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David Attenborough's 'Frozen Planet' soars to 8.5 million

Frozen Planet


David Attenborough's Frozen Planet peaked at 8.5 million viewers on Wednesday evening, early overnight data has revealed.

The documentary series exploring the polar regions averaged 7.93m (31.4%) in the 9pm slot for BBC One, an increase of 1.11m from last week's launch.

Elsewhere on BBC One, The Impressions Show amused 3.71m (15.4%) at 8pm, while Ask Rhod Gilbert attracted 1.71m (13.8%) at 10.45pm.

Over on BBC Two, Great British Food Revival entertained 1.84m (7.6%) at 8pm, while Secret Pakistan secured 1.04m (4.1%) between 9pm and 10pm. Rab C Nesbitt followed with 1.28m (6.3%).

ITV's evening was dominated by Champions League football coverage, which picked up an average of 3.54m (14.5%), including HD numbers, for the Villereal v Manchester City game.

The third part of Channel 4's critically-acclaimed drama series Top Boy picked up 1.01m (5.7%) at 10pm, with a further 166k (1.9%) on +1.

Elsewhere, the channel attracted 1.89m (7.8%) for Kirstie's Handmade Britain in the 8pm slot and Grand Designs collected 2.60m (10.3%) at 9pm. They both picked up 181k and 344k on +1 respectively.

Channel 5's latest instalment of Big Brother amused 1.14m (6.3%) at 10m, while the latest Paul Merton's Adventures pulled in 873k (3.5%) at 9pm.

The Only Way Is Essex was the big multi-channel winner of the evening, drawing 1.10m (5.7%) at 10pm on ITV2. A further 154k (1.6%) caught it on +1.

Overall, BBC One won the evening with 23.3%, ahead of ITV1's 14.8% (including +1 and HD) and Channel 4's 8.0% (including +1 and HD). BBC Two picked up 7.1%, while Channel 5 followed with 4.1%.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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