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BBC Four has 'Colour' hit

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BBC Four has 'Colour' hit
The final episode of The Thirties In Colour brought in another strong audience to BBC Four last night.

The show, which featured home movie footage recorded just before the Second World War, averaged 561,000 (3.1%) for the channel in the 9pm hour. The only multichannel programme that rated better all day was an episode of Family Guy, which drew 681,000 (6.8%) to sister channel BBC Three at 10.55pm.

Coronation Street was the day's most-watched show overall, with an average of 7.69m (40.6%) for ITV1 at 7.30pm. The preceding visit to Emmerdale had 6.18m (35%).

Cop drama The Bill triumphed in the 8pm hour with an average of 5.06m (24.3%), while on BBC One, wildlife documentary Lost Land of the Jaguar improved 300,000 to 4.79m (23%). The current run of Channel 4's Location, Location, Location ended with 2.24m (10.7%) and on BBC Two, a double-bill of Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage had respective audiences of 1.4m (6.9%) and 1.57m (7.3%). Britain's Strongest Man brought in 873,000 (4.2%) to Five.

BBC One pulled ahead at 9pm with update show Crimewatch Solved 2008, which managed 4.05m (19.1%) and improved by more than a million viewers on last week's racing-themed Panorama special. Trinny and Susannah Undress The Nation lost 250,000 viewers to average just 2.51m (11.9%) for ITV1 in the same period, while BBC Two's Saddam Hussein drama House Of Saddam fell 400,000 on its opening episode to average 2.34m (11.1%). Big Brother put in another solid performance for Channel 4 with 2.99m (14.1%) and a further 498,000 on Channel 4+1 at 10pm. Five had 1.34m (6.9%) for Steven Seagal movie Belly Of The Beast between 9pm and 10.55pm.

In the 10pm hour, 1.66m (10%) were taken by Dangerous Jobs For Girls on Channel 4, a week-on-week audience rise of 300,000. BBC Two's Room 101 repeat, this week featuring Jenny Eclair, had 1.19m (6.3%) from 10pm and on BBC One, prison-based comedy The Visit appealed to 1.61m (12.9%) from 10.45pm.

Other notable multichannel performances last night included ITV2's Wednesday night movie Unbreakable, with an average of 500,000 (3.1%) between 9pm and 11.05pm, and BBC Three film Herbie: Fully Loaded, with 424,000 (2.4%) over 90 minutes from 9pm.

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