Overview by the Carat Broadcast Team
The X Factor ITV1 - numbers are based on all adults
The battle for Christmas number one started on Saturday night with the search for the next Leona Lewis or Leon Jackson. Dermot O’Leary presented the first of several weeks of auditions with judges Garry Barlow, Tulisa, Louise Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger, with a notable guest judge appearance by Scarey Spice who really lived up to her name. The show did 14.6 adults TVRs which equates to 7.2 million viewers with a 38.3% share; in Scotland the show had 14.5 adult TVRs with 566,000 viewers and a 37.5% share. Across the UK this is a 23% drop in adult viewers on the overnight figures from the first show of the last series.
Red or Black ITV1 - numbers are based on all adults
The game show presented by Ant & Dec returned to our screens on Saturday with a double bill. The first show did an average of 6 adults TVRs which equates to 3 million viewers with a 19.4% share; in Scotland the show did slightly better with 6.8 adult TVRs with 267,000 viewers and a 22.3% share. The second show saw the final four contestants’ try to guess who would win a spelling contest between Carol Vorderman and Jonathan Ross before the final two duelled for the £500,000 prize. The show did an average of 6.8 adults TVRs which equates to 3.4 million viewers with a 17.3% share; in Scotland the show again did slightly better with 7.1 adult TVRs with 279,000 viewers and a 17.2% share.
Jonathan Ross ITV1 - numbers are based on all adults
Kicking off the new series of this chat show were Olympic athletes Tom Daley, Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis along with Colin Farrell and Kelly Brook, with music from Rita Ora. The show did 6.5 adults TVRs which equates to 3.2 million viewers with a 18.8% share; in Scotland the show had 6.1 adult TVRs with 238,000 viewers and a 16.7% share.
The Last Weekend ITV1 - numbers are based on all adults
This new mini-series is a thriller drama based on the novel by Blake Morrison staring Rupert Penry-Jones, Shaun Evans and Genevieve O’Reilly. The first episode depicted two couples embarking on a cottage holiday together in the Suffolk countryside which quickly turns sour when rivalries, revelations and jealousy take over. The show did 6.2 adults TVRs which equates to 3 million viewers with a 14.1% share; in Scotland the show had 6.1 adult TVRs with 239,000 viewers and a 13.6% share.
All figures sourced from BARB overnight data as at 20/08/12
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