Working on TV is one of the few jobs where everyone you know can see what you do for a living. In the old days when I used to do a TV programme, especially a big one like Tonight which is on between the two Coronation Streets, I’d get lots of texts from people saying they’d seen it.
After last Friday’s Council Tax cover-up (see the Council Tax Rebanding article or Watch Again on ITV’s site) I heard not a dickey bird. No friends, no family, not even the MSF’s family who normally watch everything. Total quiet. Whilst of course they’re now used to It Pays To Watch, being on each week, I had expected some comment on the programme, good or bad. That type of feedback is very valuable; no one’s as honest as my friends.
Perhaps it’s just a case of it’s now taken for granted.
At least the MSF watched it with me.