Following our post earlier today about the Late Show With David Letterman being axed from Diva TV Monday-Friday from next week according to the Diva TV website, we now have an update from Diva TV. In an email response Diva TV say;
We have moved Late Show with David Letterman from weeknights, to weekends, as we feel that a lot of the programmes that have been coming through of late from the U.S. have a focus on American guests that our UK audience are not really familiar with, so we have decided as a trial run to broadcast the show at the weekends, but picking the best episodes from the week and therefore choosing the programmes that are more relevant. We are broadcasting The Oprah Winfrey Show double episodes as this is proving very popular with our viewers, but we may cut the episodes back to one in a few months time. We are in the process of making changes and experimenting with the schedule and whilst we are sorry that Late Show with David Letterman has been moved out of the weekday schedule at this stage we cannot say if this is going to be a permanent move or not. Also please feel free to keep in touch with any further questions about the changing schedules from August. I can also confirm that it will remain on the weekends until the end of July.
So it has been confirmed that the Late Show With David Letterman will no longer air on Diva TV from next week onwards (9th June) and will remain a fixture on weekends only – confirmed until at least the end of July. The timeslot for the weekend airings will remain the same as now (10pm). As Diva TV say, the weekend shows will be a pick of the two ‘best’ shows of the week. This will mean the Diva TV airings of the Late Show will follow a similar pattern as what CNBC do with their Late Night With Conan O’Brien broadcasts.
Louise Jones was the Diva TV source for quotes in this post.
8th June 2008 update – The Where To Watch page has now been updated on our website to show the new Diva TV schedules.