Wednesday Ratings Round-Up: Midsomer Murders Tops 6 Million Viewers
Wednesday evening saw ITV’s bonkers drama Midsomer Murders top 6 million viewers, its best performance for several months, while Hollyoaks on Channel Four dropped below 1 million viewers.
Wednesday morning’s edition of Breakfast on BBC One was seen by 1.6 million viewers while Daybreak on ITV1 held steady at 700,000 viewers. In the evening the mid-week edition of magazine programme The One Show saw its usual drop as 4.9 million viewers tuned in. At 7.30pm on BBC One Rip Off Britain had 5.2 million viewers. On ITV1 Emmerdale had another strong night in the lead-up to the big fire which will rip through the village. The Yorkshire soap had 8.3 million viewers at 7pm while a repeat off The Unforgettable Pat Phoenix at 7.30pm had 4.3 million viewers. At 6.30pm on Channel Four teen-soap Hollyoaks dropped below 1 million viewers with 983,000 viewers. However, the ratings from Four’s time-shift channel does push Hollyoaks over 1 million viewers. At 7pm the Channel Four News had 900,000 viewers.
From 8.10pm on BBC One film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom had 4 million viewers. A new edition of Midsomer Murders on ITV1 had a strong 6.1 million viewers which makes last night’s episode the dramas best performance in months. At 8pm on Channel Four Arthur Hell on High Water had 900,000 viewers followed by Hugh’s Fish Fight with 2.1 million viewers. At 10pm the third episode in the new series of Shameless had 2.8 million viewers for Channel Four and at 10.45 a new series of Film 2011 with Claudia Winkleman had 1.1 million viewers. Elsewhere last night Australian soap Neighbours saw its ratings rise slightly as 1.3 million viewers tuned in to Channel Five at 5.30pm. Five’s best rating for the night was for NCIS at 9pm which had 1.5 million viewers while The Battle of Britain: The Lost Evidence at 8pm had 1.1 million viewers.