Bob The Skutter wrote:
Well they could always cut down on the number of Eastenders episodes per week in order to save money.
Never happen I know.
Wouldn't save money. It would cost them more to get more shows up and running to fill those gaps in the schedule.
Yep. Once a standing-set soap is up and running, it's far cheaper than any alternative.. at least any drama alternative.
Of course, it costs a lot up front to start it in the first place, but they did that for EastEnders back in 1985. Ummh, wonder if they had to make any cuts elsewhere in the drama budget that year? Nothing comes to mind, but I'm sure there was something that got dropped...