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  • Tut transports 1m on C5

    SATURDAY: Channel 5’s imported historical drama Tut got underway with almost 1m viewers as The Young Montalbano reeled in nearly 500,000 on BBC4.

  • Humans grips 2.8m series average

    SUNDAY: Humans rounded off its first run with a series average of 2.8m, well ahead of the performance from Channel 4’s previous Sunday night drama Indian Summers.

  • Ripper Street slays BBQ Champ

    FRIDAY: Ripper Street returned to BBC1 with a slot-winning audience, grilling ITV’s BBQ Champ at 9pm.

  • Flock Stars rounds up 2.5m

    THURSDAY: ITV’s shepherding format Flock Stars rounded up a crowd below slot average, as a Prince Philip doc helped C4 to an audience of 2m.

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