Gordon Ramsay’s final episode of Bank Balance airs tonight – but will there be a second series?
The celebrity chef who became the game show host promised we’d love his new BBC One series.
But has it proven to be a rating hit?
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We take a look at the chances of it being brought back …
How well has the bank balance developed in the ratings?
In the first series of Bank Balance, the ratings have dropped significantly.
The premiere episode is said to have reached 2.7 million viewers.
But within a few days that number dropped to 1.6 million viewers.
However, this does not take into account the viewers who watch the show through the BBC iPlayer or if it was recorded.
What is the probability of a second series?
A source told the Daily star that the likelihood of a second series is quite low.
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They said, “The BBC’s top brass players are already saying they don’t know if they want to get involved in a second series. Your future hangs in the balance. “
Apparently it was producing a big budget show too, especially with Gordon on top.
Being broadcast at prime time means it faces stiff competition from other channels as well.
What did Gordon Ramsay say about Bank Balance?
Gordon shared his enthusiasm for the show when it first launched.
He said the show’s truly unique format has what it takes to be a rating hit.
Speak with The mirrorGordon explained, “It is very rare that you have the opportunity not only to present your own show but to be part of this creative team.
“And that was the little bit that got me out of bed at 5 a.m. every morning. You see the success of The Chase, The Wall, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? When we come back there will definitely be a need for that type of connection. And that is what Bank Balance offers. “
What did viewers and critics say about Bank Balance?
Some viewers loved the show and shared their approval on Twitter.
However, others have claimed it is just too complicated and seemingly impossible to win.
Now a critic for The telegraph claimed bank balance is “unnecessarily boring”.
Antia Singh wrote: “Most problematic, however, is the board itself, which has apparently been brought to its knees by the makers of Buckaroo. The design means that it is difficult for the viewer to exercise when it is about to tip over – thus eliminating any sense of excitement. “
While Ed Power at iNews described it as “pleasant” but ultimately as a “messy mess”.
How can I watch episodes of Bank Balance?
The final episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance first series will air at 9 p.m. tonight.
All past episodes can be broadcast on BBC iPlayer.
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