The Sunday night reality show recorded 6.97m (27%) between 6.15pm and 7.45pm, losing 800,000 viewers on last week's series launch and short by nearly as much on last year's second instalment.
Period comedy Blandings, starring Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders, premiered with an impressive 5.7m (22.2%) in a difficult 6.30pm slot.
Some 378,000 watched Dancing on Ice on +1, while 6.6m (23.8%) returned for Lauren Goodger's departure in The Skate Off at 8.30pm, as well as 155k on +1.
Between the skating competition, All Star Family Fortunes managed a decent 5.89m (22.3%) and 123k on timeshift.
The second episode of Mr Selfridge pulled in 6.6m (23.8%) at 9pm, dropping 300k on last week's opener but fending off BBC One's Ripper Street which had 5.13m (19%). The Jeremy Piven drama added 472k on ITV +1.
Meanwhile, BBC One's dependable duo of Countryfile (6.36m/24.4%) and Antiques Roadshow (5.94m/21.9%) kept the channel ticking over between 7pm and 9pm.
Overall, BBC One and ITV tied in first place, both averaging a primetime share of 21.4% between 7pm and 11pm, with ITV recording 1.2% on its +1 service.
Elsewhere, The Hotel mustered 1.99m (7.8%) for Channel 4 at 8pm (+1: 241k), then movie Unknown achieved an average of 2.37m (10.7%) from 9pm (+1: 476k), meaning the broadcaster finished in third place with 7.7% (+1: 1%).
Celebrity Big Brother took 2.16m (8%) for Channel 5 at 9pm (+1: 8%), prior to which film Bulletproof Monk logged 1.24m (4.7%) from 7pm (+1: 183k). The Richard Desmond still finished last with 5.5% (+1: 0.7%).
Documentaries Tankies: Tank Heroes of World War II (1.36m/5%) and Speed Dreams: The Fastest Place on Earth (1.3m/6.8%) aired on BBC Two, as the channel sneaked into fourth place with 5.6%.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional