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Sunday's 'Big Brother' recovers to 2.2m

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Big Brother 11 200610 John James Parton

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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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