The third season of Mistresses continued to lose viewers last night as its second episode dipped below 4 million viewers while a documentary on the Princess Royal was seen by nearly 4 million viewers.

The third season of Mistresses continued to lose viewers last night as its second episode dipped below 4 million viewers. The BBC One drama, starring Sarah Parish and Joanna Lumley, returned for its third season last week with 4 million viewers. The figure for the opening episode was down on previous years but the drama is in a new Thursday evening slot rather than the Tuesday evening slot it previously occupied. Last night’s second episode of the drama saw figures fall below the 4 million mark with 3.8 million viewers according to overnight ratings – the BBC commissioned a final season of Mistresses to wrap up all the storylines. Elsewhere last night Celebrity Masterchef was seen by 4.6 million at 8pm while following the BBC News a documentary on Princess Anne, the Princess Royal. The Inside Sport documentary on the Princess, to mark her 60th birthday, was seen by 3.8 million viewers.

 

Over on ITV1 at 9pm Police, Camera, Action! had 3.4 million viewers while Channel Four had 2.1 million viewers for Undercover Boss at the same time. Victorian Pharmacy was seen by 2 million viewers on BBC Two at 9pm with The Hotel Inspector on Channel Five also securing 2 million viewers at 9pm. The latest Big Brother coverage on Channel Four had 2.2 million at 10pm for the broadcaster.

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