Celebrity Big Brother recovers 3m viewers as female housemates face eviction

LONDON - Celebrity Big Brother climbed back to 3m viewers last night as the housemates discovered who is up for eviction this week.

Last night's one-hour instalment was watched by 3m viewers and a 12.6% share of the audience at 9pm, according to unofficial overnight figures, after recent episodes fell below the 3m viewers mark.

The four female housemates -- Michelle, Mutya, Tina and Ulrika -- were nominated for eviction in Friday's public vote. It is the second time Ulrika has been nominated, last week she was up against glamour model Lucy who proved to be the least popular and evicted.

Including viewers on Channel 4+1, the show had 3.2m viewers and a 13.7% share of the audience.

BBC One's light-hearted crime drama 'New Tricks', in which an eccentric bunch of ex-policemen are brought out of retirement to investigate unsolved crimes, won the 9pm slot with 4.7m viewers and a 19.8% share of the audience.

The second part of 'Nicholas Crane's Britannia: The Great Elizabethan Journey' brought BBC Two 2.2m viewers and a 9.2% share of the audience in the 9pm-10pm slot.

ITV1's 'Extreme Slimmers', a look at how five individuals have shed over 100 stone between them through drastic measures, captured 2.4m viewers and a 10.2% share of the audience in the 9pm-10pm slot.

The UK's most watched US import, 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', earnt Five 3.9m viewers and a 16.3% share of the audience in the same slot.

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