NICE LITTLE NUMBER – RED NOSE DAYS

The First Red Nose Day was held on Friday 5 February 1988 with the slogan: “The Plain Red Nose”, and raised £15 million.
Although Comic Relief the forerunner was broadcast on Christmas Day 1985. Richard Curtis, Jane Tewson & friends came up with the idea. This is their statistics. How much they raised & viewing figures
YEAR Amount Raised
1988 £15,000,000
1989 £26,900,000
1991 £20,000,000
1993 £18,000,000
1995 £22,000,000
1997 £27,000,000
1999 £35,000,000
2001 £55,000,000
2003 £61,600,000
2005 £65,000,000
2007 £67,700,000
2009 £82,300,000
2011 £108,436,277
2013 £100,331,808
2015 £99,418,831
2017 £82,154,943
Total 1 £1,047,083,706
Broadcast
date BBC Television
Total viewers (millions) Weekly rank Total viewers (millions) Total viewers (millions)
One Two One Two One Two
1988 05-Feb 16.4 N/A N/A N/A
1989 10-Mar N/A N/A N/A N/A
1991 15-Mar N/A N/A N/A N/A
1993 12-Mar N/A N/A N/A N/A
1995 17-Mar N/A N/A N/A N/A
1997 14-Mar N/A N/A N/A N/A
1999 12-Mar 6.83 3.13 20th 13th
2001 16-Mar 8.51 N/A 8th N/A
2003 14-Mar 11.74 6.01 4th 1st
2005 11-Mar 10.94 4.72 4th 1st
2007 16-Mar 9.73 6.4 2nd 1st
2009 13-Mar 9.84 7.09 1st 1st
2011 18-Mar 10.26 7.53 1st 1st
2013 15-Mar 10.28 4.79 1st 1st
2015 13-Mar 8.48 N/A 1st N/A
2017 24-Mar 6.3 2.21 6th 7th