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'The Apprentice' loses 900,000 viewers on Tuesday

The Apprentice lost out to Britain's Got Talent in the battle of the TV competitions on Tuesday (May 28), overnight data reveals.

Moved from its usual Wednesday slot, the BBC One series lost almost 900,000 viewers from last week, dropping to 5.36 million viewers (21.0%) on average at 9pm. BBC Two's You're Fired! climbed to 2.11m (10.8%) at 10pm.

The Apprentice 2013: Lord Sugar, Nick Hewer and Karren Brady

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Lord Sugar, Nick Hewer and Karren Brady

On ITV, Britain's Got Talent shed over a million viewers for its second live semi-final to win the night overall with 8.66m (36.5%) at 7.30pm. A further 387k (1.5%) tuned in on +1.

The results show attracted 7.13m (28.5%) at 9.30pm (453k/3.0% on +1). ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent entertained 711k (4.1%) at 10pm.

Later on BBC One, Ben Elton's The Wright Way continued with 1.54m (10.9%) at 10.45pm.

On BBC Two, Dan Snow's Locomotion documentary was seen by 1.40m (6.5%) at 7pm. Springwatch brought in 2.60m (10.7%) at 8pm, followed by Town with Nicholas Crane, securing 1.52m (5.9%) at 9pm.

Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall) on the set of 'Shameless'

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Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies Live grabbed 713k (3.0%) at 8pm, while the documentary Edward VIII: The Lion King was seen by 734k (2.9%) at 9pm.

Shameless's last ever episode climbed to 1.11m (6.4%) at 10pm (170k/2.0%).

On Channel 5, CSI thrilled 1.53m (6.0%) at 9.15pm, followed by Body of Proof with 1.07m (5.8%) at 10pm.

BBC Three's Sweat the Small Stuff dipped to a new low of 257k (1.3%) at 10pm, while Family Guy peaked at 675k (8.5%) at 11.30pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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