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Rank Show Episode Number of viewers
(millions)
Date Network
1 Top Gear Series 23, episode 1 41.52 29 May 2016 BBC Two
2 Top Gear Series 23, episode 2 34.22 5 June 2016 BBC Two
3 1966 FIFA World Cup Final 32.30 30 July 1966 BBC One/ITV
4 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales 32.10 6 September 1997 BBC One/ITV
5 Top Gear Series 24, episode 1 31.51 5 March 2017 BBC Two
6 Royal Family (documentary) 30.69 21 June 1969 BBC One/ITV
7 Eastenders Den servers Angie divorce papers 30.15 25 December 1986 BBC One
8 Apollo 13 splashdown 28.60 17 April 1970 BBC One/ITV
9 Top Gear Series 24, episode 2 28.58 12 March 2017 BBC Two
10 1970 FA Cup Final replay 28.49 29 April 1970 BBC One/ITV
11 Wedding of Charles, Princes of Wales and
Lady Diana Spencer
28.40 29 July 1981 BBC One/ITV
12 Top Gear Series 23, episode 3 28.19 12 June 2016 BBC Two
13 Eastenders Michelle Fowler reveals she is pregnant 28.00 1 January 1986 BBC One
14 Wedding of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips 27.60 14 November 1973 BBC One
15 Top Gear Series 23, episode 6 27.08 3 July 2016 BBC Two
16 Coronation Street