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'Big Bang Theory' tops 'Celebrity Juice' in Thursday ratings

7 December 2012 7:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Big Bang Theory topped the multichannel ratings on Thursday night (December 6), fending off the return of Celebrity Juice. The American sitcom soared to 1.37 million (a 5.8% share) at 8pm, gaining 100,000 viewers on last week's show, while Juice's Little Mix special entertained 1.34m (7.6%) and 184k on timeshift. Elsewhere on the multichannels, ITV4's Europa League football averaged 1.25m (6%), David Attenborough's First Life interested 674k (2.9%), and Russell Howard's Good News amused 662k (2.9%) on BBC Three. Over on BBC One, Young Apprentice climbed to 3.28m (14%) in the 8pm hour, after which Who Do You Think You Are? with John Bishop entertained 4.84m (21.7%). Meanwhile, a new ITV factual (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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'Big Bang Theory' still pulling in huge ratings for E4

30 November 2012 3:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Season six of The Big Bang Theory is continuing to draw massive multichannel viewing figures for E4. Episode three, in which Howard suffered a few anxiety attacks, amused 1.22 million - a 5.2% share - at 8pm and 401,000 an hour later on E4 +1 last night (November 29). When The Big Bang Theory returned to UK screens a fortnight ago, the American sitcom gave E4 its biggest rating since June 2011. When taking +1 into consideration, the show's audience has risen slightly on last week's outing. An ITV3 classic showing of Doc Martin was Big Bang's nearest contender after picking up 972k (4%) at 9pm, while elsewhere in digital land Russell Howard's Good News amused 731k (3%) at 10pm and 326k (8.7%) for a second showing at 12.30am. As expected, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! was the most-watched TV broadcast of the (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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'Red Dwarf' new series kicks off with 1.5 million

5 October 2012 2:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Red Dwarf's first new series in 13 years opened with a colossal audience last night (October 4). Red Dwarf X premiered on UKTV channel Dave to an average audience of 1.46m (6.3%) in the 9pm slot, according to early ratings figures. The new episode, 'Trojan', represents UKTV's second most-watched broadcast in its 20-year history, behind Red Dwarf's 21st reunion special in 2009. However, the sci-fi comedy had tough competition from the Europa League on ITV4, coverage of which scored 1.39m (6.9%) between 5.30pm and 10.30pm, and stayed above 2m during the 9pm hour when Red Dwarf was on air. At the same time, BBC Four's repeat of Norman Wisdom: His Story interested 774k (3.3%), Russell Howard's Good News fell to 669k (2.9%) on BBC Three, and The X Factor USA took 685k (3%) between 8pm and 10pm (+1: 126k/0.6%) (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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BBC Three is third most popular channel on Saturday night

10 June 2012 4:46 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

BBC Three pipped both Channel 4 and Channel 5 to finish third among the networks on Saturday night. Classic Doctor Who (419k/2.2%), a second screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (1.22m/5.6%) and a repeat of Russell Howard's Good News (665k/3.9%) gave BBC Three an overall share of 4.5%. Channel 4's movie Definitely Maybe managed 843k (3.9%) from 7.30pm (+1: 202k/0.9%) and 8 Out of 10 Cats amused 1.31m (6.2%) at 9.45pm (+1: 198k/1.3%), as the network had 4.4% in peak time (+1: 0.9%) Big Brother topped Channel 5's night with 1.19m (6.3%) at 10pm, prior to which 1.12m (4.9%) watched Law & Order: Svu. The Richard Desmond broadcaster (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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Russell Howard on 'Good News' return: 'It takes over my life' - video

12 April 2012 5:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Russell Howard has said that he feels under pressure to please viewers with his new series of Good News. The comedian explained that he would rather throw himself into work on his BBC Three show than "feel terrible" about disappointing fans.

"My personal life suffers," he admitted to Digital Spy. "If you do something that has your name on it, it has to be good. "It's like an extension of your dissertation. I've not worked as hard on anything since being at university. Because it says Russell Howard's Good News it has to be good, or else I just feel terrible about myself. "So I might as well just do it well. Then see my girlfriend (more) »

- By Daniel Sperling

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