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Springer thrashing Trisha in talkshow battle

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Springer thrashing Trisha in talkshow battle
Jerry Springer's new ITV talkshow is pulling in more than five times as many viewers as Trisha Goddard's rival show on Five.

Both series air between 9.25am and 10.30am daily, a timeslot formerly dominated by Goddard before she defected from ITV.

According to figures obtained by Digital Spy, The Springer Show pulled in a solid average of 938,000 viewers last week, compared to Goddard's 182,000 average. The latter hit a low of 124,000 viewers on Friday.

Later on Friday night, the return of Shannis to Albert Square wasn't enough to push EastEnders to a ratings victory. The BBC soap averaged 8.1 million (45.4%) at 8pm, beaten to the prize by Coronation Street's 8.58 million (51.2%) half an hour earlier. Emmerdale took 6.79 million (44.7%) for third place.

The latest eviction from the Big Brother house helped the C4 show beat ITV1 rival Celebrity Love Island, with average audiences of 3.83 million (9pm and 10pm editions) versus 3.5 million respectively (more).

The concluding part of BBC Two's Beethoven docu-drama pulled in 1.55 million (8.1%) in the 9pm hour, although BBC Four spinoff Beethoven Uncovered fared less well with just 35,000 (0.3%).

Other multichannel highlights included ITV2's Celebrity Love Island: Aftersun with 301,000 (2.6%) at 10.30pm and LivingTV's CSI: Miami with an average of 287,000 (2.2%) between 9pm and 10pm.

Ratings data supplied by ViewingFigures.com

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