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Well here’s a bit of news for all you Hollyoaks fans out there. It’s official…’Hollywoodoaks’ – the soap with all the beautiful people – is on the up and up according to official figures.
The cast of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks celebrate Summer Strallen’s transfer from the popular teen soap to London’s West End. The Hollyoaks actress stars as Maria in hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, The Sound of Music.
Hollyoaks has another reason to celebrate; it’s the only UK soap to grow audience share in 2008, currently up 5% year on year.
Year to date figures (Jan 1 – Feb 19, 2008) show that Hollyoaks is continuing to build on its 2007 rating success and is currently averaging 2.1 million viewers. Apparently, it’s the only soap to actually grow its audience in 2008, while all the other soaps, including Coronation Street and EastEnders, are in decline year on year. Well, it’s no surprise to see Corrie dropping viewers. What do they expect when they add a sensationalist, stupid storyline about a baby swap that’s been handled so terribly? I can’t remember the last time Corrie has had such an unbelievably minging storyline. Hang on a minute. Yes I can. Ashley’s ‘affair’ – as if!!
Anyway, back to Hollyoaks and apparently, it gets a total audience of 16 million viewers across the week when the viewing figures for all the episodes across all the channels are combined. Good luck to them. Who’s the next famous person to make an appearance? Apparently David Gest wants to star in the show. Now that would be funny!
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