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'Celebrity Coach Trip' ends week on 1.9m

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Celebrity Coach Trip's first week on Channel 4 has averaged 2m altogether, early viewing figures reveal.

Friday's edition of the reality show, which featured more action from the Chuckle Brothers, was seen by 1.9m (11.5%) at 5.30pm and 202k (1.5%) on +1, pipping ITV1's The Alan Titchmarsh Show which had 1.85m (12.3%) from 5pm, but BBC One's Weakest Link won the hour with 2.51m (15.8%).

The Graham Norton Show recovered to 3.47m (22%) for BBC One at 10.35pm, while Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop ended on a respectable 2.25m (5.6%) at 10pm, eclipsing The Stephen K Amos Show, which mustered a dismal 731k (3.5%) for BBC Two.

New Tricks won the 9pm hour for BBC One with a solid 6.9m (28.7%), while ITV1's Paul O'Grady Live entertained 3.91m (16.3%), David Attenborough's First Life on BBC Two averaged 2.1m (8.8%), and The Event slipped to 1.04m (4.3%) on Channel 4.

BBC Two's 8pm hour duo of Mastermind and Gardeners' World notched up 2.31m (9.8%) and 1.75m (7.2%), while Come Dine With Me took just 1.61m (6.7%). However the programme added 304k (1.3%) on Channel 4 +1.

Elsewhere, QI fetched 4.42m (18.1%) for BBC One opposite Corrie, and ITV1's Cheetah Kingdom appealed to 2.63m (11.2%) against EastEnders.

Channel 5's White Van Man managed 713k (3%), then The Mentalist and Law & Order: SVU brought in respective audiences of 1.38m (5.7%) and 1.06m (5.4%).

Overall, BBC One secured a win over ITV1 in primetime, with 24.7% to 21.3% (HD: 0.7%), BBC Two only just made it into third place with 7%, as Channel 4 had 6.2% (+1: 0.7%), while Channel 5 had a woeful 3.8%.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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