Coronation Street and Emmerdale have changed their time slots to compete with the BBC’s EastEnders as ITV announces a major schedule change.
Broadcasters have confirmed that the time slots for both programs will change as ITV expands the news program for an hour from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Coronation Street turns into a three-hour weekly episode that airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 pm.
Changes: Coronation Street and Emmerdale are one of ITV’s biggest schedule changes, with time slots scheduled to change in March.
Emmerdale will air at 7:30 pm shortly after the news.
ITV announced the news on Monday, with schedule changes sent from both soap’s official Twitter accounts.
With this change, ITV soap will compete directly with the BBC’s EastEnders.
When contacted by MailOnline, the BBC declined to comment on whether the schedule could change as a result.
Switch Up: Broadcasters confirmed that both shows change time slots as ITV expands its news program for an hour from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Competition: With this change, ITV soap will compete directly with the BBC’s EastEnders.
Regarding the schedule change, John Whiston, Managing Director of ITV’s Continuing Drama, said:
“And Emmerdale will do its best in this new time frame where viewers can continue to enjoy the dramatic events happening in Dale’s.”
Kevin Lygo, Managing Director of ITV, said in a statement:
New time: ITV announced news on Monday and schedule changes were sent from both soap’s official Twitter accounts
“Our evening news program reached an impressive 35.6 million viewers in 2021. This investment in high-quality, fair and reliable broadcast journalism, one of ITV’s key public service strengths. I am very pleased to be able to announce. It is less important.
“The two most popular dramas in the United States, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are the cornerstones of ITV’s success, and like all dramas, viewers watch more and more at any time, no matter how they choose. It is designed to do.
“The new schedule will allow viewers to watch live on TV, as well as on the ITV hub, which regularly appears on the most watched shows each month.”
New Time: Coronation Street will change to a three-hour weekly episode that airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 pm
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