The BBC has decided to cancel The Omid Djalili Show after two seasons due to low ratings.
The BBC has decided to cancel The Omid Djalili Show after two seasons due to low ratings. The sketch show aired on BBC One and attracted modest ratings for its first season in 2007 – 3.1 million on Saturday evenings. However, when the sketch show returned for a second season in 2009 ratings dropped by a million and now the BBC has decided not to renew it. The second series of the The Omid Djalili Show aired in a weekday slot at a later time and this has been blamed for the lower ratings.
Comedian Omid Djalili will continue to work with the corporation on new projects. The sketch show isn’t the first series to suffer from low ratings on BBC One. Harry Enfield’s latest sketch show will transfer to BBC Two when it returns because of disappointing ratings on BBC One.