The Body Farm beats 71 Degrees North

The Body FarmWaking the Dead spin-off The Body Farm outperformed ITV’s celebrity endurance series 71 Degrees North last night.

The crime drama, starring Tara FitzGerald and Keith Allen, launched last week with 5.3 million viewers and to a mixed response from critics. The Body Farm lost some half a million viewers for its second outing last night with 4.7 million returning. However, the figure was way ahead of 71 Degrees North on ITV1 at the same time. The Celebrity endurance series, with contestants including Martin Kemp, had just 2.6 million viewers.