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'Coronation Street' or 'EastEnders': Which Show Is The Most Popular?

William Roache attends The British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 3, 2017 in Manchester, England. The Soap Awards will be aired on June 6 on ITV at 8pm
October 12, 2019 - 08:15 / Philip Faukland-Pollard

EastEnders has aired 5,997 episodes against Coronation Street's 9,869 episodes. But which show is the most popular today? Read here to find out!

EastEnders and Coronation Street have always been immensely popular British soaps but which is the most popular now? Amid increased violence, killings and drama both shows are eager to spice up their episodes to please viewers.

Actress Sue Nicholls cuts a ribbon with Coronation Street cast members to open the Coronation Street set on November 29, 2013 in Manchester, England

Decreased views for EastEnders

Lately, however EastEnders' views were even beaten by shows such as Question Time. EastEnders has seen its audience fall to below three million. This was relatively disappointing for EastEnders as a show. 

The cast and crew of 'EastEnders' winning the Serial Drama award at the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England.

Bosses claim the low ratings were because of the warm weather and the Fifa Women’s World Cup causing scheduling issues. But their ITV rival Coronation Street was on at the same time and got 5.1 million viewers. This means it can be argued that there finally is a winner between the two shows and it looks like Coronation Street is now the most popular British soap.