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Channel 4's 'Plane Crash' documentary attracts 3.2 million

Channel 4's documentary on air flight safety, The Plane Crash, was popular with viewers last night (Thursday, October 11).

The 90-minute programme averaged 3.15 million and a 14.7% share from 9pm, adding 338k (2.3%) on Channel 4 +1.

For the last 15 minutes of the 9pm hour, The Plane Crash gained a lead over BBC One's Hunted, which overall averaged 3.42m (15.1%) during its entire slot.

British Airways plane

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Channel 4 logo at Channel 4 Headquarters

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Meanwhile, BBC Two's The Choir surpassed ITV drama Homefront - the Gareth Malone reality show, this year set in Britain's busiest workplaces, soared to 2.58m (11.4%) in the 9pm hour.

Starring Claire Skinner, military drama Homefront actually grew to 2.44m (10.8%), but not at the rate of The Choir which it pipped last week.

Homefront did, however, add a further 255k (1.5%) on ITV1 +1 an hour later.

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Wartime Farm pulled in a strong 2.65m (11.8%) at 8pm on Two, while Location, Location, Location took a solid 2.3m (10.2%) at the same time on Channel 4 (+1: 274k/1.2%).

Heroes of the Skies was Channel 5's best-rated broadcast with just 736k (3.3%) in the 8pm junction, meaning Channel 5 rated below ITV2 for a second week.

Overall among the terrestrial channels, BBC One led primetime with 19.4%, beating ITV1's 16.3% (+1: 0.8%). Channel 4 managed third place with an impressive 10% (+1: 1%), ahead of BBC Two's 9.2%, and Channel 5's 2.7% (+1: 0.1%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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