Granville beats Mrs Brown | 9.43m audience for Still Open All Hours

Granville beats Mrs Brown

9.43m audience for Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours has pipped Mrs Brown’s Boys to be the most-watched show over the Christmas holiday.

The revival of the BBC One sitcom, with Sir David Jason reprising his role as Granville, this time as the shop’s owner, was seen by 9.43million viewers on Boxing Day. The Christmas Day episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys drew 9.4million.

It means that the two most-watched shows over Christmas were sitcoms; and sitcoms made by the BBC’s in-house comedy department at that.

The BBC also revealed that more than 28,000 people applied to be in the studio audience for Still Open All Hours – despite there being just 300 seats available.

Published: 27 Dec 2013

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