Christmas crackers in short supply on traditional TV channels
Audiences are fragmenting, but ‘Late Late Toy Show’ remains shiny and bright for RTÉ
Endless clip shows have a way of creating fake television memories, but I will swear on the faltering life of my Virgin Media box that on Christmas Day in 1986, I saw Den serve divorce papers on Angie right before the EastEnders’ “doof-doofs” kicked in. This divorce thing they had in other countries certainly seemed dramatic.
The episode was watched by an astonishing 30.1 million viewers in the UK, a figure that stomps all over the kind of audience that can be expected today.