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'Paul O'Grady Live' climbs to 3.8m

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Paul O'Grady Live helped ITV regain its lead over BBC One on Friday night, early viewing figures indicate.

With Matt Lucas, Katherine Kelly and Westlife, the chatshow grabbed 3.63m (16.5%) in the 9pm hour, adding 128k on ITV1 +1 - an overall rise of approximately 500k week-on-week.

Meanwhile, Have I Got News For You slipped to 4.41m (20%) at 9pm, down 760k on last week's outing, then another Outnumbered repeat amused 3.39m (15.5%).

The Million Pound Drop Live pulled in 2.17m (10.1%) for Channel 4, quite a way ahead of The Mentalist which took 1.64m (7.5%) for Channel 5. The Davina McCall gameshow had an extra 186k on Channel 4 +1.

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers made a triumphant return to Channel 5 with 1.4m (6.5%) at 8pm, placing the documentary series ahead of A Place In The Sun: Home or Away which mustered 1.17m (5.5%) and 200k on timeshift.

Trucks and Trailers also dented the two main broadcasters, with A Question of Sport scoring 2.56m (11.6%) for BBC One at 8.30pm and 9pm, and ITV1's Baboons with Bill Bailey interesting 2.55m (12.3%) between 8pm and 8.30pm (+1: 127k).

Over on BBC Two, Petworth House: The Big Spring Clean (8pm), Gardeners' World (8.30pm) and Dirk Gently (9pm) logged respective audiences of 1.15m (5.5%), 1.86m (8.4%) and 1.12m (5.1%).

Overall, ITV1 took primetime with 22.2% (+1: 0.5%), ahead of BBC One's 20.7%, and Channel 4's 6.5% (+1: 0.7%). BBC Two and Channel 5 tied in last place with 5.3% each.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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