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  • In Plain Sight too much for Lucy Worsley

    WEDNESDAY: ITV’s latest crime drama got underway with almost 5m, overpowering Lucy Worsley’s BBC1 debut.

  • Westworld hosts 500k

    TUESDAY: Almost half a million people watched the final episode of JJ Abrams’ 10 part sci-fi drama Westworld on Sky Atlantic.

  • Mark Duggan drama informs 2.5m

    MONDAY: BBC1’s recreation of the events that led up to the 2011 Tottenham Riots was watched by 2.5m, while Guy Martin’s latest series closed with 1.9m on Channel 4.

  • Walliams dips as McIntyre gains

    WEEKEND: David Walliams’ Friday evening show slipped as Michael McIntyre’s Saturday night vehicle hit its halfway stage with 6m viewers.  

Honey G

Honey traps young crowd Video

Despite The X Factor’s elongated Honey trap, the Saturday live shows have come under more pressure from BBC1’s new hit Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (6.8 million/28%) opposite.

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Big Show adds to X Factor misery Video

After much probably unintended yet welcome hilarity, a teenager finally dropped its Ed Balls. No amount of coquettish pouting on Strictly’s 14th series was going to save this man from the sequinned boot once the red dance-off beam of doom had him in its sights.

Masterchef The Professionals

Top table for BBC2's chefs Video

Forty years ago, it fell to West Bromwich of all places to promote black footballers and take on racists. On Sunday, BBC2’s doc about a strange but significant football match in 1979 defeated Channel 4’s Humans, as it did quite a few low-watt humans at the time.


Solid start for BBC4's Modus Video

BBC4 continued its particular Saturday night operandi with new Nordic thriller Modus.

Sky's robots outgun pope Video

It can’t be long before some writer coming down with a fever in their freezing garret dreams up the idea of having Lenny The Pope wander into the artificial Wild West. After a few weeks on Sky Atlantic, it’s clear who’d win that particular gunfight at the corral.

Life beyond Downton Abbey Video

Factual is at a turning point for ITV as dramas such as The Durrells and Victoria help to plug the gap on Sunday nights and the entertainment juggernauts roll on.