A good year for Love Island and Bodyguard, plus World Cup highs

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The Circle capture youth vote

C4’s reality show launched below average with 1m, but grabbed an 18% share of 16-34s


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Palin scores C5’s biggest audience of 2018

C5’s North Korean travel doc is the channel’s most-watched origination outside of Big Brother since 2014


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Vanity Fair lands with 3m

BBC1’s Bodyguard proved impervious to competition from ITV’s period drama



Stath Lets Flats falls flat

ITV2’s Celebability outperformed Stath Lets Flats and Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing


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Kids flock to C4 cooking show

Liam Bakes doubles channel’s share of under-16s and hits home with upmarket viewers



BBC1 delivers two biggest non-World Cup audiences of 2018

Bodyguard bowed out with seven-year drama high of 10.4m while Strictly kicked off with 9m


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Sticky start for The Button

Avalon gameshow from Taskmaster creators draws just 1.2m


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BBC1 endures winter of discontent

Drama misses, weak Saturday evening offerings and fall in viewer numbers for weekend stalwarts all contributed to channel performing below par in peak


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Love Island smashes record with 3.5m peak

ITV2 wins slot and sets a channel high with series four opener of reality show



Record ratings as England exit World Cup

England’s semi-final defeat in the World Cup pulled in the biggest peak audience on record - overtaking the high of the Olympics 2012 closing ceremony.