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Gareth's Invictus Choir once again secures 9pm slot for BBC One

Gareth's Invictus Choir once again secures 9pm slot for BBC One

Thursday's TV brought another evening of Paralympic sporting action, with BBC One's coverage of the Invictus Games 2016 kicking off at 8pm before yet another one of those inspirational choir shows secured the 9pm slot.

2.4 million viewers tuned in for yesterday's trip to Orlando, with Gabby Logan and Daraine Mulvihill on presenting duties for yesterday's wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby, resulting in a 13% share.

Afterwards on BBC One was the second and final part of Gareth's Invictus Choir (9pm), in which the seasoned choirmaster tasked his group of injured ex-service men and women to write a song and perform it at the opening ceremony.

Last week the emotional journey pulled in 3.6 million viewers, with the choir assembly securing the 9pm slot.

Interestingly, last night's conclusion netted the exact same audience, with a 19% share ensuring the choir's performance in front of Prince Harry and Michelle Obama was the most watched show in its timeslot.

There were a variety of dangerous animals available on BBC Two's line-up starting with that bloke who sleeps with camels in awkwardly titled Kangaroo Dundee and Other Animals Part 2 - Natural World.

1.5 million watched as Chris Barnes struggled with his adoptive baby kangaroo Roger (a hospital visit was involved) before moving on to a much more manageable Koala Bear named Peter. The concluding part of the fascinating visit to Alice Springs secured an 8% share.

A little more feral where the ye olde time street gangs of Peaky Blinders at 9pm. The show returned last week for a third run with 2 million viewers, while last night saw Cillian Murphy's Shelby get a break from miserable 1920s Birmingham by visiting grim 1920s London, resulting in 1.7 million viewers and a 19% share.

A bit earlier, ITV was busy tackling some issues with Children of the Migrant Crisis: Tonight pulling in 1.9 million viewers and an 11% share at 7:30pm, while workplace doc Bargain Shop Wars secured 2.3 million viewers and a 12% share at 8:30pm.

9pm brought the third and final part of feel-good medical marvel show What Would Be Your Miracle? Last night saw Emma Willis meet some more brave patients who were facing life changing operations, resulting in 1.7 million and a 9% share.

On Channel 4, property pervs Kirstie and Phil were back messing around with other people's homes, with the latest Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It bringing in 1.5 million viewers and an 8% share at 8pm.

Afterwards at 9pm, 24 Hours in Police Custody focused in on one particular case in which a drunken punch resulted in a young man's death. The immediate aftermath and conflicting accounts of events resulted in 1.7 million viewers and a 9% share.

Channel 5 celebrated the prime time window by airing two typically grim documentaries. At 8pm the latest slice of life on the fringes from On Benefits: Life on the Dole was watched by 731,000 viewers and a 4% share, while scenes of extremely stressed out parents on Violent Child, Desperate Parents brought in 770,000 viewers and a 4% share at 9pm.

Earlier at 7pm on ITV, Emmerdale went from depressing to proper gloomy as a brief moment of happiness for the newly-renamed Aaron Dingle's life quickly turned to some more tragedy.


5.1 million viewers tuned in at 7pm to see the troubled youngster cry some more, resulting in a 33% share before falling slightly to 4.9 million viewers and a 27% share at 8pm.

BBC One's EastEnders took the day's top spot at 7:30pm, with emotional scenes between a terminally ill Peggy Mitchell and her newly sober (boooo!) son Phil securing 5.5 million viewers and a 33% share.

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. Overnight data supplied by TRP are based on 15 minute slot averages. This may differ from tape checked figures, which are based on a programme's actual start and end time.

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