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Ratings cheer for Doctor Who and sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys

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EastEnders lost its traditional slot topping the Christmas Day viewing as sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys became this year's most-watched programme.

the Walford drama was also beaten by arch rival Coronation street, with the ITV show taking the honours as the top festive soap for the first time in more than a decade.

Mrs Brown's Boys – the racy comedy created by Irish funnyman Brendan O'Carroll – pulled in an audience of 9.4 million.

Corrie tied with Doctor Who – which included Matt smith's regeneration into new Doctor, played by Glasgow actor Peter Capaldi – on 8.3 million viewers, to claim joint second spot in the viewing league.

The Doctor Who special, which saw the Doctor age 300 years and included a brief return for Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, was up 700,000 viewers on last year. the BBC took six of the top 10 places, but the Queen's Christmas broadcast missed out at the top end of the list.

BBC1's audience for the annual address traditionally figures in the upper tens but this year's 5.7 million meant it failed to figure in the top shows.

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