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  • BBC2's Peaky Blinders outmuscles ITV

    THURSDAY: BBC2’s gangster drama Peaky Blinders easily beat competition from ITV as Grayson Perry struggled to reach 1m viewers on Channel 4.

  • C4 health series opens healthily

    WEDNESDAY: The launch of Channel 4’s factual health series Never Seen a Doctor smashed the slot average while Mary Beard’s historical doc reached the half way mark with solid numbers.

  • In The Club outperforms debut

    TUESDAY: Kay Mellor’s In The Club returned with a bigger audience than tuned in to the antenatal drama’s 2014 debut.

  • Leicester title win draws a crowd to MOTD

    MONDAY: Leicester City’s Premier League triumph reeled in almost 3m to a special edition of Match of the Day, while Marcella fell to a series low.

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Top 15 consolidated shows: 11 - 17 Apr 2016 Video

Sky 1’s new home-grown drama The Five began on Friday 15 April at 9pm with 1.2 million/5% after 829,000 watched via PVR, slightly behind Stan Lee’s Lucky Man

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Top 100 network programmes: 18 - 24 April 2016 Video

Birthday celebration Elizabeth At 90 attracts loyal subjects, while Victoria Wood brings joy to BBC2

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Top 30 shows (BBC2, C4, C5): 18 - 24 Apr 2016 Video

On Saturday from 8.30pm, BBC2’s Shakespeare Live! From The RSC averaged 1.3 million/7% over two hours.

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Top 30 multichannel programmes: 18 - 24 Apr 2016 Video

On Friday, BBC4 scored its best audience this week with Prince: A Purple Reign (890,000/6%), a documentary repeated in tribute to the late musician at 10pm.

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Top 50 Non-PSB shows: 18 - 24 Apr 2016 Video

Gold’s Victoria Wood weekend peaked at 7.40pm on Saturday with Victoria Wood’s Mid-Life Christmas

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Ratings analysis: ITV channels

ITV’s year is off to a solid start, with share up in all hours and peak following a tough 2015. But after some missteps in drama, it has some way to go to hit the heights of previous years