The Queen’s speech was the most-viewed broadcast on Christmas Day (Image: REUTERS)
The Queen’s speech was the most-watched tv broadcast of Christmas Day, beating Call The Midwife into second place by nearly three million viewers.
Viewing figures have been revealed for Christmas Day’s tv exhibits, and eight.2million viewers tuned in to watch the Queen deliver her address to the nation at 3pm on Christmas Day.
Following the occasions of the previous yr, because the world was delivered to a standstill for a lot of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, viewers have been eager to observe the Queen’s message of hope to the UK.
Strictly Come Dancing followers have been additionally tuning in to observe the Christmas particular, which featured a glance again at a number of the most iconic dances, including one from Caroline Flack, and 4.9million viewers made it the fourth most-watched present of Christmas Day.
Ending the highest 5, Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel got here in fifth with 4.6million viewers, proving the brand new gameshow which solely started in November is already an enormous hit.
In 2019, the Queen’s speech got here second to Gavin and Stacey which had 11.7million viewers in comparison with 7.7million for her tackle.
The monarch’s annual speech from Windsor Fort in Berkshire, despatched a message of hope to the nation, in addition to her ideas and prayers to those that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Name The Midwife was additionally a well-liked selection on Christmas Day, coming in second (Image: BBC)
Strictly viewers have been handled to a glance again at previous sequence, together with a fantastic present dance from Caroline Flack (Image: BBC)
The Queen mentioned: ‘Remarkably, a yr that has essentially saved individuals aside has, in some ways, introduced us nearer.
‘Throughout the Commonwealth, my household and I’ve been impressed by tales of individuals volunteering of their communities, serving to these in want.
‘We proceed to be impressed by the kindness of strangers and draw consolation that – even on the darkest nights – there may be hope within the new daybreak.’
She additionally thanked ‘younger individuals particularly’ in addition to the NHS who’ve been battling the pandemic on the entrance strains, and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir additionally carried out the carol Pleasure To The World from Windsor Fort to shut the annual tackle.