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'House' return attracts 676,000 for Sky1

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'House' return attracts 676,000 for Sky1
House made a strong return to Sky1 last night, according to early viewing figures.

The season five premiere attracted 676k (3.3%) during the 9pm hour, then the second episode brought in 617k (3.9%) at 10pm.

Around 1.2 million viewers were lost in the show's switch from Five to Sky1. The season four opener had logged 1.9m (8.2%) for Five on March 20, 2008.

House beat ITV2's Supernatural, which grabbed 490k (2.4%) in the 9pm hour. It also topped the 453k (2.2%) who tuned in for BBC Three's Katie Price: The Jordan Years, an insight into the life and career of the former glamour model.

Elsewhere, ITV1 comedy Benidorm returned for a special one-off episode, drawing 4.75m (20.9%) at 9pm. Earlier on the channel, Heartbeat put in 4.58m (22.2%).

Five's film fest kicked off with action-adventure Stealth, starring Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx, which pulled in 881k (5%) between 6.30pm and 9pm. Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines followed, averaging 1.73m (8.8%) between 9pm and 11.15pm.

Over on BBC Two, 1.17m (6.3%) tuned in forDragons' Den: Peter Jones's Story at 7.30pm. The audience then rose to 2.18m (9.9%) during the 8.30pm screening of South Pacific, while the penultimate episode of The Incredible Human Journey, which focused on Australia, drew 2.11m (9.9%) at 9.30pm.

Countryfile put in 4.62m (25.1%) for BBC One at 7.30pm, then George Gently took 4.57m (20.4%) between 8.30pm and 10pm.

Channel 4's screening of Ben Stiller's Night At The Museum interested 2.37m (10.9%) between 8pm and 10.15pm.

Overall, BBC One came top during primetime with an average share of 21.2% to ITV1's 19.8%. Channel 4 was third with 8% (+1: 1.4%), followed by BBC Two with 8.4% and Five's 6.9%.

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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