Simon Amstell's 'Grandma's House' concludes with 740,000 for BBC Two
Published May 25 2012, 10:46 BST | By Paul Millar Grandma's House
rose in the Thursday night ratings for the second week running but still performed below BBC Two's 10pm slot average.
Series two's last episode of the sitcom, which featured Tanya and Clive's second wedding, logged 742k (4.1%) - a turnaround from a fortnight ago
Despite growing in critical acclaim, this year's run has been less popular on TV than its first series in 2010, compounding rumours that the BBC may not commission a third.
The Chelsea Flower Show (1.73m/8.7%) and The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate
(2.21m/10.5%) preceded Grandma's House
on BBC Two.
Elsewhere, Long Lost Family
's penultimate edition dipped to 3.96m (19.5%) on ITV1 at 9pm, but added 275k on +1. The Davina McCall/Nicky Campbell series, which had been solid before last night, was not helped by a lower-than-usual lead-in from Coronation Street
Hot weather also seemed to affect BBC One, which could only muster 2.91m (14.6%) for Planet Earth Live
in the 8pm hour, and 2.08m (10.2%) for a Diamond Jubilee special of National Treasures
an hour later.The Hoarder Next Door
anchored Channel 4's schedule with 1.95m (9.6%) at 9pm (+1: 942k), prior to which Phil Spencer: Secret Agent
interested 1.02m (5.1%) from 8pm (+1: 146k). 24 Hours in A and E
capped a fairly solid night with 1.17m (7.2%) at 10pm (+1: 156k).
Meanwhile, The True Story
(656k/3.4%) and Cowboy Builders
(670k/3.3%) were low scoring for Channel 5 between 8pm and 10pm.
Overall, ITV1 led primetime with 21.9% (+1: 0.9%), comfortably beating BBC One which had 17.7%. BBC Two claimed third place with 7.6%, ahead of Channel 4's 6.6% (+1: 1%), and Channel 5's 3.3% (+1: 0.1%).> Read today's multichannel ratings for Thursday hereBARB ratings data supplied by Attentional