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MY FAMILY 2008 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL DOMINATES IN RATINGS

London 2 Jan 08:

  • MY FAMILY won its 7PM to 8PM time period on Boxing Day:
  •   MY FAMILY (BBC) 6.6 million
    Emmerdale/That’s What I Call Christmas (ITV) 5.4 million
    Movie: The Terminal (BBC2) 2.5 million
    Queen Mother In Love (C4) 1.0 million

  • MY FAMILY increased its viewership over each quarter hour peaking at 8.1 million:
  •   7:00 PM 5.0 million
    7:15 PM 5.7 million
    7:30 PM 7.5 million
    7:45 PM 8.1 million

  • MY FAMILY was the highest rated entertainment show on Boxing Day averaging 6.6 million viewers over the hour.
  • MY FAMILY was the third most watched show on Boxing Day beaten only by Eastenders and Coronation Street:
  •   Eastenders 9.7 million
    Coronation Street 9.2 million
    MY FAMILY 6.6 million
    Emmerdale 6.5 million

  • MY FAMILY was the second most watched Christmas comedy beaten only by To the Manor Born which was broadcast in peak time on Christmas Day:
  •   To The Manor Born 9.8 million
    MY FAMILY 6.6 million
    Catherine Tate 6.4 million
    Extras 5.3 million
    After You’ve Gone 3.4 million

  • The MY FAMILY Christmas Special outrated the highly anticipated Extras finale by 25%:
  •   MY FAMILY 6.6 million
    Extras 5.3 million

  • Last year, BBC One ran the movie Freaky Friday at 7PM on Boxing Day. While it too won its time period, MY FAMILY had 65% more viewers this year:
  •   MY FAMILY7PM – 8 PM December 20076.6 million
    Freaky Friday7PM – 8 PM December 20064.0 million

    Source: BARB Overnights

    For further information please contact:
    Elena Kemp at Premier PR
    Tel + 44 (0) 20 7292 8331 Fax +44 (0) 20 7734 2024
    Email: elena.kemp@premierpr.com

    Notes to Editors:
    With offices in London, New York and Los Angeles, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the US and in the UK.

    Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the multiple award-winning sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks. In addition DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill Show, The World at War, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.

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