Albion Market never had a great time slot in the first place, it went out at 7pm on Friday and Sunday, within months Sunday slot went to 6pm.
LWT and TVS Hated the series, and in 1986 moved both episodes to around 4.30 or 5.30pm. Replacing the slot with its own programmes, ( I dare say it was part of the battle for more southern programme)
London and the south was already a lost cause with this series, I dare say the other ITV stations just went along with its since it filled up legal peak time requirements. I dont think certain ITV stations were happy it taken up that 6pm slot on a Sunday.
Is the next post dreaded?