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'Minder' remake drops 600,000

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'Minder' remake drops 600,000
The second episode of Minder pulled in 600,000 fewer viewers than the first, overnight ratings figures suggest.

The remake of the iconic '80s caper made a modest start last week with 2.4m (9.6%), but last night the audience fell to 1.81m (7.1%).

Five improved to fourth place in the 9pm slot after the concluding half of BBC Two documentary Terry Pratchett: Living With Alzheimer's shed 900k to average 1.72m (6.8%).

ITV1 dominated the slot with coverage of England's friendly against Spain, which averaged 6.78m (30.1%) between 8.30pm and 11.10pm.

BBC One's new documentary series Nature's Great Events took 3.68m (14.5%) in the 9pm hour, just beating Channel 4's Grand Designs, which had 3.64m (14.3%).

The latest Waterloo Road held 4.36m (18.1%) for BBC One at 8pm, while on Channel 4, Relocation, Relocation drew a decent 3.63m (15.1%).

On BBC Two, eco series It's Not Easy Being Green picked up 2.29m (9.8%), then MasterChef interested 2.97m (12%). Five's Ice Road Truckers appealed to 1.64m (6.9%).

Coronation Street nabbed the best figures of the day, with 9.59m (42.1%) tuning in at 7.30pm. Just before, Emmerdale put in 7.35m (34.5%).

Hollyoaks brought in 1.71m (8.2%) for Channel 4 at 6.30pm, and on Five, Neighbours had 1.61m (10.1%) and Home & Away had 1.13m (5.9%).

ITV1 was ahead in primetime with an impressive 30.6% audience share, while BBC One lagged with 17%. Channel 4 was third on 10.6% (+1: 0.9%), followed by BBC Two on 7.7% and Five on 5%.

Fiver's premiere of the next Home & Away episode was again the most-watched multichannel programme of the day, with 745k (4%) at 6.30pm. E4's Hollyoaks equivalent took second place with 672k (3.5%).

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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