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BBC comedy 'Rev' closes to 1.7m

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Adam and Alex from Rev.

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The first series of new BBC comedy Rev closed to 1.7m viewers on Monday evening, according to overnight audience data.

Starring Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman, the show's final episode averaged 1.69m (8%) on BBC Two between 10pm and 10.30pm.

An edition of Who Do You Think You Are? starring actress Dervla Kerwin was watched by 5.07m (21.3%) on BBC One from 9pm.

The programme comfortably beat Identity in the 9pm hour, after the crime drama pulled in just 3.44m (14.5%) on ITV1 and 138k (0.6%) on ITV1 HD.

Coronation Street performed best in the primetime soap ratings, with 8.54m (37.6%) watching the second transmission on ITV1 from 8.30pm. A further 221k (1%) tuned in on ITV1 HD.

On BBC One, Cowboy Trap took 3.38m (16.5%) between 7.30pm and 8pm, before Panorama averaged 2.83m (12.5%) from 8.30pm. Later on the channel, factual series Gears And Tears grabbed 1.77m (11.2%) between 10.45pm and 11.15pm.

New documentary mini-series Our Drugs War appealed to 910k (4%) on Channel 4 in the 8pm hour and 149k (0.6%) on Channel 4 +1. The programme was followed by The Hospital, which took 1.72m (7.2%) and 174k (0.9%) on timeshift.

Big Brother was watched by 2.19m (12.2%) on Channel 4 between 10pm and 11.10pm, and 204k (2.2%) on Channel 4 +1.

Wainwright's Walks: Coast To Coast averaged 1.04m (5.4%) from 7pm, before Mastermind: Champion Of Champions took 1.55m (7.5%).

University Challenge and Antiques Master secured respective audiences of 2.56m (11.3%) and 1.98m (8.8%) on BBC Two in the 8pm hour. Dragons' Den pulled in 2.92m (12.2%) for the channel from 9pm.

Extreme Fishing With Robson Green attracted 225k (1.1%) to Five in the 8pm hour and it was followed by the return of The Gadget Show, which averaged 1.05m (4.6%).

A screening of action thriller The Rookie appealed to 931k (4.6%) on Five between 9pm and 11.15pm.

Overall, ITV1 narrowly won primetime with 21.7% against BBC One's 21.1%. BBC Two came in third with 9.1%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.5% (+1: 0.7%) and Five with 3.6%.

Elsewhere, a new episode of Britain's Next Top Model was watched by 323k (1.4%) on Living in the 9pm hour, up 69k week-on-week.

A double-bill of comedy Benidorm took the second and third biggest multichannel ratings of the night, with respective audiences of 876k (3.7%) and 876k (3.6%) on ITV4 in the 10pm hour.

However, an episode of Family Guy secured the evening's largest multichannel audience, with 921k (9.9%) tuning in for the broadcast on BBC Three at 11.25pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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