Downton Abbey tops in UK xmas ratings

Downton Abbey fends off heated competition on a big viewing day in the UK (no spoilers).

Christmas is traditionally a big viewing day in the UK and there are bragging rights to claim

This year was no exception.

Downton Abbey
finally took its leave from screens after 6 seasons, pulling 6.5m viewers, just ahead of Strictly Come Dancing.

Downton Abbey 6.5m
Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special 6.49m
Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas 6.41m
Stick Man​ 6.36m
Call the Midwife Christmas special 5.8m
Doctor Who Christmas special 5.77m
EastEnders 5.73m
Coronation Street 5.59m
Emmerdale 4.26m
Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show 3.62m
Gogglesprogs 2.24m
Darcey’s Ballet Heroes 1.01m
Alan Carr’s Chatty Man 990k
Britain’s Favourite Christmas Songs 863k

​And Then There Were None 6.01m
EastEnders 5.68m
Still Open All Hours d 5.15m
Dickensian 4.99m
Surprise Surprise 2.46m
Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2.14m
Inside Lego at Christmas 1.77m
Top Gear: From A to Z 1.36m
The Secret Life of Children at Christmas (rpt) 496k

Source; Digital Spy

6 Responses

    1. I mentioned in the tv lounge also that news.com.au had something similar. It was the most detailed spoiler article I’ve ever seen on an Australian news site and no spoiler warning there either.

      And the networks wonder why viewers get frustrated when shows get delayed.

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