World Cup of ITV Franchises

Over the last couple of weeks, the good people of Twitter have been taking part in our World Cup of ITV regional franchises.

Now it’s all over, here’s the story of the competition.

Every ITV company in existence since 1955 was entered into the competition. They were split into 8 groups, with three in each group (with the exception of one group which had 4 companies).

  • GROUP A: Scottish, Anglia, Carlton
  • GROUP B: ATV, TSW, Ulster
  • GROUP C: Westward, Grampian, TVS, Rediffusion
  • GROUP D: Thames, Westcountry, Central
  • GROUP E: Southern, Channel, Yorkshire
  • GROUP F: HTV, Tyne Tees, TWW
  • GROUP G: Granada, ABC, Border
  • GROUP H: LWT, Meridian, WWN

GROUP RESULTS

  • GROUP A: Anglia (53%), Scottish (34%), Carlton (13%) – 270 votes
  • GROUP B: ATV (64%), TSW (23%), Ulster (13%) – 229 votes
  • GROUP C: TVS (48%), Grampian (26%), Rediffusion (16%), Westward (10%) – 170 votes
  • GROUP D: Thames (67%), Central (29%), Westcountry (4%) – 175 votes
  • GROUP E: Yorkshire (57%), Channel (23%), Southern (20%) – 173 votes
  • GROUP F: Tyne Tees (64%), HTV (32%), TWW (4%) – 135 votes
  • GROUP G: Granada (64%), ABC (18%), Border (18%) – 144 votes
  • GROUP H: LWT (87%), Meridian (13%), WWN (0%) – 135 votes

QUARTER FINAL RESULTS

  • Anglia (34%) v Granada (66%) – 101 votes
  • TVS (55%) v Tyne Tees (45%) – 95 votes
  • Yorkshire (40%) v Thames (60%) – 109 votes
  • LWT (71%) v ATV (29%) – 107 votes

SEMI FINAL RESULTS

  • Granada (59%) v TVS (41%) – 92 votes
  • Thames (60%) v LWT  (40%) – 111 votes

FINAL RESULTS

Granada (42%) v Thames (58%) – 161 votes

So there we have it, Thames win the first World Cup of ITV franchises. A big thank you to everyone who voted and supported the competition.

 

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