ITV1’s investigative journalism strand Exposure attracted its biggest audience ever with its focus on Jimmy Savile.

Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile (ITV1) 11.10pm-12.05am
1.71m (21.1%) / 154k (4.03%) +1

The Other Side of Jimmy Savile has sparked a media storm after interviewing women who claim to have been sexually abused by the Jim’ll Fix It presenter when they were young teenagers.

The column inches translated into viewing figures and Exposure’s audience of 1.71m handed it victory over the period it was on air.

It was more than double ITV1’s slot average of 668k (7.54%) viewers for the past 12 months, according to overnight Barb figures supplied by Attentional.

Furthermore, The Other Side of Jimmy Savile was the highest rating Exposure to date, beating the previous peak of 1.65m (13.45%) for a film about bailiffs in October last year.

Mrs Biggs (ITV1) 9pm-10.30pm
3.87m (18.18%) / 181k (1.22%) +1

The Ronnie Biggs drama won the 9pm slot but failed to bow out on a high. The five-part series averaged 3.87m (17.44%) viewers.

Panorama (BBC1) 9pm-10pm
3.22m (14.5%)

Declan Lawn reported on foreign nationals obtaining free NHS treatment, helping Panorama to second place in primetime.

Welcome to India (BBC2) 9pm-10pm
1.85m (8.3%) / 155k (0.7%) HD

BBC2’s follow up to the award-winning Welcome to Lagos got off to a strong start.

It beat the opener of its predecessor, which scored 1.18m (4.63%) viewers, and topped BBC2’s slot average of 1.33m (5.53%)

Dallas (C5) 9pm-10pm
1.3m (5.9%) / 99k (0.56%) +1

The US drama fell to another series low, but it still beat Hotel GB.

Hotel GB (C4) 9pm-10pm
1.23m (5.6%) / 217k (1.3%) +1

The celebrity hotel series sunk to another low and languished in last place at 9pm.