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Top TV shows this Christmas, according to Twitter

Symran Khangura

Senior Twitter TV Analyst

TV 03.01.2017 / 13:15

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Kantar UK Twitter TV Ratings festive round up

The Kantar Twitter TV ratings team have been busy rounding up reaction to this year's Christmas television. With the return of the BBC hit drama Sherlock, a Blankety Blank Christmas Special and a new episode of Doctor Who, there was plenty to tweet about.

The premier of Sherlock season four on New Year's Day saw a whopping 106,935 tweets sent, with 33.4m total impressions. Tweets peaked in the minute leading up to the show, when 1,605 tweets were sent in just 60 seconds.

On New Year's Eve Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live dominated, with nearly 22,000 tweets sent. The highlight was when Robbie sang Auld Lang Syne hand in hand with the audience, before promptly using anti-bacterial hand gel!

A special festive comeback of the classic game show, Blankety Blank, received nearly 1.7K Tweets and 35% Positive Sentiment from Tweeters. While on Christmas day, the Doctor Who special generated 19,790 tweets, with an average 14 tweets sent every minute for the whole day.

Other highlights include:

Biggest soap = EastEnders, with 25k tweets.
Biggest film = The Lion King, with 21k tweets.
Most positive sentiment = Peter Pan Goes Wrong, with 71.7% positive sentiment

Source : Kantar Media

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