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'Minder' revival starts with 2.4m

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'Minder' revival starts with 2.4m
The revival of Minder made a decent - if unspectacular - start for Five last night (Wednesday), early figures suggest.

The new version of the classic caper, starring Shane Richie in the George Cole role, averaged 2.4m (9.6%) for Five in the 9pm hour. The figure is strong for Five - particularly for an original commission - but the channel was still last place in the timeslot.

ITV1 dominated primetime, with an average of 6.18m (26.2%) for its coverage of Everton vs Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Channel 4 was second in the 9pm hour, with 3.82m (15.2%) for Grand Designs, while BBC One managed 3.35m (13.4%) for a New Tricks repeat.

The first part of documentary Terry Pratchett: Living With Alzheimer's drew 2.6m (10.4%).

This week's visit to Waterloo Road picked up 4.34m (17.2%) for BBC One in the 8pm hour, and on Channel 4, Relocation, Relocation interested 3.35m (13.3%). It's Not Easy Being Green had 1.81m (7.3%) for BBC Two in the first half of the hour, then MasterChef built the audience to 2.94m (11.3%).

Five was last for the hour with 1.58m (6.2%) for Ice Road Truckers.

Coronation Street drew the day's top numbers, with 10.01m (41.9%) tuning in at 7.30pm. Emmerdale was second with 7.6m (33.7%).

Hollyoaks took 1.82m (8.2%) for Channel 4, and on Five, Neighbours had 1.64m (9.4%) and Home & Away had 1.17m (5.6%).

ITV1 led primetime with an average share of 29%, streets ahead of BBC One's 16.8% share. Channel 4 was a strong third with 11.5% (+1: 0.8%), followed by BBC Two with 8.2% and Five with 5.6%.

Fiver's premiere of the next episode of Home & Away delivered the largest multichannel audience of the day, with 706k (3.2%) at 6.30pm. E4's Hollyoaks was second, picking up 659k (3.3%) at 7pm.

> Click here to read our interview with Minder's Shane Richie

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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