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The first episode of the second season was seen by an average audience of 1.1 million (5.2%) from 8pm. A further 174k (0.8%) tuned in on Channel 4+1.
It was followed by Gogglebox, which was seen by 2.95 million (13.8%) at 9pm, and Alan Carr: Chatty Man with 1.34 million (8.4%) at 10pm. Channel 4's evening ended with 560k (7.4%) for The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night at 10pm.
An hour-long episode of Lewis also proved popular, playing to an average audience of 4.31 million (20.1%) at 9pm on ITV.
Secrets from the Sky also proved popular for ITV, attracting 2.3 million viewers (11%) at 8pm.
Gogglebox: Celebrity Special played to an audience of 3.72 million (16.5%) on Friday evening (October 18).
Average viewing figures rose to 2.28 million (10.4%) between 8.30 and 9.15pm, before the end of the Gogglebox: Celebrity Special.
Over on ITV, the second episode of drama series Lewis was the evening's highest-rated show excluding soaps, playing to an average audience of 4.54 million (20.5%) at 9pm.
2.87 million (13.6%) watched Secrets from the Sky an hour earlier at 8pm.
Would I Lie to You? entertained 3.15 million (14.5%) at 8.30pm, while »
The National Television Awards 2015 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (October 14) open.
Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2015 awards take place at London's O2 on January 21.
The Nta shortlist will be announced in January when the final round of voting begins. Viewers can vote for free online at nationaltvawards.com or by calling the Nta vote form request line 0844 646 2060.
Full list of 2015 nominations:
Chat Show Host
Mrs Brown's Boys
Animal Saints and Sinners
Antiques Road Trip
Escape to the Country
Fifteen to One
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The X Factor topped Friday's ratings outside of soaps with an average audience of 6.01 million viewers (27.7%).
As the Judges make their final selections for the live shows, the latest episode peaked with 6.11 million (28.8%) from 9pm.
Earlier on ITV, Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun was seen by 2.47 million (11.9%) at 8pm.
Friday's show, which saw six couples take to the dance floor, was seen by an average audience of 6.53 million (28.5%) at 9pm on BBC One.
The X Factor, which also started at 9pm on ITV, was seen by an average audience of 5.28 million (23.3%).
Would I Lie To You was seen by 3.33 million (15.4%) at 8.30pm, while the first in a new series of The Graham Norton Show entertained 3.14 million (24.1%) at 10.35pm.
Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun was another ratings success for ITV, picking up viewing figures of 2.38 million (11.6%) at 8pm.
Over on BBC Two, Mastermind played to 990k (5.6%) at 7pm, »
Writing in Top Gear magazine, the controversial presenter spoke out about his future on the motoring show.
"There has been a lot of stuff in the newspapers recently about the future of Top Gear.
"Some seem to think there isn't one. But I can assure you, there is. There are also those who think I won't be part of it.
"Well, sorry, but I am. Unless I am eaten by a pack of wild dogs before the next series starts early next year."
France has also announced its own version of Top Gear with new presenters. It will stick closely to the UK format. »
The latest Celebrity Big Brother live eviction peaked with 1.74 million viewers on Channel 5.
In a change from the regularly scheduled programming, it was followed by 811k (5.9%) for an episode of The Joan Rivers Position and 519k (0.9%) for Big Brother's Bit on the Side.
The One Show kicked off the evening with 2.95 million (17.2%) at 7pm on BBC One. It was followed by 2.57 million (13.7%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm, and 2.62 million (13%) for Scrappers at 8.30pm.
Outnumbered and Live at the Apollo ended the evening with respective viewing figures of 1.83 million (14.3%) and 1.22 million (12.3%).
Over on ITV, Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun entertained 2.62 million (13.4%) at 8pm, »
Meanwhile, Wallace said that he loves the show and dancing, adding: "I cannot wait to get engrossed and live in a Strictly bubble!"
Wonnacott revealed that he is "delighted" to be part of the cast, saying: "My wife and I are big fans of the show and this »
MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace is among the final three names confirmed for this year's Strictly Come Dancing, joining a lineup of contestants that also includes Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's mother, Judy.
The south London greengrocer turned TV star, Bargain Hunt's Tim Wonnacott and Mrs Brown's Boys actor Jennifer Gibney were the final three contestants to be announced by the BBC on The One Show on Friday evening.
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- Jason Deans and agencies
The television presenter announced the news on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show during a chat with Scott Mills - who will also be a contestant on the show.
"Ever since I was a presenter on Cbbc and used to see the Strictly judges walking around Television Centre I have wanted to be on the show," Flack said.
"I am so excited to get started and I just want to get through the first dance with no mistakes... plus I really want to master my 'dance face'!"
Gahhhhhhh! I'm taking part in this years Strictly ...I haven't been this nervous since I entered the Norfolk Disco Dance championship 1992
— caroline flack (@carolineflack1) August 28, 2014
Ready to dazzle us again this autumn, series 12 of Strictly Come Dancing is on the horizon.
15 more celebrities are preparing to strap on some sequins and slap on the fake tan, all in the name of Saturday night entertainment.
Here's everything we know so far about the biggest British TV show's return:
1. When is it back?
The BBC are always particularly coy and prickly about confirming the start dates of TV shows, but a simple look at the official site for audience tickets reveals that the first two shows of the series will air on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27.
The Launch Show will air, as usual, three weeks earlier. Due to some funny little show called Tumble, it looks like the Launch Show will air on a Sunday this year, on September 7.
That is the show where the celebrities meet the partners for the first time, and it's also »
Sky1 has announced that it will bring The CW's "Arrow" spin-off "The Flash" to the UK this fall. As part of the announcement they also debuted some superb new banner art featuring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen running at super speed - click the link for the full version. [Source: Digital Spy]
Grace and Frankie
Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) are women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The women, much to their dismay, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, find they have each other. [Source: The Live Feed]
- Garth Franklin
The actress, who plays the Doctor's companion Clara Oswald, said that she wouldn't confirm her departure because she believed that the uncertainty was benefiting the show.
"The truth is, I don't want to tell you the truth," Coleman said.
"I quite like these rumours. People don't have any idea [if I'm staying or going]. I think people can watch the show, not knowing whether I am [going] or not, and I think that's exciting."
Speaking about working with new Doctor Peter Capaldi, Coleman claimed that her new leading man had a "glimpse of naughtiness", and that the pair had been laughing continually since the third day on set.
During an appearance on The One Show on Thursday (August 21), Capaldi played down rumours about his co-star departing the sci-fi show.
"I'm not looking for a new assistant, »
The actor, who makes his debut as The Doctor this weekend, told The One Show that there is no truth to the claims, which had suggested a Christmas exit for Coleman's Clara Oswald.
"I'm not looking for a new assistant," he told presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones when questioned. "I don't know where these rumours have started. I've read she may be leaving at Christmas, but I don't even know if she'll get to Christmas, you'll have to watch it and see what happens."
Capaldi praised his "absolutely fabulous" co-star, adding: "She's been called upon to do things that I don't think any other companion has had to do, to show a kind of emotional range and I think she's done it absolutely brilliantly."
Both stars have returned to the UK after completing an extensive Doctor Who promotion tour across the world, »
Peter Capaldi remained tactful when questioned over Jenna Coleman possibly leaving Doctor Who. “I’m not looking for a new assistant,” he told Alex Jones and Matt Baker on The One Show when asked what characteristics his next companion should have. The Mirror reported earlier this week that Jenna is leaving the Tardis at Christmas, but, as Capaldi went
The post Capaldi on Rumours Jenna Is Leaving appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Philip Bates
Prince Harry's Invictus Games will be broadcast on BBC television and radio.
The Invictus Games will see wounded, injured and sick former service men and women from 14 countries compete in different events, between September 10 and 14.
As well as live coverage and highlights across the five days, BBC will also air special programmes in the run up to the Opening Ceremony, as well as the ceremony itself.
Guy Freeman, Executive Producer, BBC Entertainment and Events, said: "We're honoured to be the official broadcaster of the Invictus Games and to be able to share the inspirational stories of the service men and women competing in this inaugural competition.
"The sporting events promise to be action-packed and showcase some fantastic skills and moments of endeavour. While the »
The Big Brother final was viewed by an average of 1.53 million (8.3%) on Channel 5.
The live finale, which was won by Helen Wood, attracted a peak audience of 1.62 million (9.3%) as the winner was announced.
Follow-up show Big Brother's Bit on the Side was seen by an average of 898k (7.7%) immediately after at 10.45pm.
BBC One's Boomers was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps, pulling in an average of 4.45 million (21.9%) at 9pm. The new comedy series, which stars Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman and Russ Abbot, peaked with 4.47 million.
Later in the evening, Room 101 and Would I Lie to You? The Unseen Bits were seen by 2.08 million (15.3%) and 1.47 million (14%) respectively.
After a bumper evening of athletics, BBC Two's night kicked off with »
Alex Jones has said that she feels the BBC is leading the way in increasing the exposure of female television presenters.
The One Show host, who will soon be the sole presenter of new Saturday night show Tumble, told Fabulous magazine that her new job is another step in the right direction for the industry.
"I definitely feel like I'm doing this for the girls," she said. "Telly in the past [could] be seen as being quite a misogynistic place, but the BBC have really pulled it out of the bag.
"Giving such exposure to three girls in its peak schedule is a big step in the right direction."
Jones admitted that there are bound to be comparisons drawn between Tumble, which sees a group of »
The Celebrity Masterchef final was Friday's highest-rated primetime show outside of soaps, attracting an average audience of 4.76 million (25.4%).
After a mammoth session of golf on BBC Two, the channel drew 580k (3.2%) for live coverage of the First Night of the Proms at 8pm. An average audience of 830k (4.5%) stuck around to watch Qi immediately after.
The Cruise Ship was ITV's highest-rated show outside of soaps, pulling in 2.77 million (15.7%) at 8pm. Doc Martin was seen by 2.27 million (12.2%) an hour later at 9.
Over on Channel 4, »
Celebrity Masterchef has topped the primetime ratings for a second night running.
Watched by an average audience of 3.96 million (20.6%) at 8.30pm, BBC One's celebrity cooking show was Friday's highest-rated show outside of soaps.
BBC One's evening kicked off with 2.58 million (16.6%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 2.36 million (16.9%) for The Great Property Race at 7.30pm.
Ahead of his final appearance as pundit at this year's World Cup final on Sunday, BBC One paid tribute to Alan Hansen with a look back at his career.
ITV delivered consistent ratings for its entertainment offerings outside of soaps, entertaining 3.1 million (16.5%) with The Cruise Ship at 8pm and 2.26 million (11.8%) with Doc Martin at 9pm.
The return of The Million Pound Drop on Channel 4 was seen by 830k (4.5%) at 8pm. The ratings picked »
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