Countryfile beats Survival
BBC One’s rural affairs programme Countryfile had the better of Survival on ITV1 last night as Ray Mears debut on the series was seen by just 2.3 million viewers. Foyle’s War held steady in the ratings and once again managed to beat BBC One drama A Passionate Woman.
BBC One’s rural affairs programme Countryfile had the better of Survival on ITV1 last night as Ray Mears debut on the series was seen by under 3 million viewers. According to overnight figures BBC One’s Countryfile had over twice the audience of long running wildlife series Survival with 6.7 million viewers compared with 2.3 million for ITV. The audience for Countryfile has steadily increased over recent weeks with 3.3 million two weeks ago and 4.8 million last week.
In the battle of the dramas Foyle’s War once again had the better of Kay Mellor drama A Passionate Woman. The detective drama, starring Michael Kitchen, held steady in the ratings with 6.2 million viewers. However, while A Passionate Woman, which starred Billie Piper and Sue Johnston, was behind it did see a slight increase in ratings. The second and final part of the drama had 5.1 million viewers. On BBC Two new Louis Theroux documentary America’s Medicated Kids had 2.1 million viewers which was slightly down on his more recent documentaries. Come Dine With Me on Channel Four had 2.7 million viewers.