The debut of new hosts Alex Jones and Jason Manford, who took over on the magazine programme from Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, was watched by 4.54m (23.6%) on BBC One from 7pm.
The audience figure was well down on the more than 6m viewers occasionally gained by the programme last year, but it still represented a decent start for the new duo.
Later on BBC One, an edition of Who Do You Think You Are? starring actor Rupert Penry-Jones averaged 5.18m (21.4%) from 9pm.
The programme comfortably beat a Real Crime special on the search for the killer of PC Sharon Beshenivsky, after the documentary pulled in just 2.65m (10.9%) on ITV1 in the 9pm hour. Earlier on the channel, Countrywise brought in 3.24m (14.1%) between 8pm and 8.30pm.
Saints And Scroungers attracted 3.83m (18.4%) to BBC One between 7.30pm and 8pm, before Panorama averaged 2.28m (9.8%) from 8.30pm. Later on the channel, factual series Gears And Tears grabbed 1.75m (11.8%) between 10.45pm and 11.15pm.
The second episode of Simon Amstell's new comedy Grandma's House averaged 1.11m (5.6%) for BBC Two from 10pm, down 450k week-on-week.
Also on BBC Two, Dan Snow's Norman Walks brought in 1.12m (5.8%) from 7pm, before a repeat of Roger And Val Have Just Got In took 700k (3.4%).
University Challenge and Antiques Master secured respective audiences of 2.34m (10.1%) and 1.82m (7.8%) on BBC Two in the 8pm hour. Dragons' Den pulled in 2.78m (11.5%) for the channel from 9pm.
The final part of documentary mini-series Our Drugs War appealed to 740k (3.2%) on Channel 4 in the 8pm hour and 115k (0.5%) on Channel 4 +1. The programme was followed by The Hospital, which took 1.4m (5.8%) and 166k (0.9%) on timeshift.
Big Brother was watched by 2.12m (12.4%) on Channel 4 between 10pm and 11.10pm, and 232k (2.5%) on Channel 4 +1.
Over on Five, How Do They Do It? appealed to 643k (3.1%) between 7.30pm and 8pm. It was followed by The Gadget Show, which averaged 1.03m (4.5%).
A screening of 1999 action-thriller Inferno pulled in 1.31m (6%) on Five between 9pm and 10.45pm.
Overall, BBC One won primetime with 20.7% against ITV1's 19.7%. BBC Two came in third with 7.9%, followed by Channel 4 with 5.9% (+1: 0.6%) and Five with 4.5%.
Elsewhere, the return of Monday Night Football to Sky Sports secured the biggest multichannel audience of the night, with 1.37m (6.2%) watching coverage of Manchester United's win against Newcastle from 7pm.
A new episode of Britain's Next Top Model was watched by 332k (1.4%) on Living in the 9pm hour.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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