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'An Idiot Abroad' bows out to 1m

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Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in An Idiot Abroad

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Karl Pilkington's An Idiot Abroad bowed out to more than 1m viewers on Thursday evening, according to overnight audience data.

The show's final episode, featuring Pilkington returning home after seeing the Seven Wonders of the World, averaged a respectable 1.08m (4.6%) on Sky1 in 9pm hour.

In BBC One's comedy hour, Have I Got News For You and Reggie Perrin amused 5.51m (23.1%) and 3.47m (15.4%) respectively from 9pm.

Earlier, The One Show was watched by 4.84m (22.1%) on BBC One from 7pm, before Watchdog grabbed 5.03m (20.5%) in the 8pm hour.

Over at ITV1, Tonight: The Cost of Caring fetched 3.04m (13.1%) between 7.30pm and 8pm. New celebrity reality series Monte Carlo or Bust continued to 2.6m (11.2%) in the 9pm hour and 110k (0.5%) on ITV1 HD.

Channel 4's Celebrity Coach Trip pulled in 2.09m (12.8%) from 5.30pm and 283k (1.3%) on timeshift. Later, River Cottage Every Day brought in 1.7m (6.9%) from 8pm and 375k (1.6%) on Channel 4 +1.

Extended documentary Britain's Trillion Pound Horror Story mustered 1.2m (5.5%) between 9pm and 10.30pm, while 121k (0.8%) watched on timeshift. It was followed by vampire drama True Blood, which had 480k (3.7%) and 130k (2%) an hour later.

The Culture Show grabbed 790k (3.5%) on BBC Two in the 7pm hour, before Nigella Kitchen cooked up 1.93m (8%). Autumnwatch 2010 appealed to 2.05m (8.4%) between 8.30pm and 9pm, before spinoff show Autumnwatch Unsprung took 2.04m (9%). Never Mind The Buzzcocks then had 1.56m (7.7%) from 10pm, down 430k week-on-week.

Channel Five's Jaguar Adventures with Nigel Marven grabbed 551k (2.4%) from 7.30pm, before Battle of Arnhem: Tour of Duty appealed to 376k (1.5%) in the 8pm hour. A screening of Heartbreak Ridge took 1.14m (6.2%) from 9pm.

BBC One won primetime with 23% over ITV1's 19.5% (HD: 0.7%). BBC Two came in third with 6.7%, followed by Channel 4 with 5.2% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel Five with 3.5%.

Elsewhere, Misfits returned to digital channel E4 with 950k (5.4%) in the 10pm hour and 163k (1.7%) an hour later.

Celebrity Juice amused 715k (3.7%) on ITV2 from 10pm and 194k (1.8%) on timeshift.

On BBC Three, the new series of Russell Howard's Good News continued to 745k (4.6%) between 10.30pm and 11pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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