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TV Overnights

Hollow Crown ends with 700k

BBC2’s epic run of William Shakespeare adaptations bowed out with its second lowest overnight audience on record.

The Hollow Crown (BBC2) 8pm-10.15pm
670k (3.43%) / 37k (0.19%)

The reimagining of Henry V - starring Tom Hiddleston - failed to match the second part of Henry IV, which attracted a series high of 717k (3.55%) on BBC2 last week, but topped the first part’s performance of 570k (3.53%).

It was broadly in line with the Neal Street Productions drama’s four-part series average of 671k (3.52%), according to overnight Barb figures supplied by Attentional.

Casualty (BBC1) 9.20pm-10.10pm
4.39m (21.6%)

The medical drama scored the biggest audience of the day and was victorious in the primetime hours, despite losing a handful of viewers on last week.

TV’s Biggest Blockbusters (ITV1) 8.35pm-10.30pm
2.03m (10.23%) / 101k (0.59%) +1

Another weekend, another countdown show on ITV1 – this time featuring the most watched shows in British TV history.

It was around 3m viewers short of ITV1’s slot average of 5.13m (22.75%) for the past 12 months.

Date Night (C4) 9pm-10.45pm
1.41m (7.1%) / 236k (1.6%) +1

The 2010 romantic comedy, starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell, was next in line and easily outmuscled Big Brother.

Big Brother (C5) 9.10pm-10.10pm
890k (4.4%) / 125k (0.72%) +1

The Endemol show pulled in one of its lowest audiences of the year and was rooted in last place.

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