ITV is yet to renew Play to the Whistle for series 3

The release date for Play to the Whistle series 3 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Play to the Whistle Series 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ITV is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

About the show

A sports-themed British comedy panel game show, Play to the Whistle has been broadcast on ITV since 2015. It is presently airing its second installment, which premiered on April 16, 2016. It is produced by Hungry Bear Media, and executive produced by Dan Baldwin. Holly Willoughby is the host, and the two teams of contestants are led by actor and entertainer Bradley Walsh and pro football player Frank Lampard, with comedian Romesh Ranganathan appearing as a regular panelist on Lampard`s team.

The series tests the teams` knowledge of sports-related trivia as well as physical games. The host is not quite as knowledgeable about sports as you might assume, which is actually a positive aspect in a sense, since the show is not targeting hardcore sports fans, rather, it`s out to appeal to the whole family and provide light-hearted entertainment. Does it? Well, there`s no consensus on that.

Ratings and prospects of renewal

The show`s not an amazing hit ratings-wise, nor is it garnering very impressive reviews. The first series aired to an audience of under 2.5 million viewers, while the second series has had a surprising upsurge of viewership for the premiere episode, which was seen by 2.71 million viewers. Play to the Whistle is a strange mix of genres, and it`s difficult for a program to be successful when it attempts to appeal to too many segments of the audience and fails to make become particularly interesting to anyone. There`s still time to see how the current series ends, and what the network decides. Stay tuned, and we`ll keep you informed.

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