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'New Tricks' returns with more than 8m on BBC One

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Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman from 'New Tricks'

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New Tricks returned to BBC One with more than 8 million on Monday evening, while Channel 4's new comedy drama Sirens lost viewers, overnight data has revealed.

Series eight of crime drama New Tricks, which stars Amanda Redman and James Bolam, premiered with 8.25m (35%) on BBC One in the 9pm hour for the episode 'Old Fossils'.

The show easily outperformed Babies Behind Bars, a documentary following the stories of pregnant inmates at a US women's prison, which pulled in 2.97m (12.6%) on ITV1 and 151k (0.8%) on +1.

On Channel 4, Sirens continued with 1.09m (6.1%) from 10pm, down 530k on last week's debut episode. A further with 136k (1.4%) watched the show on +1.

Earlier, Fake Britain fetched 3.14m (15.9%) on BBC One from 7.30pm, while The Unforgettable Frankie Howard entertained 2.71m (12.7%) on ITV1 from 8pm and 103k (0.4%) on timeshift. Panorama grabbed 3.3m (14.7%) on BBC One from 8.30pm.

The Truth About Wildlife and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011 scooped 840k (4.7%) and 1.3m (6.6%) respectively on BBC Two in the 7pm hour. University Challenge and Antiques Master captivated 2.39m (11.2%) and 1.75m (7.8%) in the 8pm hour. Made In Britain enchanted 1.15m (4.9%) from 9pm and James May's Things You Need to Know had 1.05m (5.3%) from 10pm.

Channel 4's Dispatches: Landlords from Hell pulled in 1.58m (7.2%) in the 8pm hour and 238k (1%) on +1. Embarrassing Bodies enthralled 1.97m (8.4%) from 9pm and 380k (2.1%) on timeshift.

How Do They Do It? appealed to 330k (1.7%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm, before Police Interceptors arrested 1.05m (4.8%) from 8pm. The Restaurant Inspector judged 1.04m (4.4%) from 9pm. A showing of Conspiracy Theory mustered 662k (5.7%) from 10pm.

Overall, BBC One won primetime with 26% against ITV1's 20.6% (+1: 0.4%). BBC Two and Channel 4 tied for third place with 6.4% (C4+1: 1.1%), followed by Channel 5's 3.6%.

Elsewhere, World's Craziest Fools, presented by former A-Team star Mr. T, entertained 848k (5.4%) on BBC Three from 10.30pm, up 232k week-on-week.

Kill It, Cut It, Use It shocked 506k (2.1%) on BBC Three in the 9pm hour, just beating NCIS's 497k (2.1%) on Five USA.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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