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Mary Berry's new BBC Two series attracts 3.2 million

Mary Berry Cooks began with impressive ratings for BBC Two on Monday night (March 3).

The Great British Bake Off star's new series launched with 3.20 million (13.2%) at 8.30pm. Earlier, University Challenge quizzed 3.06m (13.0%) at 8pm, while Evan Davis's Mind the Gap: London vs The Rest gathered 1.63m (7.0%) at 9pm.

Mary Berry Cooks on BBC Two


ITV's DCI Banks topped the ratings overall outside of soaps with 4.58m (18.6%) at 9pm (335,000/2.1% on +1). New series I Never Knew That About Britain opened with 3.54m (15.1%) at 8pm (179k/0.7%).

On BBC One, Silk dropped over 500k from last week's opener to 4.13m (17.6%) at 9pm. Earlier, Panorama interested 2.96m (12.3%) at 8.30pm.

Channel 4's One Born Every Minute returned with 2.08m (8.9%) at 9pm (294k/1.9%). 8 Out of 10 Cats amused 1.02m (6.3%) at 10pm (193k/2.3%). Earlier, Food Unwrapped appealed to 824k (3.4%) at 8.30pm.

Andrea Lowe and Stephen Tompkinson in 'DCI Banks'

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On Channel 5, Police Interceptors attracted 1.09m (4.6%) at 8pm. Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! brought in 1.92m (8.2%) at 9pm (139k/0.9%), followed by Caught on Camera with 879k (5.5%) at 10pm.

E4's My Mad Fat Diary entertained 375k (2.4%) at 10pm, while Revenge attracted 280k (1.2%) at 9pm.

On Sky1, Modern Family amused 547k (2.3%) at 8.30pm, followed by Moone Boy with 296k (1.2%) at 9pm.

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