Some have even called for the demise of BBC One’s Christmas Day TV schedule. The BBC announced last week what it would show on December 25th. While many were excited to see the Gavin and Stacey Christmas specials, viewers have been left disappointed by the rest. Last week saw negative comments on social media and this anger continued into the weekend.
One Twitter user said that the 1986 EastEnders Christmas Special attracted more than 30,000,000 viewers. This is six times its current audience. The BBC cannot compete in the age of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services. The BBC’s TV Tax with the threat to criminal prosecution for non-payment must be eliminated.
Another added: “Won’t be watching BBC Christmas Day then, a heap of broken rusty older nails will be more entertainment than that s*** being offered up to the nation! I appeal to everyone to stop paying their …” licence fee.
Another said: “Given their huge financial resources, it’s amazing that on Christmas Day, they can only manage a handful of tired movies and jaded repetitions. It’s quite amazing that they still produce the Two Ronnies. This kind of speaks for itself.
However, fans of the program have expressed concern on social media following the announcement. Some even threatened to boycott the show.
Carys rants on Twitter about the weekend’s social media event: “We all knew that they would win as soon they were announced!”
Jane said: “What a surprise(not)! I wish they had told me she would win before they even danced.” I won’t be watching the Christmas special.
“Thought that this would be the situation. It would be great to see the scores of the dances, but we will have to wait until Christmas for that,” Notrolling stated.