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'Lost' winning Sunday night ratings battle

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'Lost' winning Sunday night ratings battle
US import Lost is winning the ratings battle with BBC Three's Being Human on Sunday nights, according to the latest figures.

Both shows were roughly even when they began on January 25, with Lost registering 974k (4.6%) and Being Human picking up 898k (3.9%).

Last night Lost - now in its penultimate season - averaged 936k (4%) in the 9pm hour. Being Human, meanwhile, has lost viewers every week to date and last night dropped to just 578k (2.5%). The figure is still up around a third on the channel average for the slot, however.

Also at 9pm last night, ITV2's Supernatural brought in 472k (2%) and 169k (1%) more on ITV2+1.

ITV1's Dancing On Ice pulled in the best numbers of any channel yesterday, with 9.13m (35.5%) tuning in for the latest performances show between 6.45pm and 8.15pm. Wild At Heart followed with 7.57m (27.9%) for an hour, then Melinda Messenger's exit from Dancing On Ice was seen by 8.01m (31.2%).

Piers Morgan's new chat show Piers Morgan's Life Stories began with a respectable 4.48m (24.2%) in the 10pm hour for ITV1.

Antiques Roadshow started the night strongly for BBC One, with 6.25m (24.1%) tuning in in the 7pm hour, then the latest episode of Lark Rise To Candleford had 5.84m (21.3%).

Jeremy Paxman's The Victorians put in 4.48m (17.2%) at 9pm, a rise of 150k on last week's opener.

ITV1 averaged 30.7% in primetime overall, comfortably ahead of BBC One's 19.3% share.

Channel 4's latest Celebrity Come Dine With Me - this week featuring Michelle Gayle and The Apprentice's Raef as guests - had an impressive 2.6m (9.5%) in the 8pm hour, with a further 269k (1.1%) on Channel 4+1. A screening of comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend then kept 2.17m (9.3%) until 10.50pm.

On BBC Two, Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections appealed to 2.63m (9.6%) from 8.10pm and travel documentary Solitary Endeavour On The Southern Ocean managed 1.42m (5.4%) in the 9pm hour.

843k (3.1%) tuned in for Five's Ice Road Truckers in the 8pm hour, after which Steven Seagal film Attack Force averaged out to 1.17m (5%).

Channel 4 had an average primetime share of 7.5% (+1: 0.8%), followed by BBC Two with 8.1% and Five with 4.1%.

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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