Sunday, 18 April 2010


[16.04 - French Time] Even Simon Cowell, cherished with reason as the 8th wonder of the world by ITV, couldn't save the ITV/AMC remake of The Prisoner starring Sir Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel.

Announced for the Winter/Spring 2008-2009 ITV1 season, the overhyped and unnecessary remake of the classic created by and starring Patrick McGoohan, finally started yesterday evening in the UK with spectacularly lacklustre ratings considering that Britain's Got Talent was astutely placed as a lead-in programme.

BGT had its best launch ever with 10.6 million viewers for series four premiere, but The Prisoner attracted only 3.2 million viewers from 9.30 pm. The mini-series did not fare better in the US, where it was aired in November 2009 by cable channel AMC, or in France on pay tv Canal Plus.

Be seeing you... Not.

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1 comment:

Marmidotte said...

Tried to watch. Did not get hooked by it, changed channel after a short time.