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'Minder' remake drops 860,000

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'Minder' remake drops 860,000

Rex Features

The third episode of Minder pulled in almost 1m fewer viewers than the first, overnight ratings figures suggest.

The remake of the iconic '80s show, which stars Shane Richie, made a modest start a fortnight ago with 2.4m (9.6%), but last night the audience fell to 1.54m (6.5%).

It was beaten by BBC Two's The Rise Of The Superchef, a show investigating the success of Britain's top chefs, which pulled in 1.86m (7.9%) for the 9pm hour.

Channel 4's Grand Designs came first during the hour, attracting 4.16m (17.6%), while Nature's Great Events put in 3.73m (15.8%) for BBC One.

The Live FA Cup coverage on ITV1 had a poor primetime performance, pulling in an average of 3.24m (13.7%) between 8pm and 10pm.

The BBC came top during the 8pm hour. Waterloo Road drew 4.31m (17.8%) for BBC One, while 4.3m (17.7%) watched the MasterChef finalists face some tough cooking challenges on BBC Two.

Relocation, Relocation attracted 2.8m (11.5%) to Channel 4, and Five's Ice Road Truckers took 1.36m (5.6%).

Overall, BBC One came first during primetime with an average share of 19.2%, just beating ITV1's 18.8% share. Channel 4 was third with 11.6% (+1: 0.9%), followed by BBC Two with 10.2% and Five with 4.8%.

Elsewhere, BBC Four's documentary Caravans: A British Love Affair pulled in an impressive 580k (2.7%) at 9pm, beating the 377k (1.8%) for CSI on Five USA.

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Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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