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More viewers check out of ITV2's 'CelebAir'

More viewers check out of ITV2's 'CelebAir'
Ratings for ITV2's original reality series CelebAir fell again on Tuesday, according to early figures.

The show, which sees a group of celebrities attempt to run an airline, launched strongly a fortnight ago with 549,000 (2.8%). Over half the audience switched off a week later, leaving 266,000 (1.3%), and the most recent instalment drew just 235,000 (1.2%). ITV2 would normally expect to draw around 400,000 viewers in the 9pm slot on Tuesdays.

The show was beaten by BBC Three's Don't Tell The Bride, which had 515,000 (2.6%), and ITV3's Inspector Wexford, with 431,000 (2.6%). Also finishing higher in the ratings were Living's Ghost Whisperer, with 332,000 (1.7%); Dave's Have I Got News For You, with 311,000 (1.6%); and the Film4 movie Mr & Mrs Smith, with 316,000 (2%).

ITV4 had a strong performance in primetime with coverage of the Champions League game between Chelsea and Bordeaux. The game averaged a solid 641,000 (3.3%) between 7.30pm and 10pm. Sky1's highest rated show was Stargate Atlantis, which had 354,000 (1.8%) in the 8pm hour, while E4's Hollyoaks delivered 675,000 (4%) and 117,000 (0.6%) at 7pm.

EastEnders was the day's most-watched programme overall, with 8.07m (39%) for BBC One at 7.30pm and 630,000 (3.8%) for BBC Three at 10pm. Emmerdale was second, averaging 5.97m (30.4%) for ITV1 at 7pm. On BBC One at the same time, The One Show improved to 4.75m (24.2%).

ITV1 handed over its primetime schedule to coverage of the Champions League game between Marseille and Liverpool. Overall, the match averaged 4.09m (18.7%) between 7.30pm and 10pm.

BBC One took the lead in the 8pm hour as 5.31m (23.7%) tuned in for Holby City. Channel 4's The Sex Education Show informed 2.19m (9.8%) and BBC Two's rerun of Tiger: Spy in the Jungle interested 1.88m (8.4%). Five had 1.06m (4.8%) for the inquisitive documentary Mary Magdelene: Saint Or Sinner?

At 9pm, the penultimate episode of The Secret Millionaire notched up 3.64m (16.5%) for Channel 4, with a further 261,000 (1.8%) on timeshift. BBC One's Mutual Friends pulled in a lacklustre 3.28m (14.9%) and Five's CSI: Miami managed 2.33m (10.6%). BBC Two was in last place with 1.3m (5.9%) for the topical Horizon documentary The President's Guide To Science.

Channel 4 maintained a decent audience at 10pm, with 2.09m (12.8%) sticking around to watch The Girl With Two Faces: A Bodyshock Special. CSI: New York brought in 1.67m (10%) to Five.
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