What is the most watched episode of Coronation Street?

What is the most watched episode of Coronation Street?

The Coronation Street episode broadcast on 2 January 1985 attracted 21.40 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode in the show’s history based on a single showing.

How many episodes of Corrie is Ken Barlow in?

Having starred as Ken in more than 4,000 episodes the character has had his fair share of major storylines – starting with the death of his mother when she was hit by a bus in 1961. But who is William Roache, what else has he been in, and why did he leave Coronation Street temporarily in 2013?

What are the current viewing figures for Coronation Street?

Coronation Street pulled in 3.25 million viewers, Emmerdale three million and EastEnders 2.9 million.

How old is Thomas ormson?

About 32 years (1990)Thomas Ormson / Age

What is the most watched soap in UK?


Rank Programme Viewers (millions)
1 EastEnders 30.15
2 EastEnders 28.00
3 Coronation Street 26.65
4 Live Aid 24.50

Who is the longest serving actor in Coronation Street?

William Roache
As of 2022, William Roache holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-serving actor in a television soap opera, having played Ken Barlow on Coronation Street since 1960.

Was Ken Barlow in the first episode of Coronation Street?

Ken Barlow is one of the twenty-two original Coronation Street characters devised by series creator Tony Warren. He made his debut in the soap’s first episode, broadcast on 9 December 1960.

Which UK soap is the most watched?

UK soap ratings: Corrie is top with 6.2m.

  • UK soap ratings: Leanne’s attack seen by 6m.
  • Soap ratings: Corrie tops Emmerdale with 6m.
  • TV ratings: Corrie is top with 6.8 million.
  • Are soaps becoming less popular?

    In 2018, an Ofcom report revealed that falling ratings for soaps were driving an overall decline in mass audience figures for television. The combined average audience for Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale had dropped by 1.8 million viewers between 2007 and 2017. It’s not all doom and gloom, though.

    Which sitcom holds the record for the most watched episode in the UK?

    Only Fools And Horses!
    Only Fools And Horses! The classic 80’s and 90’s sit-com topped the chart of the most watched British TV shows in telly history! The episode that catapulted it to the top of the list is the Christmas special from 1996 which aired on the 29th Dececember.

    Who is the oldest soap star?

    Patricia Greene

    Rank Actor Duration
    1 Patricia Greene 65 years
    2 June Spencer 65 years
    3 Ludmiła Łączyńska 62 years
    4 William Roache 61 years

    Who is the longest actor in Coronation Street?

    Who was the first person on screen in Coronation Street?

    The series first introduces Florrie Lindley (Betty Alberge), who has bought up the local Corner Shop from Elsie Lappin (Maudie Edwards), who has now retired after working there for many years. Elsie warns Florrie about the residents and stays around to show her the tricks of the trade.