"It's disappointing to read that a large number of viewers feel the show has been weaker over this last year - although to some extent I fear this was inevitable. In a way, it's been a victim of its own success."Ratings have been lower than normal in recent months, with ITV scheduling Emmerdale in direct competition on several occasions.
Friday, July 30, 2004
EastEnders executive producer Louise Berridge has defended the BBC soap after a newspaper survey found that 57% of viewers thought it had lost its appeal, reports BBC News.