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'Celebrity Juice' Corrie special tops 1m

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A Coronation Street special on Celebrity Juice was watched by more than 1m viewers on Thursday evening, according to the latest audience data.

The comedy panel show, featuring Street stars Kym Marsh, Shobna Gulati and Andy Whyment, averaged 1.11m (5.2%) for ITV2 from 10pm and 181k (1.5%) an hour later.

In a night dominated by Corrie's landmark live episode, the soap's anniversary show Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments entertained 6.83m (27.2%) on ITV1 from 9pm.

In BBC One's comedy hour Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo amused respective audiences of 5.17m (20.3%) and 4.31m (17.5%) from 9pm. Earlier, The One Show was watched by 4.88m (21.8%) from 7pm, down 1.14m week-on-week, and The Apprentice: The Final Five grabbed 2.53m (9.4%) in the 8pm hour.

Kirsty and Phil's Perfect Christmas fetched 890k (3.3%) on Channel 4 in the 8pm hour and 306k (1.2%) on +1. New series The House That Made Me opened with 1.21m (4.8%) from 9pm and 182k (0.9%) an hour later. A screening of My Best Friend's Wedding had 530k (3.5%) from 10pm and 83k (1%) on timeshift.

BBC Two's coverage of the UK Snooker Championships potted 950k (4.1%) in the 7pm hour, before Nigella Kitchen and Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas cooked up respective audiences of 1.54m (5.8%) and 1.76m (6.4%) in the 8pm hour. At Home with the Georgians took 1.21m (4.8%) from 9pm, before Never Mind The Buzzcocks amused 1.38m (6.2%) from 10pm.

Highland Emergency grabbed 973k (4%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm. It was followed by Silver Pharaoh Mystery, which appealed to 1.22m (4.5%) in the 8pm hour. A screening of Men of Honour fetched 927k (4.5%) from 9pm.

Overall, ITV1 dominated primetime with 33.7% over BBC One's 18%. BBC Two came in third with 5.1%, while Channel 4 and Channel 5 tied for fourth with 3.8% (C+1: 0.7%).

Elsewhere, the new series of Misfits continued on E4 with 827k (4.2%) in the 10pm hour and 226k (2.5%) an hour later.

On BBC Three, Russell Howard's Good News amused 826k (4.7%) between 10.30pm and 11pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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