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'Dancing on Ice' Skate-Off overtaken by 'Top Gear'

Dancing on Ice's Skate-Off was only the third most popular show airing between 8.30pm and 9pm last night.

Joe Pasquale's exit from the ITV reality show was watched by 5.1m (17.3%), while Top Gear attracted a superior 5.14m (17.7%) to BBC Two in the 8pm hour.

Dancing on Ice: Joe Pasquale and Vicky Ogden.

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Joe Pasquale and partner Vicky Ogden

Top Gear - 10/02/2013 - Episode 3: Richard Hammond and James May on the Milan Metro


Richard Hammond and James May on the Milan Metro

Call the Midwife continued to perform strongly for BBC One, meanwhile, dominating the hour with a huge 8.77m (30.2%).

However, ITV's recently recommissioned period drama Mr Selfridge won the 9pm slot with a commendable 5.81m (22.4%), adding 214,000 on +1.

Dancing on Ice's early performance show logged 6.6m (26.4%) and 197k on ITV +1. The Skate-Off later achieved a near-identical 196k on the timeshift service.

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BBC One's screening of the BAFTA Film Awards averaged 5.38m (24%) between 9pm and 11pm, while Professor Brian Cox's Wonders of Life held 2.56m (10%).

Elsewhere, Channel 4's screening of film sequel Die Hard 4.0 pulled in 1.9m (9.3%) as well as 297k on timeshift, and 944k watched Person of Interest on Channel 5.

Overall, BBC One beat ITV in primetime with 26.4% versus 18.6% (+1: 0.7%). BBC Two earned third place with 9%, ahead of Channel 4's 6.3% (+1: 0.7%). 5 settled for a distant last place with 3.1% (+1: 0.3%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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