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Miranda and Mrs Brown's Boys lost millions of viewers as they clashed with Lewis last night (January 7). The flying BBC One comedies pulled in near identical audiences of 6.81m (25.9%) at 9pm for Miranda Hart's sitcom and 6.79m (26.3%) half-an-hour later for Brendan O'Carroll's Irish studio comedy. Meanwhile, the seventh and potentially final series of ITV's flagship detective drama premiered with 6.26m (24%), adding a million viewers on last year's opener. Unlike in previous years, ITV has decided to split the stories into two hour-long parts, meaning the Kevin Whately drama will air for six weeks this year. Elsewhere on the two main channels, Cornwall with Caroline Quentin returned with 3.9m (15.7%), while Rip-Off Britain informed 3.45m (13.7%) in BBC One's 8.30pm slot which Panorama normally (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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