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Top Gear returns to over 5 million viewers on BBC Two

Top Gear returned to decent ratings for BBC Two on Sunday night, according to overnight data.

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond's motor series attracted 5.34 million (19.3%) at 8pm. This is up around 600,000 from its previous series opener back in July.

Top Gear 'Hot Hatches' No 1

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Later, Dragons' Den appealed to 2.86m (11.6%) at 9pm for its latest episode.

On BBC One, Call the Midwife remained on top, dropping around 300k to 8.94m (32.1%) at 8pm. The Musketeers lost a further 800k to 5.28m (21.5%) at 9pm.

Earlier, Countryfile interested 6.83m (29.1%) at 7pm, while a Roger Lloyd Pack tribute brought in 3.16m (19.9%) at 10.30pm.

ITV's Dancing on Ice continued with 5.41m (23.9%) at 6.15pm (214k/0.8% on +1). Its results show was seen by 4.33m (15.3%) at 8.30pm (183k/0.7%).

'The Musketeers' episode 3


The Musketeers

'Call the Midwife' series 3 cast

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Call the Midwife

All-Star Family Fortunes entertained 4.15m (16.0%) at 7.45pm (166k/0.6%). Mr Selfridge dipped by 400k to 4.23m (16.3%) at 9pm (374k/2.2%).

On Channel 4, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Scandimania intrigued 1.02m (3.7%) at 8pm (125k/0.5%), while the semi-final of The Jump was seen by 1.57m (6.7%) at 9pm (141k/0.9%).

Channel 5's broadcast of horror movie Drag Me To Hell thrilled 822k (3.9%) at 9pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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