Children in Need tops ratings as £50m raised
THE star-studded Children In Need appeal show was the most-watched programme of the day as more than £50 million was raised for the charity.
The telethon drew an average audience of 6.2 million and peaked at 7.1 million, with a share of 32.5%, according to overnight ratings.
The TV fundraiser, which aired on Friday on BBC One from 7.30pm until 10pm, and then from 10.40pm until 2am, was up against programmes including two episodes of Coronation Street on ITV and Gogglebox on Channel 4.
A total of £50,595,053 was donated to the cause, meaning more than £1bn has been raised by the charity since the first major appeal in 1980.