FRIDAY: A documentary about fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide last year, drew a modest audience to More4.
The feature-length profile, produced by Blast! Films, drew an average audience of 141,100 (0.64%) from 9pm to 10.45pm, according to overnight Barb figures supplied by Attentional.
However, adding in the additional viewers that caught the doc on time-shifted More4+1 as well as its 12.55am repeat, the total number of viewers to the profile added up to 237,400.
The slot was won by ITV2 with a new episode of American Idol, entertaining 463,100 (2.2%) from 9pm to 11pm. An additional 34,500 (0.22%) caught up on ITV2+1 – taking the total just short of half a million.
BBC3 opted for repeats, with Little Britain amusing 305,500 (1.3%) from 9pm; Lunch Monkeys tickling 98,900 (0.4%) from 9.30pm; and EastEnders claiming the channel’s biggest audience of the evening with 826,500 (4%) from 10pm.
A repeat of new ob doc Junior Doctors was examined by 441,400 (2.8%) from 10.30pm, building on the 1.14m that watched its debut on Tuesday (22 Feb) – BBC3’s strongest factual series launch to date.
Sky Atlantic aired the second episode of US polygamy drama Big Love from 9pm, drawing 26,200 (0.11%) across its 75-minute run.
It was followed by the second instalment of HBO drama Treme, the new series from David Simon (The Wire).
The New Orleans-set drama could only manage 32,600 (0.2%) from 10.15pm and a further 11,400 (0.57%) on its 2.05am repeat.
However, the drama is picking up decent-sized audiences after recording is taken into account. The debut overnight performance of 68,200 (0.46%) at 10.15pm on 18 February grew to 163,700 (1.02%) after consolidation.
Adding together repeats, the total consolidated audience for the debut episode will top 250,000.