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Coronation Street and Emmerdale change time slots

After it was announced that Coronation Street and Emmerdale will change timeslots in March, EastEnders fans are worried that ITV’s schedule shake-up will ‘kill off’ the iconic soap.

Both shows will move to a new time slot, putting them in direct competition with EastEnders, as ITV expands their news program for an hour between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Coronation Street will now air three hour-long episodes per week at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while Emmerdale will now air at 7:30 p.m., immediately after the news.

The news sent fans into a frenzy, with fans debating whether the BBC soap, which premiered in 1985, will be cancelled, and comparing it to Channel 4’s Brookside, which was cancelled in 2003 due to low ratings.

ITV broke the news on Monday, with both of the soaps’ official Twitter accounts announcing the changes.

EastEnders has had its own shake-up recently, with the news that Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter on the show, has left.

When contacted by MailOnline, the BBC declined to comment on whether their schedule would be affected as a result.

Fans reacted quickly to the news on social media, with one writing, ‘This gives me anxiety.’ What if EastEnders is canceled? Imagine a world without the show. I’m unable to even consider it.

‘I believe it’s a shady move by ITV to kill off EE… EastEnders is the new Brookside, and this is going to ruin the show.’

‘Bit of a bummer for #EastEnders this Face with tears of joy,’ wrote another. It’ll constantly clash with #Corrie or #Emmerdale. I don’t watch any of them live anyway, but there are bound to be some people who do, and who will now have to choose.’

‘I’m not keen on it either,’ a third typed. It’ll clash with EastEnders, which will be a nightmare unless the BBC decides to move #EastEnders to a more advantageous 19:00pm slot.’

Others were more pragmatic, stating, “I don’t believe ITV is doing it to kill EastEnders.” They want to build on the success of their Evening News program.

‘Plus, they keep their soap viewers by airing a solid 90-minute block.’ Viewers can currently leave before the second Corrie episode because there is a 30-minute gap at 8.

‘I don’t think they’re trying to kill EastEnders; I think it’s more about boosting the ITV schedule and its own soaps,’ wrote another. They are well aware that the BBC will almost certainly be forced to relocate EE.

‘With Coronation Street bursting at the seams with fantastic story and character, the new format gives the show a brilliant new canvas on which to shine,’ said John Whiston, ITV’s Managing Director of Continuing Drama.

‘And Emmerdale will continue to do what it does best in this new time slot, allowing viewers to enjoy the dramatic events in the Dales.’

‘As viewing habits rapidly change, live audiences to our national and international news programmes remain remarkably strong,’ said ITV Managing Director Kevin Lygo in a statement.

‘In 2021, our evening news program drew an impressive 35.6 million viewers.’ We’re thrilled to be announcing this investment in ITV’s key public service strength – high-quality, unbiased, and trusted broadcast journalism – at a time when it’s more important than ever.

‘Coronation Street and Emmerdale, the nation’s two most popular continuing dramas, are critical to ITV’s success, and we know that, as with all dramas, viewers increasingly watch them whenever and however they want.

‘With the new scheduling, viewers will be able to watch them live on TV in one sitting for a continuous soap fix, as well as on ITV Hub, where they are consistently among the most watched shows each month.’

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After it was announced that Coronation Street and Emmerdale will change timeslots in March, EastEnders fans are worried that ITV’s schedule shake-up will ‘kill off’ the iconic soap.

Both shows will move to a new time slot, putting them in direct competition with EastEnders, as ITV expands their news program for an hour between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Coronation Street will now air three hour-long episodes per week at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while Emmerdale will now air at 7:30 p.m., immediately after the news.

The news sent fans into a frenzy, with fans debating whether the BBC soap, which premiered in 1985, will be cancelled, and comparing it to Channel 4’s Brookside, which was cancelled in 2003 due to low ratings.

ITV broke the news on Monday, with both of the soaps’ official Twitter accounts announcing the changes.

EastEnders has had its own shake-up recently, with the news that Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter on the show, has left.

When contacted by MailOnline, the BBC declined to comment on whether their schedule would be affected as a result.

Fans reacted quickly to the news on social media, with one writing, ‘This gives me anxiety.’ What if EastEnders is canceled? Imagine a world without the show. I’m unable to even consider it.

‘I believe it’s a shady move by ITV to kill off EE… EastEnders is the new Brookside, and this is going to ruin the show.’

‘Bit of a bummer for #EastEnders this Face with tears of joy,’ wrote another. It’ll constantly clash with #Corrie or #Emmerdale. I don’t watch any of them live anyway, but there are bound to be some people who do, and who will now have to choose.’

‘I’m not keen on it either,’ a third typed. It’ll clash with EastEnders, which will be a nightmare unless the BBC decides to move #EastEnders to a more advantageous 19:00pm slot.’

Others were more pragmatic, stating, “I don’t believe ITV is doing it to kill EastEnders.” They want to build on the success of their Evening News program.

‘Plus, they keep their soap viewers by airing a solid 90-minute block.’ Viewers can currently leave before the second Corrie episode because there is a 30-minute gap at 8.

‘I don’t think they’re trying to kill EastEnders; I think it’s more about boosting the ITV schedule and its own soaps,’ wrote another. They are well aware that the BBC will almost certainly be forced to relocate EE.

‘With Coronation Street bursting at the seams with fantastic story and character, the new format gives the show a brilliant new canvas on which to shine,’ said John Whiston, ITV’s Managing Director of Continuing Drama.

‘And Emmerdale will continue to do what it does best in this new time slot, allowing viewers to enjoy the dramatic events in the Dales.’

‘As viewing habits rapidly change, live audiences to our national and international news programmes remain remarkably strong,’ said ITV Managing Director Kevin Lygo in a statement.

‘In 2021, our evening news program drew an impressive 35.6 million viewers.’ We’re thrilled to be announcing this investment in ITV’s key public service strength – high-quality, unbiased, and trusted broadcast journalism – at a time when it’s more important than ever.

‘Coronation Street and Emmerdale, the nation’s two most popular continuing dramas, are critical to ITV’s success, and we know that, as with all dramas, viewers increasingly watch them whenever and however they want.

‘With the new scheduling, viewers will be able to watch them live on TV in one sitting for a continuous soap fix, as well as on ITV Hub, where they are consistently among the most watched shows each month.’

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After it was announced that Coronation Street and Emmerdale will change timeslots in March, EastEnders fans are worried that ITV’s schedule shake-up will ‘kill off’ the iconic soap.

Both shows will move to a new time slot, putting them in direct competition with EastEnders, as ITV expands their news program for an hour between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Coronation Street will now air three hour-long episodes per week at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while Emmerdale will now air at 7:30 p.m., immediately after the news.

The news sent fans into a frenzy, with fans debating whether the BBC soap, which premiered in 1985, will be cancelled, and comparing it to Channel 4’s Brookside, which was cancelled in 2003 due to low ratings.

ITV broke the news on Monday, with both of the soaps’ official Twitter accounts announcing the changes.

EastEnders has had its own shake-up recently, with the news that Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter on the show, has left.

When contacted by MailOnline, the BBC declined to comment on whether their schedule would be affected as a result.

Fans reacted quickly to the news on social media, with one writing, ‘This gives me anxiety.’ What if EastEnders is canceled? Imagine a world without the show. I’m unable to even consider it.

‘I believe it’s a shady move by ITV to kill off EE… EastEnders is the new Brookside, and this is going to ruin the show.’

‘Bit of a bummer for #EastEnders this Face with tears of joy,’ wrote another. It’ll constantly clash with #Corrie or #Emmerdale. I don’t watch any of them live anyway, but there are bound to be some people who do, and who will now have to choose.’

‘I’m not keen on it either,’ a third typed. It’ll clash with EastEnders, which will be a nightmare unless the BBC decides to move #EastEnders to a more advantageous 19:00pm slot.’

Others were more pragmatic, stating, “I don’t believe ITV is doing it to kill EastEnders.” They want to build on the success of their Evening News program.

‘Plus, they keep their soap viewers by airing a solid 90-minute block.’ Viewers can currently leave before the second Corrie episode because there is a 30-minute gap at 8.

‘I don’t think they’re trying to kill EastEnders; I think it’s more about boosting the ITV schedule and its own soaps,’ wrote another. They are well aware that the BBC will almost certainly be forced to relocate EE.

‘With Coronation Street bursting at the seams with fantastic story and character, the new format gives the show a brilliant new canvas on which to shine,’ said John Whiston, ITV’s Managing Director of Continuing Drama.

‘And Emmerdale will continue to do what it does best in this new time slot, allowing viewers to enjoy the dramatic events in the Dales.’

‘As viewing habits rapidly change, live audiences to our national and international news programmes remain remarkably strong,’ said ITV Managing Director Kevin Lygo in a statement.

‘In 2021, our evening news program drew an impressive 35.6 million viewers.’ We’re thrilled to be announcing this investment in ITV’s key public service strength – high-quality, unbiased, and trusted broadcast journalism – at a time when it’s more important than ever.

‘Coronation Street and Emmerdale, the nation’s two most popular continuing dramas, are critical to ITV’s success, and we know that, as with all dramas, viewers increasingly watch them whenever and however they want.

‘With the new scheduling, viewers will be able to watch them live on TV in one sitting for a continuous soap fix, as well as on ITV Hub, where they are consistently among the most watched shows each month.’

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