Tycoon looses its slot, reality losing the plot?
It had to happen and I’m not at all surprised, ITV have removed Tycoon from its prime time slot on Tuesday nights and moved it to 10pm on a Monday night (more here). Perhaps we are all getting fed up with all the naff reality TV shows which are filling the air waves at the moment? I remember Eamon Holmes saying once on GMTV, where will reality TV go next? 2 people in an airplane with no fuel and 1 parachute? I share his view, reality TV is getting out of hand and becoming nothing for than a farce. I enjoy watching Dragons Den, The Apprentice is also fun to watch, but anyone can see that these programs do not show real true Entrepreneurs or ground breaking business ideas (the odd exception noted). After all, a true successful Entrepreneur wont give up half their business for only a few grand in investment, nor would put themselves through the embarrasement of a TV show to get a job! As far as I am concerned an interview is a 2-way conversation.
Don’t get me wrong, appearing on Dragon’s Den should not be under valued, just think of the prime time exposure doing so can give your business and product, many Entrepreneur’s have done just that. Ling, owner of LingsCars did just that herself and I know she is doing very well from it…and she did not accept the dragon’s offer of investment. She has maximised her exposure with publicity and joining in debates about her appearance on many forums on the Internet (UKBF included).