BBC One's new six-part drama Last Tango in Halifax made an excellent start on Tuesday with 6.2m viewers and a 25.6% share of the audience.
Merlin continued to consistently pull in a strong audience last weekend as 5.5m (21.9%) viewers watched ‘The Dark Tower’.
Russell T. Davies’ new childrens’ show Wizards and Aliens launched this week on CBBC with 474k (3%) viewers.
Downton Abbey attracted 9.5m viewers at the weekend, despite losing out as Sunday’s most watched show to Strictly Come Dancing.
The BBC once again thrashed ITV in the 9pm Monday night drama slot as New Tricks showed no sign of slacking with 7.4m (30.4%) viewers.
Downton Abbey continues to dominate the Sunday schedules, with the latest episode attracting a mighty 10.1m viewers.
As the rain poured down in Warsaw the ratings looked sunnier for The Paradise as a 22% share of the audience and 5.2m people tuned in to Episode 4.
Once again Downton Abbey was the most watched show on a Sunday night as it beat stablemate The X Factor for the second time in three weeks.
The new series of crime drama DCI Banks debuted this week with a strong 4.7m viewers.
Merlin filled the Doctor-shaped hole in BBC One’s Saturday schedules this weekend and did so with style, drawing in an impressive 5.5m (23.5%) viewers.