This is who won the Christmas TV ratings battle

Saturday 27 December 2014 16:00
Showbiz

The Queen's speech was the most watched programme on Christmas Day, according to figures from the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. A combined audience of 7.82 million watched her speech which was broadcast simultaneously on both the BBC and ITV.

These were the top-10 most watched programmes.

1. The Queen (BBC One and ITV) - 7.82 million

2. Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special (BBC One) - 7.61 million viewers

3. EastEnders (BBC One) - 7.55 million

4. Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (BBC One) - 6.98 million

5. Call The Midwife (BBC One) - 6.83 million

6. Miranda (BBC One) - 6.67 million

7. Coronation Street (ITV) - 6.41 million

8. Doctor Who (BBC One) - 6.34 million

9. Emmerdale (ITV) - 5.53 million

10. Downton Abbey (ITV) - 5.52 million

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