EastEnders car crash episode has won New Year’s Day ratings battle against other hit TV shows.
An average audience of 8.53 million tuned in on New Year’s Day to watch the special of EastEnders as a car crash tore up the streets of Walford.
A peak audience of over 10.4 million were watching the soap during the dramatic plot last night where it saw two characters fighting for their lives.
The soap also beat Road Dahl’s Esio Trot on BBC which was watched by 6.5 million.
But coming last in the ratings battle for New Year’s Day was ‘Birds Of A Feather’ which managed a disappointing 3.7 million.