Good point, i never thought about that.
If EE does see a ratings improvement then i fear the bounce will be short-lived, even ITV seems confident in the placing of DA against EE that their DA will be the drama viewers may prefer.
You mean like last year when they clashed? EastEnders came out top on Overnights while Downton came just ahead of it in the officials. This will happen again this year.
Last year both EastEnders and Downton started at 9:00pm
Your making it sound like they have never clashed before and that this is the first xmas Downton has gone head to head with EastEnders.