It’s been announced that Call the Midwife topped the Christmas Day ratings in the UK for the second year running.
The recent feature-length festive episode saw large snowfall cover the country and the adverse weather causes major disruption across Poplar as roads become blocked and pipes freeze.
The special was watched by 9.6m UK viewers within seven days of broadcast, which is 300,000 more viewers than last year’s critically-acclaimed South African adventure.
Call the Midwife was more popular than Mrs Brown’s Boys, Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders and Doctor Who.
Executive producer Dame Pippa Harris commented: “It’s so heartening to know that Call The Midwife has become such a staple of Christmas Day viewing with audiences in the UK. We are thrilled that so many fans tuned in to see another of Heidi Thomas’s incredible scripts brought to life, and look forward to them all enjoying series 7 in a few week’s time.”
Writer Heidi Thomas added: “We never take the loyalty of our fantastic audience for granted, and it’s just wonderful to see how many people enjoyed the Christmas Special this year.”
Season 6 is available to buy now on DVD.
The new eight-part season of Call the Midwife begins in the UK on BBC One later this month and in the US on PBS in the spring.