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Celebrity Big Brother recorded its best audience since launching over a fortnight ago on Friday night (January 18). Some 2.4m (9.2%) watched the Channel 5 reality show's eviction special in the 9pm hour as ex-EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth left the house. A further 164,000 watched on +1. Celebrity Big Brother's fortunes contrast favourably with last week's live eviction show, which lost out to Channel 4's popular one-off documentary 16 Kids and Counting. However, American Idol followed at 10pm with just 696k (3.5%), while 4's new Paddy McGuinness vehicle Paddy's TV Guide achieved a higher 1.3m (6.3%) and 157k on +1. Popular panel show 8 Out of 10 (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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