e.tv revives struggling Club 808

2014-07-17 07:42
Cape Town – After moving it then changing it, e.tv is bringing back its music show Club 808.

It will return to e.tv's schedule and to its original day on Fridays – from Friday 15 August at 20:00.

Nonhle Thema will continue as co-presenter with Mo Flava.

e.tv tells Channel24 that Club 808 which was jettisoned to the eKasi+ channel will remain on the OpenView HD (OVHD) TV channel, but will be returned to the e.tv schedule from 15 August.

Club 808 pulled just over 2 million viewers on Fridays in its timeslot at 19:30 on e.tv when it made its debut in 2010 – a successful measure for the timeslot, the day and the channel.

e.tv decided to give soap Scandal! a Friday and Club 808 was moved away from Fridays to television's death zone – Saturdays at 19:30 – from 6 July last year.

Dineo Ranaka abruptly upped and left Club 808 in June 2013 in the middle of the season and was replaced by Thando Thabete.

In March this year Thabete resigned after just eight months.

e.tv then moved Club 808 in April to eKasi+ and added the former Twitter-tirade queen Nonhle Thema as co-presenter.

Now e.tv is "restoring" Club 808 after the timeslot, channel and day change abuse back to as closely as possible where it used to be successful.

It will broadcast on Friday at 19:30 – its original day and timeslot on eKasi+ and will be broadcast on e.tv half an hour later at 20:00 from Friday 15 August.

Asked why Club 808 is being returned to e.tv, the channel says "we brought it back due to the number of requests from viewers and the popularity of the show on e.tv”.
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