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On Christmas Day, a Twitter user claimed BBC “viewing figures have plummeted since the election”.

This claim — shared over 7,000 times — is false. Estimates from the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) suggest little change in the BBC’s weekly reach.

We can check this

A Twitter user gave supposed second-hand testimony of a BBC employee:

Spoke to someone at The BBC yesterday, this person told me they…

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This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.