3.4m join Oz and James for 'Drink'
Published Jan 11 2009, 09:53 GMT | By Neil Wilkes Oz Clarke
and James May's new series for BBC Two made a strong debut in the ratings on Tuesday night, easily beating ITV1's competition.Oz and James Drink To Britain
, following the pair on a journey to find the best of British drink, pulled in 3.44m (14.7%) over 30 minutes from 8pm. ITV1's one-off documentary Planning Wars
, about the environmental effects of new developments, had a dismal 1.8m (7.5%) for the 8pm hour.
The latest episode of Masterchef
kept up the pace with 3.05m (12.6%) for BBC Two at 8.30pm and on Channel 4, Country House Rescue
logged 2.34m (9.8%). Five had 1.19m (5%) for a Pyramids-themed Secrets of Egypt
but BBC One comfortably won the hour with 6.04m (25.4%) for Holby City
The channel kept the lead at 9pm with 4.76m (20.2%) for update show Crimewatch Solved
, while on ITV1, Claire Sweeney - My Big Fat Diet
appealed to 3.15m (13.4%).
The latest edition of Celebrity Big Brother
brought in 3.09m (13.1%) to Channel 4, with a further 430k (2.7%) watching on Channel 4+1. BBC Two had 2.45m (10.4%) for new documentary Nicholas Crane's Britannia: The Great Elizabethan Journey
and on Five, two episodes of CSI
interested 1.55m (6.6%) and 1.2m (6.8%).
Earlier, an hour-long Emmerdale
pulled in 6.64m (28.9%) to ITV1. EastEnders
still drew the best numbers of the day though, with 7.28m (30.8%) for BBC One at 7.30pm and a further 1.2m (6.8%) for BBC Three at 10pm.Hollyoaks
drew 2.05m (9.6%) to Channel 4 at 6.30pm, then E4's first look managed 722k (3.6%) at 7pm (+1: 98k, 0.5%). On Five, Neighbours
had 1.52m (9.1%) and Home & Away
had 1.04m (5.2%).
BBC One won primetime with an average share of 23.6% (last week:
20.9%) to ITV1's 15.4% (19.1%). BBC Two took 9.3% (10.3%) for third, followed by Channel 4 with 8.8% (6.9%) and Five with 5% (4.8%).Ratings data supplied by Attentional