‘Poldark’ season 2: Aidan Turner series could compete against ‘The X Factor’

PoldarkWhile we don’t necessarily have a 100% confirmed premiere date just yet for “Poldark” season 2, there is one thing that we do know with confidence now: There’ll be some weeks where it has some heavy competition on the air.

According to a source from the Daily Mail, the Aidan Turner series will be competing on Sunday nights for much of the season against “The X Factor” on ITV, otherwise known as one of the biggest ratings dynamos out there. Granted, this is not the show that it once was, and that may be why the BBC has a little bit of confidence that it will continue to perform well.

Specifically, here is what their source had to say on the subject:

“The Sunday night X Factor show could well come off worse. Poldark is hugely popular. It’s a headache the bosses really didn’t need. Luckily, this will only affect two shows.”


In the end, we may not have to see the battle head-to-head too much, at least in terms of overlapping timeslots and all of that. When we do, though, it’ll be interesting to see what happens. After all, it is also hardly the first time that “The X Factor” will have some major competition from another network. Specifically, all you have to remember is that the show faces off often against “Strictly Come Dancing,” a ratings warrior on Saturday nights.

We’ve said this before, but we still feel like the ratings for “Poldark” are going to be big. Turner’s built a huge following, and the long layoff between seasons has only lifted expectations in many ways for it to be back.

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