New Year Live

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New Year Live
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Format New Year's television special
Country of origin United Kingdom
Production
Running time 15-90 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
BBC HD
BBC News Channel
BBC World News
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run 31 December 2004 – present
External links
Website

New Year Live is the New Year celebration show broadcast across the United Kingdom on BBC One during the end of a year and the beginning of a new year. Before 2009, the programme was set in a studio with performances from successful artists of the year. From 2009, it has been filmed live on the streets of London, and shows the annual New Years' Eve firework display on the River Thames.

Format[edit]

The programme started initially as featuring the New Year's Eve London Fireworks in 2004. In 2005, the format changed to include commentary from celebrity guests. The format changed further in 2006, to include live performances from music artists and the programme was extended to air between 60–90 minutes. This format remained until 2009. Since 2009, the programme has returned to the original format of one presenter interviewing the general public on the streets of London, leading into the New Year Fireworks.

In 2013, the programme was just 15 minutes in length, becoming 2013's most watched programme of the year. It was preceded and following by a special concert from Gary Barlow in London; receiving 8.80m and 6.38m viewers respectively.

Broadcasts[edit]

The programme is broadcast in England, Wales and Northern Ireland only. Scotland receives its own Hogmanay Live programme, with celebrations based in Edinburgh.

Presenters and guests[edit]

No. Broadcast date Presenter(s) Guests
1 2004 Natasha Kaplinsky N/A
2 2005 Clare Balding, Andrew Marr & Doug Segal
3 2006 Jamelia, Connie Fisher, The Feeling, Nick Knowles & Sophie Ellis-Bextor
4 2007 Nick Knowles
Myleene Klass
Gethin Jones, Katie Melua & Richard Fleeshman
5 2008 Nick Knowles
Kate Silverton
Gethin Jones, Matt Baker, Alesha Dixon, Russell Watson, Craig Revel Horwood, Jodie Prenger & Rita Simons
6 2009 Myleene Klass N/A
7 2010 Jake Humphrey N/A
8 2011 N/A
9 2012 Gabby Logan N/A
10 2013 Susanna Reid Gary Barlow

Ratings[edit]

No. Broadcast date BBC One Rating[1]
1 2004 6,360,000
2 2005 6,430,000
3 2006 6,060,000
4 2007 5,350,000
5 2008 5,830,000
6 2009 7,650,000
7 2010 9,370,000
8 2011 10,620,000
9 2012 9,730,000
10 2013 13,520,000
Series average 2004-14 8,047,000

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