SUNDAY: The Commonwealth Games closing ceremony was the most watched show on Sunday and comfortably beat the audience from four years ago.
Commonwealth Games: The Closing Ceremony (BBC1) 9pm-11pm
The Commonwealth Games went out in style with performances from Kylie Minogue and Lulu to entertain a peak of 7.7m (35.2%) in the five minutes from 9:05pm.
The closing ceremony of the event, dubbed the “best ever” by Commonwealth Games Federation President Prince Imran, easily beat Delhi’s closing ceremony, which recorded 1.4m (13.9%), although this aired between 2pm and 6pm on a Thursday in 2010.
The ceremony was by far the most watched programme on Sunday evening, according to overnight Barb data provided by Attentional.
An episode of Foyle’s War recorded 2.4m (11.3%) for ITV between 8pm and 9pm, followed by 914,000 (5.8%) for hour-long war documentary Brothers in Arms: The Pals Army of World War One that aired from 10:15pm.
BBC2’s Dragons’ Den matched a series high with 2.4m (11.7%) but a repeat of psychological mystery The Thirteenth Tale, which originally aired at Christmas, only scored 913,000 (4.3%) between 9pm and 10:30pm, well below the channel’s 1.6m (6.9%) slot average.
The Mill (C4) 8pm-9pm
The Darlow Smithson-produced drama continued to shed viewers in its second series, down 300,000 viewers from last week.
It was followed by the penultimate episode of Wall To Wall’s Child Genius, which recorded a 1.3m (6%) series low.
People Just Do Nothing (BBC3) 10:45pm-11:15pm
The Roughcut-produced comedy about a pirate radio station, which originally aired on iPlayer, averaged 331,000 across its four-part run.