It’s certainly capturing our attention. Next week’s game show battle is so heating up, that one online gambling website is running a book on who will win the 5:30pm battle between Deal or No Deal and Hot Seat.
It indicates the stoush will be decided by: “Highest Median 5 City Oztam Rating 21/04 – 30/05/09 Inclusive. Bets Off If Either Show Cancelled Or Rescheduled During Betting Period.”
This is pretty silly.
Hot Seat doesn’t even go head to head with Deal in Brisbane. It airs at 5pm due to Extra hosted by Heather Foord at 5:30pm.
That means less eyeballs for Nine to begin with.
The way the results will be tallied for each show’s will measured as follows:
Deal or No Deal 5:30 -6:00 Syd, Mel, Bris, Ade, Per = one figure.
Hot Seat 5:30 – 6:00 Syd, Mel, Ade, Per plus 5:00 – 5:30pm Bris = one figure.
Bookies should really be running the book on who wins the 5:30 – 6pm share, which would include Extra, not title v title.
They are two different principles, and it’s one you can expect some media to overlook next week when figures do emerge.
Based on this theory, TV Tonight suggests you put your money on Deal.
As to who actually wins the 5:30 share (which is what really matters to the network) -that’s another question.