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Discussion of the repeats of Knightmare on the satellite channel Challenge?
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Just so you know...

Post by FrightKnight » Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:15 pm

Knightmare's moving to the weekends from September on Challenge, in double-bill slots. Weekdays at 7:30pm wasn't a superb success for some of these episodes, it seems.

Proof? You DARE DOUBT ME? Oh, you do. Well, the Challenge forum has it. (In between the rants about how the Chatroom used to be great, but it's not fair, even though they don't watch Challenge they should put up a chat room.... ::))

But anyway. Four episodes a week compared to 5 is no great loss.

Surprised JamesP hasn't posted it here, yet, actually.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by MoanaLiza » Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:16 pm

That Challenge forum never changes. Still the immature posters posting their immature, pointless posts. I don't go on there for a week or so, go there again about two days ago and still nothing different. but anyway that's another story. I reacon that JamesP will probably come here later as he does usually post any important knews here. I don't think that KM moving to weekends is a bad thing though. How many people work during the week compared to week ends? The school hols will also be over then, which I don't know how significant that will be. Also which series will be shown then? We are as you all know four episodes into s3 and there is still about 6 or 7 weeks or so until then.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by WillsOfDoom » Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:05 pm

According to my calculations Moana, the first week of september will be at around episode 5 of series 5. Is there any news on what the time slots are likely to be?
I guess it's too early to know.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by HarveyTowers » Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:55 pm

Easier to set the video twice a week instead of 5 times but things will get quiter arround here, I've certainly got into the habit of loggin on after the ep every night and I'm not the only one.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by WillsOfDoom » Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:08 pm

Do people here think Knightmare will get another run on Challenge after the next showing of series 8? After all, series 1 + 2 have only been shown the once so far.

There's no reason why it can't become a Challenge favourite - continuously repeated - like The Crystal Maze.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by MoanaLiza » Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:20 pm

Here's what JamesP said:
Just a heads-up for you Knightmare fans...
From the 4th September, Knightmare will move from weekdays to weekends (probably around 8am on Sat and Sun, with a repeat around 1:30am) This is regrettable, but it just isn't doing the numbers we need it to during the week, plus it's restricting what we can schedule around it.

It's not all bad news though, as the weekend showings will be double-bills on both days! That's two eps on Sat, two eps on Sun. So instead of 5 episodes per week, you'll be getting four over a weekend.
I just hope that it's going to be shown at 6 or 7pm and not 8am. I mean who's up at that time during the weekend, the two days most people sleep in.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by Fidjit » Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:41 pm

I can't sleep in! I wake up too early! Not that it's a bad thing...
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by HarveyTowers » Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:16 pm

Sorry to hear Knightmare isn't getting the viewers it deserves, hopefully this will pick up otherwise it's future on Challenge may be indoubt, other good shows on Challenge have gone presumably for similar reasons.

And I don't think making it an early morning show will mean that the figures will pick up.

Still, even if our Challenge adventure is heading for a close at least Knightmare has had a reshowing.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by Malefact » Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:58 pm

This is a shame. :( I hope the show doesn't fizzle out. Series of Km are expensive, so it's even more important that they do well in order to justify the cost. If Km isn't performing as well as hoped then it doesn't look promising. This is the very last thing that we need, especially given that a new series is up for grabs.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by MoanaLiza » Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:09 pm

Might be a good thing because have we not heard similar before and then further series' were purchased? I agree with Malefact in hoping that KM doesn't fizzle out either altogether.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by WillsOfDoom » Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:16 pm

I doubt Challenge will take KM off the air altogether after this run. James P said that it didn't get enough viewers for a prime-time slot - which doesn't mean to say it was doing terribly.

Besides, Challenge have made an investment in KM by buying rights to all 8 series. It wouldn't be economical to drop it now, surely.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by Eli » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:30 pm

Speaking of schedule, on the Sky Digital program browser thingy it says that KM isn't on next Monday. It looks like a "Millionaire" day (great if you like Millionaire, but even then you probably wouldn't want to watch it all day.)

I can't view the days after this and I wanted to know if this is just for that Monday or if it's a special "one off" week on Challenge or something. I'm going on holiday so need to set my video timer for KM :-\
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by MoanaLiza » Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:43 pm

Two things, firstly if I'm correct series 3 ends Friday and second I may be wrong *looks for diary* but isn't next Monday a bank holiday for being the first Monday in August? *Checks diary* Ooh no it says public holiday in Scotland and Ireland, so I must be wrong then! Does that mean then that series 4 starts next Tuesday then.
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Re:Just so you know...

Post by TheBrollachan » Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:11 am

Famously last words but looking at Challenge's TV listings on their website it says that there is Classic Millionnaire on Monday evening and no KM repeat on Tuesday morning. However on Tuesday evening KM is scheduled for 7:30pm.
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Knightmare move to the weekend - as of this weekend

Post by TheBrollachan » Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:51 pm

I know it's mentioned elsewhere but as of this weekend Knightmare is only being shown at the weekend.

The times are as follows:
Saturday: 8 - 9:00am (these episodes repeated Sunday 1:30 - 2:30am)
Sunday: 8 - 9:00am (these episodes repeated Monday 1:15 - 2:15am)

Remember 2 episodes are shown on each day, so if you miss a weekend of Knightmare you will have missed a lot.

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