575 people voted in a recent poll which was conducted by ITV regarding Coronation Street with the question being whether or not people wanted to see old episodes of the popular series return to the small screen. The result was clear, with 469 people wanting to see these old episodes appear on their screens once again.
This will bring all of the old characters including Ena, Elsie, Hilda, Albert and others back in front of millions of TV viewers. Because it ended up being such a good proportion of the public who were favourable to the process, there is no question that this was a first for the poll. In fact the moderator himself admitted as much when the results were announced.
This is being held on many fan sites as a landslide win for those who enjoyed the series so much over the past few years, and this may only be the start, with this series having been around for so long. Nothing says that fans enjoy this series so much as a poll that has such a high voter turnout.
Among those who voted against the return of the series, some wanted only new episodes, while others said they would prefer to see old series die out to let room for new ones. However, from the availability of other old series who were brought back to TV, there is no doubt that these often gain a big traction, and a large following keep up with older episodes. The hope from this poll is that the same will be true here.