CAPTAIN MOONLIGHT'S man at the BBC is quoted as saying that the audience for News 24 is sometimes as low as 1,000 (Culture, 6 December). The BBC's own research shows 750,000 people watch the service on cable each week and 3 million on terrestrial TV. The overnight average is 120,000. No figures exist for minute-by-minute viewing of the service and any contrary suggestion is fiction.
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