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'Game of Thrones' soars past 600k for Sky Atlantic

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Game of Thrones surged back above 600,000 viewers on Monday evening, while a new James May show also performed well, the latest audience data has revealed.

The fantasy drama, which was last month renewed for a second season in the US, averaged 667k (2.7%) for Sky Atlantic from 9pm, close to its UK launch rating of 743k in April.

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James May's Things You Need to Know, featuring the presenter contemplating some of life's biggest questions, opened with 1.73m (8.6%) on BBC Two from 10pm.

Coverage of Wimbledon 2011, including Andy Murray's first round victory, was seen by 3.33m (15.5%) on BBC Two between 6pm and 9pm. A further 231k (0.2%) watched the tennis on BBC HD up to 8pm, before highlights programme Today At Wimbledon grabbed 377k (1.6%) on the channel. Made In Britain enchanted 2.51m (10.3%) on BBC Two in the 9pm hour and 144k (0.6%) in HD.

Saints and Scroungers fetched 3.04m (13.4%) on BBC One from 7.30pm, while The Dales entertained 3.41m (14.2%) on ITV1 from 8pm and 113k (0.5%) on timeshift. Panorama grabbed 2.14m (8.8%) on BBC One from 8.30pm.

BBC One's crime drama Case Histories mustered 4.03m (16.6%) in the 9pm hour, but it was outperformed by documentary Four Of A Kind, which captivated 4.18m (17.3%) on ITV1 and 163k (0.9%) on +1. A Question of Sport amused 2.1m (14.8%) on BBC One from 10.45pm.

Channel 4's Dispatches pulled in 780k (3.2%) in the 8pm hour. Embarrassing Fat Bodies enthralled 2.56m (10.5%) from 9pm and 417k (2.3%) on +1. A screening of She's The Man amused 640k (4.8%) from 10pm and 171k (2.5%) on timeshift.

Cricket highlights pulled in 424k (2%) on Channel 5 from 7pm, before Police Interceptors switched on 1.08m (4.5%) in the 8pm hour and The Restaurant Inspector judged 1.16m (4.8%) from 9pm. A showing of Lakeview Terrace mustered 704k (5.5%) from 10pm.

Overall, ITV1 won primetime with 21.9% (+1: 0.5%) against BBC One's 18.2%. BBC Two came in a strong third with 13.1%, followed by Channel 4 with 5.3% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel 5 with 3.9%.

Elsewhere, NCIS roused 669k (2.8%) on Five USA in the 9pm hour, and reality TV series Made In Chelsea dazzled 480k (2.7%) on E4 from 10pm and 107k (1.2%) on +1.

World's Craziest Fools, presented by former A-Team star Mr. T, entertained 643k (4.1%) on BBC Three from 10.30pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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