UK Entertainment

EastEnders ratings dip and shorter episodes addressed by BBC boss

East EndersThe inconsistent broadcast schedule and short episodes are partly to blame for its low ratings, according to BBC drama chief Piers Wenger.

The latest BARB numbers reported that the long-running TV series drew 4.09 million viewers for its most-watched episode in the week beginning September 27, including those who watched Catch Up. At ITV, however, Coronation StreetThe highest episode in the same period recorded 5.70 million and Emerdel4.96 million.

“His scheduling outside the intersection and not a full half hour has affected his audience,” Wenger explained, noting how the show is often broadcast at odd times (for example, 8.05pm, or 7.35pm).

Related: East EndersChelsea Fox has big baby news about Gray Atkins

“But we’re very focused on getting the show back on its regular spot, its usual duration, and making sure it’s delivered.

“I think it particularly took a streak but it’s still a huge, massive iPlayer show but the picture, if you look at these things together, isn’t as tough as it looks.

He went on to say that the team behind the show had an intention of extending the episodes, but that “it won’t happen overnight” even though they are currently “processing” the matter behind the scenes.

“There are very clear reasons why shorter episodes should be done.

Dean Whitney and Atkins Gray in Eastender

Kieron Macaron / Jack BarnesBBC

Related: East EndersHarvey Monroe will be fired by Cat Slater in a racist story

East Enders It was always half an hour on BBC, while Korean And Emerdel It’s half commercial hours, so it’s shorter, so I’m a little less affected by filming with COVID protocols, but we’re working on getting back to [it]. ”

It is noteworthy that East Enders It has also been criticized by many in recent months for lackluster story events, such as Coronation Street It still dominates the soap award events. Will it be able to regain its former glory soon?

East Enders It airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One.

Read more East Enders Spoilers on our dedicated homepage

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and is imported into this page to help users provide their email address. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker