VIRGIN Media’s boss, Bill Malone, has stated that the Late Late Show is “sluggish” without a live audience.
RTE2’s ex-controller says he trusts RTEThe biggest shows are being hit by restrictions that ban live audiences after 8pm.
Virgin Media’s Chief Content Officer rated Tommy Tiernan’s show, but claimed a comedian’s one-on-one conversations were also “missing something” without the crowd reacting.
However, Tubs has to worry more about RTE’s flagship talk show, where the longer showtimes make the audience’s absences all the more noticeable.
‘A BIT FLAT’
Bill told The Irish Sun: “The Late Late Show is certainly not challenging or engaging or engaging without a live audience.
“Lack of audience really affects them. Covid is a challenge, and it really feels lacking. Shows like this where audiences can’t be there in large numbers are a bit underwhelming now.”
Surprisingly, Bill suggested that the producers of Tubs and Late Late could learn a lot from Virgin Media’s move to Masked Singer – where celebrities are heavily disguised with names like Mushroom – still be able to resonate on the screen without needing large numbers in the studio.
Bill said, “Like The Late Late Show, The Masked Singer had a fairly modest audience, but they tried to maximize it by being incredibly smart with the audience.
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“It shows you can be creative about it. I don’t think RTE shows like Late Late and Tommy Tiernan’s show have done that.
“There is a feeling that something is missing in both. In saying that we are living in difficult times and I acknowledge that RTE is facing the same difficulties that thousands of businesses are facing across Ireland. ”
Speaking before Christmas, the Tubs host addressed the audience with the difficulties Late Late is suffering due to Covid protocols – but hopefully things will change by the end of the season.
DIFFICULTY ON SUBJECTS
“We might not have an audience on the Late Late Show in January due to restrictions because you can’t entertain after 8pm as you know indoors but hopefully in February or March,” Ryan said. , we will do the same.
“We continue to be guided by public health advice on how we operate during the pandemic with our manufacturing.”
The host of Late Late Tubs this week who blew up an 8pm curfew in pubs and restaurants this week is a “blunder”.
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8206637/rte-late-late-falling-flat-virgin-media-boss-blasts/ Virgin Media boss Bill Cullen said: