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'Celebrity Juice' scores all-time high

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Keith Lemon, itv2
Celebrity Juice soared to an all-time high last night, according to overnight data.

The panel show hosted by Keith Lemon - this week dedicated to The X Factor - pulled in 1.1m (5.7%) for ITV2 at 10pm, a rise of almost 200k on last week's N-Dubz special.

Meanwhile, Sky1's An Idiot Abroad amused 904k (4.8%) in the 9pm hour, while a new edition of Russell Howard's Good News picked up 879k (5.3%) at 10.30pm.

Elsewhere on Thursday, ITV1's new celebrity format Monte Carlo or Bust could only manage 3.12m (13.7%) in the 9pm hour, with 130k (0.6%) watching on HD.

BBC One's comedy rota of Have I Got News for You and Reggie Perrin had 4.85m (21%) and 2.86m (12.8%) at the same time. Prior to that, Watchdog averaged a solid 4.17m (17.9%), despite heavy competition from ITV's soap hour.

Channel 4 had 1.73m (7.4%), 2.08m (9.2%) and 1.95m (11%) for River Cottage, Child Genius and The Million Pound Drop. River Cottage and The Million Pound Drop later fetched 303k (1.3%) and 232k (2.4%) on +1.

BBC Two's Nigella Kitchen cooked up 2.05m (8.9%), after which Autumnwatch and Autumnwatch Unsprung logged 1.82m (7.8%) and 1.87m (8.4%). Never Mind the Buzzcocks entertained 1.47m (7.4%) at 10pm.

Channel 5's documentary Escape From Alcatraz: The True Story took 633k (2.7%), before film Life After Armageddon mustered 857k (4.2%) between 9pm and 11pm.

Overall, BBC One beat ITV1 in primetime by the narrowest of margins: 20.9% to 20.1% (HD: 0.7%). Channel 4 secured third place with 7.6% (+1: 0.9%), BBC Two followed with 7.1%, and Channel 5 averaged just 3.1%.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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