Doctor Who was the third most watched programme of the day, with the two soaps taking the top two spots with EastEnders winning the day with 9.9 million and Coronation Street just beating Doctor Who with 9.0 million watching.
Downton Abbey took the fourth spot with 8.1 million watching.
Against Doctor Who, All Star Family Fortunes managed 6.1 million viewers.
Doctor Who had one of the the highest audience shares for the day with 34.2% of the available audience.
BBC One took six of the top ten places with ITV1 taking four, a contrast to the previous few years which have seen BBC One dominate the top ten chart for Christmas Day. All viewing figures are considerably down on recent years.
Doctor Who is the fourth most watched programme of the week on overnight figures.
It is important to note that the overnight figures are an initial estimate. Final figures, including those who record the programme and watch it within a week, will be published by BARB in around 8 days time.