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'Bouquet of Barbed Wire' opens to 5.2m

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Boyd from Waking The Dead

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ITV's new three-part drama Bouquet Of Barbed Wire debuted to more than 5.2m viewers on Monday night, according to the latest audience data.

The programme, which stars Trevor Eve in a remake of the 1970s psychological drama about a father's obsessive love for his daughter, averaged 4.99m (19.9%) on ITV1 from 9pm and 210k (0.8%) on ITV1 HD.

Bouquet Of Barbed Wire just outperformed Who Do You Think You Are?, after the genealogy programme took 4.91m (19.6%) on BBC One in the 9pm hour.

Earlier on ITV1, Countrywise pulled in 3.77m (15%) from 7.30pm, down 330k week-on-week.

At the start of the day, Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley's new breakfast show Daybreak averaged 980k (24.2%) for ITV1 between 6am and 8.30am.

The programme was up only 88k on Friday's final edition of GMTV and was well behind BBC Breakfast, which brought in 1.4m (32.4%) on BBC One between 6am and 9.15am.

The One Show was watched by 4.32m (20%) on BBC One from 7pm, up 530k week-on-week, before Saints And Scroungers grabbed 3.89m (17.1%). Panorama averaged 2.51m (10%) for BBC One from 8.30pm.

Over on BBC Two, Tim Spall: Somewhere At Sea appealed to 1.6m (7.4%) from 7pm, before a repeat of Roger And Val Have Just Got In took 690k (3%).

University Challenge and Antiques Master secured respective audiences of 2.54m (10.1%) and 1.97m (7.8%) on BBC Two in the 8pm hour. Dragons' Den pulled in 2.7m (10.8%) for the channel from 9pm, before a new episode of Simon Amstell's sitcom Grandma's House averaged 990k (4.9%) from 10pm.

Come Dine With Me: Big Brother Winners mustered 2.01m (8%) on Channel 4 in the 8pm hour and an impressive 732k (2.9%) on Channel 4 +1. The programme was followed by new documentary My Family's Crazy Gap Year, which took 1.13m (4.5%) and 199k (1.1%) on timeshift. Ultimate Big Brother was watched by 2.34m (14%) on Channel 4 from 10pm and 142k (1.8%) on Channel 4 +1.

Over on Five, How Do They Do It? attracted 744k (3.3%) between 7.30pm and 8pm, before The Gadget Show averaged 1.32m (5.2%) in the 8pm hour. A screening of The Last Of The Mohicans pulled in 1.16m (5.6%) for the channel between 9pm and 11.15pm.

Overall, ITV1 won primetime with 23.6% (HD: 0.7%) against BBC One's 20.1%. BBC Two came in third with 7.7%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.9% (+1: 1.3%) and Five with 4.5%.

Elsewhere, a repeat of comedy Benidorm secured the biggest multichannel audience of the night, with 858k (3.5%) watching on ITV4 from 9.30pm.

New BBC Three comedy Him & Her, which stars Being Human's Russell Tovey, debuted to 567k (3.6%) between 10.30pm and 11pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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