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Donald scores landslide victory in Christmas 'duck' battle
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Donald scores landslide victory in Christmas 'duck' battle

Published: 29 Dec 2009 12:22 GMT+01:00
Updated: 29 Dec 2009 12:22 GMT+01:00

The annual Donal Duck-led potpourri of Disney classics that has Swedes streaming to their television sets year after year retained its undisputed top billing in 2009 as 3.3 million viewers took a seat and tuned in, media news site Resume reports.

The figures marked an increase of 100,000 on last year for Donald and his animated companions, and left little room for Swedish Hollywood wife Anna Anka, who has split the country in two since hitting TV screens this autumn.

Anka provoked outrage with comments labelling equality-conscious Swedish dads as "tragic", while expounding on the duty of women to satisfy their men sexually.

Though her remarks divided opinion, they did no harm at all to the ratings of TV3 vehicle Swedish Hollywood Wives, a development that led the channel to place Anka in direct competition with her much-loved cartoon namesake.

But the human Anka never stood a chance, pulling in a total of 167,000 viewers over the course of her show, a fraction of the Donald Duck tally for public broadcaster SVT.

TV3 head of programming Anders Knave was anything but disheartened however, claiming the channel had never expected to get within spitting distance of the cartoon duck.

"In 2008 we had 22,000 viewers at 3pm on Christmas Eve, this year we had five times that figure. We're very happy with the investment. When we repeated the programme in the evening we registered around 200,000 viewers," he told Resume.

Paul O'Mahony (paul.omahony@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

23:49 December 29, 2009 by dizzymoe33
Yeah to Donald Duck winning out over the dumwitted Anka. :o)
06:06 December 30, 2009 by metalmonkey
Taste counts for everything, the right duck won!
10:33 December 30, 2009 by Hamish
a funny duck is better that a stupid blond gold digging duck!

How she got a spot on prime tv (or tv at anytime) in the first place is beyond me to be honest
10:38 December 30, 2009 by misssh
The Muppet show is looking for a new character i heard..... she would fit right in being a real life Muppet
09:13 December 31, 2009 by Ron Pavellas
My Swedish wife had to explain to me who this woman was. It makes me nervous to see her image in various places. She looks terribly malnourished. I keep wondering what she is supposed to be selling. Is it working? I'm going to stop thinking about it now. Whew!
01:39 January 3, 2010 by dizzymoe33
Are you sure she is a woman because she is scary looking!!!!
23:27 January 5, 2010 by Da Goat
Don't knock the girl she is wealthy and puts out regularly !

still not sure though she maybe past her use by date and swedes don't touch anything that is past this date LOL
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