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Sunday's 'Big Brother' recovers to 2.2m

Big Brother 11 200610 John James Parton


Big Brother gained nearly 600,000 viewers on Sunday evening, according to the latest audience figures.

The show averaged 2.24m (9.4%) for Channel 4 in the 9pm hour, up 590k on the previous night's episode. A further 378k (2.1%) watched the programme on timeshift.

Coverage of Brazil's World Cup victory against the Ivory Coast dominated primetime, with 6.78m (30.5%) tuning in to BBC One between 7pm and 10pm. An additional 513k (2.3%) watched the game on BBC HD.

On ITV1, detective series Lewis was watched by 3.67m (15.5%) between 8pm and 10pm, and it was followed by documentary series World Cup Rock 'N' Goal Years, which took 1.09m (5.3%).

A screening of Chocolat brought in 1.17m (6.6%) for BBC Two between 6pm and 8pm, before Wild Night In, a fundraising event from London Zoo, averaged 1.29m (5.5%) during the two hours from 8pm.

An episode of River Cottage attracted 1.03m (5.2%) for Channel 4 in the 7pm hour and 155k (0.7%) on timeshift. It was followed by Come Dine With Me, which took 2.12m (9.1%) and 307k (1.3%) on Channel 4 +1.

After Big Brother, Alan Carr: Chatty Man was watched by 1.57m (8.6%) on Channel 4 and 199k (2%) on timeshift.

Screenings of Practical Magic and The Reaping secured respective audiences of 1.36m (5.8%) and 863k (6.6%) for Five between 8pm and midnight.

Overall, BBC One gained victory in primetime with 28.8% against ITV1's 15.6%. Channel 4 came in third with 8% (+1: 1.1%), followed by Five and BBC Two jointly on 5.5%.

Elsewhere, two new episodes of Family Guy brought in impressive respective audiences of 883k (4.2%) and 999k (5.7%) for BBC Three between 10pm and 10.45pm.

On E4, an episode of Desperate Housewives took 615k (3.4%) in the 10pm hour and 168k (1.7%) on timeshift.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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