TOP 10 CHRISTMAS DAY VIEWING FIGURES 1998 – 2018

TOP 10 CHRISTMAS DAY TV VIEWING FIGURES 1998 – 2018

  1. 1998

1) Men Behaving Badly (BBC1)………………………………………….               13.9m

1) EastEnders (BBC1)………………………………………………………..               13.9m

3) Coronation Street (ITV)………………………………………………                    13.5m

4) They Think It’s All Over (BBC1)……………………………………                 12.1m

5) Before They Were Famous (BBC1)………………………………                   11.4m

6) You’ve Been Framed (ITV)…………………………………………..                  10.7m

7) Emmerdale (ITV)………………………………………………………….                10.1m

8) EastEnders (BBC1)……………………………………………………….                  9.6m

9) Aunty’s Spanking New Bloomers (BBC1)…………………….                    9.1m

10) Film : Babe (BBC1)…………………………………………………………               8.8m

2.   1999

1) Coronation Street (ITV)…………………………..            14.7m

2) Vicar of Dibley (BBC1)……………………………..         12.4m

3) Who Wants to Be A Millionaire (8.30pm)(ITV)….12.0m

4) Before They Were Famous (BBC1)……………….      11.9m

5) BBC News (BBC1)…………………………………..          11.7m

6) EastEnders (8.30pm) (BBC1)……………………..         11.2m

7) EastEnders (5.50pm) (BBC1)……………………..         11.1m

7) Emmerdale (ITV)……………………………………            11.1m

7) A Touch of Frost (ITV)…………………………….           11.1m

10) Who Wants to Be A Millionaire (10.30pm) (ITV)…11.0m

  1. 2000

1)  Coronation Street(ITV)……………………………           13.7m

2)  EastEnders (part two) (BBC1)……………………         12.1m

3)  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (part two)(ITV)…11.1m

4)  ITV Nightly News (ITV)                                           10.8m

5)  EastEnders (part one) (BBC1)…………………….        10.1m

6)  Film : Titanic (BBC1)……………………………….           9.9m

7)  Millionaire (part one) (ITV)………………………..         9.6m

8)  Emmerdale (ITV)……………………………………             9.3m

9)  You’ve Been Framed (ITV)………………………..          9.3m

10)  The Royle Family (BBC1)…………………………..        8.3m

  1. 2001

1)  Only Fools and Horses (BBC1)……………………       20.3m

2)  EastEnders (20:30) (BBC1)……………………….         14.5m

3)  Coronation Street (ITV)…………………………..           12.0m

4)  EastEnders (17:55) (BBC1)……………………….         10.5m

5)  Who wants to be a Millionaire? (ITV)……………       9.6m

6)  Before They Were Famous (BBC1)……………….       9.3m

7)  Emmerdale (ITV)……………………………………             8.6m

8)  The Lost World (BBC1)…………………………….          8.3m

9)  News (20:20) (BBC1)………………………………            8.0m

10)  Toy Story (BBC1)…………………………………..             7.4m

11)  Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression (BBC1)……..  7.1m

 

 

  1. 2002

1) Only Fools And Horses (BBC1)…………………….      16.3m

2) EastEnders (21:05 ) (BBC1)……………………….         16.0m

3) Coronation Street (ITV1)………………………….           13.3m

4) EastEnders (18:15) (BBC1)………………………..         12.4m

5) News (18:00) (BBC1)……………………………….          10.8m

6) Emmerdale (ITV1)…………………………………..           10.3m

7) Queen’s Speech (BBC1 & ITV1)…………………..        9.3m (6.5m BBC1, 2.8m ITV1)

8) Chicken Run (BBC1)…………………………………           9.1m

9) French And Saunders (BBC1)………………………         8.7m

10) My Family (BBC1)……………………………………           8.0m

 

 

  1. 2003

1)   Only Fools and Horses (BBC1)……………………       15.5m

2)   EastEnders (20:30) (BBC1)……………………….         14.0m

3)   Coronation Street (ITV1)………………………….          11.8m

4)   EastEnders (18:00) (BBC1)……………………….         11.4m

5)= My Family (BBC1)…………………………………..          8.3m

5)= Emmerdale (ITV1)………………………………….            8.3m

7)   BBC News (17:45) (BBC1)………………………..          7.8m

8)= Queen’s Speech (BBC1)…………………………..            6.5m

8)= Posh and Becks’ Big Impression (BBC1)…………     6.5m

10)   Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Celebrity (ITV1)… 6.3m

 

 

  1. 2004

1)  EastEnders  (BBC1)……………………………………………………… 12.3m

2)  The Vicar of Dibley (BBC1)…………………………………………. 11.8m

3)  Coronation Street (ITV1)…………………………………………….   11.3m

4)  Film : Harry Potter & the Philpsopher’s Stone (BBC1)         7.9m

5)  Emmerdale (ITV1)………………………………………………………..  7.5m

​  6)  The Queen’s Speech (BBC1 5.5m, ITV1 1.5m) …………….     7.0m

7)  Absolutely Fabulous (BBC1)…………………………………………  6.6m

8)  Midsomer Murders (ITV1)…………………………………………..    6.3m

9)  Parkinson (ITV1)………………………………………………………….  5.1m

 

 

  1. 2005

1)  EastEnders (BBC1)………………………………..              11.0m (10.1m)

2)  Doctor Who (BBC1)……………………………….              9.8m ( 9.4m)

2)  Coronation Street (ITV1)………………………..               9.8m ( 9.4m)

4)  The Two Ronnies (BBC1)…………………………            9.4m ( 7.9m)

5)  Film: Shrek (BBC1) ……………………………….              7.6m ( 6.7m)

6)  Emmerdale (ITV1) ………………………………..               6.9m ( 6.6m)

7)  Film : Toy Story 2 (BBC1)………………………..            6.9m ( 6.6m)

8)  Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV1)…………..        6.6m ( 6.3m)

9)  BBC News 18:45 bulletin (BBC1)…………………        6.2m

9)  The Queen’s Christmas Message (BBC1)……….        6.2m

 

 

  1. 2006

1)  The Vicar of Dibley (BBC1)…………………………      11.4m

2)  EastEnders part two (BBC1)……………………….        10.7m

3)  Coronation Street (ITV1)…………………………..            9.6m

4)  EastEnders part one (BBC1)……………………….           9.2m

5)  Doctor Who (BBC1)…………………………………            8.7m

6)  Little Britain Abroad (BBC1)………………………..        8.4m

7)  The Queen’s Christmas Message(BBC1 & ITV1)…    7.6m

8)  Strictly Come Dancing Special (BBC1)……………     7.3m

9)  Emmerdale (7.2m) (BBC1)………………………….         7.2m

10) Strictly Come Dancing Preview (BBC1)……………   6.8m

 

  1. 2007

1)  EastEnders part two (BBC1)………………………         13.9m

2)  Doctor Who (BBC1)………………………………..           13.8m

3)  EastEnders part one (BBC1)………………………          11.8m

4)  To The Manor Born (BBC1)………………………..       10.1m

4)  Film : Shrek 2 (BBC1)………………………………          10.1m

4)  BBC News at Six (BBC1)……………………………       10.1m

7)  Strictly Come Dancing Special (BBC1)……………     9.9m

8)  Coronation Street (ITV1)………………………….             9.6m

9)  Film : Finding Nemo  (BBC1)……………………….       8.3m

10) The Queen’s Christmas Message (BBC1 & ITV1)..7.5m

 

  1. 2008

1)  Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (BBC1)    14.4m (Average: 14.3m)

2)  EastEnders part two  (BBC1)………………………………………    12.6m (11.5m)

3)  Doctor Who (BBC1)…………………………………………………….12.0m (11.7m)

4)  The Royle Family (BBC1)…………………………………………….11.0m (10.0m)

5)  EastEnders part one (BBC1)………………………………………      10.2m ( 9.9m)

6)  BBC News (BBC1)……………………………………………………….9.5m ( 9.5m)

7)  Strictly Come Dancing Special (BBC1)……………………..         9.3m ( 8.6m)

8)  Film :Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

(BBC1)…………………………………………………………………………8.6m ( 7.2m)

9)  Blackadder Rides Again (BBC1)………………….                         7.9m ( 5.6m)

10) The Queen’s Christmas Message (BBC1 & ITV1)                  7.8m ( 8.2m)

11) Coronation Street (ITV1)…………………………                              7.6m ( 7.4m)

 

Key: The first number is the peak viewing figure, measured at 15-minute intervals. The figure in brackets is the show’s average audience. Short programmes tend to record high averages.

Source: BARB

 

 

  1. 2009

1)  EastEnders (BBC1)…………………………………            10.9m

2)  The Royle Family (BBC1)………………………….         10.2m

3)  Doctor Who (BBC1)………………………………..           10.0m

4)  Gavin and Stacey (BBC1)…………………………            9.2m

5)  The Gruffalo (BBC1)……………………………….            8.8m

6)  The Queen  (BBC1 5.7m, ITV1 2.4m)……………       8.1m

7)  Coronation Street (ITV1)…………………………             7.9m

8)  Catherine Tate : Nan’s Xmas Carol (BBC1)……..     7.1m

9)  BBC News (17:15)  (BBC1)………………………..         6.8m

9)  Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)…………………….        6.8m

 

 

  1. 2010

1)  EastEnders (BBC1)………………………………….           11.7m peak (11.4m average)

2)  Doctor Who (BBC1)…………………………………        10.7m        (10.3m)

3)  Come Fly With Me (BBC1)………………………….      10.3m        (10.3m)

4)  The Royle Family (BBC1)…………………………..      10.2m        ( 9.9m)

5)  Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)…………………….         9.6m        ( 9.4m)

6)  Coronation Street (ITV1)………………………….             9.1m        ( 9.0m)

7)  The One Ronnie (BBC1)……………………………           8.5m        ( 7.9m)

8)  Emmerdale (ITV1)………………………………….              7.8m        ( 7.2m)

9)  Shrek The Third (BBC1)……………………………           7.5m        ( 7.2m)

10)  BBC News (BBC1)………………………………….            7.2m        ( 7.2m)

 

  1. 2011

Top 10 shows watched on Christmas Day

(average audience)

 

1)  Eastenders (BBC1)………………………………..               9.9m

2)  Coronation Street (ITV1)…………………………             9.0m

3)  Doctor Who (BBC1)………………………………..            8.9m

4)  Downton Abbey (ITV1)……………………………          8.1m

5)  Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)……………………         7.5m

6)  Absolutely Fabulous (BBC1)………………………         7.4m

7)  The Gruffalo’s Child (BBC1)……………………….        6.5m

8)  Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow (BBC1)…6.4m

9)  The Queen’s Speech (BBC1)……………………..         ​  6.3m

10)  Emmerdale (ITV1)…………………………………             6.2m

 

Top 5 shows on Christmas Day including recordings watched later (excludes iplayer & ITV player)

 

1)  Downton Abbey (ITV1)……………………………          ​ 11.59m

2)  EastEnders (BBC1) ………………………………..          11.33m

3)  Doctor Who (BBC1)………………………………..           10.77m

4)  Coronation Street (ITV1)…………………………            10.56m

5)  Absolutely Fabulous (BBC1)………………………          9.07m

 

  1. 2012

1)  EastEnders (BBC1) …………………………………          ​ 11.31m

2)  Downton Abbey (ITV1) ……………………………          10.28m

3)  Call The Midwife (BBC1) …………………………..       10.18m

4)  Coronation Street (ITV1) …………………………         10.16m

5)  The Royle Family (BBC1) ………………………….        9.90m

6)  Doctor Who (BBC1) ………………………………..            9.87m

7)  Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1) ……………………       9.17m

8)  Emmerdale (ITV1) …………………………………              7.12m

9)  The Queen (BBC1/ITV1) ………………………….           6.58m

10)  BBC News (BBC1) …………………………………            6.34m

 

RATINGS OVER FESTIVE PERIOD 21ST TO

26TH  DECEMBER 2012

 

1)  Strictly Come Dancing BBC1 22 December……… 13.37m (49.8%)

2)  Strictly Come Dancing Results Show BBC1

22 December …………………………………………………13.35m (46.7%)

3)  Mrs Brown’s Boys BBC1 Christmas Eve ………….11.68m (41.3%)

4)  Miranda BBC1 Boxing Day …………………………      11.55m (40.1%)

5)  EastEnders BBC1 Christmas Day …………………      11.31m (34.3%)

6)  Mrs Brown’s Boys BBC1 Boxing Day ……………..10.72m (38.7%)

7)  Downton Abbey ITV1 Christmas Day ……………     10.28m (31.6%)

8)  Call The Midwife BBC1 Christmas Day …………..10.18m (33.9%)

9)  Coronation Street ITV1 Christmas Day …………      10.16m (33.3%)

10) The Royle Family BBC1 Christmas Day ………….    9.90m (32.0%)

 

 

  1. 2013

Top 10 shows watched on Christmas Day

Christmas Day ratings – the consolidated top 10

The following are the final ratings after “time-shifted” viewing has been taken into account :

 

1) Mrs Brown’s Boys BBC1 ………………………………     11.52m  (36.3% audience share)

2) Doctor Who BBC1 …………………………………….         11.14m  (35.33%)

3) Coronation Street, ITV ………………………………           9.82m  (30.9%)

4) Downton Abbey ITV …………………………………          9.41m  (30.2%)

5) EastEnders BBC1 ……………………………………..            9.36m  (29.6%)

6) Call The Midwife BBC1 ……………………………….       9.16m  (33.8%)

7) Strictly Come Dancing BBC1 ………………………..       8.84m  (37.9%)

8) Toy Story 3 BBC1 ……………………………………             7.33m  (39.6%)

9) Emmerdale ITV ……………………………………….           7.07m  (25.8%)

10) The Queen BBC1 …………………………………….            5.82m  (35.3%)

 

 

  1. 2014

Christmas Day 2014 consolidated Top 10

1) Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC1)………………………………….. 9.69m

2) Call the Midwife (BBC1)…………………………………….. 9.41m

3) Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)………………………           8.98m

4) Miranda (BBC1)……………………………………………………8.65m

5) EastEnders (BBC1)………………………………………………8.60m

6) Doctor Who (BBC1)…………………………………………….8.20m

7) The Queen’s Christmas Message (BBC1, ITV,

Sky News)…………………………………………………………..8.04m

8) Coronation Street (ITV)…………………………………….     6.65m

9) Downton Abbey (ITV)…………………………………………  6.25m

10) Emmerdale (ITV)……………………………………………….5.64m

 

 

  1. 2015

Christmas Day 2015 consolidated Top 10

 

1) Downton Abbey (ITV)…………………………………..                    10.90m

2) Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC1)…………………………………………..   9.49m

3) Call the Midwife (BBC1)…………………………………………….   9.30m

4) Stick Man (BBC1)……………………………………………………..    9.27m

5) Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)…………………………………..     8.54m

6) The Queen’s Message (BBC1/ITV)…………………………….      7.76m

7) Doctor Who (BBC1)………………… …………………………………7.69m

8) EastEnders (BBC1)………………………………………………………7.67m

9) Coronation Street (ITV)…………………………………………….    7.27m

10) Film : Brave (BBC1)………………………………………………….    6.05m

 

  1. 2016

 

Christmas Day Consolidated Ratings

 

  1. Call The Midwife, BBC1 ……………………………………… 9.20m
  2. Mrs Brown’s Boys, BBC1 ………………………………….. 8.98m
  3. Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8.94m
  4. The Great Christmas Bake Off, BBC1…………………… 8.21m
  5. Coronation Street, ITV ……………………………………………  8.12m
  6. Doctor Who, BBC1………………………………………………… 7.83m
  7. EastEnders, BBC1……………………………………………………. 7.82m
  8. Queen’s Speech, BBC1/ITV………………………………………… 7.70m
  9. Emmerdale, ITV……………………………………………………………..6.21m
  10. Frozen, BBC1……………………………………………………………….5.25m

 

  1. 2017

Christmas Day Consolidated Ratings

 

1) Call the Midwife (BBC One) ……………………………..            9.6m

2) Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One) ……………………………            9.0m

3) Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) …………………….             8.3m

4) EastEnders (BBC One) ……………………………..                       8.1m

5) Doctor Who (BBC One) …………………………..                         7.9m

6) Coronation Street (ITV) ………………………………..                  7.0m

7) The Queen (BBC One) ………………………………………..          6.2m

8) The Highway Rat (BBC One) ………………………                     6.0m

9) Victoria (ITV) ……………………………………………………             5.4m

10) Emmerdale (ITV) ……………………………………………………… 5.1m

 

 

  1. 2018

Christmas Day Consolidated Ratings

 

1) Call The Midwife (BBC1) ……………………………………….    8.7m

2) Michael McIntyre (BBC1) ……………………………………….       7.6m

3) Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1) ……………………………….        7.5m

4) The Queen (BBC, ITV, Sky)………………………………………     7.1m

5) Zog (BBC1) ………………………………………..                               9m

6) Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC1) ……………………………………..      6.7m

7) Coronation Street (ITV) ………………………………………..        6.7m

8) EastEnders (BBC1) …………………………………………………     6.5m

9) Jungle Book (BBC1) ………………………………………………..    5.5m

10) Emmerdale (ITV) …………………………………………………….    5.4m