Sports Personality of the Year ratings HALVED this year as millions turned off the BBC’s ‘boring’ awards do

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RATINGS for Sports Personality of the Year almost halved this year as millions turned off the BBC’s “boring” awards do.

Even at its peak, just 4.75million tuned in on Sunday night to see F1 hero Lewis Hamilton crowned as this year’s top prize winner — down from 8.6million for the 2019 show.

The BBC suffered a huge fall in ratings for Sports Personality Of The Year, as F1 hero Lewis Hamilton received the top prize

And viewing figures for the two-hour marathon dipped as low as 2.3million, with some calling the ceremony “drawn-out” and “dull”.

Rich Eames posted on Twitter: “Boring. Predictable. Can we have a few years off from this tripe please?”

Another viewer, Dave, said: “Does anyone still watch this drawn out s***e programme?”

And Matt Read tweeted: “Used to love every minute of BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

“That’s not been the case for at least five years.

“lt’s slow, vanilla, insincere and — frankly — dull. A refresh is badly needed.”

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The number of viewers halved this year, down to 4.75million from 8.6million in 2019[/caption]

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Hollie Doyle came in third place, but one viewer said ‘Boring. Predictable. Can we have a few years off from this tripe please?’[/caption]

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was also in the race to win the top prize[/caption]

Rhian Reads added: “Spoty drags on way too long.”

F1 champ Lewis, 35, pipped Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, 30, and jockey Hollie Doyle, 24.

It comes after the Beeb had its best ever figures for a Strictly final, with 13.25million viewers on Saturday night.

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