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ITV1's 'Red or Black?' ratings rally

By
Red or Black loser Ian Murphy

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New ITV1 gameshow Red or Black? rallied slightly on Monday evening, while Celebrity Big Brother stayed popular on Channel 5, the latest audience data has revealed.

After haemorrhaging viewers on Sunday evening, Simon Cowell's Red or Black? steadied the ship with 5.02m (20.9%) on ITV1 in the 8pm hour, and 121k (0.5%) on timeshift. The programme returned from 9.30pm with 4.99m (20%) and 214k (1.3%) on +1, as data security consultant Ian Murphy missed out on winning the £1 million prize.

Celebrity Big Brother continued to perform for Channel 5, attracting 2.26m (12.2%) in the 10pm hour, before Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side entertained 641k (6.5%) from 11pm.

Channel 5's How Do They Do It? quizzed 358k (1.6%) from 7.30pm, and Royal Submarine School fetched 1.26m (5.3%) in the 8pm hour. Soho Blues interested 758k (3%) in the 9pm slot.

Also in the 9pm slot, a new episode of New Tricks had 7.59m (29.7%) on BBC One. Elsewhere on the channel, Bang Goes The Theory held 3.09m (14%) from 7.30pm and Panorama grabbed 2.93m (12.2%). The Field of Blood had 1.52m (12%) from 10.45pm and The Celebrity Apprentice USA took 480k (8.3%) from 11.45pm.

Ground Zero Mosque, part of Channel 4's 9/11 anniversary season, was watched by 1.03m (4.3%) in the 8pm slot, before 9/11 Emergency Room had 1.7m (6.7%) and 312k (1.7%) on timeshift. A showing of Mission Impossible III pulled in 900k (6.7%) from 10pm and 108k (1.6%) on +1.

Melvyn Bragg's Reel History of Britain launched on BBC Two with 1.48m (7.6%) from 6.30pm, and Coast scooped 1.53m (7.1%) in the 7pm hour. University Challenge and Antiques Master captivated 2.86m (11.9%) and 1.94m (8.1%) in the 8pm slot. How Facebook Changed the World: The Arab Spring enthralled 850k (3.3%) from 9pm, and Shooting Stars amused 1.33m (6.5%) and 110k (0.5%) on BBC HD.

Overall, ITV1 edged primetime with 23.1% (+1: 0.6%) against BBC One's 22.6%. BBC Two scooped third with 6.6%, followed by Channel 5's 5% and Channel 4's 4.8% (+1: 0.8%).

Elsewhere, Hell's Kitchen USA continued with 458k (1.8%) on ITV2 from 10pm and 149k (0.8%) on +1. Only Connect quizzed 681k (2.8%) on BBC Four from 8.30pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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