The Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special, Buckin' Mammy, was the most-watched programme on British television on Christmas Day.
The show, created by and starring Brendan O'Carroll, had an average audience of 9.4 million viewers on BBC One on Christmas Day.
Speaking to the Irish Independent about his ratings success, O'Carroll said: "It's absolutely amazing, I am delighted. It was a nice belated Christmas box."
Doctor Who and Coronation Street tied for second place with an average audience of 8.3m each. EastEnders, usually the most-watched programme on British television on Christmas Day, was in fourth with 7.8m viewers.
1) Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC One, 9.30pm) - 9.4m
2) Doctor Who (BBC One, 7.30pm) - 8.3m
2) Coronation Street (ITV, 7.30pm) - 8.3m
4) EastEnders (BBC One, 8.30pm) - 7.8m
5) Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One, 5pm) - 7.3m
6) Call the Midwife (BBC One, 6.15pm) - 7.1m
7) Downton Abbey (ITV, 8.30 pm) - 7m
8) Toy Story 3 (BBC One, 3pm) - 6.3m
9) ITV News (ITV, 10.30pm) - 5.9m
10) Emmerdale (ITV, 6.15pm) - 5.8m