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Liz Jaques 

TV Overnights: Silent Witness draws in 7m viewers

Silent Witness

BBC One's Silent Witness continued with more than seven million peak viewers during last night's all-important 9pm to 10pm slot.

The popular crime drama easily secured the peak ratings with 6.9 million average viewers and a 26.6% audience share during the peak-hour ahead of ITV1's The Biggest Loser and Channel 4's One Born Every Minute.

The Biggest Loser attracted 3.4 million average viewers and a 13.4% share between 9pm and 10pm, while the emotional fly-on-the-wall documentary One Born Every Minute pulled in 2.3 million average viewers and a 9.1% share.

Over on BBC Two, the third episode of Horizon: Science Under Attack achieved an average audience of 1.3 million viewers and a 5% audience share during the peak-hour.

At the same time, 1.1 million viewers tuned in to Channel 5 for the 9 o'clock film Layer Cake, starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller.

The soaps dominated the pre-watershed ratings. BBC One's Eastenders and ITV1's Coronation Street both banked an equal 9.7 million peak viewers, while ITV1's Emmerdale secured 8.1 million.

Overnight data is available each morning in's TV Database, with all BARB registered subscribers able to view reports for terrestrial networks and key multi-channel stations.

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