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David Walliams's 'Mr Stink' has sweet smell of success with 6.3m

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David Walliams's comedy drama Mr Stink was the standout show of yesterday's primetime schedule (December 23), early overnight ratings data indicates.

The adaptation of the 2009 book, which was originally illustrated by Quentin Blake, scored 6.34m (27.3%) from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Hugh Bonneville and Nell Tiger Free film scenes for the BBC One adaptation of David Walliam's children's novel 'Mr Stink' in Hemel Hempstead

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Also on BBC One, 4.18m (17.2%) watched Victoria Wood's Joyce Hatto biopic Loving Miss Hatto from 8.30pm-10.30pm. Around the same number 4.18m (20.6%) had watched the Antiques Roadshow for the hour before.

3.61m (20.8%) watched highlights of the last pre-Christmas Premier League games on Match of the Day 2 from 10.30pm to 11.30pm.

Victoria Wood

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Joanna Lumley on 'This Morning'

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Victoria Wood also did well for BBC Two last night, as All The Trimmings entertained 2.16m (9.15%) from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Her lead-in was The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show, which had 2.5 million (10.7m).

Over on ITV1, 3.0m (12.8) were caught by The Cube between 8pm and 9pm, with (274k 1.1%) watching an hour later. Joanna Lumley's The Search for Noah's Ark rescued 2.39 million (10.1%) from 9pm to 10.30pm, with an extra 190k (1.0%) floating by on +1.

Ahead of the premiere of tonight's sequel, The Snowman entranced 1.90m (8.3%) on Channel 4 at 6.30pm. An extra 384k (1.7%) watched on +1.

The Snowman (1982)


The finale of US drama Homeland scored a similar 1.91m (8.0%) from 9pm to 10.30pm, with an extra 219k (1.1%) tuning in an hour later.

Peep Show, whose current series concludes tonight (December 24), rated 0.58 million (2.9%). A further 164k watched on Channel 4+1 (1.4%)

Channel 5 opted for a movie-heavy evening, with The Family Man winning 1.18m (5.1%) (plus 143k and 0.6% on +1) at 6.45pm, and Bad Santa with 1.3m (6.0%) (plus 158k and 0.9% on +1) at 9pm.

BBC One led primetime on Sunday with a share of 20.5% between 7pm and 11pm, followed by ITV1 on 10%. BBC Two finished in third place with 8.4%, followed by Channel 4 and Channel 5 on 7.9% and 5.5% respectively.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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