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'The Chase' fends off 'Pointless Celebrities' in ratings

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The Chase held onto its teatime lead on Friday (December 14), as BBC One aired a week of Pointless Celebrities.

The Bradley Walsh gameshow, which has recently been firing on all cylinders for ITV, pulled in 3.43m (21.7%) in Friday's 5pm hour, adding 244,000 on ITV1 +1.

The Chase

© ITV

Alexander Armstrong from BBC's 'Pointless'

© BBC



Pointless Celebrities, airing a tad later at 5.15pm, commanded a decent 3.07m (18.4%).

Peter Kay gave Channel 4 some festive cheer, as a screening of his Live at the Top of the Tower stand-up set amused 2.23m (10.4%) from 9pm (+1: 387k).

Have I Got News For You (4.18m/18.8%) and Live at the Apollo (2.56m/11.9%) doubled up for BBC One, while 2.01m (9.2%) caught Westminster Abbey on BBC Two.

However, ITV's A Night for Heroes struggled to keep up with 2.83m (13.4%), adding 161k on +1.

Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards 2012 held at the Imperial War Museum - Arrivals
Featuring: Melanie Sykes
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 06 Dec 2012

© WENN / Lia Toby/WENN.com

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Later on, The Graham Norton Show attracted 3.47m (22.9%) to BBC One from 10.35pm, while QI grabbed 2m (10.1%) on BBC Two at 10pm, and Alan Carr's Chatty Man took 1.28m (7.7%).

Elsewhere, The Mentalist anchored Channel 5's schedule with 1.28m (5.8%) and 127k on timeshift.

Overall, ITV1 led primetime with 21.5% (+1: 0.8%), beating BBC One which had 18.8%. BBC Two followed in third place with 7.6%, ahead of Channel 4's 6.4% (+1: 1%), and Channel 5's 4% (+1: 0.3%).

An Idiot Abroad rebounded to 961k (4.4%) on Sky1, winning the multichannel ratings for the third week running.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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