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Old 17-02-2013, 20:24
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It's been losing viewers for years; its audience has pretty much halved over the last decade. Even in 2010 it was capable of getting 16.4 million viewers; that would never happen now.
25th anniversary, live episode, big storyline of course it was going to get massive ratings and it was obvious those ratings weren't going to stick.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:25
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Official ratings -

01/01/2013 - 10.03
03/01/2013 - 9.56
04/01/2013a - 9.1
04/01/2013b - 8.35
07/01/2013 - 9.54
08/01/2013 - 9.02
10/01/2013 - 9.22
11/01/2013 - 9.15
14/01/2013 - 9.64
15/01/2013 - 9.34
17/01/2013 - 9.03
18/01/2013 - 9.57
21/01/2013 - 9.79
22/01/2013 - 7.33
24/01/2013 - 9.09
25/01/2013 - 8.85
28/01/2013 - 9.25
29/01/2013 - 9.08
31/01/2013 - 8.67
01/02/2013 - 9.02

Not bad at all.
Exactly.......And nearly every episode has got over 8million Over nights too
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:31
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I have to admit I didnt watch EE at all last week and i usaully do.....but as theres nothing gripping atm i have put it off, will catch up now though ready for tommorow
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:31
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NO because they are NOT

January and the start of Feb is actually UP on June to December 2012 it's seen a rise on the BBC 3 repeat,Omnibus (of course the move back to sunday has helped) and I Player showings up over the last 6 months of 2012
Are you kidding? You know very well that all soaps have more viewers in january than june.

You also know that on tuesday and thursday EE always get better audience share than on monday and friday.

So you are comparing apples and oranges.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:34
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It's funny that the ratings have increased since Derek left.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:35
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Yes it is

Comparing the audiences to this day last year, Corrie has remained solid but EastEnders has shed over a million viewers. The link he produces is the spoilers for Fridays EastEnders and as you can see the same day last year EastEnders was lower. I have produced the figures and link for you above

Sorry if I sounded rude to you. This was not my intention
I know you werent been rude

Thank you for the link
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:36
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Are you kidding? You know very well that all soaps have more viewers in january than june.

You also know that on tuesday and thursday EE always get better audience share than on monday and friday.

So you are comparing apples and oranges.
No I am stating that EastEnders is UP despite bigger storylines playing out in August (Sharons return) yes compairing
June with January is not a good idea but October,November,December is just as cold and dark.

As for the shares. Well Mondays was the highest for sometime but that seemed to change. The 7:30 episode for Corrie usually has a higher share than the later episodes too.

Fridays share was the lowest share for sometime (excludes Emmerdale clash episodes)

EDIT-As for comparing Friday with Thursday
it's what the Writer of the Article stated....The same 'day' last year.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:36
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It's funny that the ratings have increased since Derek left.
Sshh, don't let Dan hear you say that.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:38
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Sshh, don't let Dan hear you say that.
He is right. They have well...Figures saw a bump during Kats lover reveal but actually the big bump came on xmas day.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:39
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I know you werent been rude

Thank you for the link
Digital spy compares friday episode to last year friday, whereas Dan compares it to last year thursday.

It makes more sense to compare friday to friday, or monday to monday because soap audience naturally fluctuates during the week.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:42
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Digital spy compares friday episode to last year friday, whereas Dan compares it to last year thursday.

It makes more sense to compare friday to friday, or monday to monday because soap audience naturally fluctuates during the week.
That's not how the article was said
Comparing the audiences to this day last year so that would be Thursday 15th Feb no matter how you look at it (which of course Corrie didn't air)

Bottom line is this is the lowest (non clash) episode for sometime. The lowest share also but chances are it will be up on Monday so therefore what happened to the lost viewers?
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:43
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He is right. They have well...Figures saw a bump during Kats lover reveal but actually the big bump came on xmas day.
No, I was only messing because I knew you were a fan of Derek.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:44
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No, I was only messing because I knew you were a fan of Derek.
Oh I see. Yeah I like/liked Derek but yeah figures have pretty much gone up since his death
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:46
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7.26 million isn't really that bad, but I agree that the show has been stuck in a rut this year.
this time last year or 2 years ago, ratings were upto 9milion, 10 max on a normal episode, because of Winter time,
I'd hate to think what it will be like in the Summer time when all is mostly out!

LN is going to let it die, and Peggy will be like Let it Burrrnnn!
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:46
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No I am stating that EastEnders is UP despite bigger storylines playing out in August (Sharons return) yes compairing
June with January is not a good idea but October,November,December is just as cold and dark.

As for the shares. Well Mondays was the highest for sometime but that seemed to change. The 7:30 episode for Corrie usually has a higher share than the later episodes too.

Fridays share was the lowest share for sometime (excludes Emmerdale clash episodes)

EDIT-As for comparing Friday with Thursday
it's what the Writer of the Article stated....The same 'day' last year.
Sorry Dan but I am not interested to discuss with someone who compares apples to oranges.

January is the biggest month of the year ratings wise, so EE was bound to be up compared to octobre, novembre and even decembre. Soap audience fluctuates during the year, it's a phenomenon that affect all soaps equally. That's why the year on year comparison is the most relevant one.
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:52
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Because its crap thesedays. I havent watched it in weeks.... Cant be bothered... There hasnt been ANYTHING remotely interesting since Derek Branning's death episode!
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:53
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Because its crap thesedays. I havent watched it in weeks.... Cant be bothered... There hasnt been ANYTHING remotely interesting since Derek Branning's death episode!
I know, I'd rather be browsing on the internet, for half hour,
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:55
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It's been dropping millions of viewers for years. I don't think the BBC really cares about the ratings all that much. They're soon going to be putting their shows online before they air on televison. Presumably iPlayer views will be consolidated with overnights, officials, recorded, etc. at a later date to give their aproximation of the ratings. I have to say I don't know why fans care about ratings. It doesn't effect us unless the show is in danger of being axed. Worry about the quality of the material. That's where the real issues lie.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:09
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its been boring for years now. people dont want to see the same old storylines.

get rid of jack kat max and most of the younger people in eastenders.
bring back proper actors like dan sullavan
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:10
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its been boring for years now. people dont want to see the same old storylines.

get rid of jack kat max and most of the younger people in eastenders.
bring back proper actors like dan sullavan
i agree

wait till a certain MG See`s that post though
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:33
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It's funny that the ratings have increased since Derek left.
I have noticed that too.

Its the same storylines in Eastenders every week. How many more times is Bianca for intense going to have money worries? its been going round in circles for years now time that character was put to rest.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:51
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I think he was referring to the same Friday last year:

Friday 17th February - Soap Overnights
BBC One
13:45- Doctors: 1.66m (19.6%)
20:00- EastEnders: 8.36m (35.3%)

ITV1
19:00- Emmerdale: 7.49m (34.3%) , +1: 130k (0 .5%)
19:30- Coronation Street: 8.63m (37.8%) , +1: 174k (0.7%)
20:30- Coronation Street: 8.73m (35.7%) , +1: 211k (0.9%)

Channel 4
18:30- Hollyoaks: 730k (3.6%)

Channel 5
13:15- Home and Away: 441k (5.1%)
13:45- Neighbours: 743k (8.7%)
17:00- Neighbours: 659k (4.8%)
17:30- Neighbours: 1.01m (6.0%)
18:00- Home and Away: 795k (4.1%)
18:30- Home and Away: 787k (3.8%)
Emmerdale has also shedded a load of viewers. It's just the usual ITV biase from Paul. Corrie's second episode was also down.

RE Title of article, Corrie always beats EE minus 2 xmas weeks.
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