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Charlie Brooker's 'A Touch of Cloth' arrests 520,000 for Sky1 premiere

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Charlie Brooker's spoof crime drama A Touch of Cloth premiered on Sky1 with decent ratings on Sunday night (August 26).

Starring John Hannah and Suranne Jones, the two-part Airplane!-style comedy grabbed 517k (2.3%) between 9pm and 10pm.



The Simpsons was Sky1's best-rated broadcast of the day with 603k (4%) at 6pm, and was the fifth most-watched multichannel programme overall.

Meanwhile, new Family Guy logged 980k (5.1%) and 915k (5.4%) for its double bill on BBC Three from 10pm.

Elsewhere, an X Factor catchup attracted 547k (3%) on ITV2 at 6.45pm (+1: 198k/0.9%), then 543k (2.6%) stuck around for The Xtra Factor from 8pm (+1: 162k/0.7%).

Foo Fighters were the most popular band in BBC Three's Reading Festival coverage, entertaining an average of 471k (2.2%) for their set in the 9pm hour.

Sky Sports 1's Super Sunday Premier League clash between Liverpool and Man City topped the digital ratings, scoring 1.33m (10.3%) for full coverage from 3.30pm.

> Read our report of Sunday's terrestrial ratings here

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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