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ITV news hour and Coronation Street goes head-to-head with EastEnders

ITV is rescheduling its evening news bulletin and pitting its top soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale against the BBC’s EastEnders.

When it debuts in March, the redesigned hour-long national and international news will air from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

The change, according to the broadcaster, will result in more live coverage and a greater focus on national reporting from outside London in order to reflect the entire country.

Simultaneously, Coronation Street will switch to hour-long episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8 p.m., and Emmerdale will shift to a daily 7.30 p.m. slot.

The changes are likely to irritate BBC executives because they will put ITV’s soaps in direct competition with EastEnders, which airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm, and Fridays at 8pm.

Emmerdale and Coronation Street have recently outperformed EastEnders in terms of soap ratings, with Emmerdale and Coronation Street attracting millions more viewers than EastEnders.

Mary Nightingale will continue to host the hour-long news program, which will be expanded from the current 30-minute slot.
ITV will broadcast 90 minutes of continuous news under the new schedule, with regional shows continuing to air at 6 p.m. before the main programme.

The channel is hiring 27 new journalists, producers, and multi-skilled camera operators/video editors to help with the expansion.

The changes, according to ITV, will ‘bolster the key programmes in its pre-9pm schedule.’

‘We are excited to be announcing this investment in… high-quality, impartial, trusted broadcast journalism at a time when it could not be more important,’ said Kevin Lygo, managing director of media and entertainment.

‘The nation’s two most popular ongoing dramas, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are fundamental to ITV’s success, and we know…’ he continued. Viewers are increasingly choosing to watch them whenever and wherever they want.

‘With the new scheduling, viewers can watch them all at once on TV and on ITV Hub for a continuous soap fix.’

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ITV is rescheduling its evening news bulletin and pitting its top soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale against the BBC’s EastEnders.

When it debuts in March, the redesigned hour-long national and international news will air from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

The change, according to the broadcaster, will result in more live coverage and a greater focus on national reporting from outside London in order to reflect the entire country.

Simultaneously, Coronation Street will switch to hour-long episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8 p.m., and Emmerdale will shift to a daily 7.30 p.m. slot.

The changes are likely to irritate BBC executives because they will put ITV’s soaps in direct competition with EastEnders, which airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm, and Fridays at 8pm.

Emmerdale and Coronation Street have recently outperformed EastEnders in terms of soap ratings, with Emmerdale and Coronation Street attracting millions more viewers than EastEnders.

Mary Nightingale will continue to host the hour-long news program, which will be expanded from the current 30-minute slot.
ITV will broadcast 90 minutes of continuous news under the new schedule, with regional shows continuing to air at 6 p.m. before the main programme.

The channel is hiring 27 new journalists, producers, and multi-skilled camera operators/video editors to help with the expansion.

The changes, according to ITV, will ‘bolster the key programmes in its pre-9pm schedule.’

‘We are excited to be announcing this investment in… high-quality, impartial, trusted broadcast journalism at a time when it could not be more important,’ said Kevin Lygo, managing director of media and entertainment.

‘The nation’s two most popular ongoing dramas, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are fundamental to ITV’s success, and we know…’ he continued. Viewers are increasingly choosing to watch them whenever and wherever they want.

‘With the new scheduling, viewers can watch them all at once on TV and on ITV Hub for a continuous soap fix.’

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ITV is rescheduling its evening news bulletin and pitting its top soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale against the BBC’s EastEnders.

When it debuts in March, the redesigned hour-long national and international news will air from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

The change, according to the broadcaster, will result in more live coverage and a greater focus on national reporting from outside London in order to reflect the entire country.

Simultaneously, Coronation Street will switch to hour-long episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8 p.m., and Emmerdale will shift to a daily 7.30 p.m. slot.

The changes are likely to irritate BBC executives because they will put ITV’s soaps in direct competition with EastEnders, which airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm, and Fridays at 8pm.

Emmerdale and Coronation Street have recently outperformed EastEnders in terms of soap ratings, with Emmerdale and Coronation Street attracting millions more viewers than EastEnders.

Mary Nightingale will continue to host the hour-long news program, which will be expanded from the current 30-minute slot.
ITV will broadcast 90 minutes of continuous news under the new schedule, with regional shows continuing to air at 6 p.m. before the main programme.

The channel is hiring 27 new journalists, producers, and multi-skilled camera operators/video editors to help with the expansion.

The changes, according to ITV, will ‘bolster the key programmes in its pre-9pm schedule.’

‘We are excited to be announcing this investment in… high-quality, impartial, trusted broadcast journalism at a time when it could not be more important,’ said Kevin Lygo, managing director of media and entertainment.

‘The nation’s two most popular ongoing dramas, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are fundamental to ITV’s success, and we know…’ he continued. Viewers are increasingly choosing to watch them whenever and wherever they want.

‘With the new scheduling, viewers can watch them all at once on TV and on ITV Hub for a continuous soap fix.’

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