Impact of the Coronation Coverage on TV Shows

Impact of the Coronation Coverage on TV Shows

…By Henry George for TDPel Media.

The Coronation ceremony of King Charles III has captured the attention of many viewers in the UK, with the BBC dedicating their schedule to the coverage of the event.

The programme will cover the preparation, coronation, and the celebration of the event throughout the day.

However, this will also mean that some regular TV shows will be cancelled or will not air as long as usual.


The coverage of the Coronation ceremony will replace BBC Breakfast until 7.30 am instead of 9 am to make way for The Coronation of HM The King: The Preparation.

At 10.15 am, The Coronation of HM The King: The Coronation will air, followed by The Coronation of HM The King: The Celebration at 1 pm.

As a result, TV shows like Saturday Kitchen Live, Mary Berry: Love to Cook, and Football Focus will not air on Saturday daytime.


Later in the day, The Coronation: A Day to Remember will air, which means Blankety Blank and Pointless Celebrities will also not air.


BBC Two will also air the coronation coverage during the day, replacing the channel’s regular lineup of shows.

However, it will return to its normal schedule from 3 pm, so shows like Flog It and Richard Osman’s House of Games will air as usual.


Good Morning Britain will air until 8.30 am when the coronation coverage begins, and as a result, Oti Mabuse’s Breakfast Show and James Martin’s Saturday Morning will not air.

However, ITV’s regular programming will return from 3 pm, so shows like The Chase and Britain’s Got Talent will still air on Saturday evening.

Analysis and Commentaries


The Coronation ceremony is a significant event for the British monarchy and attracts considerable public interest, with the BBC and ITV dedicating their programming schedules to cover the event.

However, the coverage of the event also affects regular TV shows, leading to their cancellation or a shorter airing time, which may disappoint viewers who are not interested in the Coronation.

While the event is a one-off, this situation is not unique.

The coverage of major events, such as sports tournaments, political conferences, and royal weddings, can also lead to the cancellation of regular TV shows.

In some cases, broadcasters may offer alternative programming or air shows at a different time to avoid disappointing regular viewers.

The coverage of significant events such as the Coronation ceremony is a reminder of the power of the media to shape our daily routines and the importance of accommodating different interests and preferences.


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