Inspector Montalbano arrests 680,000

This week, in the 150th anniversary year of the birth of one of the modern age’s greatest architects, BBC4 took viewers on a whistlestop tour from New York to Arizona via Pennsylvania, while ITV2 girded its loins for an autumn without The Xtra Factor.

On Wednesday at 9pm, BBC4’s single doc Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America achieved 400,000/2%, with another 38,000 watching the late-night repeat.

The channel’s best of the week was Inspector Montalbano on Saturday at 9pm (680,000/4%).

The best of the ITV channels was ITV3 with Midsomer Murders (770,000/4%) on Tuesday at 8pm and Lewis (750,000/4%) on Wednesday at 8pm.

In the absence of The Xtra Factor, ITV2’s best this week was the second half of the movie Charlie And The Chocolate Factory on Monday from 7.50pm (700,000/4%); The Xtra Factor’s return should add some oomph next week.

E4’s Made In Chelsea: Ibiza drew 420,000/2% on Bank Holiday Monday at 9pm, the second lowest of this run.

Top 30 Multichannel programmes
 TitleDayViewers (millions)Share (%)Channel
1 MIDSOMER MURDERS TUE 0.77 3.69 ITV3
2 LEWIS WED 0.75 4.06 ITV3
3 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY MON 0.70 3.64 ITV2
4 GAME OF THRONES MON 0.69 3.81 Sky Atlantic
5 INSPECTOR MONTALBANO SAT 0.68 4.21 BBC4
6 THE BOURNE LEGACY TUE 0.66 4.34 Film 4
7 HOLLYOAKS TUE 0.63 3.59 E4
8 WORLD CUP 2018: SPAIN V ITALY LIVE SAT 0.61 3.40 ITV4
9 WORLD CUP 2018: HUNGARY V PORTUGAL LIVE SUN 0.59 2.73 ITV4
10 LIVE: ITALIAN GP – RACE SUN 0.58 6.21 Sky Sports F1
11 FYI DAILY MON 0.56 3.13 ITV2
12 THE JOHNNY HERBERT STORY SAT 0.53 6.64 Sky Sports F1
12 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER WED 0.53 3.60 Film 4
14 BRITAIN’S OUTLAWS: HIGHWAYMEN, PIRATES… THU 0.51 2.81 BBC4
15 TATTOO FIXERS ON HOLIDAY TUE 0.50 2.50 E4
15 DESPICABLE ME SAT 0.50 3.92 ITV2
17 PADDOCK UNCUT: ITALY SAT 0.49 5.69 Sky Sports F1
17 BERNIE MEETS BRUNDLE SAT 0.49 5.99 Sky Sports F1
17 THE SECRET GARDEN SUN 0.49 4.15 ITV3
17 DOC MARTIN FRI 0.49 2.51 ITV3
21 FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL MON 0.47 2.97 Film 4
21 ANDREW MARR’S THE MAKING OF MODERN… THU 0.47 2.54 BBC4
21 INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY WED 0.47 2.52 Drama
24 THE BIG BANG THEORY TUE 0.46 2.92 E4
24 CYCLING: LA VUELTA A ESPANA HIGHLIGHTS WED 0.46 2.65 ITV4
26 WAR AT SEA: SCOTLAND’S STORY MON 0.45 2.29 BBC4
27 THRONECAST: THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THRONES… MON 0.44 4.16 Sky Atlantic
27 PACIFIC RIM SAT 0.44 2.34 ITV2
29 FAMILY GUY FRI 0.43 6.01 ITV2
30 MADE IN CHELSEA: IBIZA MON 0.42 2.20 E4