Overnight ratings revealed that ITV’s new culinary series, Marco’s Kitchen Burnout, made a very bad start last night with less than 3 million viewers. Elsewhere BBC’s 1980s cop-drama Ashes to Ashes continued its lacklustre performance as ratings fail to climb above 5 million viewers. In the soaps EastEnders bounced back from Thursday’s lull while Coronation Street slipped behind.
Overnight ratings revealed that ITV’s new culinary series, Marco’s Kitchen Burnout, made a very bad start last night with less than 3 million viewers. It looks as though Kitchen Burnout will be another dud for ITV just as Michael Winner’s recent show was Popstar to Opera Star before that. The broadcaster has struggled to find a successful show for the 9pm slot for some time. The Michael Winner series for ITV was axed because of poor ratings and last night Kitchen Burnout got off to a bad start – just 2.7 million viewers. On BBC One at the same time 1980s cop-drama Ashes to Ashes continued its lacklustre performance with under 5 million viewers. However, its rating of 4.8 million viewers was enough to win it the slot.
Elsewhere at 9pm Indian Hill Railways on BBC Two had 2 million viewers while Embarrassing Bodies on Channel Four had 2.7 million viewers. American import The Mentalist on Five had 2 million viewers. Soap wise Emmerdale had 6.4 million viewers at 7pm while Coronation Street under performed somewhat with 7.9 million viewers at 7.30pm dropping to 7.5 million for the soap’s second instalment at 8.30pm. BBC One soap EastEnders bounced back from Thursdays lull in ratings with 8 million viewers at 8pm.