Musical comedy Glee averaged 1.32m (5.1%) for digital channel E4 from 9pm, down 80k week-on-week and almost 300k on the debut episode of the new series. A further 291k (1.6%) tuned in on E4 +1.
Silent Witness continued to perform well in the 9pm hour, averaging 7.02m (27%) for BBC One and easily outperforming The Biggest Loser's 3.85m (14.8%) on ITV1.
Earlier, The One Show grabbed 4.82m (20.9%) on BBC One from 7pm, before Inside Out lured 3.91m (16.1%). The Lakes entertained 3.87m (15%) on ITV1 from 8pm, while Panorama: The Battle For Bomb Alley pulled in 2.9m (11.2%) on BBC One from 8.30pm. A Question Of Sport mustered 2.55m (16.2%) on BBC One from 10.30pm.
Over on BBC Two, Escape To The Country took 1.56m (6.6%) from 7pm. University Challenge and Baking Made Easy mustered 3.07m (11.9%) and 2.54m (9.8%) respectively in the 8pm hour. Horizon: The Secret World Of Pain educated 1.75m (6.7%) in the 9pm hour, before Episodes amused 1.09m (5.3%). Later, series four of Mad Men premiered on BBC Two with a modest 360k (4.4%) from 11.30pm.
Channel 4's Birth Of Britain fetched 1.45m (5.6%) from 8pm and 138k (0.5%) an hour later. It was followed by One Born Every Minute, which had 2.33m (9%) and 401k (2.1%) on timeshift. Alan Carr: Chatty Man talked to 1.22m (6.6%) from 10pm and 163k (1.8%) on +1.
How Do They Do It? entertained 794k (3.3%) on Channel 5 from 7.30pm, before Emergency Bikers fetched 1.01m (3.9%) in the 8pm hour. A screening of Murder At 1600 was watched by 1.9m (5.5%) from 9pm.
Overall, BBC One narrowly won primetime with 23.2% against ITV1's 23%. BBC Two came third with 7.5%, followed by Channel 4 with 6% (+1: 0.9%) and Channel 5 with 4.1%.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional