The Grand National proved to be huge hit for BBC One on Saturday evening as a peak of 7 million viewers tuned in.
The Grand National proved to be huge hit for BBC One on Saturday evening as a peak of 7 million viewers tuned in. According rating figures the audiences for the race steadily built from 1.2 million up to a peak of 7 million during the race itself. BBC Two’s coverage of the Masters gold tournament gave it an average of 2 million viewers while ITV’s coverage of the Aston Villa/Chelsea game had 3.4 million viewers peaking at 4.9 million during the last part of the game.
As we reported yesterday Doctor Who pulled in 6.7 million viewers for BBC One at 6.20 while ITV’s network premier of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix had 5.8 million viewers. Over the Rainbow, which followed Doctor Who on BBC One, had 5.4 million viewers while Five had 1.7 million viewers for an episode of CSI: NY.