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'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' special performs well

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Chris Tarrant from 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? averaged over 4.7m viewers on Friday night, according to the latest overnight data.

The Chris Tarrant-fronted gameshow, once one of the UK's most popular formats, logged 4.6m (22.5%) for its School's Out celebrity special on ITV1 in the 9pm hour, adding 133k on +1.

Britain's Got Talent aside, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is the only non-scripted programme to break 4 million viewers in the Friday 9pm slot this year for ITV.

Meanwhile, My Family amused 3.63m (17.8%) and a repeat of Miranda took 3.39m (16.4%) at 9.30pm.

Elsewhere on BBC One, The One Show fell to 2.66m (14.8%), The Good Cook served up 2.83m (14.7%), 2.72m (13%) watched A Question of Sport and an Apprentice repeat nabbed a respectable 2.23m (15.9%) from 10.35pm.

Against EastEnders at 8pm, but without competition from Gardeners' World on BBC Two, ITV1's Love Your Garden interested 3.38m (16.5%) and 103k on timeshift.

Channel 4 enjoyed a good evening, as Come Dine with Me held a loyal 1.19m (5.7%) in the 8pm hour (+1: 317k), 1.47m (7.2%) tuned in for 8 Out of 10 Cats at 9pm (+1: 222k), Alan Carr: Chatty Man managed 1.39m (7%) from 9.30pm (+1: 173k) and 1.45m (10.1%) caught the return of Chris Moyles's Quiz Night at 10.30pm.

Over on BBC Two, coverage of the Proms appealed to 892k (4.3%) from 8pm, then The Kennedys had 988k (5%) at 9.45pm while Danger: Diggers at Work (8pm), Castle (9pm) and The Mentalist (10pm) mustered respective audiences of 994k (4.8%), 1.06m (5.1%) and 752k (4.2%).

Overall, ITV1 led primetime with 25.4% (+1: 0.5%), its second highest Friday share of the year. BBC One followed in second place with 18.3%, ahead of Channel 4's 5.8% (+1: 1%), BBC Two's 5.4%, and Channel 5's 4%.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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