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Stephen Fry's greatest gadgets interests nearly 2m

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Stephen Fry's rundown of the greatest gadgets connected with nearly 2m on Monday night, while Celebrity Big Brother continued to perform for Channel 5, according to overnight data.

Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets - covering everything from the corkscrew to the computer - averaged 1.93m (8.4%) for Channel 4 from 8pm to 11pm. An additional 221k (1.2%) tuned in on Channel 4+1. Prior to that, coverage of the IAAF Athletics pulled in 1.14m (5%) from 7.30pm and 121k (0.5%) on timeshift.

After its ratings dip on Saturday, Celebrity Big Brother continued its solid performance for Channel 5, attracting 2.15m (11.2%) in the 10pm hour, before Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side entertained 632k (6%) from 11pm.

Elsewhere on Channel 5, Alone Among Grizzlies captivated 937k (3.9%) between 7.30pm and 9pm, and Soho Blues interested 1.06m (4.2%) in the 9pm slot.

Also in the 9pm slot, a new episode of New Tricks had 8.02m (31.8%) on BBC One, while Poirot sleuthed its way to 1.95m (8.4%) on ITV1 between 9pm and 11pm.

Bang Goes The Theory appealed to 2.87m (12.5%) on BBC One from 7.30pm and Countrywise Kitchen served up 3.03m (12.3%) on ITV1 from 8pm. A Question of Sport fetched 3.63m (14.3%) on BBC One from 8.30pm, and The Field of Blood had 2.57m (15.2%) from 10.15pm. The Celebrity Apprentice USA grabbed 730k (7.5%) from 11.15pm.

Wonderstuff and Victorian Pharmacy scooped 1.1m (5.1%) and 1.05m (4.6%) respectively on BBC Two in the 7pm hour. University Challenge and Antiques Master captivated 2.71m (11%) and 1.51m (6%) in the 8pm hour. The Conspiracy Files enthralled 2.2m (8.7%) from 9pm, Ruth Jones' Summer Holiday amused 1.24m (6.1%) from 10pm and Shooting Stars rounded out the night with 960k (6.1%).

Overall, BBC One led primetime with 23% against ITV1's 18.8% (+1: 0.4%). Channel 4 scooped third with 7.4% (+1: 0.7%), followed by BBC Two's 7.1% and Channel 5's 5.4%.

Elsewhere, Hell's Kitchen USA continued with 539k (2.1%) on ITV2 from 10pm and 202k (1.1%) on +1. Victoria Coren's Only Connect quizzed 606k (2.4%) on BBC Four from 8.30pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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