Lets all move on with our lives and stop getting hung up on channel x beat channel y narratives which appears to be all this stupid +1 debate is actually about.
My life is perfectly fine! And, ratings in general are competitively discussed. Otherwise what's the point? I won't go into why +1 figures are debated vigorously as everyone by now knows the arguments from both sides. But if one channel didn't win over another channel then these ratings threads would be very tedious and we'd still be on part 1.