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'Celebrity Juice' return tops 1.5 million for ITV2

Celebrity Juice, Keith, Holly and Fearne, ITV2, Thu 30 Aug


Celebrity Juice's autumn run began with an audience of 1.8 million last night (August 30) including +1, the latest overnight data shows.

The Keith Lemon panel show's Olympics-themed eighth series opener appealed to 1.48m (7.9%), and 315k (3%) on ITV2 +1.

Despite topping the multichannel ratings by some distance, the show's audience was a tad lower than February's record-breaking winter launch.

Lemon La Vida Loca followed with 701k (5.7%) at 10.45pm (+1: 143k/2.3%), after which three more editions of the mockumentary aired back-to-back to lower audiences.

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson during the Paralympics Games Opening Ceremony
Paralympics coverage on Channel 4 scored 2.44m (11.1%) between 7pm and 10.30pm, adding 106k (0.5%) on timeshift. More 4's hour of the Games from 6.30pm had 641k (3.5%).

Over on BBC One, Liverpool police drama Good Cop premiered with 4.06m (17.8%), winning its slot over an old Doc Martin (2.42m/10.6%) on ITV1 (+1: 183k/1%) and The Hotel Inspector (1.7m/7.5%) on Channel 5 (+1: 132k/0.7%).

Athletics on BBC Two drew 1.35m (6.3%) for two hours from 7pm, then a Volcano Live special on Iceland interested 1.5m (6.6%).

Documentary Revealed grabbed 1.09m (4.7%) for Channel 5, while Celebrity Big Brother took 1.87m (10.6%) in the 10pm hour.

Overall, BBC One topped primetime with 18.6%, beating ITV1 which averaged 16.6% (+1: 0.7%). Channel 4 won the battle for third place with 9.9% (+1: 0.5%), above BBC Two's 5.4%, and Channel 5's 6.1% (+1: 0.3%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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