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Munich air crash drama captivates 3.2m

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Bobby Charlton (Jack O'Connell) and Jimmy Murphy (David Tennant) from 'United'

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A lavish new BBC drama about the aftermath of Manchester United's tragic Munich air disaster was seen by 3.2m on Sunday evening, the latest audience data has revealed.

United, starring Jack O'Connell, David Tennant and Dougray Scott, averaged 2.89m (12.8%) for BBC Two between 9pm and 10.30pm, while 346k (1.5%) tuned in on the BBC HD channel.

Channel 4's The Hotel, a new docusoap from the makers of One Born Every Minute, continued with 1.39m (6.1%) in the 8pm hour, down 650k on the previous week's debut episode. A further 219k (1.9%) watched the show on +1.

On BBC One, Britain's Royal Weddings, a two-part mini-series presented by Sophie Raworth, concluded with 3.45m (14.6%) in the 9pm hour. It was preceded on the channel by Antiques Roadshow, which had 4.74m (20.7%).

However, detective drama Lewis once more owned primetime, pulling in 5.66m (24.2%) on ITV1 between 8pm and 10pm, along with 240k (1.1%) on ITV1+1.

Countryfile grabbed 4.78m (25.1%) on BBC One in the 7pm hour, while The Cube boxed in 3.09m (18.8%) on ITV1 and 137k (0.6%) on timeshift. Later on BBC One, documentary Bee Gees - In Our Own Time enchanted 2.47m (15.5%) from 10.30pm.

On BBC Two, Live Snooker - The World Championship pocketed 710k (3.9%) between 7pm and 7.45pm, before a repeat of Top Gear - Bolivia Special revved up 1.63m (7.2%). Match Of The Day 2 scored with 2.32m (15.1%) from 10.30pm.

Channel 4's Come Dine With Me served up 1.32m (7%) in the 7pm hour and 196k (0.9%) on +1. Country House Rescue took 1.4m (5.9%) from 9pm and 205k (1.1%) on timeshift. A screening of Elizabeth fetched 800k (5.6%) from 10pm.

Showings of Bewitched and Ghostbusters roused 901k (5.5%) and 1.06m (4.6%) on Channel 5 between 6pm and 10pm. Zombie drama The Walking Dead scared up 1.16m (6.2%) between 10pm and 11.30pm.

Overall, ITV1 won primetime with 20.2% (+1: 1%) against BBC One's 19.1%. BBC Two came in third with 9.7%, followed by Channel 4 with 5.8% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel 5 with 5%.

Elsewhere, The Only Way Is Essex dazzled 922k (4.7%) on ITV2 from 10pm and 181k (1.5%) on timeshift.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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