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'Celebrity Juice' bursts past 1m

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Keith Lemon, itv2
Celebrity Juice soared past the 1 million mark on Thursday evening, while MasterChef continued to perform well on BBC One, according to the latest audience data.

Comedy panel show Celebrity Juice, presented by Keith Lemon, amused 1.08m (5.5%) on ITV2 from 10pm, the biggest multichannel audience of the night. A further 194k (1.7%) tuned in on timeshift.

On BBC One, the new series of MasterChef continued with 4.49m (17.3%) in the 9pm hour, before Question Time brought in 2.64m (20%) from 10.45pm. Earlier, The One Show grabbed 4.67m (20.8%) from 7pm and documentary series Human Planet captivated 4.12m (15.8%) in the 8pm hour.

Tonight: Endgame Afghanistan fetched 2.62m (11.1%) on ITV1 from 7.30pm and 30k (0.1%) on +1. New drama Marchlands entertained 5.6m (24%) from 9pm and 184k (1%) on timeshift.

Channel 4's Relocation, Relocation located 1.56m (6%) in the 8pm hour and 343k (1.3%) on timeshift. Rome Wasn't Built In a Day mustered 1.13m (4.3%) from 9pm and 133k (0.7%) on +1. 10'Clock Live was seen by 760k (4.2%) and 100k (1%) an hour later.

Over at BBC Two, The Culture Show fetched 810k (3.5%) in the 7pm hour, before The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best served up 1.59m (6.1%) from 8pm. New series The Spice Trail captivated 2.1m (8.1%) in the 9pm hour and Victorian Pharmacy grabbed 930k (4.5%) from 10pm.

Live coverage of Liverpool's Europe League draw with Sparta Prague was watched by 2.76m (10.9%) on Channel 5 between 7.30pm and 10.15pm.

Overall, ITV1 won primetime with 23.8% against BBC One's 20.9%. Channel 5 came in a solid third with 8.8%, ahead of BBC Two with 5.5% and Channel 4 with 4.5% (+1: 0.8%).

Elsewhere, Sky1's new drama series Mad Dogs, starring John Simm, Philip Glenister and Marc Warren, averaged 802k (3.1%) in the 9pm hour. Skins had 511k (2.8%) on E4 in the 10pm hour and 132k (1.3%) on +1.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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