Ratings round-up: ‘New Tricks’ and ‘Mrs Biggs’ add viewers

As predicted last week, the introduction of Denis Lawson to New Tricks added 300k viewers to the popular police procedural.

It’s safe to say that Monday nights belong to New Tricks. 7.4m (30.1%) viewers tuned in for the latest instalment from the geriatric crime fighters on BBC One, more than double the 3.4m (14%) that were entertained by Leaving over on ITV1 at the same time.

Later that night Citizen Khan continued to attract over 2 million viewers in the post-news slot with 2.3m and a 16.4% share of the audience.

Over on BBC Three the first term of Bad Education came to an end on Tuesday with 598k (3.1%) viewers. This is a disappointing end for the first series of Jack Whitehall’s sitcom, which was drawing almost 1m viewers per episode earlier in its run.

Mrs Biggs continued to add viewers this week as its third episode attracted 4.1m (17.8%) on Wednesday, whilst The Bletchley Circle’s final episode on Thursday was seen by 3.8m viewers.

The concluding episode of Warren Brown’s Good Cop on BBC One was quite rightly postponed due to tragic events in Greater Manchester. There is no news yet on when this episode will now air.

Finally, there were mixed fortunes for Channel 5 as Person of Interest continued to perform strongly in its Tuesday slot with 1.2m (5.1%) viewers, but Dallas slid to 1.6m (6.8%) on Wednesday. This is bad news for the Southfork folk as it means the show has lost nearly half its audience since the opening episode only two weeks ago.

Watch a clip from Bad Education

All data was supplied by Attentional, Digital Spy and The Guardian.

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