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'One Show' ratings top 6 million

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'One Show' ratings top 6 million
The controversy surrounding Carol Thatcher's axing from The One Show brought in the programme's second best ever ratings yesterday (Thursday).

The daily magazine show, fronted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, drew a massive 6.07m (26.3%) for BBC One in the half hour from 7pm. It rivalled ITV1's Emmerdale, which had 7.22m (31.3%) over the same period.

EastEnders followed at 7.30pm with 9.84m (40.3%), the day's best numbers on any channel.

At 8pm, BBC Two's MasterChef improved to a strong 4.4m (17.5%) for the hour, helping the channel beat its terrestrial sibling BBC One. Comedy Life Of Riley had 4.23m (17.1%) in the first half of the hour, then The Green Green Grass kept 3.93m (15.4%) until 9pm.

ITV1 won the hour with 5.03m (20%) for The Bill, while on Channel 4, a new series of 10 Years Younger fronted by Myleene Klass pulled in 2.52m (10%). Five was last with 1.75m (7%) for Cowboy Builders.

At 9pm, BBC One regained the upper hand with Hustle, which took 5.47m (22.2%). ITV1's Piers Morgan On... Monte Carlo put in 3.7m (15%), just edging BBC Two's Victorian Farm, seen by 3.67m (14.9%).

Channel 4's documentary Killer In A Small Town, about the 2006 serial murders in Ipswich, interested 1.89m (7.9%) over 80 minutes, and on Five, Soho Blues had 1.14m (4.6%).

Earlier, Hollyoaks had brought in 1.71m (7.6%) for Channel 4, and on Five, Neighbours had 1.67m (9.4%) and Home & Away had 1.08m (5.1%).

BBC One had a comfortable lead in primetime with an average share of 24.5% to ITV1's 17.8%. BBC Two was third on 11.5%, followed by Channel 4 on 7.2% (+1: 0.7%) and Five on 4.5%.

Home & Away drew the day's best multichannel numbers, with 810k (4%) tuning in to Fiver at 6.30pm. The Simpsons was second, with 690k (3.3%) for Sky1 at 7pm, then BBC Three's EastEnders repeat managed 687k (3.7%).

A new episode of Skins had 647k (3.9%) for E4 in the 10pm hour, while earlier, first-look Hollyoaks had pulled in 630k (3%) for the channel.

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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