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'Howard's Good News' breaks 1m mark

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Russell Howar

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A new episode of Russell Howard's Good News pulled in more than 1m viewers on Thursday evening, according to overnight audience data.

The comedy show averaged 1.15m (7.3%) for BBC Three from 10.30pm, which was the biggest multichannel audience of the night. It was also up 236k on last week's episode.

In BBC One's comedy hour, Have I Got News For You and Reggie Perrin amused 5.01m (20.6%) and 3m (13.2%) respectively from 9pm.

Earlier, The One Show was watched by 4.8m (21.7%) on BBC One from 7pm, before Watchdog grabbed 4.36m (17.5%) in the 8pm hour.

Over at ITV1, Tonight: Adoption Crisis? fetched 2.68m (11.5%) between 7.30pm and 8pm. Later, new celebrity reality series Monte Carlo or Bust continued to 2.52m (10.7%) in the 9pm hour, down 600k week-on-week.

Channel 4's River Cottage Every Day brought in 1.67m (6.7%) from 8pm and 308k (1.3%) on Channel 4 +1.

Later, controversial documentary What The Green Movement Got Wrong mustered 740k (3.3%) from 10.30pm and 83k (0.5%) an hour later. It was followed by a live debate programme, which had 330k (2.1%) and 30k (0.4%) on timeshift.

The Culture Show grabbed 910k (4%) on BBC Two in the 7pm hour, before Nigella Kitchen cooked up 1.92m (7.9%).

Autumnwatch 2010 appealed to 2.03m (8.2%) between 8.30pm and 9pm, before spinoff show Autumnwatch Unsprung took 1.76m (7.7%). Never Mind The Buzzcocks had 1.93m (9.8%) from 10pm.

Channel Five's live coverage of Liverpool's Europa League victory over Napoli appealed to 2.9m (12.1%) between 7.30pm and 10.15pm.

BBC One won primetime with 21.4% over ITV1's 19% (HD: 0.5%). Channel Five came in third with 9.7%, followed by BBC Two with 6.8% and Channel 4 with 4% (+1: 0.7%).

Elsewhere, Celebrity Juice amused 996k (5.3%) on ITV2 from 10pm and 155k (1.4%) an hour later.

Karl Pilkington's An Idiot Abroad averaged 1.13m (4.8%) for Sky1 in the 9pm hour, up 199k week-on-week.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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