The final consolidated ratings for The Husbands of River Song have been released, showing an overall increase of well over a million viewers on the original overnights.
The Christmas special scored a final rating of 7.69m viewers, placing it 5th for Christmas Day (discounting HM the Queen’s Christmas message) and 5th for the day on BBC One. Doctor Who beat the Christmas Day editions of ratings juggernauts Eastenders and Coronation Street and scored the show’s highest ratings of 2015.
Christmas Day Ratings Chart
1: Downton Abbey (ITV) – 10.92m
2: Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC) – 9.49m
3: Call the Midwife (BBC) -9.30m
4: Stick Man (BBC) – 9.28m
5: Strictly Come Dancing (BBC) -8.54m
-: The Queen’s Christmas Message (BBC/ITV) – 7.76m
6: Doctor Who (BBC) – 7.69m
7: Eastenders (BBC) – 7.67m
8: Coronation Street (ITV) – 7.28m