Monday, 2 January 2012

Final BARB Ratings for Christmas Week

"The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe" came in third overall with 10.77million behind "Downton Abbey" with 11.60million and "Eastenders" with 11.33million.

These figures do NOT include iplayer viewings and show an awful lot of timeshifting going on for all programmes. Overnight figures are just not that important anymore - "Doctor Who" and "Eastenders" increased by about 2million each whereas "Downton Abbey" had over 3million more viewers than overnights.

Another point is that "Doctor Who" always scores very highly on iplayer viewings - but unfortunately these are never taken into account. You can generally add at least a million more if you look at iplayer viewings - if you can delve deeply enough on the BBC website to eventually find them.

The full top ten is:

Downton Abbey - 11.60m
Eastenders - 11.33m
Doctor Who - 10.77m
Coronation Street - 10.51m
Absolutely Fabulous - 9.07m
Strictly Come Dancing - 8.50m
Michael McIntyre's Christmas Comedy Roadshow - 8.09m
The Gruffalo's Child - 7.64m
Emmerdale - 7.11m
Family Fortunes - 6.36m