Queen’s message tops UK xmas ratings
Gathering around the box at Christmas is a family tradition in the UK.
Her Majesty has topped Britain’s TV ratings over the Christmas period, with 7.6m viewers tuning in for her annual message -on 3 different networks.
In a nation where gathering around the box at Christmas is a family tradition in itself, Mrs. Brown’s Boys was the top entertainment show at 6.8m viewers. It overtook Strictly Come Dancing this year.
Once Christmas catch-up viewing is taken into consideration, the Queen will likely be overtaken by another programme. Shame there are no numbers for The Crown!
The Queen – 7.6m (BBC One, ITV and Sky News)
Mrs Brown’s Boys – 6.8m (BBC One)
Strictly Come Dancing – 6.5m (BBC One)
Call the Midwife – 6.3m (BBC One)
EastEnders – 6.3m (BBC One)
Doctor Who – 5.7m (BBC One)
Coronation Street – 4.8m (ITV) rising to 5.1m when ITV+1 is included
BBC Teatime News – 4.2m (BBC One)
The Highway Rat – 4.0m (BBC One)
Cinderella – 3.6m (BBC One)