Christmas TV ratings 2018

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  1. Slave

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    :david: For all stats geeks

    I’m not a great watcher of television over Christmas, but I was fairly surprised at just how poorly EVERYTHING performed yesterday:

    1) Michael McIntyre 6.1m
    2) Strictly Come Dancing 5.8m
    3) Call The Midwife 5.5m
    4) The Queen (BBC One) 5.2m (total 6.4m)
    4) Jungle Book 5.2m
    6) EastEnders 5.0m
    7) BBC News 4.7m
    8) Mrs Brown's Boys 4.7m
    9) Coronation Street 4.6m
    10) Zog 4.5m
    11) Emmerdale 4.0m
    12) ITV News 3.5m
    13) Torvill & Dean 2.9m
    14) Paul O'Grady For The Love of Dogs 2.9m
    15) Great Christmas Bake Off (Ch4) 2.7m
    16) Home Alone 2 (Ch4) 2.6m
    17) The Good Dinosaur 2.5m
    18) The Gruffalo's Child 2.3m
    19) Top of the Pops 2.3m
    20) Outnumbered 2.2m

    Obviously there’ll be loads of timeshift adjustments, but it wasn’t so long ago that you’d expect to see figures of 8+ million overnight for the biggest shows.

    Notably, 2018 appears to have been an end to the inexplicable dominance of Mrs. Brown!
     
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    Interesting and yes I wonder why Mrs Brown underperformed, has the joke FINALLY worn off?
     
  3. octophone

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    I didn't even put my television on yesterday. I watched some iPlayer stuff tho'.
     
  4. lolly

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    Is Mrs Brown's Boys usually on that late?
     
  5. lolly

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    This is the Top 10 from Christmas 2017

    1. The Queen – 7.6m (BBC One, ITV and Sky News)
    2. Mrs Brown’s Boys – 6.8m (BBC One)
    3. Strictly Come Dancing – 6.5m (BBC One)
    4. Call the Midwife – 6.3m (BBC One)
    5. EastEnders – 6.3m (BBC One)
    6. Doctor Who – 5.7m (BBC One)
    7. Coronation Street – 4.8m (ITV) rising to 5.1m when ITV+1 is included
    8. BBC Teatime News – 4.2m (BBC One)
    9. The Highway Rat – 4.0m (BBC One)
    10. Cinderella – 3.6m (BBC One)
     
  6. Slave

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    A drop of more than a million viewers in a YEAR for EastEnders and Mrs Brown is quite bad.

    I do think the day as a whole was quite WEAK though.
     
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    I guess with streaming films and whatnot, there isn't the same pull. The films used to be a genuine first chance to see outside the cinema/home video market but that hasn't been the case for a long time now.
     
  8. SDF

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    What a lot of uninspired crap

    No wonder ratings are so bad
     
  9. octophone

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    I guess the question is...what would people have watched? I mean, they were hardly going to have Live At The Apollo with Frankie Boyle, eh?
     
  10. lolly

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    I'd like to see how it compares with how EastEnders has declined in general.
     
  11. Slave

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    I think it’s about on a par, in fairness.

    But the Christmas Day episode usually draws an above average audience.
     
  12. lolly

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    There's a report on thinkbox which states that live TV only accounts for 56.4% of viewing now which must go some way to explaining why viewing figures (and particularly overnights, which really are losing relevance) are falling. And amongst 16-34 year olds, it's only 33.1%
     
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    Consolidated top ten:

    1) Call The Midwife 8.7m
    2) Michael McIntyre 7.6m
    3) Strictly Come Dancing 7.5m
    4) The Queen (BBC, ITV, Sky) 7.1m
    5) Zog 6.9m
    6) Mrs Brown's Boys 6.7m
    7) Coronation Street 6.7m
    8) EastEnders 6.5m
    9) Jungle Book 5.5m
    10) Emmerdale 5.4m
     
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    I barely touched actual TV this year aside from a bit of EE, news and BBC4. Otherwise it was mostly streaming. It really was a DIRE line-up.
     
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    I LOVE Call The Midwife.
     
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    It makes me quite happy that Call The Midwife is still so Poplar.
     
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  18. lolly

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    I rarely watch anything as it's broadcast any more. I reckon well over 80% of my viewing is on Sky+ or iPlayer etc. And that's before I consider YouTube or Netflix.
     
  19. FetchFugly

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    I watch plenty of proper TV, but mostly delayed on Sky+. I can't be doing with sitting through the adverts.

    Strictly is well down on the figures for the series proper. I must admit the Xmas show never feels like completely necessary viewing. Lots of fluff to fast forward.
     
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    I barely watch a thing on normal TV now - only iPlayer and Netflix. I need to sleep and stuff during the week, y'know?
     

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