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England's win over Sweden enjoyed by 5.8m on ITV1

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England's match against Sweden was enjoyed by almost 6m viewers on Tuesday evening, while BBC Three's Don't Tell The Bride continued to dazzle, overnight audience data has revealed.

Live coverage of the international friendly win for England averaged 5.76m (24%) for ITV1 between 7.30pm and 10.15pm, peaking at 7.29m (29.8%) during the 15 minutes form 8.30pm.

The coverage helped ITV1 eclipse BBC One in primetime, after Holby City pulled in 5.04m (20.9%) in the 8pm hour and drama Death In Paradise gripped 4.88m (19.6%) from 9pm. The Imagine arts strand enchanted 1.03m (9.2%) on BBC One from 10.45pm.

On the multichannels, the new series of Don't Tell The Bride stayed hugely popular, tying the knot with 1.24m (5%) in the 9pm hour.

Later on BBC Three, the Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani comedy Him & Her picked up 621k (4.1%) from 10.30pm.

BBC Two's MasterChef: The Professionals cooked up 2.44m (10.7%) in the 7pm hour. James May's Man Lab continued with 1.4m (5.8%) from 8pm and 117k (0.5%) on BBC HD. Double Agent: The Eddie Chapman Story amazed 1.45m (5.8%) from 9pm and a rerun of Ricky Gervais's Life's Too Short amused 1.05m (5.5%) from 10pm.

The Food Hospital welcomed 1.6m (6.7%) on Channel 4 from 8pm and 124k (0.5%) on +1. Jamie's Great Britain served up 1.52m (6.1%) and 275k (1.6%) on timeshift. Documentary My Transsexual Summer was watched by 1.39m (8%) from 10pm and 118k (1.3%) an hour later.

How to Take Stunning Photos took 437k (1.9%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm. London: The Inside Story drew in 671k (2.8%) in the 8pm slot, before CSI: Miami investigated 1.33m (5.3%) from 9pm and CSI fetched 864k (4.9%) in the 10pm hour.

Overall, ITV1 just edged primetime with 22.5% (+1: 0.4%) ahead of BBC One's 21.7%. BBC Two secured third place with 7%, followed by Channel 4's 5.8% (+1: 0.8%) and Channel 5's 3.5%.

Elsewhere, The Vampire Diaries entertained 555k (2.2%) on ITV2 in the 9pm hour and 109k (0.6%) on +1. Afterwards, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! fetched 970k (5.6%) and 131k (1.5%) on timeshift.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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