GB News trounced in viewing figures by Pobol y Cwm – and gets five times fewer than Welsh language Paw Patrol
GB News’s viewing figures have slumped below those of Welsh language S4C shows such as Pobol y Cwm, the latest figures reveal.
The right-wing news channel debuted to ratings of 336,000 on June 13, higher even than established rivals Sky News and BBC News.
But the latest figures showed a significant slump, with only a maximum of 32,000 tuning in on Thursday. Chairman Andrew Neil’s own flagship show only attracted 31,000.
It means that the channel has slumped below viewing figures for Welsh language S4C shows such as Pobol y Cwm, which attracts 44,000 viewers according to the latest S4C stats.
Welsh language Paw Patrol, Patrol Pawennau, pulled in over five times as many viewers at 161,000.
BBC News at Ten on Thursday meanwhile pulled in 3.6 million viewers.
The slump in GB News viewers comes as Chairman Andrew Neil announced that he would be taking a break from presenting on the network.
At the end of his regular program Thursday, Andrew Neil, said that he would “be back before the summer is out, and popping up when you least expect it.” Colin Brazier, another presenter for the channel, will be taking over Neil’s place during his break.
Admitting to a “rocky start” for the channel, the chairman said he would soon take a “few weeks” hiatus in a recent monologue.
He added: “We get better every day, and there is clearly an appetite for what we are doing.
“In two short weeks, we have already built a loyal audience, which has beaten all of our expectations.”