Ratings round-up: ‘What Remains’ finale clicks with 4.3m viewers

Two crime dramas came to an end last Sunday with Vera continuing to draw in more viewers than What Remains.

4.6m (22.2%) tuned in to see the last episode in the current series of Brenda Blethyn’s female sleuth, whilst 4.3m (17.9%) caught the end of BBC One’s whodunit.

Doc Martin continues to be the show to beat on Mondays, gaining viewers since last week, with 7.2m (31.7%). Also gaining viewers this week was New Tricks with 6.6m (28.5%) on Tuesday, but this is still down on the 7-million or so who followed Series 9 last year.

Another show performing below standards set by previous outings is Whitechapel, with a steady 3m (14%) for ITV on Wednesday, whilst new BBC One comedy Father Figure made the transfer from radio to TV and tickled a meagre 1.9m in the 10.35pm slot.

BBC Two’s star-studded Peaky Blinders lost viewers on Thursday as the second episode entertained 2.1m viewers and 9.7% of the audience share. The Guilty over on ITV concluded this week with a verdict of 2.9m (13.2%) viewers.

Channel 5’s top rated show this week was unsurprisingly CSI: NY with 1.2m, and Bad Education continues to do well on BBC Three with 833k (4.7%) viewers.

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

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