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'The Hotel Inspector' ends on series high

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'The Hotel Inspector' ends on series high
The Hotel Inspector had a strong performance for Five last night, according to early viewing figures.

The eighth and final episode of the Alex Polizzi-fronted show, which aired during the 9pm hour, pulled in 2.35m (10.9%), scoring a new high for the series. The series opener interested 1.57m (6.8%), while the previous peak was 2.16m (10%) on Monday, August 3.

Last night's show was beaten by ITV1's Monday Monday finale, which had 2.84m (13.2%), and remained fairly even with BBC One's Can You Bank On Me?, which also took 2.35m (10.9%).

BBC Two's Future Of Food interested 1.78m (8.2%), while Channel 4 came last during the 9pm hour, drawing 1.27m (5.9%) with On Tour With The Queen.

Earlier, at 8pm, 1.39m (6.2%) tuned in for The Gadget Show on Five, and Channel 4's Prince John: The Windsors' Tragic Secret managed 970k (4.3%).

Over on BBC Two, the half-hour University Challenge put in 2.71m (12.2%) at 8pm, then 2.24m (9.9%) watched the first in a new four-part series, Caribbean Food Made Easy.

ITV1's Airline averaged 3.05m (13.8%) between 8pm and 8.30pm, and Panorama brought in 2.2m (9.8%) for BBC One between 8.30pm and 9pm.

The Big Brother highlights show, which aired at 10pm, logged 1.89m (11.3%) for Channel 4. A further 750k (0.9%) tuned in on timeshift.

Overall, ITV1 came top during primetime with an average share of 21.4% to BBC One's 17.4%. BBC Two was third with 8.5%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.1% (+1: 0.6%) and Five's 6.6%.

Elsewhere, Living's Four Weddings grabbed 371k (1.9%) during the 9pm hour, beating E4's screening of the latest One Tree Hill episode, which had 337k (1.7%).

The final episode of BBC Three's Underage And Pregnant put in a solid 480k (2.3%) between 8.30pm and 9pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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