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Ant & Dec's 'Takeaway' ends run with 6m

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Ant & Dec's 'Takeaway' ends run with 6m
The final episode of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway brought in over 6 million viewers last night, early figures suggest.

The six-part series concluded with 6.03m (26.8%) for ITV1 between 7.45pm and 9pm, making it the second most-watched programme of the day on any channel.

Only BBC One's coverage of the final Six Nations game fared better, averaging 6.07m (32%) between 5.20pm and 7.30pm.

Harry Hill's TV Burp brought in 4.9m (25.2%) for ITV1 at 6.15pm, then the latest episode of Chris Tarrant gameshow The Colour Of Money interested 4.15m (20.1%).

The final episode of Richard Hammond's Total Wipeout delivered a strong 5.88m (26.7%) for BBC One at 7.30pm. The National Lottery draw followed with 5.43m (23.5%), then Casualty appealed to 5.97m (26.4%).

Timewatch: WWI Aces Falling, about two talented British air aces from the first World War, picked up 1.74m (7.6%) for BBC Two in the 8pm hour. On Channel 4 at the same time, Grand Designs had 1.55m (6.8%).

At 9pm, Channel 4's screening of Gosford Park brought in 1.46m (7.9%) but was beaten by ITV1's Notting Hill, which took 3.06m (15.9%).

The second episode of BBC Two documentary The Lost World Of Communism interested 1.18m (5.5%), a fall of around 400k on last week's opener.

Five delivered the usual numbers for its lineup of US dramas, peaking with 2.35m (11.4%) for CSI: NY at 9.25pm. Earlier, NCIS had 1.34m (5.9%) and Law & Order closed primetime with 1.22m (7.3%).

BBC One averaged 25.9% in primetime overall versus ITV1's 20.4%. Channel 4 was next with 6.7% (+1: 0.4%), followed by Five with 6.9% and BBC Two with 6.1%.

Elsewhere, ITV3's A Touch Of Frost repeat proved particularly popular in multichannel homes, with 711k (3.8%) tuning in from 9pm.

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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