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C4's Lily Allen series opens with 1.3m

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A new Channel 4 series about Lily Allen debuted with 1.3 million on Tuesday evening, while legal drama Silk trounced Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India, the latest audience data has revealed.

Lily Allen: From Riches to Rags, following the former pop star's attempts to open a fashion boutique, averaged 1.34m (8%) for Channel 4 from 10pm and 185k (2.1%) on +1.

On BBC One, Silk continued with 4.91m (20%) in the 9pm hour, easily outperforming Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India, which had 2.08m (8.4%) on ITV1 and 105k (0.6%) on +1.

Silk also proved too strong for Heston's Mission Impossible, after the cooking reality show mustered 1.74m (7.1%) on Channel 4 in the 9pm hour and 236k (1.3%) on timeshift.

Earlier, Grimefighters had 2.95m (12.7%) on ITV1 from 7.30pm. BBC One's Holby City fetched 5.91m (25%) in the 8pm hour, beating Lion Country's 2.24m (9.6%) on ITV1.

Over at BBC Two, a repeat of Wonders Of The Universe captivated 1.54m (6.8%) in the 7pm hour, before The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best entertained 2.36m (10%) from 8pm. Bible's Buried Secret educated 1.65m (6.7%) in the 9pm hour and Have I Got Old News For You amused 1.07m (5.4%) from 10pm.

Channel 4's Coach Trip rumbled on with 1.77m (11.2%) from 5.30pm and 178k (0.9%) on +1. Later, Gok's Clothes Roadshow had 1.72m (7.3%) in the 8pm hour and 231k (0.9%) an hour later.

Extraordinary Dogs sniffed out 615k (2.6%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm, before documentary Stansted: The Inside Story fetched 1.08m (4.6%). CSI and CSI: Miami brought in 2.22m (9.1%) and 1.24m (6.9%) respectively from 9pm.

Overall, BBC One dominated primetime with 24.3% against ITV1's 12.4% (+1: 0.4%). BBC Two came third with 7.3%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.4% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel 5 with 5.5%.

Elsewhere, Junior Doctors: Your Life In Their Hands remained hugely popular on BBC Three, treating 1.5m (6.1%) in the 9pm hour.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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