Although people might talk about the war for ratings in the U.S. between Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and so on, British and Irish audiences are still fiercely fought over by the likes of ITV, BBC and RTE.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man has always fallen between the cracks, especially when compared with Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross. However, it's used that somewhat underdog reputation to its advantage on more than a few occasions.
However, it looks like it's curtains for the show as it's been confirmed that the show has now been officially axed by Channel 4. According to viewership figures, Chatty Man brought in two million viewers. While that might seem like a lot, it's worth pointing out that Graham Norton regularly pulls in just under four million viewers and has a strong online presence.
Moreover, Norton has much more access to talent than Chatty Man, something Carr was more than aware of. "I just think that the art of the chat show has evolved unless you can get the amazing guests all the time that Norton gets", said Carr in a recent interview with The Sun.
For Carr, however, it's not the end of his television career. In the same interview, the comedian confirmed the show's demise, but also pointed out that he's got another one on the way - Alan Carr's Happy Hour.
The series will go out on Friday at 8PM and focus more on sketches with celebrity guests, with Carr saying that "(the) venue is absolutely amazing, it’s not a TV studio. I’m involved with my own production company so I’ve got a say."
Via The Sun