2018 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, ScS 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, 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.
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.