Love it or hate it, Geordie Shore has proven to be a huge success for MTV. Series 10 has already been filmed with series 9 currently being aired every Tuesday night. That’s a lot of episodes for a show that is only 3.5 years old (the first ever show was broadcasted on 24th 2011). The demand is clearly still there, even though it has been suggested that the appeal of the show would soon disappear (which would explain the strategy of releasing a new series as soon as seemingly possible).
Despite its popularity, the show continues to be a hot topic of debate and a divider of opinion. Many are outraged by the antics of the cast members, suggesting the show gives Newcastle a terrible reputation. Others argue that it is purely entertainment and it causes no harm.
Whatever your opinion, it must be noted that Geordie Shore is not just popular in the UK. The show achieves fantastic viewing figures in many other countries (Australia and the USA to name just two). In fact, cast member James Tindale (who recently announced he will be leaving the show along with Vicky) claims the show is even bigger down under than it is here in the UK:
“You wouldn’t think going to the other end of the world so many people would recognise you and love the show.
“But I would even say it’s bigger over there than anywhere else.”
James speaking to MTV
News of Geordie Shore’s international popularity will surely not please the critics who believe the show has tarnished the reputation of Newcastle and will attract people to the region for all the wrong reasons.
Geordie Shore should NOT exist. It's a disgusting, vile diabolically terrible waste of TV and gives the North East a bad name.
— Josh Parker (@JoshParkerXIX) August 22, 2013
geordie shore is disgusting though i don't understand how people enjoy watching it
— Chloé Doogan (@_chloedoogan) September 17, 2013
Wish Geordie shore would just die already, horrible show, horrible, disgusting people.. Getting famous being fucking Mongos. #GrindsMyGears
— Karl Dolan (@Karl_Dolan) November 12, 2014
Geordie shore gives my hometown such a bad reputation omg
— Tanya ♡ (@itstxnya) July 28, 2013
Other cities have made it clear that they don’t want the show bringing them any unwanted attention…
Geordie Shore have been banned from filming in Blackpool. Council bosses say their reputation for partying won't do the town any good.
— Metro Radio News (@MetroRadioNews) July 8, 2014
But all these viewing figures don’t come from nowhere. Geordie Shore attracts hundreds of thousands of people each week…
I say it every week, I fucking love Geordie Shore
— lew (@LewisWooller) November 17, 2014
Finally catching up with Geordie shore, I fucking love this programme.
— Stacey-Louise (@staceylou) November 16, 2014
What do you think of Geordie Shore? Harmless fun or harmful to Newcastle?