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New BBC sitcom 'Rev' debuts to 2.2m

Adam and Alex from Rev.


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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