Shift Coro back where it belongs
Sleepy Eyes (Mr Telly, December 20) made me laugh about viewers being too tired to complain about Coronation Street. But all the viewers who enjoy Coronation Street, and there are lots of us, should keep complaining about the late scheduling of this beloved programme. If TVNZ finally realises the barrage of complaints is not going to stop, then it may finally do something sensible and put Coro on at 7.30pm where it should be. Bring Coro home to 7.30pm.
Wake Up (Wellington)
In response to Sleepy Eyes, yes, I am always angry about the timing of Coronation Street. I have tried changing my habits to suit the time Coro is on – sleeping and setting the alarm, etc, but it doesn’t work and the late time just doesn’t suit the older audience who love it. I think the programmers must be about 15, because they have no idea how to please the viewers and they don’t respond with anything positive or reasonable to the many pleas from viewers. Contrary to what they think, I haven’t met anyone who enjoys the constant bombardment of reality shows nor do people I know bother to watch them. I like to relax with something fictional and entertaining (ie, Coro), when I switch TV on after tea. Instead there is a miserable selection of reality shows that are repetitive, boring and just not interesting at that time of night. People are still angry, yes, but they’ve run out of puff because the incompetent programmers aren’t listening or responding in a professional manner. And to add insult to injury the repeats of the catch-ups are now on in the middle of the night so the poor sods who work during the week or can’t record, like me, just have to miss out.
Very Definitely Still Angry (Christchurch)