‘Call The Midwife’ Finale Wins Sunday Night Race, Drawing In 9.2 Million Viewers | TV News
The Sunday night competition was hinted at being between BBC’s The Night Manager and ITV’s Doctor Forster, however the real winner of the night was neither – the season finale of Call the Midwife attracting half a million viewers more than the previous series finale.
The moving finish, seeing the death of a major character attracted a record 38.4% share of total TV viewing between 8pm and 9pm, drawing more than 9.2 million viewers into the drama, set in London’s East End in the 1950s which has proved a major hit with both public and critics, to the extent that it has become a flagship show of the Corporation, director general Tony Hall announcing a sixth season has been commissioned.
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