Strictly Come Dancing tops Christmas Day TV ratings

The Christmas Day TV ratings are in, revealing that the most watched programme on the day this year was the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special with 7.2 million viewers - beaten only by the Queen’s speech, which 7.7 million of us tuned in for.

Not only was Strictly watched more than anything else - besides the Queen - it also got the highest viewing figures the show has ever seen in its 14 years on the air.

The top ten list for 2016 was dominated by the usual Christmas specials, soaps, and one particular icy Disney movie. Frozen netted a huge 4.7 million viewers.

It also happened to only include shows that were broadcast on BBC One (like Strictly, the Bake Off, and Call the Midwife) and ITV (Coronation Street, Emmerdale).

The top ten most-watched TV programmes on Christmas Day this year were:

1. The Queen at 3pm - 7.7 million viewers
2. Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - 7.2 million
3. The Great Christmas Bake Off - 6.3 million
4. Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special - 6.1 million
5. Call the Midwife - 6.1 million
6. EastEnders - 5.9 million
7. Coronation Street - 5.8 million
8. Doctor Who - 5.7 million
9. Frozen - 4.7 million
10. Emmerdale - 4.2 million

Bear in mind the figures only cover live TV - anything we watched on catch-up and on-demand services like iPlayer hasn't been counted.

Source: BBC

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