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Opening episode of new series of BBC1's 1950s drama pulls in 9.3 million viewers and a 32.3% audience share on Sunday

Call The Midwife returned to BBC1 on Sunday with an average of 9.3 million viewers, its biggest audience to date.

The opening episode of the second series of the 1950s drama starring Jessica Raine and Miranda Hart had a 32.3% share of the audience between 8pm and 9pm on Sunday.

Midwife was up on its previous high of 9.2 million (32.1%) for the final episode of the first series, and its original launch audience of 8 million viewers (27.6%).

The drama's return spelt bad news for ITV, which had just 5.5 million viewers (18.3%) for its Dancing on Ice results show between 8.30pm and 9pm, a quarter down on the 7.2 million (27.4%) who watched the main Dancing on Ice programme between 6.15pm and 7.45pm.

Dancing on Ice was followed by the third episode of ITV's department store period drama, »

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