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ITV's 'Marchlands' fends off 'MasterChef'

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The cast of Marchlands

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Marchlands managed to fend off the challenge of MasterChef on Thursday evening, while Celebrity Juice stayed above the 1m mark, according to the latest audience data.

ITV1's supernatural drama averaged 5.61m (22.6%) in the 9pm hour, outperforming MasterChef's 4.78m (19.3%) on BBC One. A further 254k (1.4%) watched Marchlands on ITV1+1. Tonight: Cyber Wars fetched 2.6m (11.2%) on ITV1 from 7.30pm and 52k (0.2%) on timeshift.

Earlier on BBC One, The One Show grabbed 4.05m (18.7%) from 7pm and documentary series Human Planet captivated 4.59m (18.8%) in the 8pm hour. Question Time brought in 2.87m (20.5%) from 10.45pm.

Channel 4's Coach Trip mustered 1.62m (10.5%) from 5.30pm and 246k (1.2%) on +1. Later, Relocation, Relocation located 1.43m (5.9%) in the 8pm hour and 192k (0.8%) on timeshift. Rome Wasn't Built In a Day commanded 1.31m (5.3%) from 9pm and 159k (0.8%) on +1. 10'Clock Live was seen by 790k (4.3%) and 101k (1%) an hour later.

Over at BBC Two, Revolution 2011: Newsnight Special educated 660k (3%) in the 7pm hour, before The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best served up 1.38m (5.7%) from 8pm. New series The Spice Trail captivated 1.9m (7.7%) in the 9pm hour and Victorian Pharmacy had 900k (4.2%) from 10pm.

Live coverage of Liverpool's Europa League win against Sparta Prague was watched by 2.59m (12.6%) on Channel 5 between 5.45pm and 8pm. Emergency Bikers revved up 1.05m (5.3%), before a screening of Mercenary For Justice grabbed 1.04m (4.7%).

Overall, ITV1 won primetime with 23.5% (+1: 0.7%) against BBC One's 21.9%. Channel 5 came in a solid third with 7.1%, ahead of BBC Two with 5.2% and Channel 4 with 4.6% (+1: 0.7%).

Elsewhere, Celebrity Juice amused 1.15m (5.5%) on ITV2 from 10pm, the biggest multichannel audience of the night. A further 253k (2.2%) watched the show on timeshift.

Sky1's Mad Dogs averaged 691k (2.8%) in the 9pm hour. Skins entertained 421k (2.2%) on E4 from 10pm and 176k (1.7%) on +1.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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