gingermop wrote:If it's any consolation, a mere 0.9 million people were watching the BBC2 coverage of Glastonbury at the time of Leonard's set. Less than 200,000 were watching the intermittent extra bits on BBC3/4. Everyone else (over 12 million people) were pretty much watching the European Cup Final, or The Royal/Taggart over on ITV (4.3 million), or Big Brother (another 4 mil).
So, even if it had been broadcast, the audience was a much depleted one!
But an awful lot of people would have been flicking around and setting machines to record if Leonard appeared. It may have been possible to look for a repeat showing on the digital channels after the football.
I still think it's a great opportunity missed. Leonard is not a household name as Neil Diamond is or Bob Dylan. All of us here have friends, neighbours and workmates who have never heard of him. An appearance on BBC TV could have brought him hundreds of thousands of new UK fans who would then start looking to buy his work. It goes without saying that those of us here are already committed and would buy any future dvd regardless of a TV broadcast. Those sales are a drop in the ocean compared with gaining a wider audience.
It's all very nice thinking Leonard is "exclusive", but greater financial success would be of greater benefit to him.