With the end of the world officially* less than 24 hours away, there’s obviously only one question on any sane person’s lips – what television show are you going to choose to see in the apocalypse?
And the answer is… Coronation Street, of course. Yes, that’s right, 11% of Brits would like to spend their final moments on earth enjoying a virtual pint with Ken Barlow et al in the Rovers, or listening to inane chitter-chatter in Roy’s Rolls. Well, it is “the nation’s favoutite soap”…
But it was a close run thing because Doctor Who and Downton Abbey weren’t far behind, both garnering 9% of the vote in the End-of-the-World poll by catch-up TV service YouView.
8% of people would like to spend their final minutes watching people try to stop other people blowing up the world in Homeland, whereas 7% of viewers would like to finish their mortal days watching people less fortunate than themselves living out a miserable existence in EastEnders’ Albert Square.
Oddly, few fancy a laugh as the sky falls in, with not one comedy making it into the top five. Dad’s Army was the top ranking sitcom attracting 5% of votes in joint sixth place.
Whatever your plans for this year’s apocalypse, do wrap up warm. It’s going to be chilly tomorrow.