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Gossip Girl Gets No Love in the U.K.

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The numbers are in!

The Brits really like The Apprentice (U.K. version), but they don't give a fehk about Gossip Girl.

In the 9:00pm slot, Apprentice averaged 8.11 million viewers while Gossip came in with a paltry 218,000 viewers - less than 1% of combined viewership for all programming Wednesday night.

More people tuned in to watch Orangutan Diary, which swept up 1.89 million viewers, although one might argue that the two show are one and the same.

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100 comments to “Gossip Girl Gets No Love in the U.K.”



  1. 1

    Yawn



  2. 2

    Why is this news Mario-Lame!

  3. pabst says – reply to this


    3

    LMAO!!!



  4. 4

    thats because celeb apprentice is awesome!



  5. 5

    you should go on it mari- YOUDE GET KICKED OFF WITHIN THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES!!!!!!



  6. 6

    LOL!!



  7. 7

    Thats because the Brits suck… The only thing they did right was make Robert Pattinson, YUM



  8. 8

    Mario-Are you still dating Kanye West?I see you guys had a really good time in Austin.Good for you{HA}!



  9. 9

    because skins is way better then gossip girl



  10. 10

    i turned gossip girl off after the 1st episode.
    sir alan sugar kicks american arse



  11. 11

    r u kidding me with the boring shit on this site today,,,,wtf



  12. 12

    oh wow. I actually like that show, though.



  13. 13

    new GG sucks. I don't blame them..



  14. 14

    Orangutan Diary, the compelling story of a fat, balding, boy crazy, orange haired, censor who runs a blog that USED to have a lot of great stories and featured the fabulously entertaining MR. HARRY BALSAC -

    HARRY BALSAC - WE SPEAK YOUR NAME…



  15. 15

    Mario's blowing up his Twitter page!!!!!!!
    He just doesn't care anymore, maybe Harry can come back now. He'd never even know!!!!
    Here kitty, kitty!!!!!!



  16. 16

    that's because apprentice and orangutan diaries are on the basic tv channels everyone has but they show gossip girl on itv2 which is a bit of a random channel. i loveeee gossip girl ha



  17. 17

    i watched it, skins is the cheap version of gg and brits are scared to feel cheap



  18. 18

    no, we love it, it's just on a c**p channel at a c**p time



  19. 19

    thats because you can watch gossip girl an hour later on itv2+1

    i watched both. it doesn't take a genius perez



  20. 20

    Re: lovernotahater – He's still hungover from last week in Austin



  21. 21

    The Apprentice is the best British TV I have watched.



  22. 22

    I'm from the UK and adore Gossip Girl! Although I haven't been watching the second series while it's on now because I missed a few and am just gonna wait till the boxset comes out. 'IGHT!



  23. 23

    oh and orangutan babies is awsome
    who doesn't want to watch baby orangutans play for an hour



  24. 24

    Ok for the record I hate The Apprentice and love Gossip Girl as does my mum and sister :)



  25. 25

    Re: RedWingsFan – they're shacking in Cali 4 Ni A so they can get hitched…



  26. 26

    sad



  27. 27

    the apprentice rocks!!! the girls are ten times bitchier than Blair Waldorf and her pathetic friends. Seriously, gosisp girl is so boring. The only TV Drama's I watch are Skins (which rocks any American TV off) and Pushing Daisies (which you guys had the stupidity to cancel.)



  28. 28

    As an American I hate to say it, but the British public have better taste in tv, music and film.



  29. 29

    NOOOOO! So untrue! I LOVE gossip girl! AND im from the UK! REPEATE OVERLOAD! XOXO



  30. 30

    Re: Major Dude salutes Harry – Hahahaha-that would be so damn funny if it was true!



  31. 31

    Re: i love this scent

    agreed!

    crap channel, crap time AND CRAP DAY!!

    come on wednesday at 9pm on ITV2?? why not 9pm on channel 4 on a friday! so rubbish!!!

    BUT I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE GOSSIP GIRL



  32. 32

    Re: ANAKAR!NA – Skins and Gossip Girl aren't anything alike. Granted, Skins isn't as good as it used to be, but it at least deals with real life problems, unlike Gossip Girl.



  33. 33

    … you suck … no one likes you … it'd be nice if you would post something remotely interesting, not that it doesn't stimulate my brain to think about gossip girl's success in the fucking uk. blah



  34. 34

    yes but perez do some research first please

    gossip girl is on ITV2 in which you have to pay for so not everybody has it.. whilst BBC1 is a terrestial channel in which you dont have to pay for so everybody can watch it



  35. 35

    i live in the uk and i lovvvvvveeeeeeeeeee gossip girl. it rocks



  36. 36

    i'm an american and this show is just boring to me! the only reason americans watch it is because all of their friends do and it's the "cool" show to watch. psht i love reality shows! real dramz



  37. 37

    oooo buurrrnn
    i agree show sucks



  38. 38

    Re: RedWingsFan – rosie is that youy? HAHAHA



  39. 39

    Gossip Girl is lame ass!



  40. 40

    God you YANKS are so infuriating!!!! Please stop calling us bloody Brits noone in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland ever refer to themselves as Brits, your bloody ignorant!! And we are not cheap!! I certainly am not! An you twats Skins started way before Gossip Girl did which, by the way I love but I watch on the net



  41. 41

    Not surprising. It's a crappy show written for entitled US teens.
    The UK TV watching public has better taste in TV then we do.
    Take "The Office" for example. The BBC version was amazing in it's subtlety, the US version had to be highly dumbed down in order to be a success.



  42. 42

    I recognize her BUT is that P. Diddy in the picture too?



  43. 43

    I live in the UK, and most of my friends watch GG. However, the channel it is on, ITV2, is not really the channel I would have put it on. It'd be more suited to Channel 4 or E4, the UK's home to Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Samantha Who?, and all other good US shows.

    ITV2 doesn't even advertise GG.



  44. 44

    ah bless! The facts are GG is huge in the U.K. Almost all of it's demographic however watch it online. Welcome to 2009 biches!!!

  45. pabst says – reply to this


    45

    Re: Major Dude salutes Harry – HA-HA-HA!!! Oh my…



  46. 46

    british ppl r nuts! orangutan poop!



  47. 47

    I love Gossip Girl in the uk. People best start watchin cos i want S3 over here



  48. 48

    Lol that's funny… still I love GG is one of my guilties pleasures…



  49. 49

    haha i watch all gossip girl online before it comes to the uk



  50. 50

    Please do not insult sweet little orungutans!

  51. pabst says – reply to this


    51

    RE:hmm..#15 I still can't reply to you :( . Yeah, he's all over the twitter—Less work, more time to snack!



  52. 52

    Re: clareabella16 – How's calling us Brits ignorant? We are Brits, its just short for British. To people Abroad we are British. Just because at home we cant accept the fact that we're meant to be a UNITED Kingdom and not fours seperate countries.
    As for GG its great and its shown a low budget Sky channel. The Apprentice is on mainstream TV. Most people record GG or watch it online



  53. 53

    That is because it is on a channel that is not freely available to most viewers,it is pay for view through most providers. If it was on a main channel it would have better ratings. Check facts like that out first Perez.



  54. 54

    Re: rebelsheep – thank you I was about to say that.



  55. 55

    hahah thats because its not on a free channel and WE WATCH IT ALL ONLINE!



  56. 56

    Re: rebelsheep
    So true.
    I'm American and I think Skins is a zillion times better than Gossip Girl.



  57. 57

    Re: Starhater – so true



  58. 58

    Thats because most GG fans watch it streamed online! Nobody waits for the UK channels to start showing it!



  59. 59

    And why should we give a "fehk" about what they think?



  60. 60

    Thats because most of the UK population is over 50, GG is shown on a pay for view channel, whereas the The Apprentice is on primetime BBC1. Plus most of my friends watch it online,
    I agree with others ^ Skins is better than GG -its more realistic, actually like my life



  61. 61

    I demand a recount!!!

  62. Cammy says – reply to this


    62

    Brits LOVE GG!!



  63. 63

    I'm in UK and LOVE Gossip Girl!!



  64. 64

    Yeah of course we hate it in the UK. Why the hell do we wanna know about rich, obnoxious, New York fake-teenagers?



  65. 65

    thats because gossip girl is like childrens programming compared to Skins…



  66. 66

    aww man, i still watch Gossip Girl! :D

    Apprentice is shit, but not surprising really, there are sum serious f'd up people here in the UK!



  67. 67

    The diff is GG is scripted and aspirational where The A is pure unadulterated bitchiness. GG - too much saccharine. Go figure!



  68. 68

    Thats because ”Gossip Girl” type stories have been done before many many times on numerous programs before….so now its like seen that !!!!!!!!!!!!!



  69. 69

    same thing in the US though, GG's ratings aren't that great by normal TV standards, but it's #1 on itunes every week - a huge part of the fan base watches it online (including me!)



  70. 70

    GG pwns all. Just sayin



  71. 71

    hey fat mario, gossip girl is shown on itv2 a crap sattilite channel! most of us watch it online the day after! Well the tru fanz anyway! Ur such a fat non reporting the news gimp!



  72. 72

    hey fat mario, gossip girl is shown on itv2 a crap sattilite channel! most of us watch it online the day after! Well the tru fanz anyway! Ur such a fat non reporting the news gimp! The apprenticde is on a major channel that ppl watch! Itv2 is for kid u goon! You never seeem to report the truth just wat you feel it is.

  73. Rovex says – reply to this


    73

    Even if GG was on major network at primetime it would still get poor viewers. We have better things to watch than a bunch of boring, superficial, shallow teens talking crap. British TV is world standard (well BBC is , ITV sucks). The only US shows i watch are House (because of British lead actor), and BSG (made in Canada).



  74. 74

    i LOVEEEE gossip girl + the apprentice? wtf haha never watched it in my lifee!



  75. 75

    atleast one of those 218000 was me :)



  76. 76

    Gossip girl is the most annoying TV show i've ever seen! It's embarrassing to watch. Ewwwwwwww!



  77. 77

    Hahahah. I watch Orangutan Diaries and it was amazing tbh!



  78. 78

    Orangutan diary was AMAAAAZING!!! :D

    Glad we have taste around here :P Better to watch some educational/intellectual programmes featuring the cutest characters than mind-numbingly dumb girls tottering around in heels all the time -it's all right sometimes but still! Just saying :P



  79. 79

    Im British and I looove GG, but have to say that a lot of people dont know about it because it got picked up by a crap channel :( plus most of my friends watch it on the net.

    plus.. this series it not as good as the first..



  80. 80

    Gossip Girl is a shite show - not surprised no one over there likes it.
    .
    Why anyone HERE watched it I'll never fucking now.



  81. 81

    The only reason I can see for Gossip Girl getting low ratings is because its on Itv freaking 2. Which does not advertise except on ITV2 (and who in there right mind watches ITV2?) If C4 had been smart enough to pick it up the ratings would have been much better. Plus it takes months for the UK to get the show, most people in the UK will be up to 2×19 because they watch it on the web.



  82. 82

    Isn't the United Kingdom, British?



  83. 83

    They repeat Gossip Girl loads during the week so I prefered to catch the opening ep. of the Apprentice. No biggie! Doesn't mean I dont love Gossip Girl.



  84. 84

    That proves that us Brits prefer to watch educational/informative tv shows, instead of some annoying, stuck-up american teens wandering around NY.



  85. 85

    its cause its on crappy satellite channels, rather than mainstream UK TV

  86. Laxer says – reply to this


    86

    They don't attract a whole lot more here either.



  87. 87

    I watched The Apprentice at 9pm then watched Gossip Girl at 10pm on itv2+1
    Works out fine for me :)



  88. 88

    second series went off the boil, stopped watching it weeks ago. and you guessed it, i watched the apprentice instead coz its just fecking brilliant



  89. 89

    Re: rebelsheep – skins>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>gossip girl i agree, skins is the best thing on tv, my life is meaningless now its over 4 another year



  90. 90

    Re: Serena83 – they do show skins but it is on bbc america and censored

  91. Delsy says – reply to this


    91

    I love gossip girl and i live in the U.K and so what if the show is not as big here i don't think many people know about it and i don't know why some stop america's are saying brits stuck because if you trace down you ansetors they CAME FROM ENGLAND which really makes you english yes please pick up an history British Empire being the biggest ever empire use to rule you(american) canda oceaina and many many more



  92. 92

    Re: Serena83 – dont worry about it, most americans think the union jack is a 'fancy' version of the england flag. that was an actual quote from one of em as well



  93. 93

    stop buying products with palm oil its depleting our few rainforest and killing orangutans.



  94. 94

    Gossip Girl is annoying.

    and Re: Serena83 – Northern Ireland is a part of the UK.



  95. 95

    not true! the apprentice is on one of the biggest Channels on at prime time in england. Gossip girl has had NO advertising in England and is on a random ass channel and it about 12 episods behind what is aired in USA so i always watch it online as it comes out rather than waitin like 3 months for our V to catch up! Gossip girl rules biatchs! x o x o

  96. xxx says – reply to this


    96

    people in the UK have taste, that's why they hate Paris Hilton and people who are famous for nothing, they hate crappy US TV shows, they hate the crappy US remakes of good UK TV shows. Get the picture people, the world hates the US and all the garbage that the US has been putting out. Oh how the mighty have fallen.



  97. 97

    Makes sense….a great deal of the shows about wildlife come from BBC.



  98. 98

    Gossip Girl is brilliant. Its the best show ever. And its a lot more mature than most teen soaps. Perez is like the real life gossip girl, love it, mkay? :)



  99. 99

    I live in London and i know loooaaadsss of people who LOVE gossip girl and its always in the magazines and everyone loves it so just because they didnt tune in on ONE night it doesnt mean we hate it…



  100. 100

    I'm from the Uk and i like GG but the British teen programmes are much better and more realistic to the kind of things we do here. Most of us dont walk around new york and get served underage in pubs. Skins is more like what we do here and is more like reality in the Uk. The programme is on ITV2 not the best channel ever. Most people havent even heard of GG and British Tv is much better than American tv anyway