Friday, September 28, 2007

This is what we've waited for, this is it boys, this is war

The Sun is very excited about the return of Strict Dancing to the Saturday night tv tussle, calling Strictly versus X:

the biggest TV clash of all time

Oh, yes:
BITTER rivals X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing will go head-to-head next week in the biggest TV clash of all time, we can reveal.

We love that "we can reveal", as if they've been sifting secret documents and talking - under strict deniability - to some sort of schedule deep throat, rather than just typing 'strictly' and 'factor' into the search box at

But while this is a fairly large battle, is it really "the biggest TV clash of all time"? Surely that time Corrie stuck two episodes together to try and spoil the launch of EastEnders on Monday night was bigger?

1 comment:

James said...

I've never understood the tabloids' fascination with TV 'clashes'. The whole idea is that the nation has to pick sides and the ratings will prove which show is better, conveniently forgetting that a lot of people will watch both, via that super-high-tech time-manipulation device, the tape recorder.

Anyhow, they call this a clash? This is nothing close to the time Millionaire's first £1m winner just happened to appear on the same night that Victor Meldrew was killed off. By coincidence, of course.

Now, if one of the channels had actually scheduled Deep Throat, THAT would be a proper clash.

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