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6.6m watch Forsyth's 'You Think You Are?'

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Bruce Forsyth

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An episode of Who Do You Think You Are? starring Bruce Forsyth was watched by over 6.6m on Monday night, according to the latest audience figures.

The programme, which featured the entertainer attempting to uncover his great grandfather's secret history, appealed to 6.64m (27.6%) on BBC from 9pm. A further 153k (0.6%) watched the broadcast on BBC HD.

Who Do You Think You Are? comfortably beat Identity in the 9pm hour, after the crime drama pulled in just 4.19m (17.4%) on ITV1 and an additional 141k (0.6%) on ITV1 HD.

However, Coronation Street performed well for ITV in the primetime soap ratings, with 8.32m (36.5%) watching the programme on ITV1 from 7.30pm and 8.56m (39.3%) tuning in an hour later.

Earlier on BBC One, Fake Britain took 3.5m (16.7%) between 7.30pm and 8pm, before Panorama averaged 3.24m (13.9%) between 8.30pm and 9pm.

My Child's Big Fat Birthday Party, which documented the lavish spending of parents on their children's 16th birthday parties, averaged 2.21m (16%) on BBC One between 10.45pm and 11.30pm.

Documentary special WWI: Finding The Lost Battalions brought in 1.28m (5.5%) for Channel 4 between 8pm and 9.30pm, with 106k (0.5%) watching on Channel 4 + 1.

Big Brother was watched by 2.21m (9.9%) on Channel 4 between 9.30pm and 10.10pm, and 255k (1.9%) on timeshift, before Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA took 930k (7.3%) and 120k (1.8%) on Channel 4 +1.

Victorian Pharmacy secured 1.11m (5.4m) for BBC Two in the 7pm hour. It was followed by University Challenge and Antiques Master, which secured respective audiences of 2.32m (10.1%) and 1.71m (7.3%) in the 8pm hour.

On The Frontline: Life With The Green Howards brought in 940k (3.9%) for BBC Two in the 9pm hour, before sitcom Rev took 1.32m (6.3%) for BBC Two between 10pm and 10.30pm.

Police Interceptors secured 996k (4.3%) on Five in the 8pm hour, and it was followed by a screening of action film The Jackal, which appealed to 1.32m (6.7%) between 9pm and 11.30pm.

Overall, BBC One won primetime with a share of 23.1% against ITV1's 22.4%. Channel 4 came in third with 6.3% (+1: 0.6%), followed by BBC Two with 6% and Five with 4.6%.

Elsewhere, a new episode of Britain's Next Top Model was watched by 313k (1.3%) on Living in the 9pm hour, up 37k week-on-week.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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