Prime Minister’s Questions brought in more viewers on January 12 than the last final of The X Factor as millions tuned into watch Boris Johnson ‘apologise’ for Downing Street’s Bring Your Own Booze party hosted at the height of the pandemic.
Yesterday, Mr Johnson finally faced Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as he was forced to address allegations Tory staff threw a boozy bash which he attended while people were left dying alone in hospital and their loved ones were unable to attend their funerals because they followed the rules that he laid out.
A total of 3million viewers are believed to have tuned in to yesterday’s PMQs across BBC, ITV, and the News channels.
More people watched the drama unfold on BBC Two than BBC One, while thousands tuned in on ITV after This Morning actually cut its broadcast to follow Mr Johnson and Sir Keir’s showdown.
To compare, The X Factor’s last final in 2019 attracted 1.7 million viewers, while its celebrity version bowed out with just 2.95 million.