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BBC One's 'New Tricks' extends lead over ITV's 'Leaving' in 9pm slot

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BBC One's stalwart drama New Tricks grew by 300,000 viewers last night (Monday, September 17), overnight data shows.

Now into its ninth series, the crime series pulled in 7.42 million (30.1%), its best audience since launching on August 27.

Cast of BBC Show 'New Tricks'

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'Leaving' Episode 2

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Meanwhile, ITV1's Leaving dipped to 3.44m (14%), but added 266k (1.6%) on +1. Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs managed 4.14m (16.9%) at 8pm (+1: 301k/1.2%).

Citizen Khan continued with 2.29m (16.4%) on BBC One at 10.35pm, while Panorama could only muster 2.18m (8.9%) at 8.30pm.

Channel 4's 999: What's Your Emergency maintained a solid 2.07m (8.4%) and 518k (3.1%) on timeshift, while Rude Tube amused 1.09m (6.6%) at 10pm (+1: 124k/1.5%).

Dispatches interested 2.31m (9.4%) from 8pm (+1: 491k/2%), then Food Unwrapped served up 1.83m (7.4%) at 8.30pm (+1: 279k/1.1%).

University Challenge anchored BBC Two's schedule with 2.49m (10.2%) at 8pm, before Lorraine's Fresh, Fast and Easy Food drew 2.08m (8.5%), and 982k (4%) watched 9pm's Masters of Money.

Jeremy Paxman, University Challenge

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Elsewhere, Cowboy Builders was Channel 5's best-rated programme of the night with just 764k (3.1%) in the 9pm slot. Frontline Police had 720k (2.9%) an hour earlier.

Sky Sports 1's Monday Night Football match, between Everton and Newcastle, topped the multichannel lineup with 809k (3.7%) between 7pm and 11pm.

Overall, BBC One retained its primetime top spot with 22.6%, edging ITV1's 21.7% (+1: 0.9%). Channel 4 earned third place with 6.7% (+1: 1.3%), ahead of BBC Two's 6%, Sky Sports 1's 3.7%, and Channel 5's 3% (+1: 0.2%).

BBC Four's Only Connect entertained 739k (3%) in its usual 8.30pm slot.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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