MONDAY: An investigation by Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills into how gay people are treated in Uganda drew a decent sized audience to BBC3.
The World’s Worst Place to be Gay, in which the DJ risked arrest and endured a witch doctor’s “cure” for homosexuality, interested 431,800 (1.7%) across the 9pm hour, according to overnight Barb figures supplied by Attentional.
It was just below the three-month slot average of 450,000 (1.72%) but managed to see off all competition - with one notable exception.
US high school musical drama Glee dominated the 9pm slot with the sixth episode in the current series.
It entertained 1.36m (5.4%) across the hour and a further 283,400 (1.55%) on time-shifted E4+1 – totalling 1.65m. It proved the most popular episode since 17 January, when it serenaded a total audience of 1.99m, combining E4 and E4+1.
Elsewhere, a new BBC4 doc saw Jo Brand investigate why people cry. For Crying Out Loud wiped away the tears with 430,000 (1.7%) over the 9pm hour and was the channel’s most-watched show of the evening.
Hell’s Kitchen USA cooked up 417,300 (1.7%) in the 9pm slot for ITV2.
In pay homes, Sky1 arrested 97,800 (0.4%) with Road Wars across the 9pm hour while a new instalment of America’s Next Top Model attracted 313,400 (1.3%) in the same slot.
Sky Atlantic’s repeats from season one of Curb Your Enthusiasm amused 16,400 (0.07%) from 9pm to 9.35pm, while the second half of the double bill drew 22,000 (0.09%) from 9.35pm to 10.15pm.