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Only Connect more than doubled its final BBC4 audience (831,000) on its BBC2 transfer.
BBC2 will be pleased they took us to see India while C4 continued to lift the lid on the world of dogs to tail-wagging effect.
C5’s reality show accounts for five of the top 10 programmes in the table
C4’s Royal Marines Commando School’s solid 2 million/9% (306,000 +1) defeated BBC2’s Kate Adie’s Women Of World War One
On Monday at 9pm, BBC2’s World War 1 Remembered From Westminster Abbey netted 2.4 million/13% for two hours
On Friday, C4 launched The Singer Takes It All to 1.2 million/5.7% (incl +1) at 9pm
On Sunday, BBC2’s Dragons’ Den averaged 2.4 million, defeating C4’s drama The Mill
Channel 4 launched Royal Marines Commando School to a very healthy 2.1 million on Monday
On Thursday at 9pm, C5’s OAPs Behaving Badly performed strongly with 1.7 million
BBC2’s coverage of the British Grand Prix averaged 2.8 million on Sunday.
Benefits still had resonance for Channel 5
The Auction House launched on Tuesday ahead of C5’s CSI but behind BBC2’s Horizon
For the non-World Cup channels, it was a week of two halves.
The glamour of air travel might be extinguished but BBC2 found more mileage in it.
Every year as I settle into my ‘it may be raining persistently but summer’s here because it’s the cricket season’ mode, I am beseeched by BBC2 to watch spring.
Monday brought a clash of quintessentially British obsessions: gardening and weather.
On Channel 4 this week, a group of stranded, ravenous men of varying handiness dreamed of fine food and wine.
So that’s that then: another year’s wait until a waistcoated world champion contender vigorously chalks his cue while pondering the balls on the baize.
It probably wasn’t the plan. “So BBC2 and BBC4, if you could commission stuff together, that would be great.” “Yep, of course boss,” each would have chimed.
Given the furore over BBC1’s ‘Mumblegate’, it’s perhaps ironic that BBC2 should this week show a subtitled drama and the next night play a silent film.
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