We want Countdown back at its original time slot of 4.15pm! sign now

Thousands of people alike, OAPs, students, housewives, teachers and all love and know the Channel 4 teatime phenomenon that is Countdown with Richard Whiteleys puntastic humour and Carol Vordermans eccentric wit, one of the oldest and best game shows around has been undoubtedly a major success story since it became the first ever programme shown on Channel 4 in 1982. But now, the programmes fans are united in rage and uproar owing to your plain suicidal decision to bring the programme forward by an hour to 3.15pm, since many of them now cant get home in time to watch their favourite programme. (And surprisingly, theres not even a mention of the word cricket!) The move definitely looks as though its going to be a huge blunder by yourself, and the infuriated masses are now demanding that Countdown is brought back to its original time slot of 4.15pm, or else they plan to desert the channel in favour of The Woody Woodpecker Show and thats no joke! As an ex-Countdown contestant myself, I strongly stand by the vast majority of angry viewers and have there forth set up a petition in the hope of getting Countdown restored to its former glory, at the right place, at the right time (4.15pm)! So I am urging my fellow Countdowners to show their support and vent their frustration here, as not all of us agree with what your executive production bigwigs think!

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Latest Signatures

  • 02 December 2015200. Clive E
    I've watched Countdown at 4:15pm for over a decade now. Do Channel 4 honestly think this is going to change things? Well it won't.
  • 11 October 2015199. Jackie S
    I need Countdown to be at 4.15pm because it keeps me on time for preparing the evening meal!
  • 06 September 2015198. Peter F
    I can only assume that Channel 4 want to offload Countdown by this action. Perhaps BBC/ITV might be interested.
  • 24 June 2015197. Samus M
    former contestant 1996 (4 wins!)
  • 27 April 2015196. Andrew S
    What's that smell? Yes, it's Channel four. Bad!
  • 06 April 2015195. Robin H
    Someone please give this show some credit! It's without a doubt the best show on TV. With channel 4 changing the times their slowly killing what is an all-time-classic!
  • 21 January 2015194. Claire O
    Bring back countdown to 4:15pm. FAO Simon Tape: Robert believes he has done nothing wrong so please stop harrassing him through this petition.
  • 27 November 2014193. Kevin O
    This rescheduling is about as worthwhile as an internet petition. Come on ch4, get your act together.
  • 13 November 2014192. Greta W
    Countdown should be at a time when children and parents can watch it together.
  • 29 August 2014191. James M
    I support this petition
  • 24 August 2014190. Robert S
    dont be redicolous bring back countdown
  • 11 August 2014189. Judders Watson
    I support this petition
  • 22 July 2014188. Emily Mccormick
    I support this petition
  • 20 July 2014187. Julian K
    Get it back to 4:15 now!!!!!
  • 19 July 2014186. K Mw
    I support this petition
  • 11 July 2014185. Louise P
    Except for Countdown and Fifteen To One, I am boycotting Channel 4 - I suggest others do the same.
  • 16 March 2014184. Simon T
    15 to 1 died before Countdown. Now it's one all.
  • 24 February 2014183. Jon S
    See me on the show, July 16th! but too early!! I wanna be on at 4:15
  • 13 January 2014182. Chris W
    And who actually wants even more programmes about houses, that's what I'd like to know!!!!
  • 16 November 2013181. Alec C
    Refuse to watch television at that time in the afternoon
  • 05 November 2013180. Anita C
    Just interrupts the whole afternoon
  • 29 October 2013179. Dmacdonald Yoder
    the new time means missing programmes often because of appointments and shopping etc and I wonder how long it will be before the programme is taken off because of falling viewers.
  • 16 September 2013178. Ewan O
    I've heard that Richard has actually taken this time off because he is refusing to go back until the time is changed back again. He is not dead by the way.
  • 15 September 2013177. Stephen H
    Using a system of mirrors, I can make it so that the pictures on my television take a whole hour to reach me, which makes me the winner. But I am in a stupid wheelchair and can't speak properly, so it sort of evens out.
  • 01 September 2013176. Geoff C
    I would like to see Countdown on at 4:15 please turn it back Channel 4 you mightnt think it makes a difference but it does to me and many other viewers thankyou
  • 26 August 2013175. Wezzy W
    Originally posted by Zef "If C4 ignore us, we should ignore them 4.15-5.00" - That's a very convenient boycott you've got yourself there. If you were doing it properly, you'd boycott Channel 4 altogether, or at least boycott it during Countdown. Boycottin
  • 19 August 2013174. Adrian Wayner
    I have played a "splashy" version of Countdown in the swimming pool and renamed it "Splashdown". Instead of the 30 second thinking time, you swim a length of the pool before declaring the length of word or numbers game total. Finally you jump in deep wate

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