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  • Inside The Post Office delivers 1.4m

    WEDNESDAY: BBC2’s Post Office ob-doc delivered 1.4m viewers but was beaten by Channel 5’s Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords and Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute.

  • Child Genius bows out on a high

    TUESDAY: Child Genius, Great Ormond Street and Benefits by the Sea all came to an end last night with mixed results.

  • Ben Fogle beats BBC2 and C4

    MONDAY: Channel 5’s Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild rounded up competition from BBC2 and Channel 4 at 9pm, as The Boy Who Wants To Cut His Leg Off performed well.

  • Prized Apart bows out with under 3m

    SATURDAY: BBC1 gameshow Prized Apart bowed out with a performance narrowly above series average after only breaking the 3m viewer mark during its opening episode.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Drama: hits and misses

Will the low ratings of BBC1’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell force a retreat into safer territory? Paul Whitelaw examines why acclaimed dramas don’t always connect with viewers