RATINGS! 11.6 million viewers tune in for London's New Year's Eve fireworks

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An average audience of 11.6 million tuned in for last night's 2017 New Year's Eve Fireworks in London.

The annual midnight show from the capital was down around a million viewers from last year and was the least watched since 2012, when 10.3 million viewed.


A peak audience of 11.7 million was the high of the night, 5 minutes into 2017.

Before the show, Robbie Williams' concert had 6 million viewers and continued after with 6.6 million.

Earlier in the evening on BBC One, Peter Pan Goes Wrong had 2.6 million viewers while Mrs Browns Boys had 3.2 million.


It was a generally low night of ratings all around away from the midnight celebrations. On ITV, Ninja Warrior UK returned for its third series with 2.1 million viewers, it's lowest rating ever and down 2 million on last year's series premiere.

Straight after, the first Take Me Out Celebrity Special also had 2.1 million viewers, leaving Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to be the most watched show for the channel with 2.8 million viewers.

Elsewhere, on Channel 4, Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular had 1.1 million viewers between 9PM and midnight.

The lacklustre ratings leave us all wrapped up for 2016's viewing figures and it's the Great British Bake Off that claims the top spot as the most watched show of the past 12 months.

But will it be able to keep it in 2017 when the show moves from BBC One to Channel 4?

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