Regulator Ofcom has ruled that Channel 4 quiz 'The Big Fat Quiz of the Year' will escape investigation over a show which sparked "outrage" on the newsdesk of the Daily Mail.
The Mail tried to recruit an angry mob to complain but its pleas fell on deaf ears. Even after several articles had appeared in the Mail and online, Ofcom received fewer than 200 complaints, leaving the Mail to quietly back away from an increasingly embarrassing campaign.
An Ofcom spokesman is quoted in The Guardian:
"After careful consideration, Ofcom has taken the decision not to investigate this issue. In reaching this decision, we concluded that the programme was scheduled post watershed; it was preceded with a clear warning of 'strong language and adult humour'; and was consistent with audience expectations of a satirical quiz on Channel 4."