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What time is Coronation Street on tonight? Soap has returned to regular scheduling

Coronation Street
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Here is when your favourite soap is on and at what time...

Coronation Street returns to regular scheduling after months of changes thanks to a break in filming earlier this year.

As TV fans around the world already know, production came grinding to a halt in March when the world went into lockdown.

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Coronation Street is back to bringing up dramatic episodes six times a week... (Picture: ITV)

To avoid the soap coming off air completely, ITV reduced the number of episodes aired each week.

As a result, fans have been watching skeleton scheduling since before the summer.

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Thankfully TV studios have managed to reopen, this time with strict social distancing rules in place.

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The soap is back to its pre lockdown scheduling (Picture: ITV)

And the good news for soap fans is that this means we can now look forward to more episodes on each week.

When is Coronation Street returning to six episodes? 

From Monday 14th September Coronation Street will be returning to the regular six episodes a week.

When is Coronation Street on?

The soap will air Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but with two episodes each day now, instead of just one.

What time is Coronation Street on?

On Mondays and Wednesdays Coronation street will air at 7.30pm and 8.30pm, and on Friday there will be an hour long double episode at 7.30.

The times could change at the last minute as football fixtures are released... but you can keep an eye on any changes by using our handy TV Guide.

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Coronation Street returns to filming in the summer with strict social distancing rules in place (Picture: ITV)

Producer, Iain MacLeod, told press earlier this month that returning to six episodes a week at this time was always the plan...

"It has been incredibly important keeping Coronation Street on air over lockdown.

"Lockdown saw viewing figures increase where people returned to the show while there was a lot of uncertainty in the world.

"Since returning to filming we have been anticipating getting back to six episodes around now.

Coronation Street stunt

Even soap stunts have to be socially distanced these days, and mannequins have been used in certain shots to ensure the cast are safe (Picture: ITV)

"It has been tricky, but we kept things really simple when we first returned in terms of production, but we always knew we would want to turn up the ambition at some point and bring more characters into scenes.

"We also wanted to double up our speed of filming so that we can get back to six episodes. We are walking a tightrope and just have to make sure we don't get too ambitious!"

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.