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'Soccer Aid 2010' pulls in 5 million

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Michael Sheen and Robbie Williams at Soccer Aid

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Charity football match Soccer Aid 2010 pulled in over 5m on Sunday night.

The programme, which was organised by Robbie Williams and featured an England team of celebrities and sportsmen taking on a Rest-Of-The-World side, averaged 5.21m (23.7%) for ITV1 between 6pm and 10.15pm.

On Sky1, a double-bill finale of espionage drama 24 attracted respective audiences of 616k (2.5%) and 596k (3.1%) from 9pm.

BBC One's coverage of the BAFTA Television Awards 2010 was watched by 4.14m (17.1%) between 8pm and 10pm.

Earlier on the channel, Halcyon River Diaries brought in 3.62m (20.2%) in the 7pm hour, followed by Countryfile with 5.07m (23.6%).

A repeat of Top Gear averaged 1.6m (6.8%) for BBC Two in the 8pm hour, and An African Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby secured 1.42m (5.7%) from 9pm.

Documentary Cameron's Black Tory took 470k (2.2%) for Channel 4 from 7pm and 67k (0.3%) on timeshift. It was followed by a screening of One Fine Day, which was watched by 1.29m (5.3%) and 113k (0.5%) on timeshift.

In the 10pm hour, Big Brother Exposed: The Inside Story appealed to 1.01m (5.3%) for Channel 4 and 129k (1.3%) on timeshift.

A screening of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves took 1.91m (8.2%) for Five between 8pm and 10.45pm.

Overall, ITV1 gained victory in primetime with 22.6% against BBC One's 19%. Five came in third with 7.3%, followed by BBC Two with 6.1% and Channel 4 with 4.5% (+1: 0.4%).

Elsewhere, back-to-back editions of Midsomer Murders secured respective audiences of 676k (3.4%) and 1.25m (5.2%) for ITV3 from 6pm.

On ITV2, a repeat of Saturday's final of Britain's Got Talent pulled in 495k (2.3%) from 6.30pm and 87k (0.4%) on timeshift. It was followed by the programme's results show, which averaged 167k (0.7%) and 66k (0.4%) on timeshift.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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