Five's much-vaunted new US sitcom Joeylost over a million viewers last night.
Five's much-vaunted new US sitcom Joeylost over a million viewers last night.

The third episode of the show, which follows Matt Le Blanc's Joey character from Friendsas he tries to launch a Hollywood acting career, pulled in 2.9 million (11%) between 8pm-8.30pm.

Last week's two episodes from 8pm-9pm averaged 4.1 million (16.2%).

Sunday also saw Five launch its other high profile US sitcom, Two and a Half Menstarring Charlie Sheen. It kicked off after Joey from from 8.30pm-9pm and averaged 2.2 million (8.3%).

ITV1's The Royalwon the 8pm - 9pm time slot taking 7.9 million (30%), while BBC1's Down to Earthaveraged 5.7 million (22%) over the hour.

Later on, ITV1's Planespotting,a factual drama based on the story of the British and Dutch aircraft enthusiasts arrested in Greece on spy charges, averaged 3.7 million (17%).

The BBC News and Weatherfrom 10pm-10.15pm averaged 5.9 million (27%).

A peak of 14.2 million (57.6%) tuned in to see who killed Dirty Den in EastEnderson Friday night at 8.45pm. The hour-long special averaged 13.7 million (57%) from 8pm-9pm.

ITV1's Tonight with Trevor McDonaldfrom 8pm-8.30pm averaged 2.9% (13%) and Five's A Dream Home Abroadattracting 1 million (4%) from 8pm-9pm.

Channel 4's comedy Nathan Barleylost 200,00 viewers from its opening episode last Friday 11 February with 1 million (5%) tuning in from 10pm-10.30pm. Last week's episode attracted 1.2 million (6%).

BBC2's Snookercoverage from 10pm-10.30pm averaged 1.7 million (8%) and the BBC Newsaveraged 4.3 million (22%) from 10pm-10.35pm.

Saturday saw Match of the Day Livewith Everton and Manchester United vying for the FA Cup attract 7.3 million (37%) from 5.25pm-7.35pm, peaking at 7pm with 8 million (36.8%).

At the same time ITV1's New You've Been Framedaveraged 3.8 million (20.3%) from 5.35pm-6.05pm.

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeawaysaw a loss of 800,00 viewers with 7.8 million (35%) tuning in for the new series second episode from 7.05pm-8.15pm. Last weeks show on Saturday 12 February averaged 8.6 million (40%) from 7pm-8.05pm.

However the show still won it its time slot with C4's Time Team Digs?averaging 1.5 million (7%) from 7pm-8pm and BBC2's La Fille Mal Gardeefrom 7.05pm-9pm averaging 1.7 million (8%).

Peak time shares:

Friday 18 February: BBC1 - 29.9%, ITV1 - 27.4%, BBC2 - 9%, C4 - 6.5%, Five - 5% and multichannel - 22.2%

Saturday 19 February: ITV1 - 31.1%, BBC1 - 26.2%, Five - 8%, BBC2 - 7.7%, C4 - 7.1% and multichannel - 19.9%

Sunday 20 February: BBC1 - 27%, ITV1 - 26.6%, Five - 9%, BBC2 - 8.6%, C4 - 7.3% and multichannel - 21.5%

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