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The Musketeers bows out to 2.78 million on BBC One

28 March 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Musketeers closed to nearly 3 million viewers on BBC One.

The final episode in the second season attracted an average audience of 2.78 million (12.7%) from 9pm.

It was preceded by Masterchef, which was one of BBC One's highest-rated shows of the evening with 4.47 million (20.5%) viewers.

BBC One's evening kicked off with 4.59 million (26.6%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 3.84 million (20.5%) for Room 101 at 7.30pm.

The evening ended with 1.52 million (13.7%) for a repeat of New Tricks at 10.35pm.

ITV scored its own ratings victory on Friday evening, as an average of 5.21 million viewers tuned in to watch the Euro 2016 qualifier between England and Lithuania.

Over on BBC Two, an improved audience of 1.05 million (5.9%) watched Britain's Got the Builders In at 7pm, followed by 1.99 million (9.1%) for An Island Parish.

Gardeners' World secured an evening high of 2.34 million (10.7%) for the channel at 8.30pm, while Mastermind was seen by 2.04 million (9.3%) immediately after. »

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Gogglebox rises to 3.35 million viewers on Channel 4

21 March 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Gogglebox ratings continue to rise on Channel 4, as 3.35 million (16.1%) tuned in to watch last night's (March 20) episode.

Up on last week's 2.41m (10.5%), Gogglebox was comfortably Channel 4's highest-rated show of the evening.

It was sandwiched between The Million Pound Drop with 810k (3.9%) at 8pm and the returning Alan Carr: Chatty Man, which secured ratings of 1.89 million (11.9%) at 10pm.

BBC One's MasterChef was Friday's highest-rated show outside of soaps, attracting an average audience of 4.26 million (19.4%) at 8.30pm.

BBC One's evening kicked off with 3.89 million (21.7%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 3.21 million (16.7%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm.

The penultimate episode of The Musketeers averaged 2.67 million (12.8%) at 9pm, a number also achieved by The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm. Norton's 2.67 million viewers represented a 21.5% audience share.

Over on ITV, Bear Grylls: Mission Survive entertained 2.63 million (12.6%) at 9pm. It was preceded by 2.7 million (13.3%) for Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant. »

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Jeremy Clarkson: A list of people offended by the Top Gear star

10 March 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC today after a "fracas" with a producer - leaving everyone enjoying the resurgence of the word "fracas" (except, probably, Jeremy and the unidentified producer).

But the whole brouhaha got us thinking about everyone (and everything) else Jeremy Clarkson has offended over the years. Here is a list of just some of them - but we won't claim it's definitive...

1. A parish council (and its tree).

Never particularly one for nature, Jeremy Clarkson barrelled a Toyota Hilux into a 30-year-old horse chestnut tree to test how strong the car was (the villagers thought it had been an accident - until they saw the episode of Top Gear in question). The BBC ended up paying £250 in compensation to a parish council in Somerset to make up for the damage.

2. Gay people.

Not only did Jeremy once use the phrase "ginger beer" in a derogatory »

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Dermot O'Leary on 24-hour Comic Relief dance: 'It's due to a drunk text'

10 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Dermot O'Leary has admitted that he was drunk when he agreed to take part in a 24-hour dance for Comic Relief.

Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden on This Morning, the presenter said that he has recruited the choreographers from The X Factor to help him prepare for the challenge.

On how the 24-hour dance came about, he said: "When you're happily married, this is how drunken texting goes, so rather than text someone else you just go, 'I'm going to dance for 24 hours, I'm going to text Comic Relief right now!'

"I've got about 12 set pieces which I've learnt through the guys on The X Factor - they've helped me out choreography wise. Caroline Flack is going to come down and do a turn with me as well."

The 41-year-old also showed off some of his moves at the end of the show alongside Denise Robertson, Sharon Marshall and Amanda Holden. »

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Gogglebox audience rises to 3.39m, Bear Grylls audience up to 3.08m

7 March 2015 4:05 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Gogglebox's audience rose to 3.39m (16%) on Friday night (March 6), according to overnight ratings figures.

The Channel 4 show's ratings were up slightly on last week's audience of 3.28m. A further 479k tuned in on +1.

Earlier in the evening, the channel's coverage of Crufts was seen by 1.32m (6.3%), while First Dates returned at 10pm to 1.51m (9.4%).

BBC One's primetime schedule opened with The One Show at 7pm - the highest-rated primetime programme outside of soaps - airing to 3.81m (20.6%). 3.02m (15.2%) tuned in for Inside Out at 7.30pm.

Later in the evening, Room 101 aired to 2.54m (11.6%) at 8.30pm, while 3.03m (14.3%) were entertained by the latest instalment of The Musketeers at 9pm.

This week's episode of The Graham Norton Show, featuring Jennifer Saunders, David Walliams, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Jack Dee and Johnny Vegas, aired to 3.34m (25.4%).

Over on ITV, Bear Grylls' celebrity endurance show Mission Survive was up slightly on last week with 3.08m (14.5%) at 9pm, »

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Channel 4's Drugs Live excites 1.3 million on Tuesday

4 March 2015 3:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4's Drugs Live experiment brought in over 1 million viewers on a quiet Tuesday evening, overnight data reveals.

The Jon Snow-fronted show was seen by an average 1.26m (9.8%) at 10pm, with an added 166,000 (2.5%) tuning in on +1.

Earlier, Mary Portas: Secret Shopper appealed to 1.35m (6.3%) at 8pm (182k/0.9% on +1), followed by The Romanians Are Coming with 1.20m (6.0%) at 9pm (142k/0.9%).

BBC One's The One Show was the most-watched programme outside soaps with 4.23m (21.6%) at 7pm. The Gift brought in 2.67m (13.3%) at 9pm.

On BBC Two, Natural World attracted 2.11m (9.9%) at 8pm, followed by Horizon with 1.80m (9.0%) at 9pm and Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief with 1.55m (9.3%) at 10pm.

ITV's River Monsters interested 1.94m (9.3%) at 7.30pm, while Bargain Fever Britain gathered 2.58m (12.1%) at 8pm. Exposure intrigued 1.28m (6.4%) at 9pm.

On Channel 5, Costa Del Casualty attracted 796k (3.7%) at 8pm, followed by Suffolk Strangler with 803k (4.0%) at 9pm.

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Bear Grylls: Mission Survive continues with improved ratings on ITV

28 February 2015 5:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive's Friday evening (February 27) viewing figures were up on last week's launch numbers.

The second episode in the celebrity survival show was seen by an average audience of 3.03 million (14.1%), which was slightly up on last week's average of 2.91 million (13.6%).

Earlier on in the evening, ITV's Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant was seen by an average audience of 2.83 million (12.9%).

The One Show was once again the evening's highest-rated programme outside of soaps, attracting an average audience of 4.01 million (20.8%) from 7pm on BBC One.

It outperformed the likes of A Question of Sport with 3.2 million (15.5%), Room 101 with 3.13 million (14.5%) and The Musketeers with 2.84 million (13.2%).

BBC One's evening ended with 3.72 million (28.3%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm. This week's guests included David Beckham, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman.

Over on BBC Two, Wanted in Paradise kicked things off with 970k (4.9%) at 7pm, followed by 2.02 million »

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Bear Grylls: Mission Survive opens to 2.91 million on ITV

21 February 2015 4:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive opened to 2.91 million (13.6%) viewers last night (February 20).

The reality show, which sees eight celebrities attempt to survive in the rainforests of Costa Rica, peaked with 2.98 million from 9pm on ITV.

Earlier on in the evening, Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant was seen by an average audience of 2.6 million (11.2%).

The One Show was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps, attracting 3.83 million (20.1%) at 7pm.

BBC One's evening continued with 3.37 million (16.4%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm, while The Musketeers played to 3.02 million (14%).

Featuring guests such as Sean Penn, the evening ended with 2.94 million (22.7%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm.

Over on BBC Two, Antiques Road Trip kicked things off with 1.52 million (7.7%) at 7pm, followed by 1.93 million (8.3%) for Mastermind and 1.48 million (6.4%) for Food and Drink.

Italy Unpacked continued with 1.28 million (5.9%), while Qi rounded things off with 1.18 million (6.7%).

Gogglebox continued to score high ratings for Channel 4. »

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Watch Dermot O'Leary prepare for his 24-hour dance for Comic Relief

19 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Dermot O'Leary has been preparing for his marathon dance in aid of Comic Relief.

The X Factor presenter has the unenviable task of a 24-hour dance ahead of him and he's been hard at work getting into shape for the challenge.

O'Leary will begin his Day of Dance for Comic Relief live on The One Show on Thursday, March 12.

He recently joined the 2015 Tk Maxx Red Nose Day designer T-shirt campaign in support of Comic Relief.

It was also announced that Mr Bean will be returning to screens in a one-off sketch for this year's charity telecast. »

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Benidorm tops Friday's ratings with 4.37 million

14 February 2015 3:51 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Benidorm was Friday's (February 13) highest-rated show outside of soaps.

The ITV comedy show was seen by an average audience of 4.37 million (20.8%) at 9pm.

Elsewhere, ITV secured average ratings of 3.32 million (15.4%) for Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant at 8pm.

The One Show kicked off BBC One's evening with 3.9 million (20.2%) at 7pm. It was followed by 3.01 million (14.7%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm and 3.47 million (16.2%) for Room 101 at 8.30pm.

BBC One's evening continued with 2.92 million (13.9%) for The Musketeers at 9pm and ended with 3.42 million (25.6%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm.

Over on BBC Two, Antiques Road Trip was seen by an audience of 1.45 million (7.3%) at 7pm, followed by 2.07 million (9.6%) for Mastermind at 8pm and 1.51 million (7%) for Food and Drink at 8.30pm.

Italy Unpacked averaged 1.62 million (7.7%) at 9pm, while Qi ended the evening with 1.21 million (6.6%).

On Channel 4, Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast entertained 1.23 million (5.7%) at 8pm, »

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Celebrity Big Brother final watched by 2.5 million on Channel 5

7 February 2015 3:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother's live final was seen by 2.5 million people (11.4%) on Channel 5.

Friday's (February 6) show, which saw Katie Price crowned winner ahead of Katie Hopkins, peaked with 2.75 million (13.1%) at 10pm and was seen by nearly 200k on Channel 5+1.

It was followed by Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side, which was seen by an average audience of 1.19 million (11.4%) at 10.50pm.

BBC One's Six Nations Rugby was the evening's highest-rated show. The game between Wales and England was seen by an average audience of 7.31 million (31.4%) from 7.30pm.

An average audience of 4.3 million (2.2%) watched The One Show at 7pm, while 3.39 million (24.1%) tuned into The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm.

Over on ITV, Benidorm entertained 3.53 million (14.5%) at 9pm, while The Martin Lewis Money Show was seen by 3.5 million (15.4%) at 8pm.

The Big Allotment Challenge was BBC Two's highest-rated show of the evening, playing to 1.32 million (5.4%) at 9pm.

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One Show presenter Alex Jones announces engagement on air

6 February 2015 12:06 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alex Jones has announced that she is engaged to her insurance broker boyfriend.

The One Show presenter shared the news live on BBC One this evening (February 6).

Jones's co-host on the evening magazine show, Chris Evans, had previously hinted that the announcement was imminent during his BBC 2 Radio breakfast show this morning.

"Tonight on The One Show there will be some news... [about] Alex Jones," he told listeners.

"All I'm saying, it's huge news... it's huge news, but for a girl it's probably like the second most exciting thing that could happen [and] it's happening to Alex.

"It's not in the script," he added, "but she has asked us to talk about it tonight. So, it's the easiest way of announcing it."

As this evening's show opened and Jones delivered her welcome intro, Evans grinned and repeatedly pointed at the 37-year-old.

Describing her as the show's "freshly engaged Welsh Wonder Woman", Evans »

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Celebrity Big Brother draws 2.5 million as Nadia Sawalha is evicted

31 January 2015 2:41 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

2.59 million watched the Celebrity Big Brother Live Eviction last night (January 30) as Nadia Sawalha left the house.

The show was 300k up on last Friday's eviction and secured an 11.4% share of the audience from 9pm, as well as 262.4k viewers on +1 (1.5%).

CBB was sandwiched between Ice Road Truckers at 8pm, which took 1.07m (4.8%) (95.4k, 0.4%) and Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side at 10pm with 1.10m (7.1%) (106.7k, 1.2%).

The One Show was the most watched show outside of soaps yesterday, giving BBC One 4.62m viewers (23.2%) at 7pm.

3.28m stayed with the channel at 7.30pm for A Question of Sport (15.4%) and went slightly up to 3.48m at 8.30pm for Room 101 (15.4%).

The latest episode of Benidorm, featuring Dame Joan Collins, was ITV's most-watched programme outside of soaps, attracting 4.49m and a 19.9% share of the audience (+1: 405.9k, 2.4%).

It was preceded by The Martin Lewis Money Show at 8pm with 2.95m (13.4%) (+1: 135.0k, »

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Comic Relief announces new Operation Health campaign

29 January 2015 9:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Comic Relief has announced details of a new campaign.

Operation Health for Comic Relief will see a dilapidated clinic in Eastern Uganda transformed into a fully functioning healthcare facility by March 6, a week before this year's charity telethon.

Iyolwa clinic serves almost 20,000 patients, but hasn't had power or running water for a number of years. It has fallen into a state of disrepair, with the ceiling now at the point of collapsing.

As well as renovating the clinic, the campaign is aiming to shed light on the poor conditions in medical facilities across the African continent.

Patron Lenny Henry - who visited the clinic in November - said: "This clinic can only be described as awful. It was so dark in there I could barely see where I was going and yet babies are delivered in there every week.

"Hornets swoop down from the crumbling roof and sting the patients as they are being treated. »

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Catch Christopher Eccleston Promoting Fortitude on The One Show Tonight

26 January 2015 7:09 AM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

The Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, will be on The One Show tonight, chatting to Alex Jones and Matt Baker about new Sky Atlantic drama, Fortitude. It’s quite a rare thing to see Eccleston on a talk show at all, so it’ll be a treat for fans of his leather-jacket-wearing Time Lord – although we do doubt he’ll...

The post Catch Christopher Eccleston Promoting Fortitude on The One Show Tonight appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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The week in TV: Wolf Hall, The Eichmann Show, Cucumber, Catastrophe

24 January 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Mark Rylance stole the show in the BBC’s take on Hilary Mantel’s Tudor blockbusters, the Eichmann trial was vividly retold and Channel 4 provided us with glorious gay drama and a high-class romcom

Wolf Hall (BBC2) | iPlayer

The Eichmann Show (BBC2) | iPlayer

Cucumber (C4) | 4oD

Catastrophe (C4) | 4oD

What to say about Wolf Hall? Alex Jones, on The One Show, had a go. She interviewed the terrifically bright actor Claire Foy, who plays the snaky Ms Boleyn, and opened with the question: “It’s very hotly anticipated. Why do you think that is?”

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- Euan Ferguson

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Celebrity Big Brother Live Eviction watched by 2.2 million

24 January 2015 4:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction was seen by an average audience of 2.29 million (9.6%) on Channel 5 yesterday evening (January 23).

Down by more than 600k on last Friday's live show, the latest episode was seen by a further 348k (2.0%) on Channel 5+1.

An average audience of 995k (6.3%) watched Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side from 10-11.30pm.

Channel 5 also secured 336k (1.6%) for Race to the Pole at 7pm, followed by 879k (3.9%) for Ice Road Truckers at 8pm.

With an average audience of 5.82 million (25.3%), BBC One's live coverage of the Fa Cup fourth-round match between Cambridge and Manchester United was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps.

It was preceded by The One Show, which entertained 4.5 million (22.2%) at 7pm.

With guests including Gary Lineker, Jessica Chastain and McBusted, The Graham Norton Show rounded the evening off with 3.42 million (24.8%) at 10.35pm.

Over on ITV, Benidorm entertained 4.03 million (16.9%) at 9pm, while The Martin Lewis »

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Celebrity Big Brother: Shock Arrival watched by nearly 3 million people

17 January 2015 6:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother: Shock Arrival was watched by nearly 3 million people on Friday (January 16) evening.

Last night's live episode, which saw Chloe Goodman leave the house and Katie Price enter, was viewed by an average audience of 2.9 million (13.2%) from 9pm on Channel 5.

An average of 1.3 million (8.9%) tuned in to Celebrity Big Brother's: Bit on the Side at 10.30pm, followed by 776k (9.5%) for 45 minutes of live CBB footage at 11.30pm.

Channel 5 also secured 304k (1.5%) for Race to the Pole at 7pm, followed by 788k (3.5%) for Ice Road Truckers at 8pm.

With an average audience of 4.47 million (22.3%), BBC One's The One Show was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps. It was followed by 3.79 million (17.4%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm.

BBC One's evening continued with 3.69 million for Room 101 and 3.39 million for The Musketeers at 9pm. The Graham Norton Show rounded things off with 3.6 million (25.5%) at 10.35pm. »

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Warwick Davis shares Star Wars: The Force Awakens selfies

15 January 2015 12:51 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warwick Davis was very keen to get a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, and while appearing on The One Show on BBC One, the Return of the Jedi star has shared a couple of selfies with two familiar Star Wars characters on the set at Pinewood Studios.

As things are being kept top secret we can assume that Davis was given permission to show these two photos which hardly give away any details about the film. We already knew that Chewbacca was making a return but the selfie with what is clearly Darth Vader is interesting. There have been rumours that Vader would appear in the film but it is more likely that the costume was available on set for being so iconic. Or maybe Davis has just spoiled the return of the Dark Lord of the Sith….

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- Thomas Roach

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Mel & Sue review: A nostalgic trip back to '90s telly

12 January 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

To call Mel & Sue a "brand new chat show" is a cheeky move from ITV.

It might be new in name, but that's just about it. We've seen the presenters, format and even guests in the new show, which aired for the first time today (January 12), all here before.

In the late '90s, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins fronted Light Lunch on Channel 4. It featured cooking, celebrity guests (including Jennifer Saunders), questions from the studio audience and haphazard presenting.

Mel & Sue wasn't a million miles away. It was all about cooking, celebrity guests (including Jennifer Saunders), questions from the studio audience and haphazard presenting.

Commissioned on the back of their reinvigorated success from The Great British Bake Off, the fact they were revisiting old ground was something that wasn't lost on the pair.

As they discussed Celebrity Big Brother in their introduction, they quipped the Channel 5 show was »

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