The audience for So You Think You Can Dance held steady on Saturday evening although an appearance by Alexandra Burke helped boost the ratings for the results show. Meanwhile on Sunday evening Dancing on Ice enjoyed another strong evening while Celebrity Big Brother continued to struggle in the ratings. Saturday
The audience for So You Think You Can Dance held steady on Saturday evening as the new dancing competition logged more or less the same audience as last week. According to early figures 5.5 million viewers watched the latest edition of the series which is fronted by Cat Deeley and has Arlene Phillips and Nigel Lythgoe on its panel of judges. However, its results show later in the evening did see a rise in ratings thanks to an appearance by the 2008 winner of the X-Factor, Alexandra Burke. The results show pulled in 5.4 million viewers which was up 400,000 viewers on the previous Saturday’s figures. Meanwhile medial drama Casualty enjoyed 6 million viewers – down on the 6.4 million who tuned in last week but the adverse weather conditions last week doubtless helped it pull in a larger audience.
Over on ITV1 and new dating series Take Me Out was seen by 4.4 million viewers which was down 100,000 on last week’s figure. All Star Mr & Mrs was seen by 5 million viewers which saw a drop of 400,000 viewers from last week. On Channel Four a weekend update of Celebrity Big Brother performed poorly with 2.3 million viewers compared with 2.5 million for last week’s weekend edition. On BBC Two a new episode of Heroes didn’t even break the million mark with just 800,000 viewers interested in the struggling superhero drama.
The third season of period drama Lark Rise to Candleford continued its run on BBC One on Sunday evening and attracted 6.2 million viewers – a good strong figure though down somewhat on last week’s opening episode of 6.8 million. The concluding episode of the second season of Wallander was seen by 4.3 million viewers. The BBC has confirmed a third series of the Swedish detective drama has been commissioned.
Over on ITV1 and Dancing on Ice enjoyed 8.5 million viewers with 6.8 million viewers returning later on for the results show which saw comedian Bobby Davro booted off the competition. The comedian and actor Gary Lucy were in the skate-off together but the judges decided to save former Hollyoaks actor Gary Lucy over the comedian. African based drama Wild at Heart enjoyed another strong episode with 7 million viewers.
Elsewhere Celebrity Big Brother was seen by 2.4 million and a new episode of Being Human interested 1.1 million on BBC Three.