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Revamped 'Superstars' special watched by 5.8 million

Superstars returned to BBC One with an impressive audience on Saturday night (December 29).

The classic gameshow, which featured 16 Olympic Team GB stars, achieved an average audience of 5.78m (25.6%) between 6.45pm and 8.15pm

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Hosted by Gabby Logan and won by boxer Anthony Joshua and oarswoman Helen Glover, the programme was the most-watched broadcast of the day.

The National Lottery: Secret Fortune followed with 4.3m (19%), before 3.26m (14.6%) and 3.18m (15%) caught a double bill of Mrs Brown's Boys catchups.

BBC Two overtook ITV with its combination of Dad's Army (2.4m/10.7%) and Sound of Music retrospective Climbed Every Mountain (2.46m/10.8%) proving too strong for 30 Years of CITV (1.96m/9%) at 6.30pm (+1: 129,000), I Love You've Been Framed (2.43m/10.7%) at 7.30pm (+1: 186k) and new gameshow Dale's Great Getaway, which could only muster 1.47m (6.5%).

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Surprisingly, ITV nearly fell behind Channel 4, which commanded 1.86m (8.5%) between 7.15pm and 11.30pm for last Lord of the Rings film The Return of the King, adding 315k on +1.

World's Strongest Man and Stephen King's Bag of Bones led a strong night for Channel 5, with 1.37m (6%) from 8pm (+1: 105k) and 1.35m (7.4%) respectively.

Overall, BBC One scored another primetime victory with 20.5%, with BBC Two soaring to second place with 9.8%, and ITV settling for third with 8.3% (+1: 0.6%). Channel 4 followed with 8.1% (+1: 1.1%), and Channel 5 finished last with a decent 5.7% (+1: 0.5%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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