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'First Men In The Moon' attracts 830k

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New BBC drama The First Men In The Moon was watched by more than 830k on Tuesday night, according to the latest audience data.

Mark Gatiss's adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells science fiction story averaged 838k (3.8%) for BBC Four between 9pm and 10.30pm, which was the third largest multichannel audience of the night.

On BBC One, Holby City entertained 5.91m (24.7%) in the 8pm hour and 99k on BBC HD, while Traffic Cops grabbed 4.37m (18.7%) from 9pm.

The programmes helped BBC One dominate primetime, after Fidlers, Cheats and Scams and 71 Degrees North secured respective audiences of just 3.15m (13.2%) and 3.39m (14.5%) on ITV1 from 8pm. The shows also mustered 107k (0.4%) and 92k (0.4%) on ITV1 HD.

Earlier in the evening, The One Show appealed to 4.44m (20.9%) on BBC One from 7pm, while Grimefighters had 2.33m (10.2%) on ITV1 from 7.30pm.

Over at Channel 4, new series Wedding House continued to 990k (4.2%) in the 8pm hour and 76k (0.3%) on Channel 4 +1. It was followed by Ramsay's Best Restaurant, which cooked up 1.1m (4.7%) from 9pm and 261k (1.5%) on timeshift. Seven Days then brought in 480k (2.8%) and 59k (0.7%) an hour later.

BBC Two's Coast pulled in 2.01m (9.1%) in the 7pm hour, before Masterchef: The Professionals had 3.29m (13.8%). Whites amused 1.48m (6.2%) from 9pm, then Harry & Paul took 1.26m (5.4%).

On Five, How To Take Stunning Pictures snapped up 419k (1.8%) from 7.30pm, and it was followed by Motorway Madness, which thrilled 1.03m (4.3%). CSI: Miami and CSI: NY grabbed respective audiences of 2.1m (8.9%) and 1.44m (8%) on Five from 9pm.

BBC One dominated primetime with 23.8% against ITV1's 14.9% (HD: 0.5%). BBC Two came in third with 8.6%, followed by Five with 5.5% and Channel 4 with 3.8% (+1: 0.6%).

Elsewhere, new lesbian drama Lip Service continued to 579k (4.6%) on BBC Three between 10.30pm and 11.30pm.

A new episode of The Vampire Diaries grabbed to 479k (2.1%) on ITV2 in the 9pm hour, while 134k (0.8%) watched on timeshift.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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