot O'Leary2 Catherine Tate and Ruby Wax[18] 1.60 (overnight)[19]
17 21 March 2017 Vic and Bob and David O'Doherty 0.97 (overnight)[19]
-- 22 March 2017 (Cancelled due to rolling ITV News coverage of the Westminster Attack.) --
18 23 March 2017 Ant & Dec and James Blunt 1.26 (overnight)[19]
19 24 March 2017 Rupert Everett, Gordon Ramsay and Blossoms 0.714 (overnight)[19]
26 March 2017 Compilation Show
20 27 March 2017 Gordon Ramsay Ricky Wilson, Frank Skinner and Ben Hanlin 1.48 (overnight)[20]
21 28 March 2017 Sally Phillips and John Lydon 0.905 (overnight)[20]
22 29 March 2017 Chris Moyles and Gizzi Erskine 1.29 (overnight)[20]
23 30 March 2017 James Van Der Beek and Scott Eastwood 0.993 (overnight)[20]
24 31 March 2017 John Legend and Bradley Walsh 1.14 (overnight)[20]
2 April 2017 Compilation Show
25 3 April 2017 Bradley Walsh3 Michael Bolton and Vinnie Jones 2.21 (overnight)[21]
26 4 April 2017 Sara Pascoe, Philip Glenister and Lucy Kane 1.36 (overnight)[21]
27 5 April 2017 Jamie Bamber, Tommy Tiernan and Harriet Walter 1.70 (overnight)[21]
28 6 April 2017 Russell Watson and Dave Johns 1.51 (overnight)[21]
29 7 April 2017 Louise Redknapp, Hal Cruttenden and Jason Manford 1.28 (overnight)[21]
9 April 2017 Compilation Show
30 10 April 2017 Jason Manford4 Jane McDonald, Ricky Tomlinson and Matt Lucas 1.62 (overnight)[22]
31 11 April 2017 Kelly Brook and Richard Osman 0.906 (overnight)[22]
32 12 April 2017 Freddie Flintoff and Nigel Havers 1.42 (overnight)[22]
33 13 April 2017 Ronni Ancona, Sofie Hagen and Kriss Akabusi 1.16 (overnight)[22]
34 14 April 2017 Larry Lamb, Phil Daniels and Max Beesley 0.978 (overnight)[22]
16 April 2017 Compilation Show
35 17 April 2017 Dermot O'Leary2 Lee Mack and Eamonn Holmes 2.20 (overnight)[23]
36 18 April 2017 Tom Davis, Megan Mullally and Only Girl 0.450 (overnight)[23]
37 19 April 2017 Jon Culshaw and Kym Marsh 1.45 (overnight)[23]
38 20 April 2017 Martin Compston and Dennis Quaid 1.05 (overnight)[23]
39 21 April 2017 John Cleese and Sharleen Spiteri 0.986 (overnight)[23]
23 April 2017 Compilation Show
  1. ^ McCall's week also featured DJ 'Fat Tony' as the house DJ.
  2. ^ O'Leary's weeks also featured Joe Thompson as the house pianist.
  3. ^ Walsh's week also featured Stevie Sidwell and the West End All Stars as the house band, Joe Pasquale as the 'roving reporter' and Redd Pepper as the announcer.
  4. ^ Manford's week also featured Stevie Sidwell and The Nightly Show All Stars as the house band and Ellie Taylor as the announcer.

Weekly average viewing figures[edit]

Week Host Viewing figures
(millions)
1 David Walliams 1.74[13]
2 John Bishop 1.69[13]
3 Davina McCall 1.26[13]
4 Dermot O'Leary 1.14[19]
5 Gordon Ramsay 1.16[20]
6 Bradley Walsh 1.61[21]
7 Jason Manford 1.22[22]
8 Dermot O'Leary 1.23[23]

The average per show over all eight weeks was 1.38 million.

Reception[edit]

Upon the show's debut, it received a negative critical reception from many, with attacks on the show via Twitter, mainly due to the show being branded by some viewers as unfunny and a "rip-off" of the format used heavily in the United States, as well as the push back of the airing of ITV News at Ten to 10:30 pm.[24][25] According to an inside source from ITV, The Nightly Show could be moved to airing after ITV News at Ten if viewing figures continue to decline.[24] It was reported that Walliams would be paid £250,000 for his week's work.[26] Mel and Sue were planned to host one of the weeks, but cited a 'busy schedule' as the reason for their cancellation.[27][28]

ITV stated that the show would not return in 2018 due to low viewing figures.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Nightly Show". Medina Sound.
  2. ^ a b Sound, Medina. "Feel-it-2-Moog-Nightly-Show.mp4". medinasound.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b Stout, Robin John. "ACE Repertory". www.ascap.com - Almost (Feel It). Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b Westbrook, Liam Christopher. "ACE Repertory - Almost (Feel It)". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Filming Location".
  6. ^ a b Warner, Sam (1 March 2018). "ITV axes The Nightly Show and Bigheads after one series each". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  7. ^ "ITV to move News at Ten to launch The Nightly Show". BBC News. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  8. ^ "ITV ditches The Nightly Show, Bigheads and Fearless for 'underperforming'". 1 March 2018.
  9. ^ Shepherd, Jack (25 November 2016). "The Nightly Show: ITV confirm News at 10 moving time-slot for James Corden-inspired entertainment show". The Independent. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  10. ^ "The Nightly Show Episode 11".
  11. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Jason Manford to host The Nightly Show : News 2017 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide".
  12. ^ "ITV bosses get Dermot O'Leary to host The Nightly Show again to save ratings". 3 April 2017.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Digital Spy Forums - Page 316 - The Ratings Thread (Part 69)".
  14. ^ "ITV could reschedule The Nightly Show and bring back the News at Ten after ratings crash by more than half".
  15. ^ "RATINGS! The Nightly Show, Broadchurch, latest soap viewing figures". 7 March 2017.
  16. ^ "RATINGS! Latest The Nightly Show, Broadchurch and soap viewing figures". 14 March 2017.
  17. ^ "RATINGS! The Nightly Show drops to new low with Davina McCall". 15 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Ant and Dec, Catherine Tate and James Blunt to guest on The Nightly Show".
  19. ^ a b c d e "The Ratings Thread (Part 69) - Page 347".
  20. ^ a b c d e f "The Ratings Thread (Part 69) - Page 361".
  21. ^ a b c d e f "The Ratings Thread (Part 69) - Page 382".
  22. ^ a b c d e f "The Ratings Thread (Part 69) - Page 404".
  23. ^ a b c d e f "The Ratings Thread (Part 69) - Page 413".
  24. ^ a b Dowell B ITV could reschedule The Nightly Show and bring back the News at Ten after ratings crash by more than half
  25. ^ Foster, Patrick (28 February 2017). "The Nightly Show: ITV's new entertainment offering panned by critics". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  26. ^ "David Walliams will 'earn £250,000' for a week's work on ITV's widely panned The Nightly Show". The Daily Telegraph. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  27. ^ "Mel and Sue have pulled out of ITV's disastrous The Nightly Show". London Evening Standard. 9 March 2017.
  28. ^ "Mel and Sue won't be presenting The Nightly Show". Radio Times.
  29. ^ "ITV Annual Report and Accounts for 2017" (PDF) (Press release). ITV. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.

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