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Sherlock Wins Festive Ratings Battle

With a peak of 8.9m viewers, the Victorian-era special of the popular detective show, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, beat its closest contender EastEnders which attracted an audience of 8.3 million. In comparison, the final episode of Downton Abbey, which aired on ITV on Christmas Day, was watched by 6.6 million, while the Queen’s speech, the most watched programme of Christmas Day, received a combined BBC and ITV audience figure of 7.2 million.

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