'Enders causes national power surge

Last night's climactic episode of EastEnders caused a power surge that was more than double the average, DS can confirm.

The hour-long special episode, which featured Peggy (Barbara Windsor) and Archie's (Larry Lamb) wedding and the controversial death of Danielle Jones (Lauren Crace), began at 7.30pm and was seen by 10.58m (48.3%).

The power grid usually sees a surge of 500MW at the end of an average episode of the Walford soap. However, at 8.30pm, the grid saw a surge of 1270MW.

A spokeswoman for the National Grid this morning told DS: "The surge after the hour EastEnders had ended was equivalent to around half a million kettles being switched on at once.

They added: "Also, the sun set at 7.35pm, so the millions of viewers were probably switching all their lights on, too."

Source - Digital Spy


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