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'Last Tango in Halifax' ends on high note for BBC One

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Last Tango in Halifax concluded with an impressive audience last night (Wednesday, December 19), overnight viewing data shows.

BBC One's six-part romantic drama pulled in a series high of 6.29 million (a 26.6% share) for its climax, which aired the night after Tuesday's penultimate episode.

Last Tango In Halifax: Celia (ANNE REID), Alan (DEREK JACOBI), Gillian (NICOLA WALKER), Caroline (SARAH LANCASHIRE)

© BBC / Red Productions/Helen Turton



Last Tango in Halifax thrashed ITV's The Town, after the three-part series starring Andrew Scott ended with a low of 1.55m (6.6%) and 404,000 on +1, its audience more than halving week-on-week.

Benefiting from a Coronation Street lead-in, Weight Loss Ward fared better for ITV in the 8pm hour with 3.01m (13.4%) as well as 171k on timeshift.

At the same time, Snow Babies (4.53m/20.1%) won the slot for BBC One and All About The Good Life (1.66m/7.4%) aired on BBC Two, while Kirstie's Vintage Christmas served up 1.28m (5.7%) for Channel 4 (+1: 173k) and 1.33m (5.9%) watched the 5 documentary Building the Panama Canal.

Chris Tarrant from 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

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© Channel 5



Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways logged 1.27m (5.4%) for 5 at 9pm (+1: 102k), while Heston's Fantastical Christmas attracted 1.58m (6.7%) to Channel 4 (+1: 243k), and 1.6m (6.8%) caught BBC Two's The Christmas No.1 Story.

Channel 4's The Twins Who Share a Body got the better of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience on BBC Two, the former averaging 1.34m (7.4%) at 10pm (+1: 191k) while Gilbert had 1.18m (6%).

Overall, BBC One beat ITV1 in primetime with 21.8% versus 15.2% (+1: 1.2%). BBC Two claimed third place with 6.5%, ahead of Channel 4's 5.4% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel 5's 4.2% (+1: 0.2%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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