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'House' finale pulls in 549,000

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'House' finale pulls in 549,000

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Sunday night's House episode pulled in 549k (2.3%) for Sky1, according to the latest viewing figures.

The 9pm episode - the season five finale - was below the 616k average for the series, but beat last week's effort, which averaged 485k (2.1%) across the hour. The series first arrived on Sky1 on Sunday, May 31, opening to 676k (3.3%).

Also on the multichannel stations, ITV2's 9pm screening of Xtra Factor attracted 750k (3.2%), then the second episode of Trinity logged 448k (2.9%) during the 10pm hour, dropping slightly from last week's performance.

The seventh and eighth episodes of BBC Three's Harper's Island managed 400k (1.7%) and 372k (1.9%) at 9pm and 9.40pm respectively, the strongest figures since the murder-mystery drama premiered earlier this month.

Elsewhere, 10.87m (42.5%) tuned in for the second visit to boot camp on The X Factor between 7.30pm and 9pm. Later on ITV1, Doc Martin drew 7.23m (28.4%) during the 9pm hour.

Over on BBC One, Antiques Roadshow had 5.22m (19.9%) during the 8pm hour, then 6.18m (24.3%) watched the penultimate episode of Waking The Dead at 9pm.

Last Chance To See interested 2.06m (7.8%) for BBC Two at 8pm, then Charley Boorman: Sydney To Tokyo, By Any Means followed, bringing in 1.52m (6%).

Channel 4's Come Dine With Me averaged 1.27m (4.8%) at 8pm, then 1.12m (4.4%) stayed with the channel for the 9pm Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour.

Five's film-fest kicked off with Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, which took 832k (3.5%) between 6.55pm and 9pm. Dirty Dancing followed, averaging 1.99m (9.5%) between 9pm and 11.05pm.

Overall, ITV1 dominated primetime with an average share of 31.4% to BBC One's 21.2%. BBC Two was third with 7.2%, followed by Five's 6.2% and Channel 4 with 4.3% (+1: 0.8%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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