Gabby Logan and Clare Balding throughout the BBC Sports activities Character of the 12 months 2020 (Image: PA)
This 12 months’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year rankings have nearly halved in comparison with 2019.
The 2-hour ceremony happened on Sunday night time, reaching 4.75m viewers at its peak and dipping as little as 2.3m.
As the Sun studies, the figures signify a major drop off in comparison with the 8.6m achieved throughout the 2019 present.
Hamilton was the favorite to win the award after equalling Michael Schumacher’s document of seven world titles along with his fourth consecutive championship.
After successful the award, the British driver stated: ‘I wish to say congratulations to all of the unbelievable nominees. I’m so happy with what they’ve achieved.’
Lewis Hamilton was topped winner on Sunday (Image: PA)
He added: ‘I wish to say thanks to everybody that has voted for me. I wasn’t anticipating this understanding there’s so many nice contenders. ‘I wish to say Merry Christmas to everybody – it’s been such an uncommon 12 months and I wish to point out all of the frontline employees and all the kids around the world, I need you to attempt to keep optimistic via this troublesome time, I’m sending you all positivity. Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart.’
The driving force beat Stuart Broad, Hollie Doyle, Tyson Fury, Lewis Hamilton, Jordan Henderson and Ronnie O’Sullivan to say the award.
Elsewhere, Liverpool Soccer Membership received the workforce of the 12 months prize, with supervisor Jurgen Klopp and captain Henderson collected the award.
Marcus Rashford was recognised with a particular award (Image: pixel8000)
Captain Tom Moore received the Helen Rollason award after he raised £39million for the NHS, whereas Marcus Rashford was honoured with a special award after his work to boost consciousness of kid meals poverty within the UK.
The ceremony introduced a contrasting finish to the weekend for the broadcaster, after the BBC managed its ever figures for a Strictly Come Dancing closing, with 13.25m viewers tuning in to see Bill Bailey win the show on Saturday.
BBC Sports activities Character of the 12 months is offered to compensate for BBC iPlayer.