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BBC comedy 'Mrs Brown's Boys' grabs 2.6m

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New BBC comedy Mrs Brown's Boys debuted with 2.6 million on Monday evening, while Outcasts again lost out to The Biggest Loser, according to the latest audience data.

Mrs Brown's Boys, starring comic Brendan O'Carroll as loud-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown, entertained 2.64m (16.4%) on BBC One from 10.45pm.

BBC One sci-fi drama Outcasts slumped to 2.7m (10.8%) in the 9pm hour, totally outperformed by The Biggest Loser's 3.86m (15.4%) on ITV1 and 136k (0.7%) on +1. Earlier, The Lakes entertained 3.64m (14.1%) on ITV1 from 8pm and 83k (0.3%) on timeshift.

The One Show grabbed 4.83m (21.3%) on BBC One from 7pm, before Inside Out took 3.66m (15.1%). Panorama: How To Blow A Fortune mustered 2.39m (9.3%) from 8.30pm.

Coach Trip continued with 1.84m (10.6%) on Channel 4 from 5.30pm and 251k (1.2%) on timeshift. Later, Dispatches: The Truth About Hospital Food fetched 1.35m (5.2%) from 8pm and 123k (0.5%) on +1. It was followed by One Born Every Minute, which had 2.65m (10.6%) and 384k (2%) on timeshift. Alan Carr: Chatty Man fetched 1.13m (6.2%) from 10pm and 200k (2.1%) an hour later.

Channel 5's How Do They Do It? mustered 637k (2.6%) from 7.30pm, before The Gadget Show took 1.32m (5.1%) in the 8pm hour. Royal Navy Caribbean Patrol sailed in with 2.06m (8.2%) from 9pm and a screening of The Exorcism of Emily Rose was watched by 778k (6%) from 10pm.

Over on BBC Two, Escape To The Country had 1.26m (5.4%) from 7pm. University Challenge and Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets cooked up 2.92m (11.3%) and 1.91m (7.5%) respectively in the 8pm hour. When Teenage Meets Old Age captivated 1.99m (7.9%) in the 9pm hour, before Episodes amused 1.06m (5.1%).

Overall, ITV1 won primetime with 23.7% (+1: 0.4%) against BBC One's 17.7%. BBC Two came in third with 7%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.4% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel 5 with 5%.

Glee averaged 1.35m (5.4%) for E4 from 9pm, the biggest multichannel audience of the night. A further 299k (1.6%) watched the musical comedy on E4 +1.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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