BBC Tops In Christmas Day Ratings Battle
The BBC won the Christmas Day TV ratings battle with the special episode of EastEnders averaging 9.4 million viewers, making it the most watched programme. In second place came ITV1’s Coronation Street, which averaged 8.6 million viewers. The Queen's Christmas Day speech was the third most watched broadcast, with 8.3 million watching on BBC One and ITV1. In fourth and fifth were the BBC programmes Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special and the Royle Family.