Why is Fair City not on Wednesday nights? RTE reveal cut backs due to surging Covid figures

By Katie Gallagher

Fair City announced changes to it's schedule for the new year - with one less episode per week due to the surging Covid figures.

The hit RTE soap typically airs every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm on RTE One.

But in a recent scheduling shake-up, show bosses revealed the Wednesday episode has been dropped in order to bank content as part of a contingency plan.

An RTE spokesperson told Irish Daily Mirror: “As the country prepares for the peak of Omicron to arrive, Fair City has put contingency plans in place.

“Reducing output to three episodes a week will ensure that viewers can continue to enjoy all the goings on in Carrigstown.

“While we adhere to health and safety guidelines Fair City will continue to film four episodes a week.

“This allows for future episodes to be banked in advance of broadcast.”

Bosses also notified fans that the Sunday instalment has been moved until the later time of 8.30pm.

This change comes to accommodate the highly anticipated return of Dancing with the Stars, which airs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Sundays on RTE One for the next three months.

The RTE spokesperson added: "We have made some changes to the scheduling.

"Fair City will air at the later time of 8:30pm on Sunday nights, due to Dancing with the Stars and will now broadcast three nights a week, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday - 8PM on Tuesday and Thursday."

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