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Death in Paradise Christmas Special is second most watched show over festive season

The Death in Paradise Christmas special was the most watched show during the festive period after Queen's speech.

Figures consolidated to 7.8 million, with a 38.65% share, making it the second most watched show between 20-26th December & the fourth most popular programme between 20th December and 4th January across linear BBC TV and BBC iPlayer.

The ratings contributed to BBC iPlayer's festive record of 141 million programmes streamed during New Year week (27 December - 3 January), up 6% on the same week last year.

Viewing figures have continued to soar with episode one of the eleventh series consolidating to 8.1 million with a 41% share.