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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%).
Over on BBC Two, Wanted in Paradise kicked things off with 970k (4.9%) at 7pm, followed by 2.02 million »
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.
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. »
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. »
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.
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, »
Celebrity Big Brother's live final was seen by 2.5 million people (11.4%) on Channel 5.
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.
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.
It was preceded »
Alex Jones has announced that she is engaged to her insurance broker boyfriend.
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.
"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 »
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%).
It was preceded by The Martin Lewis Money Show at 8pm with 2.95m (13.4%) (+1: 135.0k, »
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. »
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...
- Philip Bates
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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
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.
Over on ITV, Benidorm entertained 4.03 million (16.9%) at 9pm, while The Martin Lewis »
Celebrity Big Brother: Shock Arrival was watched by nearly 3 million people on Friday (January 16) evening.
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.
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….
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is »
- Thomas Roach
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 »
Celebrity Big Brother was seen by an average audience of 2.16 million (9.4%) at 9pm on Friday (January 9) evening.
The Channel 5 reality show peaked with 2.25 million (9.8%) at 9.45pm. Celebrity Big Brother: Nomination Face-Off followed with 1.78 million (8.8%) at 10pm, while Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side dropped to 838k (5.7%) at 10.30pm.
Earlier in the evening, Channel 5's Race to the Pole was seen by 317k (1.5%), while Ice Road Truckers played to 791k (3.4%).
ITV's 9pm showing of Benidorm was once again the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps with 4.44 million (19.3%) viewers. It was preceded by The Martin Lewis Money Show with 2.88 million (12.7%) at 8pm.
The Musketeers would go on to entertain 3.64 million (15.8%) at 9pm, while The Graham Norton Show wrapped things up with 3.51 million (25.4%) at 10.35pm. »
The singer appeared on the BBC One evening show with her fellow Voice UK coaches, dressed in a plunging white suit.
The outfit received a mixed reaction from viewers, with some people complaining that the suit was inappropriate for family tea-time viewing.
The BBC has confirmed that 424 people have complained about Ora's fashion choice, and the broadcaster said they "appreciate that tastes vary".
"The One Show allows guests to choose their own attire and pop stars often opt for something glamorous or striking," said the corporation in a statement.
"We didn't feel that Rita's outfit would be outside of most viewers' expectations of that of a major pop star, but we appreciate that tastes vary."
16 items from 2015
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