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'Million Pound Drop' debuts to 2m

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Davina McCall hosts The Million Pound Drop

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Channel 4's new gameshow The Million Pound Drop Live debuted to just over 2m on Monday night.

The programme, which is hosted by Davina McCall, appealed to 2.01m (10.9%) for Channel 4 from 10pm to 11.05pm, and 213k (2.2%) on timeshift.

Earlier on the channel, documentary Curse Of The Hope Diamond delivered 1.17m (5.2%) in the 8pm hour and 166k (0.7%) on timeshift. It was followed by Celebrity Come Dine With Me with 2.31m (9.5%) and 258k (1.4%) on timeshift.

Live coverage of England's friendly match against Mexico helped ITV1 dominate primetime, with 7.01m (31.1%) tuning in from 7.30pm.

On BBC One, Panorama took 2.15m (9.4%) from 8.30pm to 9pm. It was followed by retail reality series High Street Dreams, which appealed to just 1.9m (7.8%), down 280k week-on-week.

The latest episode of Glee attracted 1.06m (5.5%) to E4 from 9pm and 289k (1.6%) on timeshift.

RHS Flower Show averaged an impressive 2.7m (8.7%) for BBC Two in the 8pm hour. It was followed by documentary Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story with 1.11m (4.8%).

Five's The Gadget Show saw a 530k week-on-week drop in its audience share to 588k (2.6%) in the 8pm hour.

Later on the channel, FlashForward appealed to 1.23m (6.8%) from 9.15pm, down 330k week-on-week.

Overall, ITV1 gained an outright victory in primetime with 28.6% compared to BBC One's 16.2%. BBC Two came in third with 7.7%, followed by Channel 4 with 7.4% (+1 0.8%) and Five with 3.1%.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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