TV News

BBC One keeps Friday night stronghold

BBC One logo
BBC One triumphed yet again on Friday night in spite of the presence of ITV1's soaps, which continued to perform well.

Having taken a week off for Six Nations coverage last week, Hustle returned with a solid 5.72m (24%) in the 9pm hour.

Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies put in 3.45m (14.4%) and 542k (2.8%) on +1, while Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford logged 2.59m (10.8%) for ITV1.

The Million Pound Drop also impressed for Channel 4, with 2.49m (13.9%) and 229k (2.1%) on timeshift, while Relocation: Phil Down Under managed 1.64m (6.7%) as well as a further 290k (1.2%) on timeshift.

Over on BBC Two, Mastermind and Life in a Cottage Garden mustered 2.27m (9.4%) and 1.65m (6.7%) in the 8pm hour, while ITV1's Children's Hospital interested 3.5m (14.4%). QI grabbed 3.42m (13.8%) for BBC One at 8.30pm.

Elsewhere, Ice Road Truckers delivered 1.24m (5.1%) for Channel 5 at 8pm, then 1.21m (5.1%) watched The Mentalist compared to 1.68m (7.1%) tuning into Can't Take It With You on BBC Two.

Law & Order attracted 1.19m (6.1%) at 10pm, ahead of BBC Two's Fast and Loose which had 1.09m (5.3%).

Overall, BBC One pipped ITV1 in primetime with 21.9% to 20.8% (+1: 0.3%). Channel 4 claimed third place with 8.9% (+1: 1.2%), followed by BBC Two with 6.7% and Channel 5 with 4.3%.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
You May Like