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BBC One sitcom behind BBC Two's 'Natural World' in ratings

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BBC One's Friday night sitcom Me and Mrs Jones is still struggling to pick up viewers, the latest overnight data for November 9 suggests.

The romantic comedy, featuring Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey, could only muster 2.42m (an 11.2% share) in its 9.30pm junction.

Me and Mrs Jones: Jason (Neil Morrissey)

© BBC / Hartswood Films/Laurence Cedrowicz



BBC Two documentary Natural World overtook BBC One between 9.30pm and 10pm as a result, averaging 2.62m (11.8%) in its full one-hour slot.

Have I Got News For You managed nearly double the audience of Me and Mrs Jones from 9pm until 9.30pm, as Damian Lewis's night in the hot seat drew 4.72m (20.6%).

Meanwhile, a celebrity edition of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? interested 3.26m (14.7%) on ITV1, as well as 179k on +1.

Channel 4's third part of Derren Brown's controversial Apocalypse attracted 1.46m (6.6%) and 257k on timeshift, while Alan Carr: Chatty Man entertained 1.38m (7.9%) from 10pm (+1: 257k).

Derren Brown: Svengali, Tue 18 Sep

© Channel 4

Alan Carr Chatty Man promo

© Channel 4



Elsewhere, QI commanded a decent 2.69m (13.7%) for BBC Two at 10pm, while 3.8m (26.3%) watched The Graham Norton Show on BBC One from 10.35pm.

The Mentalist anchored Channel 5's schedule with an audience of 1.43m (6.4%) in the 9pm hour, adding a further 142k on +1.

Overall, ITV1 topped primetime with 21.1% (+1: 0.7%), beating BBC One's 18.2%. BBC Two earned third place with 9.5%, comfortably ahead of Channel 4's 5% (+1: 1%), and Channel 5's 3.7% (+1: 0.2%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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