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Gordon Ramsay's 'Behind Bars' a hit for Channel 4 on Tuesday nights

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Gordon Ramsay in 'Hell's Kitchen'

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Gordon Ramsay's new Channel 4 format has become a popular destination for viewers on Tuesday nights.

Gordon Behind Bars interested 2.48m (10.9%) in the 9pm hour, adding 411k (2.3%) on Channel 4 +1.

Meanwhile, Line of Duty retained over 90% of its premiere audience, logging an impressive 3.12m (13.6%) on BBC Two.

Both shows beat ITV1's Second World War documentary Bomber Command, which took 2.46m (10.8%) and 168k (0.9%) on timeshift.

BBC One's Turn Back Time: The Family edged into the lead of the 9pm terrestrial battle with 3.08m (13.5%).

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Love Your Garden continued to perform well for ITV1 in a difficult 8pm hour versus Holby City, rising to the occasion with 3.16m (14.5%) and 166k (0.7%) on +1.

At the same time, Today at Wimbledon drew 1.88m (8.6%) for BBC Two, while 1.47m (6.7%) watched Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies as well as 335k (1.5%) an hour later.

Elsewhere, Channel 5 landed improved figures for World's Toughest Prison (1.29m/5.9%), CSI (1.87m/8.2%) and Big Brother (1.36m/7.6%). Only CSI passed the 100k mark on Channel 5 +1, grabbing 180k (1%).

Overall, BBC One topped primetime with 18.7% versus ITV1's 15% (+1: 0.7%). BBC Two earned third place with 9.3%, ahead of Channel 4's 6.7% (+1: 1.2%), and Channel 5's 5.8% (+1: 0.4%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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