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Cheryl Cole exposé interests 1.2m on Channel 5

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Channel 5's celebrity exposé of Cheryl Cole grabbed more than 1.2m on Monday evening, while New Tricks suffered an audience dip, according to overnight data.

The Truth About Cheryl Cole, charting the star's often turbulent rise from a housing estate in Newcastle to a glamorous life in Los Angeles, was watched by 1.23m (5%) on Channel 5 in the 9pm hour.

Also in the 9pm slot, a new episode of New Tricks, titled 'Only The Brave', slipped to 8.17m (33.3%) on BBC One, down 560k week-on-week. However, the show was still too strong for Jason Manford's Show Me The Funny, which amused 1.63m (6.7%) on ITV1 and 123k (0.7%) on +1, as two aspiring comics were eliminated ahead of next week's live final.

Bang Goes The Theory interested 2.69m (13.3%) on BBC One from 7.30pm and Countrywise Kitchen served up 2.81m (12.3%) on ITV1 from 8pm. Fake Britain fetched 3.38m (14.2%) on BBC One from 8.30pm, and A Question Sport had 2.53m (17.7%) from 10.45pm. A double bill of The Celebrity Apprentice USA grabbed 970k (9.9%) and 680k (11.2%) from 11.15pm.

Wonderstuff and Victorian Pharmacy scooped 940k (4.9%) and 950k (4.7%) respectively on BBC Two in the 7pm hour. University Challenge and Antiques Master captivated 2.67m (11.6%) and 1.51m (6.4%) in the 8pm hour. Horizon enthralled 1.37m (5.6%) from 9pm and Shooting Stars amused 1.22m (6.1%) from 10pm.

The Pet Detectives detained 820k (3.5%) on Channel 4 in the 8pm hour and 137k (0.6%) on +1, before Jamie Cooks Summer served up 1.38m (5.6%) from 9pm and 192k (1.1%) an hour later. A screening of Snakes on a Plane delighted 820k (6%) from 10pm and 161k (2.2%) on timeshift.

Highlights coverage of England's dramatic win in the cricket against India was enjoyed by 1.16m (5.9%) on Channel 5 in the 7pm hour. Police Interceptors arrested 1.1m (4.7%) from 8pm. Celebrity Big Brother fetched 2.28m (12.3%) from 10pm, before Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side entertained 696k (7%) from 11pm.

Overall, BBC One led primetime with 24.5% against ITV1's 17.8% (+1: 0.4%). Channel 5 scooped third place with 6.6%, followed by BBC Two's 6.3% and Channel 4's 4.2% (+1: 0.6%).

Elsewhere, Hell's Kitchen USA continued with 429k (1.7%) on ITV2 from 10pm and 138k (0.8%) on +1. The Victoria Coren-hosted show Only Connect quizzed 599k (2.5%) on BBC Four from 8.30pm.

On BBC Three, Cherry's Body Dilemmas entertained 421k (2.7%) in the 9pm hour and Three @ The Fringe amused 317k (2%) from 10.30pm.

Coverage of Manchester United's win against Tottenham Hotspur was watched by 1.59m (7.2%) on Sky Sports 1 between 7pm and 10.30pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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