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Have I Got News For You leads Friday night ratings with 4.68m

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Have I Got News For You led Friday night's primetime ratings outside of soaps, drawing in 4.68m viewers.

The BBC panel show, which was hosted by Martin Clunes and featured Jennifer Saunders and Bernard Cribbins as guests, took 22% of the audience share at 9pm. It was immediately followed by Live at the Apollo, which attracted 3.16m (15.4%) viewers.

Martin Clunes presenting Have I Got News for You

Also on BBC One, The Graham Norton Show - featuring guests Jamie Oliver, Ben Stiller and Martin Freeman - pulled in 3.12m (21.7%) viewers at 10.35pm.

Over on ITV, anniversary concert Boyzone at 20: No Matter What was viewed by 3.06m people at 9pm, racking up a 14.6% audience share. Off the Beaten Track, which saw Christine Bleakley visit Fife, pulled in 2.89m (13.4%) at 8pm.

QI was BBC Two's highest rated show, drawing in 2.05m (10.7%) viewers at 10pm. The channel enjoyed consistent ratings throughout the evening, securing 1.74m (8.1%) for Mastermind at 8pm, 1.21m (5.5%) for Kangaroo Dundee at 8.30pm and 1.67m (8%) for Wild Burma at 9pm.

On Channel Four, Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery was watched by 1.63m (8.1%) at 9pm. It was the station's highest-rated show of the evening, beating Marvel: Agents of Shield with 1.04m (4.7%) viewers and Alan Carr: Chatty Man with 1.02m (7.3%). viewers.

Boyzone

ITV's Boyzone concert aired at 9pm


Channel Five's ABBA night peaked with The ABBA Years at 9pm. The documentary secured 1.21m (5.8%) viewers. Approximately 999k (5.7%) stuck around to watch ABBA: Absolute Image at 10pm, while a further 891k (7.9%) watched ABBA: Live in Concert at 11pm.

On the multichannels, 602k (3%) watched Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall at 9pm, while 555k (0.9%) watched Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet in The Holiday on ITV2 at 8pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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