The two episodes of EastEnders broadcast on Christmas Day 1986 attracted an official audience of 30.15 million, but this is the sum total for both episodes and includes people who watched the repeat on December 28. "The show did not end because any of our cast wanted to leave". BBC sci-fi favorite Doctor Who , starring Peter Capaldi, in 2014 drew an overnight audience of 6.34 million on Christmas Day, beating out Downton Abbey .
In addition to the North American box-office, Force Awakens raked in $133.3 million overseas, totting up a foreign release total of $546 million and $1.09 billion worldwide.
There's also the argument that they kept Rey out of the set so it wouldn't be a plot spoiler , but her head is the second biggest on the poster and she features heavily in the trailers so clearly she was going to be a central character. But John Boyega (Finn in the movie) had to speak with an American accent. She lights up any scene that she is in. One minute the ex-scavenger is Kylo Ren's captive, and the next she's pulling off Jedi Mind Tricks (on Daniel Craig, no less!) and ...
More people are expected to turn to catch-up and recording services to watch Christmas Day broadcasts. The final episode of Downton Abbey was watched by 6.6 million viewers, beating EastEnders in the Christmas ratings battle. The storylines are, for the most part, carefully concluded and where they're not neatly tied up we can at least imagine what the future might lie ahead.
The firefighters were dispatched at 6:44 a.m.to join more than 600 firefighters in battling a blaze being pushed by a strong northwest wind, which now poses a threat to oil, gas, power and rail infrastructure, according to the Ventura County Sheriff Department's Office of Emergency Services.
The range of emotions online about the play's race switch from the film version, in which white Emma Watson portrayed Hermione, was vast. On Twitter , Rowling defended the casting choice , writing: "Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever".