THE Queen’s speech was a Christmas TV rankings winner because the nation turned to her for reassurance.
A mean of 8.2million watched her nationwide handle throughout the BBC, Sky and ITV, up from 7.7million final 12 months.
The Queen’s Christmas speech struck a chord after a tricky 12 monthsCredit score: Getty – Pool
The Queen’s Speech drew extra viewers than Strictly
Her message that the pandemic had introduced the UK nearer collectively simply beat the Beeb’s Name The Midwife particular into second place.
Her Maj mentioned she understood that what many people really wanted for Christmas was “a easy hug or a squeeze of the hand”.
Royal writer Phil Dampier mentioned: “I’m not stunned so many individuals tuned in to hearken to the Queen’s speech.
“She’s already proven in her handle to the nation earlier on this pandemic how a lot we come to lean on her for reassurance.”
Name The Midwife’s festive particular was crushed by The QueenCredit score: BBC
The Blankety Clean reboot was among the many highest rankings on Christmas DayCredit score: BBC Footage’ Digital Image
Call The Midwife was watched by 5.4million, 200,000 greater than final 12 months, however Strictly’s one-off was right down to 4.9million from 5.5million.
ITV’s hour-long Corrie gained the battle of the soaps with 4.5million, the identical common as final 12 months.
EastEnders fell from 5.2million to three.5million. A decade in the past, it attracted 11.4million on Christmas day.
The falling audiences development continued as extra watch streaming providers.
Coronation Road gained the battle of the soaps on Christmas DayCredit score: Rex Options
EastEnders Christmas rankings have greater than halved over the previous decadeCredit score: BBC Footage’ Digital Image
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