BBC One’s Traffic Cops managed to beat their fictional counterparts of Sun Hill in The Bill last night. EastEnders was the most watched programme of Tuesday evening with 8.5 million viewers.
The Bill once again struggled in the ratings last night in its new Tuesday evening slot. The long-running cop-drama was shunted to a Tuesday slot last week with no publicity or warning meaning many fans are probably unaware of what happened to the drama. ITV announced last month it was axing the series because of poor ratings following a revamp of The Bill last year. Last night on BBC One Traffic Cops had 4.2 million viewers while The Bill was just below the 3 million mark with 2.9 million viewers. Earlier in the evening Holby City on BBC One nearly broke the 6 million point with 5.9 million against Who Wants to be a Millionaire on ITV1 which had 3.3 million.
On Channel Four at 9pm Heston’s Titanic Feast had 2.4 million while BBC Two’s documentary series of Great Ormond Street held steady with 2.3 million viewers. CSI had 2.2 million for Five. EastEnders was the most watched programme, and soap, of Tuesday evening with 8.5 million viewers with an additional 830,000 viewers watching the BBC Three repeat at 10pm – pushing the combined figure nearer to 10m. Emmerdale had 6.7 million for ITV1 at 7pm while daytime soap Doctors had 1.6 million viewers and Hollyoaks had 1.2 million for Channel Four.