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'Million Pound Drop' pulls in 2.2m

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Davina McCall hosts The Million Pound Drop

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The Million Pound Drop Live continued to perform well for Channel 4 on Friday night, early viewing figures suggest.

The latest episode of Davina McCall's nightly gameshow attracted 2.22m (12.7%) - its most-watched instalment so far - from 10pm, ahead of the News at Ten on ITV1, which only appealed to 1.72m (9%).

Elsewhere in primetime, BBC One's screening of Bruce Almighty logged a slot-winning 3.21m (15.6%) between 8.30pm and 10pm.

Alex Fern's victory on Marco's Kitchen Burnout could only muster 2.31m (11.3%) for ITV1 from 9pm, losing out to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which scored a commendable 2.68m (13.1%) for BBC Two. Meanwhile, The Mentalist delievered 1.92m (9.4%) to Five.

Earlier on ITV1, Dickinson's Real Deal drew 2.71m (13.8%) between 8pm and 8.30pm.

The One Show and A Question of Sport put in 3.77m (22.7%) and 3.42m (18.5%) for BBC One in the 7pm hour. Later, at 10.35pm, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross entertained 2.75m (20.5%).

During the 8pm hour, BBC Two's Mastermind pulled in 2.2m (10.9%), while a repeat of Glee had 420k (2.1%) for Channel 4, and Sea Patrol UK took 952k (4.7%) for Five.

Overall, BBC One edged primetime with an average share of 20.7%, to ITV1's 20.5%. BBC Two was third with 8.7%, followed by Channel 4 with 6% (+1: 0.6%) and Five with 5.5%.

Agatha Christie's Poirot was the day's second most-watched multichannel offering, with 502k (2.7%) on ITV3 from 9pm, while The Mummy also put in decent numbers, with 467k (2.6%) on ITV2.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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