Two-thirds of soap viewers won’t watch reruns of classic episodes in lieu of new ones


A survey has discovered that 65 per cent of soap viewers wouldn’t watch classic soap episodes in the absence of new ones throughout lockdown.

The survey, which requested those that took half about their quarantine TV habits, discovered that whereas 65 per cent of over 800 soap viewers mentioned they’d not watch soap reruns, 17 per cent mentioned they’d and 18 per cent mentioned they perhaps would.

These outcomes might come as a blow to broadcasters, who will likely be working out of new soap episodes in the following few weeks after manufacturing on all TV reveals was halted as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

The BBC lately introduced nevertheless that EastEnders filming will resume subsequent month, after the federal government launched new lockdown tips which permit movie shoots offering crews adhere to the two-metre social distancing guidelines.

Whereas, based on The Solar, manufacturing on Coronation Road and Emmerdale will proceed filming in June and though there’s no phrase on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks simply but, Channel Four reportedly has sufficient new episodes for the soap to final till July. additionally discovered that nearly 50 per cent of the survey respondents are watching extra TV in lockdown than ever earlier than, with individuals watching dramas (24 per cent), information (18 per cent) and comedies (16 per cent) greater than normal.

Nevertheless, regardless of the discharge of Disney Plus throughout quarantine, solely 12 per cent of TV viewers have signed as much as the platform to date, with nearly half of TV viewers refraining from becoming a member of any new streaming companies.

Lockdown has proved to be a profitable time for a lot of free streaming platforms, together with BBC iPlayer, which recorded its greatest day ever on Sunday 10th Could. The positioning obtained 22.5 million requests for programmes, together with the Prime Minister’s assertion, Regular Folks and Killing Eve.

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