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Christmas Day 2013 Ratings Top 10

time-of-the-doctor-extended-bbca-trailer-(8)Doctor Who was the 2nd most watched show on Christmas Day 2013, according to early overnight viewing figures.

Matt Smith’s swansong in The Time of the Doctor was watched by an average 8.3 million viewers, ahead of Coronation Street. Mrs Brown’s Boys was the most watched show this year.

Additionally BBC News reports that the regeneration was the most-watched Christmas Day television moment with 10.2 million viewers tuning in to see the five-minute final sequence.

The full top 10 is below.

  • Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special (BBC One) – 9.4 million viewers
  • Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor (BBC One) – 8.3 million
  • Coronation Street (ITV) – 7.9 million
  • EastEnders (BBC One) – 7.8 million
  • The Queen’s Christmas broadcast (BBC One & ITV) – 7.5 million
  • Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (BBC One) – 7.3 million
  • Call The Midwife (BBC One) – 7.1 million
  • Downton Abbey (ITV) – 6.6 million
  • Toy Story 3 (BBC One) – 6.3 million
  • BBC News at 3.15pm & ITV News at 7.15pm – both 5.6 million

This was higher than last year when Doctor Who was 5th most viewed.

Overnight Viewing Figures 2012

  1. EastEnders – 9.4m
  2. Coronation Street – 8.6m
  3. Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special – 7.8m
  4. The Royle Family – 7.7m
  5. Doctor Who – 7.6m
  6. Call the Midwife – 7.3m
  7. Downton Abbey – 6.8m
  8. BBC News – 6.1m
  9. Emmerdale – 6.0m
  10. BBC News 5.6m

Overnight ratings do not include those who recorded the show or watched on iPlayer. We can expect a sizable increase when final figures are announced.

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