Strong return for Who Do You Think You Are?

The return of Who Do You Think You Are? to BBC One on Monday evening proved a hit with audiences as presenter and entertainer Bruce Forsyth traced his family roots. Elsewhere Identity managed to claim back in the ratings somewhat following its fall last week against thriller The Silence.


The first episode of the latest series of genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? proved a hit with audiences on Monday evening. The new series kicked off on BBC One with entertainer and presenter Bruce Forsyth tracing his family roots and was seen by 6.6 million viewers. In recent weeks the BBC has aired several episodes of the American version of Who Do You Think You Are? which featured Sarah Jessica Parker and Brooke Shields trace their families. The series has consistently proved a hit for BBC One pulling in strong ratings across its seasons.


Who Do You Think You Are? comfortably beat new ITV drama Identity, which stars Keeley Hawes, but the crime series did recover slightly from last week’s fall. The second episode of Identity tumbled down the ratings last week with just 3.9 million viewers against the opening instalment of thriller The Silence on BBC One. This week Identity recovered slightly with 4.2 million viewers tuning in. Elsewhere last night and Big Brother had 2.2 million viewers for Channel Four at 9.30pm while Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA only managed to break the million mark when figures from timeshift are added in. According to overnight figures 930k watched with an additional 120k via Channel Four’s timeshift channel.