England’s tepid draw with the Republic of Ireland peaked with more than 5.7m viewers on Wednesday, as BBC1 drama Frankie continued to shed viewers.

England vs Republic of Ireland (ITV) 7:30pm – 10:10pm
4.43m (20.10%)

England’s unspectacular performance against the Republic of Ireland peaked with 5.74m (25.64%) in the five minutes from 8:30pm. The game, which finished in a 1-1 draw was close to 1m viewers above ITV’s 12 month slot average of 3.47m (15.03%), according to overnight Barb figures supplied by Attentional.

Frankie (BBC1) 9pm – 10pm
3.35m (14.52%)

The Lucy Gannon-penned nursing drama lost another 670,000 viewers after it was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday night to run against the England football friendly.

The move, which prevented The Apprentice from clashing with the match, saw the six-part drama slip for the third consecutive week.

It was down on the opening outing of 4.63m (20.27%) and the second episode’s 4m (18.8%). It remains well below the channel’s slot average of 4.7m (20.04%).

24 Hours in A&E (C4) 9pm – 10pm
2.29m (9.94%)

The medical documentary series gained its third highest episode of its current run, adding over 340,000 viewers to last week.

The eighth episode of the 20-episode season was still slightly down on the channel’s slot average of 2.63m (11.24%).

The Iraq War (BBC2) 9pm – 10pm
963,000 (4.17%)

The opening episode of the three-part documentary series finished last in the slot, more than 250,000 viewers shy of the 1.22m (5.22%) slot average

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