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'Have I Got News For You' leads Friday night ratings with 4.67m

Have I Got News For You led Friday night's primetime ratings outside of soaps, drawing in 4.67m viewers.

The BBC One panel show, featuring Stephen Merchant at the helm and guest panellists Hal Cruttenden and Gabby Logan with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, took 21.9% of the audience share at 9pm. Citizen Khan, which followed at 9.30pm, matched its previous week's audience with 2.66m (13%).

The European premiere of 'I Give It a Year' - Arrivals
Featuring: Stephen Merchant


Piers Morgan on the America's Got Talent judging panel

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Piers Morgan's Life Stories with Julian Clary secured 3.7m (17.7%) in the same 9pm timeslot for ITV (+1: 281k).

Meanwhile, The Graham Norton Show - featuring special guests including Katy Perry and Paul McCartney - aired to 3.39m at 10.45pm.

Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats attracted 1.19m viewers (5.6%), with an additional 167,600 tuning in on Channel 4 +1. At 8pm, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pulled in 1.37m (6.2%), with 298,600 (1.4%) watching an hour later.

The first episode of Greg Davies's new sitcom Man Down aired to 1.4m (6.8%) at 9.30pm (+1: 116k).

Britney Spears's appearance on Alan Carr: Chatty Man secured 1.22m viewers (7.8%) on Channel 4 at 10pm (+1: 204k).

However, it was outperformed by Stephen Fry's QI on BBC Two at the same time, with 2m watching (11.1%).

Britney Spears, Alan Carr

Britney on Chatty Man

QI: Alan Davies and Stephen Fry

© BBC Pictures / Talkback Thames


BBC Two also saw a strong performance from Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two in a pre-primetime 6.30pm slot, airing to 1.91 million (10.5%)

Caught on Camera drove Channel 5's strongest performance, with 858,800 watching at 8pm - a 3.9% audience share, closely followed by Hens Behaving Badly, which caught the interest of 713,000 (3.4%) at 9pm.

On the multichannels, 'The Quarterback' - Glee's tribute to Cory Monteith - was seen by 314k (0.5%) at 8pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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