Opening Ceremony tops the table for BBC1 but Games proper puts in an average performance
BBC News At Ten was the highest-placed non-soap, as ITV’s Long Lost Family made a strong return
BBC1 beats rival ITV 4-1 in ratings terms as broadcasters go head-to-head for first time in Brazil
Jimmy McGovern drama and Sunday stalwart Countryfile are bright spots in a football-heavy week.
Dolly Parton’s set gives BBC2 its highest rating of the weekend, but World Cup wins.
Benefits Britain beats C4, BBC2 and ITV as World Cup continues to dominate elsewhere.
In a week dominated by the World Cup, England v Italy tops the table while Brazil v Croatia is ITV’s best.
ITV’s Secret Life of Cats narrowly beats BBC1’s Crimewatch but Babies episode falls to Happy Valley
The World Cup looms, promising fame like a faintly sinister hawker; all the fun of the Fifa fair is to be had if you’re rich.
It’s probably just coincidence, but the weather that is making such a mockery of May is storming in from Europe.
“There won’t have been many dog owners watching who didn’t learn something useful.”