Ratings round-up: ‘The Paradise’ regains viewers with 5.2m

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The postponement of the football was also possibly the reason for a hike in viewers for Person of Interest on Channel 5, which was seen by 1.4m on Tuesday; 100k more than Dallas managed on Wednesday (1.3m viewers with a 5.6% share).

Channel 4 continued to struggle in the ratings this week as Fresh Meat failed to deliver for the second week with only 1m viewers (5.7%), whilst the recently-axed Shameless pulled in just 989k (6.5%) people.

Proving the ancient TV mantra that if your show begins with an ‘h’ then it must be shown on a Thursday, BBC Two launched the critically acclaimed Hebburn this week to a healthy audience of 1.8m (9.6%) at 10pm. Elsewhere, Hunted beat Homefront again with 3.4m (15.5%) viewers compared to the latter’s 2.3m (10.6%).

On Wednesday ITV1’s DCI Banks lost viewers for the second episode of its new run but still banked (sorry) a commanding 4.6m (20.4%).

Finally, the question on everyone’s lips is “did New Tricks get its comeuppance this week?”. Well, in a word, no. The crime-solving equivalent of Last of the Summer Wine attracted 7.3m (31.1%) viewers, comprehensively outperforming ITV1’s Monroe which only mustered 2.8m (11.9%).

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

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