Where HAVE Question Of Sport's millions of viewers gone? Audience halves after ...

Where HAVE Question Of Sport's millions of viewers gone? Audience halves after ...
Where HAVE Question Of Sport's millions of viewers gone? Audience halves after ...
Fingers on buzzers... where HAVE Question Of Sport’s millions of viewers gone? Audience halves after Sue Barker is axed – and new showbiz format enrages fans

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As the BBC's longest-running TV quiz show, Question Of Sport was watched by more than 19 million viewers in its heyday.

But after the sacking of its much loved presenter Sue Barker, the primetime programme is struggling to win an audience of 2.2 million – less than half the figure ITV soap Coronation Street has in the same Friday evening slot.

Fans of the show, which has been running since 1968, have switched off in droves after producers recruited a host of non-sporting stars to take part.

After the sacking of its much loved presenter Sue Barker (pictured with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell), the primetime programme is struggling to win an audience of 2.2 million – less than half the figure ITV soap Coronation Street has in the same Friday evening slot

After the sacking of its much loved presenter Sue Barker (pictured with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell), the primetime programme is struggling to win an audience of 2.2 million – less than half the figure ITV soap Coronation Street has in the same Friday evening slot

The current series of Question of Sport is presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness

The current series of Question of Sport is presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness

Until the current series, presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness, participants have always been successful sportsmen and women. 

But Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing appeared two weeks ago, Strictly judge Anton Du Beke was a guest the week before, and Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts fronted a clip similar to ITV's Through The Keyhole, where the contestants had to guess the sporting venue he was in.

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