RATINGS! 10 million viewers tune in for London's New Year's Eve fireworks

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An average audience of 10 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 at least 2012, where 10.3 million viewed.


A peak audience of 10.9 million was the high of the night, 5 minutes into 2018. This was down on last year’s average of over 11 million viewers.

Before the firework display, Nile Rodgers and Chic’s concert had 4.1 million viewers and continued after with 4.8 million.

Earlier in the evening on BBC One, Graham Norton interested 4.8 million while Countryfile was the highest watched show of 2017’s last day with 5.1 million tuning in.

Over on ITV, highlights of game show Cannonball had just 1.3 million viewers before 3 million watched the final instalment of Harry Potter. It was actually up slightly on last year’s showing, where 2.8 million tuned in.

Elsewhere, on Channel 4, Alan Carr’s New Year Specstacular had 1.2 million viewers between 9PM and midnight.

On Channel 5, the network premiere of The Lego Movie was watched 1.2 million at 5PM.

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