Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special wins Christmas Day ratings in 2022

BBC secured the top six most watched programmes, and seven out of the top ten



BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing was the most popular show on Christmas Day with 5.4 million viewers (excluding The King’s Christmas broadcast).

BBC secured the top six most watched programmes, and seven out of the top ten as audiences turned to the BBC across the day for an outstanding range of programmes across drama, comedy and entertainment.

BBC One was the biggest channel of the day and grew its share year on year, commanding over a quarter of all broadcast viewing overall. BBC One was also bigger than the whole SVOD market combined on Christmas Day on TV.

Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief Content Officer says: “Winning the Christmas Day ratings caps off an incredible centenary year of world class content on the BBC.

"In a time of so much competition and choice, the BBC continues to be the UK’s entertainment destination on Christmas Day."

  1. The King’s Christmas Broadcast
    BBC One 8.1m

  2. Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
    BBC One m5.4

  3. Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Wheel
    BBC One m4.8

  4. Call the Midwife
    BBC One 4.5m

  5. Aladdin
    BBC One 4.4m

  6. Ghosts Christmas Special
    BBC One 3.9m

  7. Doc Martin
    ITV 3.3m

  8. EastEnders
    BBC One 3.2m

  9. Coronation Street
    ITV 2.8m

  10. Ant and Dec
    ITV 2.7m

BBC iPlayer was up 30% YOY in terms of streamed hours, with The King and EastEnders from Christmas Day and The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse from Christmas Eve the top titles.

Source BBC One

December 27, 2022 4:00am ET by BBC One  


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