TV Overnights: BBC One's Spooks wins the peak-hour ratings

26 Oct 2010  |  Liz Jaques 
BBC Spooks Series 9

BBC One's long-running Spooks attracted the highest ratings during last night's 9pm to 10pm prime time slot with a peak audience of 5.2 million viewers.

The hour-long drama pulled in over 5.1 million average viewers and a 20.7% share ahead of ITV1's 9 o'clock drama Whitechapel, which picked up 4.6 million viewers and a 18.8% share.

Channel 5's final Rory and Paddy's Even Greater British Adventure came a not-so-close third place in the peak-hour ratings war with a lower 1.3 million viewers and a 5.6% share, followed by BBC Two's Horizon: Miracle Cure?, which banked an equal 1.3 million viewers but a slightly lower 5.4% share.

Over on Channel 4, the last in the series of Titanic: The Mission attracted just 1.1 million average viewers and a a 4.6% share between 9pm and 10pm, however, the channel's new game show The Million Pound Drop Live secured a decent 1.7 million average viewers in the post-10pm slot.

The soaps dominated the early evening slots as usual, with BBC One's Eastenders and ITV1's Corrie both claiming an impressive peak audience of 9.1 million viewers.

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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