Odds on a Who Christmas (2010) UpdateBookmark and Share

Saturday, 18 December 2010 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Last month we listed odds on shows broadcasting over Christmas Day from betting company Paddy Power; with one week to go before the festive programmes go head-to-head once more for the largest audience of the day, here's a sample of the odds you can find online as of tonight:
 
Paddy Power Ladbrokes William Hill Odds Bet
On the Day For the Week For the Week On the Day
BBC1 2:00 Top of the Pops 100/1 100/1 66/1 -
comb 3:00 The Queen 33/1 - 20/1 33/1
BBC1 4:30 The Gruffalo - - - 100/1
BBC1 5:00 The One Ronnie 50/1 50/1 50/1 125/1
BBC1 6:00 Doctor Who 9/2 9/4 4/1 5/1
ITV1 6:00 Emmerdale 16/1 33/1 25/1 125/1
BBC1 7:00 Strictly Come Dancing 50/1 - - 125/1
BBC2 7:00 Top Gear 33/1 33/1 25/1 -
ITV1 7:00 Coronation Street 7/1 7/1 3/1 25/1
BBC1 8:00 Eastenders 4/9 2/5 1/2 1/2
ITV1 8:00 All Star Family Fortunes - - 100/1 150/1
BBC1 9:00 The Royle Family 4/1 4/1 7/2 7/2
ITV1 9:00 Poirot - - - 150/1
BBC1 10:00 Come Fly With Me 10/1 20/1 16/1 28/1
BBC1 10:30 BBC News 33/1 - - -

Other programmes are also under consideration for the Christmas week, which include Upstairs, Downstairs, The Nativity, Harry Hill's Christmas TV Burp, and Rock and Chips.

It is quite clear from the charts that the top four programmes for Christmas Day are consistently Doctor Who, Coronation Street, The Royle Family and Eastenders, with the latter ranked highest by all companies! All four performed well last year; though the Doctor Who top spot was 'muddied' by BBC1/BBCHD rating considerations, this year the results should be clear ...

... tell everyone you know to watch A Christmas Carol!