Wednesday Ratings: Rise in ratings for The One Show

Overnight ratings for The One Show reveal another rise in ratings for the popular BBC One magazine programme while Ultimate Big Brother on Channel Four attracted over 3 million viewers. A Wednesday outing for Holby City managed to beat UEFA coverage on ITV1 but only narrowly.


The midweek edition of The One Show saw a rise in ratings according to overnight figures. The rise in ratings for Wednesday’s The One Show in stark contrast to the previous week’s episode which saw a dip in viewers – dropping to below 4 million viewers. However, that wasn’t the case last night as viewers continue to warm to new hosts Jason Manford and Alex Jones. According to the latest rating figures ratings rose from 4.3 million on Tuesday evening to 4.7 million for last night’s edition. Against The One Show at 7pm was Emmerdale on ITV1 which had 6.3 million viewers.


At 7.30 on BBC One there was an extra edition of medical drama Holby City – scheduled to clear the backlog caused by the World Cup earlier in the Summer which saw episodes postponed. The extra edition of Holby City pulled in 4.7 million viewers which, while down on its average rating for its Tuesday evening slot, was still enough to beat ITV1 at 7.30 with its UEFA Champion’s League coverage of the Tottenham game which had 4.3 million viewers between 7.30pm and 10pm. BBC Two at 7pm had 1.6 million viewers for Mountain Gorilla.


After Holby City on BBC One was factual series Great British Waste Menu which had a decent 5.1 million viewers. BBC Two at 8pm had Coast with 3 million viewers followed at 9pm by The Wounded Platoon which had 1.2 million viewers. How To Look Good Naked at 8pm on Channel Four had 1.8 million viewers with documentary My New Brain at 9pm attracting 2.1 million viewers. Ultimate Big Brother at 10pm saw ratings for Channel Four rise above the 3 million mark with 3.4 million viewers tuning in – considerably higher than the 2.2 million average viewers who have been tuning in for the regular series. Ultimate Big Brother has seen previous housemates such as Samuel Preston, Brian Dowling and this year’s winner Josie Gibson re-enter the house to compete for the title of Ultimate Big Brother Winner.