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Soaps top festive TV

SOAPS were the most popular programmes watched by households here on Christmas Day, new figures show.

Network provider UPC said that Irish people turned on a range of programmes such as EastEnders and the doomed wedding of Max Branning (pictured right), which was one of the most-watched .

Other big TV favourites included Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Fair City on Christmas Day.

The programmes were also accessed on New Year's Day on UPC's On Demand service.