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'Secret Millionaire' ends run with 2.2m

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'Secret Millionaire' ends run with 2.2m
The Secret Millionaire ended its run last night with 2.18m (8.6%) for Channel 4, according to early viewing figures.

The eighth and final episode of the series, which aired at 9pm, attracted 270k fewer viewers than the first.

Earlier on the channel, Come Dine With Me ended its ten-week run with 2.32m (9.7%) during the 8pm hour.

BBC One's Countryfile took 5.06m (23.4%) between 7.30pm and 8.30pm, then the second episode of Inspector George Gently delivered 5.26m (20.9%), 210k fewer viewers than last week's opener.

Over on BBC Two, the hour-long James May: My Sister's Top Toys, which saw the Top Gear presenter ditch cars in favour of toys, drew 1.51m (7%) at 7.30pm. A new series, South Pacific, managed 2.3m (9.2%) between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, then 2.22m (9.7%) tuned in for the first in a five-part series, The Incredible Human Journey.

Heartbeat put in 4.52m (19%) for ITV1 during the 8pm hour, then 4.15m (16.4%) watched the second episode of Martin Clunes: Islands Of Britain at 9pm.

Five's transmission of mystery thriller The Da Vinci Code, starring Tom Hanks, averaged 3.73m (16.1%) between 8pm and 10.45pm.

Overall, BBC One led primetime with an average share of 20.1% to ITV1's 16.2%. Five was third with 12.9%, followed by BBC Two's 9.6% and Channel 4 with 7% (+1: 0.8%).

Elsewhere, the latest episode of Lost pulled in 730k (3.2%) for Sky1 at 9pm, beating Supernatural's 495k (2.2%) for ITV2. E4's 10pm screening of a new Desperate Housewives managed 418k (2.5%).

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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