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'Let's Dance' opens to 6.3 million

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'Let's Dance' opens to 6.3 million

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Let's Dance For Sport Relief made a decent start for BBC One on Saturday night, according to the latest viewing figures.

The opening episode, which saw Rufus Hound and Katy Brand triumph in the first heat, pulled in an impressive 6.25m (26.8%) between 6.30pm and 7.45pm.

The National Lottery: In It To Win It and Casualty followed, drawing 6.81m (28%) and 6.14m (25.1%) at 7.45pm and 8.30pm respectively.

Over on BBC Two, The Virtual Revolution interested 1.3m (5.3%) at 8.15pm, then the audience climbed to 1.44m (6.1%) during QI XL, which aired at 9.15pm. Heroes followed at 10pm, bringing in 860k (4.1%).

Harry Hill's TV Burp attracted 5.28m (22.2%) for ITV1 at 7pm, then Take Me Out logged 4.99m (20.5%) at 7.30pm. Later, at 8.45pm, 4.71m (19.5%) tuned in for All Star Mr & Mrs, which featured Coronation Street's Simon Gregson.

A repeat of Waking The Baby Mammoth drew 1.12m (4.6%) for Channel 4 at 7.40pm, then Mission Impossible III averaged 1.71m (8.4%) between 9.15pm and 11.30pm.

CSI Trilogy took 2.88m (12.6%) for Five at 9.25pm, then Law & Order returned to 1.44m (7.9%) at 10.30pm.

Overall, BBC One dominated primetime with an average share of 25.1% to ITV1's 17.5%. Five was third with 7.7%, followed by Channel 4 with 6% (+1: 0.7%) and BBC Two's 5.4%.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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