IS Antony Cotton the answer to ITV1’s teatime prayers?
The Corrie star made a strong start last Monday and Tuesday with 2m viewers each day.
But the jury is still out on Manchester-based That Antony Cotton Show.
By Wednesday the audience was down to 1.5m – and that’s how many were watching Friday’s edition.
Trade magazine Broadcast pointed out that both Sharon Osbourne and Richard Hammond had similar initial high ratings in the tricky 5pm slot.
Both series lost viewers and tailed off.
Several critics have been quick to dismiss Antony’s chances of long term teatime success.
Still, who takes any notice of critics?
And with four weeks of his five week run to come, there’s time for Antony to prove them wrong.
His guest list for week two begins with Weatherfield co-star Kym Ryder today, along with Emmerdale’s Patrick Mower.
They’re followed later this week by the likes of Fay Ripley, Anne Charleston, Dame Kelly Holmes, Richard Briers, Tricia Penrose and Malcolm Hebden – The Kabin’s Norris Cole.
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