The nation has been pondering its favourite TV moments of 2018.
Harry’s first wedding has proved a hit with royalists and the curious.
2018’s top ten TV moments revealed, with Harry and Meghan’s wedding crowned the winner while World Cup fever continues with three of its memorable moments included in the top ten.
The past twelve months has been an eventful year, with plenty of extraordinary moments taking place on our TV screens. But what has been the best? To crown the winner a well-known furniture store asked the nation what TV moments were the most memorable.
Coming in at number one was the Royal Wedding, Harry and Meghan’s that is, not Princess Eugenie’s – obviously – with over a quarter (27%) of us voting it the most memorable TV moment of 2018 – that moment being watched an estimated 1.9bn viewers across the world.
After four long-awaited years, football fans came out in full force (and waistcoats) to support England in the World Cup. Although England came fourth after losing to Belgium in the semi-finals, it’s no surprise that three out of top ten TV moments of 2018 are related to the World Cup, with England beating Colombia in a nail-biting round of penalties coming in second (23%), followed by England beating Sweden and the World Cup final.
Not quite the success of 1966, but the 2018 World Cup drew viewers to UK telly screens.
The top ten most memorable TV moments of 2018 as voted for by the nation:
1. Royal Wedding – Harry and Meghan
2. World Cup – England beating Colombia in penalties
3. World Cup – England beating Sweden
4. World Cup – Final
5. Doctor Who – Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor
6. Theresa May dancing to Dancing Queen at a party conference
7. The Bodyguard – Julia Montague dies
8. Saturday Night Takeaway – Dec presents on his own
9. Big Brother – Finishing for good
10. Britain’s Got Talent – Manchester terror attack victim dances
Coming in at number five was Jodie Whittaker’s highly-anticipated debut as the iconic Time Lord – the first female Doctor in its 54 year history, whilst Theresa May’s divisive jig to Abba’s Dancing Queen at a Tory party conference was named number six.
Delving into individual regions’ most memorable TV moments, besides the Royal Wedding, the North West (23%) voted for England’s win against Colombia as their winning moment, with Nottingham (30%), Sheffield (29%) and Liverpool (27%), being the cities that picked it as their number one TV moment.
“Getting the chance to take a look back at the year makes us realise how much has happened in such a short period of time, including some incredible events that will go down in history. With Harry’s relationships being closely watched for so long and with how much us Brits love a Royal Wedding, it’s no surprise that their fairytale wedding is this year’s most memorable TV moment, whilst football fever hitting the nation was definitely something we will remember for years to come!” – Adam Keys, Executive from ScS
ScS has put together a quiz on some of 2018’s most memorable moments of the year. To test your TV knowledge, play here: https://www.scs.co.uk/lifestyle/tv-quiz