Babestation parody Davestation has outperformed GB News (Picture: GB News/Twitter)
GB News has been mercifully mocked by Dave following reports that some of its segments have attracted zero viewers.
After Guto Harri sparked controversy for taking the knee on the channel earlier this week, it emerged that a number of its output that aired the following day (Wednesday, July 15) did not attract an audience large enough to be measured.
Seizing the opportunity to poke fun at the broadcaster, Dave claimed that a man chomping down on a greasy kebab during an episode of its Babestation parody show, aptly named Davestation, performed better.
Oh, and to add insult to injury, the episode aired in the middle of the night.
‘Davestation, a show we put on for a laugh at 3am where a man ate a kebab to lift music, had more viewers than GB News,’ the show’s official account penned on Twitter.
Unsurprisingly, social media users were delighted by the post and wasted no time in celebrating.
One person penned: ‘After a week where being British, especially being English, has been such a heartache and bringing up lots of emotions….. This is what I needed to feel proud again.’
‘You know things are bad when @GBNEWS is being trolled by @davechannel,’ wrote another.
According to The Guardian, audience figures produced by rating agency Barb showed that on Wednesday, a GB News show hosted by business editor Liam Halligan and former Labour MP Gloria De Piero from 1pm to 1.30pm ‘attracted no measurable audience’.
Over on BBC News, 62,000 viewers tuned in to watch the competitor’s channel at the same time, with 50,000 viewers over on Sky News.
In the GB News statement on Guto’s decision to take the knee following the barrage of racism targeted at England football players after the Euro 2020 final, it stressed that the company ‘stands four square against racism in all its forms’.
‘GB News stands four square against racism in all its forms,’ they said. ‘We do not have a company line on taking the knee. Some of our guests have been in favour, some against. All are anti-racist. We have editorial standards that all GB News journalists uphold.’
In a second tweet, GB News added: ‘On Tuesday a contributing presenter took the knee live on air and this was an unacceptable breach of our standards.’
Over an hour after releasing the statement, GB News shared a third tweet on the issue, stating: ‘We let both sides of the argument down by oversimplifying a very complex issue.’
Credit: Original article published here.