Two of the biggest British comedies Mrs Browns Boys and Miranda back on the Beeb last night. The first episode of the third series of Miranda and it unexpectedly rated higher than any of the channel’s Christmas Day output. Some 9.47m – a 37.8% share – watched Miranda at the 9pm junction, over double the audience of the last new episode, which aired in December 2010. The series continues next Tuesday from 9pm. Mrs Brown’s Boys, which premiered on Christmas Eve with 8.8m, grew to 8.97m (36.9%) after Miranda in the 9.30pm slot.