Coronation Street Coronation Street's biggest mistake was going from 2 nights a week to 3 in 1989 or 1990

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  1. soapfan

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    The problem with the soaps nowadays is that they're on nearly every weekday night and ratings wars, but Coronation street started off this situation in the first place in 1989 or 1990, which backfired as EastEnders beaten it in the ratings during the 1990s and 2000s, meanwhile it raised the bar and created competition and paved the way for everyone else to follow suit, with EastEnders doing it in 1994, Emmerdale in 1997 and Hollyoaks and Brookside.

    I used to enjoy all the soaps until they increased the number of episodes per week, they're on too much nowadays, the cast of characters are too big and every now and then because they have such a big cast of characters, they tend to have a big disaster storyline, which is OTT and doesn't ring true and such a thing should only be done to axe half or 2/3 of the cast and to reduce to the number of episodes back to 2 nights a week again.

    Soaps have declined dramatically since the above situation began.

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