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The Great Christmas Bake Off helped Channel 4 to reach the Christmas Day ratings, more than 15 years.
The Christmas edition attracted an average audience of 4.8 million people.
Channel 4 said that it had its best Christmas Day audience in terms of volume and share, since modern TV measurement records began in 2002.
But Bake Off was still some way behind the top holiday displays. BBC One’s Call The Midwife topped the Christmas Day ratings with 9.6 million viewers.
The Queen’s Christmas message was at the top in the overnight ratings, which came out on Boxing Day, with 7.6 million across BBC One, ITV and Sky News.
But Call The Midwife and other shows exceeded when the seven days of catch-up viewing was taken into account.
BBC One broadcast seven of the top 10 shows on Christmas Day. Coronation Street was ITV’s most popular show, in sixth place, with seven million viewers.
Victoria and Emmerdale also made the top 10 with $ 5.4 million and 5.1 million, respectively.
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And the Bake Off Christmas Day special could not match the audience for your most recent full series – the first since moving from the BBC, Channel 4 – with an average of nine million viewers.
This was the second year in a row that Call The Midwife had covered the consolidated Christmas Day ratings.
The 2017 total 9.6 million from 400,000 in the previous year.
However, the Christmas, the ratings are much lower than they were decades ago, before multi-channel TV became prevalent and before the arrival of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.
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