Embarrassing Bodies Live initial results
Embarrassing Bodies live web show draws 42,000
12 February, 2010 | By Robin Parker
Channel 4’s first live interactive web show drew 42,000 viewers this week – putting it almost on a par with UKTV’s Watch.
Embarrassing Bodies Live enjoyed a strong lead-in at 10pm on Wednesday night, with its established non-live counterpart watched by 3.5m viewers in its closing minutes.
At 10pm, 42,000 viewers logged on to the site and C4 new media commissioning editor Adam Gee said there was “very little tail-off”.
In the opening ten minutes, this figure was in line with Watch, which had 44,700 people watching Dalzeil and Pascoe.
Viewers were directed to the website to discuss issues raised with the show’s presenters and upload comments and images relating to their own medical conditions.
C4 and Maverick Television received hundreds of questions and more than 100 images over the course of the interactive show, which ran for 28 minutes.
Every individual question and image that made it onto the live show received hundreds of votes to get it on screen.
The Twitter hashtag #embarrassingbodies was the biggest trending topic in the UK on the nitght.
On the same night, Embarrassing Bodies’ established website received 30,000 visits and 420,000 page views between 9pm and midnight.
The interactive show will be available to view online retrospectively from today. C4 plans two further live spin-offs of the show, to air in April and May.
[Article reproduced courtesy of Broadcast]