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The Ofcom, BBC Performance Tracker October 2017 – April 2018, makes uncomfortable reading for the BBC.
64% of all UK adults had a favourable overall impression of the BBC. Only 52% felt the same way in Scotland. Remember this overall impression includes the full range of highly impressive nature documentaries, highly popular dramas such as The Bodyguard and the equally popular Strictly Come Dancing. Ofcom did not ask specifically about BBC Scotland News or Reporting Scotland. We can only imagine the result if they had. I guess they wouldn’t risk that.
We do know about the general Radio Scotland audience falling, though. See:
Asked if they thought that the BBC broadcasts a good range of programmes and
content that represents where they live, 50% of all UK adults agreed but only 39% of Scots felt the same way.
Asked if the BBC shows content that accurately represents and authentically portrays the life and culture of a range of different communities throughout the UK, 59% of all UK adults agreed, but only 55% of the over 65s, 54% of the disabled, 52% of those in social class D/E and, lowest of all, only 51% of Scots, felt the same way.
For more on this, see:
Asked if the BBC shows programmes and content that are ‘relevant to me’, 58% of all UK adults agreed, but only 53% of members of a minority ethnic group, 52% of the disabled, 49% of the over 65s, 48% of those in social class D/E and, lowest of all, only 46% of Scots felt the same way.
These figures suggest that the BBC is failing to justify the tax it imposes on the people of Scotland. How many have refused to pay and how many are actually watching or listening to their ‘news’ broadcasts, are dark secrets they will not reveal.