Christmas Day TV audience ratings – Who triumphed?


Merry Christmas! Did you enjoy Christmas Day telly yesterday? It seemed a lot of people did – Which TV Show triumphed?

No surprise at all – The BBC triumphed yesterday during the annual Christmas Day TV audience ratings battle.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special topped the Christmas Day battle yesterday with an average audience of 7.2 million.

Ratings peaked for judge Len Goodman’s final appearance on Strictly at 7.6 million.

Melvin Odoom was crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

The BBC also won the TV ratings battle with The Great Christmas Bake Off Christmas Special, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Call The Midwife and Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The Great Christmas Bake Off Christmas Special saw an average of 6.3 million viewers and a peak of 7.2 million – It was one of two shows on the BBC before it moves to Channel 4 in 2017.

At 10:55pm Mrs Brown’s Boys was the third most popular telly show at Christmas with an average of 6.13 million viewers and peaking at 6.3 million.

Although the BBC triumphed – ITV didn’t struggle in the battle – Coronation Street hit an average audience of 6.12 million, peaking at 6.6 million.

EastEnders averaged 5.9 million viewers with a peak of 6.4 million.

Call The Midwife and the highly-anticipated Doctor Who Christmas episode also made the top 10 list.

The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast aired on BBC One and ITV at 3pm – 5.2 million viewers watched on the BBC and 2.9 million on ITV.

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