Frozen beats The Lion King in Christmas Day viewing figures

Frozen v The Lion King ratings


The face off between Lion King and Frozen on TV yesterday caused an almighty row over the remote.

But there was a clear winner in the viewing figures.

On BBC One, Disney's epic tale of two sisters was making it's free to air premiere here in the UK and was seen by 4.7 million viewers.

On ITV at the exact same time, the filmmaker's hand-drawn animation classic had 3.6 million viewers.

Elsewhere in the Christmas Day ratings, earlier in the day on ITV, Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets had 3.1 million viewers.

None of the films were close to being the most watched shows of the day with that title going to Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly's festive special, which saw six former celeb contestants return and Len Goodman make his final appearance as a judge, was watched by 7.2 million viewers.

Although in reality, The Queen's Christmas Message actually had more overall viewers with a total audience of 7.7 million, but this was aired across ITV, BBC One and Sky News.

Other top shows on Christmas Day included Coronation Street, which was the most watched soap, Call The Midwife and Mrs Browns Boys - all with 6.1 million viewers.

The first of two Great British Bake Off Christmas specials had 6.3 million viewers ahead of the second episode tonight on BBC One.

> Full Christmas Day 2016 ratings and viewing figures

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