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  • Life Story falls short of Africa Video

    THURSDAY: Sir David Attenborough’s Life Story failed to hit the heights of Africa for BBC1, as Channel 4’s Educating the East End bowed out with half of Educating Yorkshire’s audience.  

  • Lynda Bellingham helps Loose Women to two-year high

    Lynda Bellingham’s final TV interview helped Loose Women to its biggest audience in more than two years - as ITV2 enjoyed success with the Mobo Awards.

  • You Can’t Get The Staff serves up 1.6m

    TUESDAY: You Can’t Get The Staff served up an above-average audience of 1.6m for Channel 4, as the final run of BBC3’s Bad Education bowed out with an audience 25% smaller than its previous outing.

  • The Kitchen serves up 900k for BBC2

    MONDAY: BBC2 series The Kitchen concluded on a low as Gotham’s second episode fell by half a million viewers.


Bake Off final takes bronze Video

The figures were already pretty gobsmacking, but the consolidated numbers for the GBBO final on Wednesday at 9pm were awesome


CHARTS: Spoonful of Sugar lifts BBC1 Video

Double dose of The Apprentice hands advantage to BBC1 but ITV’s Downton beats Our Girl finale.


CHARTS: Celeb Gogglers see off rivals Video

The best performer for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer night on Friday was Gogglebox: Celebrity Special


CHARTS: BBC4 fails to crack The Code Video

There was disappointment for BBC4 with Australian drama The Code, which fell to 432,000/2%


CHARTS: The Knick can’t cut it for Sky Video

Just 104,000 overnight viewers tuned in to see Clive Owen in this latest acquisition


Ratings analysis: Answering the call of the wild

Natural history can still attract big audiences but the high cost is becoming a deterrent to broadcasters