TUESDAY: New Channel 4 sketch show The Morgana Show amused just 780,000 viewers on its debut, as part of a comedy hour with Frankie Boyle.

The sketch show, starring new C4 talent Morgana Robinson, featured a range of celebrity impressions including Fearne Cotton and Boris Johnson as well as a number of original characters.

But the performances failed to entice viewers with only 780,000 (5.2%) watching on C4 from 10.35pm to 11.10pm. An additional 86,500 (1.2%) watched on time-adjusted C4+1, according to overnight Barb figures supplied by Attentional.

It was more than a million viewers below C4’s slot average of 1.82m (12.16%) for the year to date – although this figure is inflated following the final series of Big Brother earlier this year.

The Morgana Show was preceded by Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights, which featured stand-up and sketches from the acerbic comedian.

The show was watched by an average audience of 1.36m (6.5%) between 10pm and 10.35pm, while an additional 180,600 (1.6%) watched on time-adjusted C4+1.

It beat a repeat of Monday’s episode of Miranda, which delivered 1.02m (4.8%) to BBC2 over the half hour from 10pm. Newsnight then pulled in an audience of 890,000 (6.3%) up to 11.20pm.

BBC1 won the slot as the BBC News informed 4.97m (23%) viewers from 10pm to 10.35pm. Imagine’s focus on the forefathers of cinema followed with 1.57m (12.4%) up to 11.35pm.

ITV News at Ten was watched by 3.25m (15.2%) viewers in the same slot as the BBC News, while ob doc Olly Murs Revealed picked up an audience of 1.42m (10.9%).