So on the Karl Beattie Twitter page, I was told he had posted a photo of the ratings for Most Haunted, and how they were the Number 1 show on Really!
Unfortunately he never put the date and actual viewer numbers.
I thought I would see the ratings myself and give my thoughts on it and of course give the details he ignored.
Well no surprise he, it was the first episode after so many years. Did very well, and i would like to congratulate them.
This surprised me, since episode 1 was such an awful episode, but as I made clear in my review of Episode two, that this was the best episode in the series and I encouraged people to watch, and the ratings actually went up!
And here is the final ratings available for viewing at the moment, and it is bad news for Most Haunted, as it drops to third place.
Episode 1 - 362,000
Episode 2 - 371,000
Episode 3 - 324,000
Now looking at these ratings, there may be cause for concern at Antix, as they lost roughly 50,000 viewers from episode 2 to episode 3, and remember Episode 3 was the second part of an investigation.
Now we don't know if this trend will continue, but it is worth noticing that the ratings for Ghost Adventures have actually gone up. This could actually be thanks to Most Haunted strangely enough, with people interested in the Paranormal first being brought to the channel by Most Haunted and then seeing the adverts for Ghost Adventures.
And their last episode that these ratings covered got nearly 70,000 more viewers than Most Haunted! This must be cause for concern, especially considering Episode 2 was the best episode of Most Haunted of all the episodes I have viewed so far (6).
So although the ratings are still relatively strong for Most Haunted, it remains to be seen if they can get back the 50,000 viewers they lost, or if the decline will continue.
Interestingly Karl Beattie has not tweeted an image of the most recent ratings, instead he claims Most Haunted is number one, and ignores the latest ratings!
Also another thing to consider is that Most Haunted used to be on Living TV which was not a freeview channel, and at their peak would get nearly 1 million viewers, but that slowly declined over the years. Now they are on Really TV and only getting 300k+ viewers. Hardly an amazing relaunch when you consider the numbers.
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By Jon Donnis
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Official Ratings from BARB