Saturday night TV is dominated by male hosts and there are no women on BBC1 or ITV
‘They decided everybody wants to see men’: Saturday night TV shows dominated by male hosts, women fronting BBC1 and ITV shows so far this year figures reveal that no one is
Cilla Black may have been the “Queen of Saturday Night TV,” but it seems no other female host has been similarly paid yet.
Evening viewers are overwhelmingly male, with BBC1 or ITV so far this year.
The Daily Mail surveyed BBC1 and ITV output from 5pm to midnight on Saturdays from 2019 to the present. Except for weeks with lots of special coverage like the Queen’s death or the Euro.
In 2019, female presenters made up just 31.5% of male presenters, down to 25.9% last year.
The ITV numbers are fairly low, dropping from 15.5% to 12.9% over the same period.
Cilla Black, who presented “Blind Date,” may have been the “Queen of Saturday Night TV,” but it seems no other female host has been similarly paid yet.
The night’s audience is overwhelmingly male, and so far this year not a single female host has appeared on the screens of BBC1 or ITV.Photo: Ali and Deku
The numbers for 2020 and 2021 are slightly higher than last year on the BBC. This is due to shows like Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer with Maya Jama and Take Off With Bradley. [Walsh] and Holly [Willoughby].
The station had 3.5x more men than women in 2019, a fourfold increase last year.
ITV confirmed that the number jumped from 3.5 to 4.5 over the same period.
Stephen Mulhern, 45, is ITV’s big hitter, with 41 of 51 Saturdays in 2021 across three different shows (Catchphrase, Rolling In It, and In For A Penny).
His tally dropped to 23 out of 52 last year. That’s just one week more than Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who dominated the small screen with hit shows like Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night He Takeaway.
Each year the BBC launched multiple extravaganzas starring exclusively male stars from the soap and comedy world. However, it failed to produce the same thing as women.
Since 2014, Strictly Come Dancing is the only Saturday night BBC1 series with an all-female hosting team of Tess Daly (53) and Claudia Winkleman (51).
But last year’s newly commissioned Saturday night show was exclusively with a male host. Bridge Of Lies with Ross Kemp, That’s My Jam with Mo Gilligan, and his one-off Big Night Of Musicals By The National Lottery with Jason Manford.
Since 2014, Strictly Come Dancing has been the only Saturday night BBC1 series with an all-female hosting team of Tess Daly (right), 53, and Claudia Winkleman (left), 51.
Stephen Mulhern, 45, is an ITV blockbuster who has spent 41 of his 51 Saturdays on three different shows (Catchphrase, Rolling In It, In For A Penny) in 2021. Recorded.
Pointing to hosts such as Miss Black who hosted shows like Surprise, Surprise and Blind Date, radio DJ Edith Bowman recently criticized the lack of women, tweeting, “Women can host game shows too!” Did.
Sue Ayton, a talent agency boss representing many female TV personalities, called on female executives at both channels to be “brave” when choosing presenters and to stop “playing it safe”.
She added: [executives] I think the people at home want to see…they’ve decided that everyone wants to see a man.
An ITV spokesperson said the channel has an “extensive roster of female talent on screen”, highlighting popular shows such as Love Island and Dancing on Ice that feature women. A BBC spokesman said the figures were “not representative”. [corporation’s] wider output”.