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Miranda Hart sitcom and hour-long EastEnders score large audiences, with Emmerdale ITV1's most-watched show

BBC1 took the ratings honours on New Year's Day with big audiences for Miranda, Mrs Brown's Boys and an hour-long EastEnders.

The second episode of the third series of Miranda was watched by 9 million viewers, a 32.5% share of the audience, between 9pm and 9.30pm, only marginally down on the 9.5 million average who watched its BBC1 debut on Boxing Day after switching from BBC2.

BBC1 also scored ratings success with the terrestrial premiere of Pixar's Up, which averaged 7.2 million viewers, a 27.5% share, between 6.30pm and 8pm.

Sandwiched between the two was EastEnders, watched by 9.1 million (32.6%) between 8pm and 9pm, with the first of the third series of Mrs Brown's Boys following Miranda with 8.1 million, 29.8% of the audience, at 9.30pm.

ITV1's top-rating show was Emmerdale, with 5.8 million viewers (22.5%) between 6.30pm and 7pm.

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