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New BBC sitcom 'Rev' debuts to 2.2m

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Adam and Alex from Rev.

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The BBC's new comedy series Rev debuted to nearly 2.2m on Monday evening, according to overnight viewing figures.

The sitcom, which stars In The Loop actor Tom Hollander as a newly promoted Anglican vicar, averaged 2.19m (10.7%) for BBC Two between 10pm and 10.30pm.

Today At Wimbledon took 1.55m (7%) for BBC Two in the 8pm hour, before Mary Queen Of Shops pulled in 2.8m (12.1%), down 180k week-on-week.

Jimmy's Food Factory: Second Helpings brought in 3.52m (17.8%) for BBC One from 7pm.

BBC One also performed well in the 8pm hour, with Life Of Riley and Panorama securing respective audiences of 3.09m (14.2%) and 2.35m (10.3%).

Lighthearted crime drama New Tricks averaged 3.58m (15.5%) for the channel from 9pm.

However, coverage of Brazil's World Cup victory against Chile dominated primetime, with 5.45m (25.2%) watching on ITV1 between 7pm and 9.30pm. A further 374k (1.7%) caught the game on ITV1 HD.

After the match, James Corden's World Cup Live took 2.78m (12.2%) on ITV1 between 9.30pm and 10pm. The show also pulled in 482k (2.4%) when it aired on ITV4 from 10pm.

Big Brother was watched by 2.07m (11.9%) on Channel 4 between 10pm and 11.15pm, with 138k (1.6%) tuning in on timeshift. It was followed by Being N'Dubz, which took 490k (5.3%) and 40k (0.9%) on Channel 4 +1.

Earlier on Channel 4, The Secrets of Westminster Abbey: A Time Team Special averaged 1.62m (7.3%) in the 8pm hour and 111k (0.5%) on timeshift. It was followed by The Untold Battle Of Trafalgar, which secured 1.55m (6.7%) and 155k (0.8%) on Channel 4 +1.

On Five, Police Interceptors secured 1.25m (5.6%) in the 8pm hour, and documentary Extraordinary People: Seven New Faces in Seven Days appealed to an impressive 1.39m (6%) between 9pm and 10pm.

Overall, ITV1 won primetime with a share of 20.1% against BBC One's 16.5%. BBC Two came in third with 10.3%, followed by Channel 4 with 7.3% (+1: 0.6%) and Five with 4.6%.

Elsewhere, a repeat episode of Agatha Christie's Marple averaged 640k (3%) for ITV3 from 7pm, which was the second largest multichannel audience of the evening.

However, the biggest audience went to an episode of comedy series Gavin & Stacey, which took 658k (2.8%) for BBC Three from 9pm.

A double bill of Steven Seagal: Lawman, which features the actor on patrol with police in Louisiana, gained respective audiences of 406k (2%) and 286k (1.7%) for Five USA in the 10pm hour.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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