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'Million Pound Drop' returns to 1.9m

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Davina McCall hosts The Million Pound Drop

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Channel 4's live gameshow The Million Pound Drop returned to 1.9m viewers on Monday evening, according to the latest audience data.

The show's second series, presented by Davina McCall, opened to 1.91m (10.7%) on Channel 4 between 10pm and 11.15pm, while 111k (1.1%) tuned in on timeshift.

The closing part of Whitechapel averaged 4.64m (18.8%) for ITV1 from 9pm, down 430k week-on-week. An additional 197k (0.8%) watched the programme on ITV1 HD.

Whitechapel's combined audience was outperformed by Spooks in the 9pm hour, after the espionage drama brought in 5.13m (20.7%) on BBC One.

The One Show appealed to 4.54m (21.1%) on BBC One from 7pm, before Inside Out grabbed 3.42m (14.5%). Panorama then mustered 2.91m (11.6%) on the channel from 8.30pm.

Earlier on ITV1, nature series Wild Britain With Ray Mears pulled in 3.56m (14.2%) from 8pm and 154k (0.6%) on ITV1 HD.

Channel 4's Dispatches educated 470k (1.9%) in the 8pm hour and 72k (0.3%) on Channel 4 +1. The programme was followed by Titanic: The Mission, which entertained 1.14m (4.6%) and 129k (0.7%) on timeshift.

Over on BBC Two, Michael Wood's Story Of England had 1.34m (5.9%) in the 7pm hour, before University Challenge and Masterchef: The Professionals secured respective audiences of 3.1m (12.3%) and 3.05m (12.1%) from 8pm.

Horizon: Miracle Cure? Decade Of The Human Genome fetched 1.33m (5.4%) on BBC Two in the 9pm hour. It was followed by Genius With Dave Gorman, which amused 1.16m (5.7%).

On Channel 5, How Do They Do It? attracted 703k (3%) from 7.30pm, before The Gadget Show averaged 1.26m (5%) in the 8pm hour.

Rory And Paddy's Even Greater British Adventure mustered 1.4m (5.7%) on Channel 5 in the 9pm hour. It was followed by Russell And Katy Get Married, which took 744k (4.1%).

ITV1 won primetime with 23.3% (HD: 0.8%) against BBC One's 20.6%. BBC Two came in third with 7.4%, followed by Channel 4 with 4.7% (+1: 0.5%) and Channel 5 with 4.3%.

Elsewhere, A History Of Horror With Mark Gatiss continued to 458k (1.9%) on BBC Four in the 9pm hour.

On CBBC, a new episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures grabbed 670k (4.9%) from 5.15pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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