If, according to the Mayan calendar, it's all over come Friday 21 December, what would be your programme of choice on the box for a final bit of light viewing?

According to a poll conducted by catch-up TV service YouView, most people wouldn't be tuning into reality shows such as 'TOWIE' and 'Made in Chelsea', despite their high ratings in normal circumstances.

It seems that as time catches up with us, people would rather reach for an old staple, with one in 10 Brits voting to spend that time on the cobbled streets of Weatherfield with their 'Coronation Street' regulars.

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  • 20. Coronation Street 1997: Sally slaps Natalie for revenge on her affair

  • 19. Brookside 1994: Beth and Margaret's lesbian kiss

  • 18. EastEnders 1998: Tiffany is run over and killed

  • 17. Coronation Street 1996: Raquel leaves the Street

  • 16. Emmerdale 2011: Aaron helps Jackson end his life

  • 12. EastEnders 2005: Den is murdered by Chrissie

  • 15. Coronation Street 2006: Mike Baldwin dies

  • 14. EastEnders 2009: Sonia gives birth not knowing she's pregnant

  • 13. Emmerdale 2003: Chris poisons himself and then proceeds to frame Charity

  • 11. Hollyoaks 2008: Niall's explosive revenge on the McQueen family

  • 10. EastEnders 2007: Stacy and Max's affair is revealed

  • 9. Emmerdale 1997: Kim lets Frank die

  • 8. Coronation Street 2003: Tricky Dickie drives the Platts into the canal

  • 7. EastEnders 2009: Danielle dies in Ronnie's arms

  • 6. Brookside 1995: The body under the patio is dug

  • 5. Emmerdale 1993: The plane crash

  • 4. Coronation Street 1998: Deirdre is sent down

  • 3. EastEnders 2001: Kat tells Zoe she's her mum

  • 2. Coronation Street 2010: The tram crash

  • 1. EastEnders 1994: Sharongate

Doctor Who's time-travelling antics came second with 9%, in joint position with the homely comforts of 'Downton Abbey'.

The twists and turns of 'Homeland' are also a draw, it seems, with the US political thriller garnering 8% of the vote, followed by 'EastEnders' with 7%.

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However, comedy doesn't feature highly on the TV bucket list, with 'Dad's Army' and 'Gavin and Stacey' the most highly placed at number six.

So what have we learned? Basically, that when time is nigh, we like spending time with new and old favourites, as long as it's not reality TV. What does that tell us?

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