ITV1's Holiday Hospitalfinished with a whimper last night (2 December) with just 3.5 million (15%) and was overshadowed by Channel 4.

ITV1's Holiday Hospitalfinished with a whimper last night (2 December) with just 3.5 million (15%) and was overshadowed by Channel 4.

The two-parter which followed the staff at the Son Dureta hospital in Majorca was a turn-off for viewers as it suffered the embarrassment of being eclipsed by C4's Property Ladderwhich attracted 600,000 more viewers in the same 60-minute slot, averaging 4.1 million (17.3%).

The opening part of Holiday Hospitala fortnight ago got 4.8 million (19.6%).

BBC1's popular Holby Cityat 20.00 had an easy time of it with 8.2 million (34.9%).

BBC1's one-off documentary looking at how people who have lost their memory cope with day-to-day living proved to be an attraction for viewers with 4.7 million (21.3%).

The 60-minute programme Living Without a Memoryat 21.00 which profiled, amongst others, George who can't remember anything of his 47 years of marriage kicked-off with 5.3 million at the start before slowly declining to 4.2 million but managed to rally at the end with 5.1 million.

It wasn't up against particularly tough opposition from ITV1 though. The third and final part of Take My Mother-in-Lawin the same slot appealed to 4.6 million (21.1%). The entire series failed to reach the 5 million mark with the first episode on 18 November getting its highest audience of 4.9 million (20.8%).

While C4 was striding ahead with Property Ladder, BBC2's Days That Shook the Worldat 20.00 picked-up 2.5 million (10.7%) while Royal Gardenersat 20.30 managed 2.1 million (8.9%). Five's Dumb and Dumber 2at 20.00 entertained 1.2 million (5.2%).

The situation picked up at 21.00 though for BBC2 as Living the Dream Revisitedended with 3.1 million (14.1%) over 50-minutes. The second-part of C4's The Importance of Being Famous, also at 21.00 got 1.8 million (8.2%). Five's repeat of CSI: Miamidrew a hefty 2.7 million (12%).

Peaktime shares for Tuesday 2 December: BBC1 - 30.1%, ITV1 - 22.9%, BBC2 - 10.8%, C4 - 9.9%, Five - 6.3%.

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