Saturday, 11 July, 2020

Mrs Browns Boys named the most-watched show on Christmas Day!

Mrs Browns Boys was the most-watched show on Christmas Day, according to overnight TV ratings.

The Christmas Day TV ratings have been revealed, and Mrs Brown’s Boys is this year’s winner.

Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special: Mammy’s Mummy which aired on BBC One at 10:30PM on Christmas Day was watched by 6.8 million viewers.

Brendan O’Carroll returned as the daft-but-doting Irish matriarch for the first of two festive episodes.

‘Grandad’ had got it into his head that the house was haunted, Rory hoped to improve his looks by undergoing plastic surgery and Cathy continued her search for the right man by getting herself an internet date.

Bookies expected the Strictly Come Dancing special to come out on top this year, after winning last year.

Only 6.5 million tuned in for Strictly’s festive special this year, while last year an average of 7.2 million turned in to watch Len Goodman’s final appearance on the panel.

The Queen’s Christmas Message had the most overall viewers as the show had a combined audience of 7.8 million across BBC One, ITV and Sky News.

Drama Call The Midwife (6.4 million) and EastEnders’ dramatic episode (6.3 million) were third and fourth.

Doctor Who’s climatic special which saw Peter Capaldi’s finale and Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Time Lord attracted 5.7 million viewers on BBC One.

Following this, Coronation Street had 5.1 million viewers, while Emmerdale had 3.7 million.

Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs attracted 3.4 million.

ITV’s Victoria 2-hour Christmas Special was watched by 2.7 million viewers.

Top 10 – Christmas Day 2017

  1. Mrs Brown’s Boys – BBC One, 6.8 million
  2. Strictly Come Dancing – BBC One, 6.5 million
  3. Call The Midwife – BBC One, 6.3 million
  4. EastEnders – BBC One, 6.3 million
  5. The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast – BBC One, 5.9 million
  6. Doctor Who – BBC One, 5.7 million
  7. Coronation Street – ITV, 4.8 million (5.1 million with plus-1)
  8. BBC News – BBC One, 4.2 million
  9. The Highway Rat – BBC One, 4 million
  10. Emmerdale – ITV, 3.5 million (3.7 million with plus-1)

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