The fortunes of BBC 1's Panorama continued to decline, as the show recorded its lowest ever rating since moving to Sunday, writes Mark Banham.
According to unofficial overnights, the current affairs flagship on BBC 1 at 22.15 notched up 2.1 million viewers (12.2 per cent). Over on ITV the penultimate episode of Diana: Story of a Princess at 22.00 pulled in 5.4 million (31 per cent). Earlier that evening Coronation Street at 19.30 hooked 10.4 million (59.2 per cent), while BBC 1's Wildlife on One: Monkeys on the Rock pulled in 2.7 million (15.3 per cent) also at 19.30.

The BBC fared better later in the evening, holding off ITV's The Glass at 21.00 which took 5.8 million viewers (28 per cent) with comedy/drama Gentleman Thief which stole 6.1 million (29.2 per cent) at 21.00.

BBC 1's McCready and Daughter returned for another series on Thursday (21 June) at 20.30 but only achieved 5.2 million (25.7 per cent), while ITV's Soap Secrets at the same time grabbed 5.9 million (29.7 per cent).

New BBC 1 drama The Cazalets at 21.00 on Friday (22 June) recorded an audience of 5.4 million (26.3 per cent) against ITV's The Bill on 6.4 million, a 31.2 per cent share.

The BBC movie The Devil's Advocate at 21.00 on Saturday (23 June) enticed 5.8 million (32.2 per cent) up against Inspector Morse at 21.05 with 4.9 million viewers.