At this point, fans of “The Musketeers” have to be fairly used to BBC One throwing the show around like a rag doll. We’ve seen it air on the weekend, we’ve seen it air during the week, and we’ve seen it take entire weeks off.
Unfortunately, there is no new episode airing in the typical timeslot tonight, with the network opting instead to put the show on Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. local time. What’s the reason for this? Above all else, it really just has to do with football. The BBC is of course going to prioritize this over almost anything else, given that sporting events tend to generate huge ratings and cannot really be programmed in a way where they are not live.
As of right now, at least next weekend’s new episode is slated to be back in the Saturday timeslot, so we will see what happens there.
Ultimately with this show, the reason why the network is not so invested in keeping it in the same timeslot, other than what we’ve already mentioned in regards to football playing its role, is that there is really no investment in doing so on their part. They don’t feel the pressure to have to put it on the air at the same time every week, since there is no real reason to worry about its ratings. This is the final season, so one way or another, it’s ending once the show is wrapped up. Airing this final season is almost a “we’ll take whatever the ratings are and like it” sort of scenario, and it is fan service for all of those who have watched it so far.
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