Maybe they will go for doubles on a Wednesday as well. These episodes are supposed to give a leg up to the 9pm offerings but I really don't think 'audience inheritance' is a thing any more.
Kate Oates arrival can't come quick enough. I think the Blackburn era has been poor.
I agree. Kate Oates has been fantastic at Emmerdale. I hope she can improve Corrie. I think she has been at Corrie for a while now but hasnt been credited as producer yet and her episodses wont start to air until the autumn. Hopefully Corrie will be in a better state than it is currently when the 6th episode starts in 2017.
I guess they could move the Thursday 8pm Emmerdale and have hour long editions of them both on Wednesdays, moving the midweek entertainment shows to Thursday.
What is notable is the comparison to the Aussie soaps and how they have produced 5 episodes a week for decades with a core cast of around 20 whilst Corrie is at something like 50-60 characters. Indeed wouldn't be surprised if some of the older cast appear in no more episodes per year now than they did 15 years ago.
Neighbours is different to Corrie though in that its very rare that any character will appear in all 5 episodes each week. They may have a big storyline going on and it will be the focus of say 3 epsiodes then it wont continue until the following week with other storylines taking over in the meantime. WIth Corrie they seem to focus on the same characters and storys for weeks. How long has this Michelle and Steve story been going on.
Id rather they kept away from double episodes or hour long episodes if possible. As much as id hate it maybe Sunday-Friday for half hour per night is the best way forward. Or even 1 double on a Monday and one episode per night for the rest of the week.
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