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'Benidorm' still shining for ITV1

Gavin and Kenneth in Benidorm


Benidorm triumphed again on Friday night, despite losing 700k on last week's premiere audience, according to the latest overnight data.

Derren Litten's award-winning sitcom averaged 6.64m (28.2%) at 9pm (+1: 290k), eclipsing the repeat of BBC One's New Tricks, which had 3.41m (14.7%).

Meanwhile, 2.62m (11.3%) watched Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 (+1: 583k), The Mentalist notched up 1.73m (7.4%) for Channel 5, and BBC Two's Hidden Treasures Of African Art was seen by 909k (3.9%).

Friday Night Dinner held a respectable 1.47m (7.4%) for Channel 4 at 10pm (+1: 231k), ahead of Fast And Loose's 787k (4%) for BBC Two, and Law & Order's 1.13m (6.2%) for Channel 5.

Earlier in the 8pm hour, Children's Hospital mustered 3.04m (13%) for ITV1 up against EastEnders, while QI picked up 3.46m (14.6%) for BBC One opposite Corrie.

Mastermind and Britain From Above took 2.42m (10.4%) and 1.16m (4.9%) for BBC Two, while 1.36m (5.8%) tuned in for Channel 4's Relocation: Phil Down Under (+1: 153k), and Ice Road Truckers logged 1.43m (6%).

Overall, ITV1 beat BBC One in primetime with 26% (+1: 0.6%) to 19.3%. Channel 4 claimed third place with 6.6% (+1: 1.2%), followed by BBC Two with 5.5%, and Channel 5 with 5.3%.
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