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----- Original Message -----
From: John Wood <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: Time Team Big Dig - programme versus digging


>
> Though as far as I am aware only a minute proportion of the electorate was
> involved nor many more interested to watch it on tv.
> Archaeology is popular with the genral public but not that popular
compared
> to such things as sport.

For what it's worth, TT last monday attacted about the same number of
viewers as the evening Wimbledon coverage on BBC2, which was 1.5 million, or
roughly between 8% and 9% of the viewing public at that time.  Don't have
any figures for the other broadcasts.

of course, it all depends on whether or not one considers tennis to be a
sport... :)

Source, Media Guardian 'Overnights':

http://media.guardian.co.uk/overnights/story/0,7965,984786,00.html

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