A full round-up for Monday ratings with Daybreak starting the week once again on just 700,000 viewers while ITV drama DCI Banks once again had the better of BBC One’s Spooks.
As ever we start our round-up with the battle of the breakfast television programmes though it’s completely a one-sided battle; Daybreak is loosing! The first edition of Breakfast of the week on BBC One had an average audience of 1.4 million while Daybreak on ITV1 had an average of 700,000 viewers. Lorraine followed on ITV1 at 8.30 with 900,000 while controversial Jeremy Kyle Show had 1.3 million viewers.
The first edition of The One Show of the new week at 7pm had 4.1 million viewers for BBC One while Commonwealth Games coverage on BBC Two had 1.3 million viewers at the same time. Before that on BBC Two Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two pulled in 1.9 million viewers at 6.30pm. Teen-soap Hollyoaks on Channel Four at 6.30pm had 1.2 million viewers. At 7pm on ITV1 it was Emmerdale which started the week strongly with 7.2 million viewers while Channel Four News pulled in 900,000 viewers. At 7.30pm Saints and Scroungers attracted 3.5 million viewers for BBC One while Golf: Ryder Cup Highlights on BBC Two from 7.20 was seen by 2.6 million viewers. Coronation Street’s first episode of the evening had 9 million viewers for ITV1.
8pm and EastEnders was slightly behind its northern rivals with 8.8 million viewers while Countrywise on ITV1 had 4 million viewers. A new edition of Dispatches on Channel Four pulled 800,000 viewers. At 8.30pm investigative series Panorama pulled in 2.8 million viewers while Masterchef: The Professionals had 3.1 million viewers for BBC Two. The second edition of Coronation Street for ITV1 saw a slight rise to 9.1 million viewers. At 9pm BBC One’s spy series Spooks, which stars Richard Armitage, was once again beaten by ITV’s DCI Banks. The critically acclaimed BBC series had 5 million viewers compared with 5.8 million viewers for DCI Banks which starred Stephen Tompkinson. Horizon: The Death of the Oceans? on BBC Two at 9pm was seen by 2 million viewers while Titanic: The Mission had 1.5 million for Channel Four.
Channel Five’s best rating of the night was for Australian soap Neighbours at 5.30 which had 1.2 million viewers followed by Rory & Paddy’s Even Greater British Adventure at 9pm with 1.2 million viewers. The Gadget Show had 1.1 million viewers at 8pm. Home & Away also performed well for the broadcaster with 1 million viewers at 6pm.