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Extraordinary People: The World's Oldest Conjoined Twins pulled in 1.84m last night during the 9pm hour, according to overnight viewing figures.

The show, the first in Five's new documentary series, followed 57 year old conjoined twins Donnie and Ronnie as they embarked on the trip of a lifetime.

It was beaten by the last in the series of BBC One's Nature's Great Events, which took 4.02m (18%), making it the most-watched programme of the hour.

Grand Designs continued to perform well for Channel 4, pulling in 3.89m (17.4%), while ITV1's Taggart drew 3.63m (16.2%).

The final instalment of BBC Two's Building The Olympic Dream was last for the hour, pulling in a lowly 760k (3.4%).

The latest episode of The Bill picked up 4.82m (20.8%) for ITV1 in the 8pm hour, and on BBC One, Waterloo Road interested 4.43m (19.1%). Relocation, Relocation had 3.19m (13.8%) for Channel 4, and BBC Two's Orangutan Diary drew 1.94m (8.4%).

Five was last for the hour with 1.4m (6%) for Ice Road Truckers.

Overall, ITV1 led primetime with an average share of 21.9% to BBC One's 19.4%. Channel 4 was third with 11.7% (+1: 0.8%), followed by BBC Two with 6% and Five with 5.7%.

Elsewhere, the new season of The Unit grabbed 272k (1.8%) for Virgin 1 at 10pm, and 236k (1.2%) tuned in to ITV2 at 9pm to watch the latest Gossip Girl episode.

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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