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Harry Blake's Big Brother eviction attracts 1.5m

Harry Blake is Evicted
The latest eviction from the Big Brother House contributed to another strong Friday night for Channel 5, which again beat terrestrial rival Channel 4 in the primetime ratings battle.

The public choose to boot off Harry Blake in favour of Aaron Allard-Morgan, Jay Mckray and Faye Palmer, bringing in 1.48m viewers (6.4%). His interview with Brian Dowling, during which he claimed to have no regrets about causing trouble in the House, added a further 1.32m (9.5%).

The figure was down slightly from last week, when wannabe rapper Anton Murphy got the chop.

Earlier, Ice Road Truckers drove on with 1.28m (5.4%), and The Bachelor final - sandwiched between Big Brother segments - brought in 1.34m (7.0%). Later, Big Brother's Bit On The Side held on to 564k (6%).

On BBC One, A Question of Sport quizzed 2.67m (11.2%) before panel shows Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You? entertained 4.41m (18.9%) and 3.96m (17.4%) at 9pm and 9.30pm respectively. An episode of The Graham Norton Show featuring Scouse comedian John Bishop tickled 3.47m 22.0%.

Gardeners' World rattled on with 2.21m (9.5%) for BBC Two. Autumnwatch Live followed with 1.96m (8.3%) before Autumnwatch Unsprung reduced the audience further to 1.53m (6.7%).

On ITV1, Wild Britain with Ray Mears educated 2.9m (12.4%) at 8pm, and An Audience With Barry Manilow thrilled 3.51m (15.2%) of his fans from 9pm. The 'Mandy' singer also brought in 133k (0.7%) on timeshift. A screening of comedy sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason added 1.02m (8.9%) from 10.30pm.

Pete Versus Life continued to struggle on Channel 4 with 470k (2.5%), but the reliable Come Dine With Me had pulled in 1.23m (5.2%) earlier on in the evening, along with 143k (0.6%) on +1. The magic of Derren Brown enraptured 1.5m (6.5%) from 9pm, adding 323k (1.7%) on timeshift.

On the multichannels, An Idiot Abroad reigned supreme with 1.08m (4.7%) for Sky1, while The X Factor USA mustered 772k (4%) for ITV2.

Overall, ITV1 took primetime with 20.9%, closely followed by BBC One's 19.3%. BBC Two, Channel 5 and Channel 4 followed with 7.2%, 5.1% and 4.6% respectively.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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