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More viewers check out of ITV2's 'CelebAir'

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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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