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'Skins' finale draws 740,000 for E4

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'Skins' finale draws 740,000 for E4
The finale of the second series of Skins drew 740,000 viewers to E4 last night.

The teen hit achieved the second biggest audience of its current run, with 4.65% of viewers tuning in at 10pm. Another 205,000 watched an hour later on E4+1. Overall the series has averaged 663,000 (4.3%).

Audiences have been well above the channel's 153,000 (1.04%) slot average, but lower than the series one average of 822,000 (5.70%). During series two a huge 58.5% of viewers have been in the 16-34 age range.

Among the multichannel competition, E4 was beaten only by the EastEnders repeat on BBC Three, which attracted 877,000 (4.77%).

BBC Four had a good night with history documentary Stephen Fry and the Machine That Made Us drawing 596,000 (2.74%) at 9pm and movie In the Name of the Rose interesting 514,000 (4.17%) at 10pm.

> Skins co-creator Jamie Brittain tells Digital Spy about series three

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