At 9pm on New Year’s Day, The Joy Of Rachmaninoff attracted 250,000/1%.
The BBC has begun 2016 with a distinctly Russian motif and BBC4 contributed with its elegy to a great composer. Elsewhere, just ahead of a rebrand that doesn’t quite mention the channel name - a state of affairs Trotsky might have recognised - BBC3 ended its final year as a normal channel with films.
BBC4’s best this week was the return of The Young Montalbano on Saturday at 9pm with 830,000/4%. At 9pm on New Year’s Day, The Joy Of Rachmaninoff attracted 250,000/1%.
BBC3’s best was Toy Story 2 with 740,000/4% on Thursday at 8.30pm, just ahead of Shrek 2, which grabbed 720,000/3% on Friday at 8.30pm. The repeat of BBC1’s Sherlock special achieved 477,000/2% on Saturday at 9.10pm.
ITV2’s best was Friday’s Skyfall at 8pm with 1.3 million/5%. Its best non-film was Catchphrase Celebrity Special with 760,000/ 5% on Tuesday at 5.10pm.
ITV3’s best was Foyle’s War on Saturday at 8pm (800,000/4%).