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'CSI' hits series high with 4m

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'CSI' hits series high with 4m

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The latest episode of CSI performed well for Five last night, overnight ratings figures suggest.

The episode - the second to feature Grissom's replacement, Dr Raymond Langston - averaged 3.95m (16.9%) during the 9pm hour; the highest recorded figure for the current series.

It drew 500k more viewers than last week's episode, meaning the show has seen an increase of almost 1m viewers in a fortnight.

CSI beat the penultimate episode of BBC One's Mistresses, which logged 3.84m (16.5%), a drop of 300k from last week's performance.

Heston's Tudor Feast pulled in 2.31m (9.9%) for Channel 4, while BBC Two's Horizon managed 1.33m (5.7%).

ITV1's new documentary series Holloway, which follows life inside a women's prison in London, came top during the hour, attracting 4.2m (18%).

Holby City was in the lead at 8pm, averaging 5.79m (25.5%) for BBC One during the hour. Its nearest competitor, ITV1's New Homes From Hell, drew 3.58m (15.8%).

BBC Two's Coast grabbed 1.98m (8.7%), remaining fairly even throughout the hour with Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny, which picked up 1.97m (8.7%).

1.03m (4.6%) tuned in for the first part of Five's new documentary series Nature Shock.

BBC One came out on top in primetime with an average share of 21.7% to ITV1's 18.8%. Channel 4 was third with 8.6% (+1: 0.7%), followed by Five with 8.4% and BBC Two with 6.2%.

Elsewhere, 681k (5%) watched the second episode of Horne & Corden on BBC Three at 10.30pm, while ITV3's screening of Agatha Christie's Marple interested 823k (3.9%) at 8pm.

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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