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'Famous And Fearless' launches with 2m

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Chris Evans returns to his hotel in Liverpool after filming Channel 4's live high-risk reality show ‘Famous and Fearless’

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Channel 4's new celebrity reality show Famous And Fearless opened with a modest 2m on Sunday night, the latest audience data has revealed.

Hosted by Chris Evans and featuring celebrities such as Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay and Teri Hatcher competing in extreme sports events, Famous And Fearless averaged 2.09m (8%) on Channel 4 between 8pm and 10pm. A further 336k (1.4%) caught the show on timeshift.

On BBC One, new detective series Zen grabbed 5.11m (20%) between 9pm and 10.30pm, beating Agatha Christie's Marple, which had 4.3m (17.4%) on ITV1 from 9pm.

Earlier on BBC One, Countryfile brought in 6.25m (26%) from 6.15pm and Antiques Roadshow managed 6.75m (25.5%) from 7.15pm. Casualty entertained 6.15m (23.2%) from 8.15pm.

A screening of The Incredible Hulk brought in 2.67m (12.2%) on ITV between 5pm and 7pm. Primeval fetched 3.29m (12.7%) in the 7pm hour, before The Cube: Celebrity Special mustered 3.94m (14.8%) in the 8pm hour.

Over at BBC Two, coverage of the BDO World Darts Championship took 1.16m (5.2%) between 5.30pm and 6.45pm, and then The Morecambe And Wise Christmas Special 1977 amused 2.34m (9%). Oz and Hugh Raise The Bar had 2.05m (7.7%) in the 9pm hour, before Arctic With Bruce Parry debuted with 2.79m (10.7%). Match Of The Day 2 had 2.7m (11.6%) from 10pm.

A screening of Iron Man pulled in 2.96m (12.1%) on Channel 4 between 5.45pm and 8pm, while 561k (2.2%) watched the film on timeshift. Alan Carr: Chatty Man fetched 1.31m (5.7%) from 10pm and 214k (1.5%) on +1.

Channel 5's screening of The Towering Inferno entertained 765k (3%) between 6pm and 9pm. It was followed by Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2010, which grabbed 923k (4.3%).

Overall, BBC One won primetime with 21.8% against ITV1's 15.5%. BBC Two came in third with 9.8%, followed by Channel 4 with 8.6% (+1: 1.9%) and Channel 5 with 3.4%.

Elsewhere, Sky1's talent show Got To Dance returned with healthy consecutive audiences of 853k (3.6%) and 1.13m (4.3%) between 6pm and 8pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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