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ITV’s trip to Old Bond Street with Inside Asprey: Luxury By Royal Appointment served the channel well on Thursday 3 July with a live rating of 3.1 million/15%.
The most-recorded show of the week was Friday’s Coronation Street at 8.30pm
Fargo ended on 22 June at 9pm with a live rating of 1.4 million/6%.
Encore averaged a live rating of 20,000/0.2% across its broadcast hours for its first week
Elsewhere, two BBC1 drama trios ended, while Channel 4 will be delighted with Bear Grylls’ deserted islanders.
Ignoring for a moment the thing that’s about to land from Brazil, the week of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent live knockouts is like a bugle heralding summer.
Gong goes to Gogglebox Video
Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld and writer/star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, once said he carried his Emmy with him wherever he went, but was very casual about it.
After the return of Wallander this week, with bigger-than-ever numbers, BBC4, instigator of the Nordic Noir boom, might just be in line for a gong.
There was a lot of swooning, dramatic death and romantic angst in early 19th century Italy as blouse-wafted poets and their young wives wandered about the place.
It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for valleys, lying as they do beneath the la-di-da hills with all their sun and fresh air.
The pitch, way back when, would have been interesting: rambling stories punctuated by displays of vaguely incompetent magic tricks.
Some movie scenes stick with you, like David Niven and Robert Wagner dressed as gorillas driving a sports car and being chased by Peter Seller’s Clouseau, the opening to Saving Private Ryan, or when Mr Vader owns up to being Luke’s dad.
TV Critics: Sir Chris Hoy: How to Win Gold; 100 Seconds to Beat the World; Hive Alive; The Mindy Project
“How to Win Gold was such a fascinating and well-made piece of television that it even had me hooked.”