Ratings round-up: ‘New Tricks’ attracts 7.4m viewers

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.

In a change from the scheduled episode (due to recent events in the media) the finale of Series 9 was shown a week earlier than planned and managed to beat ITV’s Monroe at a canter. James Nesbitt’s medical drama reached a new low of 2.7m (11.2%) viewers and probably can’t expect its fortunes to reverse next week, as it goes up against the rescheduled Episode 9 of New Tricks!

Also on Monday, ITV2’s supernatural comedy-drama Switch continued with 383k (2.1%) and Sky1’s new US import Arrow debuted with 888k viewers and a 3.6% audience share.

Both The Paradise and DCI Banks have both seemingly found a settled audience; the department store drama bagged 4.9m viewers on Tuesday whilst Stephen Tompkinson’s whodunnit deposited a healthy 4.7m people into its account on Wednesday in this week’s most pun-filled paragraph.

Finally, regular readers (and Steps fans) will know that Thursday is now “H Day” and this week Channel 5 finally joined the party as it launched Kevin Costner’s Hatfields & McCoys. The debut episode drew 1.3m (6.4%) but was still outperformed by the other channels’ H-monikered shows.

Hunted led the way with 3.2m (13.8%) viewers on BBC One, beating ITV1’s Homefront with 2.4m (10.2%) and the second episode of BBC Two sitcom Hebburn which had 1.5m (7.9%).

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

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