ITV’s latest edition of Miss Marple, starring Julia McKenzie as the famous Agatha Christie sleuth, beat the latest edition of BBC One’s genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? The latest edition of the genealogy focused on Australian actor Jason Donovan famous for his roles in Neighbours and ITV’s flop soap Echo Beach.
ITV’s latest edition of Miss Marple, starring Julia McKenzie as the famous Agatha Christie sleuth, beat the latest edition of BBC One’s genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? According to overnight ratings Marple: The Pale Horse was seen by 5.3 million viewers between 9pm and 10pm, with ratings dropping slightly to 4.7 million for the final half hour of the film. The novel was adapted for ITV’s Marple series despite the fact that although written by Christie it doesn’t feature the sleuth in it – however, the series has previously adapted novels by Christie which didn’t feature Marple in them either. Who Do You Think You Are?, which featured Australian actor Jason Donovan, was seen by 4.9 million viewers at 9pm on BBC One. Donovan is best known for his role of Scott Robinson in the 1980s in Neighbours and returned to the world of soap several years ago for ITV’s flop Echo Beach.
Elsewhere last night and at 9pm on BBC Two Dragon’s Den secured 2.7 million viewers followed by Grandma’s House which had 1.3 million. Channel Four’s I Am A Slave had 1.2 million between 8.30 and 10pm. Ultimate Big Brother pulled in 2 million viewers at 10pm for Channel Four.
More ratings to follow