Gabby Logan and Clare Balding in the course of the BBC Sports activities Character of the Yr 2020 (Image: PA)
This yr’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year rankings have nearly halved in comparison with 2019.
The 2-hour ceremony befell on Sunday evening, attaining 4.75m viewers at its peak and dipping as little as 2.3m.
As the Sun studies, the figures symbolize a major drop off in comparison with the 8.6m achieved in the course of the 2019 present.
Hamilton was the favorite to win the award after equalling Michael Schumacher’s report of seven world titles together with his fourth consecutive championship.
After successful the award, the British driver stated: ‘I need to say congratulations to all of the unbelievable nominees. I’m so pleased with what they’ve achieved.’
Lewis Hamilton was topped winner on Sunday (Image: PA)
He added: ‘I need to say thanks to everybody that has voted for me. I wasn’t anticipating this understanding there’s so many nice contenders. ‘I need to say Merry Christmas to everybody – it’s been such an uncommon yr and I need to point out all of the frontline staff and all the kids around the world, I would like you to attempt to keep constructive via this tough time, I’m sending you all positivity. Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart.’
The driving force beat Stuart Broad, Hollie Doyle, Tyson Fury, Lewis Hamilton, Jordan Henderson and Ronnie O’Sullivan to say the award.
Elsewhere, Liverpool Soccer Membership gained the crew of the yr prize, with supervisor Jurgen Klopp and captain Henderson collected the award.
Marcus Rashford was recognised with a particular award (Image: pixel8000)
Captain Tom Moore gained the Helen Rollason award after he raised £39million for the NHS, whereas Marcus Rashford was honoured with a special award after his work to lift consciousness of kid meals poverty within the UK.
The ceremony introduced a contrasting finish to the weekend for the broadcaster, after the BBC managed its ever figures for a Strictly Come Dancing last, with 13.25m viewers tuning in to see Bill Bailey win the show on Saturday.
BBC Sports activities Character of the Yr is obtainable to make amends for BBC iPlayer.