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Saturday 15 March 2014

Top 50 Corrie Couples - the full list

It's been a long process but we've finally reached number one in our quest to find the blog's favourite Corrie couple. The first poll opened back in October and here we are in March having found your fave couple - the Ogdens! And may I say that they are very worthy of that prize!

In case you missed any rankings, here is the full list with the number of votes received in brackets.

1. Stan and Hilda Ogden (258)                                   26. David and Kylie Platt (57)
2. Steve and Karen McDonald (251)                         27. Kevin and Sally Webster (55)
3. Roy and Hayley Cropper (242)                              28. Les and Janice Battersby (53)
4. Steve and Becky McDonald (199)                         29. Richard and Gail Hillman (51)
5. Kirk Sutherland and Beth Tinker (192)                 30. Gary and Judy Mallett (51)
6. Derek and Mavis Wilton (173)                               31. Ashley and Maxine Peacock (51)
7. Jack and Vera Duckworth (150)                             32. Dev and Sunita Alahan (46)
8. Mike and Alma Baldwin (144)                                33. Jack and Annie Walker (41)
9. Alec and Bet Gilroy (142)                                       34. Chesney Brown and Katy Armstrong (40)
10. Ashley and Claire Peacock (137)                         35. Ken and Valerie Barlow (36)
11. Ken and Deirdre Barlow (132)                             36. Alf and Renee Roberts (34)
12. Alf and Audrey Roberts (120)                              37. Brian and Gail Tilsley (33)
13. Len and Rita Fairclough (101)                             38. Owen Armstrong and Anna Windass (31)
14. Peter and Leanne Barlow (98)                             39. Reg and Maureen Holdsworth (27)
15. Jim and Liz McDonald (93)                                 40. Alan Bradley and Rita Fairclough (26)
16. Danny and Frankie Baldwin (89)                         41. Alan and Elsie Howard (25)
17. Brian Packham and Julie Carp (87)                    42. Ray and Deirdre Langton (24)
18. Sophie Webster and Sian Powers (84)                43. Bert and Ivy Tilsley (23)
19. Ernest and Emily Bishop (82)                              44. Gary Windass and Izzy Armstrong (19)
20. Les and Cilla Battersby-Brown (73)                   45. Don and Ivy Brennan (18)
21. Martin and Gail Platt (69)                                   46. Eddie and Anna Windass (16)
22. Sean Tully and Marcus Dent (68)                      47. Harry and Concepta Hewitt (15) 
23. Nick and Leanne Tilsley (67)                             48. Jason and Sarah Grimshaw (15)
24. Dennis and Rita Tanner (63)                              49. David and Irma Barlow (12)
25. Peter Barlow and Carla Connor (62)                  50. Karl Munro and Stella Price (7)

The collage above includes the top Corrie couples voted by you. And you can see the countdown from No. 1 to 50 here.

Did you enjoy the countdown? Were you shocked by some of the results? Did your fave couples get a justified ranking? Or were they robbed?

For me, I'm glad Stan and Hilda won because it's a real testament of their popularity despite it being 30 years since they last appeared together. Through YouTube and DVDs, plus the occasional post on this blog, we are reminded of that great partnership.

I was also pleasantly shocked that the Bishops, who last appeared as a couple in 1978, managed to reach the top 20 while I'm also thrilled that the likes of Alf and Audrey, Len and Rita and Derek and Mavis were also high. I do think that Jack and Annie Walker should've been higher but you can't have everything.

I must agree with one comment that was made that it was nice to see Kirk and Beth receive so many votes and it showed that Corrie still creates popular couples. Apart from them, only Ken and Deirdre from the current cast appear in the top 20. Of course when the poll was conducted, the Croppers we're still in the show. 

I hope you enjoyed the countdown as much as I did conducting the polls, collecting the results and writing all the rankings. Thank you for your response and comments - they are very much appreciated. I'm excited to see a comment appear under the post, be it a condemnation of a ranking or praise. Thank you all.

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Anonymous said...

Yes but the poll doesn't mean anything, because of the way it was conducted. As I recall, people were allowed to vote for two couples out of a choice of five. So the result depends on who the couples were grouped with and how many people saw and voted in each poll.

Kirk and Beth were in the final poll which attracted 200 more votes than the previous one. And in that poll, Vera and Jack were up against Kylie/David, Ashley/Maxine, David/Irma and Jason/Sarah. Hardly anyone voted for the last two which probably explains the high total for Ashley/Maxine.

If you want to determine Corrie's most popular couple, then allow people to vote for any number of the initial five and then select the top 10, 12, 15 or 20 and give everyone one vote.

John said...

It was a good run-down and fun to read!

Llifon said...

Yes but if you look at the top 20, the couples included were and are popular, whatever they rank. It makes a change that the Duckies didn't win (imo), although I thought it would've been a close one between them and the Oggies or Croppers.

I tried not to pit popular couples against each other so that every couple got a fair chance.

Anonymous said...

"I tried not to pit popular couples against each other so that every couple got a fair chance".

Yes, but doesn't that instantly tell you that there is something wrong with the voting method? You are manipulating the result before a single vote has been cast.

You clearly put a lot of effort into your statistical blogs and they are interesting. But I really don't understand why you don't construct the polls better, so they are not just a bit of fun, but something more scientific.

Llifon said...

But that is what they are - a bit of fun. The countdown was really what any other countdown would've been, whatever method.

Is the fact that the Duckies weren't number one making the countdown wrong? Every couple, I feel, got the ranking they deserved.

Glenda Young said...

Llifon has done a fantastic job with these polls - the blog is about fun, we are not an academic / statistical arena.

Anonymous said...

^Top 12 not top 2.

Llifon said...

So are you saying Stan and Hilda weren't a great couple? People got to choose 2 couples so they weren't constrained.

Nobody has complained about the way the poll has been conducted so I presumed they were happy.

I'm sorry if you've been disappointed.

Maybe I'm a bit defensive. I'm the same when it comes to soap awards nominees. :)

Newfy Pearl said...

You take the poll with a grain of salt. I voted when opportunity arose. Unless someone is going to take the time to do one they feel is better...more accurate...then just say thanks for the countdown and the trip down memory lane. :-)


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