A round-up of ratings from across the weekend which included the finale of So You Think You Can Dance on BBC One on Saturday evening.
On Saturday evening the BBC’s latest dancing competition So You Think You Can Dance concluded with reasonable ratings. The series, based on the popular American series of the same name, was won by Charlie Bruce who wins £100,000 and the chance to appear on the American series. According to overnight ratings the finale was seen by 5.3 million viewers. So You Think You Can Dance has performed reasonably well for BBC One so far with most episodes rating over 5 million viewers. The series was fronted by Cat Deeley and amongst its judges were Arlene Phillips and Nigel Lythgoe. Following the finale was the latest episode of the medical drama Casualty which was seen by 6.2 million viewers. Live coverage of the Winter Olympics on BBC Two had 2.9 million for BBC Two for most of the evening while The Virtual Revolution had 1.1 million afterwards. Later in the evening American import Heroes continued to perform badly with 640,000 viewers at 11pm.
Over on ITV1 and Harry Hill’s TV Burp had 4.9 million viewers with dating show Take Me Out dropping down to 4.3 million viewers – last week it topped 5 million viewers. All Star Mr & Mrs had 4.6 million at 9pm. On Channel Four and movie Fantastic Four had 1.6 million viewers. Five had 1.2 and 1.8 million for two episodes of NCIS while CSI had 1.8 million viewers.
Dancing on Ice on ITV1 had 8.3 million between 7pm and 8.45 while the results show, which saw Dr Hilary Jones booted off the competition, had 7.2 million viewers. Sandwiched between the two editions of the dancing competition was African based drama Wild at Heart which had 7.3 million viewers while Piers Morgan’s interview with the Prime Minister Gordon Brown had 3.9 million viewers at 10.15.
Over on BBC One period drama Lark Rise to Candleford continued its third season with 6.3 million viewers – once again holding steady in the ratings. Seven Ages of Britain had 4.5 million following Lark Rise. Over on BBC Two continued coverage of the Winter Olympics had 2.5 million viewers. On BBC Three Being Human had 700,000 viewers while the latest episode of 24 on Sky One had 500,000 viewers.