The Queen’s broadcast, simulcast on BBC One and ITV, topped the Christmas Day ratings, with overnight figures showing an average of 7.82 million viewers.
Mrs Brown’s Boys on BBC One, averaging 7.61 million, had the single biggest audience for the second year running.
However, overall figures for live TV viewing were sharply down on last year
Christmas Day top 10
1.The Queen (BBC One and ITV) – 7.82 million
2.Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special (BBC One) – 7.61 million viewers
3.EastEnders (BBC One) – 7.55 million
4.Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (BBC One) – 6.98 million
5.Call The Midwife (BBC One) – 6.83 million
6.Miranda (BBC One) – 6.67 million
7.Coronation Street (ITV) – 6.41 million
8.Doctor Who (BBC One) – 6.34 million
9.Emmerdale (ITV) – 5.53 million
10.Downton Abbey (ITV) – 5.52 million