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Melody Thornton's 'Popstar' exit seen by 3m

Popstar to Operastar: Acts: Melody Thornton


Melody Thornton's exit from Popstar to Operastar entertained almost 3m viewers on Sunday evening, the latest audience data has revealed.

The main Popstar to Operastar programme averaged 3.06m (13.1%) for ITV1 in the 8pm hour, down 760k week-on-week, as well as 112k (0.4%) on ITV1+1.

The results show, featuring former Pussycat Doll Thornton becoming the third eliminated celebrity, had 2.96m (13.9%) from 10pm, up 450k week-on-week, and 167k (1.4%) on timeshift.

Fake Or Fortune?, a new factual entertainment show fronted by Fiona Bruce, debuted with 3.94m (19.6%) on BBC One in the 7pm hour, but it was outperformed by The Royal's 4.24m (21.1%) on ITV1 and 128k (0.5%) on +1.

Countryfile scooped 5.14m (22%) on BBC One in the 8pm hour. Scott & Bailey nabbed 5.05m (20%) on ITV1 from 9pm and a further 355k (1.8%) on +1, soundly beating Case Histories's 4m (15.8%) on BBC One.

Coverage of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World - Final averaged 700k (3.9%) for BBC Two between 5.30pm and 8pm. Documentary 125 Years of Wimbledon enchanted 1.21m (5.2%) in the 8pm hour, before Coast fetched 2.08m (8.2%) from 9pm and 109k (0.4%) on BBC HD. A repeat of Mock The Week amused 1.38m (6.5%) from 10pm.

A rerun of Channel 4's Four Rooms took 650k (3.2%) in the 7pm hour and 122k (0.5%) on +1. Screenings of The Day The Earth Stood Still and Hitman grabbed 2.98m (12.3%) and 1.58m (10%) from 8pm, along with 633k (2.8%) and 305k (3.5%) on timeshift.

Cricket highlights scored with 741k (3.7%) on Channel 5 in the 7pm hour. A showing of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves roused 1.24m (5.5%) from 8pm.

BBC One won primetime with 18.3% over ITV1's 16.6% (+1: 0.7%). Channel 4 scooped third with a healthy 9.4% (+1: 1.7%), followed by BBC Two's 5.5% and Channel 5's 5.1%.

Elsewhere, new episodes of US animated comedy Family Guy pulled in 1.02m (4.6%) and 1.13m (5.9%) on BBC Three from 10pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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