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Children in Need's BBC One telethon won a peak of 9.8 million viewers on Friday night, early overnight data has revealed. The star-studded annual charity event's average of 8.06m (32.7%) between 7.30pm and 10pm represents its least popular broadcast since 2006. However, the show - which raised a record-breaking £26.8m and featured performances from Girls Aloud and One Direction - still topped the night above ITV's soaps. I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here was close to matching Children in Need in the 9pm hour, pulling in a figure of 7.36m (28.8%) which is its best against the telethon in recent years. The reality show added 470k on timeshift, while ITV2 spinoff I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now interested 594k (3%). BBC Two's David Attenborough retrospective, which appealed to 2.17m (8.5%), may also (more) »


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