Topical debate programme Question Time (1), political interview programme The Andrew Marr Show (2) and iconic drama Doctor Who (3) are the most tweeted about BBC TV shows of 2018, TV Licensing – the body responsible for collection of the Corporation’s licence fee has revealed.
In a year of unmissable television moments, BBC news and current affairs programmes feature heavily, taking nine places in the top twenty list, with the likes of Newsnight (6), BBC Breakfast (8), Victoria Derbyshire (10) and Panorama (15) regularly sparking opinion and debate on social media.
Popular BBC entertainment provided light relief and Twitter talking points, with fans compelled to share their views on the Eurovision Song Contest (5) Strictly Come Dancing (9), The Apprentice (12) and Top Of The Pops 2 (16). Audiences were also gripped by BBC Drama including EastEnders (7) and Killing Eve (18), with fans taking to Twitter to speculate on plot twists.
Top-flight documentary and entertainment shows just missed the top 20, showing the nation’s desire to explore the wide range of BBC programming.
“Throughout 2018, unmissable TV moments have united fans, sparked debate and compelled viewers to join the conversation on social media, with watching and tweeting going hand in hand as part of the viewing routine,” commented Michael Collins, spokesperson for TV Licensing. “Whether it’s predicting the ending to Killing Eve, judging Eurovision contestants, or dissecting the debate in Question Time, our top 20 shows just how engaged audiences are by all types of BBC content.”
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