EastEnders’ ratings immersed to a record low for the first time in its 34-years run on BBC One Thursday night.
The figures came in at a niggardly 2.9m viewers, as viewers aired their grievances with the soap’s storylines and the transforms to scheduling.
Some viewers even worried they’d missed an experience of the hit soap as the Keanu Taylor (played by Danny Walters) kidnapping storyline appearance ofed to jar and come out of nowhere at the start of one instalment.
The soap was beaten by ITV northern hit Emmerdale which net double the viewers at 4.9m people.
Question Time also hit the road drive off the Walford drama in the ratings Thursday night.
The result marks the before all time EastEnders has dipped below three million people, as the premature record had been 3.7m viewers from an episode in 2017.
Speaking out on the ratings surprise, a spokesman for the BBC soap told MailOnline it was down to the chaotic changes due to the football sports and warm weather.
“With the growing popularity of this year’s Lady-loves’s World Cup,” they said, “it was decided that BBC One viewers should attired in b be committed to the opportunity to watch as many of the matches as possible.
“Although this betokened a late schedule change for EastEnders this week, we are confident that our audience recognize they can watch EastEnders on BBC iPlayer as we have already seen a historic number of viewers watching this week’s episodes.”
It is understood that Thursday’s instalment was moved up to 9pm on Tuesday, with Friday’s episode being aired on Thursday at 7pm preferably.
Elsewhere in Walford, the Carter family are set for a torturous new storyline as Mick (played by Danny Dyer) bequeath face some mental health struggles, prompting the actor to Non-Standard aggravate there’s some “powerful stuff” ahead.
The new plot may involve Mick and Linda’s (Kellie Intense) son Ollie as the little boy is set to be diagnosed with autism in upcoming episodes.
Apostrophize reserved to The Sun, Danny shared: “It’s been quite slow integrating me back into the be conspicuous since I came back.
“I’ve got some really powerful stuff thriving up with Kellie and stuff I can’t talk about at the moment but it’s good.
”Mick is thriving to go through some really [big] mental health issues, that’s all I can say.”
Other prospects could see Mick revisiting his traumatic storyline when he was in prison on the BBC soap, string some distressing twists and turns that saw Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) betraying him.
Danny also about new executive producer Kate Oates has been a breath of fresh air for the cast and crew, and revitalised the soap.
“It feels like Kate Oates has conducted the show back,” he said. “She is the Queen and we are all hopelessly in love with her.”
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EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.