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Text Santa peaks with 5.4 million viewers on ITV

10 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Text Santa was seen by an average audience of 4.2 million (21.9%) on Friday (December 19) evening.

The ITV charity special, which saw George Clooney show up in Downton Abbey and Ant and Dec hold a festive Bushtucker Trial, peaked with 5.4 million viewers (25.1%) at 9pm.

BBC One's evening kicked off with 3.71 million (19%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 3.57 million (17.9%) for A Question of Sport.

Citizen Khan was seen by an average audience of 2.92 million (14.2%), an evening high of 3.83 million (17.7%) tuned in to watch Have I Got News for You at 9pm, while 3 million watched Not Going Out at 9pm.

With guests including Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais, The Graham Norton Show rounded things off with 2.67 million (19.1%).

The final Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two started BBC Two's evening off with 1.93 million (10.1%) at 6.30pm, followed by 1.44 million (7.2%) for Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas.

Elsewhere, Mary Berry's Absolute Christmas Favourites secured »

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So Anna Kendrick and Eddie Redmayne Used to Have a Thing for Animated Animals—and Liam Neeson Had the Hots for a Cartoon Too!

19 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Turns out Anna Kendrick and Eddie Redmayne are both big Disney animation fans. During an appearance on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show, the host couldn't wait to bring up Eddie's "two-dimensional" sexual awakening. And the star of The Theory of Everything didn't look too abashed. "I was asked who your first crush is, and...I loved The Lion King when I was younger and I had a weird obsession with Nahla," he admitted. "Look at her face, she's so sweet," he added as the camera flashed to the cartoon lioness, "and she can sing really well!" Riiiight... When Graham asked Eddie about the actor's affinity for Maid Marian from Robin Hood »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Text Santa, Gogglebox

19 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Text Santa: 8pm, ITV

The festive fundraising extravaganza returns, as Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, and Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon are joined by a host of famous faces to raise money for six deserving causes.

Highlights include George Clooney making a surprise visit to Downton Abbey, and Ant and Dec hosting a Yule Tucker Trial for an unsuspecting celebrity.

Marvel's Agents of Shield: Channel 4, 8pm

The second season of the comic book drama continues. The team discovers the ancient city before Hydra, but revealing its secrets may require one of Coulson's agents to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Elsewhere, May and Skye race to save Raina before Whitehall can take her.

Gogglebox: Channel 4, 9pm

The fourth series of the BAFTA award winning observational documentary comes to an end this week, as all your Gogglebox favourites review TV's latest offerings.

The families, couples and friends »

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Graham Norton, ‘Modern Family’ Lead British Comedy Awards; Sony TV Ad Sales Inks With Jewish Life TV

18 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Graham Norton scored a pair of awards and Jack Whitehall was named King of Comedy for a third straight year at the British Comedy Awards in London. Norton took home the trophies for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Comedy Entertainment Program for The Graham Norton Show, which airs on BBC America in the U.S. Modern Family was named Best International Program, and Moone Boy scored Best Sitcom. The Inbetweeners 2 won for Best Comedy Film. And now for something completely different — well, not all that different, actually. The 45-year-old comedy troupe Monty Python was feted with the British Comedy Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. A complete list of winners and nominees is here.

Sony Pictures Television Advertising Sales and Jewish Life Television have signed a national representation agreement for commercial advertising sales. Spt Ad Sales will sell time within the Jewish-themed cable network’s original and acquired programming programming »

- The Deadline Team

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Ricky Gervais pays tribute to Robin Williams: 'He was an amazing man'

18 December 2014 4:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ricky Gervais has paid tribute to his late co-star Robin Williams.

The comedian starred alongside Williams in Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb, and described him as an "amazing, lovely man".

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, he said: "Everyone I have ever met who knew him, absolutely loved him. I've never heard a bad word about him.

"He was lovely all the time and never forgot to be the nicest person.

"If he had a second between takes, he would be entertaining the crew. He was an amazing, lovely man."

Co-star Ben Stiller said that knowing the film was Williams's last makes it even more poignant.

"On set we felt it was going to be the last Night at the Museum so there was that awareness of it, but obviously we had no clue what was going to happen [to Robin]," he explained.

Ricky Gervais and Ben Stiller »

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Danny Dyer on EastEnders part: "I'd like a long run"

18 December 2014 4:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Danny Dyer has reflected on his first year in EastEnders, admitting that he would "like a long run" in the British soap opera.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show about his part as the Queen Vic's landlord Mick Carter, he enthused: "It feels like I've been in it forever.

"It's been a nutty year and I'm loving it. It's hard work, but I love it."

Dyer also revealed his anxiety at initially accepting the role as he continued: "To be fair, it could have been a car crash for me, but it's worked out beautifully.

"I've been an actor for 25 years and never won anything, and now I've won two awards."

Dyer won the Best Actor award at both the Inside Soap Awards 2014 and the 2014 TV Choice Awards.

Speaking about Mick's current storyline, he added: "It's the Christmas from hell.

"It's all lovely, and then about nine o'clock it »

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'Modern Family' Named Best International TV Show at British Comedy Awards

17 December 2014 5:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Modern Family, Graham Norton and Monty Python were among the winners of this year's ‎ British Comedy Awards. Modern Family was honored at the best international TV comedy show. Norton won honors for best comedy entertainment program and best comedy entertainment personality for his talk show The Graham Norton Show that airs on BBC One in the U.K. and BBC America in the U.S. Monty Python also won an award. The cult comedy troupe was honored with the British Comedy Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy won Sky the award for best sitcom, while the best

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- Georg Szalai

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A Night in with Olly Murs entertains 3 million on ITV

13 December 2014 5:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A Night in with Olly Murs was seen by 3.06 million (14.2%) at 9pm on ITV.

Ahead of this weekend's X Factor final, Murs performed some of his best known hits and was joined by a number of celebrity guests. A further 177k (1.1%) tuned in on ITV+1.

Earlier on in the evening, The Martin Lewis Money Show was seen by 2.72 million (12.8%) at 8pm.

BBC One's Have I Got News for You was Friday's (December 12) highest-rated show outside of soaps, drawing in an average audience of 4.33 million (20%) at 9pm.

BBC One's evening kicked off with 4.23 million (22.2%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 3.37 million (16.8%) for The Two Ronnies Sketchbook.

Citizen Khan picked up 2.71 million (12.4%) at 8.30pm, while Not Going Out was seen by an increased audience of 3.53 million (16.5%) at 9.30pm.

With guests such as Jim Carrey and Jude Law, The Graham Norton Show ended the evening with 3.03 million (2.6%) at 10.35pm. »

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Downton Abbey: See new pictures from the Christmas special

10 December 2014 8:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has unveiled new pictures from the forthcoming Downton Abbey Christmas special.

The two-hour episode will rejoin the Crawley household in the early autumn of 1924 as they visit Rose's father-in-law Lord Sinderby at Brancaster Castle for grouse shooting season.

Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Braveheart) and BAFTA nominee Jane Lapotaire (Blind Justice, Shooting Fish) will join the regular cast.

Hugh Bonneville - who plays Lord Grantham - has confirmed that this year's special will have a winter theme, with festive events taking place.

In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Bonneville also described the plot of the special as "very heart-warming".

Meanwhile, George Clooney will feature in a comedy skit of the ITV period drama for the channel's Text Santa telethon event on December.

A preview of Clooney's special appearance was released last week.

Downton Abbey's Christmas special will air on Christmas Day at 9pm on ITV. »

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I'm a Celebrity double elimination peaks with 7.7 million

6 December 2014 5:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! was Friday's (December 5) highest-rated show with an average audience of 7.48 million (33.5%).

Featuring a double elimination, the show peaked with 7.7 million (33.3%) at 9.30pm on ITV.

An average audience of 326k (2%) watched on ITV+1, while I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now! was seen by 656k (4.7%) on ITV2 at 10.30pm.

The Martin Lewis Money Show also secured strong ratings for ITV, with 3.23 million (15.4%) tuning in at 8pm.

Have I Got News For You was BBC One's highest-rated show of the evening, securing viewing figures of 4.02 million (17.2%) at 9pm.

BBC One's evening kicked off with 3.77 million (20.2%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 3.27 million (16.5%) for The Two Ronnies Sketchbook.

Citizen Khan picked up 2.95 million (13.5%) at 8.30pm, while Not Going Out was seen by 2.89 million viewers (12.5%) at 9.30pm.

With guests such as Michael Keaton, Ian McKellen and Victoria Wood, The Graham Norton Show »

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Harry Styles Cuddles With the "Amazing" Ian McKellen! Watch the Cute Clip

5 December 2014 2:26 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Now this is just too cute. While appearing on The Graham Norton Show together recently, Sir Ian McKellen and the boys of One Direction couldn't help but gush over each other! As it turns out, McKellen and the boy-banders were supposed to meet some time ago but the get-together never happened. "We were on tour in New Zealand, and they were filming [The Hobbit]," Harry Styles explained. "You were meant to come see us filming the day after your final concert, so I thought I would go and have a look at them, see who they are. Very enjoyable. Thank you," McKellen added. "It was a very small show. It was just you, no fireworks or anything." "They didn't turn up the »

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Ian McKellen: I had no idea what was going on in The Hobbit battle scenes

5 December 2014 3:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ian McKellen has admitted that he did not understand the plot of The Hobbit's battle scenes.

The actor, who has played Gandalf in all six of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth films, said that he "had no idea what [he] was doing during filming" at times, and he only fully appreciated the plot upon seeing the finished movie.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, McKellen said of the battles: "They are amazing - but don't ask me any more about how it is done, as I don't really understand it.

"The best thing about having now seen the movie is understanding the plot - I had no idea what I was doing during filming."

Of the filming process, he added: "Some of it was really exciting, like filming on a mountain top. But filming with a green screen is the miserable part.

"At the end of the first day, I shed a »

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Jamie Oliver: 'I burnt my penis on a date while cooking for Jools'

5 December 2014 3:05 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jamie Oliver has revealed that he once burnt his penis on a date.

Oliver, who first shot to fame with his BBC Two cookery show The Naked Chef, recounted the unfortunate experience, which occurred when he was cooking in the nude for his wife Jools during a romantic evening in.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Oliver said that he had planned a special dinner, saying: "I am a romantic, so I had cleaned the house, I had Sade on and I was cooking sea bass.

"I should add I was also completely naked apart from a bow on my manhood. I opened the oven and a jet of steam burnt my penis."

He added: "It was really, really, really painful and I screamed, which wasn't very romantic. I had to pack myself with frozen peas. I was so swollen, but it was so painful. It was a bittersweet experience! »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Agents of Shield, I'm a Celebrity

5 December 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Marvel's Agents of Shield: Channel 4, 8pm

'The Writing on the Wall' sees Coulson's obsession with the alien carvings take a dark turn when a young woman turns up dead, with the symbols carved into her body.

The rest of the team have their hands full looking to recapture the fugitive Ward - but is the traitorous former agent just too smart for them?

Gogglebox: Channel 4, 9pm

The BAFTA-winning series continues as we take another jaunt into the living rooms of familiar favourites to hear their opinions on the week's television.

Leon and June, Steph and Dom, and the hilarious Chris and Stephen will all be on hand as ever to offer their own special brand of armchair criticism.

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!: ITV, 9pm

The latest rumblings from the jungle, presented with cheeky relish by Ant & Dec.

The celebrities' »

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Digital Audience Ratings: ‘DWTS,’ ‘Fresh Prince’ Dance Circles Around Pack With ‘the Carlton’

2 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Nov 24, 2014 – Sunday Nov 30, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Voice 15,274 2 3 Dancing With The Stars 7,542 3 2 America’s Got Talent 4,232 4 4 America’s Funniest Home Videos 2,835 5 6 The Flash 1,608 6 5 The Simpsons 1,565 7 7 Arrow 1,235 8 - The Originals 914 9 - The Big Bang Theory 797 10 9 Gotham 734 -

Cable/Streaming Monday Nov 24, 2014 – Sunday Nov 30, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Key and Peele 7,854 2 2 The Walking Dead 5,124 3 4 Top Gear 4,509 4 3 Pretty Little Liars 4,024 5 6 WWE Raw 1,538 6 9 American Horror Story 1,079 7 - Duck Dynasty 1,013 8 - Dance Moms 884 9 - Orange Is The New Black 878 10 5 Sons of Anarchy 802 -

Late Night Monday Nov 24, 2014 – Sunday Nov 30, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Jimmy Kimmel Live 30,900 2 2 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 29,279 3 3 Conan 5,957 4 4 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver »

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Downton Abbey Christmas Special air time announced

2 December 2014 8:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The airtime for Downton Abbey's Christmas special has been announced.

The festive edition of the show will air on Christmas Day at 9pm on ITV, the Radio Times reports.

The show will go head to head with EastEnders, which is on at the same time on BBC One.

Speaking about the festive special, Hugh Bonneville said: "We span several months in the Christmas episode.

"We're going grouse shooting in the north so we filmed at Alnwick Castle for a couple of weeks, which was just incredible.

"I mean, Highclere's pretty incredible, but Alnwick makes it look like a portacabin - it's vast, amazing."

In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Bonneville also described the plot of the special as "very heart-warming".

A preview of George Clooney in Downton Abbey was released yesterday.

The Hollywood actor will feature in a comedy skit of the ITV drama as part of »

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I'm a Celebrity watched by 7.74 million on Friday night

29 November 2014 5:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! was Friday's highest-rated show, attracting an audience of 7.74 million (33.6%) at 9pm.

Earlier on in the evening, the return of The Martin Lewis Money Show was seen by 3.34 million (15.5%) at 8pm on ITV.

Over on BBC One, The One Show kicked things off with 3.94 million (21.2%) at 7pm, followed by an impressive 3.37 million (16.9%) for The Two Ronnies Sketchbook at 7.30pm.

Ratings decreased to 2.48 million (11.6%) for Citizen Khan at 8.30pm, before picking back up for Have I Got News for You, which was seen by 4.02 million (17.2%) at 9pm. Not Going Out entertained 2.85 million (12.6%) immediately after.

With guests including Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Hugh Bonneville, BBC One ended the night with 3.69 million (26.3%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm.

The Home That Two Built was seen by 940k (4.9%) at 7pm on BBC Two, followed by 2 million (9.4%) for Mastermind.

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Downton Abbey Christmas special will have a 'festive theme'

28 November 2014 10:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

This year's Downton Abbey Christmas special will have a winter theme, Hugh Bonneville has revealed.

The actor, who plays Lord Grantham in the ITV period drama, confirmed that festive events will feature in the episode, which is scheduled to air on Christmas Day.

"We span several months in the Christmas episode," Bonneville told the Radio Times.

"We're going grouse shooting in the north so we filmed at Alnwick Castle for a couple of weeks, which was just incredible.

"I mean, Highclere's pretty incredible," he added, "but Alnwick makes it look like a portacabin - it's vast, amazing.

"We had the privilege of filming inside their state rooms, which was incredible.

"And the story does - I think viewers will be delighted to know - have a Christmas theme towards the end."

In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show that is due to air tonight (November 28), Bonneville described the plot »

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Is Benedict Cumberbatch in the new Star Wars Force Awakens trailer?

28 November 2014 8:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has landed and, unsurprisingly, everybody on the internet is losing it right now. Sword-sabers! The Millennium Falcon! Squeee!

However, one small, teeny, tiny detail in particular has sent even the most calm and rational fans of the Force into giddy overdrive. Two words: Benedict Cumberbatch.

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We're 99% certain that it isn't the Sherlock star doing the voiceover for the trailer. However, the deep, heavy-breathing vocals do have a slight resemblance to Cumberbatch's Smaug and even if there's a slight chance Cumberbatch is involved, even for the briefest of cameos, things are going to go a little bit crazy. Think Kim Kardashian's butt »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Agents of Shield, I'm a Celebrity

28 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Marvel's Agents of Shield: Channel 4, 8pm

'A Fractured House' sees Shield's popularity at an all-time low when the depleted organisation finds itself blamed for a Hydra attack on the United Nations.

Leading the charge to eliminate Coulson and company is a particularly driven politician, played by White Collar's Tim DeKay.

Gogglebox: Channel 4, 9pm

The BAFTA-winning series continues, as we take another jaunt into the living rooms of familiar favourites to hear their opinions on the week's television.

Leon and June, Steph and Dom, and the hilarious Chris and Stephen will all be on hand as ever to offer their own special brand of armchair criticism.

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!: ITV, 9pm

The latest rumblings from the jungle, presented with cheeky relish by Ant & Dec.

You know the score - more stomach-churning trials, more creepy crawlies, more of Jimmy Bullard's beaming face. »

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