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Jenson Button's dramatic F1 win grabs 5m

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Jenson Button's thrilling Formula One victory was watched by more than 5m viewers on Sunday night, while Scott & Bailey again won its ratings battle with Case Histories, the latest audience data has revealed.

Coverage of the rain interrupted Canadian Grand Prix averaged 6.2m (27.3%) for BBC One between 5pm and 9pm. After switching to BBC Two, the climax of the race - in which Button climbed from last place to snatch victory - revved up 5.16m (20.6%).

On ITV1, Scott & Bailey scooped 5.19m (19.6%) on ITV1 in the 9pm hour and a further 243k (1.3%) on ITV1+1. The show again outperformed Case Histories, after the crime drama mustered 3.83m (14.6%) on BBC One.

Due to the Formula One coverage, Countryfile and Antiques Roadshow were not aired on BBC One. The Royal appealed to 4.74m (19.7%) on ITV1 in the 7pm hour and 215k (0.8%) an hour later.

Popstar to Operastar entertained 3.82m (15%) on ITV1 in the 8pm hour, down 540k week-on-week, while the results show had 2.51 (11.6%) from 10pm, down 770k week-on-week.

A repeat of Top Gear pulled in 1.51m (6.3%) on BBC Two in the 7pm hour and 104k (0.4%) on the BBC HD channel. James May's Toy Stories grabbed 2.37m (9.3%) from 8pm and 197k (0.8%) in HD.

Channel 4's A Place In the Sun: Home or Away relocated 1.31m (5.4%) in the 7pm hour and 192k (0.8%) on +1. Showings of Definitely, Maybe and Monster-In-Law grabbed 1.86m (7.2%) and 1m (7.6%) respectively from 8pm, along with 286k (1.3%) and 130k (2%) on timeshift.

Screenings of The Mask of Zorro and Collateral Damage roused 1.25m (5.1%) and 956k (4.3%) on Channel 5 from 6.30pm.

BBC One won primetime with 19.5% against ITV1's 16.5% (+1: 0.7%). BBC Two came in third with 13.1%, followed by Channel 4 with 6.4% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel 5 with 4.7%.

Elsewhere, new episodes of Family Guy pulled in 1.07m (4.6%) and 1.35m (7.1%) on BBC Three from 10pm, along with 851k (3.6%) and 245k (1.3%) in HD. Coast entertained 749k (2.9%) on BBC HD in the 9pm hour.

Live coverage of England versus Spain in the Under-21 European Championship averaged 826k (5.5%) on Sky Sports 1 from 7pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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