Ratings round-up: ‘Doc Martin’ returns to treat 7.6m viewers

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This figure is, however, considerably lower than the 10m+ who watched the final episode of the last series.

The rest of the week belonged to crime dramas and it is perhaps difficult to ignore the lack of variety in TV drama at the moment. New Tricks, and its relatively new line-up of old dogs, continues to draw in the viewers with 7.4m (33.5). The best crime figures ITV could arrest up came in the shape of Vera on Sunday with 4.9m (22.9%) people tuning in.

The second episode of What Remains sadly shed viewers with 3.7m (15.6%) but managed to perform on a par with Whitechapel which returned for its fourth series this week with 3.8m (17.4%) viewers. Also falling short of the 4 million mark was ITV’s The Guilty which debuted with 3.6m viewers and an audience share of 15.4% on Thursday.

A crime show with a difference also concluded this week as Sky1’s A Touch of Cloth II came to a hilarious end with 208k (1%) viewers.

Finally, as usual, CSI: NY came top of the US imports on Channel 5 with 1.2m (5.5%) whilst a double bill of NCIS on last Saturday managed 685k (3.6%) and 887k (3.2%) respectfully.

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

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