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4.2m interested in 'Life of Elephants'

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4.2m interested in 'Life of Elephants'
New documentary series The Secret Life Of Elephants brought in more than 4.2 million viewers on Wednesday night.

The three-part piece, following the lives of elephants living at the Samburu reserve in Kenya, pulled in 4.22m (18.2%) for BBC One in the 9pm hour.

Channel 4's elephant-themed documentary Could You Eat An Elephant? followed with a less impressive 1.12m (7.5%) over 100 minutes from 10pm.

The channel had earlier found success with Relocation, Relocation, which picked up 3.04m (12.7%) from 8pm, and Celebrity Big Brother, seen by 2.75m (11.9%) at 9pm and 335k (2.2%) on timeshift.

The second episode of Waterloo Road had 4.42m (18.5%) for BBC One in the 8pm hour, down around 200k on last week's debut.

On ITV1, coverage of the FA Cup game between Chelsea and Southend averaged 4.94m (21.3%) from 8pm.

BBC Two's It's Not Easy Being Green notched up 2.09m (8.9%) at 8pm, then the latest MasterChef was seen by 2.5m (10.3%). The City Uncovered With Evan Davis started with 1.89m (8.2%) in the 9pm hour.

Five had 1.65m (6.9%) for Ice Road Truckers at 8pm, then a screening of Steven Seagal film Shadow Man kept 1.38m (6.8%) until 11.10pm.

Coronation Street logged 9.73m (42.3%) at 7.30pm, before which Emmerdale took 7.74m (35.9%). Hollyoaks drew 1.94m (9.4%) to Channel 4 at 6.30pm, then E4's first-look episode managed 698k (3.7%). On Five, Neighbours had 1.53m (9.3%) and Home & Away had 1.11m (5.8%).

ITV1 improved its primetime score, rising from a share of 22.9% last week to 24.7%. BBC One also posted a gain, rising from 17.7% to 19.5%, while Channel 4 held steady in third with 9.3%. BBC Two had 7.6%, down from 8.9%, while Five improved from 5.2% to 5.5%.

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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