Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sexy Momentson Saturday (29 November) managed to seduce the viewers with 2.7 million (16.5%).

Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sexy Momentson Saturday (29 November) managed to seduce the viewers with 2.7 million (16.5%).

The latest in the broadcaster's long-running chart countdowns, which saw the moment that Ursual Andress came out of the water in the James Bond film Dr Nocrowned as the sexiest of all time found a sizeable audience. Especially considering that the programme lasted over four hours from 21.00.

It was up against some strong opposition. BBC2 had coverage from the second semi-final of the snooker UK championships and picked-up 2 million (8.4%) over 90-minutes. Five managed 2.3 million (9.6%) for an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigationat 21.10.

As Pop Idolon ITV1 draws ever closer to its conclusion its audience has also been slowly rising. The latest instalment, which saw the five remaining contestants wittled down to four, at 18.40 gained an impressive 9.7 million (43.7%) and reached a peak of 10.8 million (46%) at 19.35.

Despite the attraction of seeing nine drag queens on BBC1's Weakest Linkthe quiz could only interest 4.1 million (17.9%) at 18.55.

Viewers though switched to BBC1 at 20.20. The latest goings on in Casualtygot 8.6 million (35.3%). ITV1's Who Wants to be a Millionaire? at 19.45 chalked-up 7.8 million (33.1%).

Peaktime shares for Saturday 29 November: ITV1 - 32%, BBC1 - 26.7%, C4 - 9.1%, Five - 6.5%, BBC2 - 6.7%.

Separately, BBC4 had a ratings boost with the final episode of the corporation's big winter drama Charles II: the Power and the Passionon Sunday (30 November). The final 60-minute episode of the four-part series managed 400,000 (3.3% of multichannel homes).

While those figures don't match the more successful shows on the entertainment channels such as ITV2 or E4 they are well above the channel's normal share average. Throughout September this year the arts and documentary channel managed 0.2%.

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